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Deer Valley #1 Ski Resort in North America for 2018

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Sep 27, 2017

Deer Valley® has been ranked #1 Ski Resort in North America for 2018 by SKI Magazine Readers - Deer Valley® Resort has once again garnered the number one spot for North American ski resorts by the readers of SKI Magazine. With more than 25,000 reviews submitted, the resort is thrilled to launch the 2017-2018 winter ski season with the announcement of this time-honored, industry-respected accolade.

SKI Magazine paired down its survey to 10 categories this year, and in addition to the #1 overall best ski resort in North America, Deer Valley® Resort earned a #1 ranking in grooming, service, lodging and kid-friendly environment.

“We strive for nothing less than providing the best ski vacation experience to our guests,” said Bob Wheaton, President and Chief Operating Officer of Deer Valley® Resort. “To have that validation given through SKI Magazine’s readers’ poll means everything to us. We want everyone visiting our slopes to experience firsthand the many elements that contribute to the ‘Deer Valley® Difference’.”

If you have not had time yet to check out the the Parks and Recreation in Utah, clear your calendar as they are amazing. From breathtaking mountains to expansive deserts, Utah has some of the most diverse landscape in the United States. Featuring The Mighty 5® National Parks, over 40 state parks, and countless lakes and reservoirs, Utah has it all when it comes to hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, camping, fishing, boating, river rafting, and more. We have listed out below the national monuments, national parks, state parks, sports teams and museums in Utah to help you plan your next adventure.

NATIONAL MONUMENTS: Bears Ears National Monument, Dinosaur National Monument, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area – Lake Powell, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Navajo National Monument, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Timpanogos Cave National Monument and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

NATIONAL PARKS: Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park and Zion National Park.

STATE PARKS: Antelope Island State Park, Bear Lake State Park, Deer Creek State Park, Goblin Valley State Park, Great Salt Lake State Park, Heritage Park State Park, Jordanelle State Park, Rockport State Park and the Utah Lake State Park.

FAMILY FUN & SPORTS: Kids from 1 to 99 will find fun and excitement in Utah. From the Clark Planetarium, Utah’s go-to location for those of all ages who wish to discover space and science, to the ever-fun Lagoon with the thrilling 116° inverted drop on the Cannibal roller coaster, to the fascinating Natural History Museum with over 1.5 million artifacts—there is something for everyone in Utah. When it comes to sports, Utah rallies behind the NBA’s Utah Jazz, the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies, the MLS’ Real Salt Lake, the MiLB’s Salt Lake Bees, and many more.

MUSEUMS: Clark Planetarium, Discovery Gateway, Hill Aerospace Museum, Museum of Ancient Life, Natural History Museum, The Leonardo, Utah Museum of Fine Arts: UMFA FAMILY FUN, Cowabunga Bay, Heber Valley Railroad, Hogle Zoo, Lagoon, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Salomon Center, Seven Peaks and the Resort Water Park Topgolf.

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS: Utah Jazz, Ogden Raptors, Orem Owlz, Real Salt Lake, Salt Lake Bees and the Utah Grizzlies.

Holiday Events In Utah

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Dec 14, 2016

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We love Park City and everything that this town has to offer, but we cannot forget that Utah is an amazing state! We have lived her for many years now and cannot imagine living anywhere else. When we are looking for up-to-date events in Park City we go to the Visit Park City website. When we are looking for fun things to do around Utah and especially in the Salt Lake City valley we go to the KSL website.

Exciting news around town - Deer Valley Resort is honored to announce it has garnered the distinction of United States’ Best Ski Resort by the World Ski Award’s for the fourth consecutive year. The World Ski Award’s 2016 Ski Oscars winners represent excellence in ski tourism and the leaders shaping the future of the ski industry. Read the full article for all the details - Deer Valley Resort Named Best U.S. Ski Resort by Global Organization.

