Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mountain Bike Tours at Snowbasin

Huntsville, Utah

Did you know that Snowbasin offers mountain bike tours? Yes, they do! Every Saturday, June 20 thru September 26, at 10:30 am, at a cost of $15.

Introduction to mountain biking is for those who are comfortable riding on pavement but unsure how to make the transformation to the dirt. Basic techniques are taught while riding on gentle terrain. As the day progresses and your skills improve you'll move to more challenging terrain. No bike necessary. If you don't own a mountain bike, The Grizzly Center has bikes for rent.

The tour takes 3 hours and is considered easy to moderate. Helmets are required. You can bring your own, but it must be in good working order. This activity is for those age 7 and up.

For more information about this tour and other guided tours at Snowbasin:
Snowbasin Guided Tours

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival 2015


The Ogden Valley Balloon & Artist Festival is returning to the Ogden Valley again this year on August 14, 15 & 16, 2015. The festival has moved to several different locations in previous years, but this year it's returning to Eden park, its original location.

Fifteen balloons will launch twice each day, early morning and early evening, and fill the Ogden Valley skies with colorful hot air balloons. This years festival will also include continuous live entertainment with music, pie eating contests, artist booths, food vendors and family games. Friday and Saturday evenings the popular balloon glow will take place at dusk, when hot air balloons tethered to the ground will inflate and illuminate the night sky.

Come early as each morning breakfast will be available beginning at 7:00 am, and all proceeds will benefit to the Ogden Rescue Mission.

Entrance to the festival is free, but there will be a charge for games, vendor food and artist's wares.

Parking at Eden Park is limited so please consider car pooling. VIP parking will also be available and can be purchased at where you'll find more information and a full schedule of events.

Hope to see you there!

The Reserve at Crimson Ridge

The Reserve at Crimson Ridge, better known as Crimson Ridge, is conveniently located in Eden, Utah, near Pineview dam, and only 10 minutes to Ogden. Situated just across the highway from Pineview Reservoir, it enjoys spectacular lake and mountain views. It also offers the convenience of being two minutes to the public boat launch so it's quick and easy to launch your boat or other water toys.

Crimson Ridge is a luxury, gated community with an elegant clubhouse that includes a kitchen, exercise room, sitting area, pool table, jacuzzi, swimming pool, locker rooms, and has kayaks for use on the lake.

Like all property in Utah's Ogden Valley, Crimson Ridge is minutes to 3 ski resorts and miles of trails for hiking, biking, horse-back riding, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.

Currently offered for sale in Crimson Ridge is lot 29, 940 Valley View Drive. It's the best priced lot in the community, has stellar views, and the seller is motivated to sell. Contact me today for more information. 

Watch the following video to find out more about Crimson Ridge and 940 Valley View Drive., in Eden, Utah.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Fresh Paint for the New Year

If you’ve been thinking about getting your home ready for the spring selling season, nothing freshens up a home like new paint. Although you probably know that a neutral color scheme works best when you’re trying to sell, sometimes a little color in the right places will make your home look more up-to-date. Just make sure you go easy on the color. Try painting just one wall as an accent, and don’t choose a color that’s too bold. Then add a couple of throw pillows, an area rug, or other pieces in the same color to make it look really pulled together.

Colors, just like fashion, can go in and out of style. To determine current color trends you can go to your local paint or hardware store and find the latest color chips. Some paint companies will even create a whole color palette to show you which colors to use that will complement one another.

Each year designers and manufacturers select a new palette of colors to be highlighted during that year. Pantone, the leading authority on color matching has recently announced their picks for the year. Their #1 color, Marsala, is a rusty shade of red. It’s said to enrich the mind, body and soul, exuding confidence and stability. It makes a very bold statement. If you choose this color be sure to use it sparingly. To view more about this color and others recommended by Pantone, visit the following site: Pantone Color Palettes

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ogden Valley General Plan - Visioning Workshops

Weber County has contracted with consultants to conduct workshops to review development potential for the Ogden Valley. They will be held November 6th at Snowcrest Jr. High in Eden, from 4:00 until 8:00 pm, and November 7th at Weber County Library in Huntsville, from 2:00 until 6:00 pm.The meetings will be an open house-style workshop. Both will have the same information. Come to one or both – your choice. There will be four stations of various topics and ideas that people will rotate through. We anticipate each station will take somewhere between 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the interest of the person. You will have ample opportunity to ask questions and leave comments.

All Valley residents and property owners are encouraged to attend. Visit for additional information.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Ogden Valley Winter Sports Foundation's Annual Ski Swap

The Ogden Valley Winter Sports Foundation's annual ski swap is once again being held at the Davis County Legacy Events Center located at 151 S 1100 W, in Farmington. If you need skis, poles, boots, snowboards, jackets, pants, socks, or anything in between you'll find it at the swap. The ski team racers will even wax your skis or board while you wait, for a nominal fee. You can also sell your gently used gear at the swap. Visit their website to find out how:

This is such a great event because not only will you find a fantastic bargain, but proceeds benefit  this wonderful non-profit organization that gets kids involved in winter sports. Kids as young as 6 years old can learn to race or become big mountain skiers.

The Snowbasin Ski Swap (Thus named because Snowbasin is their "home" mountain.) takes place on October 31, November 1 & 2, 2014. Visit their website for details:

Check out these photos from the 2013 swap.....

Help support the Ogden Valley Winter Sports Foundation including the Ogden Valley Ski Team. Head to the swap and get some great gear! Don't forget to take your Christmas list!!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Ogden Valley Condos and Townhomes Sales Graphs

The following graph depicts sales of condos and townhomes in the Ogden Valley from 2011 thru the end of 2013. It includes the median sold price, total number of homes listed, and number of homes sold during this time frame, and is broken down by quarter.

Looking at the 4th quarter of 2013 you’ll notice that all three indicators are rising, with the median sold price showing the most significant increase. Although the number of homes listed is on the rise, it’s only a slight increase when compared to the sold price and the number of homes sold, meaning prices are likely to be on the rise. If you’ve considered selling your condo or townhome, this is an excellent time to put it on the market.

Many Ogden Valley condos and townhomes are purchased by vacationers who come to the area for skiing. With all three ski resorts open and in full swing, I’m here to tell you that the tourists are in town. Snowbasin ski resort recently reported a record day of ticket sales, and the road coming down from Powder Mountain has a steady traffic flow at the end of the day. One of the biggest ski weekends of the season is Presidents Day, January 20th, and with yesterday’s storm total, 10” at Powder Mountain, 4” at Snowbasin, and a promise from the weather forecasters of mostly blue skies and not too cold temps, it’s shaping up to be a fabulous holiday weekend on the slopes.

If you’ve been thinking of purchasing an Ogden Valley condo, get in now before prices and interest rates go up. If you’re thinking of selling your Ogden Valley condo, contact me today for a free comparative market analysis. Wendy Crook - 801-791-3955;;