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                                                     Black Diamond
                                                     A Ski-in/Ski-out Development
                                                     with a Personal Touch
                                                     by Steve Danko, Black Diamond Condos
                                                     My name is Steve Danko. I am the developer at Black
                                                     Diamond Condos in Brian Head. We are the new condo
                                                     project located directly on the new Alpen Skiway, on
                                                     the Giant Steps side of the mountain. I am excited and
                                                     thankful for the opportunity to share some information
                                                     about our project with Brian Head Living readers.

    Also in this issue:                                                                       continued
    Yankee Meadow Lake
    Enjoy a breath of fresh air and water fun just
    minutes from Brian Head.

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                                       Building at 10,000 feet posses unique obstacles and is much more
                                       challenging than the average construction project- and, takes more
                                       time. One benefit of the lengthy construction process was that it
                                       allowed us time to far surpass the original plans and specifications
                                       by pouring over (and improving) every single aspect of our project -
                                       from the site, to building design, to the finish levels. We have set the
                                       bar high and it shows!

                                       We set out to build a great ski in / ski out, family oriented project.
                                       We thought about many details that maximize the function and
                                       access to our project. For instance, every unit at Black Diamond
                                       has a private pavestone driveway and covered entry for you and
                                       your guests. The private driveways are capable of parking multiple
                                       cars, in addition to the parking in the large, private garages. We
Location, location, location           also designed the driveways to be easy to plow, and incorporated
Immediately adjacent to Brian          the use of underground storm drains to move snow melt and rain
Head’s ski lift hub, Black             quickly away from our project. Although snow removal, parking,
Diamond, each unit offers ski          and drainage may not seem like big features, it is something every
access, spectacular meadow views,      prospective buyer should carefully consider prior to purchasing in
and features typically found only in   Brian Head.
high-end custom homes.
                                       From the outset, we believed that the three most important factors
                                       in real estate, location - location – location, would set Black

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Diamond apart. These three words have long stood the test of
time and we developed Black Diamond with this concept clearly
in mind. Black Diamond sits on 8.37 acres in the heart of Brian
Head, directly off the Giant Steps ski area and ideally situated for
the future growth of Brian Head. Each unit features ski access,
spectacular meadow views, private garages / driveways, and features
typically found only in high end custom homes.

As for the interior, we maximized the square footage by utilizing
the great room concept for the main living area. The great room is a
comfortable place to relax with friends and family and overlooks the
meadow and ski runs. It features a natural gas stone fireplace with
a flat screen television mounted above, a dining area with room for
a large table, and a spacious kitchen / eating bar. Most of our plans
also have an upstairs family room, which is a great place for the
kids to play games or watch movies, while the adults can still watch
television downstairs. Most of our bedrooms have deck access with
sliding glass doors, or large operable windows for lots of light and
fresh air.

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We also decided early on that we     appliances, custom cabinets, solid   high efficiency water heater with
wanted to offer the absolute best    core knotty alder doors with         circulating pump, and more.
interior finishes and features as    matching trim and baseboard,
standard inclusions in every unit.   custom lighting and plumbing         Earlier in this article, I mentioned
For example, 4 piece travertine      fixtures, framed mirrors, hand       we are a family oriented project.
floors, super thick plush carpet     textured walls, epoxy coated         To elaborate on this point,
with 110 oz padding, custom          garage floors, central vacuums       we specifically did not cater
fabricated granite counters,         systems, alarm system, high          to investors, despite repeated
stainless steel Kitchen Aide         capacity washer/dryer, 80 gallon     requests for multiple unit sales

