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Biking And Wine In Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jun 21, 2017

Old Town Cellars in Park CityPark City is back in National Geographic again, this time in America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns - To foster authentic bike culture, a town needs more than just high quality trails. These 20 mountain bike hamlets around the country (in no particular order) offer bucket-list rides, new trail development, a variety of outdoor recreation, and a fun, bike-friendly vibe. Bike on.

Park City, Utah - The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) designates destinations as “ride centers” when they offer something for every rider, from backcountry epics to beginner-friendly singletrack. Of the 37 in the world, the first gold-level status was awarded to Park City. Beyond the sheer quantity of trails—about 400 miles of singletrack—Park City’s active and productive bike community has helped link them in a highly functional, user-friendly network.

Park City’s trail options include long, flat cruises, intermediate rolling terrain, and alpine singletrack with challenging climbs and thrilling descents. There are even lengthy tours like Mid-Mountain and Wasatch Crest. Plus, Deer Valley, Canyons Resort, and Park City Mountain Resort (now one property) all offer lift-assisted riding, which makes access to the higher alpine trails even easier. Gravity aficionados flock to Canyons Bike Park for its freeride trails (the lifts also access 20 miles of cross-country trails).

The town of Park City boasts scores of bars and restaurants, affordable accommodations (for a ski town), tons of kid activities, and cultural events like concerts.

Only a few weeks away is the Park City Food and Wine Classic July 6-9, 2017. This is the event where master winemakers, culinary greats, and distinguished guests gather to play, wine, and dine in beautiful Park City, Utah. Experience more than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors, and locally-made products at this ultimate food and wine experience.

Whether you are a full-fledged foodie or an emerging gourmand, you are sure to find more than one event to whet your appetite at the Classic. There is something for everyone – from food and wine tastings, to seminars and cooking demonstrations, to outdoor adventures with food & wine influences, there are tastes and temptations at every turn.

Tickets - Tickets are now on sale for all seminars and another great year of events.

Schedule - From Grand Tastings to outdoor adventures and seminars, there’s so much to do.

Beneficiary - The Park City Food and Wine Classic is proud to benefit the People’s Health Clinic, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization providing quality healthcare to the uninsured in Summit and Wasatch counties.

Next week we dive into the Park City Transit System (Electric Buses) and other upcoming events around town.

(Blog Picture - Old Town Cellars in Park City)

Our Favorite Town

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jun 14, 2017

Our favorite town is no stranger to awards and accolades. So this week we thought we would share a few of the publications that rank Park City among the top cities and towns in American (and even the world). There may not be a perfect place, but if you ask us (and apparently editors and travelers across the globe) Park City is pretty close.

Conde Nast Traveler - #1 Friendliest Cities: Park City is a "friendlier and more casual" mountain town, where even at the height of winter ski season or the Sundance Film Festival in January, "the locals were extremely friendly and welcoming." World & U.S. - #1 Park City, Utah & The Best Small City in the U.S #6 Park City, Utah

An iconic mountain town frequented by ski buffs and Sundance festees, Park City was this year voted one of Traveler’s friendliest cities in the world—and for good reason. Though most popular in the winter, Park City shines in all seasons: For spring, summer, and fall hiking and mountain biking, the city has nearly 400 miles of maintained trails. Mark off time for a stroll (or two) down picturesque Main Street, and don’t miss nearby Utah Olympic Park, which comprises a museum but is still used as an Olympic training facility today.

L.A. Times 17 Destinations for 2017 - #8 Park City is 45 minutes from the Salt Lake City airport. It has an old-fashioned Main Street. And it has the biggest ski resort in the country: Park City Mountain Resort, which combined with Canyons Resort in 2015, setting off changes all over town.

Chef John Murcko’s Firewood Restaurant opened in December at 306 Main St. At 314 Main, visitors can browse landscape photos at David Beavis Gallery. At 509 Main, get caffeine from Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters. At 738 Main, get a sugar fix at Peace, Love & Little Donuts. At 890 Main, taste wine at Old Town Cellars, a private-label winery. (All opened in 2016.)

Trip Advisor Top Destinations on the Rise #2 Only 35 minutes from the SLC Airport, Park City's rugged beauty is complemented by over 100 restaurants and bars, open air concerts, numerous spas and health clubs, plays, independent film screenings, a series of world-class events and festivals, and as many kinds of lodging as there are people.

Travel & Leisure - America’s Favorite Towns #1 Outdoor bliss meets artistic street cred: America’s winning town offers snow, sunshine, and a good chance of celeb-spotting. Readers gave the city near-perfect marks for its weather and for its festivals—thanks in part, no doubt, to winter’s Sundance Film Festival. Since Utah has relaxed its liquor laws over the years, Park City also scored well with readers for wine. Choose from the extensive wine list at Glitretind, at Stein Eriksen Lodge, or the long list of bottles at the new Main Street hotspot Tupelo, whose artisanal menu includes such delights as Rocky Mountain Elk Bolognese.

America’s Favorite Mountain Towns - No. 1: Park City, Utah - When the local mines closed, Park City, Utah, turned its ambitions above ground—to its 7,000 acres of Olympic-level ski terrain—helping it transition into one of the country’s premier resort destinations, and this year’s favorite mountain town. Off the slopes, everyone converges on historic Main Street, flanked by a mix of adventure outfitters, galleries, and restaurants—including Tupelo, chef Matt Harris’s ode to elevated Rocky Mountain cuisine. Sundance Film Festival brings in the A-Listers, who feel at home in the town’s luxe hotels, like Stein Eriksen Lodge, a Norwegian-style chalet.

Sunset Magazine - 2016 Best Adventure Town - Ski towns have long been about much more than a day on the slopes. Park City, Utah, just happens to be more fun than many others; the winner for best adventure town has a gently sloping Main Street lined with shops and farm-driven eats.

The state of Utah is also a great place - For the 10th year in a row, Utah earns the top spot for states with the best economic outlook, followed by Indiana, North Carolina, North Dakota and Tennessee, according to a recent American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) report, Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index. The annual publication is celebrating its 10th edition with the launch of a new website that gives users the ability to compare and contrast economic trends of the last decade, featuring a new tool showing how particular policy adjustments can change the economic outlook ranking of an individual state.

State lawmakers have relied upon Rich States, Poor States as a guide for measuring the economic competitiveness of their states since 2008. The publication is authored by Dr. Arthur B. Laffer, a member of Ronald Reagan’s Economic Policy Advisory Board, Stephen Moore, distinguished visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation, and Jonathan Williams, ALEC Chief Economist and Vice President of the ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform.

“For an unprecedented ten years, since the very founding of Rich States, Poor States, Utah has reigned as number one in terms of economic outlook. This is largely due to the state’s many responsible fiscal policies, including an efficient and lean state government, a low overall tax burden and the state’s right-to-work status,” said Jonathan Williams. “In addition, the public sector pension reforms of 2010 have undoubtedly benefitted Utah in the rankings. Congratulations to the Utah legislators who consistently show their dedication to protecting hard-earned taxpayer dollars and promoting a strong state economy."

