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Welcome To Utah

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Nov 29, 2017

Welcome to Utah! Our stunning state is known for its world-class skiing and snowboarding resorts, spectacular red rock deserts, and as one of the nation’s best states for business. Host of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, Utah boasts a panorama of recreation and culture. From professional sports teams such as the Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake, performance powerhouses such as the Utah Symphony, Ballet West, and Utah Opera, exceptional art galleries and concert venues, to award-winning restaurants and a lively nightlife scene… Utah showcases a limitless variety of activities and entertainment. Check out the entire Welcome to Utah video by clicking here.

Salt Lake City International Airport is Utah’s gateway to the world. Ranked as one of the nation’s best for on time departures and arrivals and one of the lowest in percentage of flights cancelled. Salt Lake City’s airport is just 15 minutes from most Salt Lake neighborhoods and 40 minutes from Park City.

In the summer, Utah has it all when it comes to hiking, golf, mountain biking, backpacking, camping, fishing, boating, river rafting, rock climbing, and more. Home to the Mighty Five® National Parks, over 40 state parks, countless lakes and reservoirs, and some of the most scenic public and private golf courses in the country, many of which are championship-designated, there is something for everyone during the summer in Utah. Park City alone boasts over 400 continuous miles of trails which span two resorts and has been awarded the highest International Mountain Biking Association’s Gold-Level Ride Center designation.

In the winter, locals and visitors alike enjoy “The Greatest Snow on Earth” at Utah’s 14 world-class ski resorts. From Park City Mountain, the largest ski and snowboard resort in the United States, to Deer Valley® Resort which has been ranked the #1 Resort by Ski Magazine 6 times, to Snowbird which features 3,240 vertical feet between the base and the summit, Utah has a resort for everyone. Whether it’s downhill skiing or cross country, snowshoeing or snowmobiling, an incredible winter adventure is just minutes away.

From the Wasatch Front cities of Ogden, Bountiful, Salt Lake, and South Jordan, to the Wasatch Back communities of Park City, Heber, and Kamas, there is a place for everyone in Utah. Live here, work here, play here. Contact your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties professional for the current market information on our exceptional state.

The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Utah Properties Welcome to Park City guide is now available for your review, call with any questions and have a great rest of the week.

Alpine Distilling In Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Oct 18, 2017

Alpine Distilling is an award winning distillery in Park City located at 7132 N. Silver Creek Road. Robert Sergent, Owner and Distiller, is a Bourbon Steward, 4th Generation Distiller and one of 8 Of The Best American Single Malt Whiskies in the country with the only single malt whiskey in the world to win GOLD at the International SIP Awards this year. Their Travelers Rest 88 was so popular it has already sold out with maybe a few bottles remaining at various Utah State Liquor Stores. All of the Alpine products are available at their Silver Creek location, at Utah State Liquor Stores and on-line at www.forwhiskeylovers.com

We have known the Sergent family for years and I remember a Christmas not too long ago at our house where Rob told us he was moving on from his VP role with Johnson & Johnson to create delicious hand crafted spirits. Rob's Preserve Liqueur  was awarded Platinum at the International SIP Awards as the Best Liqueur in the World with a portion of every sale going to the Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City. Alpine Distilling has also been awarded and recognized internationally as they were invited by the Department of Agriculture to represent the United States in Hong Kong  last year and wouldn't you know it Alpine's Preserve Liqueur made Top 10 out of 20,000 entries!

Here is the Alpine line-up:

Preserve is a 100% corn spirit that is certified Kosher and 20% alcohol by volume.  The Utah state flower, the Sego Lily, is the bottle shape – look at the bottle from the bottom up.

SIP Awards – Platinum Medal 

Wine Luxe – Top Ten; Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Expo

 

Lafayette Spiced Bourbon Whiskey - A classic Kentucky Bourbon mashbill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% cut to 80 proof, Alpine adds Apricot, Primrose and Cinnamon for the Lafayette spice profile

SIP Awards: Gold-Medal

 

 

Persistent Vodka - 100% corn which is 10x distilled, using a Column Still and then a Bain Marie Pot Still, to control time on copper.

SIP Awards – Silver Medal

 

 

 

 

Traveler’s Rest American Single Malt Whiskey at Barrel Proof has SOLD OUT.  Gold Medal Winning  Traveler’s Rest Single Malt 88 Proof (with a secondary French Oak aging) is only available at Utah State liquor stores.

