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Live PC Give PC - Shaping Park City's Future In A Single Day

By diana
Oct 30, 2014

It is just 7 days until Live PC Give PC  2014, a day that our community will come together for 24 hours of giving. It's one extraordinary day to support the organizations that make Park City special. Commit to give on November 7th and connect with causes you care about.  You decide where you donation goes and every donation gives your favorite organization the chance to win matching grants and prizes.

You can choose from any of the many categories to support including: Animals, Arts, Children, Education, Environment, Health, Religion, Science, and Economic Development.  Put your donation where you what to see it used or you can even divide it up between several if you can't decide!

The vision of livepcgivepc.org is a community where every citizen contributes to our nonprofit organizations. There are three primary goals:

  • Grow philanthropy in Summit County – bring new donors to our nonprofit organizations
  • Grow revenue for nonprofit organizations serving Summit County – create a new funding stream
  • Grow supporters – educate the community on the positive impact on their lives because of Summit County’s nonprofit organizations.
So, don't forget next Friday, November 7th, you have a chance to shape Park City's future.  Go to Livepcgivepc.org for more information!

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Halloween In Park City

By diana
Oct 29, 2014

Park City is a town that knows how to celebrate and Halloween is no exception.  Every year the Historic Park City Alliance puts on it's free Halloween on Historic Main Street event and it is not to be missed!  Halloween on Historic Park City's Main Street was named one of the top Halloween celebrations in the country by Travel and Leisure magazine in 2013.   Here is the schedule of events on Oct. 31st from the Historic Park City's website:

  1. Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic at 1:30 p.m. on Halloween. If your car is on Main Street and you get a call from police dispatch, it is no trick. Please move your car by 1:30 p.m.
  2. Parking may be challenging.
  3. Please access China Bridge lot from Marsac Avenue. We recommend considering satellite parking at City Park. Two-legged children are welcome to hop on the bus to access Main Street. Four-legged children will need to walk to Main Street on a leash. Help your pups burn off some of their energy before the festivities (due to federal regulations dogs are not allowed on Park City public transportation).
  4. The Trolley will run up Swede Alley for the duration of the event.
  5. Trick-or-treating for children will begin at 3:00 p.m. and end by 5:00pm.
  6. 5:15 pm — KSL Trick-Or-Treat Costume Contest*
  7. 5 - 6 pm - Howl-O-Ween Dog Party Come one, come howl to a one-of-a-kind Halloween celebration for the pups. Bring your costumed doggie (on a leash please) to the party from 5 – 6 p.m. 6 pm — KSL Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest*
  8. Main Street will reopen between 6 - 7 p.m. to vehicular traffic.
*Finalists will be selected at random during the event.

Then of course later in the evening there will be Halloween parties just for adults at all the local watering holes!  Have a spooky fun and safe Halloween!

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Park City Real Estate Tip Of The Week: Don't Market Your Home Until It is Ready

By diana
Oct 27, 2014

Sellers who put their Park City homes on the market before doing the necessary preparations usually wait longer for the home to sell, and it usually sells for less.

Thinking that they will save time and money by forgoing repairs, some sellers reduce the sales price to compensate for defects. But this approach is really only attractive to buyers who are looking for a bargain and are willing to fix up a property.

This year, most Park City buyers are looking for move-in ready properties. Your Park City REALTOR® can give you expert advice on how to prepare your property for the market and will happily promote your well-maintained home to buyers and other REALTORS®. Your best chance to sell is during the first few weeks on the market. You may want to sign a listing agreement a week or two before you are ready to show, so your Park City REALTOR® can prepare a marketing strategy, but be sure your home is in top showing condition before you open it to the public.

Whether your vacation home is reserved for private or rental use, be sure to consult your tax advisor to see how you can save at tax time. For rock solid advice on buying or selling real estate, call Craig Reece at 435-647-8017. Craig has been a full time Park City resident since 1973 and a full time real estate agent since 1978.

Deer Valley Condo A beautifully decorated Arrowleaf condo for sale in Empire Pass

Park City Moose Sighting In October

By diana
Oct 23, 2014

Delia and Craig came across a momma Moose and her calf while hiking in Park City. See the amazing video here:

Park City Real Estate Best Buy Of The Week: Beautiful Country Mountain Home

By diana
Oct 22, 2014

Our Park City real estate best buy of the week is a private mountain home oasis located about 30 minutes from Park City in Henefer.  This amazing custom designed home sits on 10.72 acres with views of the red rock cliffs surrounding the home.   If you are looking to get away from it all, this is the place for you!

The amazing best buy consists of a main home and a detached utility garage and workshop.  The main home has 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, a theater room, workout room, office, and additional family room.  There are multiple outdoor living spaces including decks, flagstone and paver patios, outdoor fire-pit, and screened porch.  The property has also been landscaped impeccably, including garden boxes and pipe rail fencing.  The utility garage and workshop is fully finished at 1260 square feet, an amazing space for anyone wanting to do some work.

This mountain home also has a state of the art geothermal whole house heating and cooling system, central vacuum, audio system, and so much more!  Please give us a call at 435-901-3064 to find out more about this unique home in Henefer or any real estate in the Park City area.

Click the link below to see price and more photos:

http://www.deervalleyspecialist.com/11403580/Single-Family/2225-EAST-HENEFER-RD-N/Henefer/UT/84033/property-details?src=1&mls=11403580

*Photo courtesy of BHHS Utah Properties

henefer best buy Amazing view from the back deck!

