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It’s Summer for the transit system in the Town of Vail beginning today!

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There will be a Vail transit bus circulating through East Vail every 30 minutes starting at 7AM until 6PM today.  On the Sandstone route there will be service hourly from 6:40AM until 7:40PM while the Vail Golf course route picks up and drops off passengers hourly from 8:10AM until 5:10PM daily.

The West Vail Green route has been suspended to accommodate one-way traffic of the North and South Frontage Road during the completion of the I-70 underpass.

Pine Ridge, Vail Commons, and Upper Buffehr Creek ARE CLOSED.

In the Town of Vail buses will run every 7 to 10 minutes during the busy Summer season! Bikers, no fear some buses have room for 3 bikes on racks!

Stay safe this Summer season and take advantage of the free, easy bus system!

 

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate please contact me Lai, at BongLai@aol.com

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April is finally here and your garden soil is finally warming up! April is the best time to plant most of your vegetable seeds after your last frost. It’s still not too late to plant tomatoes and peppers from seeds as well.

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Here’s a list of GREAT seeds to start planting N O W !

Beans:
Start planting both bush and pole beans now that the soil and air are warmed up. Try a continual 7-10 day sowing of different varieties. This will give you continual bean crops and not one large harvest with wasted crop.
Carrots:
Planting carrots by April will give an early summer crop..
Herbs:
Plant heat loving herbs like basil, oregano, thyme and sage.
Peppers:
Fresh, crisp peppers are a garden favorite. Peppers take up little space and can produce high yields when planted close together. Plant as many different varieties as possible. They come small, big, hot, mild, and an array of different colors.
Summer Squash:
Yum! Summer squash sowing in June will lead to fresh squash and zucchini in July and August.
Tomatoes:
The most popular garden vegetable. Growing tomatoes is not only fun but treats you to some of the best tasting fruits in the world. Tomatoes come in many colors, shapes, taste, and sizes. Grow a few varieties every year to find your favorites!

Enjoy beautiful Vail weather and start planting your seeds!

For more information on Real Estate in the Vail Valley please contact me, Lai at Lai@GatewayToVail.com or 970-471-2207

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The 35th annual Burton US Open is in full swing here in Vail Village!  We saw a heated battle at yesterday’s slopestyle semi-finals, and are following it up today with women’s and men’s halfpipe semi-finals. Here’s a review for day three of world-class competition and entertainment…

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Ben Furguson during practice above…

 

Thursday March 2 schedule:

10:00am – Women’s Halfpipe Semi-Finals

11:10am – Men’s Halfpipe Semi-Finals

4:00pm – Pacifico Happy Hour and US Open Broomball Tournament at the Solaris Ice Rink

7:00pm – FREE Live Music at Solaris: Twiddle double set, also featuring DJ Cre8

 

There’s never a dull moment at the Burton US Open. Keep your eyes out for daily updates on the competition, concert and entertainment schedule, live webcast, and all that’s going on this week in Vail, Colorado. See you in the Vail Village! Be sure to pop into our Gateway Real Estate office located above the International Bridge in the Sitzmark building! Happy to send you any information on Vail Valley market trends per request, contact me at Lai@GatewayToVail.com

The Burton US Open Snowboard Championships returns to Vail February 27 – March 5 with over 100 of the world’s best riders competing for days of intense and progressive riding!

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Beyond the competitions, be sure not to miss the USO Sponsor Village with LOTS of free giveaways at Golden Peak. If you can’t make it to spectate this incredible events, don’t worry… The Solaris right in the heart of Vail Village will be airing the competitions with live feeds on huge television screens. \

Transportation; if you are relying on local free rides in and out of the Village be mindful that there may not be as reliable transportation as there usually is in the Vail Village due to large crowds and event placement.  Good news; weather is supposed to be AMAZING therefore making foot travel super advantageous! As always and especially with fun busy events in Vail DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. There’s always a safer, easy way to get around town! Also, where else could you possibly need to be other than Vail Village?!

Olympic Medalists such as Mark McMorris, Kelly Clark, Ayumu Hirano, Jamie Anderson and many more will battle it out to make snowboarding history in 2017. Burton continues to partner with us here in the Town of Vail for it’s fourth consecutive year to bring the best competitive snowboarding event in the world to Golden Peak! Keep posted to our blog to check out the incredible music acts that will be here in Vail to enjoy the fun!

For more information on Real Estate in the Vail Valley please contact me, Lai at Lai@GatewayToVail.com or 970-471-2207

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Starting today you can easily commute from the mile high city to the mountains smooth and efficiently throughout the weekend! The Snowstang is an extension  of the transportation department’s popular “Bustang” bus service.  Since the widely acclaimed Bustang service has been a hit, the transportation unit decided since weekend traffic can be so hectic that offering a weekend service; the Snowstang would be equally efficient and popular.

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This weekend launches the first of a two-weekend trial run of bus service between the Denver area and six mountain resorts, including Vail. The second run is the weekend of Feb. 25.

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$60: Round-trip ticket to Vail on the new “SnowStang” bus.
$25: Cost for between four and 24 hours of ski-season parking in a Vail Parking Structure.

For more information: Go to https://www.codot.gov/travel/bustang.

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate trends please contact me; Lai, Lai@GatewayToVail.com OR call me at 970-471-2207

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Readers; I sure hope you’ve treated yourself to the sweet indulgence of Larkburger! If you haven’t, today is your day! Try my favorite sandwich, the tuna burger!

