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Munich comes to Vail for the world’s greatest celebration of beer, music and autumn – Oktoberfest! The event will see two full weekends of blown-out Bavarian fun including the return of many crowd favorites like the Klement’s Bratwurst Eating Contests and Keg Bowling. Emulating the age-old celebration known all over the world, Vail Oktoberfest delights guests with tasty beer, traditional music and dancing, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, and much more!

There is no cost for admission to Vail Oktoberfest, and the event is open to the public

Our Gateway Land and Development Real Estate office is located in the heart of the exciting Vail Oktoberfest events! Come by and say hello to local expertise brokers! Let Gateway Lead You Home

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After 17 years of hitting the pavement in Vail Village, Vail’s Farmers Market and Art show continues to draw a crowd of locals and tourists on Sunday’s.

With smell good booths from local eateries in the Valley to colorful racks of clothes from boutiques…There is truly something for everyone!

The event which started off with only a few vendors has now grown to over 135 tents for 16 glorious days of Summer.

If shopping works up your appetite like it does mine enjoy choosing from over 40 food vendor tents! With such delicate portions you can truly get a bite of everything! Click HERE for a list of vendors in the Vail Farmer’s Market.

Whats that you hear? Sweet tunes over head…. YES! There’s a variety of live performers that accompany Vail’s Farmer’s Market this Summer, check out the line up HERE.

The market begins today (June 18th) and continues through Sunday October 1st.  Parking for the Market is at the Vail Village Parking or Lionshead Parking. 

Our Gateway Land and Development Real Estate office is located above the International Bridge on Gore Creek Drive.  Stop in and say hello!

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Having a well maintained and functional mudroom is essential when living here in the High Country. When every season is a “play” season residents seem to accumulate A LOT of gear and clothing, with a well kept mudroom you can easily get to your go – to seasonal accessories without creating too much clutter!

Initially setting up your mudroom with barriers or compartments that distinguish storage areas so you can easily stash your wet boots, ski jackets, hiking gear or whatever seasonal accessories desired.
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Cubbies, coat hooks, or even storage bins can be used to help separate mudroom gear and make it easy for your family or guests to get to what they need without shuffling around.

As the gateway into your home a mudroom can be stylish as well as a functional storage space! Blending themes you already have in your home into your mudroom keeps nice, well balanced consistency. However, giving your mudroom a different splash of style is also exciting; brightening the space with a little paint and a few other updates such as new boxes or baskets, you and your family will be re-energized to stay organized!

Maximizing space by layering your storage compartments makes for an efficient mudroom and optimal space for storing gear. Such as; on top of a locker like set up purchase small baskets or boxes to hold stray items. Place those boxes above your head but still within reach (like the above image!).
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Alos, encourage guests to slip off their shoes to come into your cozy home by leaving a basket of slippers in the space.

For more renovation tips please don’t hesitate to contact me at, Maxine@GatewayLand.com or pop into our Vail Village location near the International Bridge so I can set you up with an expert broker to discuss Vail Real Estate! 

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Happy Wednesday Y’all!

Great news: SANTA WILL BE IN VAIL VILLAGE TODAY !

From 4pm – 8pm in the Vail Village near the ice rink Santa and some of his favorite elf’s will be here in beautiful snow covered Vail to spread Holiday cheer! Fun for the entire family!

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FREE Ice skating begins at 6pm and goes until 8pm! Stick around to ice skate under the stars and beautiful holiday lights that surround Vail Village.

If the excitement of Santa and free ice skating trigger an appetite for you Bol is offering ‘Kids eat FREE‘ with purchase of adult entree to warm ya up!

If you find yourself in Vail Village with some time to kill this afternoon come on by our Gateway office located near the International bridge! I will be here all day with my sweet Akbash puppy. So come in for a warm hot coco and give my puppy some love before you head down to the Holiday Hop!

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The Walking Mountains Science Center in Vail offers an endless variety of outdoor experiences! Time is running out for their 2016 guided day hikes. Have your gear packed for possible inclement weather, along with your lunch, snacks and plenty of fluids! Adult’s $80 / $75 for VRD taxpayers.

October 18th – Buck Creek

October 21st – Bighorn Creek

October 25th – Gore Lake

October 28th – Colorado Trail to Tennessee Pass

You can register now via this

Walking Mountains Science Center link, or call 970-827-9725

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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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Vail is experiencing a heavy boost in its economy after receiving an unbelievable 84 inches of snow just last January. Last week’s massive storm brought over 30 inches of snow to Vail Mountain over a two-day period leading to waist-deep conditions.

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The unprecedented storm has boosted what is traditionally the Valley’s “soft” period for tourism following the busy Martin Luther King Jr holiday. This is great news for the Vail Valley as it is the first time Vail Mountain’s snowfall has reached these levels since the drought that has plagued Colorado’s high country since 2011. The snowfall on Vail Mountain is now running ahead of its 30-year average, making both the powder hounds and business owners very pleased.

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Not only has the epic snowfall boosted a very strong holiday season, but the massive storm last week and continued winter warnings indicate the possibility for a very strong spring season as well. Another 10 to 20 inches of snow is projected to fall by the end of this week, indicating that this season could have some of the strongest snow conditions in recent memory.

Click here for more updated information on Vail Snow Reports

For more information on Vail and the surrounding areas, visit GatewayToVail.com