Category Archives: Vail Village

The Burton Open Returns to Vail!

Feb. 25th-March 2nd 2019. Come watch the best of the best of the worlds top snowboarding athletes compete in both slope style and halfpipe! An entertainment packed lineup with 4 nights of free music, food and drink, along with fun for the kids. Vail is the iconic setting for such a competition.

Thinking about making Vail your next home? Swing into the Gateway office, have a cup of cocoa or coffee and let us help you go over your options. We are at 183 Gore Creek Drive, right outside of the food and drink tents for The Open!


Where to Apres in Vail, Colorado!

Are you looking for a new place to Apres?

Stop by Almresi Vail at the top of Bridge Street and have a Feuerzangenbowle-a traditional German drink for which a rum-soaked sugarloaf is set of fire and the sugar drips into spicy hot wine. The anticipation was building as the sugar drippes into the wine. It tasted amazing and didn’t last long.

It was hard to choose what to have next…Jagertee, Snowstorm Cafe, Schumlil-Pflumli or a schnapps. Stop by then let me know your favorite!

Love this place!

Ahhh, Indian Summer

 

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Why do we call this wonderful time of year Indian Summer? There are many theories, “Indian Giver” is one of the better known sources for this term. 

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Indian Summer refers to very unseasonable warm and dry weather in late Autumn. There is usually a cold spell with frost preceding this most pleasurable time of year, which lures many into pondering what Winters blustery days might bring! Instead, much to our satisfaction, Indian Summer creeps in, giving us one last opportunity to savor the fading impressions of Summer…Never quite knowing if this magical time will be snatched away in an instant, much like the reputation of an Indian Giver!

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Indian Summer here in the Vail Valley usually continues into mid-November, which means there’s still plenty of time left to get out there and take in the beauty that surrounds us!

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As we approach October there are several happenings that ignite our excitment here at Gateway; Halloween festivites, tasty seasonal local brews, and coming together as a community to raise money and awarenss in the race to cure breast cancer.

Kicking off the fist of October with the 7th annual Pinktoberfest! Hosted by Eagle’s Dusty Boot Bar it’ll be fun for all ages!

  

Throughout October, Aria Spa & Club at the Vail Cascade Resort have a variety of ways that support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A month-long spa promotion and special yoga sessions will provide members and guests with ways to remain strong, building awareness of the prevention of the disease. The local beneficiary of all the charity events is the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards.For the third year, Aria Spa will donate $5 to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center for every massage, facial or body treatment that is booked in October. Additionally, the spa is offering a 40 percent discount on all massages, facials, and body treatments, and 20 percent off all nail services through Nov. 30. On Oct. 7 and 8, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aria Club will host a new charity event to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer. The 24 Hours of Aria Challenge encourages participants to get a great cardio workout while supporting the cause, with a suggested donation of $5 for each half hour time slot. Select cardio fitness equipment will be reserved with pink ribbons just for the event. The two days of the event are free and open to all! The Aria tennis program is also involved in raising breast cancer awareness by holding the annual “Rally for the Cause” on Oct. 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The tennis rally will kick off the action with a Longest Rally contest. WOW! Hard to pass up such incredible deals as well as positive active fun for the whole family!

This year, Shaw Regional Cancer Center is asking you, Eagle & Summit county residents, to share your messages of inspiration and hope through photography! Let your photo make a difference by positively impacting those who see it. Enter your photo at PinktoberPhoto.com or email your photo to Jeff.Owens@vvmc.com with your name and phone number, and we’ll post it for you.

Dogma Athletica in The Riverwalk at Edwards has teamed up with the Shaw Center to promote health and awareness and to give back to the community. Dogma is sponsoring a yoga challenge, encouraging yogis to stretch, sweat and decompress — not only to benefit their own well being, but to give back to those in need. For each yoga class attended, Dogma will donate 50 cents to the Shaw Center. The more classes attended, the more Dogma will donate. In the spirit of healthy competition, Dogma will be tracking how many classes each yogi attends, and the yogis who attend the most classes in the month of October will win prizes. Dogma will also encourage yogis to wear pink throughout the month of October in the spirit of breast cancer awareness.

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Maya Restaurant – You Dine, We Donate
The entire month of October you can reserve table #101 to have proceeds from your dinner go to Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Be sure to check out Maya Restaurant’s tantalizing menu!

So let’s all ralley and take part in these smile filled activities all in favor to raise awareness and the cure for breast cancer!

For more information on the Vail Valley,Please call Gateway to speak to one of our expert Brokers!

Vail Nature Hiking

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Take the Gondola up to the top of Vail Mountain and enjoy a guided Nature Hike any day of the week from 11-12 or 2-3!

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On Thursdays and Saturdays from 7p-8p an awesome evening hike is another option available for you to get out and come alive with nature! There is no fee for any of these beautiful hikes.

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Be sure to wear/pack the proper attire, including comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water! Don’t forget your Ski Pass to ride the Gondola at no charge or purchase a Gondola round-trip ticket for $34 

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Hut to Hut hiking offers a very unique and exciting wilderness adventure in EagleSummit and Pitkin Counties, without having to rely entirely on your own means! Most of the Huts are within a 7 mile radius from the trail head with a 700-2,800 vertical foot climb. Be sure to visit the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association Colorado to make your personal or group reservations and to create your own, customized adventure! (970) 925-5775

You will need to pack in your own sleeping bag, water, food, personal gear and an emergency kit. Be sure to pick up a Summer Huts & Trails Topo map!

Included with the Huts: wood burning stoves for heating and cooking, propane burners, photo-voltaic lighting, cooking and eating utensils, kitchen supplies, mattresses and pillows.

The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association Colorado maintains a total of 34 Huts.  All 34 Huts are available during the winter season for snowshoeing and cross country skiing, etc. In the summertime, access is limited to 21 Huts. Be sure to plan your trip soon to ensure reservations!

 

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Kayak Classes

 

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Alpine Quest in Edwards is offering Kayaking River Classes for beginners from April-October. During the summer months the River Class is offered 4 times per week! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The two day class consists of one lake session and one full river day for $175. Private lessons are available for those who prefer a more personalized approach!

For Reservations contact Alpine Quest Sports: 970- 926-3867

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Alpine quest is located across Hwy 6 from Gateway Land & Development Real Estate in Edwards, Co

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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Snowshoeing in Vail

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FREE Guided Snowshoe Tours in Vail~Daily Tours from 2:00-3:00pm leaving from the

Nature Discovery Center in Vail.

Night Tours available too! Tuesday thru Satruday from 5:30-6:30pm.

               Call (970) 754-4675 for more information!             

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Winter Has Arrived in Vail! Opening Day 2014 is just around the corner!

Vail Ski Mountain Opening Day 2014

Vail is happy that with the recent snowfall, colder temperatures, and hard work of its mountain operations crews, Vail ski mountain will be opening both Lionshead and Vail Village base areas!

Skiing and riding will be offered from Gondola One, Born Free Express Lift (#8), the Eagle Bahn Gondola, and the Little Eagle Lift (#15) beginning at 9:00am Friday.

Exact terrain is still being finalized and will be announced soon. In the meantime Vail is continuing to make snow and groom the mountain in order to have as much terrain as possible on Opening Day.

Starting at 8:00am Vail will be offering the first skiers and riders burritos and hot chocolate, and Starbucks and Nature Valley will also be handing out Opening Day treats in the lift lines. Also, make sure to stop by the Village to hear the Red Bull DJ playing all day!

If you are interested in places to stay or activities to do when not on the mountain, feel free to email Ashley Smith at ashley@gatewayland.com

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