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Sun Valley, Idaho, January 11, 2011 – After several months and many candidates, Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties tapped the Colorado marketing firm of Social Image Media Group to run its regional and local marketing efforts.  “I am very excited for our company, our agents, and our clients to have the marketing expertise of Angie and her company working for us,” said Todd Conklin, CEO.  “With firms in Colorado and Idaho vying for the job, the competition was strong, but Social Image Media Group earned it.”

Social Image Media Group and its owner Angie Robinson specialize in integrating traditional and social media marketing platforms to maximize exposure. This “New Media Marketing” as Robinson calls it, is far more effective than typical marketing strategies currently used by many real estate firms and accomplishes a more comprehensive worldwide exposure.  Robinson and her company will be packaging the Coldwell Banker Brand to best serve the Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties agents, brokerage and rental clients, maximizing its resort market presence.


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Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties located at 191 North Main Street, Ketchum, Idaho, and can be reached at (208)622-3400 or 1585 Mid Valley Drive, Steamboat Springs, Colorado and can be reached at (970)879-8814. Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties has been an Presidents Elite Office in the  Coldwell Banker® system for 3 consecutive years.  TEAM Conklin has been awarded the Number 1 Residential Real Estate Team in the State of Idaho (based on AGCI) for 3 years in a row.  For more information about our agents or homes, visit or

About Coldwell Banker®

Since 1906, the Coldwell Banker® organization has been a premier provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate.  Coldwell Banker is the oldest national real estate brand in the United States and today has a network of nearly 97,000 agents working in more than 3,300 offices in 49 countries and territories. The Coldwell Banker brand is known for creating innovative consumer services as recently seen by being the first national real estate brand to augment its web site for smart phones, the first to create an iPhone application featuring international listings and the first to fully harness the power of video in real estate listings, news and information through its Coldwell Banker On LocationSM YouTube channel.  The Coldwell Banker system is a leader in specialty markets such as resort, new homes and luxury properties through its Coldwell Banker Previews International® marketing program.



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Holiday Traditions

Just recently I read an article about family holiday traditions and it got me thinking about some of our own traditions that we had growing up as kids.  Growing up in a small town in southern Idaho the holidays were always about family, friends and helping neighbors.  Holiday parties all month long, at church, school, local events and my parents work parties.  During the holidays we where always surrounded by friends and family which made the holiday even more special.  During that time of year it was also a time where we would extend our family and be able to help out those that needed a little extra during that time of year.   Even as I left home this has been something that I have always tried to continue to do wherever I might be living that year, which have become some of my favorite memories.  Other memories that I always look back on are the Christmas Eve nights at my grandparents, sitting by the fire eating homemade chili and listening to stories of when they were kids and opening gifts that were sent to us by family members afar.  Then, getting ready to go to church listening to the chimes playing christmas hymns and walking to church with my family, usually while it was snowing on a cold crisp night and being amazed at how quite and peaceful it was and remembering how blessed I was to be there at that moment.

Living here in Sun Valley I see a lot of these same traditions both from the people who live here and from the people who visit.  This time of year for everyone is about friends and family and here in Sun Valley we get the opportunity to include everyone with all the different events that happen through out the season.  Many of the people who visit Sun Valley during the holiday season have done so for years.  It is great to see the different generations that come back year after year and introduce new generations to the magic that is Sun Valley.  I know for me Sun Valley has always been part of our family tradition.  Whether coming up to cut our Christmas tree, ice skating on the lodge rink, or to go up to Galena to go cross-country skiing, snow shoeing or hitting the slopes on baldy, there is just a special feeling in the air this time of year that can’t be explained.

We here at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season.  Whether you are coming for the first time or you are a long time return visitor, Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties would love to help you and your family make Sun Valley part of your family tradition for a long time to come.

Happy Holidays and a Very Blessed New Year

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Destination Travel Maganize

Sun Valley along with several other resorts are being featured in the December issue of Destination Travel magazine. Please take a look at this great article and make your plans today to come and visit us here in Sun Valley.

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Winter in Sun Valley


All of us in Sun Valley are getting excited for the upcoming 2010/2011 winter season.  Not only is Sun Valley celebrating their 75th anniversary we have great events happening all winter long: 

The backcountry has already received over a foot of snow and the nordic ski trails have been groomed and skiing is great up around Galena Summit, 24 miles north of Ketchum.  The Galena lodge is set to open this weekend,  November 20th, do not miss out on their great breakfasts and lunches and full service rental shop for nordic skis and snowshoes.  Don’t forget Galena Lodge’s Thanksgiving dinner.  Galena Lodge is one of the most popular places for Thanksgiving and their Full Moon Dinners beginning November 19 th and 20th and throughout the winter are not to be missed.  Reservations are required so please call and book your spot today at 208-726-4010 or at

In Sun Valley our holiday season is spectacular.  We have the Christmas tree lighting in downtown Ketchum and at Sun Valley the first part of December,  along with numerous celebrations that happen throughout the valley, from the Christmas Eve celebration in Sun Valley with the Nutcracker on Ice, torch-light parade on Dollar Mountain, fireworks and of course a visit from Santa, all rounds off the holidays.

This winter season, for the first time, the Roundhouse Restaurant on Bald Mountain will be open for dinner.  Ride the gondola to the historic restaurant, have dinner by the fire around the original four-sided fireplace and enjoy the views of Sun Valley from on top of the mountain.  This will truly be a wonderful Sun Valley experience for everyone.  One note though the gondola ride is free to the restaurant in the evening but you’ll need  reservations at the restaurant to ride, so call 208-622-2012 to make your reservations or have our concierge service make those reservations for you.  Besides the Roundhouse do not miss our amazing restaurants in town.  There is something to please everyone, all of our restaurants are locally owned and offer an uniques Ketchum and Sun Valley experience.  The sleigh ride to Trail Creek cabin is always a favorite for visitors and locals alike.  Cuddle up in your warmest winter gear and be transported back in time for an evening that won’t be forgotten. 

After all this, I almost forgot the most important reason to be in Sun Valley in the winter, the skiing of course.  Celebrating 75 years, America’s first ski resort has helped grow the sport of skiing over these many years, and continues to do so today.  Dollar Mountain‘s new terrain park was a hit when it opened last year and more jumps and rails are planned for this year.  But the crown jewel of Sun Valley, Bald mountain, is better than ever with over 3400 vertical feet of terrain and 2,054 skiable acres of slopes Bald Mountain has something for every skill level and every age.

Here at Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties we would love to help you plan your next vacation to beautiful Sun Valley.  We offer you the best in Luxury homes and condos that the Sun Valley area offers.  On top of our great homes, we offer our premier concierge service for you and your guests.  Let us do the work for you in planning your Sun Valley experience and come and enjoy everything that is Sun Valley.  To view our homes and services please visit our website at or give us a call at 208-622-3400. 

We look forward to seeing you on the slopes this winter in Sun Valley.

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