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Park City Ut News and Happenings

Ski, Ride and GRUV!

If you want to know the true indicator of Spring in Park City...my gosh people! Don't look at the weather. Locals around here know that Spring has sprung when the Spring GRUV arrives in the Canyons Village at Park City Mountain Resort! This is a highly anticipated annual event and locals are crafting their costumes weeks, if not months, ahead of time. I can barely picture myself in a lime green morph suit, let alone be seen by hundreds of spectators skimming across a 100ft pond in one while wearing a beer helmet and donning a cardboard captain america shield, but that's exactly (or a close version of) what you're going to see at the Spring GRUV! Talk about an atmosphere that's sure to spark your spunky side, you can't help but become part of the festivities. I stood pond side for the last pond skimming contest and any funky character that was able to spray the crowd as they slid across the water got extra brownie points and plenty of beligerent cheers from the crowd...and that was the moment I could almost picture myself in a morph suit... but I opted for a beer and a little jammin' Steel Pulse. Mark your calenders for March 12th and make your way to the Canyons Village at Park City Mountain Resort for 2 weeks of Spring GRUV'in' 

See you there!

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It Feels Like Spring in Park City

Spring is in the air! So, I'm wondering if maybe, just maybe that Puxsutawny Phil had it right this time OR is it just Mother Nature playing tricks again and soon we'll be blanketed again by Utah's best snow!

Regardless of the weather, there's no denying the days are getting longer and homes in every price range from $300,000 condos to million dollar slopeside mountain homes are starting to pop up on the market. And, whether you're a homeowner looking to sell or a buyer looking for a home in Park City now is the time to put your feelers out and focus on your future buying and or selling needs and wants. I can help with that! Call me for current market trends, statistics and listings available. 

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2016 Ski & Snowboard Competitions Set to Fly this Weekend in Park City

2016 Ski & Snowboard Competitions Set to Fly in Park City

Rising film stars were so last week...we are moving onto rising athletes (and I'm not talking Superbowl!) as an action packed weekend is queued up for Park City and Deer Valley starting Wednesday February 3rd through the 6th. Two beloved and ever popular ski and snowboard competitions are flying and twisting their way in on the coat tails of the Sundance Film Festival. 

You can choose to visit the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup hosted at Deer Valley Resort, which is always a crowd pleaser! All aerial and mogul competitions will be held under the lights at Deer Valley Resort, ushered in by a firework show and concert. No doubt this year's competition will include a special commeration and celebration of the late, great Stein Eriksen.

Or, if you'd prefer to head to Park City Mountain Resort you'll be amongst the crowd of ski and snowboard enthusiasts cheering on their favorite athlete at the 2016 US Snowboarding and Freeskiing Grand Prix which highlights the world's best ski and snowboard athletes in Park City's award winning "Eagle Super Pipe." 

Oh yea, and if it couldn't get any better...admission is free!

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Park City Utah - Sundance Film Festival 2016

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 

PARK CITY UTAH, JANUARY 21-31

Yes, it's that time again. The star studded Sundance Film Festival is a fabulous opportunity to step out into Park City, looking and feeling expensive and luxurious to part in first run movies, movies by new directors and writers and storytelling like available nowhere else. Is there an Oscar Winner out there? Maybe. But you'll never know if you don't watch. Don't forget to attend the parties too!

I'm not a movie afficianado,  I had chose one movie in each category I would like to see. Not necessarily for the artistic value but just because. 

See below for links to the different Sundance Film Festival 2016 categories AND movies that look interesting...

US DRAMATIC MOVIE GUIDE

Goat - Just on the name you have to wonder if it's worth a watch, plus Nick Jonas is in it!

US DOCUMENTARY MOVIE GUIDE

Bad Kids - One person making a huge difference in kids lives

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Park City Utah and the 'Vail Effect'

Park City, Utah, Real Estate and the "Vail Effect" Has it changed our town?

This morning I saw a story KUTV posted  about the concern of Real Estate prices rising because of  "Vailienation" - meaning Vail's coming to town has caused Real Estate prices to rise and has priced out many of our locals. The story brought out quite a few negative comments about the growth. 

Yes, Vail coming to our ski town has changed things. Park City Utah is different from when I moved here 9 years ago, but it was also different in 2006 than it was when I first skied here in 1978 too. Growth happens. Anytime you have a super desirable place to live, people find out about it and it changes. 

Anytime you have a super desirable place to live like Park City, people find out about it and it changes and grows. 

Talk to your parents and grandparents about how things were at the beaches in California  20 or 30 years ago. My husband's parents tell stories of how they could have purchased land at Jamboree and Pacific Coast Highway - prime land in Newport Beach-  for $49,000 in the 70's when it was an orange grove. Things change. I grew up in Las Vegas back in the day where the Mob ruled, traffic was light and the town was relatively small. Not the same place it was when I lived there either. Things change. 

