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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


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970-926-6777 OR 970-790-6777


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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, 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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Vail and Beaver Creek are the home of the two most popular ski resorts in Colorado.  Beaver Creek’s motto is “Not Exactly Roughing It” which tells you there are a lot of activities to check out while visiting Beaver Creek.

  1. Cookie Time:  At 3 pm daily at the base of the Centennial Express Lift in Beaver Creek, look for the guest services employees in red with chef hats for fresh out of the oven cookies served on silver platters.
  2. See a show at the Vilar: This is a 535 seat theatre that presents a variety of performances including Broadway musicals, concerts, and family entertainment.  Check the website for this winter’s performance line up:
  3. Mountain Guide:  Set aside time with a mountain guide who will tailor the day for your and perhaps show you areas of the mountain that you have never experienced before.
  4. Mountain Top Dining:  Take a starlit sleigh ride to one of three mountain top dining locations; Beano’s Cabin, Allies Cabin and Zach’s Cabin.
  5. Beaver Creek Village: Enjoy the world class shopping and dining.  The central ice skating rink is the most iconic in Beaver Creek.
  6. Candy Cabin:  The vintage style ski in/ski out candy store at the top of Strawberry Park Express Lift (#12) offers popular favorites as well as special treats you only can get at the Beaver Creek Candy Cabin.  5th generation candy maker, Michael Mortz Jr. offers high quality wax free chocolate from his company, Colorado Candy.
  7. Thursday Night Lights: Every Thursday from mid-December through March, the sky lights up with fireworks over Centennial Express Lift.
  8. Don’t Miss These Runs:  Green:  Visit the top of Beaver Creek; Blue:  Rose Bowl is an unforgettable experience with wide open terrain and gorgeous views.   Black: Take at least one run down President Ford, his favorite run on the mountain.  Double Black: Test your skills on the Birds of Prey and you will find fun, tough terrain on Grouse Mountain.
  9. White Glove First Tracks and the Snow Refresh:  This program coordinated by our snow surface experts, includes a series of dedicated snowmaking machines that fan a light continuous dusting of snow a top of perfectly groomed trails, such as Centennial, Red Tail and Gold Dust.
  10. Events:  Beaver Creek’s events quickly become traditions from Cookie Competition, to Christmas Tree lighting, World Cup with Birds of Prey.  Check the website for a full list:

For more information on what’s happening in the Vail Valley, please feel free to visit our website:


It’s that time of year again to dust off your lederhosen, tie up the dirndls and grab your steins because Oktoberfest is approaching quickly!  Oktoberfest is the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn which is an important part of Bavarian culture which originally started in Munich, Bavaria, Germany in 1810.  Oktoberfest is family affair with events for adults and kids alike. Crowd favorites include Klement’s Bratwurst Eating Contest, Stein Lifting Competition presented by Vail Vitality Center and the ever popular Keg Bowling Competition.  Guests will be delighted with Bavarian music and dancing, yodeling, authentic Bavarian food and beverages including Klement’s bratwursts, pretzels, beverages from Hucker-Pschorv and Jagermeister and more.

Beaver Creek’s Oktoberfest is September 3 and 4th and Vail’s Oktoberfest is September 9 through 11th in Lionshead and September 16 through 18th in Vail Village.  For more information on the Oktoberfest in the Vail Valley please visit:


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The Vail International Dance Festival kicked off it’s 28th season on July 30th and runs through August 13th in Vail, Colorado and celebrates the 10th anniversary of Damian Woetzel as Artistic Director.  The festival is a two week celebration of exceptional artistry taking place in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  Isabella Boylston is the 2016 Artist in Residence of the American Ballet.  Boylston is known for her beautiful lines, powerful jumps and expansive range so that she may perform more diverse roles.

For more information on the schedule and ticket availability please visit:



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It’s Rodeo Time once again! Beaver Creek’s 15th annual Rodeo Series has begun! Every Thursday night (except July 21st) from 5-8pm. Bareback & Saddle Bronc Riding, Team Roping, Mutton Bustin’, Pony Rides, food & much more!

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Call 970-754-4636 for more Information and Tickets.

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How about touring some of your favorite area’s in the Vail Valley via horseback? The Vail Valley offers many riding opportunities from a unique Trail Ride to packing in for an overnight getaway!

Beaver Creek Stables offers one to two hour horseback riding, a three hour Picnic ride or Dinner rides to Beaver Lake or Beano’s Cabin at the top of Beaver Creek Mountain!

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Bearcat Stables offers many types of rides. On Tuesday nights, a

“Ranch Style” Dinner is featured,  along with many other activities.

Don’t miss the

Tuesday Night Extravaganza!



Vail Stables provides a daily Horse Camp for kids 6-12! Kids 3-6 can enjoy a Pony Camp and 3-10 year old’s can take part in a Cowboy Camp!

Vail Stables motto is:

 “Always be yourself, unless you can be a Cowboy, then always be a Cowboy…” 

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Happy Trails to You!


Need a day off from Skiing during your trip? There is fabulous new exhibit at the Vail Valley Art Guild featuring Abstracts. It is a fun exhibit!  I am still so pleasantly amazed that we now have these richly talented local Artists on Exhibit ~ ongoing ~ in a vibrant part of Avon, just outside Beaver Creek Resort! You can also find them on Facebook and check out the Featured Artist of the Month so you may get to know all of the local Artists and their preferred artistic disciplines photographer-of-the-month.



Be sure to drop by and check it out!

Located next to the future Movie Theaters at Chapel Square!

You will be sooo glad that you did!  

And yes, if you love it, you can probably buy it!


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The Beaver Creek Art Festival for 2015 is winding down today, August 2, but it only scores the many art shops and galleries that are every where here all the time.  Just walking to the office today while the vendors were setting up for the Sunday Farmers Market  in Vail, I noticed the many artists and photographers that were setting up.  There are many good artists with different specialties that just do there own thing.  The natural beauty of the mountains are inspiring.  My own interest in mountain art began when I was 9 years old and a first year camper at Cheley Colorado Camps in Estes Park, Colorado, and one of the activities for younger campers included a trip to Dave Stirling’s art studio inside Rocky Mountain National Park.  I have had a soft spot for his prolific work since then.  After a few attempts, I realized besides the work and study, it requires many skills that I do not seem to have.  When the weather is not cooperating with an activity you may have planned here, put seeing and possibly purchasing art at the top of the list.  It is also a good time to check out the real estate market then (and now).

It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob Essin