 

 

Spur blended whiskey – a blend of two Gold-medal winners - Alpine's French Oak aged single malt has a wonderful banana, mocha note finish with a vanilla spice; and their Bourbon brings the corn sweetness and American Oak brown flavors with very subtle rye spice.

Alpine Distilling is located at 7132 N. Silver Creek Road in Park City.

 

OCTOBER EVENTS

Mondays thru Saturdays: Midway Creamery Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Midway

Mondays, until 10/23: Happy Valley Farmers Market, Springville

Mondays, until 10/30: Light Up the Night Halloween Parade, Thanksgiving Point

Wednesdays, until 10/25: Sugar House Farmer's Market, Salt Lake City

Wednesdays, until 10/25: Park City Farmer's Market, Park City

All Month Long: Homestead Resort Annual Scarecrow Festival, Midway

Thursdays, until 10/26: Bountiful City Farmers Market, Bountiful

Fridays, until 10/27: Happy Valley Farmers Market, Orem

Saturdays, until 10/28: Trick-or-Treat Parade, Thanksgiving Point

Saturdays, until 10/21: Cache Valley Gardener's Market, Logan

Saturdays in October: Trick or Treat Parade, Thanksgiving Point

Thusdays - Saturdays: Haunted Wagon Train, Heber City

Weekends in October: Frightmares, Lagoon

All October: McCoard's Provo Corn Maze, Provo

Now - 10/22: Haunted Aquarium, Draper

10/19 - 10/22: Aladdin, Salt Lake City

10/20: Haunted Night at the Museum: Viking Ghost Ship, Salt Lake City

10/21 - 10/21: Fall Harvest Festival, Wellsville

10/24: Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Salt Lake City

10/27: Halloween Party, Snowbird

10/31: Howl-O-Ween! on Historic Main Street, Park City

Thursday - Saturdays: Daily Pumpkin Train, Heber City

Welcome To Utah

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Sep 20, 2017

Usually our blogs are about Park City, but this week I would like to share a little about Salt Lake City. As one of the nation’s fastest growing areas, Salt Lake City and the surrounding communities are central hubs for business, travel, and recreation. Renowned for “The Greatest Snow on Earth,the Wasatch Front has something for everyone. Bordered on the west by the Great Salt Lake and to the east by the Rocky Mountains, the Salt Lake Valley offers a limitless variety of activities and entertainment.

The city’s surroundings provide a beautiful panorama full of outdoor recreation such as hiking, camping, biking, fishing, boating, rock climbing, world-class skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, and so much more. As for the arts, Salt Lake City is home to performance powerhouses such as the Utah Symphony and Ballet West. The Wasatch Front has no shortage of culture, concerts, sporting events, historical attractions, and festivals. With outstanding restaurants and a thriving nightlife, there is always something to do in Salt Lake City and its surrounding areas.

Today, Salt Lake City offers everything from professional sports to concerts and theater to a lively nightlife scene to many kid-approved attractions. Best of all, the city’s backyard offers limitless year-round activities and recreations. Salt Lake City ranks in the top 10 of numerous lists including livability, safety, health, affordability, business, and employment opportunities. Steady, strong economic growth and stability coupled with innovative entrepreneurship has captured the attention of the Silicon Valley tech industry and has predicted Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas to be the next Tech Mecca as “Silicon Slopes” continues to grow and innovate.

Shifting gears back into the mountains, East Summit County is located below the majestic peaks of the Uintas, the mountain communities of Peoa, Kamas, Oakley, Woodland, Francis, Hoytsville, and Coalville boast stunning views and wild natural beauty. Popular with outdoor enthusiasts and ranchers, these townships offer a wide range of real estate options including farmstead estates, large lots to build your dream home on, and small subdivisons with a quiet neighborhood feel. Just a short distance to Park City and Salt Lake City, these towns have a preserved sense of nature and community without the hustle and bustle of a larger city.

From fishing, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and camping these areas provide a range of outdoor pursuits. In addition to their scenic charm, each town offers its own array of community activities including the Oakley Rodeo, Summit County Fair, outdoor summer concert series, and Kamas’ Fiesta Days. Known as the “Gateway to the Uintas” Kamas, Francis, and Woodland offer pristine mountain living with the Uinta Mountains—and their 880,000 acres of trails, streams, lakes, and mountain terrain—just out your backdoor.