Looking to explore Park City Mountain - Ski Utah tagged along with blogger Alyssa Staker and her friend Sarah Hall who guided them through some of their favorite spots on the mountain. Follow Alyssa's lead and you're sure to have a great day at Park City Mountain. And if you're not able to tackle the entire mountain in a day, don't sweat it, as the 7,300 acres can be enjoyed over a couple of days or even a week. Click on to see the video for Park City In A Day.

Before you read the upcoming Holiday Events going on all around Utah we wanted to share a little more about our great town. The Huffington Post recently wrote 7 Reasons Park City Is Officially ‘America’s Favorite Town'. Last week Travel + Leisure recently named Park City the top town in America, and now the Huffington Post has listed their favorite things about Park City. The Huffington Post tops their list with the great slopes of Park City, to the residents, our year round activities, the food and our favorite line "the best adventures here are cheap or free" referencing our amazing trail system - Hiking Park City’s trails.

Utah Holiday Events:

Now - December 31: Luminaria at Thanksgiving Point: This enchanting mile walk will transport you into a magical holiday world as you make your way through the captivating Ashton Gardens. The walk includes thousands of lights, a nativity scene, glowing lanterns, music and games for the children. Adult tickets are $20 and children (ages 3-12) are $17.

Now - January 1: Spanish Fork's Festival of Lights: The festival is a drive-through holiday light show, open nightly from 6-10 p.m. through Jan. 1 at Canyon View Park, 3300 E. Powerhouse Road. Tickets are $7 for cars and more for larger vehicles.

Now - January 2: Salem's Pond Town Christmas: The display in Salem includes lights floating on a pond in Knoll Park. Pond Town runs nightly from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Knoll Parks is located at 200 W. 300 South. The event is free for the public.

Now - December 31: Christmas in Color: Utah's biggest drive-through holiday light show is offered in Kearns and Provo. Tickets are $21.95 per vehicle.

Now - January 1: Ogden City Christmas Village: Stroll through the lighted village, visit Santa in his castle, take a ride on the Polar Express Train and enjoy live entertainment. The village will be lit every night from 5 p.m. until midnight. The event is free for the public.

Now - December 24: Heber Valley Railroad North Pole Express: The 90-minute ride features hot chocolate and cookies from Mrs. Claus. Coach class is $35 for adults, $25 for children and $5 for toddlers.

Now - December 24: Downtown Jingle Bus in Salt Lake City: Take this bus to see all the sights downtown. This holiday-themed ride will circulate between the Gateway, Temple Square, City Creek Center Gallivan Plaza and Capitol Theatre. The bus runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, free of charge, courtesy of the SLC Downtown Alliance, City Creek Center and The Gateway.

Now - December 31: Lights on Temple Square: Christmas season begins when millions of lights are turned on the day after Thanksgiving. All events on Temple Square are free and the lights will stay on until Dec. 31. No tickets necessary.

Now - December 31: Savior of the World on Temple Square: This musical production is based on scriptural events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. Tickets are required. Evening and matinee performances are $10 each.

Now - December 31: Draper City Park Tree of Lights : The tree lighting ceremony has already happened but stop by and enjoy thousands of lights and see the famous willow "Tree of Lights" take center stage.

Now - December 31: Utah's Tallest Christmas Tree: The Outlets at Traverse Mountain in Lehi have this year’s tallest live tree in the state of Utah. The tree is over 75 feet tall and holds more than 900 ornaments and 500 lights. The tree is lit every night.

Now - December 31: Utah State Capitol Christmas trees: The Utah State Capitol has decked its halls. Enjoy a Utah-themed Christmas tree all season, found inside the building. No tickets are necessary.

Now - December 23: Christmas Cruise at CLAS Ropes Course in Provo: See thousands of lights reflecting off the water as you enjoy a boat ride about 25 minutes long with lighted holiday scenes along the shore. Santa will also make an appearance in his canoe. Blankets and warm clothes are encouraged since the boats are uncovered. Tickets are $8 per person and kids 2 and under are free.

