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Nothing says Colorado in the summertime more than lush green grass, mountain air and FREE LIVE music with a Rocky Mountain backdrop. Join us on Wednesdays, until August 9th for a complimentary music experience unlike any other. Taking place at the intimate Creek-side Park, Concerts by the Creek is nestled in the heart of Beaver Creek, steps away from the village core.

Bring the whole family, a blanket and your dancing shoes! Food and drink will be available for purchase at Creekside Park. Gates open at 5:00 PM and the show starts at 6:00 PM. Did we mention that the show is free?

Come one, come all, come rain or shine

 

While you’re in the beautiful Beaver Creek area drive by Settlers Lodge where one of our amazing listings is primly located; 1087 Bachelor Ridge #203.  Settlers Lodge best priced 3 bedroom condo! Call us at our Vail Village location to set up a showing, TODAY!
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You want to know where the locals hike?

Here’s a re-cap from our venture out on Beaver Lakes hike yesterday!

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Located near Avon, Beaver Lakes is a roughly 4.8 mile moderate hike. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. So now is a great time for YOU to get out there and check it out for yourself! Also, dogs are welcome but encouraged to stay on leash!

The water is refreshing and if you’re lucky, you may just see some wildlife grazing!

For more information on our favorite local ‘to-do’s’ feel free to reach out to me at Maxine@GatewayLand.com or visit me in the lovely Vail Village.  Our Gateway Land and Development Real Estate office is conveniently located above the International Bridge.

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I just bought my Aspen Santa Fe Ballet tickets, have you? If you haven’t, don’t worry there are still tickets remaining and available at Vilar Preforming Arts Center in Beaver Creek.
Image result for vpac beaver creek coAspen Santa Fe Ballet performs a diverse repertoire; with numerous guest collaborators that enrich the heart of this dance companies foundation of expertise dancers. For nearly twenty years (and counting) Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has been traveling within the country maintaining a strong, fierce reputation. ASFB doesn’t let the boarders of this country stop them as they have embarked on many out of country expeditions and tours as well as participating in world rewound dance workshops and concerts.

As it’s company name may suggest, ASFB derives  from a dual set of home base cities; Aspen, tucked away in the great Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau.  Given their shared home towns so to speak, ASFB indulges in both settings absorbing all that their environments have to offer as if they’re yearning for local inspiration…it surely comes across vividly in their live shows.

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In exactly two weeks from today ASFB will be gracing Vail with their February 22, performance over in Beaver Creek.  At 7:30PM be prepared to sit comfortably at the Vilar Performing Arts Center as you sit back in awe of athletic, virtuoso dancers take the stage in demonstrating exquisite contemporary ballet technique.  Great and fun for the entire family!

For more information on great happenings in wonder Vail please feel free to contact me, Maxine@GatewayLand.com or please pop into our Vail Village office located near the international bridge and I can introduce you to one of our many awesome local brokers

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Here in Vail you don’t have to wait until Friday to indulge in the many tasty treats and spirits offered in the Village…. because every day is Friday in paradise! 

So let’s apre ski!

One of my favorite post ski spots is Vail Chophouse! The grand windows make for beautiful natural light plus views of the wondering Vail mountain; while live music accompanies you as you wine and dine with friends.

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Bart & Yeti’s is an awesome local spot where you’re sure you bump into your buddies!  This down to earth vibe is comfortable not to mention B&Y is a staple in Lionshead.

Just steps away from the Eagle Bahn Gondola over in Lionshead Tavern on the Square could be Vail’s #1 apre ski spot!  With incredible views of the Mountain on the patio there is no bad seat in the house!

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Speaking of fabolous outdoor seaking…The Red Lion is a happenin spot for post ski treats. Located at the top of Bridge Street the tradition ski bar setting inside is very cool!

Well, I’ve officially made myself hungry and thirsty by sharing these awesome local spots with y’all… Hope to see you around town! Cheers!!

For more information on what’s going on in the Vail Valley pop into our Vail Village office, located near the international bridge and come in and say hello!

