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The Beaver Creek’s Talon’s Challenge is set for Saturday, January 23, 2010.? This ultimate challenge is in it’s seventh season, for skiers and snowboarders who want to tackle all 13 of the resort’s steepest and bumpiest black diamond and double black diamond runs on the legendary World Cup Birds of Prey downhill course,?Grouse Mountain, the flanks of Larkspur Bowl.

Skiers and Snowboarders of all ages are eligible but space is limited to the first 1,500 people who sign up.? For more information and to?register please visit:?

The event includes the Talon’s Apres Party at Red Tail Camp, aid stations offering snacks and drinks and prize giveaways.??Participants in the challenge will earn a spot on the Talon’s Wall-of-Fame at Red Tail Camp.

For more information on winter activities in the Vail Valley please feel free to call Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or?visit our website:?

The first major Rocky Mountain snowstorm of the season is heading our way tonight!!? And its not even Halloween yet.? It’s snowing in Vail!? Book your ski trip today!

Click here for a link to Vail’s weather.

Forecasters are calling for 6″ to 12″ of the white gold that we crave here in ski country.? And the storm should continue into Friday.? We were greeted with a dusting last night,?but the?day was mostly clear.?? All that should change tonight as the mountains get ready to hold the snow!

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Get out that ski gear, tune it up, and get ready.? With A-Basin and Loveland already open,?Vail and Beaver Creek’s??ski season is just around the corner.??Time to go mount up a new pair of skis or tune your snowboard just to be ready.?

Vail Mountain is set to open on 11/20/09 with Beaver Creek?less than a?week later on the 25th!? Get excited and Think Snow!

The Beav is going to be one of the nicest places to ski in the country this winter. It has been proven over the past two years that Beaver Creek has received as much snow on its trails as Vail gets. Today it is dumping in Edwards, home to Gateway Land, and both Vail and Beaver Creek could be getting the first big accumulation of the winter. Both areas will be open by Thanksgiving, but then the Beav will have the Men’s World Cup Races the following weekend on the Birds of Prey Downhill Course.

After years of careful growth, the ski area now encompasses 1,625 acres of downhill skiing and now boasts a vertical drop of 4,040 feet. What makes it so special is that it is evenly divided with some of the most pleasant ‘green’ runs in the country and many of them start at the very top of the mountain. This provides the most beautiful vistas for even the most timid beginner. Then from there, the experts can head over to the Talons area where double diamond bump runs will challenge even the most experienced skiers. Each year the ski area challenges the experts to come ski all 13 of its Double Diamond runs in one day and it is called the Talons Challenge. 23,000 feet of vertical mostly all bumps. The reward is free beer and brats at the end of the runs, and usually a hat and a pin to provide bragging rights back in town.

The best part of Beaver Creek is the incredible village at the base, and here the motto is ‘Not exactly roughing it’. The village is connected with heated walkways which allow visitors and skiers alilke to walk between the shops, the restaurants, the Vilar Performing Arts Center, and many art galleries. For the skier the apres ski activities start at the Beaver Creek Chophouse at the bottom of the Centennial Lift. For the locals you can take an escalator down on level to the Coyote Cafe, where the Ski Patrol likes to hang out. The up and coming locals hang out is now the Dusty Boot on the other side of the esplanade. In between those two you will find the large ice rink which allows kids of all ages to skate on the man made ice from sun up to way past sun down.

Other restaurants include the exclusive Toacanini’s overlooking the ice rink. Then down one level is the kids favorite Blue Moose Pizza house and next door is Foxnut Asian Sushi. There are also specialty stores for chocolate and ice cream. The Beav is a big place to tour around and there are many restaurants in the hotels with the favorite being 8100 in the Park Hyatt. At the top of the list of condos is the Chateau which includes the exclusive restaurant Splendido’s with an atmosphere equal to none. Next door at the Pines is another fine restaurant, Grouse Mountain Grill. The other big condo hotel is the Charter, and it boasts the fine Italian restaurant, Tramonti. At the bottom of the Beaver Creek hill is Mirabelle, another fine eating establishment in the French tradition.

This blog will not end until the next chapter continues with all the great restaurants in the town of Avon, where Beaver Creek calls home. Please feel free to call me for more local information on, not only eating and skiing, but also for some of the nicest homes in the Vail/Beaver Creek Valley.

77 Hillside Court

Seven Bedroom, 7 Bathrooms ~ 1.03 Acres located on one of Arrowhead?s finest lots ~ Backs to Gorgeous Open Space ~ Private Guest Quarters ~ Grand Master Suite ~ All 3 Floors Accessible by Elevator

Situated on one of Arrowhead’s most celebrated home sites this residence is nestled against wooded open space. A magnificent staircase greets you upon entering and the large great room, formal dining room, spacious kitchen, and elegant breakfast nook are richly detailed with stone and carved wood. ?A grand master suite occupies the entire third level boasts massive his and her closets, an expansive bathroom, and a private office. ?The guest quarters includes three unique bedroom suites, a kitchen, and ?living area with fireplace, which create the ultimate entertainment retreat. All three floors are accessible by elevator.