We love Park City, and the Wife and I are here to answer any questions you may have about our local market as well as the surrounding areas of this great state.

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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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.

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.

 

Utah ProjectionsKEY TAKEAWAYS

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.
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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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.

Happy Thanksgiving

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Nov 23, 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours, may this holiday season be filled with joy and laughter. Looking for some place to go for the holidays? Travel and Leisure recently posted America’s Best Towns for the Holidays - No. 10 of 26 Park City, Utah. The holiday season ushers in serious wattage—star-powered and otherwise—in this Utah mountain town. In late November, Park City holds its annual Electric Parade, in which locals light up their trucks, cars, and bicycles and crank up the holiday tunes as they parade down Main Street. On Christmas Eve, Saint Nick spends the day skiing the slopes and then leads a torchlight parade down the PayDay trail. January’s Sundance Film Festival draws a Hollywood crowd, yet Park City also scored well with readers for feeling family-friendly. During the holidays, kids and sweet tooths of all ages will love the life-size gingerbread house (nearly 13 feet tall, made with 11,000 cookies) at Montage Deer Valley.

Condé Nast Traveler readers cast more than 100,000 votes for their favorite cities in the U.S. in the 2016 Readers' Choice Awards survey. This article posted features the country's smaller cities, with populations under 150,000. In the top ten - that's right Park City. #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.

Quick Fact: Utah is the fourth fastest growing economy in the nation and it seems the WORLD is taking notice! A recent article by Forbes described it as the fourth fastest growing region in the country at 6.93%. A big attractant is the state's low unemployment and very affordable cost of living.

Mansion Global recently shared - Here’s How to Price the Value of Your Home’s Outdoor Space - even in the winter months outdoor space is very valuable in the housing market. In the same way drivers of luxury cars are trading in their Mercedes for Teslas, owners of high-end properties are abandoning their lush lawns and exotic outdoor plants for ecologically sustainable, environmentally conscious landscapes. "What buyers want when it comes to the utility of outdoor space is cohesive connection from indoor to outdoor living areas, ideally with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that disappear when opened into an in-wall hiding spot", said Shaun Drummond, the sales director of London’s Harrods Estates. "They also want beautiful outdoor furniture, made of materials and fabrics that are fully weather resistant, to add to the ease of inhabiting the space", he said.

 

Millennials and Utah Adventures

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Oct 26, 2016

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Who are the Millennials - local banker, Rick Klein, has shared some interesting stats about these up and coming buyers.

The Millennials were born roughly between 1981 and 1997 and make up 23.4% of the US population. Their average income is around $37,600, which is 7% lower than their parents at that same age, with 61% having some college experience. Millennials are diverse, always connected and have a whopping average of $30,000 in student loans.

To assist the millennials in their home purchase there are the First Mortgage Programs with a conventional loan up to $417k, with a minimum of 3% down and the down payment may be gifted. Where are millennials Buying in the Park City area - most times in Heber. Rick Klein 801-558-5626

Looking for adventure in Utah - here are 5 family destinations for Fall:

1. The Heart of Adventure - MONTICELLO, UTAH

There is plenty to do here including: Canyonlands National Park with ancient history and rock art, ATV Safari (watch out for scorpions), Hideout Golf Course — Ranked #2 in the state, and Canyon Country Discovery Center with hands-on experiments & experiences for all ages.

2. THE NORTH COUNTRY - SNOWBASIN & POWDER MOUNTAIN

SNOWBASIN has mountain biking, hiking, a spider jump, disc golf, Music Sundays & BBQ and a climbing wall.

Powder Mountain has biking, hiking and a Fall Safari.

3. LOCAL WOODSY LODGE - DANIEL'S SUMMIT

Only 15 miles outside of Heber, Daniel’s Summit lets you check hiking, a day spa, razor riding, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing and kayaking.

4. DESERT EXPLORATION - GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT

There is Hiking — Calf Creek Falls, Spooky & Peekaboo Slot Canyons, Devil’s Garden, Coyote Gulch and the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park.

5. NATURE'S MOST IMPRESSIVE SANDSTONE SCULPTURES

Check out MONUMENT VALLEY owned by the Navajo Nation with trails, ruins and natural bridges.

