Being a Tourist in Your Own Town

Michael McClure and Chris Nichols at Olympic ParkLast week a good friend of mine, Michael McClure aka @professionalone, came into town for a two day workshop. He came in a day early and we decided to go see some of the nearby sights. We left Salt Lake City and headed straight up into the mountains and stopped first at the Winter Olympic Training Facility in Park City, Utah. We were fortunate to catch a handful of athletes practicing freestyle ski jumping into the pool and enjoyed the museum.

Montage Deer ValleyNext I showed him the 3 ski resorts in the Park City area and we then drove up to the Montage Resort for a great lunch at the Apex Grill, located near the top of the Deer Valley Ski Resort. From there we took the short drive over the gorgeous Guardsman Pass and dropped into Big Cottonwood Canyon to see Brighton and Solitude ski resorts and the beautiful fall colors!

Chris Nichols at Hidden Peak 11,000 FeetFrom Big Cottonwood we dropped back into the Salt Lake Valley and made our way over to the Little Cottonwood Canyon to see Snowbird and Alta ski resorts bringing our total to 7 resorts in just one day! We took the tram up to the top of Hidden Peak (11,000 feet) and from there we could even see Sundance ski resort, so technically we saw 8 resorts in one day!

7 Utah Ski Resorts in one DayIt was a fun day and especially entertaining for me to watch Michael as he was continually wowed by everything he saw. When we got back from our little adventure it really hit home to me that I live in a pretty cool place and that every now and then it’s good to go be a tourist in your own town and realize just how good you got it! Here’s a map of the route we took to help you see how easy it is to hit 8 ski resorts in one day in Utah! I also put together a video so you can experience this for yourself!


About utahREpro

Chris is the managing broker for Prudential Utah Elite Real Estate in American Fork, Utah. His passions include spending time with his family, Real Estate, Social Media, traveling, reading, movies, golf, dirt biking and so much more. Chris is a graduate of the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Leadership Academy as well as the Utah Association of REALTORS (UAR) Leadership Academy. He has served in many capacities in the real estate industry at the national, state and local levels, including: 2013 Treasurer of the Utah Association of REALTORS 2011 President of the Utah County Association of REALTORS (UCAR) 2011 REALTOR of the Year – UCAR NAR Federal Political Coordinator assigned to US Senator Mike Lee 2011 NAR Strategic Planning Committee 2010 – 2013 NAR Public Policy Coordinating Committee 2011 Dean of the LeadershipUAR Program Chris has been a licensed REALTOR in the State of Utah since 2004. He has been recognized both nationally and locally by Prudential and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2010.
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7 Responses to Being a Tourist in Your Own Town

  1. This is why living in Utah is so awesome!!!

  2. Chris,

    What an amazing post! THANK YOU for being the world’s best tour guide.

    Your friend,

  3. Hey .. It’s the GoodLife song! So bummed I wasn’t there with my two favorites. Next time you and McClure don’t get by without me tagging along:) Looks like a great time. Beautiful.

  4. Drooling…in the flatlands:-)

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