Jackson Hole Claims #1 Spot | SKI Magazine Announces a New Winner

Jackson Hole Breaks Through the Lock of Colorado and Utah Resorts

For the last 29 years, SKI magazine has drawn upon its national & international subscribers (145,000 last year) to elect the best ski resort in a variety of categories in North America.

This unbiased group of readers has ranked Jackson Hole Mountain Resort No. 1 – an accolade that has been typically claimed by larger resorts such as Deer Valley, UT and Vail, Colorado.

Intermediate Terrain Expansion Helped Win Award

Known as a mountain for excellent terrain, recently Jackson Hole Mountain Resort underwent significant expansion and improvements on their intermediate slopes and their on-mountain amenities. This award is a true recognition of the exceptional appeal of these enhancements and of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s commitment to guest satisfaction.

Direct Flights from 12 Major Cities

Jackson Hole now has 12 direct flights from major cities including – New this year: JFK, Minneapolis, LA and Seattle – making this destination easier to get to than ever for a winter get-away.

Michael Franti to Play at Mountain Fest in Jackson Hole

Showing their appreciation to the entire community of Jackson Hole, the resort is offering a $1 ski day on November 29th. Anyone can ski for a dollar donation which will be matched by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Proceeds will go towards a non-profit organization. Another reason to visit Jackson Hole this year is the Mountain Fest, held the weekend of March 29th. The ever-popular Michael Franti will be performing under the stars at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village.

Here at Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty we are incredibly proud of the resort and their continued success. They illustrate the genuine authenticity of Jackson Hole and the spirit of the west. It will likely prove to be a very exciting winter here in Jackson Hole.

Real Estate Volumes at Best Levels in 6 Years

Second quarter 2013 unit sales  soared 62% over 2012.  In fact, year over year unit volumes have improved in 11 of the last 12 quarters reinforcing the trend of continued market recovery in Jackson Hole.

Total sales volume in Jackson Hole  rose an impressive 45% Q2 2013 vs. Q2 2012.   All areas of the Valley experienced solid growth.

Single family homes led the upsurge in activity with exceptionally robust growth in both unit sales and volume, up 128% and 150%, respectively.

January to June sales were the strongest we have seen in six years with volume up 46% and unit sales 50% ahead of the same period last year. We are seeing growth in all areas of Jackson Hole with properties north of town and those south of town more than doubling previous year’s activity. Volume and unit sales were up across the price categories we track as well, low to high.

With active listings down 16% from 2012 and unit sales up 50%, our months of supply have declined substantially.

The included slides provide some of the detail referenced above but please contact me for additional information on the market.

Bullish On Real Estate? Learn About Jackson Hole

According to the new largest landowner in the United States, John Malone, the timing to be bullish on real estate is now.

As excerpted from The Land Report, Malone, an early pioneer in cable TV and chairman of Liberty Media, suggests that now is the time to buy land because of low borrowing costs and low prices. He added that real estate “is a pretty decent hedge on the devaluation of currency”. With his recent purchase of 1M acres of Maine and New Hampshire timberlands, Malone now owns 2.2M acres in the U.S. His recent land purchase added to his collection of properties already owned in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Owning property in Wyoming is fiscally smart for its tax benefits. Some have purchased their properties with the tax savings accumulated by simply making Jackson Hole their primary residence. Bloomberg rates Wyoming as the #1 state for tax savings year after year. Add that to Jackson Hole’s cadre of lifestyle benefits – open spaces, a thriving cultural scene, amazing fly-fishing, a world-class ski resort, and outstanding scenic and wildlife corridors.

Although the who’s-who list in Jackson Hole is quite notable, celebrities and others who have discovered Jackson Hole prefer to hide behind the scenes – and with good reason. Jackson Hole may just be the best kept secret in the Rocky Mountain West. Click here to find out more.

Four Seasons Resort

Ski-In/Ski-Out at the Base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Teton Village

Search Four Seasons Resort Real Estate

It is no wonder that real estate at the Four Seasons Resort in Jackson Hole is in high demand. With only a few private residencesstill available for sale, recent buyers report that it is the ski-in ski-out location along with the beautiful amenities and renowned service that makes ownership here so inviting.

Situated at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole provides unparalleled guest services in a spectacular mountain setting.

Residence owners are welcome to take advantage of exquisite indoor-outdoor dining, lounge, and apres ski bar, an alpine-inspired spa for luxurious treatments, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a year-around outdoor heated swimming pool, and three outdoor hot-springs-style whirlpools.

Here you are not just a passing guest, you are a member of the Four Seasons Jackson Hole community. This is a community that enjoys exploring nature, enjoying an evening with family and friends, and taking a much deserved break from the hustle and bustle of day to day life.

Flying to Jackson Hole – Easier than Ever | United Non-Stop Flight

The ease of flight travel in and out of Jackson Hole is another reason this Rocky Mountain destination makes perfect sense for the purchase of Jackson Hole real estate.

Jackson Hole now offers non-stop services from 9 major cities – and hundreds of easy connections on key U.S Carriers – American, Delta and United for Winter 2012-2013.