Now - December 31: Deck The Hall at Sandy City Hall: Visit City Hall during the month of December to see the thousands of lights outside, an old-time village and a huge Christmas tree that can be found inside.

Now - December 23: "A Christmas Carol," a musical by Hale Center Theater Orem: See the original musical retelling of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Tickets start at $18.

Now - December 23: A Fairly Potter Christmas Carol: This is an unauthorized parody following the success of Fairly Potter in 2013, at the Ziegfeld Theater in Ogden. Tickets are $19 online and $20 at the door.

Now - December 31: Zoo Lights at Hogle Zoo: The Zoo Lights at Hogle Zoo return for its ninth year with more than 250 animated light displays. Wear hologram glasses to walk in the 135-foot lighted tunnel. Every night features a fun family activity. Santa will also be at Macy's Santa Station until Dec. 24. Lights went on at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $6 for children ages 3-12 and $7 for seniors.

Now - December 20: The Forgotten Carols Christmas tour: See the timeless Christmas classic during its 25th anniversary tour in Utah. Performances will be held in Ogden, Orem, Logan, Cedar City, St. George and Salt Lake City. Visit the website for exact dates and times. Tickets start at $17.50.

Now to December 26: "The Nutcracker" by Ballet West: Come see the longest-running full production in America. Evening matinee performances run throughout the month at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. Tickets start at $19.

Now to December 31: Candy Windows in South Jordan: View 10 different holiday scenes created entirely from candy pieces in shop windows along Towne Center Drive. No tickets necessary.

December 17: Breakfast with Santa at Thanksgiving Point: Enjoy breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus and other North Pole characters. Kids can participate in dance contests, sing-a-longs, games, crafts and cookie decorating. Tickets can be purchased in advance for a discount of $5. Tickets for adults at the door are $35 and tickets for children at the door are $30.

Now to December 23 (Monday through Saturday evenings): Experience a Christmas from the past when you go to Candlelight Christmas at This Is the Place Heritage Park. Here, your family can participate in crafts, visit a decorated pioneer home or hear from the Heritage Village Carolers. Tickets are $5 per person; no cost for children ages 2 and younger.

Now to December 24: "A Christmas Carol" by Hale Center Theatre in West Valley City: See the holiday classic's 32nd annual production. Tickets start at $18.

Now - February 27: Elk viewing and wagon rides at Hardware Ranch: Come take a horse-drawn carriage or wagon ride through the ranch to see elk during the winter season. Rides are offered Friday through Monday during the season. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for kids and children ages 3 and under are free.

December 17 & 24: Get tasty food, Christmas festivities, a photo booth, face painting and more at the Breakfast with Santa at Millennial Falls. Tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for children ages 2 through 11. For reservations call 801-495-3737.

December 17: Breakfast & Brunch With Santa: The whole family can eat a warm breakfast with Santa at Discovery Gateway. The brunch will also include holiday crafts and play time in the museum with Santa. Tickets can be purchased online. From 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tickets are $30 for children and $35 for adults. Members receive a discount.

December 15: Millennial Choir and Orchestra Christmas concert: This holiday performance will be held at the Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. Visit arttix.com for more information. Tickets start at $14.

December 15-17: A Kurt Bestor Christmas: Bestor will perform with his band The Collective and a chamber orchestra at the Eccles Theater. Tickets start at $25.

December 18: The Oratorio Society of Utah will be performing Handel's Messiah at 7 p.m. at the Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

December 20: Come support Westminster Girl Up's Art Gala on December 20th from 7-9:30 p.m. in Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. All art will be contributed by girls and women across the Salt Lake Valley. All proceeds for the event will go directly to Girl Up. The event will be formal and all art participants would receive 2 free tickets to the event. Otherwise, admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students. For more information, login to girlup.org.

