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Taste of Vail is a platform for promoting the Vail lifestyle with the community’s ever-evolving food and beverage assets. This is done through the organization’s iconic food and wine event in the spring, along with additional activities throughout the year designed to support and elevate the community.

Are you hungry yet?

Mark Your Calendars for the New Fall Wine & Food Classic September 22-23, 2017 featuring wines from the Southern Hemisphere.

From hiking, fly fishing, horseback riding and yoga events followed by food and wine tastings with top Vail chefs and the weekend culminating at a Grand Tasting Event at Gerald Ford Amphitheater, this is an event not to miss!

Brought to you by Taste of Vail. Featuring seminars, outdoor tastings and wine pop-ups at participating restaurants. Music and other artistic programs including art will be featured as well.

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Stay tuned into our Blog & News page at www.GatewayLand.com to keep updated on what’s not to miss in the epic Vail Valley

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2017 VAIL DANCE FESTIVAL

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Join us in Vail, Colorado from July 29 through August 12 for the 29th season of the Vail Dance Festival. The Festival is a two-week celebration of exceptional artistry taking place in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

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Artists that have visited the Festival include: New York City Ballet MOVES, BalletX, Martha Graham Dance Company, Paul Taylor Dane Company, Pacific Northwest Ballet and stars from the Royal Ballet, New York City Ballet, America Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hamburg Ballet and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Just to name a few…

Tickets:
The Vail Dance Festival and Vail Valley Foundation have multiple box office locations. The main summer Festival box office is located at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, adjacent to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens at Ford Park. Additionally, patrons may purchase tickets at the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. Contact the box office at 970.845.8497 to purchase your tickets.

 

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Visit us at 183 Gore Creek Drive Suite 5 in beautiful Vail Village

Vail Valley Foundation Free Concerts

The Vail Valley Foundation produces year-round free concerts from Vail to Eagle enriching our community with various music genres from rock to country and everything in between.

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Starting now, enjoy free Tuesday night concerts at 6:30pm at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail

Here’s what you have to look forward to here in Vail on Tuesday nights…
July 6: Robby Peoples Band
July 13; Interstellar Boys
July 20: Satsang
July 27: The Broadcast
Aug 3: Emily Clark & The Passing Fancy
Aug 10: Talia Keys & The Love

Hope to see you there!

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Today marks the kick off of the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, music, and the mountain lifestyle

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Professional and amateur outdoor adventure athletes from the Vail Valley and around the world will converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail to compete in nine sports and 25 disciplines including: x-country and road cycling, freestyle, 8-Ball, sprint and extreme kayaking, raft cross, World Cup Climbing, stand up paddle sprint and surf cross, as well as trail, mud and road running, dog comps and the Ultimate Mountain Challenge.

In addition to the athletic events, the GoPro Mountain Games will include a mountain photography competition, adventure film school, film festival, an interactive exhibition and demo area, live music, and mountain lifestyle parties. Not an athlete? No worries! Enjoy the many spectator bleachers set up so you can take a load off and take in the excitement!

Click HERE to see the daily happenings around Vail Village this weekend! There’s so much fun to be had in many facets!

Not to mention the abundant local vendors for tasty food and crisp cold beverages!

This is a weekend not to miss in Vail; it really expresses Vail’s true essence of active lifestyle and enjoyment

The Mountain Games are a project of the Vail Valley Foundation

 

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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:  www.vvf.org.

 

 

What is Leverage Global Partners? Who are they? These are two questions I am frequently asked as talk to people looking at the wide variety of properties we have displayed on our windows.

The best way to start to understand what Leverage is to look at their vision statement.

“Inspired by a steadfast determination to elevate the field of play, Leverage Global Partners empowers an international network of prestigious independent real estate companies through shared intelligence, agile marketing strategies, and entrepreneurial connectivity. Each member of Leverage Global Partners has been carefully selected as demonstrating innovative leadership and peerless integrity in the field of real estate.”

Alright, so what does all of that mean? In essence, it means that our properties are marketed along side some of the premier properties around the world. Leverage Global Partners also connects you to Real Estate Brokers who are held to higher standards of service.

Leverage Global Partners Code of Care

  • INTEGRITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY:
  • DEFINING THE NEEDS OF OUR CLIENTS:
  • OUR STANDARD OF CARE:

Each member of Leverage Global Partners has been individually selected based on their recognition and expertise in the field of real estate as caring, conscientious experts as well as their willingness to whole-heartedly operate under the terms of this Code of Care. We understand and accept these principles, and we honor and commit to be held accountable to uphold these standards of practice.

If you still are not sure about the diversity and scope of the Leverage network, check out the Leverage Lookbook Spring 2015. You will find us in there on page 125.

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For more information check out their link on the bottom right of our web pages and remember, call Greg at 970.331.1333 for more information about any of their properties or local properties here in the Vail Valley. 

