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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  

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Fireworks (Conditions Permitting) | Golden Peak      

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For more information on the Vail Valley Real Estate market come by our amazing location above the International Bridge in lovely Vail Village!
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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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Great news for Beaver Creek lift, Drink of Water….Soon renovation begins to cut chair lift times IN HALF as well as add more riders to the lift by making the chair larger!

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Updates to the hill pump up riders as we are all advantageous to get as many turns in on the hill as possible. Vail Resorts is reportedly spending nearly $100 million dollars in the guest experience for the 2016-2017 Winter season.

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For more information on whats happening around Vail contact me, Maxine at Maxine@GatewayLand.com

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate please call our Vail Village office at 970-790-6777

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Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of autoimmune arthritis, affecting more than 1.3 million Americans.  Rheumatoid arthritis, RA is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling and limited motion of many joints.

For the last six years Vail hosts the Blue Sky Cup which spreads awareness on RA.  The event was founded by Jim Nollsch and Hayden Fisher, and in 2015 collaborated with the National Arthritis Research Foundation to raise money for the cause.

The Blue Sky Cup is back in Vail for their sixth annual skiing event benefiting rheumatoid arthritis research. On February 10, skiers will take to the slopes to test their endurance and raise awareness. By partnering with CureArthritis.org, the Blue Sky Cup creates an exciting and unique day of skiing at Vail, while making an impact for the estimated 1.5 million Americans afflicted with RA. You can join in the fun and make a difference by registering at BlueSkyCup.ski today.

On February 10th skiers and snowboards will have open range on the slopes; sharing stories and discussing further research on a cure for RA.
In addition to raising funds, the Blue Sky Cup is a celebration of riding, with focus on helping others and having a lot of fun!

You can register at BlueSkyCup.ski TODAY!

For more information on awesome activities in Vail Valley please don’t hesitate to contact me at Maxine@GatewayLand.com 

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Northwoods Express is a legendary lift on the front side of Vail Mountain, serving moderate and advanced terrain for wild riders. The new lift will reduce wait times and increase capacity by 25%! The increase will also improve the flow of skiers and snowboarders to Vail’s epic Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin throughout the day, as well as create a better flow of traffic exiting Blue Sky Basin and moving across the mountain at the end of the day.

If you ride as often as I do on Vail’s awesome mountain you can understand my utter excitement for this addition! I feel like this expansion will create more space for riders; as there is more access to terrain via the Northwoods lift #11!

Check out this awesome quote from Doug Lovell – chief operating officer here at Vail Mountain… “The replacement of Northwoods will impact a key area of the mountain, especially at the end of the day, as guests are leaving Blue Sky Basin and making their way west,” said Lovell. “Every time we upgrade a lift at Vail, we are enhancing the guest experience on the mountain, and that experience has been completely transformed since 2007. We are allowing guests more time to explore the terrain and less time waiting in line or riding a chairlift.”

This six-passenger lift to debut during the 2017-2018 winter season. The new lift marks the 10th lift replacement in the last 11 years at Vail.

For more news on what’s happening in beautiful Vail Village come on in our Vail office located near the International Bride!
Maxine@GatewayLand.com 
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Inspired by the Norse goddess of winter, Vail Mountain will host the second annual Skadi Fest. From December 14-16, 2016, female skiers will be treated to customized on-mountain guided experiences with female instructors, evening VIP events, and female-specific ski equipment demos. United by a passion for skiing and the outdoors, Skadi Fest is an event designed by women for women and is offered for any level of skier.
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What a beautiful backdrop of Vail Village to host this awesome event! If you missed out on last nights activities, have no fear there is still SO much fun to be had!

Here are a break down of the on going events….

DEMO/EXPO VILLAGE in Lionshead (8:30am-3:30pm):

  • Unlimited 2017 ski demo’s from 12+ vendors at the Demo Village at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead.
  • Free tips from Vail Ski Pros

GUIDED TOUR EXPERIENCE (8:30am-3:30pm):

  • Tour the mountain with a female instructor who can help you understand what ski works best for you in what conditions while guiding you to the best terrain on Vail Mountain, with the Skadi Vail General Admission Ticket.

SIGNATURE EVENT (6pm-10pm):

  • Wine and cheese pairings at the Grandview Room
  • Raffle of amazing ski and winter gear benefiting Pink Vail
  • Live music from Hardscrabble at the Evergreen Lodge to finish off the night

FRIDAY, DEC. 16

MORNING YOGA (7:30am-8:30am): Stretch out in preparation for a day on the mountain at the Grandview Room. Free of charge, but limited to the first 40 who register. RSVP here.

  • Helly Hansen Base Layer giveaways
  • Lolë yoga mat giveaways

DEMO/EXPO VILLAGE

in Lionshead (8:30am-3:30pm): Unlimited 2017 ski demo’s from 12+ vendors at the Demo Village at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead.

• Ski School guided tour experience (8:30am-3:30pm): Tour the mountain with a female instructor who can help you understand what ski works best for you in what conditions while guiding you to the best terrain on Vail Mountain, with the Skadi Vail General Admission Ticket.

Grab your girlfriends, or your daughter or sister and go out and enjoy all that Vail has to offer!!!! Walk away with great insight on skiing, maybe some free-be’s and a better connection with women that are doing fabulously fierce things!

