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Sanctuary Ranch: Private Mountain Community with Heli-Skiing

Posted by Scott Maizlish on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 4:04pm.

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 Powder Mountain Resort. Miles of trails head out from your property and you’ll have private access to 10,000 acres of protected forest, streams, lakes, and mountain tops filled with wildlife.

The recreation possibilities are unrivaled.

Salt Lake City International Airport is only 45 minutes away and Ogden Private Jet is only 25 minutes. This is the most unique and accessible private mountain community in the country, if not the world.

Have I mentioned the views?

Sanctuary Ranch Home Sites

Sanctuary Ranch Homes

 The view from your deck or front door will blow you away. Some sites already have a modern home designs by James Carroll, ready to be built by CD construction. This team has worked together for over 20 years, building some of the finest homes at Deer Valley Ski Resort in Park City, Utah. They know how to make the most of this kind of terrain. You’re also welcome to build your own custom plan on each homesite.


Curtain Bluff Homes

Curtain Bluff sits on a secluded ledge underneath a 1000’ rock face that spans for over a mile. The James Carroll designed home for this site features an open floor plan with spacious living and dining areas that open up to an expansive patio with stunning views. A gourmet chef’s kitchen supports anyone enjoying the four master suites with baths en-suite, each with a private patio overlooking ski resorts and Pineview Reservoir. It’s a 6,500 square foot dream home with 5 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, set on 40 acres of the most beautiful landscape available.

Hawks Ridge gets its name from the breathtaking 360 degree infinity views you’ll get from its perch on the 40.35 acre lot. You’ll be the first to see the sunrise illuminate Snowbasin’s peaks and the last to see the dramatic western sunsets color the reservoir and Ogden Canyon. With the amazing recreation opportunities you have surrounding you, nowhere else can compare to this homesite for someone who loves nature.

 Hideaway includes a rustic peninsula surrounded by mature maple trees that light up in the fall. This 40.21 acre homesite serves up surreal views of the lake, nearby ski resorts, and gorgeous valley. It’s a top choice for an equestrian home, surrounded by miles of environmentally friendly trails and private entry to a 10,000 acre wildlife management area. Hideaway offers quick access to limitless recreation options like golfing at nearby Wolf Creek or fly-fishing on the Middle Fork River.

Vachery sits in a canyon full of mature forest, elk, deer, moose, and a stream fed by spring snowmelt. This homesite features spectacular views of Pineview Reservoir and the ski resorts. Its life-filled acreage is ideal for your equestrian dream home. With easy access to the resorts in your view, Snowbasin and Powder Mountain, and quick drives to an international airport this is one of the most desirable homesites in the country.


Private Heli-Skiing in Utah

All the homesites come with the most unique skiing amenity possible. A private heli-ski operation that leaves right from Sanctuary Ranch. You’ll be flown to some of the best skiing in the world with guides who can show you where to find the best snow.

If you love to ski powder, but have never been heli-skiing, you’re in for a life-changing experience. If you’ve been, you already know how amazing this is.

Nearby Ski Resorts

Snowbasin and Powder Mountain Resorts are both within 20 minutes and offer some of the best skiing in the world, with short lift lines.

Snowbasin holds 3,000 skiable acres that get an average of 400 inches of snow every year. Its 2950 ft. of vertical skiing hosted the downhill, combined, and super-g events in the 2002 Winter Olympics. It’s not all advanced terrain though. There are plenty of family-friendly ski runs. The mountain also has many casual and fine dining experiences.

Powder Mountain has 2,800 lift-served skiable acres and another 4,400 acres accessed by snowcat. Take a ride on the snowcat. Or 10. The resort averages 350 inches of snow every year and is one of the least crowded resorts you’ll ever find. Powder Mountain is also home to Summit who is connecting their global network of the most successful people on the planet to the resort.

While the skiing is world-class, the secret about Utah is that its spring, summer, and fall are too. Big game hunting, equestrian, fly-fishing, hiking, mountain biking, trail running, and watersports surround Sanctuary Ranch.

A private trail system inside of the ranch provides miles of of trails for your pleasure and a nearby 10,000 acre wildlife management area offers endless possibilities. The Pineview Reservoir you can see from the Ranch has three swimming areas with sandy beaches, and is renowned for it’s boating, windsurfing, kayaking, wakeboarding, and fishing.


Do you want to know more about Sanctuary Ranch? Give me (Scott) a call at 435.901.4309 or email me at I’d be happy to answer questions or arrange a tour of one of these homesites.

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