The 2013 Deer Valley Music Festival Schedule

By Nancy Barth
Mar 29, 2013

Deer Valley Snowpark Outside AmphitheatreThe Deer Valley Music Festival, which will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer, has announced an exciting line-up for the 2013 season. The Deer Valley Music Festival is Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s (USUO) summer home in the mountain resort town of Park City, Utah. The festival provides chamber music, classical, and pops offerings in several venues, including the Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary’s Church, Temple Har Shalom and salon events in private homes in the Park City area.

Highlights of this year’s festival include appearances by Arturo Sandoval, Steve Martin and the Indigo Girls, the music of John Denver and the Rolling Stones, and the 50 years’ celebration of James Bond movies.

Also, on July 5, 2013 the festival will be holding its 10th anniversary gala at Montage Deer Valley.  The Utah Symphony’s Tad Calcara and The New Deal Swing will start out the evening on the grand terrace, performing the best swing songs from the 1940s.  The main event of the evening will honor the Deer Valley Music Festival founders while enjoying a three course meal prepared by the Montage Deer Valley chefs. Performances by the Utah Symphony, Soprano Lisa Vroman and contemporary string trio Time for Three will be showcased during this celebration.

Below is the line-up for the 2013 season:

June 29 | 1812 Overture!

July 5 | 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration

July 6 | Take Me Home - The Music of John Denver

July 12 | Bravo Broadway: Wicked Divas

July 13 | Arturo Sandoval with the Utah Symphony

July 17 | Haydn, Mozart, & Schubert

July 19 | Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell with the Utah Symphony

July 20 | Indigo Girls with the Utah Symphony

July 23 | Muir String Quartet

July 25 | French Favorites

July 31 | Mozart's "Prague" Symphony

August 1 | Skyros & Battery String Quartets

August 2 | Bond and Beyond

August 3 | Mandy Patinkin with the Utah Symphony

August 7 | Beethoven Symphony No. 1

August 9 | Utah Opera in the Open Air

August 10 The Music of the Rolling Stones

 For more information, please contact us or visit the Deer Valley Music Festival website.

Montage Deer Valley Update

By Nancy Barth
Dec 25, 2012

Montage Deer ValleyMontage Residences Deer Valley has reported more than $88 million in sales in the past 23 months, with 23 residences sold and continued momentum heading into the winter season. The brisk activity has redefined the Park City real estate market and further positions Montage Residences Deer Valley as the market leader. This summer and fall, Montage Residences Deer Valley closed six residences, totaling close to $20 million in transactions, prompting a strong forecast for the remainder of the year and moving into 2013.

“Our recent sales activity provides validation that Park City is a true four-season destination and our owners are attracted to the distinctive Montage lifestyle,” said Ed Rehill, Director of Sales for Montage Residences Deer Valley. “Year-round interest in our residential offering speaks to the desirable components of the property, as well as easy accessibility from many cities throughout the country,” said Mr. Rehill.

Positioned at the top of Empire Pass in Deer Valley, the spectacular location of Montage Residences Deer Valley offers breathtaking panorama mountain valley views and unparalleled ski-in/ski-out access. Owners of the Residences have access to dedicated concierge services, as well as the programming, culinary arts, spa, and world class amenities that elevate Deer Valley’s reputation amongst ski resorts. Montage Deer Valley offers residents a selection of four distinctive dining venues, including a gourmet gastropub with a four-lane regulation bowling alley; Spa Montage, with 29 treatment rooms and mosaic indoor pool, is Utah’s largest and most impressive retreat at 35,000 square feet; and Compass Sports, the resort’s high-tech recreation center featuring an assembly of iPad-equipped ski valets who make getting on the slopes a snap with three adjacent chairlifts just steps from their door.

Montage Residences Deer Valley has select homes available for purchase, ranging in size from 1,850 to 5,380 square feet, priced from the high $2M’s up to $10M, including fully furnished and unfurnished options. The high quality craftsmanship is reminiscent of an elegant mountain lodge design - all residences are appointed with estate-quality finishes, gourmet kitchens, multiple gas fireplaces, five-fixture stone bathrooms, rustic cherry millwork, and hand scraped walnut plank flooring. Additionally, some floor plans include a guestroom lock-off with a private entrance, making it easy to share the ski-in/ski-out condominium with family and friends, while maintaining a level of comfort and privacy. 

This winter, various designer residences will be showcased, including an exceptional unit by nationally recognized and Utah local designer, Alder & Tweed. Weaving chic with eclectic, the exceptional 2,683 square foot, three bedroom, four bath condominium takes mountain living to new heights. Overlooking the sparkling alpine pool and hot tubs, the plush and contemporary design pops with amiable colors, prints, and accessories; adding warmth to neutral oatmeal, blonde and brown tones. This home is outfitted for the entire family, with deluxe furnishings from the fourposter bed to the four-bed bunkroom, expressing a sense of elegance, fun, and comfort for all ages.

