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Check out this fabulous photo of our Gateway Land and Development Real Estate deck party! Join us this year for the fun! We’ll have drinks and snacks and smiles for all!

 

The parade will begin at Golden Peak at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 and will wind its way through the villages, ending in Lionshead. Vail’s parade is one of the most popular events during the Independence Day holiday. This year’s parade theme is America the Beautiful.

Here is the schedule for Vail’s American Days,
TUESDAY, JULY 4th:
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast – Open to the Public | Vail Interfaith Chapel

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Vail Public Library Bake Sale | Vail Public Library 

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Vail Lacrosse Shootout  | Ford Park, Vail Athletic Field; Vail Mountain School (VMS)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Interfaith Worship Service | Vail Interfaith Chapel

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Vail Public Library Book Sale | Vail Public Library

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Vail America Days™ Parade | Golden Peak to Lionshead    

2:00 p.m.
Bravo! Vail: Dallas Symphony Orchestra Patriotic Concert | Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater  

DUSK
Fireworks (Conditions Permitting) | Golden Peak      

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This past week the new Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners alliance acquired the Eastern Sierra’s Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, giving the partnership more than 6,000 acres of southern California ski terrain across four resorts that host more than 2 million visits a year.   No price has been announced yet but in 2005 the resort traded hands for $365 million.  This is just two days after the announcement that Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners were buying Intrawest Resort Holdings for $1.5 billion which included Steamboat and Winter Park, which gives them an additional 10 new ski areas to add to their rich roster, which includes Aspen Snowmass and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.

A new multi-resort pass for Aspen Skiing Company and KSL looks very promising.  Maybe not for 2017-2018, but a ski pass rivaling the $869 Epic Pass for 2018-2019 seems certain.  Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass offers unlimited skiing at more than 40,000 acres spread across 11 major resorts in Colorado, California, Utah, Vermont and British Columbia not counting three urban resorts in the Midwest.  A pass offered by Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners would offer skiing on more than 25,000 acres spread across 15 resorts in four states and Canada.  In the resort industry, it’s becoming apparent that the season pass revenue is the proven financial engine, as shown by Vail Resorts which sold more than 650,000 Epic Pass this past year.

There is a lot of speculation that there will be future acquisitions by Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners before the winter of 2017/2018.  Many believe it will be based largely on geographic battles with climate change in mind.

Spring Skiing in Vail

Springtime in the Colorado Rockies is upon us with bluebird days, warm temperatures and soft snow.  Spring Back to Vail is one of Vail’s premier events which takes place April 14 -16th featuring a free live concert, the famous World Pond Skimming Championship, Après after dark parties, and base area giveaways.

 

Spring Back to Vail

On Saturday, April 15th, 123GO! Project will kick off the Spring Back to Vail celebration at Ford Park with a free concert presented by Bud Light.  The venue opens at 5:30 and the music starts at 6:00.  123GO! Project, is a rock n roll super group featuring Lead Guitar Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Lead vocals Brett Scallions (Fuel), and Bass Stefan Lessard (Dave Mathews Band) and Kenneth Schalk is the heavy hitter drummer that will round out the band.

The spring tradition of dressing in costume and skimming across icy waters in hopes of making it to the other side in the 15th Annual World Pond Skimming Championship on Sunday, April 16th.  The top male and female contestant will be awarded the grand prize of a 2017-2018 Vail Resorts Epic Pass and a pair of Liberty skis.  The contestant defies the laws of physics and common sense as a panel of judges scores each competitor on distance, style, creativity and water resistance.  The contest starts at 3:00 at the Golden Peak venue.

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The other events taking place over the weekend is the Tikis and Tunes Luau at Sarge’s at Mid Vail on Saturday, April 15th from 12:00 – 3:00 featuring a Pig Roast, drink specials, live music,  games and giveaways.

For more information on Spring Back to Vail please visit www.SpringBacktoVail.com. Vail Mountain closes for the season on April 23, 2017 and Beaver Creek closes for the season on April 16, 2017.  It’s been a good ski season.  Looking forward to summer activities.

 

Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa has been purchased by a Dallas-based firm, Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. for a price of $145 million which is $766,000 per room.  The purchase of the iconic Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa was completed in just 3 weeks.  The Park Hyatt earned Forbes’ Four Star rating and AAA’s Four Diamond rating.  It was one of nine Colorado resorts on Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Hotels in The American West, part of its annual Reader Choice Awards.

The Ashford Hospitality Prime purchase of the 190-room Park Hyatt tops last years Vail Four Seasons sales price of $121 million to a New York Company and it’s Asian Partner. The Vail Cascade Resort and Spa sold last year for $90 million which was a 292-room resort finishing a $50 million dollar renovation.  The Vail Holiday Inn  also traded hands in January and was bought by a private East Coast group for $22.4 million.  It is being renovated and being re-positioned to be a Double Tree Hotel.

For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley, please feel free to contact:  Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

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Eagle Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin becomes the fifth American to win the overall World Cup globe.  She  joins Phil Mahre,(1981,1982, 1983) Bode Miller (2006, 2008) Lindsey Vonn (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) and Tamara McKinney.   Tamara McKinney was the first American woman to win the overall title.  Mikaela finished a solid 318 points ahead of second-place Iika Stuhec of Slovenia.  Mikaela also clinched her fourth slolom title in five years.  She has 31 career World Cup victories, only two short of tying Bode Miller for second all-time in the U.S. racing history.  Lindsey Vonn is first with 77 wins.  We look forward to watching Mikaela Shiffrin next season!

