Category Archives: Vail Ski Property

Area’s First Trophy Home!

 

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Eagle County‘s first Trophy Home dates back 6,000 years! Built buy nomadic Native Americans, the historical, well preserved Yarmony Pit House was in use through the 1800’s. Native American’s nestled at this site during the long Colorado winters, using this habitation for hunting grounds for thousands of years! They gathered here prior to the Anasazi  Indians creating Colorado’s Mesa Verde and well before the Great Pyramids of Egypt or Stonehenge were erected!

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First unearthed in 1987 near State Bridge, the Yarmony Pit House is one of Colorado‘s oldest archaeological sites. Discovered accidentally during a routine road improvement project, Yarmony Pit House soon changed the previously held perception as to how far north Native Americans wintered.

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Over 4,000 unscathed artifacts were unearthed during the excavation headed by Michael D. Metcalf. To preserve the Yaromony site, archaeologist’s have back-filled the area with sand. This not only preserves the integrity of the pit houses, but will also allow future archaeologist’s to re-explore this area without further contamination or erosion to the site. Metcalf would like to expand the survey to include more of Colorado’s River valleys with the intent of discovering more Native American Pit Houses, which will in turn fill in some of the gaps in our Colorful Colorado history!

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Volkssporting in Vail!

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Origin: German  –  Volkssport:  (“people’s sport”) A  non-competitive sporting activity for groups of people.

Take advantage of the many outstanding outdoor activities that are offered in the Vail area!! Stay tuned for many more postings in the future!

Vail Volkssport Events are hosted by the Rocky Mountain Wanderers

Contact C. Rickauer with questions (970) 668-3737

June 1, 2016 – October 31, 2016

Starting Point: Sonnenalp Resort

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360 Cresta in Arrowhead Open 2-5 this Saturday

Schuss on into 360 Cresta between 2-5 this Saturday February 21st.? Stop by for some cookies on your way down for fun in the sun at the Broken Arrow Cafe.

This gorgeous 4 bedroom 4.5 bath ski-in/ski-out residence is a must see!? This warm and inviting atmosphere encompassing 2889 square feet? with wonderful mountain views is the perfect Alpine Retreat.? Throw on your skis and head to the Arrowhead base within minutes.? Enjoy Apres on the privacy of your own deck.

Please stop by to experience the wonderful perks of living on Arrowhead Mountain.

For more information please contact? Jill Hopkins 970-376-8692 jill@gatewayland.com