Neighborhoods and Activities

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jun 06, 2017

Nestled beneath the beautiful slopes of the Wasatch range and just minutes away from Park City’s Main Street and Salt Lake, the communities of Pinebrook, Jeremy Ranch, and Summit Park offer perfect single family home and condominium options for commuters and outdoor enthusiasts.

With out-the-door access to Flying Dog and other legendary Park City trail systems, these communities offer some of the best recreation in the area. As for amenities, Pinebrook is home to numerous restaurants, yoga studios, and grocery stores, which create a strong sense of community among these adjacent neighborhoods. Jeremy Ranch also offers golf via its private club and manicured full course.

In terms of real estate: Jeremy Ranch is known for spacious single family homes that are bathed in sunlight and feature dramatic views. Pinebrook consists of a wide array of entry, custom and luxury home options that make this neighborhood popular among Millennials. Just up Parley's hill from Pinebrook, Summit Park offers secluded homes encompassed by mountain wilderness and numerous trail systems that award adventurers with stunning views of the Salt Lake Valley.

For anyone looking to be within easy driving distance from Salt Lake and all the recreational options Park City has to offer, be sure to look at Pinebrook, Jeremy Ranch, and Summit Park real estate.

June marks the beginning of summer in Park City. With the opening of summer resort operations, visitors and locals can make the most of world class downhill biking, chairlift hiking, rides and mini golf at the bases. With our award-winning trail system, blue bird weather, and championship golf options, we are truly an all-season community. Not-to-miss events include the mouth-watering Savor the Summit dinner, when Park City restaurants come together to line Main Street with tables for an evening of communal fine dining that draws the whole town. Also, be sure to get your Oakley Rodeo tickets--one of our favorite events of the year.

Golf Community Sales - Summit and Wasatch counties are popular amongst golfers, and the number of vacant land and single family home sales in our golf communities gives strong evidence of this trend. With over 300 sales in the past twelve months in Glenwild, Promontory, Hideout, Tuhaye, Red Ledges, and Victory Ranch, buyer demand remains strong and will likely continue, especially during the summer months. With a wide array of price points, new build options, and ample community amenities, it's no wonder that many second home buyers are investing in these neighborhoods.

With courses now open, make the most of our local golf options and explore your living options in these highly sought after micro-market areas. Reach out for more information on our local golf communities.

 

 

June Happenings in Park City

Sundays All Month - Park Silly Sunday Market

Wednesdays All Month - Park City Farmer's Market

Thursdays All Month - Night Mountain Bike Rides with White Pine 

6/8-6/10 The Kingston Trio at the Egyptian Theatre

6/15 The Watters at the Newpark Amphitheater

6/16 Erickson Antoque Power Show, Wallsburg

6/16 Deer Valley Resort Opens for Summer Operations

6/17 Round Valley Rambler Half Marathon

6/17 Savor the Summit

6/21 Changing Lanes Experience at the Deer Valley Concert Series

6/23-6/25 Bonanza Music Festival in Heber City Featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill and Odesza

6/24 Back to the 50's Car Show, Heber City Park

6/28 The Soulistics at the Deer Valley Concert Series

6/30 Park City Gallery Stroll 

6/30 Annual Oakley Rodeo Begins

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Summer Concerts In Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
May 31, 2017

One of our favorite things to do during the summer in Park City is to check out the great live music in our town. There is something for every budget and taste in music. Check out Mountain Town Music’s website for a complete schedule of Park City summer concerts.

Before we get into more detail about the music line-up there are a couple of Park City events coming up soon that you will not want to miss - Savor the Summit and The Park Silly Sunday Farmers' Market. The Park Silly Sunday Farmers’ Market starts this Sunday, June 4, and goes through September 17 from 10 am to 5 pm. There are over a hundred vendors, stages for entertainment as well as food and drinks set up along Historic Main Street. Savor The Summit is June 17th on Historic Main Street and this is Park City’s biggest outdoor dinner party offering diners a unique celebration of fabulous food, drink and live music while seated in the middle of Main Street. Park City restaurants will showcase their culinary talents in an open air community celebration. No ticket is needed, but you do need to make a reservation directly with participating restaurant of your choice.

Now, back to Summer music in Park City. Here is the 2017 Park City Summer Concert Overview by Emma Prysunka

DEER VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL - SUMMER HOME OF THE UTAH SYMPHONY/UTAH OPERA (USUO)

When: Throughout the summer, starting in July Where: Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater/various locations throughout Park City The Deer Valley Music Festival is the summer home to the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera.  Enjoy a unique variety of classical, chamber, and pops music at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater at Deer Valley Resort.  Where else can you see Patti Austin performing the songs of Ella Fitzgerald alongside the Utah Symphony? Deer Valley offers a variety of delicious concessions during these performances, or, if you’d rather, you may bring your own picnic basket and your favorite beverages into the venue. Explore the full summer 2017 lineup

ST. REGIS BIG STARS BRIGHT NIGHTS, A PROGRAM OF THE PARK CITY INSTITUTE When: Throughout the summer, starting July Where: Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater Live performances by your favorite stars and crisp mountain air with a beautiful Park City backdrop – what could be better? This year’s Big Stars Bright Nights concert series features artists like Aloe Blacc, X Ambassadors, Melissa Etheridge and Kellie Pickler. All shows take place at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, where seating ranges from assigned lawn chairs close to the stage, to lawn seating where it is BYOB – bring your own blanket (and beer!).  Picnic baskets and outside beverages are allowed. Buy your tickets here

CANYONS VILLAGE FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES When: Saturday evenings, starting in July Where: Canyons Village, Park City Mountain Resort Grab your dancing shoes, your family, and a blanket for these summertime concerts at Canyons Village, hosted by Park City Mountain Resort.  The stage, located on the hill just above Canyons Village base area, allows for scenic views of the resort area and Snyderville Basin. This concert series highlights musical acts from across the U.S., and they always get the crowd moving.  Picnics are welcome. 

GRAND VALLEY BANK COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES AT DEER VALLEY RESORT When: Wednesday evenings, starting in June Where: Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater This free concert series, held at the picturesque Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater at Deer Valley Resort, is a consistent favorite among locals and visitors alike. Grab a picnic, your favorite beverages, and a blanket, and allow an array of local and visiting musicians serenade you as you take in the beautiful Park City sunsets. The temperature cools off once the sun sets behind the mountains, so don’t forget a few warm layers.

DEJORIA CENTER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES  When: Thursday evenings, starting in June Where: Dejoria Center, Kamas A new addition to the list of Summit County music venues, Dejoria Center is located about 15 minutes from Park City in Kamas, UT and will offer free outdoor concerts every Thursday evening. Enjoy live music on the patio, accompanied by a beautiful backdrop of both the Uinta and Wasatch mountain ranges, before grabbing a bite to eat at the recently opened State Road Tavern or Bar Josephine. Dejoria Center will host a variety of other live entertainment throughout the summer, including their "First Friday" concert series

SILVER STAR CAFE When: Throughout the summer, starting in May Where: Silver Star Café, 1825 Three Kings Drive Located just off the beaten path, Silver Star Café is a rustic, cozy café, with delicious food, wine, beer and cocktails, accompanied by a beautiful outdoor seating area and a variety of live music offerings throughout the summer. Enjoy views of the Uinta Mountains, the Park City Golf Course, and Park City Mountain Resort as you listen to talented local musicians throughout the summer. Their 2017 summer lineup is something to get excited about! 