Feel like a staycation - there is always plenty to do in Park City and don't forget Halloween on Monday! Oh, and one more great reason to love our town – the 1st annual shotski event was a success bringing in a crowd of over a 1,000 people and braking the world record for longest shotski!

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Beautiful Homes in Park City

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jun 08, 2016

This week we would like to share a sampling with you of some of the beautiful homes and land we have listed for sale in the Park City area.

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7097 Glenwild Drive is a truly special single floor living home. The wide open floor plan has spectacular views of both ski resorts and the Olympic Park. This home is finished in the most elegant and extraordinary ways - Luna Bronze stone fixtures are inside and outside the home; with three water features - one at the front entrance, one inside the home that is part of a 11,500 lb. rock feature, and one on the back porch. The four car garage has built-ins and the master bedroom has his and her bathrooms with one featuring a heated stone tub.

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12928 S Hickory Knolls Ct is in Draper with contemporary elegance and special attention to craftsmanship, such as wood carved doors, beautiful light fixtures, all within a floor plan that will fit you like a glove. The kitchen and great room offer the perfect setting for entertaining your friends and family inside and outside with views to savor from every room. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this home offers privacy and a secluded fully landscaped backyard. An extremely large Master Suite on the main floor offers a see-thru fireplace, private sitting area and your own private deck.  The main floor garage has room for four cars while on the lower level this is a large 10+ car garage with 14 foot doors, storage and it's own bathroom.

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3284 Big Spruce Way came on the market and immediately went under contract. This beautiful home is in the Pinebrook community of Park City.

 

 

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7418 Glenwild Drive is a palatial home accessed via a custom designed heated driveway lined with immaculate landscaping highlighting the local flora. Located in the prestigious, secluded and gated Glenwild Golf Community with over 11,000 square feet this home will capture you with its superior design, elegant lines and striking details. This immaculate home offers spectacular views of Park City, America’s largest ski resort, and sits on the Tom Fazio designed 14th hole at Glenwild, Golf Digest rated #1 Utah golf course since 2001.

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9601 Eagle Crest Lane is a stunning 17 acre lot that is perched high in The Preserve, offering you spectacular views of the Park city valley below and America's largest ski resort. Being at the end of this short street provides the new owner with privacy and views galore. This property also backs up to 408 acres of Open Space. Come and see why this could be the very best lot for the price.

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1333 Snowberry Street in Glenwild is a must see. This exquisitely finished home has 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 will keep you toasty warm in the winter while sitting in front of the massive stone fireplace in the great room. The master bedroom is on the main floor with its own sitting area, steam shower and views from your bed of the mountains.

MooseHollow.jpeg4047 Moose Hollow Road is 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. The main floor of this home has Australian Jarrah wood floors, a Cherry Paneled Library, formal dining room, Crystal chandeliers, crown moldings, miles of uninterrupted views and privacy. This home has a kitchen that chefs love with a 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 closets, and a marble master bath. Other features include: an outdoor swim spa with electric cover,  4 car garage, large mud room, exercise room, family room, game room, lower level walk-out and a craft/office room. This location provides you with extremely easy access to both Salt Lake City and to Old Town Park City.

Exterior_1800x1200_2276465Looking for a home to rent in the prestigious Glenwild community... 7710 Purple Sage is calling. Give me a call to find out more information about this stunning home or any other homes in this blog

Heber Valley Market

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Jun 01, 2016

RL2 copyHeber Valley is only fifteen minutes from Park City and thirty minutes from Provo, the majestic Heber Valley is perfectly situated at the base of the mighty Wasatch mountains. Home to some of the most beautiful ranch property in the country, the Heber Valley offers breathtaking views of the nearly 12,000 foot Mt. Timpanogos and has the Jordanelle Reservoir to the North and Deer Creek Reservoir to the south, both offering a wide variety of water sports including fishing and boating. Property types range from charming historic single family homes to expansive ranches and luxury golf properties. Heber Valley is a golfers dream with over 100 holes of golf at the Wasatch Mountain State Park, Soldier Hollow, Quarry Springs, and the private gated community of Red Ledges. Heber City was recently named as one of the greatest towns in America.

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Midway, home to Swiss Days and the Olympic-designated Nordic track at Soldier Hollow, has several new developments in addition to its lovely ranches and bungalows. Midway is also home to 100 holes of golf at 5 different courses and the Soldier Hollow cross-country ski track. Midway offers a slower pace lifestyle, that allows equestrian pursuits as well as close proximity to the hustle and bustle of Park City and Salt Lake. Homes here have a charming mountain setting that is peaceful and quaint and command a premium over the rest of the Heber Valley.

