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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)

A Perfect Day in Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Feb 18, 2016

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Park City is an amazing place, whether you are just in for the day or you live here full-time there are endless things to do. Melanie Lieberman of Travel and Leisure Magazine published 12 Perfect Hours in Park City, Utah  and this gave us an idea for our own version of a perfect Park City day...

A perfect day in Park City could start by checking out some of the local real estate with our team; our website allows you access to preview all the properties on the market in the Park City area. Next, enjoy an outdoor activity like skiing, hiking, snow shoeing, sledding, touring our Olympic Park for a luge or bobsled experience or walking on Main Street - the possibilities are endless. When it is time for lunch check out Silver Star Cafe, it was just named Park City's Best-kept Dining Secret by USA TODAY. If you are downtown and looking for a good bar, No Name Saloon and High West Distillery  were both recently listed in the Top 5 of the 10 Best Apres-ski Bar Winners As Chosen by the Readers of USA Today for 2016.

Another place to visit during your afternoon adventure would be one of Park City's newest businesses, Park City Brewery, which Business Insider posted as one of  The 10 best breweries in American ski towns . Park City Brewery was started by a few locals who love the outdoors and beer, of course.   Their Tap Room menu boasts a cheese inspired collection of plates and their Megamind Pub Quiz Trivia Night is popular with locals and tourists.

As the sun starts to set, wrap up your day with one of the upcoming music events here in town or check out the lively nightlife on Main Street.

2/19-2/21 Beau Soliel avec Michael Doucet at the Egyptian Theatre

2/20 Railroad Earth at the Eccles Center

2/26-2/28 The Drifters at the Egyptian Theatre

And when you are ready to turn in for the evening and reflect on a great day, take a moment to peruse the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties 2015 Market Report and feel free to ask us any questions about your next home here in Park City.

 
 
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