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Having a well maintained and functional mudroom is essential when living here in the High Country. When every season is a “play” season residents seem to accumulate A LOT of gear and clothing, with a well kept mudroom you can easily get to your go – to seasonal accessories without creating too much clutter!

Initially setting up your mudroom with barriers or compartments that distinguish storage areas so you can easily stash your wet boots, ski jackets, hiking gear or whatever seasonal accessories desired.
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Cubbies, coat hooks, or even storage bins can be used to help separate mudroom gear and make it easy for your family or guests to get to what they need without shuffling around.

As the gateway into your home a mudroom can be stylish as well as a functional storage space! Blending themes you already have in your home into your mudroom keeps nice, well balanced consistency. However, giving your mudroom a different splash of style is also exciting; brightening the space with a little paint and a few other updates such as new boxes or baskets, you and your family will be re-energized to stay organized!

Maximizing space by layering your storage compartments makes for an efficient mudroom and optimal space for storing gear. Such as; on top of a locker like set up purchase small baskets or boxes to hold stray items. Place those boxes above your head but still within reach (like the above image!).
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Alos, encourage guests to slip off their shoes to come into your cozy home by leaving a basket of slippers in the space.

For more renovation tips please don’t hesitate to contact me at, Maxine@GatewayLand.com or pop into our Vail Village location near the International Bridge so I can set you up with an expert broker to discuss Vail Real Estate! 

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Great news for Beaver Creek lift, Drink of Water….Soon renovation begins to cut chair lift times IN HALF as well as add more riders to the lift by making the chair larger!

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Updates to the hill pump up riders as we are all advantageous to get as many turns in on the hill as possible. Vail Resorts is reportedly spending nearly $100 million dollars in the guest experience for the 2016-2017 Winter season.

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For more information on whats happening around Vail contact me, Maxine at Maxine@GatewayLand.com

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate please call our Vail Village office at 970-790-6777

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We at Gateway sure love our local eats and one of our favorite restaurants in Beaver Creek is taking under some new fresh ideas!

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Splendido at the Chateau welcomes Italian flavors and seasonings as well as home made Italian breads made fresh EVERY night from their talented in house baker.

Mouthwatering eats featured on their menu include; homemade butternut squash tortellini sprinkled with Amoretti cookies! YUM! The Dakota 21 day dry aged buffalo rib eye is roasted in the wood-fired oven.  Splendido’s Norwegian salmon with horseradish crust and accompanied by cucumber dill salad… and if those dishes don’t make you hungry give a peek at their menu where you can find the right indulgence for you!

Splendido is always serving up innovate pairings and tasty dishes!  This Winter four local piano players will tickle the ivory as you devour your dinner! Entertainment is paired with your dining experience beginning at 7 PM every evening.

For more information on fun where-abouts or our favorite dinning spots please don’t hesitate to call me, Maxine, at our Vail Village office at 970-790-6777

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The Winter time brings with it a promise of speeding down steep slopes here in beautiful Vail Village! While hugely different in approach, yoga and skiing are in reality hugely complementary. Here in Vail we have many adventure driver residents who thrive on excitement!

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Skiing and snowboarding are a mix of agility and dexterity achieved over time, regardless if our practice is for an entire season or just a weekend holiday squeezed into our busy schedule. While yoga offers a sense of calm, meditative movements facilitated by breath.  And as every annual skier or snowboarder knows we active muscles on the mountain that aren’t always engaged in the “off seasons”.  So let’s be mindful when warming up so we don’t suffer and interrupt our après-ski indulgences….

Here are my favorite asanas for strengthening thighs:

Forward bend: Offers your hamstrings a deep stretch as it loosens the calve muscles – with your weight in the heels exhale fully here and be sure to support yourself with props that allow you completely fold over and out of your hip crease.

Warrior pose: Stretches hip flexors and hamstrings on the back of the legs while activating your feet, ankles, glutes and quads on the front of the leg. For alignment sake, take a peek down at your front bent leg making sure you can see your big toe!