NEWPARK AMPHITHEATER When: Thursday evenings, June through August Where: Newpark Town Center (Kimball Junction) Located in the Kimball Junction area of Park City, Newpark Town Center’s Amphitheater sits between restaurants, shopping, and with Swaner Nature Preserve serving as a most perfect backdrop.  This free venue is incredibly family friendly, and offers a great space and environment for children to play.  The lineup for this free concert series features acts from all over the U.S.  Bring a cooler with your favorite local beer and some snacks, or grab a bite at one of the many restaurants in the Newpark area after the show.

WOODENSHOE PARK IN PEOA When: Friday evenings, starting in June Where: Woodenshoe Park, Peoa Peoa, UT is a small town, located just outside of Park City in Summit County and its outdoor concert venue, located in Woodenshoe Park, plays a large role in the vibrancy and sense of community created within the town.  Every Friday night throughout the summer, members of the Peoa community and greater Summit County join together for an evening of BBQing and dancing along to live music among family, friends, and neighbors.

 

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Spring In Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
May 24, 2017

Spring is here and even with our snow capped mountains temperatures are reaching the 70s during the day. With Spring means that each Wednesday, Canyons Village at Park City will once again host Park City's Farmers Market in the Cabriolet parking lot. Stop by for fresh produce, fresh baked bread and arts and crafts from local vendors. Canyons Village Cabriolet Lot 1815 Canyons Resort Drive. This also means that the The Last Friday Gallery Stroll is coming up giving locals and Park City visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while exploring Park City’s exciting art scene. During the Last Friday Gallery Stroll—6:00–9:00 p.m. on the last Friday of each month—members of the Park City Gallery Association offer a unique monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits and art events.

Park City is back in the news making the top ten for America's Greatest Places You Absolutely Have to Visit During Spring By Jay Gentile. Park City, Utah - Spring shoulder-season deals make this time of year the cheapest to visit Utah's most well-known resort town. While it has a reputation for celebrity sightings during Sundance, in spring it's just another laid-back mountain town up for pretty much anything. Strolling or riding the free trolley down its picturesque Main St is a must, and there is perhaps no finer activity than basking in the spring sun over a few pints of craft beer on the rooftop of local hangout No Name Saloon. Nearby Salt Lake City is one of the most underrated (and cheap) destinations in America, while the surrounding Wasatch Mountains are as good a place as any to lose yourself in nature.

National Geographic also has Park City in their top picks for America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns - The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) designates destinations as “ride centers” when they offer something for every rider, from backcountry epics to beginner-friendly singletrack. Of the 37 in the world, the first gold-level status was awarded to Park City. Beyond the sheer quantity of trails—about 400 miles of singletrack—Park City’s active and productive bike community has helped link them in a highly functional, user-friendly network.

Park City’s trail options include long, flat cruises, intermediate rolling terrain, and alpine singletrack with challenging climbs and thrilling descents. There are even lengthy tours like Mid-Mountain and Wasatch Crest. Plus, Deer Valley, Canyons Resort, and Park City Mountain Resort (now one property) all offer lift-assisted riding, which makes access to the higher alpine trails even easier. Gravity aficionados flock to Canyons Bike Park for its freeride trails (the lifts also access 20 miles of cross-country trails).

Park City even joins the most recent edition of VOGUE in Ed Droste Trades Sunny LA for 2 Mountain Retreats - Simon and I headed up to Park City, Utah to stay at the masterful Washington School House Hotel. As luck would have it, we were upgraded to the top-floor penthouse. Our brains essentially exploded upon arrival and learning that an ambassador for the city had created a killer itinerary for us, including top-notch food at High West Distillery and endless days of skiing both at Park City Mountain (it has recently been overhauled and is now massive) and the more old school Deer Valley.

Have a great week - Ramon and The Gomez Team

Market Recap & May Events

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
May 17, 2017

Following up on the last two weeks of blogs the Summit and Wasatch County markets remain varied and complex to read, but stable in terms of positive growth. In Park City limits, when compared with last year's first quarter, there has been only a 1% change in average single family home price, suggesting an overall stabilization of the market in town. However, in key development areas like Canyons Village, there was a doubling in the number sales and a 22% increase in average price, suggesting pockets of intense growth where there is new inventory. Similarly, gated golf communities remain popular, and Red Ledges, Glenwild, Tuhaye, and Promontory all saw an increase in the number of sales and in average price. (Remember the Mini Markets that make up Park City)

New condominium projects continue to boast the greatest buyer activity. With 190 condo sales, Jordanelle was the single most active market segment, closely followed by Canyons Village with 177 sales. These newer developments, which feature modern amenities and a range of prices, continue to resonate with sophisticated buyers. This trend is likely to continue with other new projects like those at Canyons Village and Silver Creek Junction.

In Wasatch County, Heber and Midway are the most active single family home markets with 218 and 109 sales, respectively. With new builds, attractive prices, and stunning views, these towns have seen tremendous real estate growth, which we predict will continue. To better navigate our complex market, reach out for information and options.

It is now golf season in Park City! You've Skied America's largest resort, now golf Utah's newest course. Canyons Golf Opens May 26th as well as Summer in the Mountains. From hiking and biking to the Alpine coaster and Kids Adventure Course, Park City offers family friendly activities all summer long!

MAY EVENTS

It's officially spring on the Wasatch Back, which means two-for-one entrees, Running with Ed, and mountain biking. While May can be a bit quiet, locals can find dining coupons, take tours at Red Butte Gardens, and make the most of uncrowded trails. The Egyptian Theatre has a great line up this month as does the Park City Film Series. Here are some events to check out:

All Month Park City Film Series

May 18-20 Hot Tuna at the Egyptian Theatre

May 20 Running With Ed

May 23 Jethro Tull at Red Butte Gardens

May 26 Park City Gallery Stroll 

Beyond Park City, Heber Valley boasts fishing, horseback riding, new restaurants, and dry trail systems in full bloom. Make the most of spring in the Wasatch. A few of our favorite spring hikes are Soapstone Basin, Heber Valley Overlook, and Round Valley, all of which provide spectacular views, wild flowers, and varied levels of difficulty. Here's some Heber Valley happenings:

May 19-20 Heber Valley Horse Sale at the Wasatch County Event Complex

May 26-June 3 Heber Valley Wild West Days

Park City Condominium Market

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
May 10, 2017

Last week I addressed our Park City market concerning Single Family Homes…this week I will give you some interesting stats on the Park City Condominium market.

Very similar to the single family market, there is no such fact as “The Park City Market”…there are many sub-markets that are composed of pockets or “mini markets”. This is why your agent should speak in terms of these “Mini Markets” vs the “Park City Market” (the numbers referenced below are rounded off).

