Montage Deer Valley Resort With The Family

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The Montage Deer Valley Resort is a place where you can bring the whole family. There is something for everyone to do plus their's skiing too!

It's January and time for a wintery wonderland getaway to a magical place where snow covered tall pines and mountains are your view from your bedroom window. A place where you can ski in and ski out from dinner. A place where all the hustle and bustle of your everyday life melts away and you get to have fun, relax and live life. The kind of life you always imagined. 

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The Montage Deer Valley is that very kind of place. 

The Montage Deer Valley is located right on the fluffy powdered slopes of Deer Valley Utah adjacent to three high-speed chairlifts. Skiers can stay at this 5 star luxury resort or just ski right in for lunch, dinner or drinks.

The architecture and design as well as the art throughout are reminiscent of a lovely mountain lodge. It's cozy comforting and luxurious all at the same time. Original artwork from local rocky mountain artists adorn the resort.

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One of our favorite features of the resort is that Montage Deer Valley is pet-friendly. Your pet is welcome. The resort has two sweet mascots Bernese Mountain Dogs Monty (pictured above) and Jonas who are at the resort to greet you with a well-mannered smile. Isn't Monty a handsome boy!

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If you are more of a stay inside and enjoy the snow from the window view, Daly's Pub is a family friendly place to hang out and have fun. With four regulation bowling lanes the kids will have a great time and so will you! We saw the sweetest older couple spending their anniversary together and having a blast bowling.

You can order dinner right at the lanes with a great variety of classic favorites including hearty delicious cheeseburgers, fries and pizza.

In the mood for some pool or video games? They have that too. Or you can just hang out at the bar and watch the game after a long day of skiing on the mountain.

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The indoor and outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs are open year round. One of our very favorite things to do is to sit in the hot tub under the winter snowy night sky as the snow is falling. My family loves it too. It's one of our traditions when we visit a ski resort hotel. It's magical. You have to try it.

My girls loved hanging out at the complimentary gourmet s'mores bar choosing from handmade flavored marshmallow and sitting fireside toasting their tasty treat.

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Our two bedroom three bathroom suite was perfect for our family. We had plenty of room to move around and feel like we are in a nice space rather than a tiny hotel room. The beds are cozy with down pillows and comforters. Each bedroom has a cozy fireplace. We were greeted with fresh cookies and fruit which was a big hit with the kids. The oversized soaking tub is perfect for relaxing the muscles after a day of snow filled activities.

There are so many things to do and see in Park City but The Montage Deer Valley offers a complete resort full of activities and relaxation so you never really have to leave to enjoy a great getaway!

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

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With it's nice quality interior and above average gas mileage we are liking the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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One of the first things I look at when first getting into a new vehicles is the quality of the materials of the interior. It doesn't matter what the current perception of a brand is, I judge a good portion the quality of the luxury experience by the materials. It's like anything from a good pair of leather shoes to a designer handbag. The name means nothing if the materials are subpar.
 

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Mitsubishi has done a great job with the Outlander's interior. It's comfortable, stylish, and dare I say luxurious. Loving the fold down arm rest drink holder for the back row seats. Luxury bonus, bluetooth and the Fuse voice control is now standard.
 

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Though not the larges of cargo space the fold flat seats make for a great usable space for transporting your snowboards, diy project supplies or load of groceries.

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Loving this little extra bit of storage in the back for first aid kits and car kits, jumper cables or stashing your expensive buys from plain site.
I am very impressed with the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander. Give it a test drive and check out the other online reviews from consumers. I think you might be happily surprised. 

Price:
starting at $19,595
MPG:
25/32

2015 Mitsubishi Lancer * Surprisingly Nice Ride

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I haven't taken a look at a Mitsubishi in a long time. When the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer arrived for a test drive I was pleasantly surprised. It is a roomy, comfortable compact sedan and up to par with it's competitors. Just look at that stylish front grill and those tire rims.
 

The technology in a car is one of the first things I look at for comfort. When buying a new car the tech package matters. Mitsubishi offers a large 7-inch LCD touchscreen with navigation to help you find the way and real time traffic updates to let you know which areas to avoid, in the 2015 Lancer.
I found the traffic updates super helpful since I drive around town a lot during the day dropping off and picking up kids.

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The back seats roomy and comfortable with enough space for my long legged teen boys. Three can easily sit in comfort or fold down the center arm rest too. The nice thing about the back seats is that they also fold down for more truck space. If you have booster seats or car seats there is room for you too.
 

