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USA Today ranked the top 10 best ski towns and Park City came in at #7 and was the only Utah town on the list.  A panel of experts partnered with 10 Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.  Readers have been voting for the past 4 weeks.  

In the article they note the historic wild west feel of Park City, with amenities of a world class ski resort, and the many top notch restaurants and bars on Main Street.  Park City's close proximity to Salt Lake City's International Airport, earns huge points with visitors also.  To learn more about Park City or Deer Valley real estate please contact us we would love to educate you on the market here.  



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Park City Sunset

Craig took this photo with an impressive sunset above the Park City Mountain Resort’s ski runs. We hope you will be here to ski soon!

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After months of deliberation the United States Olympic Committee has chosen Salt Lake City to bid for a future Olympic Winter Games.

The International Olympic Committee won’t award the 2030 bid until the summer of 2023. The United States will host the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles, which had previously held the 1984 Games.

The Olympic community worldwide still holds Salt Lake City’s 2002 Games in high regard. Venues remained world-class and world-class events continually are held in Utah, including skiing, snowboarding, speedskating. bobsled, skeleton and luge World Cup events. Not to mention the World Championship events held here.

In their decision-making process, the USOC said it conducted its own independent poll to gauge the

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Here are the happenings this weekend in Park City!  The town is all dressed in snow and glorious right now! 

Annual Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-along - Come experience the Holiday spirit at annual Park City Holiday Spectacular and Sing-Along, which features local singers, musicians and dancers.  The shows will be Friday to through Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street.  Showtimes are at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.  Tickets range from $15 to $25 and youth tickets are $12.  

Oak Ridge Boys - The Grammy Award-winning country group Oak Ridge Boys will bring its "Shine the Light on Christmas" tour to Kamas's Dejoria Center this Friday.  Tickets range from $55 to $225.  You can purchase them by going to

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Forbes named Utah the second best state for business moving up one stop from last year.  Forbes has been ranking the business climates of states since 2006 and Utah is the only one to come in at the top six times.  They use 41 metrics across six main categories:  business costs, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life.  

Utah ranked highest in employment growth and is expected to remain #1 in that category through 2022.  Utah's low energy costs and ability to lure in tech companies and many start-ups also made them rank #2 in the Nation.  Though it isn't stated in the article by Forbes, Utah's beauty and year round outdoor activities most likely contribute to many employers and employees eventually settling here. 

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This Friday, December 7th will be the first of the four “First Friday Fireworks” events. This week entails an ice sculpting demonstration and a complimentary donut bar at Umbrella Bar.

Event Info:

  •         2:30pm – 5:30pm: Live music with DJ Velvet.
  •         3:00pm – 4:00pm: Ice Sculpting Demonstration.
  •         3:00pm: Complimentary Donut Bar at Umbrella Bar. Grab a donut (or three) and deck them out with your favorite toppings (while supplies last).
  •         4:00pm – 5:30pm: EpicMix Photo Opportunity. Pose with your family and the beautiful Park City Mountain ice sculpture while the resort’s EpicMix Photographers capture the moment.
  •         5:00pm: Fireworks Display.

​Note: Cabriolet lift and Frostwood gondola will remain open

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Deer Valley Snow

This photo of Craig Reece was taken up at Silver Lake in Deer Valley on November 30. Craig said this is the most snow he has seen fall in Park City during the month of November in years. 

Deer Valley is reporting a 24" base and Park City is reporting a 27" base.  More snow is expected Wednesday through Friday!  Deer Valley’s opening day is December 8 and the skiing should be great! 

If your visiting Park City for the great snow and want to learn more about the real estate here, please contact us, we would love to help you! 

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skiing with kids

Skiing is a big deal and Utah is the perfect location for kids to learn how to ski. Although skiing by yourself may be a little easier, it’s not nearly as memorable. When you want to ski with kids, here is what you need to know.

Don’t overdress your kids
Most people think that the first thing they should do, when they take their kids skiing, is dress them super warm. While you want them to be warm, you also want them to be able to move. Overdressing could mean overheating. You want them to have fun and not complain all day that they are too warm. 

  • Layer 1: Base Layer: Start with a base layer. Your base layer includes underwear, long johns and socks. 
  • Layer 2: Under Layer: Next, you'll have an underlay that includes
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The Sundance Institute announced today the 2019 selected Feature Films for the Sundance Film Festival.  For the 2019 Festival, 112 feature-length films have been selected, representing 33 countries and 45 first-time filmmakers.  These films were selected from a record high of 14,259 submissions including 4,018 feature-length films.  Only Feature Films were announced today, Shorts, Indie Episodic and New Frontier, are forthcoming.

The categories for 2019 Feature Films are: U.S Dramatic, U.S. Documentary, World Cinema Dramatic, World Cinema Documentary, Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Next, and Kids.  In 2018, the Festival drew 124,900 attendees from 49 U.S. states and 26 other countries, generated $191.6 million in economic

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