Has it really changed our real estate values? Sure. Areas that are close to the resort like Old Town in Park City proper or The Colony at Canyons - now known as Canyons Village at Park City, Park Meadows and a few more have really jumped in the last year or so and you will find homes in those areas valued at $100,000,000 to upwards of $500,000,000. But, did you know that homes under $500,000 are still available? Condos are available under $300,000? You may not be able to walk to the lift, your drive to the resorts may be 6-10 minutes. 

Do you realize what that...

There is only one Park City Mountain

Published on Jul 29, 2015

Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort have combined to create the largest single ski and snowboard resort in the United States.

A new 8 passenger gondola connection, along with the new King Con Express six-pack and Motherlode Express Quad make up just some of the improvements totaling over $50 million for the 2015-16 season. With over 7,300 acres, 300+ trails, 38 lifts, seven terrain parks, six natural half pipes, one super pipe and one mini pipe, plus many diverse ski-in/ski-out and village adjacent lodging properties, Park City is an easily accessible, world-class mountain destination located in an authentic and historic western town.

There is only one largest resort in the United States

There is only one mountain uniting 17 peaks of unmatched possibility.

There is only one legendary ski town.

There is only one place you are meant to be.

There is only one. Park City.

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Park City Mountain 2015/2016 Preview video

Exciting to watch history unfold here in Park City. 

Big changes at Park City Mountain Resort for 2015/2016

season. 

Call me to view properties in Old Town Park City - Get your piece of history now. 

Heather Feldman

435-731-0803

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Park City 4th Quarter Real Estate Stats


January 23, 2015
For further information, contact Park City Board of REALTORS®

Park City, Utah – January 23, 2015 – Highest 4th Quarter sales since Q4 of 2005 with inventory at a new low

Though the total number of closed sales, including single family homes, condominiums and vacant land, within the Greater Park City Area at year-end was slightly lower than 2013, total dollar volume was 8.7% higher and the median sales price was 5.5% higher, according to the Park City Board of REALTORS®. Led by a spike in condominiums sales, the number of closed transactions across the Park City MLS in the fourth quarter of 2014, marked the highest number of fourth quarter sales since 2005.

Condominium SalesThe big news of Q4 was the huge jump in number of pended sales in October creating a rush of closed sales in the last quarter of 2014, culminating in a 49% increase over 2013. The number of condominium sales for the entire market area at quarter end was 808, which is 10% higher than last year’s number. Condominium sales in Park City Proper bounded ahead of last year’s number, as well in Q2 and Q3 of this year, to end 2014 with 376 sales – up 6%. The median price of $542,450 was 5% higher than last year’s number.

By area, Old Town had the highest number of condominium sales at 166 – a 6% increase – with a median sales price reaching $390,000. Board President, Nancy Tallman shares, “There was a definite uptick of 4th quarter condominium sales near the base of PCMR. We can't be sure whether this is the so-called ‘Vail Effect’ or just the settlement of the lawsuit and the certainty that the resort would be open this season. Whatever the reason, the sales speak for themselves.” Two other areas of interest include Empire Pass with 37 condominium sales, up 68% from last year, with a median price of $2.8 million, and Park Meadows which dipped 13% in the number of sales...

SUMMER EVENTS IN PARK CITY UT

Summer fun in Park City Ut

Looking for lots of great things to do this summer? Check out the links and video below and go have fun!

Spend the 4th of July in Park City!

FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014

7:00 am • Pancake Breakfast in City Park
$7 adults, $5 kids 12 and under.

8:00 am  • Cole Sport 5k Mountain Fun Run
Pre-registration until 5 p.m. on July 3
MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

11:00 am • 4th of July Parade • Main Street, Park City
Famous 4th of July Parade with over 70 floats celebrating Park City's Historiy


10:00 am - 9:00 pm  • Celebration in City Park 
Rugby games, live music, Rotary BBQ, beer garden, and children's...

Moving to Park City, Utah this Summer? 5 Tips to Avoid Moving Scams

Moving to Park City Utah? 5 Tips for Avoiding Moving Scams

 Moving to Park City (or moving to anywhere) is adventure enough without including one of the moving company scams that are all too common.

It seems hard to believe that unscrupulous carriers can continue to operate, but the fact is, there are a lot of them out there. If you will be moving to Park City anytime soon, you don’t have to worry about any of the rip-off artists if you follow some straightforward guidelines:

  1. 1.     Check the FMCSA  

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration runs a household goods program designed to aid consumers. Their website includes a search feature that records past complaints for known companies…but be aware that only interstate movers are listed. Along with complaint information, it lists company contact details so you will know you’re dealing with the people they say they are.

  1. Check Online Reviews

A search engine search of the company can be helpful: just enter the company name plus ‘reviews’ or ‘ratings.’ You’ll often find Yelp entries, and with luck, recent experiences by customers moving to Park City.  