United Airlines will operate nonstop flights from San Francisco and New York (EWR) and Delta Airlines will offer direct flights from Minneapolis to Jackson Hole.

The new winter flights add to our existing flights by American Airlines from Dallas Fort Worth, Delta Air Lines from Atlanta and Salt Lake City, and United Airlines from Denver, Chicago and Los Angeles – allowing for non-stop flights from a total of nine cities.

The airline experience for visiting skiers or those who live in Jackson Hole to reach favorite destinations will be dramatically enhanced. The flight times will be shorter and more flights will be availalbe. The local Jackson Hole airport makes arrival and departure experiences fast as well. With Jackson Hole Mountain Resort just a 30 minute drive from the terminal, getting on the slopes is easy and relaxing with no traffic to fight.

“The increase in service is a testament to the history, demand and faith our business community established with the airlines, beginning with our first Minimum Revenue Guarantee agreement in 1986, resulting in American Airlines non-stop service from Chicago”, stated Mike Gierau, Chair JH AIR. “Our business community, with the support from the State of Wyoming, has been exemplary in their leadership of contracting and managing air service. In addition, and critical to the contracting of service is the investment in our destination experience by the major resorts such as Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. And finally, the commitment by our community, our resorts and hoteliers, and of course the Wyoming Office of Tourism to promote air service, ensures Jackson Hole, WY continues to be recognized as a world class destination resort on a year round basis.”

Gierau continued, “Our approach has been to identify the most active hubs to serve both domestic and international clients, and scheduling flights with our airline partners to ensure smooth, same day connections from North and South America, UK, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. The added benefit is extraordinary sustainable air service for a community of 20,000 people.

We look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a world-class resort destination, gateway to the Nation’s first National Park (Yellowstone), and the splendor of Grand Teton National Park” concluded Gierau.

Shooting Star Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole has a long history as a frontier community. It is known as “the last of the Old West” with lots of wide open spaces, working cattle ranches, and some of the most spectacular natural scenery on earth. Within Jackson Hole is a private golf and ski community linked to conservation, to the Old West, but also to all the comforts and conveniences of contemporary life.

Shooting Star is located in Teton Village steps from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, 12 miles north of Jackson Hole, and just minutes to Grand Teton National Park.

With 1,300 acres of lands protected by conservation easements and views of three mountain ranges, including the breathtaking Teton Mountains, Shooting Star offers residents a view and lifestyle unlike any other in the West. Residential development will be limited to a total of 100 home sites, 34 cabins and 48 townhouses, all on the northern portion of the property. The average lot site in Shooting Star is 1.3 acres in size, and most adjoin ponds, lakes or streams.

This luxury residential community is tucked into the stunning Tom Fazio award-winning golf course and offers single-family home sites and incredible, rustic yet refined custom designed cabins. The East and West cabins at Shooting Star were completed in 2010. The Cabins were designed by Paul Bertelli of JLF & Associates, whose firm was founded by Jonathan Foote. JLF is widely recognized as the pioneer of incorporating reclaimed materials and old world craftsmanship.  The exterior finishes of the Cabins blend seamlessly into the Wyoming backdrop.

Discover What’s New at the Bar BC Ranch | 3 New Riparian Corridor Parcels

One of the most beautiful places in the world, Jackson Hole, is a valley that is fifteen miles wide and forty miles long. In the center of this valley, lies the famous Bar BC Ranch where the Snake and Gros Ventre rivers meet.

The Bar BC Ranch is accessed via Spring Gulch Road and is approximately four miles from the town of Jackson. The Spring Gulch corridor is home to some of the last original Jackson Hole working ranches. Since 2004 the Bar BC Ranch has slowly formed into one of the most sought-after residential areas in the valley.

Viewable to the west is the world-class Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, famous for its deep powder, unmatched skiing and recreational opportunities. A few miles north of the property is the small but sophisticated Jackson Hole Airport, allowing for convenient travel to and from the property. Father north yet, but only ten miles or so, is the stunning Grand Teton National Park leading into Yellowstone National Park.

Of the 2.7 million acres in Teton County, where the Bar BC Ranch is located, 97 percent are part of national forests, parkland, or other protected public lands.  As one of Jackson Hole’s most well known ranches, this pristine acreage has remained unspoiled due to careful stewardship of the land.

Due to the incredible success of Bar BC Ranch real estate sales, a new offering – Bar BC East, has just been released.

Just across the country lane of Spring Gulch Road from the Bar BC Ranch is a stunning corridor of land that was part of the famous Lucas Ranch cira 1896. The 3 parcels that make up Bar BC East range from 35 to 49 acres. This is a riparian corridor with private Gros Ventre River frontage and spring-fed tributaries on 2 of the parcels. The 3rd parcel is borders Grand Teton National Park.

All have stunning Grand Teton views, a private trail extending to the confluence of the Gros Ventre and Snake Rivers, and lovely blue spruce and cottonwood trees and foliage. They are ideal for equestrian use.

These sites will forever maintain the western spirit and open spaces that characterize the Rocky Mountain West.