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Heber and Midway boast award-winning restaurants, champion-designated golf courses, parks, and expansive trail systems. Whether you love horses, hiking, golfing, fishing, or enjoying the best of the American West, Heber Valley is not to be missed. Check out the upcoming events in the Heber Valley and peruse the  2015 Heber Valley Market Report.

 

Upcoming Events in Heber:

6/3 Commemorative Air Force Swing Dance at Heber City Airport

6/4 Free Fishing Day at Wasatch Mountain State Park

6/4 National Trails Day at State Parks

6/16 Heber City's Farmer's Market on Main Street

6/17-6/18 Ragnar Relay Running Series

6/25 Wasatch Chevy's "Back to the 50's" Car Show Main Street

7/4 Homestead Old Fashion 4th of July

7/14-7/16 IRHA Intermountain Reining Horse Association

7/16 Fire on the Water at Jordanelle

7/30 Wasatch County Demolition Derby at Wasatch County Events Complex

8/5-8/6 Utah Commemorative Airforce Classic Car Show at Heber City Airport

8/6-8/7 Tour of Utah

8/20 National Ability Center's Summit Challenge Bike Race in Midway

Call us with any questions about the Heber Valley or visit our website to search all the homes currently on the market.

Golf Community Market Report

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
May 29, 2016

 

Park City is known for great snow, picturesque mountains, and North America’s largest ski resort; but did you know that there are seventeen golf courses within thirty-two minutes of Old Town? Check out our Golf Community Market Report to see both Single Family Homes and Vacant Land available/sold at many of our fine golf communities in the Park City area. (Promontory Pictured Above)

Seven of these courses are private clubs located within five private gated communities, Glenwild, Promontory, Tuhaye, Red Ledges, Victory Ranch (Promontory and Red Ledges each have two golf courses). There are two other fine private courses located in Park City…Park Meadows and Jeremy Ranch.

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Our eight public golf courses are extremely well maintained and a joy to play all with the bonus of very reasonable green fees. I have personally played all but three of them and I am here to tell you that golfing in Park City area is like Heaven on Earth. Park City provides mild temperatures, well maintained greens and fabulous mountain views from every golf course.

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As I have managed private clubs for over 15 years, in several fine resort locations, it is my professional and personal opinion that you will not find a better golfing experience anywhere. Whether you wish to join an exclusive private club or play one our fine public courses, you will not be disappointed.

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If you would like to find out more about the Park City Golf Community give me a call and I would be happy to help you find your next slice of Heaven.

The Importance of a Great Agent

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Apr 13, 2016

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The wife and I moved here in 2001 when I was the opening General Manager for Glenwild Golf & Spa and we fell in love with Park City. We decided to make the move here permanent, so for the last decade we have focused on selling luxury homes and properties in the Park City area after a forty year career in hospitality. In 2014 we decided to expand our team and brought in Sara Sergent, a Realtor, with a background in Human Resources and organization management.

In the greater Park City area we work with individuals selling their first homes, second homes and even third homes. We make it our priority to attend showings and most importantly - communicate with you. We have our professional photography team capture the best of your home and our marketing campaign reaches thousands each week. We are involved in the community, reach out to our network routinely, and constantly share your home in local and national publications and internet campaigns.

We also work with buyers from across the country and are always on the lookout for our clients needs. Whether you are moving into another home in Park City or moving in from out of state our team is here to help search out the perfect property for you. We help you every step of the way from on-line tours to in-person tours to going under contract as we help you navigate the seller's market.

Call us today so we may share with you our listing presentation or find you your next home here in the Park City area.  Put our team's 18 years of real estate service to work for you.

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Ramon Gomez, Jr. Associate Broker, ABR, RSPS, SFR, PCBR                         Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Luxury Collection Specialist 435-640-0590

Judy Gomez, SFR, ePro - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Sara Sergent, NAR Green Designation - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

If you already have a strong working relationship with a Park City Realtor we are by no means trying to interfere with that relationship.