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Today, Larkburger begins the month of love with the annual event thanking their many loyal customers.  If you head over to their Edwards location here are some of the perks they are sharing with Larkburger fans TODAY; customers who wear GREEN while in shop will receive a FREE side! Customers who linked up with social media accounts and prove posting of a Larkburger image or expressing their love for Larkburger will be entered to win a $25 gift card to Larkburger. 

Curse or blessing that there is a Larkburger located near our Edwards Gateway Real Estate office?????

Larkburger’s exact location is, 105 Edwards Village Blvd., Suite B-103 in Edwards. For more up to date information on what’s happening in and around Vail Valley please contact me, Lai, at Lai@GatewayToVail.com 

And guess who just happens to be wearing green today……..

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Vail Mountain School is excited to bring back the Telemark Sprint Classic!!!

This awesome family events is open to the public; the course includes a unique 360 degree banked turn called a , “reipelokke” and an uphill skate at the end of the course.  Even if you aren’t a participant it’s a neat event to spectate!
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We’re so lucky here in Colorado for our schools to have opportunities for students that include neat sports like telemark skiing. Enjoying our states surroundings is what it’s all about here!

This event takes place at Golden Peak in Vail and will begin after registration hours that are; 8AM-9:30AM. Cost is $40 which includes a BBQ after the race!

For more information on community events in wonder Vail OR for any answers to your real estate inquires please contact me, Lai at Lai@GatewayToVail.com 

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Free your heel, free your mind, telemark skiers say…..

Living in Vail there is so much to do outside of the office during any season… if you don’t ski, (like me!) then maybe winter hiking is more your speed…

With sunshine to guide the trails Vail has copious Winter hikes that are just breathtaking, let me share my favorite!
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Hanging lake is a must-do while visiting Vail, Colorado. This moderate to difficult ranked hike is more like a “day trip”! Covering roughly 2.5 miles plan for the route taking close to two hours.  With many accessible picnicking spots  I usually pack snacks and lots of water to refuel along the way. With altitude increase please be aware of altitude sickness symptoms.  Views of cascades and canyons fill your vision from the moment you park at the trail head. The Hanging Lake trail head is located approximately 10 miles east of Glenwood Springs along Interstate-70 in Glenwood Canyon. The hike is very well groomed so to speak, along side steps are railings for support when needed.  At the summit you reach a beautiful frozen lake that is crystal clear, awesome spot for photos! Remember, there is no cell service at the lake or on the trail, so come prepared.

Living in Vail the scenery and surroundings encourage exploration, make time for yourself or get outside with friends and family to full see all that beauty Vail has to offer!

For more information on what to do in Vail OR with any of your Real Estate inquires please call me, Lai White, at 970-471-2207
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I hope you all had a wonderful christmas! if you are wondering what the best way to dispose of your christmas tree and/or lights, there are several options available in the valley. Both Vail and avon will provide curbside collection of christmas trees through the date of Jan. 31. If yoru are a resident of gypsum you may take your christmas tree to Gypsum Sports Complex parking lot. Both the town of Eagle and the town of Minturn will host a christmas tree bonfire on Jan. 6. One will be hosted at the eagle lions club and the other will be hosted at Little Beach Park.

Also, Holy Cross Energy consumers can receive up to $100 in rebates for recycling working incandescent holiday lights. You may receive a $2 rebate per strand if you separate strings and drop them off during regular business hours at one of the three Holy Cross locations in Avon, Gypsum or Glenwood Springs, or at the town of Gypsum Community Development Office by Jan. 15.

For specific information, community members should contact their local jurisdiction: Vail at 970-479-2158; Red Cliff at 970-827-5303; Minturn at 970-827-5645; Avon at 970-748-4118; Eagle at 970-328-6678; Gypsum at 970-524-5024; the Eagle County Landfill at 970-328-3470; or the Pitkin County Landfill at 970-429-2885. For questions about recycling light strands, contact Mary Weiner at 970-947-5432.

I hope everyone has an amazing New Year!

For more information on Vail Real Estate please contact me at http://lai@gatewaytovail.com

All Vail property owners, here is a reminder of a few requirements for short term rentals! First off, all rental advertisements should include the town of Vail sales tax account number. Further more, effective Jan. 1, 2016, all short term rental properties in Vail renting more than 14 days per year are required to obtain an annual business license from the town regardless of the location of the business management office.

“Property owners in Vail are reminded of previously adopted requirements for short term rentals. These include a requirement to post the town of Vail sales tax account number in all advertisements of those rentals. Also, effective Jan. 1, 2016, all short term rental properties in Vail renting more than 14 days per year are required to obtain an annual business license from the town regardless of the location of the business management office.”

For two or fewer rented units, the cost is $150. For any greater than two units, the cost is $325. If located in Zone 1, $17 per unit. If located in Zone 2 $12.75.

All short term rentals less than 30 consecutive days are subject to sales and lodging tax. Total sales and lodging taxes of 9.8 percent should be remitted to the appropriate taxing entities (Town of Vail 4 percent sales tax, State of Colorado 2.9 percent sales tax and 1.4 percent lodging tax; Eagle County 1.5 percent sales tax).

I hope this information may help anyone renting or planning to rent, thank you for reading and Happy Holidays!

For assistance in creating an account with the town, please contact Gary Hartley at 970-479-2324 or http://ghartley@vailgov.com

For more information on Vail Real Estate please contact me at http://lai@gatewaytovail.com