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Deer Valley® Resort Ranked #2 In North America

By diana
Sep 23, 2014

SKI Magazine's popular rankings of North America's ski resorts is out and once again all three Park City resorts came in strong.  Deer Valley Resort was ranked #2 overall, the same spot it held last year.   Park City Mountain Resort ranked #7 and Canyons Resort came in at #14.  Though Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons dropped a few spots from last year, all three Park City resorts were ranked higher then any other Utah resorts.  Snowbird came in at #21, Alta at  #28, Solitude at #29, and Snowbasin at #30.  British Columbia's Whistler Blackcomb took the top spot this year.

Deer Valley ranked No. 1 in grooming, service, on-mountain food, lodging, dining, and kid-friendly activities.  PCMR which Powdr Corp. sold to Vail Resorts last week, was highly ranked in ease-of-access (#2), apres ski (#3), and kid friendly activities (#2).  Canyons is praised for being an intermediate skier's paradise, and having Utah's largest ski area.

Congratulations once again to all three Park City resorts for their impressive rankings!

Deer Valley Resort


Park City Real Estate Tip Of The Week: House Hunting In The Digital Age

By Delia Reece
Sep 22, 2014

Deer Valley HomeAfter spending the last week looking at homes in the Park City area; they’ve all become one giant blur.  Which house had the recessed lighting?  Was it the same one with the tiny kitchen?  At this point, you’re can’t remember which features went with which home.

When you see so many homes, it’s essential to keep detailed notes on each place so you can compare the “pros” and “cons” and come to an informed decision.

To simplify the process, there are a number of smart phone apps available that can make house hunting easy and fun. One of the best apps on the market is called “House Hunter”. It’s specifically designed to help organize and compare myriads of details on different properties, from work proximity to bathroom amenities. You can also attach photos, write notes and email them.

When you keep good notes on properties, you can recap your search at the end of the day and give your Park City REALTOR® important feedback to speed up your search for the perfect home in Park City and Deer Valley.

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 Park City real estate agent since 1978.

Registration For 2015 Sundance Film Festival Now Open

By diana
Sep 18, 2014

Registration for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival is now open! Purchasing a pass or package is the key to early ticket selection, access and flexibility for the Sundance Film Festival, which is January 22nd - Feb. 1st, 2015, here in Park City, Utah!

Don't miss this opportunity! Registration closes October 8, 2014, at 4 p.m. Mountain Time and is not first-come, first-served. Rather, ticket purchasing time slots are randomly generated after all registration is complete.

The next opportunity to get individual tickets is January 20 - 30, 2015, during the open ticket sale. Don’t wait, register for your pass or package today!

Go here for all your options:


Park City Real Estate Best Buy Of The Week: Trailside Home

By diana
Sep 17, 2014

Our Park City real estate best buy of the week is upgraded home located in the family friendly Trailside neighborhood.   It has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and is 2450 square feet.  Beautiful wood floors on the main level and upgraded kitchen with granite counter-tops and stainless steel appliances make the home feel new.  The upstairs has all 3 bedrooms and an open loft area that could be added as a fourth bedroom.

What really sets this home apart is the amazing landscaped yard with incredible views of Park City.  Plus, an easy walk to trails for biking, hiking, or cross-country skiing in the winter.  Trailside has easy access to I-40 and I-80, so you are close to everything!  Priced at $598,000 this is a great deal for the lot, views, and nice upgrades for this Park City home for sale.  Call us at 435-901-3064 for more information on this home or any real estate in Park City.

Click the link below to see more photos:

sagebrook best buy View from the back yard of this Park City home!

Park City Mountain Resort Sells to Vail Resorts

By diana
Sep 11, 2014

bhhsutahimagePowdr Corp. has sold its Park City Mountain Resort to Vail Resorts, ending a tumultuous year for Utah's most popular ski destination.

"Selling was the last thing we wanted to do, and while we believe the law around this issue should be changed, a protracted legal battle is not in line with our core value to be good stewards of the resort communities in which we operate," Powdr CEO John Cumming said in a statement. "A sale was the only way to provide long-term certainty for PCMR employees and the Park City community. My family and I are extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to play a role in making PCMR what it is today, and we deeply appreciate the dedicated employees and all of the people who have supported us over the years."

The deal requires Vail Resorts to retain Park City Mountain Resort employees.

Powdr owned the Utah resort for more than 20 years, growing it into one of the most popular ski areas in North America.

According to Vail's Press Relesase, with the acquisition, all aspects of the previously disclosed litigation with respect to PCMR have been settled and this dispute will no longer pose any future threat to disrupt the operation of the resort.

