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Mountain Luxury 2020 AwardsHere at Mountain Luxury, we are lucky to have some of the best in the business as part of our team. This year we took the time to honor the men and women who pushed the limits and brought their A-game to work every day.

In spite of the hardships, 2020 was full of accomplishments for our independent brokerage. It was the best fiscal year we've ever had, new agents joined our team, and we've refined our services to provide a better real estate experience. With that in mind, we felt it vital to thank our top achievers this year:

Mountain Luxury 2020 AwardsL TO R | Brandi Hammon, Andy Primbs, Jennifer Stickler, Ann Montgomery


Heather Bowden

Heather Bowden

Our Employee of the Year is Agent and Transaction Coordinator

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By Ann Montgomery

Photography: The Buyer's First Impression

One of the most powerful ways of telling a home's story is through the lens of a camera. With Mountain Luxury photography, our experts take the time needed to capture your home at its best. This includes taking photos at the optimal time of day, placing lighting to ensure perfect exposure, and capturing the space to show the home's dimensions and depth. Outside spaces are just as important to the home's story and we often incorporate drone shots to help the buyer visualize the property. We take our time, and sometimes it takes a couple of days to shoot a home, but the final imagery is always worth the wait. This is because a buyer's first impression of a home is usually through its

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Snowbasin Uphill Skiing

By Brian Nicholson

A few years ago, a friend of mine, Steve Nestel, started doing this crazy thing that at the time, I couldn’t possibly understand: he went skiing. Now, obviously, skiing wasn’t the crazy part. The bizarre nature of his new found craze was that the skiing was UPHILL.

“What?” I asked. “Are the lifts broken? You have to ski uphill?” For me, that logic was similar to the age old skydiving question, “Why would I choose to jump out of a perfectly functioning airplane?” But on December 31, 2020, that paradigm changed for me. Following the year of complete craziness that was 2020, I was ready to try something new.

Snowbasin Uphill Skiing

With an encouraging invitation, and what was slated to be a pretty good weather day, I decided to join my clearly

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Hinkley Ranch

A Land Conservation Deal to Withstand the Testament of Time

By Brandi Hammon

Not all real estate sales are joyful. Some are actually emotionally painful as a lifetime of memories and generations of history are left behind. Sometimes the legacy is passed to a new steward, and other times it is left to the highest bidder. As the large ranches and open lands of the valley are sold, one beautiful soul went the distance to protect her family’s legacy with the help of the Ogden Valley Land Trust, an equally thoughtful buyer, two attorneys, and two real estate brokers.

The Hinckley Ranch was established in 1957 when Robert and Abrelia Hinckley purchased the ranch. The ranch ultimately ended up in the care of their youngest granddaughter, Kristin

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SEO Job Hero

Technical SEO Specialist

We are a company built of mountain folk ingrained with a work hard, play harder ethos. Working at Mountain Luxury Real Estate and Lodging means you never miss a powder day and you can make those important family engagements. If you want that harmonious work-life balance, this is the place.

We are in need of a self-motivated technical Search Engine Optimization Specialist who's on top of trends and knows the latest and greatest strategies to rank on the SERP.

We are passionate hardworking individuals who provide only top-shelf service to our clients. From choosing the right place for a dream home, to designing and building, managing vacation rentals, selling properties and all the legal work, marketing, staging, and

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ML Generates Awareness for Local Nonprofits with Social Media

Each year on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, companies big and small rally together to provide donations and raise money for charities and nonprofits. This day, known as Giving Tuesday, has become more popular every year since its inception in 2012. 


Mountain Luxury is proud to donate to a wide variety of local nonprofits annually. Many of our agents and employees are heavily involved in community charity efforts, serving on the boards of local nonprofits, raising awareness, and just generally donating time and resources to the little guys who make a big difference out there. However, given the wild and unusual events of the past year, it was clear that this year’s efforts were going to require a different approach.


2020 has been a

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Mark B. Goodson Utah 

An Artist with a Great Appreciation for Life

Mark B. Goodson is an oil-painter based in Huntsville, Utah who specializes in portraits, landscape, and still-life paintings. After going back to school in his mid-40’s for a degree in fine art, he found his passion for bringing pictures to life. With incredible precision and countless hours, he creates a myriad of emotions in each of his pieces. Goodson draws the viewer’s attention with delicate highlights and realistic textures. His incredible work can be found at the Mark B. Goodson Gallery or on his website, 


Tell us about yourself, what was your early life like?

Being raised in a small town with six sets of aunts and uncles, 37 first cousins, and six siblings,

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Grand Opening | May 15th, 2021 

Beautiful Eden Sunset of the Mountain Luxury Lodge

Join Mountain Luxury, Bertoldi Architects, and Peddlers Cafe at the grand opening of their new location, the Mountain Luxury Lodge (3632 N Wolf Creek Dr. Eden)! Enjoy a newly remodeled interior, beautiful views, delicious food & beverages, and receive a free accurate comparative market analysis of your property by one of Mountain Luxury's agents!


Private Event Reservations

Do you need a space to host a private event? Rent our new home! Contact Mountain Luxury Lodging at 801.745.3194 or email


Office Space & Ski Lockers

Work from the comfort of our new home. Lease private office space for $675/month. You can also rent ski lockers for $975/year. Call 801.745.8400 or tap

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An Interview with Cole Lewis, The Man Behind Powder Mountain's Newest Art Installment

Cole Lewis is a 27-year-old artist based in Eden, Utah. His unique use of color and saturation creates an aesthetic that evokes a variety of emotions in viewers. Lewis’s work reflects the outdoor splendor of his home state where much of his inspiration comes from. He recreates local landscapes and captures simple moments of incredible beauty in his own way.

Through many layers and careful precision, Lewis perfects his art with natural inspiration, stunning depth, and distinctive use of color. He also co-runs the local group “Wasatch Art Collective” where artists from all over the state can come together to share their work and purchase other’s pieces. You can

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By Kelly Carper | Art Writer

This November, Ogden Contemporary Arts (OCA), formerly known as O1ARTS, will officially open its flagship exhibition space and contemporary art center at 455 25th Street in the historic Monarch building. The build-out, which is now underway, was made possible by a $250,000 contribution from the Dumke Foundation, naming the Center’s main gallery the “Dr. Ezekiel R. and Edna Wattis Dumke Foundation Arts Garage.” This charitable foundation was established in 1958 and has advocated for non-profit organizations throughout the Intermountain region for 62 years, and this latest contribution shows its support for Ogden’s arts and culture community.

“We are deeply honored and grateful for support from the Dr. Ezekiel R. and

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