On Saturday March 31st the new owners of the Talisker Club, and the undeveloped real estate at both Empire Pass & Tuhaye, met with Club members and property owners to give an overview of what is coming under the new ownership’s plan.  Saturday’s discussion was largely from the 10,000’ view so to speak, as they will refine the various amenities and other upgrades over the next few months and on July 2nd, they intend to roll out more formal plans.

The discussion was led by Mark Enderle, a principal in the new ownership group Storied Deer Valley, LLC, and affiliate of Storied Development (storiedliving.com).  Mark’s background in real estate generally, and resort communities specifically, is significant as his resume includes partnership and senior management positions in IBI, Traditions Management, and Terra Verde (TVGLLS.com), where he is still a principal. The other presenter was John Rather of Swaback Partners, the design and architectural firm that will be leading Storied through the design and implementation process.  It is also worth going to Storied’s website (swaback.com), where you’ll see that they have been involved in other significant resort communities, such as Martis Camp in Northern California.  Enough about the developer and as to the development plans they discussed:

Empire Pass Tower

  • 15 residences to be added which will go on sale this summer
  • 5-Star spa and treatment rooms to be added
  • Fitness expanded
  • Pool area improved to provide inside/outside access and a better configuration
  • Expanded dining and kitchen areas along with “private” dining room

Other Empire Pass Development

  • 8 new stand-alone residences below the horse-shoe turn on Marsac which will go on sale this summer
  • New “Hot Creek” cabin ski/in-ski/out dining
  • Outpost continues with winter and summer activities


  • Moon Dance custom cabins to be added and go on sale this summer
  • Additional “Amenity Core” including a family recreation center
  • New “Hoodoo Cabin” overlooking the Jordanelle
  • New short course (golf)
  • New children’s adventure park, pool and kid’s areas
  • Expanded tennis

All in all, the members in attendance seemed both impressed with the developer and their plans, and excited that things were moving forward.  An advisory board of members will be participating along the way to make sure our voices are heard and included in the planning process.  One comment that Mark Enderle made on several occasions during the presentation was recognition that Storied first needs to make existing members happy, particularly in light of the past eight or so years, and that in turn would lead to their success in developing a package of amenities and properties where they would be successful as the developer.