 

Vail, Colorado and the entire Vail Valley are famous for world-class mountain recreation, and the abundance and variety of year-around activities will set your vacation apart from any other you’ve ever had!

Summer brings sunny days and boundless fun, from leisurely nature walks to hard-core mountain biking, from scenic horseback trail rides to exciting rafting, combined with cultural and music events nearly every week.

Take a peek at our Vail Valley events calendar. You’ll be amazed at what’s happening while you’re here. Our events are world-class, and many are FREE!

Summer & Fall Activities

Discover what Vail Valley locals know: we came for the winters, but stayed for summer and fall. With our superb climate, you’ll want to spend the long days outdoors. Whether your idea of fun is active or idle, the choices are plentiful. Here are some of our favorite things to do in summertime in Vail and Beaver Creek:

  • Biking, both road and mountain bike. Vail’s bike path is extensive, and of course, Eagle County is a mountain biking mecca!
  • Ballooning. Gorgeous views in a colorful balloon!
  • Rafting. From the Eagle River to the mighty Colorado, our waters are prime for river rafting and kayaking.
  • Fly Fishing. Clear, pure and predictable! (the water, not the fish!)
  • Golf. With 16 courses here in the Vail/Beaver Creek area, you’ll find challenges on every hole.
  • Jeeping. Go with the professionals for an out-of-resort, blow-your-mind experience.
  • Horseback riding. Enjoy the Western side of Vail and Beaver Creek resorts.
  • Camps & Classes. Most of our local camps and classes are in an outdoor setting.. guaranteed smiles!
  • And so much more!

Check out all Vail and Beaver Creek Summer Activities right here!

 For more information, please contact Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333 and have a blessed summer.

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Toning up, or improving muscle definition, is one of the most common goals of individuals starting an exercise program. The term tone comes from “tonus,” which is the technical term for a state of contraction of a muscle fiber. If all of the fibers within a muscle contract, it creates the shape commonly associated with a well-defined muscle.

The primary purpose of muscle fibers is to control physical forces moving through the body. Muscle-shortening actions can generate a force to move a resistance; for example, when moving from a seated to a standing position, the quadriceps and gluteus maximus shorten to help the body stand up against gravity. Muscle-lengthening actions can be applied to control and decelerate a force; for example, the quadriceps and glutes lengthen to control the motion of the body as it returns to a seated position. If you are interested in designing exercise programs that produce results, it is important to have a good understanding of how muscle fibers work and respond to exercise.

To more effectively help your clients achieve their fitness goals, keep in mind these important facts about muscle fibers and how they are affected by exercise:

1. Muscle fibers adapt to the specific type of exercise stimulus imposed during training. Mechanical stress refers to the physical stresses applied during resistance training, which cause microtrauma to muscle fibers. As fibers are damaged from exercise, they signal the biochemical reaction to produce new satellite cells responsible for repairing the mechanical structure of the muscle cell and for building new muscle proteins.

2. Muscle fibers are activated by a motor neuron, which is the connection between the central nervous system and the specific muscle required to perform a particular activity. A muscle motor unit is the motor neuron and the attached muscle fibers. Think of a motor unit as a light switch for the muscle—as a muscle is required to generate a force, the motor units will “light up” to stimulate the fibers to shorten in order to produce that force. There are a number of different muscle unit types, which are typically organized into three general categories: type I, type IIA and type IIB

3. According to the all-or-none theory, a motor unit is either active or inactive. When it is signaled to contract, it activates all of its attached muscle fibers. Slow-twitch motor units have a low threshold for activation and low conduction velocities, and are attached to type I muscle fibers. Fast-twitch motor units have a higher activation threshold, are attached to type II muscle fibers and are capable of conducting signals at higher velocities, resulting in greater amounts of muscle force.

4. Type I fibers are known as aerobic fibers. These fibers have a higher density of mitochondria, which are efficient at aerobic metabolism (the process of creating energy to fuel muscle activity with oxygen). The mitochondria give the cell a darker color, which is why these are known as red muscle fibers. Type I fibers use oxygen to create energy for lower-intensity, long-term, endurance-oriented activities like walking, running, swimming, cycling or standing for extended periods of time.

5. Type IIB fibers are known as anaerobic muscle fibers. Type IIB fibers store energy that is released for short, explosive, extremely high-intensity activities. Type IIB fibers do not have mitochondria and have a colorless appearance, which is why they are known as white fibers. Because they have a limited supply of stored energy, and thus fatigue quickly, Type IIB fibers are used for strength and power activities requiring a high amount of force in a short period of time.