For more information on what’s going on in the Vail Valley, please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

 

 

 

 

Over the years, being in the real estate business, it’s been fun watching the home design trends change.  Like fashion, home designs change a lot. According to Houzz, these are a few trends you can expect to see in homes in 2017.

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Satin brass finishes have been making a comeback in recent years.  The satin or brushed brass seems to bring a warmer look.

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Hardworking Kitchen Storage Walls are bringing more open space and creates a one-stop hub freeing up the rest of the space for a breezy look.

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White With Off White brings a refreshing look.  Balancing a white palette with a creamy off white and natural linen hues creates a breathtaking look that can be rich with character.

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Splurging in Laundry Rooms – Everyone knows that kitchens and bathrooms get the big remodel budgets but laundry room are now seeing the love.  Design tricks include bringing more light into the room and more storage.

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Outdoor Feeling Indoor Showers – An outdoor shower is highly desirable but it is not practical in most states year round.  Designers and homeowners are looking to intimate courtyards and creative site placement to create bathrooms that connect deeply to the outdoors while still maintaining privacy.

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Abundant Storage– Homeowners have demanded more storage space so newer homes are featuring enormous walk-in closets, spacious dressing rooms and plenty of built in cabinets.  Garage are also getting larger to accommodate the larger SUV’s and all of our gear.

Please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com for information on homes for sale in the Vail Valley.

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Vail Resorts has been working hard to continue to provide their guests with exceptional experiences and build upon the unprecedented value of the Epic Pass with the additional of Whistler Blackcomb and Stowe Mountain Resort for the 2017-2018 winter season.  The Epic Pass now provides worldwide access with 45 iconic resorts.

The price of the Epic Pass will be $859.00 which provides unlimited and unrestricted skiing from opening day to closing day.  The Epic Pass gives full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Park City in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan, Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, Perisher in Australia.  The Epic Pass grants limited access to 30 European ski resorts including Arlberg in Austria, Les 3 Vallees, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; Skirama Dolomiti in Italy and 4 Vallees in Switzerland.  Vail Resorts plans to intergrate Stowe Mountain Resort into its season pass products for the 2017-2018 winter season, subject to the acquisition closing with no restriction dates.

The Epic Local Pass will be $639.00 and you will receive unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood, plus a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions.  Stowe Mountain Resort will be integrated into the program subject to the acquisition closing.

The Epic 4-Day is a convenient option for a short ski trip.  The pass will be valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Arapahoe Basin and Stowe Mountain, subject to acquisition closing, plus four free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain.  The Epic 4-Day pass is $419.00.

The auto renew program is the most convenient way to automatically renew your season pass every year, guaranteeing the lowest price for next season. Your will receive an email notifying you that its time to renew.  The spring payment is just $49 plus pass insurance if you have selected.  You have the option to cancel with out penalty before March 15.

For more information on ski passes please visit: www.snow.com.  Please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com for more information on what’s happening in the Vail Valley.

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Pink Vail loves you

Pink Vail is the world’s largest ski day to conquer cancer. This year it’s scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2017.  Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way.  People walk, run, grow facial hair and in Vail, we ski.  The goal of Pink Vail is to have fun while raising funds for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center.  100% of the proceeds stay local, benefiting patient care and survivorship programs at Shaw Regional Cancer Center serving residents of Colorado and round the country.

Pink Vail brings together about 3,000 people dressed in Pink on Vail Mountain for an all day event with live music, deck parties, costume contest and the Celebration Ski Down.

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I lost my real estate partner to cancer 2 years ago and his team “Rebel Yell” will be getting together in memory of our favorite Rebel – Judd Babcock.  The “Rebel Yell” team has raised $70,000 in honor and memory of Judd.  You may sign up to join the team or donate at the same time:  Pink Vail.

It’s rare that a small rural, resort town can provide comprehensive care and truly Shaw Regional Cancer Center exists because of the generous donations, passionate volunteers and talented doctors who are dedicated to restoring the health of cancer patients.

For more information of what’s happening in the Vail Valley, please visit our website at:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

Masters Gallery located in the heart of Vail Village is introducing new artist Teshia and her large scale vivid wildlife paintings to Colorado.  Being a local resident everyday we’re hit with beautiful scenery and if we’re lucky a glimpse at the magical wildlife around the Valley…Teshia’s paintings however, come to life from the canvas and are quite a sight!

Above is is painting titled, “Old Soul”… Teshia’s contemporary paintings are inspired by wildlife of the West.

Here’s what you need to know about Teshia’s local pop-up in Vail 

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4.

Where: Masters Gallery, 100 E. Meadow Drive, No. 27, Vail Village.

Cost: Admission is free; artwork is available for purchase

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For more information on what’s happening in or around the Town of Vail shoot me an email to stay in touch, or pop by our Vail Village office located above the International bridge in the Sitzmark building and say hello!

Great news Winter adventurers…Vail Resorts just made their expansion official this past Tuesday to Vermont, Stowe Mountain. Pass holders can enjoy this great escape next season as it will be included in the pass holder boundaries.

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Vail Resorts deal with Stowe Mountain in Vermont includes mountain operations including skier services of food, retail and rental operations. The lift ticket offices and ski school facilities are also included in the deal. So you’ll feel at home in Vermont as you do in Colorado!

For more information on what’s new and exciting in and around Vail Valley please contact me at, Maxine@GatewayLand.com

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