Improvements Made At Deer Valley Resort

By diana
Oct 21, 2014

deervalleynewsDeer Valley Resort has made some improvements that will assist in making the 2014/2015 winter ski season even better!  Brass Tag a new restaurant that has opened at the Lodges at Deer Valley, is the first of those improvements.  It take a unique spin on comfort food by cooking all it's menu in a pizza oven visible to all diners.  It already has great reviews and will be open every day beginning at 3pm starting in December.

The snow-making has also been improved by adding more machines and updating most of the snow making equipment.  There will also be a new ticket window near the Silver Strike express to serve all the lodging in the Empire Pass area.

Deer Valley Resort workers spent much of the summer in the mountains refining the resort's off-piste offerings.  By doing so, Bob Wheaton the general manager at Deer Valley says that, ""The off-piste skiing this winter is going to be noticeably better this winter than it has been in the past." "And that's always been one of our trademarks. The powder holds so well that you can get fresh tracks a couple days after a storm, and the work we did on the mountain is going to make it even better this year."

We look forward to another great ski season at Deer Valley Resort!

 

 

Deer Valley® Real Estate Tip Of The Week: The Definition Of Luxury

By diana
Oct 20, 2014

luxury homeWhen does a property qualify as a "luxury home"? Some may think that it is just about the size and monetary value of the home. While “luxury homes” are usually valued well above $1,000,000, most luxury home specialists say that it is more about location, amenities and the quality of detail that puts a home into the “luxury” category.

Location plays a big role in defining a high-end property. Stunning views and proximity to amenities such as golf courses, close to Park City and Deer Valley® ski resorts,  exclusive shopping and entertainment all add value to a home.

Whether it’s a Park City sprawling estate or a high-end Deer Valley® condo, it is the custom features that makes a home truly exclusive. Unique architectural design, high-end fixtures and custom embellishments - every detail helps to create a one-of-a-kind experience.

Luxury is very much about lifestyle. Many high-end homes have spaces that support an upscale lifestyle, like wine cellars, home theaters, and luxurious spas.

While there is no official regulation outlining what defines a “luxury home”, location, custom design and lifestyle are all essential factors. Park City and Deer Valley® have many “luxury category homes.

For rock solid advice on buying or selling real estate, call Craig Reece at 435-647-8017. Craig has been a full time Park City resident since 1973 and a full time real estate agent since 1978.

Park City Has Three Most Accessible Ski Resorts

By diana
Oct 16, 2014

Let's face it, not everyone can live in a resort town, but that's ok because some are pretty easy to get to.  SKI Magazine came out with their top 20 Most Accessible Ski Resorts in the US and divided it between the East and West Coasts.  Well, guess what three western ski resorts were the top three?  ALL three Park City ski resorts got ranked as follows:  #3 - The Canyons, #2 - Park City Mountain Resort, and #1 - Deer Valley Resort!

Readers were the voters on this one, so it is coming from people that know because they have been to resorts all around the country!  Here is a direct quote from a reader about PCMR: "The BEST accessibility of any ski resort I know," and another for Deer Valley Resort: "Easy access with direct flights to Salt Lake City and an easy drive. Lots of ski in, ski out lodging options."

There you have it, Park City, Utah has the three most accessible resorts all in one town! What you waiting for, come visit this winter and come see for yourself! Click the link below to see the full results:

http://www.skinet.com/ski/galleries/resort-guide-2015-best-accessibility?i=55594434&s=16

deervalley ski accessible Photo of Snow Park at Deer Valley from SKI Magazine

 

One Wasatch Update: 18,000 acres of skiing, 100 lifts, One pass.

By diana
Oct 15, 2014

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One Wasatch and what it would mean for skiing in Utah

18,000 acres of skiing, 100 lifts, one lift pass. Sound good? That’s Ski Utah’s plan for the future of northern Utah. While the outcome is not yet certain, resort partners are working together to offer visitors truly unrestrained access to the mighty Wasatch mountains.

Tourism amounts to $7 billion in revenue a year for Utah, 20% of which comes from skiing. The One Wasatch concept would connect seven ski areas (Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Resort, Solitude, Brighton, Alta, and Snowbird) in three different drainages (Park City, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Little Cottonwood Canyon). Were the concept to be fully realized, Utah would be the only place in North America to offer a similar experience. One Wasatch would allow Utah and seven of its leading, unique resorts to offer more options to visitors.

Further, having taken into consideration various concerns voiced by local backcountry skiers and ecologists, the new concept has been designed to protect popular backcountry terrain, watershed areas, and minimize ecological footprint.  In a meeting with Berkshire Hathaway Utah Properties this morning, Nathan Rafferty, President and CEO of Ski Utah, shared, “Connecting seven of Utah’s finest ski resorts while preserving both our water quality and a pristine backcountry experience is not an impossible task. With thoughtful planning and sincere cooperation, One Wasatch would add significantly to what is already one of the greatest ski destinations in the world."

Ski Utah and its champions will continue to work closely with Mountain Accord to ensure that the public is made aware of any developments pertaining to the concept and that our pristine environment is kept that way.

The concept would be funded entirely by private parties, costing the general public nothing. Statistical studies support the belief that the concept would build upon the already robust Utah ski industry, which amounts to 4.2 million visits a year and 18,000 jobs.

We look forward to the future of Utah's ski industry. It's thrilling to watch the constant evolution of our Wasatch playground.

 

Halloween Fun For The Whole Family

By diana
Oct 14, 2014

Utah, full of rich history, is home to several haunted and festive Halloween events during the month of October. From spooky 5K races to ghostly train rides, and full moon lift rides, the Beehive State offers fun activities for teens, kids, adults and the whole family.  So, be sure to check some of them out, and enjoy this glorious weather!

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=31893201&nid=1010&title=21-festive-halloween-activities-for-kids-teens-and-families

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