Concerning Supply, the mini markets are very different around Park City as we compare the first quarter of 2017 to first quarter 2016…

Old Town area inventory is up 26%

Lover Deer Valley is up 10%

Prospector area is down 33%

Kimball Junction area is up 68%

The Canyons is up 5% (a lot of the new construction is not officially on mls)

Overall, there is a 7.4% increase, so you can see again how looking at “mini markets” is what you need to analyze.

Concerning the Number of Sales we will compare the first quarter of last two years…

Old Town is up 8% (134 sales)

Empire Pass is up 51% (15 sales)

Upper Deer Valley is up 11% (57 Sales)

Canyons up 11% (116 sales…mostly new product)

Kimball Junction is down 2% (77 sales)

If you are interested in more Park City market numbers I have detailed stats that I am more than happy to share with you… call or email my anytime. Thank you and have a great week.

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How Is The Park City Market?

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
May 03, 2017

People always like to ask me... How is the Park City Market? This question comes from both our Buyers and Sellers. This loaded question with no short answer comes down to this... Park City is comprised of many different "micro markets". One area of Park City can be down while another area of Park City is up, and wouldn't you know this can change from quarter to quarter within the same year. Sometimes there are very clear reasons for sudden decreases or increases in our "micro markets" and sometimes not. This my friends is why you need a qualified, knowledgeable, local real estate agent. Let me share some examples of the Park City Market "micro markets" for the first quarter of 2017 as compared to the first quarter of 2016.

Single Family Home Sales - # of Sales this Quarter

Old Town Up 56%

Lower Deer Valley Up 113%

Upper Deer Valley Down 17%

Park Meadows Down 10%

The Canyons Up 60%

Kimball Junction Down 50%

Summit Park Up 150%

Jeremy Ranch Even

Glenwild/Silvercreek Up 233%

Promontory Up 8%

Trailside Down 63%

And why don't you take the Park City area market as a whole... you can see from the percentages above that to talk about the real estate market of Park City as a whole would be somewhat misleading, that being said the Park City area is overall 22% higher for the first quarter than last year this same quarter and interestingly enough Snyderville Basin is also overall 22% higher in closed sales.

Next week we will address the condo market.

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Ski Season To Bike Season

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Apr 27, 2017

Spring is here and although we saw upwards of six inches of snow yesterday it is time to start thinking about all the amazing Spring/Summer activities around Park City, like bike riding. But, lets recap on an amazing winter of snow. Ski Utah posted 2016-17 Season Wrap Up: Utah’s Snowiest Winter in Half a Decade - December, January, and February were all very snowy months that featured a seemingly endless stream of powder days. It wasn’t until March that we returned to reality. High pressure finally took control and we saw 3 weeks of drier weather and warmer temperatures. March probably killed our chances of making a run at the seasonal record books, but even so, the end of season snowpack numbers are impressive statewide. It is without question, the best winter we’ve had since 2010-11. This article is complete with charts and the breakdown of snowfall at each of the ski resorts.

Fodor's Travel has a new article about Park City and writes How to Have the Best Weekend in Park City, Utah’s Most Rebellious Town. In an otherwise conservative state, anything goes in Park City, Utah. Discovery of precious metals in the 19th century, namely silver, brought miners and non-Mormons over to the region and incited an air of rebellion that the Utah town, though quaint, still hasn’t been able to completely shake. The charming Metropolitan-esque bubble surrounded by the Wasatch mountain range is a snowy paradise in winter; in summer dining extends to outdoor patios while locals and tourists gather on a spirited Main Street. The article shares their take on where to stay, the latest outdoor adventures, and where to shop, eat & drink.

As we pull our bikes out for tune-ups and get ready to hit the trails Cycling Utah has posted a great article - Mountain Bikers and the Golden Rule. Lora Smith shares her thoughts on promoting bike etiquette as she is the Resource Manager for the Mountain Trails Foundation at mountaintrails.org, one of the largest non-motorized trail advocacy groups in the west. This article shares a lot of great ideas for safety on the trails and wraps with “As a Cyclist I. . .

• Commit to following the Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have done unto you;

• Recognize that my behavior as an individual has a profound effect on the reputation of the entire cycling community;

• Recognize that my behavior as an individual has an effect on the continued access to and high-quality of the trails I ride;

• Commit to taking the high road in the face of adversity;

• Will act as an Ambassador for the trails and the outdoor community as a whole;

• Commit to making this world a better place to ride.

Happy Riding - Ramon (with my daughter and youngest grandson)

Upcoming Events in Utah

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Apr 19, 2017

PC Mountain - Sara SergentWe enjoy all things Park City, but we also enjoy all that Utah has to offer. Here are fourteen upcoming events in the Greater Salt Lake Area for the rest of April.
Looking to plan a day trip down to the valley - check out www.visitsaltlake.com for ideas and upcoming events.

Pedal Provo Ghost Tour Friday, April 21 in Provo, Utah. Pedal Provo offers an immersive experience through the streets of P-Town. This fun bike ride is broken up by fascinating stories about the history of Provo. Bring a friend or a date and prepare to never see Provo the same again. $10 - $16 Exchange Park - 900 N. 700 W, Provo, UT 84606

Thanksgiving Point's Annual Tulip Festival April 14 - May 6 Thanksgiving Point Gardens - Lehi. Celebrate the return of spring this April and May. This event, unique to the region, features over 300,000 spring bulbs inside the 55-acre Ashton Gardens which will inspire you with its array of colors and beauty. The event also features outdoor activities for all ages including a Tulip Tot Playland, music, authentic Dutch food, and more! $14 - $20

Kansas – Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour -April 20 Eccles Theater - Salt Lake. With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic of classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974. $35 - $275

Betty Blue Eyes April 20 - May 27 - Hale Center Theater - Orem. In Post-WWII Northern England is sill dealing with limited food rations. Yet the local officials are illegally raising a pig, Betty, to eat for the royal wedding, while their poorer neighbors are left to settle for SPAM.Gilbert and his wife are going to rectify this situation by stealing Betty. $18 - $24

Kenny Rogers The Gambler’s Last Deal - April 21 Eccles Theater - Salt Lake. GRAMMY Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly six decades, which will be celebrated during his Final World Tour: The Gambler’s Last Deal. $45 - $162

Gabriel Iglesias Fluffymania - April 22 Vivint Smart Home Arena - Salt Lake. Come experience the hilarious, high-octane comedy of Gabriel Iglesias when he takes the stage at Vivint Smart Home Arena. April 22nd. $50 - $85

Utah Symphony Presents Gershwin’s Magic Key April 22 Abravanel Hall - Salt Lake. This educationally-entertaining theatrical symphony will have all ages smiling, as the extraordinary life and music of Gershwin takes center stage. Lighting, costumes, props, and serious talent create an engaging look at one of the greatest American composers of all time. $8 - $20

Salt Lake Antique Show April 22 - April 23 Utah State Fair Park - Salt Lake. An Annual Antique & Vintage Event You Don’t Want to Miss! Shop for Antiques, Vintage, Furnishings, Lighting, Pop Culture, Jewelry, Textiles, Sporting Antiques, Books, Collectibles. Dealers from throughout Utah and the West. $5 - $7

Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey April 25 Vivint Smart Home Arena - Salt Lake. Spend an evening with music icon Lionel Richie when he performs All The Hits with very special guest Mariah Carey April 25th at Vivint Smart Home Arena. $26.95 - $497

Shen Yun April 25 - April 26 Eccles Theater - Salt Lake. There was a time when the world was full of magic and splendor, and all on Earth existed in harmony with Heaven. You could see it in the arts, feel it in the air, and hear it in the beat of a drum. $3 - $20

Samba Fogo presents Chama (Flame) April 27 Jeanné Wagner Theatre - Salt Lake. Samba Fogo proudly presents: Chama (Flame), an evening of live music and dance, on fire. Drawing on rich cultural concepts and mythology, Samba Fogo ignites the stage as they weave traditional and contemporary dance forms, fire spinning, and diverse live music. $25

Barber’s Violin Concerto April 28 - April 29 Abravanel Hall - Salt Lake. Known as the American Romantic, Samuel Barber wrote a piece so explosive, he had to prove to his commissioner the finale was not, indeed, unplayable. Now’s your chance to hear the unremitting virtuosity performed live. $5 - $81

Gerald Clayton Quintet April 29 Capitol Theatre - Salt Lake. Hailed by The New York Times for his “huge, authoritative presence,” pianist and composer Gerald Clayton has established himself as a leading figure in the up-and-coming generation of jazz artists. Joining Clayton are Dayna Stephens (saxophone), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Kendrick Scott (drums) and Harish Raghavan (bass).r. $26.50

Salt Lake BEES Season Schedule April - May Smith's Ballpark. Baseball season is back! Plan you day at the park. Take a look at this years Salt Lake BEES Baseball Schedule. $11 and up

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Park City Restaurants

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Apr 12, 2017

Sara Sergent CoffeeIf you have not been to the Visit Park City website you are missing out on a great wealth knowledge about all things Park City. They recently posted NEW RESTAURANTS IN PARK CITY, UTAH by Visit Park City elaborating on Park City’s continuously growing and evolving food scene. With its variety of flavors, Park City’s restaurants truly have something for everyone – regardless of taste.  In addition to a long list of new eateries, some of the Park City favorites have redone their spaces and menus as well.

FIREWOOD ON MAIN Firewood brings unique and interesting flavors to Park City’s Historic Main Street, as it is committed to serving a menu cooked entirely by firewood - serving dinner from 5:30-9:30 PM Sunday-Thursday, and from 5:30-10:00 PM Friday and Saturday. FIVE5EEDS  Five5eeds utilizes seasonal and local ingredients to create delicious, Australian-inspired dishes, and an exceptional restaurant environment - open seven days a week from 7:30 AM-3:00 PM. FRESHIES LOBSTER CO. Freshies Lobster Co. promises its customers lobster that arrives from the Maine shore to the Utah store in 24 hours. The café menu not only features their classic lobster rolls, but has soups, salads, and sandwiches, too! Open Monday-Saturday from 11:00 AM-8:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM.

HARVEST CAFÉ  A quaint café located near the bottom of Historic Main Street, Harvest’s menu includes Australian-inspired breakfast, lunch, and tasty coffee.  Harvest Café  is open from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM, seven days a week, Harvest Café is a must-stop for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. RIVERHORSE PROVISIONS Riverhorse on Main recently opened its own provisions shop at the top of Historic Main Street.  Since opening its doors at the end of December 2016, Riverhorse Provisions has . “Accessible gourmet on Main,” available for breakfast, lunch, après-ski (and any of your other needs!) seven days a week from 7:30 AM-7:00 PM. VERSANTE HEARTH + BAR  Located in the newly remodeled Park City Peaks Hotel, Versante Hearth + Bar, Versante’s menu offers a variety of American and Italian-style favorites, including flatbread pizza, pasta, craft beer, and specialty cocktails –  open daily from 3:00 PM-12:00 AM.

RESTAURANT UPDATES from Visit Park City

THE SPUR BAR AND GRILL  An old Park City favorite with a brand new look, the Spur Bar and Grill recently renovated and expanded their space. A popular spot for live music and dancing, the Spur’s space (formerly accessible via an alleyway) now sits directly on Historic Main Street with an upstairs balcony and oversized windows that offer expansive views. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and dancing, the Spur is a go-to option for visitors and locals alike. Open from 10:00 PM-1:00 AM daily. EATING ESTABLISHMENT Eating Establishment, located at the top of Historic Main Street, revamped in the fall of 2016 and has a new look along with a new menu. Eating Establishment has been open since 1972, making it the oldest continuously open restaurant in Park City. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the new space features a cozy dining room, breakfast counter, and a brand new bar offering classic cocktails. Perhaps also notable – Eating Establishment is partially-owned by actor Ty Burrell, who plays dad of three on Modern Family.  Open seven days a week from 8:00 AM-10:00 PM Friday-Sunday and 8:00 AM-3:00 PM, 5:00-10:00 PM Monday-Thursday. 

BHHS StatsReal Estate Stats: Our first quarter overall market statistics are here and Berkshire Hathaway leads the way. Judy and I are  available to assist in all your real estate needs.

Ramon Gomez, Jr., Associate Broker ABR, RSPS, SFR, PCBR, CIPS

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Utah Properties - BHHS Luxury Collection Specialist

ramon@rgomezjr.com / Cell 435-640-0590

A Record Season

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Apr 05, 2017

BHHS April 2017RECAPPING A RECORD SEASON - 2017 was one for the books. Consistent powder storms flurried down all season, leading to deep bases at the resorts and several days of over-the-head snow for skiers and boarders. All 14 Utah resorts made the most of the winter, and skier visits are up across the state. Park City in particular celebrated the precipitation with locals and visitors alike coming off the slopes with grins and high-fives. Both Park City Mountain and Deer Valley report the highest number of ticket sales...ever. As the town continues to strategize around responsible growth, we're glad folks from around the world came here to taste our found-nowhere-else lifestyle.

