February 2019 Update from Summit Sotheby’s International Realty

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Welcome, February.

UTAH HOSTS THE 2019 FIS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Utah resorts Solitude, Park City Mountain and Deer Valley Resort® are welcoming the world over the next 10 days, hosting the 2019 FIS World Championships. Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski athletes from around the world have all traveled to our state in the largest sporting event to visit Utah since the 2002 Winter Olympics. Events are all open to the public, so check out the schedule below and plan to cheer on the world's best. For more information on events, television schedule, the sports, or the athletes, visit 2019worldchamps.com.

WINTER GETAWAY TO SOUTHERN UTAH: LOCAL'S TOP GOLF PICKS

After cheering on athletes from across the world at the 2019 FIS World Championships, you may be in need of a winter getaway to somewhere a bit warmer. To help you plan your visit to Southern Utah, we decided to poll our Sales Associates based in our St. George office for their top golf picks. Full disclosure: You will fall in love with Southern Utah, so be sure to stop into our St. George office in Ancestor Square if you decide to make your visit a little more permanent.

Local Pick: The Ledges

7,200 yard, 72-par, 18 hole championship gold course surrounded by the cliffs of Snow Canyon
Practice Facilities and Driving Range
Designed by Matt Dye
More Information or Book a Tee Time

Local Pick: Sand Hollow

Three courses: The Championship Course, The Links Course and the Wee Course
The Wee Course is Southern Utah's only Par-3 Course
The Championship Course designed by John Fought
More Information or Book a Tee Time

Local Pick: Sky Mountain

18 Hole Course Owned by the City of Hurricane
Surrounded by Zion National Park and Pine Valley Mountain Range
6,450 yard, 72-Par Course
More Information or Book a Tee Time

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL WRAP UP

Each year film makers, stars and up and coming talent descend on the small town of Park City for the internationally acclaimed Sundance Film Festival. Throughout the chaos, pop up shops, and gifting suites our office at 545 Main Street stands steady and gives us a front row seat to all of the Sundance moments. Have a behind the scenes look at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival from our 545 Main Street office in Park City.

AFFILIATE HIGHLIGHT: ZEITLIN SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

As the leader in luxury real estate in Middle Tennessee, Zeitlin Sotheby's International Realty has been serving the Nashville area since 1979. With Nashville showing predictions of being one of the top real estate markets for 2019, we felt it fitting to highlight this partner and affiliate company. The power of the Sotheby's International Realty Network allows for us to help our clients buy and sell properties around the world, whether you're in Nashville, Dubai, Chicago or right here in Utah, our sales associates are connected through the world's top real estate affiliations. Get to know Zeitlin Sotheby's International Realty and Nashville real estate a little better.

FROM THE PAGES OF COLLECTIONS MAGAZINE: FINDING DREAMLAND

You've seen our Collections Magazine and most likely, you've see the work of Utah photographer John Howland online, at your local resort and in skiing's top publications. Get to know the photographer featured throughout the pages of our Winter 2019 Edition of Collections Magazine: John Howland, Finding Dreamland. An article by Tiffany Blake Fox.

The wild west and its rugged trails have forever been immortalized, in history, in image, in film and in folklore. Renegades looking to tame the land, seeking adventure and creating one’s own lifestyle have inspired even today’s descendants, who arrive seasonally looking to carve a piece out of the greatest snow on earth. For those few who are brave enough to focus – not on life’s distractions – but on the passion of their soul, keep the future and the story of life in the mountains alive, inspiring the next generation to dream of Utah’s winters.

Photographing both big mountain legends and backcountry enthusiasts as a career wasn’t even a thought for Utah-based photographer John Howland just five years ago. Skiing, dare we say – his ultimate passion, had led him to athlete life, traveling, competing, when one crash left him in a New Zealand hospital with what seemed to be career-ending injuries.

At first, photography was the mechanism to get Howland back confident on skis, a distraction, perhaps. He spent his days photographing his peers, friends who had that same insatiable joy for skiing, all the while learning lighting, composition, shutter speed and focal length. Not having access to the larger ski brands and corporations that would afford him a “non-dirt bag” ski lifestyle, John decided to set his sights, pack his bags and head to Salt Lake City, Utah.

It didn’t take long for John’s unique and almost playful photography style to get noticed. Solitude Mountain Resort and Alta Ski Area were the first to support Howland’s creative work, snowballing into partnerships and work with Snocru, Ski Utah and Powder Magazine. John seems almost in disbelief in the progression of his career, describing being recognized and published “bizarre, but very stoked”. It all comes down to skiing for Howland and giving that up isn’t an option. In a sense, photography saved his life and has given him the chance to live his dream, his obsession, his passion – a lesson for each of us.

MARKET UPDATES

The real estate market is dynamic and constantly shifting. Micromarkets, neighborhood shifts and seasonal market changes occur even in "up" real estate markets. Our market update videos break down each area, neighborhood and property type – monthly. Below you'll find our market update channels for Salt Lake and Surrounding, Park City and Surrounding and Southern Utah.

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Southern Utah

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