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Home is Where the Start Is

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Give us your thoughts, and enjoy the excitement of the unveiling as it occurs. We're one step out the door.

Home is where the start is — the start of your day, the start of your dreams, the stepping stone to your world, whether that be stepping onto a ski slope or out to the office. Home is the blank page you create from. The place you gather strength, comfort and inspiration. The harbor you return to at day's end, to regroup and refresh.

We welcome you to start on the exciting journey of building the first-ever SKI Magazine Dream Home. As readers, you'll join us not only watching the Dream Home take shape, but you'll help give it form, via online interaction. We invite you to ponder design elements, choose furnishings and amenities, and craft the direction for what will be the ultimate winter vacation residence of our time.

"Having a place in the mountains has become such a part of the sport of skiing, says Jamie Pentz, group publisher for Mountain Sports Media. "Our SKI Magazine readers want to see the lifestyle aspects of skiing — the homes, the spa treatments, the great restaurants. Even if we as readers can't afford a multi-million dollar second home, we all want a glimpse of the lifestyle. We'd like to be part of creating the ultimate ski house — what would be in there? A heli pad for backcountry access? A dog spa? A fabulous wine cellar? Ski locker rooms? The possibilities are endless.

[NEXT ""]We've chosen Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah as the quintessential resort in the quintessential ski town for our quintessential home. Deer Valley was just chosen (again!) by SKI readers as the #1 ski resort in North America. Its lodges and homes are carefully designed to fit its spectacular mountain environment, with timber, rock, tile and glass melding into surrounding landscapes of pine, aspen and Gambel oak. Deer Valley was built on a foundation of excellence in service, and is known for its attention to detail in every aspect — from uniformed employees to parking lot shuttles to meticulously groomed runs to Kleenex in every lift line to gourmet cuisine at ten on-mountain restaurants. Nestled in quiet beauty on 1,750 acres, lively resort town action is just a mile down the road, where Park City rocks with more than 100 restaurants as well as bars, nightclubs, spas, shops, museums and galleries. It's all just 36 miles from Salt Lake International Airport, making the 40-minute commute from airport to ski slopes a dream in itself.

"The fact that SKI has chosen Deer Valley as the site for its inaugural Dream Home is an honor for all of us here at the resort, says Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley president. "Deer Valley celebrates its 25th anniversary this season. In 25 years, we've seen so many beautiful homes that are so well planned and have a sense of place on the mountain. We are truly looking forward to seeing the Dream Home because of the additional attention to detail we know the home will have. It will truly raise the bar for all resort home builders.

[NEXT ""]Literally a launching pad for the project, the Dream Home lot sits at 8,000 feet in a gated community on a slopeside knoll at Deer Valley. Expansive 360-degree views overlook Deer Valley's ski runs and lodges, the sparkling Jordanelle Reservoir, 10,000-foot peaks, and that unique color of boundless blue found only in open Western skies. The Dream Home will encompass 8,000 square feet over three floors, and boast five bedrooms and seven fireplaces. The rest of the possibilities, at this point, are infinite.

Over the next year, check back to this article as the Dream Home is being planned, constructed and outfitted with luxurious, practical and comfortable amenities that any skier knows make a house a home. You'll meet the architects, builders, designers, landscapers — all of the dreamers involved with birthing the home. You, too, are part of the dream team, helping us bring this skier's paradise to life. We'd like you to share your vision of what goes into the perfect ski home, from the kitchen to the linens to the hot tub. Together, we'll make the Dream Home the embodiment of the winter vacation experience we all crave. Check back soon to view the web cameras located throughout the home during the construction process. Give us your thoughts, and enjoy the excitement of the unveiling as it occurs. We're one step out the door.

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