Concert in the Sky at Montage Deer Valley

By Nancy Barth
Sep 07, 2012

Concert in the Sky at Montage Deer ValleyLast weekend, we had the pleasure of attending Montage Deer Valley’s inaugural “Concert in the Sky.”  The sold out performance featured rock bands Guster and O.A. R., and the hotel was turned into an amphitheater for the night, taking advantage of the dramatic setting that gave guests a 75-mile viewpoint down into the Park City valley. 

Guests with VIP tickets were able to enjoy a delicious casual dinner, complimentary open bar and views of the stage from the grand terrace at Montage Deer Valley.  Many guests booked a room facing the lawn and had the opportunity to order room service while watching the concert. 

The bands played on a full-blown stage that measured 40-feet-by-40 feet.  Guests were also unexpectedly “treated” to a spectacular lightning show as a thunder storm rolled in, delaying O.A. R.’s performance by several minutes. 

According to Montage Deer Valley’s director of sales, Kurt Diekhoff, the idea for hosting the concert was planted before the resort was built at Deer Valley.  It took about three years to work out some of the logistics.  Montage Deer Valley is planning to offer more concerts like this one, and there is speculation that the resort will be offering a series of 12 concerts.  We’ll keep you posted as we get more information.

Montage at Deer Valley Resort to Host Concert

By Nancy Barth
Jul 12, 2012

Montage Deer Valley will be hosting a nationally recognized music performance this fall.  Tonight, the Park City Council is expecting to approve a request from Montage Deer Valley for a Master Festival License for the “Montage Concert in the Sky.”  The event is to be held on the north green of the Montage Hotel on Saturday, September 1, 2012.  At this time, the performer has not been announced.

Montage has continued their efforts to be a community partner and to market and promote their brand. Successful partnerships have already been forged with local not for profits including promotion of events with the Egyptian Theatre and Park City Performing Arts Foundation. Via this concert, Montage Deer Valley desires to continue to build upon their reputation as a summer music destination.

We will keep you informed as more details are announced.

Three Stages of Relaxation at the Montage Spa at Deer Valley

By Jim Barth
May 31, 2012

Below is an excerpt from a charming story written by Nancy Anderson as found in a recent entry in the Official Blog of Deer Valley Resort.  It’s about her experience at the Montage Spa at Deer Valley. 

“Kissing Monty wasn’t one of the skin care tips I picked up when I had a facial at the Montage Spa but it probably should be.  When I arrived at the Montage, I was introduced to their friendly furry mascot, a Bernese Mountain dog named Monty.  When I crouched down to greet him, I was rewarded by sloppy licks to the face. As I plopped right down on the floor, he tickled my neck as I totally lost myself in laughter.  What a wonderful way to start my afternoon of relaxation – smart too – because research shows petting a dog actually lowers blood pressure. Monty helped me easily shake off my work day and enter my first stage of relaxation.”

 To read the entire entry, please see the Deer Valley Resort blog.

Montage Residences Deer Valley Press Release

By Nancy Barth
Mar 30, 2012

Below is a portion of a press release from earlier this month from the team at Montage Residences Deer Valley announcing the recent sale of their largest residence - an unfurnished four-bedroom, five-bath home for $8.25 million - marking the 16th sale in 15 months.


Montage Residences Deer Valley announces the sale of an unfurnished four-bedroom, five-bath residence for a remarkable $8.25 million - marking the 16th sale in 15 months, a pace that is unrivaled among mountain destinations in North America. The spacious 6,858-square-foot residence is the largest offering and sits atop the Craftsman-style Montage Deer Valley, with true ski-in, ski-out access to Deer Valley Resort, named North America's #1 ski resort for an unprecedented five years in a row by the readers of Ski magazine. 

The new owners are avid skiers and sought out a home at Montage Deer Valley because of its unrivalled ski-in, ski-out access and striking views. Main attractions also included the dual large-scale master bedrooms that could accommodate a guest suite, additional large rooms for a home theater and home office, and the convenient residential concierge service to ensure worry-free property maintenance.

Montage Residences Deer Valley affords all owners the services and amenities associated with the luxury hotel, including access to the 35,000-square-foot award-winning Spa Montage, recognized by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report as the "World's Best Spa" for 2012, ski valet at Compass Sports, four inventive dining venues complete with a gourmet gastro pub with nostalgic game arcade, Wii lounge, and four-lane regulation bowling alley.

For the entire press release, please click here.