For more information on what’s happening in our beautiful Vail Village  don’t hesitate to give me a ring @ 970-790-6777
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Vail Snow Daze is the largest early-season mountain bash in North America! Vail Village hosts the party beginning tomorrow, December 9th through December 11th.

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Here’s the run down y’all,

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9: Vendor Expo Village

Base of Gondola One in Vail Village, 8:30am-3:30pm

Vail Snow Daze Après Parties presented by Bud Light

Tavern on the Square in Lionshead: live music and $5 draft specials, 3-6pm

Express Lift at the base of Gondola One: $3 Bud Light bottles, 3-6pm

Altitude Club*, Pazzo’s** and Red Lion: 4pm-6pm

*Don’t miss the deals during this time period including $4 Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter and Avalanche Draft and feature a raffle for Avalanche Tickets at Altitude Club
** Pazzo’s will offer $5 Avalanche Draft and Christmas Bottle from Breckenridge Brewery and feature a raffle for a Avalanche Tickets

Free live concert presented by Bud Light 
Solaris in Vail Village: Doors at 5:30pm, show at 6pm

Main act: Michael Franti Trio
Opening act: Turntable Review


Vail Snow Daze After-Dark Parties

Bridge Street Bar:
9:30-11pm
Vendetta’s: 9-11pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10: Vendor Expo Village

Base of Gondola One in Vail Village, 8:30am-3:30pm\

Vail Snow Daze Après Parties 

Tavern on the Square in Lionshead: live music and $5 draft specials, 3-6pm

Express Lift at the base of Gondola One: $3 Bud Light bottles, 3-6pm

Pazzo’s & Vendetta’s: 4pm-6pm

Free live concert presented by Bud Light 
Solaris in Vail Village: Doors at 5:30pm, show at 6pm

Main act: Lettuce
Opening act: Marvel Years

Vail Snow Daze After-Dark Parties presented by Bud Light 

The Altitude Bar & Grill with Down2Funk: 10pm-1am

Bridge Street Bar: 9:30-11pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11: Vendor Expo Village

Base of Gondola One in Vail Village, 8:30am-3:30pm

Vail Snow Daze Apres Parties 

Tavern on the Square in Lionshead: live music and $5 draft specials from 3-6 p.m.
Express Lift at the base of Gondola One: $3 Bud Light bottles from 3-6 p.m.

Enjoy fresh tracks on the mountain and sponsor expo village by day and après parties and free live concerts by night.

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For more information on Vail Snow Daze 2016 email me at Maxine@GatewayLand.com OR pop into our Vail Village office, located at the International Bridge in Vail Village! Walking distance from this weekends events!

 

The Winter time brings with it a promise of speeding down steep slopes here in beautiful Vail Village! While hugely different in approach, yoga and skiing are in reality hugely complementary. Here in Vail we have many adventure driver residents who thrive on excitement!

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Skiing and snowboarding are a mix of agility and dexterity achieved over time, regardless if our practice is for an entire season or just a weekend holiday squeezed into our busy schedule. While yoga offers a sense of calm, meditative movements facilitated by breath.  And as every annual skier or snowboarder knows we active muscles on the mountain that aren’t always engaged in the “off seasons”.  So let’s be mindful when warming up so we don’t suffer and interrupt our après-ski indulgences….

Here are my favorite asanas for strengthening thighs:

Forward bend: Offers your hamstrings a deep stretch as it loosens the calve muscles – with your weight in the heels exhale fully here and be sure to support yourself with props that allow you completely fold over and out of your hip crease.

Warrior pose: Stretches hip flexors and hamstrings on the back of the legs while activating your feet, ankles, glutes and quads on the front of the leg. For alignment sake, take a peek down at your front bent leg making sure you can see your big toe!

Chair pose: This is a tough one for me but so beneficial, it’s the classic ski and board pose warming up and building strength in the legs.  Try and keep both legs together fully activated while weight is in the heels of the feet, try and lift your toes here to ensure your weight is well spread!

Reclined cobblers pose: very important as it can prevent knee injury when properly executed. This pose improves the flexibility in your inner thighs!

Warming up your hip flexors is vital as we maximize agility here while skiing and snowboarding.  When we build more strength in our hip flexors we are creating a base of equilibrium and muscle foundation which in turn improves the support to our upper body!

Engaging the core muscles of the abdomen enhances good turns on the slopes and alleviates pressure form the knees, protecting the joints from injury.

Asanas for maximizing core strength:

Tree pose: This pose is awesome, engaging the core, quads, calves, ankles and spine while stretching the hip flexors, inner thighs, chest and shoulders.  Not to mention, balance! Tree pose promotes mobility in the hip and knee joints which supports the slick carving and turning we take on top the mountain.

Spinal twist: Improves spine mobility, glute flexibility and outer thigh muscles. Any spirals we create without body serves as a ringing motion that rides our body of toxins. Deep breaths here…

Downward facing dog: I encourage you all to once a day find yourself in downward facing dog – transitioning into plank position is great for building core strength!

With mindful preparation and a bit of patience you will ready to hit the slopes – pain free!

Enjoy y’all!

To get in touch with one of our expert brokers please call 970-926-6777 OR 970-790-6777!

For more tips on yoga come on by Gateway Real Estate’s Vail Village location where you can cozy up with a hot coco or coffee and see the amazing listings we currently have!

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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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