The winding down of the ski season brings celebrations of all sorts, including the annual pond skimming contest, Spring Gruv concert series, and resort Easter hunts. Between the Eccles Center, Egyptian Theatre, and Ballet West, it's also a great time to be a culture vulture. Here are some of the upcoming events not to be missed. BHHS SeasonSpring Gruv 4/2-4/9

Bye Bye Birdie 4/27,4/28,4/29 and 5/3,5/5,5/6 Egyptian Theatre The Thin Air Innovation Conference (4/5-4/7) Spring on the Farm (4/5 and 4/12) The Monday Night Train UBRA Spring Futurity (4/21-4/23)

Judy and I wanted to say Thank You to everyone who has reached out over the last week regarding our Legend Award from Berkshire Hathaway. Overall, Utah Properties was celebrated as the 12th highest performing brokerage while the Park City Office the 3rd highest sales office was in the network. “Our Berkshire Hathaway professionals are true industry leaders.” said Owner and CEO, Steve Roney. “This year’s convention and honors confirm the caliber and accomplishment of our entire Utah team. I look forward to continuing to excel as a brokerage in support of our diverse client base.” At the end of the day, our clients are the motivation and backbone behind our success. We believe in the power of homeownership and love the state we call home. Here's to another year of exceeding expectations. Ramon & Judy

Legend Achievement

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 29, 2017

Gomez Team MooseWe are pleased to share that Judy and I, The Gomez Team, have been recognized by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Annual Awards. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties received numerous brokerage, office, team and individual awards at the annual Sales Convention in Phoenix, Arizona on March 14, 2017. Utah Properties was celebrated as the 12th highest performing brokerage while the Park City Office was the 3rd highest sales office in the Network. That is quite the feat given that Park City competes with offices in big cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Ramon GomezThe Gomez Team was honored to be presented with the "5 Year Legend" award, which is presented to only those who have been part of the Chairman's Circle award winners for 5 years straight years in a row. To receive the Chairman's Circle award you must be in the top sales division across the board nationally.

The Wife and I are proud to be a part of this great community and honored to be recognized for our efforts providing exceptional customer service to our clients - both buyers and sellers alike. We thank the Park City community and the 42,000 Realtors and 1,200+ offices in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network nationwide for this great honor.

Spring Skiing In Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 22, 2017

RamonSpring Skiing is here and we are making the most of our time on the mountain. After hitting the slopes I read a great article yesterday I wanted to share by Jordi Lippe-McGraw for the Huffington Post - 5 Things Every East Coast Skier Should Know About West Coast Skiing. Jordi said "Our go-to spot was Killington, Vermont, and I have very fond memories of hitting the slopes with my dad, enjoying family meals by the fire, and taking a dip in the hot tub.But, aside the occasional side trip to upstate New York or Connecticut, this was the only skiing I ever knew. That was until I took my first West Coast ski trip to Park City, Utah. After hearing about the record snow fall the area got this year (and the lack of snow New York got), I decided to book a quick three-day getaway to the famous resort area. My assumptions were it would be pretty much the same as east coast skiing, so I should know what to expect. Right? Boy, was I wrong. Here are five things every east coast skier should know about west coast skiing: The Snow Is Scientifically Proven To Be The Best, Gourmet Meals Are The Norm At Ski Lodges, the Hotel Rooms Are Basically Luxury Homes, It’s Not Miserably Cold On The Slopes and You Can Ski All Day Without Doing The Same Trail Twice." Click here to read the entire article.

Park CityIt seems a lot of people are writing about their first trips to Park City and I wanted to share this one too - 8 Best Things to do in Park City, Utah by Andrea Traynor. Andrea describes herself as the Indulgent Traveling Mom and here are her 8 best things to do in Park City: Ski and snowboard in champagne powder, Eat at Tupelo, Vessel Kitchen + Deer Valley’s Seafood Buffet, Bobsled at Olympic Park, Go snowmobiling, Visit High West Distillery, Take the free trolley, Be fabulous in the Veuve Clicquot yurt, Stay at Black Bear Lodge and Read on for all of the details!

Here are a few events going on around Park City - have a great week!

Groundbreaking: Innovations in Clay March 22 - April 16 at the Kimball Art Center    

Why Did the Moose Cross the Road? Making Highway Crossings… March 22 at the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter    

Story Time Art for Tots March 23 - May 25 at the Kimball Art Center    

Table of 12 Wine Tasting March 23 - April 2 The Market at Park City    

 Annie March 23 - April 2 at the Egyptian Theatre    

The Infamous Stringdusters March 23 Park City Live    

 

 

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Current Market Conditions

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 15, 2017

2270254.largeThis week we wanted to share some great information about the Utah Market provided by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties.

WE ARE IN THE BEST STATE FOR BUSINESS

The perennial winner of Forbes' annual Best State for Business award, Utah remains competitively positioned to support continued real estate growth. With an abundance of technology, health care, and creative businesses planting roots in Utah, our state unemployment rate is among the lowest in the country at just 4%. Due to the state's unprecedented economic evolution, real estate sales are likely to remain robust in northern Utah.

 

Utah GrowthJOB GROWTH MEANS HOUSING GROWTH

Utah’s job growth rate is 3 to 4 times higher than the domestic average due to the relocation and expansion of companies who favor a highly-educated work force and economic incentives. In real estate, this continues to produce a steady stream of qualified buyers enticed by Utah’s affordable home pricing and unparalleled lifestyle. With favorable business conditions, the trends of relocation and increased housing demand should continue.

 

Utah PricingPRICES AND DEMAND ARE GRADUALLY RISING

Since 2011, we've seen a 48% increase in median single family home prices. The market has completely recovered from the recession and shows no signs of slowing. While median and average prices continue to climb, courtesy of new development and property renovation, there are still market pockets ideal for entry-level buyers.

 

Utah Days on MarketDEMAND IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH

With most homes selling within two weeks in Salt Lake County, there's clear evidence of healthy homeowner demand. Historically low inventory has produced a market where buyers outnumber properties. Pre-qualified buyers, who can move quickly into the market, have an advantage. Those guided by Utah Properties experts are alerted to properties as soon as they hit the market.

 

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Overall, the real estate sector looks bullish. Utah's strong economic performance and job growth coupled with moderately rising interest rates have created a climate of urgency. To get a more detailed profile of your local market, reach out.

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Snow And Food In Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 08, 2017

Kid-Friendly-Rest-LargeWe feel the best way to find out about Park City, other than reading our blog, is to talk to a local. Park City locals have been rated some of the friendliest people in the country by a few different national magazines and they are always available to help. Before you go in search of a local Parkite for advice read the rest of this blog and we will see you next week.

We came across a great article by RootsRated - 9 TIPS FROM LOCALS ON HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR PARK CITY WINTER VACATION and they state Park City, Utah, is arguably most famous for hosting the Sundance Film Festival and the 2002 Winter Olympics. But beyond its rich history, this mining town turned ski mecca has plenty else to offer winter visitors. Don’t believe me? Take it from locals who live, work, and play in this mountain town— there’s more to Park City than celebrity sightings. We talked to locals who make Park City home year-round, and they helped us come up with 9 tips to make your winter getaway even better. The article covers the important things such as - skip the rental car, have a drink, check out the food scene, try all the winter sports, experience the Olympic Park, talking with the locals and reading the Park Record.

While we are on the topic of outdoor activities in Park City - Ski Utah posted - Seven Stunning Utah Chairlift Rides - Utah's 14 resorts offer some incredible skiing. From moguls and groomers to chutes and drops, you'll be hard pressed to find more accessible and diverse terrain anywhere. If that's not enough, the lifts you use to get to all that fantastic skiing offer some of the most spectacular views around. You can read the entire article in the news section on our website.

We can't resist sharing articles when Park City is in the news and even The Seattle Times included our lovely town in 5 places to visit in the U.S. in 2017 - Park City is 45 minutes from the Salt Lake City airport. It has an old-fashioned Main Street and the biggest ski resort in the country: Park City Mountain Resort, which combined with Canyons Resort in 2015, setting off changes all over town.