America's Favorite Town

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Dec 07, 2016

The MooseTravel + Leisure has named Park City, Utah America's Favorite Town! Here's part of their post: 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.

Not only are we America's Favorite Town we are also home to North America's largest ski resort! Park City Mountain Resort has over 7,300 acres and 314 runs. Vail Resort linked two of North America’s greatest ski areas to offer skiers of all abilities access to Utah's legendary snow.

In addition to endless skiing, the Park City mountains offer innumerable real estate options from luxurious condominiums at Waldorf Astoria and Hyatt Centric to exquisite townhomes, Vintage on the Strand and Juniper Landing to estate lots and homes in the gated community of The Colony. Whether you're looking for ski-in/ski-out access in a contemporary setting with on-site amenities, or your own private gathering spot, there is a property for you, including new development ski-in, ski-out opportunities at Lift and Apex, and the golf townhomes of Viridian. Click to view Park City ski properties.

Looking to book your next ski visit to Utah... From ski-in/ski-out lodging and lift ticket offers, to ski and snowboard rentals, find your Utah ski deals here.

December Happenings in Park City:

All Month Park City Film Festival

12/9 - 12/11 Park Silly Holiday Bazaar 

12/10 An Evening with Adam Savage at the Eccles Center

12/12 - 12/17 FIL Luge World Cup at the Utah Olympic Park

12/15 - 12/18 Park City Holiday Spectacular at the Egyptian Theatre 

12/15 Park City Singers Present Festival of Christmas

12/17 Santa Comes Down the Town Lift

12/24 Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade 

12/30 Park City Gallery Stroll

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Ski Season Is Here

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Nov 30, 2016

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Park City Mountain Resort opened their slopes this past Saturday morning, Nov. 26th, to locals and vacationers and the PayDay Express and First Time lifts were up and running, with runs such as Home Run and Turtle Trail open to skiers and snowboarders. This weekend Opening Day/Celebrity Skifest at Deer Valley begin December 3, 2016 - December 4, 2016. Deer Valley will kick off its winter season with the excitement of the annual Celebrity Skifest - make sure to check it out.

Not ready to hit the slopes... Here are 10 WAYS TO SPEND A WINTER DAY OFF THE SLOPES by Visit Park City. If you haven't checked out the Visit Park City site - this is a great place for all things Park City.

1. BOWLING AT JUPITER BOWL - Fun for all ages, Jupiter Bowl has more to offer than its 16 bowling lanes.

2. TUBING AT GORGOZA PARK - Kick back and give your legs a rest as you catch a lift up and tube down one of Gorgoza Park’s seven specially-designed tubing lanes.

3. STROLL HISTORIC MAIN STREET - Park City’s Historic District, immediately surrounding beautiful Historic Main Street, offers a wide variety of entertainment and activities. From shopping at one-of-a-kind boutiques to browsing the many art galleries, and brushing up on both your mining and ski history at the Park City Museum – you’ll get a real feel for the heart of Park City. Grab lunch at one of the award-winning restaurants along Historic Main Street.

4. THE PAINT MIXER - A guided painting opportunity that requires no previous painting experience, the Paint Mixer, located on lower Historic Main Street.

5. FITNESS, WELLNESS, AND RELAXATION - For those who want a break from the slopes, but want to keep active, Park City offers a variety of fitness centers with drop-in options.

6. DOG SLEDDING - A perfect way to rest your legs, dog sledding offers unique views and access to more remote areas with stunning views, peace, and quiet in the areas surrounding Park City.

7. KIMBALL ART CENTER - Not only is Kimball Art Center’s main gallery (with rotating special exhibits) open daily and free of charge, they also offer numerous opportunities for classes and studio time.

8. SNOWMOBILING - Have the need for speed? A perfect way to experience nature in smaller groups, snowmobiling offers a unique opportunity to meander through aspen meadows and pick up a bit of speed through wide open space – it’s a fun way to spend the day as a family or with a group of friends.

