It's safe to say that you could find 5 -6 or more people sharing living accomadations to save on rent. I seen this every year i was living / working in Park City.
It's just not happening in Park City, it's happening here in Tahoe, Jackson, Vail, Aspen, any major ski resort area.
It's a yearly thing and it will continue to go on, till some one wakes up and realizes ,that with out these hard working employess, who are making sacrfices, to have some fun for a season, are paying thru the nose to squeak out a survival.
Park city does have a organztion that helps the seasonal employee find affordable housing. But if you don't start looking at the end of the season, your going to be in a struggle for the next season.
I think the city fathers in all resort towns should be able to come up with a law that prohibits out of this world rents for the seasonal employee. They all ready can make laws regarding where vacations rentals can be located.
Some resort do offer some dorm style iving arrangements for employess, but thats about it. No kitchens,(unless the rules have lossend up) no cooking in rooms. So the person is having to eat all thier meals in over priced resturants.
The other side to this, resort such as PCMR,DV and The Canyons, do have employee only shuttles to and from PC, from SLC, Provo,Odgen.
Sundance does not dictate what a home owner charges the seasonal employee. It's only a two week thing, wheres as the seasonal employee is in town for 5 maybe 6 months.
In all the surveys i hadfilled out about affordable houseing, not once was Sundance listed as a cause to the high rents. If the Sundance Film Fest, was to pick up and move to another place, the rents would still be ski high.
The first place i rented when i lived in the PC area was out at Powderwood at Kimbill JCT. I rented a furnished one bedroom one bath, for $600. a month during the ski season. It dropped to $525. in the off season.
Now days that same condo would go for $800.00 a month. The manager I had worked for , had a 2 bedroom condo there, he paid $200,000 to buy it, sold it for $265,000 when he was ready to buy a stand alone home.
In short resorts and other employeers need to pay better wages. But then they would pass those cost onto us the consumer, to offset the higher wages. When i left in 2003 Burger King was paying as a starting wage $10. hr.
As for BCC / LCC 90% of the resort employees live in the 'burbs' of the Salt Lake Valley.