If you're like me you end up at Ikea buying something you didn't plan on and need the extra room of the fold down seats for your find to fit. It's also great when heading up to the ski resort with the snowboards and skis.  It makes the car so much more versatile.
 

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer is equipped with a Rockford Fosgate Premium Sounds System. There are 9 speakers in this car for some serious sound. Tech radio features include SiriusXM Radio and HD Radio to use those 9 speakers.

One of my favorite features on new vehicles is the FAST-Key electronic entry and start system. It seriously cuts down on my searching for the car keys panic.

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My two favorite color options on the Lancer are the Apex Silver for a classic look and the Octane Blue for a more sporty look. Which color would you choose?

Top favorite features are the all wheel drive for all weather ease of driving, great cameras for safety and the touring package with the leather seats.

The 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer
Starts at $17,3951
MPG
26/34
Seats 5

2015 Toyota Camry * New Refreshed Design

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There is a reason the Toyota Camry is America's best selling car 12 years in a role. It's comfortable and classy. This year Toyota stepped up the fashion game for a new sexier more sporty version of the Camry. 

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I love the red contrast stitching on this ash black leather interior. Click on the image to see it up close. Added with the new mesh grill, hood lines and the front to back crease line I would say that sexy is happening.

The sporty comes in with the paddle shifters, sunroof and sport styled seats.

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Just because they added the sporty doesn't mean they left out the luxury.  Luxury features include the 8-way power-adjustable heated driver’s seat, JBL GreenEdge audio, wood-grain-style accents,quiet drive, steering wheel-mounted controls and the best thing ever invented- smart key system with push button start.

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Coolest feature on the 2015 Toyota Camry is the wireless charging option. No worrying about a charger cord. The complete convenience of the wireless charging system on the Qi-compatible device and it wirelessly charged. Hooray! 

 Gas mileage comes in at an average of 28 miles to the gallon which is still pretty good for a mid-sized 6 cylinder sedan.

5 Star safety rating with knee airbags. Yes, that's a thing now.

 

2015 Toyota Camry

$22,970 

starting price


2015 Kia Sedona SXL * Unexpected Luxury

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Wow, Kia has stepped up their game. I never really gave Kia much of a look listening to other people and their thoughts Kia read cheap and not as good as Honda or Toyota BUT I was wrong. When I picked up my college age son in the 2015 Kia Sedona SX-L, he said, " what kind of car is this again?" It told him it's a Kia minivan. He was surprised first that it was a minivan and second that it was a Kia. He has been in Lexus, Infiniti and other luxury brand vehicles and he said, "mom this van is as good as the other luxury brands you test drive." There are luxury amenities in every row.

My list of favs that will surprise you are...

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Dual Sunroofs for a sense of more space and great for drives up the canyon or on a starry night.

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Tri-zone climate controls that means three rows three climates. In addition the front seats are heated and airconditioned and the second row of seats are heated. Bonus: the steering wheel is heated too!
 

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A brilliant addition to any minivan in the Kia Sedona SX-L are the stain resistant fabric on the seats. The interior cloth repels stains, odors, and static. Spilled your morning coffee? Not problem. Kids get in with mud on them? No problem. Yes, this is a must for any family vehicle.
 

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Do you see that foot rest in the second row #luxury Such a stylish and roomy interior. There are several seat configuration that change with a touch of a button so no struggling to move the seats around. Minivans have come a long way in the past 10 years.

For safety the Kia Sedona has surround view so you see completely around the van. It also features an active technologies like the Forward Collision Warning System and the Blind-Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. This is so helpful when driving on the freeway and in heavy traffic plus, will calm the nerves of a mom with a teen driver.

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A little creature comfort bonus with the cooler glove compartment #luxury Road trip anyone?

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The 2015 Kia Sedona is road trip ready. An outlet and usb port for charging. It has nice smooth quiet drive it like gliding on butter. The steering handles super smooth as well. The v-6 engine has plenty of power to tow too. I could easily spend hours in this van. Everyone would be comfortable and enjoy the trip.

 

Kia's low priced van offers more luxury that the other leading minivans on the market. It would be my choice of minivan for my family. Go check one out and see for yourself. Tell us what you think.

 

2015 Kia Sedona SX-L
Price $28,300
MPG
18/24

60 months warranty (double its competitors)