9. SNOW BIKING - Utilize a different set of muscles while riding a fat-tire bike throughout Park City’s trail system.

10. UTAH OLYMPIC PARK - Brush up on your Olympic history with a guided tour of Utah Olympic Park, or a walk through the Alf Engen Ski Museum and Eccles 2002 Olympic Winter Games Museum.

Looking for something fun to do in the valley - We truly enjoy Ballet West’s Nutcracker and are lucky to be home to one of the best ballet company’s in the country. Bring joy to the holidays with the favorite that has charmed families for generations and wowed audiences throughout the nation. Take a magical journey to the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy for lively and colorful dances from around the world. Join Ballet West for the 60th production of Willam Christensen’s The Nutcracker and see why this is the longest-running full production in America. - JANET QUINNEY LAWSON CAPITOL THEATRE 50 west 200 south Salt Lake City UT 84101

Click here for the official Utah Snow Report and read on for all the anticipated opening ski dates - have a great week!

Alta : December 2

Beaver : TBD

Brian Head : OPEN

Brighton: OPEN

Cherry Peak : TBD

Deer Valley : December 3

Eagle Point : December 17

Nordic Valley : December 10

Park City Mountain : OPEN

Powder Mountain : December 1

Snowbasin : December 1

Snowbird : OPEN

Solitude : December 2

Sundance : December 9

Homes in the Glenwild Golf Community

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jul 20, 2016

As a person that is in Glenwild from time to time, I wanted to inform you of some of the great homes that are for sale in Glenwild. We even have one that is available to rent or buy. Thank you for taking a moment to review these fine homes that I have listed, of course there are also several other fine homes available that I could assist you or your friends in reviewing. I would be honored to assist you…. call me directly anytime. 435-640-0590

a1016665-d82a-4d7d-b426-766f9841f761 7418 Glenwild Drive Lot 89 This timeless and classic estate has great mountain views, it sits above the 14th hole, and was just reduced from $10,000,000 to $8,200,000 5 BR, 7 BA, 11,564 SQ FT

 5f66573c-742b-42d7-86b0-ccb827466b9f 1333 Snowberry Street Lot 13 This elegant mountain contempory villa sits on the ridgeline and has dueling staircases, expansive kitchen, greatroom and dinning area. All with views worth savoring. 5 BR, 7 BA, 8,118 SQ FT $3,990,000

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7474 Foxglove Court Lot 121 This georgeous mountain contemporary home will be built on Lot 121. 4 Bedrooms, over 6,000 SQ FT Please call me for details.

 970c6cac-d3e7-4c6c-b36a-df46632b4eab 7710 Purple Sage Lot 49 You can rent this great home with sweeping views, long term 12/18 months for $8,750 per month. Owner will consider selling. Call for details. 4 BR, 6 BA with 7,430 SQ FT

 

Interested in the Park City real estate market - check out our digital version of the Summer 2016 Neighborhood Guide and the digital version of the Summer 2016 Living Guide.

In the news - check out the latest article about our great state Utah is #1 for business.

Fun around town - The Park City Mountain Resort Summer Concert Series gives a reason to kick off your sandals, get in the summer groove, and jam out under the summer stars at the Mountain Stage in Canyons Village on Saturdays at 6:00 pm. The next concert is coming up on July 30th with Robert Ellis.

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Warm Weather is Back

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 30, 2016

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Warm weather is back in Park City after 15 inches of snow from our most recent storm and the Spring skiing is better than ever. Our Licensed Assistant gets up really early each morning for running and workout classes and shared this photo with us on her way home from the Beau Collective yesterday.

On a side note, our fair town is back in the news as Park City, Utah was named #3 on Conde Nast's list of 15 best small cities in the U.S.

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There are 11 days left to hit the slopes at both Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort, but no need to worry as the Spring Outdoor lineups are starting to come out for both resorts.