"First and foremost, we are very pleased to bring a permanent end to this dispute and provide assurance to the guests and employees of PCMR, and to everyone in the Park City community, that they no longer have to worry about any disruption to the operation of the Resort. This has been a difficult period for everyone involved and I commend John Cumming and Powdr Corp. for helping to find a solution to this situation," said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts.

"Park City Mountain Resort is one of the most spectacular mountain resorts and iconic brands in the ski industry and I am proud to have the resort become a part of Vail Resorts. The acquisition will allow us to immediately bring Park City Mountain Resort onto the Epic Pass, which will now offer skiers from across the country and around the world access to 22 resorts. We look forward to working collaboratively with the entire Park City community, as well as city and county officials, as we chart the future for the resort, including how we can best bring the Canyons and Park City ski experiences together to create the largest mountain resort in the United States," he added.

Mountain operations of PCMR and Canyons will remain separate for the 2014-2015 ski season. However, the Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass will be valid at PCMR. All PCMR passes for the 2014-2015 ski season will continue to be honored and can be exchanged or upgraded for a season pass that will also be valid at Canyons. The majority of all lift tickets sold at either resort will be valid at both PCMR and Canyons.

Park City Mountain Resort Pays Bond To Stay Open This Winter

By diana
Sep 09, 2014

The question was answered today as to whether Park City Mountain Resort will open this winter.  PCMR has agreed to pay the 17.5 Million bond and will operate this winter season.  Posting the bond allows them to operate on the mountain until April 30, 2014.

A long-term agreement has yet to be decided, but for now we know that the oldest ski resort in Park City will continue this winter season!

See the article here:

Park City Mountain Resort


Moose In Park City Pond

By Delia Reece
Sep 08, 2014

We were lucky enough to have watched a cow Moose and her calf  in the pond off the 14th green at the Park Meadows golf course.   This is why we love living in Park City, Utah!

moose in Park City

Park City High School Among Nation's Best

By diana
Sep 03, 2014

parkcityhighschool1Park City High School was named one of the top high schools in the nation this week by  According to the ranking PCHS is the 388th-best high in the nation and the top public school in Utah!

Several factors were considered including: college entrance exam scores, rigor, percentage of students accepted into college, graduation rate, and percentage of students on free or reduced lunch. PCHS did exceptionally well in graduation rate (95%), college entrance exam scores, and percent of college-bound students (93.3%).

Only 3 other schools in Utah made the list of 735 ranked schools, with Woods Cross High School being the only other public high school ranked at 588.  Congrats to PCHS and all the volunteers and non-profits that help raise money every year to enhance the school systems here.  It truly is a community effort, and another reason we love Park City!

Deer Valley Real Estate Tip Of The Week: Outdoor Living Areas Attract Buyers

By Delia Reece
Sep 02, 2014

Deer Valley LivingOutdoor living spaces have gained tremendous popularity in the past several years, and are now among the top “must-haves” on home buyer’s wish lists.

What used to be secondary areas for the occasional grill and beer get-together, backyards are now more like mini resorts outfitted with state-of-the-art kitchens, and outdoor dining and living rooms with all-weather furniture and a whole range of amenities.

Homeowners spent almost $300 billion dollars in home improvements last year, and Harvard’s Center for Housing Studies predicts that improvement spending will increase by 45% over the next 10 years. While much of that money goes to standard kitchen and bathroom upgrades, homeowners are also spending it on transforming their backyards into luxurious living spaces.

Improving your Park City home’s backyard is much more cost effective than building an addition to your home. With a reasonable cash outlay you can create your own little piece of paradise at home and increase the resale value of your property.

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 Park City real estate agent since 1978.

Park City's 117th Miner's Day Celebration

By diana
Aug 28, 2014

miners dayThis coming Monday is Labor Day but in Park City we celebrate it as Miner's Day and has been doing so for 117 years!  The Park City Rotary throws this day long party every year while raising money for Park City and Summit county non-profits.  It is a great time for the whole family so come to Park City this Labor Day for some fun!

Here is the schedule of events:

7:30 -9:30 - Miner's Day Breakfast, City Park

8:00 - Funky 5K (wear you funkiest costume), City Park

10:45 - Running of the Balls, Main Street

11:00 - Miner's Day Parade, Main Street

11:30-3:00 - Barbeque Lunch, City Park

11:45-12:30 - Music, City Park Stage

12:30-1:00 - Kids Race, City Park

1:00-5:00 - Music, City Park Stage

2:00-3:30 - Mucking and Drilling Competition

3:00 -6:00 - Skateboard Bowl Jam, Skateboard Park

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