Chair pose: This is a tough one for me but so beneficial, it’s the classic ski and board pose warming up and building strength in the legs.  Try and keep both legs together fully activated while weight is in the heels of the feet, try and lift your toes here to ensure your weight is well spread!

Reclined cobblers pose: very important as it can prevent knee injury when properly executed. This pose improves the flexibility in your inner thighs!

Warming up your hip flexors is vital as we maximize agility here while skiing and snowboarding.  When we build more strength in our hip flexors we are creating a base of equilibrium and muscle foundation which in turn improves the support to our upper body!

Engaging the core muscles of the abdomen enhances good turns on the slopes and alleviates pressure form the knees, protecting the joints from injury.

Asanas for maximizing core strength:

Tree pose: This pose is awesome, engaging the core, quads, calves, ankles and spine while stretching the hip flexors, inner thighs, chest and shoulders.  Not to mention, balance! Tree pose promotes mobility in the hip and knee joints which supports the slick carving and turning we take on top the mountain.

Spinal twist: Improves spine mobility, glute flexibility and outer thigh muscles. Any spirals we create without body serves as a ringing motion that rides our body of toxins. Deep breaths here…

Downward facing dog: I encourage you all to once a day find yourself in downward facing dog – transitioning into plank position is great for building core strength!

With mindful preparation and a bit of patience you will ready to hit the slopes – pain free!

Enjoy y’all!

To get in touch with one of our expert brokers please call 970-926-6777 OR 970-790-6777!

For more tips on yoga come on by Gateway Real Estate’s Vail Village location where you can cozy up with a hot coco or coffee and see the amazing listings we currently have!

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On Monday-November 14th, you will be lucky enough to experience a front row seat to the largest Super Moon since 1948! A Super Moon or Perigee Moon appears to balloon up to 14% larger than an Apogee full Moon (traditional moon) and beams up 30% brighter!

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November 25th, 2034 will be your next opportunity to witness this spectacular gift of nature, so be sure to savor this moment. The best way to see this interstellar stunner is in a dark, open area, but, if you would like to add some bigger then life illusions to your experience, catch the moon as it rises along the horizon! It will appear even more magnificent!

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The moons’ peak will be at 6:52 am on Monday morning, not to worry, that does not mean that it won’t be brilliant that evening, you might even need to wear your sunglasses!

Moondance anyone….?

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It’s about that time when awaiting snow dusted mountains here in Vail Valley! Winterizing your home saves you time, money and helps keeps you and your family organized as the busy snow season is on its way.  Here in beautiful Colorado we are blessed that the sun keep us warm on top the mountains; when pulling out the winter accessories and gear from your closets keep in mind these easy preventative measure ideas for seasonal organization and keeping more of your money in your pocket!

-Lower your water heater’s temperature

Conventional water heaters are typically set at 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but most households only need a setting of 120 degrees to be comfortable.  Check your water heaters and lower them to 120 degrees!

-Put up some plastic

For just a few dollars, pick up a window insulation kit at your local hardware store. Adding a buffer against drafts and extra still air space can give a nice boost to your homes ability to hold heat. When properly installed window plastic is essentially invisible.

-Run fans in reverse

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Counter-clockwise rotation produces cooling breezes and clockwise rotation produces warmer air. Giving air that is pooled near the ceiling circulation back into the living space-cutting your heating costs as much as 10%!

-Change furnace filters

Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy demand.  It may be easy to forget but it’s important to replace or clean furnace filters once a month during the heating season.

Hope these tips help your home stay cozy this Winter season – PRAY FOR SNOW!

Oh! Last but not least, and the tip I heard from my parents growing up….

THROW ON A SWEATER!

Image result for cozy sweaters for winterAs each degree on the thermostat costs YOU money; a light long-sleeved sweater is worth about 2 degrees in added warmth! While a heavy sweater adds about 4 degrees! Cozy up and start saving!

Please contact Gateway Real Estate at 970-926-6777 OR 970-790-6777 for additional information regarding Vail Real Estate.

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