The 2016 Deer Valley Music Fest Lineup has been announced and the Utah Symphony/Utah Opera has announced its first batch of concerts for the 2016 Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City, Utah. Highlights of the six-week music festival, which begins on July 2, 2016 and runs through August 6, 2016, include Utah Symphony performances with high-energy, new wave rock band, The B-52s; Matthew Morrison, who starred as teacher Will Schuster on TV’s “Glee”; DreamWorks Animation in Concert with scenes from favorite movies including “Home,” “Shrek,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Madagascar;” a tribute to the music of late rock legend David Bowie, and violinist Robert McDuffie performing Philip Glass’ The American Four Seasons.

Check out our blog next week for more activities and lineups in the Park City area and have a great week. www.realtorramoninparkcity.com

There Is More Than Skiing In Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 16, 2016

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Park City is a town for those who love the outdoors and adventure, and during the snow months we have more than just the mountains to play on. StayParkCity posted 10 Winter Activities That Don't Require Skis as hiking, bowling and spa treatments are just the tip of the iceberg, and SKIMAG.com has put together a Guide to Park City's Best Shopping as there is always something for everyone. Utah is a great place for ski resorts (14 world-class ski resorts) and boasts the largest resort in the U.S., scores the country's most consistent snowfall, but did you know that one Utah resort has the nicest ski bathrooms anywhere? - Ski Utah shares 14 Reasons to Ski Utah.

Park City Mountain Resort has seen 17 inches of snow in the last 48 hours  adding some much appreciated powder to our favorite slopes. I made it up the other day and took my snowboard from the Canyons Village to Downtown Park City and rode the new lift back to take in the incredible view. S Media Snowports Culture posted a great episode about Park City skiing and the fact that flying into Salt Lake City gives visitors and residents alike access to 11 of the 14 ski resort within an hours drive.

If you have time to give back this weekend, Operation Smile will be in Park City and locals and celebrities will be out raising awareness and funds for a great cause. Operation Smile started in 1982 and has provided surgeries for hundreds of thousands of kids in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit operationsmile.org.

With Spring around the corner, some of our friends were just telling us about Via Ferrate - a climbing adventure will be added to our list for warm weather activities. The Utah Adventure Center offers Via Ferrate: Guided Cable Assisted Climbing. Via Ferrata (Italian for "iron road") is a mountain-climbing method that lets less experienced climbers enjoy the adrenaline rush and spectacular scenery usually reserved for elite climbers. The "iron road" is now available in Utah with the Waterfall Canyon Via Ferrata.

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Park City Adventures

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 11, 2016

I realize that I have been on a kick lately about how great Park City is, and well only because it is and that is why I have decided to do a double blog this week.  I came across this article by Fodor's  Travel and  "If anyone has seen it all, it’s the crew over at Fodor’s Travel with all their pretty (and pretty practical) guidebooks. So when they say their top pick for 2016 travel is our pride and joy, Utah, we, of course, couldn’t agree more. What does Fodor’s think is so great about this state anyway?" well Park City takes the top two spots and spot number 8. Another great read is  17 Reasons Utah is the #1 Place to Visit in the World which includes some of my favorite things to do in Utah.

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I had a great opportunity earlier this week to go snowmobiling for the first time, and I realized I found a new sport. I went out with some friends and colleagues in the field out to Wolf Creek Ranch. If you are looking for some great parcels of land with lots of property I would be more than happy to take you out to see this amazing community.

 

Since it has been such a beautiful week I also decided to take my granddaughter out for a few runs at the Canyons Village yesterday as she has a little brother coming soon and I thought we would get in one more day of skiing before Junior gets here.

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As Spring is just around the corner and road trips are on our minds, check out this article 12 Must-Do Adventures On Your Utah Road Trip. The wife and I have explored Utah and the West for years via our motorcycle and now we spend more time in the 5th wheel RV seeking adventures in our truck with our trusty dog Zorro. Before our road trips begin we are going to make the most of the snow and we hope to see you on the slopes this weekend.