  1. Get A Written Estimate

You should be skeptical of any moving company that is willing to provide a quote over the phone or internet. This may not be evidence of a scam, but often means that you are dealing with a broker rather than the company itself. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation red flags any over who doesn’t offer or agree to an on-site inspection of our household goods “or gives an estimate over the phone or internet”…the too-good-to-be-true estimates, demands for large upfront deposits, or failure to hand you the “Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” pamphlet...

Judge sides with Talisker and Vail in PCMR lease lawsuit

Judge Rules for Vail and Talisker in today's critical rulings. 

Seems like it's just a matter of time for Vail to take over operation of

Park City Mountain Resort.

Judge Ryan Harris reaffirmed an earlier ruling that PCMR's lease of much of the terrain underlying the resort expired in 2011. He also ruled that PCMR was not denied a right of first refusal when Talisker Land Holdings, LLC reached an agreement with Vail Resorts to operate Canyons Resort. The deal could be expanded to include the disputed terrain at PCMR depending on the outcome of the case.

Park City Mountain CEO John Cumming prepared a statment:

"We respect the Court's decision but at the end of the day it doesn't change the fact that Vail and PCMR can and must resolve this dispute. For that to happen, both parties will need to sit down at the table, negotiate in good faith, and come to a rational agreement. We are committed to doing exactly that, which is why we have made repeated offers to buy or lease the disputed property for an amount far in excess of market value. But let me be clear: we will not walk away and allow a Vail takeover," Cumming said, in part.

Click this link to read the entire Park Record article:

Park Record Article

Investors are starting to see the writing on the wall and starting to grab up properties at both Park City Mountain and Canyons Resort.

Call me for more information about snapping up a property here in Park City while it's still affordable!

Heather Feldman

435-731-0803

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Vail offers to buy out Park City Mountain Resort!

Vail makes its move to buy out Park City Mountain Resort

Tuesday March 25 Vail Resorts made a formal offer to Park City Mountain Resort to buy them out.

Vail stated their intent would be to keep most of PCMR's employees and still allow Camp Woodward to be built and operated. Tension has been high in our little ski town since this lawsuit has been initiated. We as a community are torn between keeping the quaintness and history of Park City Mountain and creating a destination resort like Whistler/Blackcomb or Vail/Beaver Creek. 

What is best for Park City? What is best for tourism ( pretty much everyone's livelihood)?

View the Park Record article below. Feel free to comment. 

http://www.parkrecord.com/ci_25419000/vail-resorts-makes-buyout-offer-pcmr

For all of your Park City Ut Real Estate needs please contact me at 435-731-0803 or heather@parkcityhousehunters.com

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Park City Mountain #50 Skiers Subway

Park City Mountain's 50th Anniversary

Imagine riding a rail car up a mining tunnel after waiting up to an hour just to ski!

Watch this video detailing Park City Mountain's lift system of the past. 

Contact me to live the dream in Park City or Deer Valley

Heather Feldman

435-731-0803

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Park City Mountain's 50th Anniversary

Park City Mountain's 50th Anniversary

 "A Ski Town is Born"

Be sure to watch this video about how Park City moved from a small mining town to the ski resort it is today. 

For information about becoming a local in Park City and Park City real estate, contact me at 435-731-0803. 

Heather Feldman

Equity Real Estate Luxury Group

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Montage Deer Valley Tree Lighting 2013

Montage Deer Valley Ut

Annual Tree lighting Ceremony 2013

Tonight was the Montage Deer Valley 3rd Annual Tree lighting ceremony. 

The Montage was ready with rich hot chocolate, hot cider, cookies and smores for all who attended. A roaring firepit out front kept us all warm while we waited for the moment of lighting. Promptly at 5:30 the lighting ceremony took place with 110 trees and more than 266,000 lights going on with a flick of a switch.  

While we were there I took the opportunity to show my clients one of the Montage Residences. Beautiful and what a fabulous location on the mountain.


For more information about the Montage Residences

see listings below and call me for a showing. 435-731-0803


Below are a few pictures my son Daniel and his friend Eric took. Ok- we photoshopped them for fun!

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Camp Woodward comes to Park City!

Camp Woodward to break ground in Spring 2014 in Park City, Utah!

Not only is Park City the best place to ski with the best snow on earth, now we have a training/playground for our kids and teens they can use year round. 

My 13 year old son tells me Camp Woodward is "sick" and he can't wait for it to be finished. Powdr Corp., the parent company of Park City Mountain Resort is also the owner of Camp Woodward and has finally decided to give our kids a place to play locally. 

Andy Miller, Director of Public Relations at PCMR told me on Tuesday that the camp will be located in the First Time parking area. Check out Park Record article and the About Woodward video to get an idea of what our kids in Park City will get to experience. 

Park Record Camp Woodward article

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