One of my favorite things about Park City are all the restaurant choices. Meisha Lawson wrote a great article about the Kid-Friendly Dining Options In Park City. It’s no secret that there are a lot of places to get good food in Park City, it’s a little harder to tell which ones are kid-friendly. Park City is a pretty casual town, but you’ll find a mix of casual to upscale dining. Her are some of her recommendations: Red Banjo Pizza Park City’s oldest restaurant. Davanza’s is a local favorite, Vinto is on lower Main Street, The Bridge Café and Grill is right next to Town Lift so a great place to start your day and grab breakfast or lunch, Back Door Delicatessen is right on the corner of Swede Alley and Heber Avenue near the 4-way stop. The Eating Establishment is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Wasatch Brew Pub is the first brewpub to open in the state of Utah. And, it’s also very kid friendly and Bandits’ Grill & Bar meets all of your BBQ needs.

UPCOMING MARCH EVENTS IN PARK CITY

All Month Park City Film Series

All Month Park City Mountain Spring Concert Series

All Month Heber Valley Railroad Monday Night Train

3/9 Elephant Revival at Park City Live

3/9-3/12 Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone at the Egyptian Theatre

3/11-3/12 Timpanogas Archery Competition at the Wasatch County Events Center

3/11 Ashlee K Thomas Band at Park City Mountain

3/11 Jeff Corwin at the Eccles Center

3/18 Ballet West at the Eccles Center

3/23-4/2 Annie at the Egyptian Theatre

3/24 Golf at Soldier Hollow in Midway(weather permitting)

3/25 Taj Mahal at the Eccles Center

 

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Park City Adventures

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 01, 2017

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As the massive snowflakes mount outside my window I want to share this great article by RootsRated - 72 Hours of Adventure: How to Have an Unforgettable 3-Day Weekend in Park City, Utah - Beth Lopez shares "With a place as action-packed as the Park City area, it can actually be a dizzying endeavor to dial in a specific agenda of what to do. Obviously there’s lots of skiing and snowboarding, for every ability and interest. The two resorts’ sizes and breadth means there’s something to entertain the most demanding terrain park adventurer, groomer enthusiast, mogul guy, or powder buff. But there’s a lot more to the area than that, and if you only have a long weekend to spend, you’ll want to get fairly targeted in how you spend your time. Here are a few amazing ideas from a local’s point of view (although next time please stay longer, because we’re filtering out approximately 300 other fun things to do)."

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, you can't go wrong with Utah ski resorts - Even Dallas, Texas writer Robin Soslow writes: When experience levels run the gamut, picking the right ski resort can be hard. But in Utah, you can't go wrong. "The range of terrain is unbelievable, from beginner to advanced. Everyone from little kids to Grandpa will have a phenomenal experience," says Chad Magleby, a custom home builder currently building Stein Eriksen Residences, a new ski-in/ski-out development in Deer Valley, one of the world's top ski resorts. Magleby tells me many Texans have been buying there after coming to ski in Utah year after year.

Looking to be inspired and motivated - the ThinAir Innovation Festival will be back in Park City April 5 - 7th. Thin Air is a 3-day retreat - and break from the routine - to inspire, elevate, collaborate, explore and celebrate high performance. The 2017 agenda will will explore how Performance Leadership is attained by the cultures we develop, the data we utilize, the customers we attract and the products we create. The 2017 lineup will include 40 speakers and guests from diverse industries and backgrounds who will share how to reach and maintain full potential.

Check out our website for local news articles or one of our 100+ blogs that focus on all things Park City.

Homes of Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Feb 23, 2017

Judy and I have the pleasure of representing amazing clients - here are some of the beautiful homes that we currently have listed on the market in the Park City area.

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No other home is as inviting as this Stone Mountain Chateau Estate, nestled on a private hillside in the corner of prestigious Glenwild, a privately gated community, with the number one rated golf course by Golf Digest since opening ...As you enter thru the iron gates through a covered Stone Passage, you will desire to stay on the private deck/patio with views, a fire pit to relax by, privacy and elegantly designed with a sunken hot tub and a beautiful dining deck, surrounded by stone half walls. I have not seen a patio ever done better...When you do enter the home through Custom Mahogany doors, you are greeted by a floor to ceiling stone fireplace and picture windows that truly make you say "Wow", with views overlooking Glenwild golf course and in the distance views of Deer Valley Ski Resort. The Craftsman ceiling beams are the perfect accent, as you walk thru the home on 8 inch hardwood plank floors you will notice quality everywhere. A private entrance to a 1 bdrm guest house. (7,146 square feet, 2.42 acres, 4 bedrooms, 6.00 bathrooms)
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7185 Canyon Drive in Pinebrook - Upon arriving through the private driveway gate, you will know that you have "Arrived Home". This elegantly finished home is finely crafted with Main Floor living, Large floor to ceiling windows allowing light and views, yet while providing privacy due to its location.On the lower walkout level you will find two family rooms, one a game room and one with a drop down large TV screen, plus a fine wet bar, wine room, 4th bedroom and office. Decks off the large master and great room provide great viewing. The landscaping is relaxing with a water feature and attention to detail. (4 bedrooms, 6.00 bathrooms, 6628 square feet and 0.60 acres)
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338 W Willow Ct. - Woodland and Francis - This great horse property home is located in the Wild Willow subdivision on a little over a half acre of land. The home has 5,009 finished, 395 unfinished square footage plus 2,200 square garage. You can park your RV or horse trailer using the 12 ft door in the garage and still have room for storage and autos. There are 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, great room, family room, a spacious kitchen and an unfinished room that could be storage, a theatre or exercise room - anything you want. Back deck is beautiful with massive beams and landscaped yard. You should make sure to see this home.
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3584 E Ridgeway Drive - Jordanelle - Surrounded by the Tuhaye Golf Course and breath taking mountain views, the backdrop of this home has become its focal point, with architecture that integrates the interior and exterior, celebrating the scenery at every turn. Elegant, yet with a rustic touch, describes this fully furnished, large open floor plan with a main floor master. A gourmet kitchen is ready to entertain family and friends. Theater room and bar are located next to a large family room on lower level. There are an additional 4 en-suite bedrooms. The details in this home are amazing. Fine light fixtures, 8 inch base and case through-out home, decorative sinks, the list goes on and on. (5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 6745 square feet on 1.44 acres)
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4047 W Moosehollow Road - Jeremy Ranch If you are looking for that "Special Home" in Park City that is not the run of the mill mountain home, you need to come and see this very elegant, finely appointed quality constructed home in the gated community of Moose Hollow... Australian Jarrah wood floors, Cherry Paneled Library, formal dining room, Crystal chandeliers, crown moldings, miles of uninterrupted views, privacy. This home has a kitchen that chefs love with butcher block island, Subzero, Bosch, and Dacor Appliances. The guest bedrooms are large and have on-suite baths. The spacious master boasts floor to ceiling windows, large walk-in closet, and the master bath is marble. Other features include.. and outdoor swim spa that has an electric cover.. 4 car garage, large mud room, exercise room, family room, game room, lower level walk-out and a craft/office room. Plus this location provides you with extremely easy access to both Salt Lake City and to Old Town Park City. (5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8442 square feet on 2.59 acres)
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8936 S Quail Run Drive - Wasatch Front (Salt Lake City - Ogden - Provo) This home is located in desirable Willow Creek Heights of Sandy, UT. Owners have lived & cared for this home since construction and is in "Great Classic Original" condition, extra parking for your toys, the backyard is nicely landscaped, 4 fireplaces, 3 wood, 1 gas, thermal pane windows. (4 bedrooms, 4.00 bathrooms, 4396 square feet on 0.24 acres)
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7474 Foxglove Court Glenwild / Silver Creek - This beautiful Mountain Contemporary starting soon...on the main floor master with large walk-in closet (with washer/dryer hookups), office, great room/kitchen, hearth room, pantry and mud room...the lower level features 3 bedrooms all en-suite, great room, bar and approximately 600 sq ft unfinished room. This home has expansive decks off the great room overlooking the 10th green and 11th tee of the Number One rated private golf course in Utah. Plenty of open space and spacious entertaining areas...Even a viewing deck on the front of the home. (4 bedrooms, 5.00 bathrooms, 6560 square feet on 1.02 acres)
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1333 Snow Berry Street - Glenwild / Silver Creek - A must see, this exquisitely finished home with unobstructed views....Sit out at the fire pit as you enjoy the mountain views and sunsets.. or slide over to the hot tub located on the precipice of this lot. The dueling staircases are just one of the several highlights of the expansive great room/kitchen/dining area... all with views worth savoring. Radiant flooring heat to keep you toasty warm in the winter while sitting in front of the massive stone fireplace. the 8 inch wood planks provide an added warmth to this home, the master is of course on the main floor with its own sitting are, steam shower and views from your bed of the mountains. Come and see just too many features to list here. (5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 8118 square feet on 2.69 acres)
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784 E Longview in Jordanelle - Lot location above Outlaw Golf Course with great views of the Jordanelle, Deer Valley, and Mt. Timpanogos. 8 miles from downtown Park City. Enjoy hiking, walking, biking and snowshoe trails. Builders and Architects welcome. Adjoins common space allowing privacy and views. (0.49 acres)

