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DEER VALLEY RESORT AGREES TO PURCHASE
SOLITUDE MOUNTAIN RESORT

DEER VALLEY TO TAKE OVER OPERATIONS MAY 1, 2015

DEER VALLEY RESORT, PARK CITY, UTAH (October 3, 2014) – Deer Valley Resort has entered into an agreement to purchase Solitude Mountain Resort and will begin operating the resort on May 1, 2015.

“Solitude is an incredible resort and provided a huge opportunity for us to expand our offerings right here in Utah,” said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager of Deer Valley Resort. “Solitude is in unique position with their widely varied terrain that attracts both local and destination skiers. We are ecstatic to be able to add the resort to the Deer Valley® family.”

“The DeSeelhorst family has enjoyed being a part of Solitude’s

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A short drive from Park City Utah is a 14,000 acre western paradise. It’s not one of Utah’s 5 National Parks either, it’s Wolf Creek Ranch. Surrounded by the rugged beauty of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains, it’s filled with aspen groves, deer, elk, and moose. There is no better place in the world to snowmobile, cross-country ski, snowshoe, hike, fly fish, or go horseback riding.

I just visited Wolf Creek Ranch to see two new homesites that border 2.2 million acres of the Uinta national forest and one of the gorgeous new estates. In this market, there is always a claim that there is “nothing else like this”, and in this case, there really isn’t. But, that’s beside the point. Living on Wolf Creek Ranch is an experience that will make you feel more

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Located at Canyons Ski Resort - A Hidden Gem

Considering a ski in ski out property for 30-50% less than Deer Valley? If you are looking for the “deal” in today’s market, The Escala lodge deserves a very close look.

I have never written about this property before, but I truly think it is a great buy. Hyatt Escala Lodge at the base of Canyons Resort (Managed by Vail) is a AAA Four Diamond Mountainside resort with direct ski access and surrounded by year round amenities. Enjoy direct ski access in the winter and endless mountain biking and hiking in the summer. Also, Canyons Golf Course will be open in Spring of 2015! It’s easy to venture out as you are walking distance to many of the restaurants and shops in Canyons Village, and the free Park City

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Let me explain.


1) Park City Mountain Resort has always been ranked one of the top 6 ski resorts in the United States. However, it stayed a small, family run operation that lacked national marketing muscle to make it a true destination resort. Now Vail is in charge, and this is what they do best.


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2) Canyons Resort has also been perennially ranked one of the top ten ski resorts in America. This was mainly due to it having the most skiable acres in North America. It’s no secret that this has always been a mis-managed resort that was loved more for its potential than for the reality of the experience delivered.


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3) Last year, Vail Resorts, an undisputed world class resort operator, took over Canyons. Vail made its intentions known

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Sanctuary Heli Skiing

There is a reason that Sir Richard Branson chose to tour the new homesites at the 525 Acre Sanctuary Ranch just outside of gorgeous Huntsville, Utah. No other private mountain community in the world that comes with the lifestyle its 13, 40 acre homesites do.

Sanctuary Ranch is the first private community in North America to offer commercial Heli-Skiing as a perk of home ownership. There is a helipad in the community. That’s right, walk out your door and get a lift to tens of thousands of acres of private and National Forest Service land. It’s some of the best ski terrain in the world.

That’s just the icing. These are also some of the most desirable homesites in Utah because two world-class ski resorts are within 20 minutes—Snowbasin Resort and

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Update: This is a post I made about an investment opportunity that came up last year at the Great Silver Baron Lodge. Check out the revenue numbers that these properties can generate as of 2014. Call me today at if you're looking for a similar opportunity, or browse through some of the listings below to see what's currently available.

"If you know anyone interested in a Silver Baron Condo, here is a great opportunity to acquire one. I have always loved Silver Barons, for their amenities, location, and rental income. I have sold quite a few of them, and have never had anything but positive feedback from my buyers. It is a fantastic location, and will always be a desirable location at the Deer Valley Base.

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Demand for contemporary architecture is rising in Park City and these  homes are some of the most desirable homes on the market that fit the mold. They’re in some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Park City, have won awards for their designs, and have the look and feel that a new wave of buyers are interested in.

Young professionals from Silicon Valley, New York City, and Texas are coming to town and they want modern architecture and cleaner lines. Even more people are buying primary homes and while demand continues to rise, the number of “the right” homes on the market has gone down. Construction is playing catch-up with the demand and if you’re looking for a home you need to stay on top of the trends and know what’s available.

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While it certainly does not feel like it, the Park City Board of Realtors reported that there has been a 29% DECREASE in home sales in the second quarter of 2014, as compared to 2013.

To quote Marcie Davis, President of the Park City Board of Realtors, “My crystal ball is broken.”

One of the larger pieces of that shattered crystal ball tells me that this decrease is caused by a lower amount of inventory of homes for sale. A lot of people ask me how the market is, and I say, “If it is a good quality property at a fair price, it will sell quickly.” I know that’s not rocket science, but it’s the truth. More popular areas like Park Meadows saw a 7.3% decrease in Inventory, Lower Deer Valley a 37% decrease, and Old Town a 14% decrease. Silver

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Homeowners and Realtors both want to get the best price when selling a home. And, they want to sell quickly. Of course, that’s what everyone wants. But, just because everyone wants something, doesn’t mean they know the secret to making it happen. It also means that everyone is trying to do the same thing and you need an advantage.Park City Home Staging

Home staging gives you an edge over other sellers. Whether your home is vacant, going to be vacant, or you’re still living there, home staging pros know the secret to selling yours in 30-60 days. Hire a home staging company to work with you or your Realtor.  Especially when your home is vacant.

Ivan and Silvie Pokusa own and operate a franchise of Showhomes®in Park City, Utah. Showhomes® is the largest home staging company

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Sanctuary Ranch: Private Mountain Community with Heli-Skiing
Sanctuary Heli Skiing Utah

There is a reason that Sir Richard Branson chose to tour the new homesites at the 525 Acre Sanctuary Ranch just outside of gorgeous Huntsville, Utah. No other private mountain community in the world that comes with the lifestyle its 13, 40 acre homesites do.

Sanctuary Ranch is the first private community in North America to offer commercial Heli-Skiing as a perk of home ownership. There is a helipad in the community. That’s right, walk out your door and get a lift to tens of thousands of acres of private and National Forest Service land. It’s some of the best ski terrain in the world.

That’s just the icing. These are also some of the most desirable homesites in Utah because two

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