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June 2013

Found 8 blog entries for June 2013.

As June comes to a close, we at Mountain Luxury Real Estate would like to briefly look ahead to Independence Day, which is just around the corner.  Do you have any plans yet for celebrating our nation’s birthday?  If not, we’re here to help!

Independence Day

Weber County—and northern Utah in general—is the place to be on July 4th, as Ogden, Ogden Valley, and the surrounding areas host numerous Independence Day celebrations.  To help you decide how and where to celebrate our country’s heritage, we’ve comprised this guide of all the Fourth of July festivities in the area.

  • Farr West: Freedom Festival

Farr West’s Freedom Festival begins with a 5K run/walk at 7:00 am and a community breakfast at Mountain View Park from 7:00 to 8:30.  A parade will begin at

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Music fans—mark your calendar once again!  On Sunday, June 30th, Snowbasin will once again welcome Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real to the Patio at Earl’s Lodge for the second show of the Blues, Brews, and BBQ Concert Series.

Lukas Nelson

Lukas Nelson is the son of famous country music star Willie Nelson and front man for Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.  Nelson formed the band in 2008, and the band began touring that same year, opening for Willie Nelson and B.B. King.  In 2010, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real released the band’s debut album, self-titled Promise of the Real.  The album was a major success, and the band hit the road again in 2011, touring heavily with Willie Nelson and playing numerous music festivals across the country.  Lukas Nelson

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Do you like music?  Do you like free stuff?  If the answer to either of those questions is “yes”—which it should be!—then you should definitely come up to Snowbasin Resort on Saturday, June 23rd for the first concert in the Blues, Brews, and BBQ Concert Series. 


The Blues, Brews, and BBQ Concert Series is a series of free concerts that takes place every Sunday throughout the summer at Snowbasin’s Earl’s Lodge.  Each week, Snowbasin will present a different artist, with styles ranging from blues to bluegrass, reggae to rock ‘n’ roll, soul to country.  Blues, Brews, and BBQ Concert Series kicks off on Sunday with a performance by Marinade and special guest Folk Hogan

Marinade is a five-piece blues/funk/soul/reggae band from Salt Lake City. 

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If you’re a sports fan or a baseball fan, you know that the Major League Baseball season began in April and is now in full swing.  Additionally, the Salt Lake Bees, an affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, are also well into their season.  But baseball will finally return to Ogden this weekend, as Ogden’s own minor-league ball club, the Ogden Raptors, will celebrate their first home game of the 2013 season this Saturday, June 22nd. 

Ogden Rpators Logo

The Raptors’ season actually begins tomorrow night, as Ogden takes to the road to face the Grand Junction Rockies.  The Raptors then return home on Saturday for their home opener against the Idaho Falls Chukars.

For those who may not know, the Ogden Raptors are an affiliate of the MLB’s Los Angeles

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By mid-June, most of the snow from the slopes at Snowbasin has long been melted.  But that doesn’t mean that this traditional winter destination is inactive during the summer.  In fact, it’s quite the contrary.  All the restaurants at Snowbasin remain open year-round; the trail systems at Snowbasin and the surrounding areas are open; and the disc golf course is open and ready for players.  You’ll find plenty of things to do at Snowbasin during the offseason.  But in addition to these summer-time amenities, Snowbasin hosts free concerts throughout the summer as a part of the Blues, Brews, and BBQ Concert Series.


The Blues, Brews, and BBQ Concert Series will begin on Sunday, June 23rd and will run every Sunday through the end of September.  Snowbasin

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Are you daring enough to try the ultimate, 200-mile, mountain-spanning relay race?  Then check out the Ragnar Wasatch Back Relay from June 20th through June 22nd.

You’ve undoubtedly heard of Ragnar, and you’ve surely seen the Ragnar stickers on the rear windows of vehicles around northern Utah.  Ragnar is extremely popular in this area, but you might find yourself wondering what Ragnar is exactly and why it is so popular here.

Well, for one, Ragnar was born here in Utah.  Created and first run in 2004, the Wasatch Back Relay is the original Ragnar race.  The Wasatch Back Relay is so named because it begins in Logan, Utah and ends in Park City—a 198.2-mile course that traverses the backside of the Wasatch Mountain Range.  That first race was small;

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Looking for a fun, family friendly activity to take your kids to on a Saturday morning?  Come out to Huntsville Park in downtown Huntsville on Saturday, June 8th, for the First Annual Hess Cancer Foundation’s Fitness in the Park.

Beginning at 9:00 am, the Hess Cancer Foundation will offer yoga, Zumba, and Pilates classes for adults and other more kid-friendly exercise activities for children.  In addition to fitness classes, Fitness in the Park will also feature live music courtesy of local coverband Red Shot Pony throughout the day, as well as a charity dinner in the evening.  There will also be a raffle before dinner.

Tickets to the Hess Cancer Foundation Fitness in the Park cost $20 each.  Tickets include admission to one yoga class, one

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Are you a mountain-biker looking to get involved with the semi-professional mountain-biking scene?  Or do you simply enjoy the sport of mountain-biking?  Then you’ve got to check out the Wolf Mountain Downhill and Super D on June 8th and June 9th at Wolf Mountain Resort in Liberty.

The Wolf Mountain Downhill and Super D is the second of four races in the 2013 Utah Downhill Race Series.  The first race, the Sundance Showdown will be held during Memorial Day weekend at Sundance Ski Resort.  After the Wolf Mountain Downhill and Super D, the third race, the Pomerelle Pounder, will take place on July 27th and 28th at Pomerelle Ski Resort in Malta, Idaho.  The final race, the Flyin’ Brian, will be held at Brian Head Ski Resort in southern Utah on August 10,

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