Skiing In Park City With Kids

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 02, 2016

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Some of my favorite experiences in Park City are with my granddaughter on the ski slopes of Park City Mountain Resort. Ana and I head out on the weekends with a snow board in one hand and a set of skis in the other. Over the years she has gotten better, more confident and faster, but her favorite runs are still the  greens. In a town of Olympic medalists, novices, and every level of skiing/snowboarding in between it is good to know that we can all have a great time together.

Lonely Planet just posted a great article - 7  Reasons to Learn to Ski in Park City and it begins with the phrase "within northern Utah’s snow-laden mountain ranges lies Park City, one of the country’s most beginner-friendly ski towns". This is great news for kids and adults alike as 12% of the trails at Park City Mountain are designated green for beginner skiers, and 27% of the trails at Deer Valley are beginner friendly. Both Park City Mountain and Deer Valley offer ski programs for all levels, but the kids programs and their attention to detail and fun are absolutely amazing. Plus, if you are a local there are discounted rates for your kiddos ski programs and if your kids are in the Park City school district there are ski programs offered via the public schools.

When you are not skiing this weekend, Park City is hosting the NorAm Cup on March 4th and 5th, check out the men's and women's skeleton at the Utah Olympic Park starting at 10 am on both days. The competition will host athletes from around the world with both up and coming to the very experienced as athletes work to start building points for the 2018 Olympics. The Utah Olympic Park is a great place to take kids as they have an interactive museum, year round activities and numerous events just for kids.

Park City is full of activities for the whole family and as Forbes Travel Guide's 16 Top Destinations For 2016 listed our lovely little town at the top of the list you know we are never short of things to do. Check out our website for more ideas on things to do in Park City and of course all things real estate.

My granddaughter wanted me to thank everyone who bought Girl Scout cookies from her this year. The wife and I like to help with the cookie drive each year and we were tickled to see  Fortune's post that Chris Rock was able to get celebrities at the Oscars to purchase $65,000 worth of cookies for his daughter during the awards ceremony. On that note, be ready for next year when Ana and I set it up a notch in our new and improved grandfather/granddaughter sales pitch.

The Magic of Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Feb 04, 2016

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There's Magic Here, and when you visit Park City you know you have come to someplace special. Meisha Lawson's article There's Magic Here elaborates on the feeling you get when you come to Park City. We have many clients who have bought a home in the Park City area after visiting for a holiday, Sundance or coming to see friends.

Karen and Steve have been coming to Park City for years and are now in the process of finding their new home away from home. Karen Pecota is an accomplished writer and has been writing about the Sundance Film Festival and Slamdance for a number of years. Check out our future blogs for some of Karen's upcoming work.

The Winter Edition of Epic Life 2015-2016 has shared some impressive stats on Vail Resorts and their update/remodel of the Park City Mountain Resort. Vail Resorts spent $50 million dollars in this investment that covers 7,300 acres and 17 peaks. Park City Mountain Resort has 38 lifts with 34,400 total vertical feet of all lifts combined, 16 on-mountain restaurants and a 22 foot high halfpipe. There are 38 snowcats at work with 480 snowmaking guns on hand.

Inc. posted an article the other day on Park City called This tiny Mountain Town is Home to Multimillion-Dollar Startups. Inc. shares that in a city of fewer than 8,000 people well-known to ski bums and film buffs, its entrepreneurs are cultivating their own reputations.

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Sundance Film Festival

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jan 20, 2016

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Sundance Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and we would like to share some helpful links, tips and some impressive stats. The 2016 Sundance Film Festival had 12,793 submissions from 120 countries with only a small percentage of the  films making the Festival cut. There will be 98 world premieres and 72 short films, and there are even movies for kids in Sundance Kids.

Architectural Digest posted a great article - Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival - and it has some great suggestions for your visit to Park City.