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to investor groups, and meetings     price. Currently our HOA fees        movie library, and more.
with many individuals who            are about $250 per month. These      Again, our goal is to provide a
were looking for real estate         fees cover water, sewer, trash,      tremendous amount of services at
“flip” potential. Again, we                                                  a great value to our owners.
did not sell a single unit                                                   In closing, I would like to
to an investor or group                                                      invite you to view the online
of investors. Every unit                                                     virtual tour (see link below) or
at Black Diamond was                                                         next time your up, stop by our
purchased by families who                                                    on site sales office for a model
intended to use the condo,                                                   tour of the remaining three
not rent or flip it. I believe                                               units in Phase 1 of the Black
this was a wise choice                                                       Diamond project. These units
for our project and it is                                                    are very nice and are available
supported by the fact that                                                   for immediate move in for
out of the 20 closed units                                                   this ski season, or you can
at Black Diamond, we have                                                    purchase a presale in Phase
only 1 resale on the market,                                               2. Again, our best sales pitch is
and this is due to job relocation.   fire insurance, snow plowing,        the 20 happy owners who have
As for our HOA, we work hard         hardwired broadband and wifi         purchased at our project, so stop
to provide a tremendous amount       internet access in every unit, cable by and have a chat, we’re friendly
of services at a very competitive    TV with HBO, a free community folks!

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Owner Testimonials
“We continue to be impressed with the level of        construction and finish exceeds any other project
personal service exhibited by you, Jeff, and all of   in the area. We definitely have the nicest, most
the Black Diamond staff. From the time we first       custom unit in the town!
walked in to your office to the present time, you
have made every effort to ensure our satisfaction     Thank you for going the extra mile in helping
with our new condo.                                   us with every detail and plan change we could
                                                      throw at you. We couldn’t be more satisfied with
Though I am not a professional in the                 our Black Diamond Condo. Please let us know
construction industry, I have had many                if you would like to show off our unit. We would
opportunities to be part of construction projects.    be glad to let any future neighbors see what a
I have experienced levels of quality and              beautiful home you guys have in store for them.”
professionalism from poor to outstanding. I was
fortunate enough to observe the construction of       Thanks again,
our Black Diamond unit from start to finish.          Brent & Lori
I feel compelled to tell you that the quality of

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Owner Testimonials
“We absolutely love our new condo. It has
such high quality finishes and craftsmanship.
We love the wood doors and trim, the upper
end appliances, and the Jacuzzi tub. Best
of all, of course, the view!...we appreciate
you going the extra mile to make this the       Please visit our website at:
“best project on the mountain!” Thanks for      www.blackdiamondcondos.com
working with us on all the changes so we
                                                Sales and Service: 1-877-255-3638
could be 100% happy!”                           Email: info@blackdiamondcondos.com
                                                Fax: 435-203-3000
Thanks Again,
Dave and Nannette                               Again, we are a family oriented business and it
                                                is our goal to give you the very best customer
“Thank you for the hard work and the            service and to treat you in a way that always
                                                exceeds your expectations. Have a great day!
many “extra miles””
-Black Diamond Owner

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        by Scott Bird

                   Brian Head—Yankee Meadow Lake
                   by Scott Bird

Although Brian                                                                                  night camping trip.
Head doesn’t have                                                                               Instead of renting
a lake, Yankee                                                                                  a condo or cabin
Meadow Lake                                                                                     in Brian Head, try
is only about 15                                                                                exploring nature in
minutes away.                                                                                   a tent. It’s fun to
It’s a great spot                                                                               spend time with the
for fishing and           You can’t go wrong with a one to two night                            kids learning to cook
canoeing. Our family                                                                            from a stove, make a
went on a little              camping trip at Yankee Meadows.                                   fire and keep warm
boating trip to Yankee                                                                          in the sleeping back.
Meadow so I thought I’d share it        serve basis. If you like chancing     If you are equipped with a camping
with you.                               it, then just show up, but I always   trailer, the campground has trailer
Yankee Meadow’s campground              recommend reserving beforehand        spots along with tent area. There
is only a mile away from the lake.      so you aren’t disappointed. You       is fresh piped water, RV hookups,
Availability is on a first come first   can’t go wrong with a one-two         fire rings, tables, two vaulted