6. Type IIA fibers have mitochondria, so they can be involved in aerobic activities; however, they can also be used to produce force rapidly during activities requiring a high amount of strength or power. Fast-twitch muscle fibers also have a greater diameter than type I fibers and play a more significant role in hypertrophy (the technical term for muscle growth). Recruiting and innervating type II muscle fibers requires creating enough mechanical overload to fatigue the involved muscle by the end of the set

7. Muscle fibers work according to the size principle. As a muscle requires force, it will start by activating the smaller type I motor units. When these type I motor units can’t provide the necessary force (or fatigue), the larger type II motor units and muscle fibers are recruited to perform the work. A muscle has a finite number of motor units and the higher-threshold type II motor units are not “turned on” unless a high level of force is needed. The most common way to increase motor unit activation is to lift heavier weights, because an increased load placed on a muscle will cause a greater number of motor units to activate more fibers to generate the force necessary to overcome the resistance. This is why your muscles shake when you try to lift a heavy weight for the first time—muscle motor units not previously used are being “woken up” and called into action.

8. Muscle fibers experience two specific types of hypertrophy. Myofibrillar hypertrophyrefers to the increase in size or thickness of individual actin and myosin protein filaments, which can improve the force-production capacity of individual fibers. Myofibrillar hypertrophy does not lead to larger muscles; rather, it results in thicker muscle fibers capable of generating more force. Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy is an increase in the volume of the semifluid interfibrillar substance surrounding an individual muscle fiber. This fluid contains the proteins used to promote tissue repair and growth. The muscle “pump” that bodybuilders work to achieve is actually sarcoplasmic hypertrophy—the cross-section of muscle fibers will increase, but most of the enhanced muscle size is due to an increased volume of the sarcoplasm and non-contractile proteins not directly involved with force production.

9. One of the long-term adaptations of muscle to resistance training is an increase in muscle fiber cross-width. As the cross-sectional area increases in size, the fibers have more surface tension and become capable of generating higher amounts of force. Muscles with a larger cross-sectional area of individual muscle fibers are capable of producing greater amounts of force. In addition to being responsible for producing the force necessary for dynamic movements, type II muscle fibers have a greater diameter (cross-width) than type I fibers and are responsible for the hypertrophy, or increased size, of a particular muscle.

10. Type IIA and IIB muscle fibers are responsible for generating movement as well as muscle size and definition. Both classifications of type II muscle fibers create higher levels of force to produce human movement and are known as phasic muscles. Type I fibers are responsible for maintaining postural and joint stability, and can be categorized as tonic muscles.

If your client has a fitness goal related to improving muscle definition or building strength, the only way to achieve this is by activating the type II motor units and muscle fibers. There is a common misconception that developing muscle tone (“toning up”) is best achieved by using lighter weights for higher repetitions. While it is possible to achieve definition with lighter weights, it requires doing a high volume of repetitions. Using light weights for high repetitions can improve the aerobic efficiency of type I fibers, but unless the exercise is performed to fatigue which occurs only after recruiting the type II fibers, it will not result in the desired goal of definition. However, if time is an issue (as it is for many people), using a heavier weight for fewer repetitions is an effective technique for stimulating growth and definition from the type II fibers. It is important to note that exercising with higher repetition ranges will result in muscle growth from sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, while using heavier loads for fewer reps induces myofibrillar hypertrophy, which increases strength without necessarily inducing significant gains in muscle growth.

By: Pete McCall, MS

 

Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.

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Grab a leash and be part of Canine Companions DogFest Walk ‘n Roll! It’s a community dog walk that supports the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. Put together a team of friends, family members and coworkers. Then fundraise to earn a cool DogFest prize. If you raise $100, you’ll get a DogFest bandana to sport at DogFest. Then come to DogFest for a tail-waggin’ good time!

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If you are interested in being a part of DogFest in any way please email Greg Peterson at greg@gatewayland.com or visit his website.

 

 

 

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With the warm temperatures we have been having, it’s time to gear up for the summer activities that Vail and Beaver Creek have to offer. One of my favorite activities in the spring and early summer is whitewater rafting.  With the low snowpack and warm weather, the river enthusiasts are already enjoying the water early this year.  Savor the true adventure while in Vail and Beaver Creek with a whitewater rafting trip.  Class I to Class V river trips are available on the Eagle, Colorado and Arkansas Rivers.  Take a day to enjoy the trills of a half day, full day or multi-day river trip designed for beginner to advanced paddlers.

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If whitewater rafting is not your sport, there are many other activities to keep you occupied. Indulge yourself in all that Vail and Beaver Creek has to offer from luxurious spas, culinary wonders and drop-dead gorgeous Colorado Landscape. Ride the gondola to the top of Vail Mountain and walk down through the colorful wildflowers.  The music and dance events include the Hot Summer Nights concert series, The Vail Jazz Festival, the Vail International Dance Festival and Bravo, The Vail Valley Music Festival which offer plenty of outdoor seating for concerts and events under the stars.

For more information on what’s going on in the Vail Valley, please feel free to call:  Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com