Category Archives: Adventures & Lifestyle

Adventures and lifestyle in the Vail Valley.

Daylight Savings is Sunday, March 8, 2020

Enjoy beautiful views like this one from 1531 Lake Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632

1531 Lake Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632
Located on one of the most breathtaking settings in Lake Creek, this European style 5832 sqft SF is nestled in a pine forest w/over 450 ft of Lake Creek river frontage. The recently remodeled Wm Ohs kitchen is a chefs delight w/ Sub Zero glass fridge, Wolf oven & ten ft slab island. A gracious master suite w/stunning spa bath & massive closet. The beautiful landscaping is irrigated w/water rights from Lake Creek. This is a rare & exceptional estate: gated, zoned for horses, water rights & fenced. Gateway Real Estate Vail Valley Colorado

Burton US Open – Vail, Colorado 2020


Ride for Jake

8:00-10:00am MST, Meet at Gondola 1

Let’s celebrate Jake by doing what he loved best—riding together! We will take Gondola 1 to Chair 4 and
then reconvene at the top of Riva Glades for a group ride down one of Jake’s favorite runs. Open invite to
all, so spread the word and bring your crew.

Slopestyle Finals                              

Women 11:00am MST / Men 2:00pm MST, Golden Peak

Rider Book Meet & Greet

1:00-2:00pm MST, Burton Pop-Up Shop, Golden Peak

Free Burton Concert Series and Awards : Big Freedia & Arrested Development

6:00pm MST, Solaris Concert Stage


Women’s Ride

10:00-11:30am MST, Burton Pop-Up Shop, Golden Peak

Halfpipe Finals                  

Women 11:00am MST / Men 2:00pm MST, Golden Peak

Ride with Burton Team

1:00-2:00pm MST, Burton Pop-Up Shop, Golden Peak

Free Burton Concert Series and Awards: EVAN GIIA & Big Wild

6:00pm MST, Solaris Concert Stage

Fireworks With The Carpenter Family

7:45pm MST, Solaris Concert Stage

Our founder, Jake Burton Carpenter, was the heart and soul of the sport, and no one loved the U∙S∙Open more than he did. Join his family and all of us at the Solaris Concert Stage at 7:45pm MST on Saturday, February 29, for fireworks as we celebrate the life-changing impact he had on all of us.

Burton U·S·Open Closing Party: DJ Cre8, 99 Neighbors & J Espinosa 

10:00pm – 1:00am MST, Dobson Ice Arena

Vail Veterans Program- hosting injured military veterans and their families.

Vail Veterans Program

To help The Vail Veterans Program is supported by donors, corporate sponsors and volunteers. That allows all programs to be free for military veterans injured in the Middle East and their families. For more information about the Vail Veterans Program, including how to donate and/or volunteer, visit or call 970-476-4906.

Snowmobiling in Vail, Colorado with Nova Guides

Top of the Rockies Snowmobile Tour! Full day or 1/2 day excursions available. Endless miles of open meadows and spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of four surrounding mountain ranges including the Continental Divide. In the White River National Forest at Historic Camp Hale, elevations of 12,500 feet.

Bearcat Stables Sleigh Ride – Edwards, CO

It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you!

Nestled in the Squaw Creek Valley in Cordillera, 15 minutes west of Beaver Creek, Colorado, Bearcat’s Cabin is the original cabin the Bearden family homesteaded during the early 20th century. Thanks to the efforts of the Cordillera Preservation Foundation and Bearcat Stables, the Cabin has been completely restored, and now acts as one of Vail’s most historic restaurant settings.

You and your family are invited to tour these historic grounds via Horse and Sleigh while sipping on your favorite beverage. Our knowledgeable team drivers will give you the history of the land and make your journey unforgettable. Bring your camera because you will want to take pictures of these majestic 2000 pound animals. After your ride, step into a piece of Colorado history as you dine in this historic setting.

Vail Estate Stunner. There is absolutely nothing like it.

I have seen a lot of homes in the Vail Valley. Being born and raised in Vail, and having a mother who is an iconic real estate agent in the Valley, I have toured hundreds of residences over the last two decades. But to be fair, I LOVE homes and real estate. I love how they are a beautiful illustration of one’s life. I love seeing where people spend their time (and money)… Often times you see the heart of one’s home in their kitchens, other times in their master suites, and sometimes even in their game rooms.

There are many homes in the Valley that have captured my awe, but 34 Whiskey Ridge in Lake Creek is simply my favorite. And this incredible home is shockingly on the market for sale.

When you drive up to 34 Whiskey the glass walls of the estate reach to the blue sky and the stacked stone feels like you have arrived at a castle in the mountains. And when you enter the home your breath is taken away by the soaring ceilings, glass walls, and dramatic New York range staring you in the face. The formal dining room yearns for a party, the gourmet kitchen is so clean sleek you would have no idea that it is a chef’s dream, and the living room is deliciously inviting and warm.

To enter the private master wing, you must walk over one of the homes glass bridges. Once over the bridge you have arrived at a heavenly oasis. The spa bathroom is incredible: the gorgeous shower with a slab of stone that is stunning. The stand-alone bathtub sits against a 2-way fireplace overlooking the Colorado mountains. A quiet stone patio, large closet with endless built-ins for every piece you own, and soaring slabs of glass are just the beginning. The lower level of the suite offers a sanctuary room perfect for diving into a good book, practicing yoga, or simply retreating.

As I sit here and write I have realized that no words can describe this home. You must simply experience it to understand its perfection.

For a tour of this home, for a true mountain experience, please contact me. It would be my pleasure to walk it with you!

Ashley Smith // // 970.376.5417 //