Sundance is a great time and there is so much to see and do; we like this article by The New York Times as it helps you prep to make the most of your time during the Festival -  How to Do Sundance and Leave a Little Cash for Popcorn.

As I posted in my last blog, Sundance provides a great opportunity to hit the slopes without as many people on the mountain. Park City Mountain Resort offers night skiing, so after a day of movies you can hit the slopes before you head out for the evening shows.

When you have free time this Sundance experience, check out our Winter Guide or reach out to us if you would like to check out your next home-away-from-home.

Park City Market in the New Year

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jan 14, 2016

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As the New Year is officially in full swing I wanted to share some of the Park City stats and some videos of the different neighborhoods.

Old Town Park City has Single Family homes ranging from $435,000 - $15,000,000, Condominiums from $150,000 -$2,400,000 and Homesites from $249,000 - $3,499,000 (numbers change regularly). Main Street hosts several events including the Kimball Arts Festival, Savor the Summit, the Independence Day Parade, Halloween for the whole Family, and just around the corner - Sundance. Check out this video for a Welcome to Park City.

Park Meadows is another great area of Park City with Single Family homes ranging from $889,000 - $6,790,000, Condominiums from $325,000 - $2,075,000, and Homesites from $445,000 - $1,100,000. Park Meadows is home to a golf course/country club and the M.A.R.C. Rec Center. Check out this video for the amazing neighborhood of Park Meadows.

I will round out this blog with the Synderville Basin. Single Family homes range from $1,599,000 to $7,995,000, Condominiums from $159,995 - $9990,000, and Homesites from $619,000 - $2,650,000. The Snyderville Basin has many neighborhoods, shopping at Kimball Junction, and at the center Willow Creek Park which has dog park, sand volleyball courts and other multi-useplaying courts.

Realtor.com has posted a great article that helps to kick off the New Year with some very useful information about the real estate market and 6 Stellar Reasons to Buy a Home in 2016.

Next week I will share information about Sundance and more about the many great neighborhoods in Park City. In the meantime, check out the Berkshire Hathaway Local Neighborhood Guide.

Ski Season Starts This Weekend

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Nov 19, 2015

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Park City Mountain Resort opens on Saturday, November 21st and Deer Valley opens on Saturday, December 5th for the winter season. For those who live in Park City we have the option for Local Passes at both Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resorts, but time is running out for the discounted prices.

Here are some upcoming events around Park City for the rest of November:

Young Frankenstein is playing at the Egyptian Theatre November 20-29th                        Park City Film Series  - 5Point Film Festival November 19th at 7:00 pm                                  IBSF Para World Cup at the Utah Olympic Park November 19-22nd                                   Future in Review Speaker Series - Mark Anderson at 7:30 pm November 20th                        Nature Walk/Snowshoe Tours 8:30 am - 10 am  November 21 - February 27th

When you are not on the slopes or participating in the activities mentioned, we have a wide variety of homes and lots on the market for you to tour as well as years of experience to help you find your next or even second home.  Check out our website or give us a call (435) 640-0590 as The Gomez Team is here to help.

Summertime in Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jun 18, 2015

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June 17, 2015

This week I just want to talk about Summertime in Park City…It is Awesome. First of all we have mild temperature, sunshine and blue skies. There is just so much to do here in the Summer and if you have only been here in the winter you are missing out. The Locals have a saying that goes…”I came for the skiing, but I stayed for the summers”. Besides the perfect temperatures let me just give you a sampling of things to do….as a matter of fact this coming Saturday the 20th we are attending “Savior the Summit” in Old Town with friends. This is where most of the restaurants on Main St. bring their excellent food and beverages out onto Main St. There are no cars and just one very long banquet table from the bottom of Main to the top of Main. It is simply one large outdoor dining party. You know how at football games the fans do “the wave” well we have our version but it is the “the wine toast wave”. This event is truly Park City…

 
 
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