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and comfortable restrooms, and             Are ATV’s allowed? You better           here for complete list).
garbage cans. If you are looking           believe it. There are many trails       My kids are under 6 years old. They
for a nice clean campground this           around the area but don’t get caught    were so excited as I took each one
is worth experiencing.                                                                           out to the middle of
The national forest is                                                                           the lake and let them
right there. The lake           If you are looking for a nice                                    paddle the boat. We
is beautiful, offering
fishing, canoeing,
                             clean campground, this is worth                                     watched the jumping
                                                                                                 fish and had a great
swimming, etc. Take
a kite and fly it on the
                                        experiencing.                                            bonding experience.
                                                                                                 As young as my kids
lake. I don’t see many                                                                           are, they still talk
people doing that but it sounds kind       riding off the trails unless you want   about doing it again next year and
of fun to lay in the boat, flying a kite   heavy fines. Call (435) 865-3200        how much fun it was. Those are
and drifting from one side of the          for a Markagunt ATV System map.         memories they will cherish forever.
lake to the other.                         Fees are only $10 per night (click

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         Calendar Events
December 24th, 2008 - Brian Head
Town Bonfire & Smores : Held at the
                                             prizes, all day at the Resort For more info,
                                             contact 435-677-2035
                                                                                            January 20th, 2009 - Lucky 13/Learn to
                                                                                            Ski or Snowboard : Jan, 20th to Jan, 31st
Town FireStation. 8:00 pm FREE! Santa        January 10th, 2009 - Radio Weekend at          $39.00 package for lift ticket, equipment
Will Be there. Contact: 888-677-2810         the Resort : Kickn Country 94.9 Live DJ’s,     rental, & Ski lesson. For more information
December 31st, 2008 - Fireworks &            prizes, all day at the Resort For more info,   call 435-677-2035 or www.brianhead.com
Torchlight Parade & Family New Years         contact 435-677-2035                           January 23rd, 2009 - Great White Radio
Party : Skiers gracefully glide down the     January 10th, 2009 - Special Olympics          Weekend : KOMP Radio Live DJ’s, prizes,
slopes of Brian Head Resort Followed         at Brian Head : Special Olympics at Brian      all day at the Resort For more info, Con-
by a Dazzling fireworks display & party.     Head                                           tact 435-677-2035
FREE! Contact: 435-677-2035                                                                 January 24th, 2009 - Great White Radio
                                             January 16th, 2009 - Radio Weekend at
December 24th, 2008 - Brian Head             the Resort : Planet 94.1 Live DJ’s, prizes,    Weekend : KOMP Radio Live DJ’s, prizes,
Town Bonfire & Smores : Held at the          all day at the Resort For more Info, call      all day at the Resort For more info, Con-
Town FireStation. 8:00 pm FREE! Santa        435-677-2035                                   tact 435-677-2035
Will Be there. Contact: 888-677-2810                                                        January 30th, 2009 - Radio Weekend at
                                             January 17th, 2009 - Radio Weekend at
December 31st, 2008 - Fireworks &            the Resort : Planet 94.1 Live DJ’s, prizes,    the Resort : Hawk 95.9 Live DJ’s, prizes,
Torchlight Parade & Family New Years         all day at the Resort For more Info, call      all day at the Resort For more info, call
Party : Skiers gracefully glide down the     435-677-2035                                   435-677-2035
slopes of Brian Head Resort Followed                                                        January 31st, 2009 - Radio Weekend at
by a Dazzling fireworks display & party.     January 17th, 2009 - Brian Head Town
                                             Bonfire & Smores : Held at the Town Fire       the Resort : Hawk 95.9 Live DJ’s, prizes,
FREE! Contact: 435-677-2035                                                                 all day at the Resort For more info, call
                                             Station at 7:00 pm. For more info. Con-
January 9th, 2009 - Radio Weekend at         tact 888-677-2810 FREE!                        435-677-2035
the Resort : Kickn Country 94.9 Live DJ’s,

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