 

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12315 N Deer Mountain Boulevard - Jordanelle Year round views of snow covered ski resorts and mountains and views in the summer of deep blue Jordanelle Reservoir. When home was purchased it was 5 bedrooms, the current owners combined two bedrooms into one with large walk-in closet, they added a fitness room and wet bar. The lower walkout level is incredibly large and a joy to be in. A very large steam room is located next tot he fitness room. The home has zoned heating....new carpet in the front office of which could be an office or dining room or a sitting room your choice. The master is on the main level, and a nice deck to view the lake and mountains....really this is a home you should come and see before you buy anything else. (4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 4422 square feet on 0.22 acres)

Community Support

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Feb 15, 2017

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It is with great sadness that Judy and I share the news of the passing of our son-in-law Jay Corcoran. Our daughter, Maria, and Jay moved their adorable family of four from Heber City to Seattle, Washington on February 3rd. A week later on February 10th, after having their possessions delivered to their new home, Jay complained of a headache and ear ache, which at the time was thought to be a sinus infection. By Saturday he was in the ER, and within hours he was in the ICU fighting for his life after suffering multiple heart attacks. Doctors said he had Bacterial Meningitis which was further complicated by the heart attacks. Jay was on life support and went into a non-medically induced coma with too much extensive damage to his brain to recover. Jay Corcoran, only 40 years old, was a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.

Our daughter is beyond devastated. Maria has found herself a widow, single mother to 8 year old Ana and 11 month old Jimmy and is now alone in a new city, with virtually little to no support. The hospital was an "out of network" hospital due to their recent move. With the loss of her husband the last thing Maria needs to worry about is medical bills. A gofundme account has been set up to help our daughter and her children in this time of need and any support is greatly appreciated.

Judy and I thank all of our friends and family for the thoughts and prayers as we help our daughter through this unimaginable time.

https://www.gofundme.com/support-for-the-corcoran-family

Snow and Food in Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Feb 08, 2017

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January has come and gone and brought the most snow fall our fine state has seen in nine years. SKI Utah published a great article, JanuBuried, that breaks down the amount of snow fall at the top resorts. So where does January 2017 rank historically? Well, reliable monthly resort data is often hard to find. We do know we’ve had very snowy months before -- ones in which Alta received over 200” of snowfall. But even in our monumental 2010-11 season, we never saw this many inches of snow in one particular month. You have to go back to the 2007-2008 season to find a month in which Alta received this much snowfall. That means this is likely the snowiest month in at least 9 years. 

Bon Appetit published Ask a Local: An Insider's Guide to Park City, Utah and it shares our great restaurants around town as well as places to stay. One of my favorite parts of the article is about breakfast - Where is the best place to grab breakfast? Tupelo does an amazing brunch. It has Southern-style dishes like fried chicken and kimchi biscuits and crab fritters. Another one on Main Street that’s quicker and more grab-and-go is Riverhorse Provisions. It just opened a few weeks ago, and serves breakfast sandwiches, along with great poutine and breakfast bowls. I also go to Vessel Kitchen a lot for shakshuka and avocado toast. It’s more of a fast casual set-up. If you’re up for a drive, about 20 miles away there’s Woodland Biscuit Company. It’s in the middle of the mountains in a refurbished old building, and serves homemade biscuits. Check out the rest of the article to find out about more great places around town.

DOWNTOWN also came to visit Park City and posted Downtown Visits Beautiful Park City, Utah by Darren Paltrowitz. When the opportunity came to travel to Park City, I jumped at the chance. 35 minutes by car from Salt Lake City International Airport — a hub of Delta Airlines, with direct flights to New York, London, Paris and Amsterdam — Park City’s population is well under 10,000 residents. However, the 2016 Sundance Film Festival alone brought 46,660 people from 42 states and 16 different countries to what Forbes Traveler Magazine voted as one of the 20 “prettiest towns”; the same publication also voted Park City as one of the “16 Top Destinations for 2016.” As one of the world’s premier skiing destinations, Park City had its first ski lift installed in 1946. Combined with what many call “the Greatest Snow On Earth,” Park City has two major ski resorts in the Deer Valley Resort and the Park City.

One of my favorite articles this month is by the Huffington Post, Park City’s Local Secrets, The people in Park City are humble, kind, and eager to get to know you. I found a lot of the people I met were transplants who fell in love with the area upon visiting. They told me that they come for the winter and stay for the summer claiming it is just as beautiful in the warmer months with a number of fun outdoor activities.

Looking for things to do this month - here are some of the local happenings:

All Month Snowshoe Tours of the Preserve

All Month Midway Ice Castle

2/10-2/26 The Sleeping Beauty at Ballet West

2/13-2/17 KPCW 2017 Pledge Drive

2/17-2/18 Mozart's Requiem at Utah Symphony

2/24-2/25 Alvin Ailey at the Eccles Center

2/25 Rebelution at Park City Live

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