Park City Awards

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Apr 08, 2016

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We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Platinum Chairman's Circle Award. This distinguishing honor represents that we are again in the top 1% of the Berkshire Hathaway network nationwide for the second year in a row! We truly appreciate the loyalty and referrals from our buyers and sellers across the country over our many years here in Park City. We look forward to continuing our tradition of exemplary client service and being among some of the best Realtors in the industry.

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Visit our website to meet the team, check out our listings (two of our listings have gone under contract just this past week), access all properties for sale in the Park City market through our local MLS system, read our weekly blog and find out about this great place we call home.

Remember to get the last of your Park City ski season in this weekend as Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley are ending their ski seasons on Sunday, April 10th. As the resorts get ready for the next season so do many of the restaurants here in town, check out this article to see What Park City Restaurants Are Closing for Shoulder Season.

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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

Spring is Here

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 24, 2016

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Spring is here in Park City and in the last few days we have seen 60 degrees and sunny and under 30 degrees with blustering snow. The latest storm brought close to nine inches of snow to the mountain resorts and more reason to hit the slopes before both Deer Valley  and Park City Mountain Resort close their skiing on April 10th.

Organic Spa Magazine reminded us that as the skiing wraps up the spa treatments in Park City get better with services at Montage Deer Valley and such treatments as the Apre``s Ski Soak & Muscle therapy and the Ski Boot relief to revive achy legs and feet. If you head towards Canyons Village Park City Mountain Resort you will find Serenity Spa at Westgate with 30,000 square feet of relaxation, complete with 14 treatment rooms, a tranquil spa with waterfall and magnificent amenities. Serenity Spa captured the prestigious Best of State Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015 for "Best Destination Spa."

On your way to the spa after a day of skiing you may pass a four legged furry friend on the mountain. Most visitors to Park City comment during their stay that there are great dog parks and amazing amenities for our four legged friends. Interesting stat - there are more dog licenses in this fair town than full time residents - and on that note we wanted to share a little bit about a dog named Rogue. Ski Utah recently posted  Utah's Cutest Resort Professionals and featured Rogue who was awarded Puppy Weekly’s cutest dog of the month December, 2016 and the cutest dog in all the United States, making her the perfect ambassador for Park City Mountain Resort.

Aside from cute puppies, spa treatments and skiing - here are a few activities in Park City for the rest of this week:

March 23-27 Spring Gruv at Park City Mountain Resort

March 23-24 Kimball Art Center - Illuminations of Africa's Wildlife

Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays Ritual Chocolate Factory Tours

March 24-April 15 Park City Food Tours

March 25-27 Park City Film Series - The Lady in the Van

March 26 - April 2 Fox School of Wine Weekend Wine Series

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.

Beautiful Homes in Heber Valley

By Ramon Gomez, Jr.
Mar 09, 2016

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The beautiful Heber Valley is 15 minutes south of Park City and consists of long-term and second home buyers. The Wall Street Journal cited this area as one of the “best resort value communities”. The Heber Valley offers breathtaking views of the nearly 12,000 foot Mt. Timpanogos and has the Jordanelle Reservoir to the North and Deer Creek Reservoir to the south, both offering a wide variety of water sports including fishing and boating. To the west of the Jordanelle Reservoir, is the base of the Deer Crest gondola allowing access to the Deer Valley resort without having to drive into Park City. Heber Valley is a golfers dream with over 100 holes of golf at the Wasatch Mountain State Park, Soldier Hollow, Quarry Springs, and the private gated community of Red Ledges. The Heber Valley has a newer high school, library, senior center, horse back riding, free concerts and a new fairground arena for Friday night rodeos.

In the Red Ledges Gated Golf Community we have a beautiful home with stunning views of the Mt. Timpanogos mountain range and sits on the new Jack Nicklaus Signature short course - 1075 N Chimney Rock Road is 4,801 sq feet with  4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.

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This amazing newer construction home has a floor plan that boasts a main floor master, large gracious great room, large covered deck, a gourmet kitchen, an office, main floor laundry, and Costco Room. The lower level walkout provides privacy with views, 3 bedrooms (2 have ensuite bathrooms), a nice family room, wet bar, and a large storage room. The outside is gorgeous with a gas fire pit, plumbed for gas BBQ upstairs and downstairs, and soft landscaping surrounding the residence. It is prewired for security, media, and generator; and has an over-sized garage with hose bibs, sloping floor and is plumbed for heat.

Our website allows you access to everything on the market in the Heber Valley.

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.

 
 
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