LIVING THE PARK CITY LIFESTYLE

    Creating and selling resort real estate means understanding the lifestyle that drives one’s decision to own property there. At the LANGE Group, we not only understand this we participate in that lifestyle every day – and maintain the six inch powder day rule at all costs.

    If you get diligent about the resort lifestyle it can lead to some high-level competition due to the kind of athletes that call Park City home. As our own Matt Mullin recently discovered a full time hobby can be pretty entertaining when you work and live in Park City.

    In August, Matt traveled to the French Alps to compete in the second edition of the biggest Enduro Mountain Bike race on the planet, Trans-Savoie. Enduro racing combines timed descent stages with untimed ascent stages – sometimes aided by ski lifts, busses, or (in France) trains and Funiculars. The key aspect of this race is that the course was ridden blind (and will continue to introduce new courses each year), so every corner brought new surprises.

    Look for Matt at the 3:18 mark in this video from Day 2 – http://vimeo.com/104411803

    Trans-Savoie took competitors from Val d’Isere to the base of Mount Blanc, over six days of racing with 25,000 meters (82,000 feet on this side of the pond) of timed descending. For anyone that has ridden in the Park City area that’s a little over 27 laps down the epic Pinecone ridge to Spiro descent (an essential Park City ride).

    Here’s a picture of Matt after a disastrously muddy-day as he found the quickest and most fun way to clean himself and the bike.
    Here’s a picture of Matt after a disastrously muddy-day as he found the quickest and most fun way to clean himself and the bike.

    Matt came back in one piece, with just a few dings and dents from a muddy rock garden on day five. While he wasn’t all smiles at first, after a few days pondering the scale of the event and the sheer quantity of adventure smashed into six days he’s already wondering how much time he can take off from work next summer to train for this again.

    More information on the Trans-Savoie.

    Trans-Savoie Facebook Photos

    Full recap is here – http://vimeo.com/105251146

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