For more information on this home, or to browse the Vail Valley MLS, please visit our website at

The final stage of South Fork Meadows community has finally come to the completion with only one?developer home remaining?out of a total of thirty six homes.??This sensational floor plan is a?5 bedroom, 5.5 bath with slab granite, stainless appliances, alder cabinets, hardwood floors, custom tile in every bath, large family room and a 2-car garage. ?This home is being offered for $895,000.

South Fork Meadows is just minutes from the town of Edwards and Beaver Creek and Arrowhead mountains.? Please feel free to call Betsy Randall for more information or a tour at (970) 401-3011. Please visit our website:?

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Great South Fork Duplex For Sale On The Banks Of Lake Creek

The Arrabelle Club, Vail’s newest Signature Club is located in the heart of Lionshead,?in Arrabelle at Vail Square.? The Arrabelle Club is a private, year-round alpine?ski and mountain club that provides?convenience, amenties and service excellence to enrich?club members time in Vail.
There are two categories of memberships being offered:
Full Memberships: features all Club amenties plus valet parking in Arrabelle’s private, heated garage, which is open year round.? The price for the Full Membership Deposit is $150,000 plus annual dues.
Social Memberships: features all the Club’s amenties with the exeception of valet parking. The price for the Social Membership Deposit is $50,000 plus annual dues.
The Arrabelle Club offers some wonderful amenities with the memberships.
  • Valet-Parking😕 Full members will enjoy year-round, 24-hour valet servie, in the heated underground garage at the Arrabelle at Vail Square.
  • Priviate Locker: Each Full and Social Membership includes one private locker in the Club’s locker area.? Lockers are equipped with boot dryers, shelving, and hooks to accomodate your ski coat.? There are men’s and women’s showers for your convenience.
  • Ski-Valet: The staff will have your skis or snowboards ready for you to hit the slopes, located directly adjacent to the Eagle Bahn Gondola.? Each member?can store up to four pairs of skis or snowboards with the ski valet.
  • Spa: Club members will receive discounts on the services at The Arrabelle’s luxurious, 10,000 square foot RockResorts Spa.? The Spa features rejuvenating treatments, full service nail salon, and 11 treatment rooms.
  • Fitness: Members will enjoy unlimited access to the state-of-the-art fitness center at The Arrabelle at Vail Square. Personalized fitness trainers are available for consultation.
  • The Great Room: Daily in the Great Room, Continental breakfast is served from 7:30 am to 10:30 am.? Members can enjoy fresh coffee and healthy breakfast items while overlooking Vail Mountain.

The Arrabelle Club is offering a new financing proposal for winter season 2009- 2010.? If you choose to finance a Full Membership; a $50,000 payment is due with application and the final $105,000 payment is due on the one year anniversary of membership date.? ($5,000 in compounded interest at 5%).? If you choose to finance the Social Membership; a $25,000 payment is?due with application and the remaining $26,000 payment is due on the one year anniversary of membership date. ($1,000 in compounded interest at 4%).? This offer is for a limited time only and is subject to change.? Dues schedule is not affected by this.

If you are interested in checking out the Arrabelle Club, they do offer a Member for the Day Program. If you are interested you can email: a reservation.?

For an additional fee, memberships may be attached to your Eagle County property and transferred upon the sale.? The Arrabelle Club provides an execeptional membership opportunity to enhance your Vail experience.? Please feel free to call Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 for more information.? Please visit our website:?



Shoulder season in the Colorado High Country can be quite, but the views are second to none.? Waking up early does have its advantages.

The Winter Park Fraser Valley is the most undervalued real estate market in the Colorado rockies.? If you want a view like this, simply give me a call.

sunrise-10-19-09 Sunrise October 18, 2009

Seller financing in the Vail Valley is becoming more prevalent as many lenders?are reluctant to lend in the current economic climate.? Many lenders are also requiring more downpayment money, and if the seller has the ability, that seller may be able to carry some of the loan amount, and thus help get the real estate deal done!? Creative financing is something that all brokers should research to help their clients achieve their goals.

3 Featured Properties With Seller Financing Options:

Pinon Valley Townhome A3?
Offered at $379,000
Located in the sought after Terrace neighborhood of Eagle, this 3 bedroom + den/2.5 bathroom end unit townhome is a great value!? Boasting over 1800 square feet on 2 levels and a 1 car garage, this spacious and nicely updated residence is perfect for out-of-towners and locals alike.? A very motivated seller will consider both lease-to-own and seller carry options!

Pinon Valley TH A3

Pinon Valley TH A3

188 North Brett Trail
Offered at $999,000
Situated on the banks of Lake Creek in Edwards, CO, this 4 bedroom/4.5 bathroom duplex has stunning river and mountain views.? Enjoy luxury living and all of the conveniences of Edwards just minutes from your door.? An open floorplan and high-end finishes throughout make living and entertaining a treat.? Seller will consider financing the deal.? Write an offer today!

188 N Brett Trail

188 N Brett Trail


1868 Cross Creek Lane
Offered at $1,149,000
The Quintessential Mountain Retreat!? One of the few single family log homes on the Eagle River available for purchase.?? Located at the southern end of Minturn, peace and solitude embrace you throughout the home and on the deck overlooking the river.? Rustic mountain charm combines with designer finishes to provide that perfect getaway;? and you get to enjoy the amenities of the Minturn Racquet and Trout Club!? Seller will entertain offers with seller financing options.

1868 Cross Creek Lane

1868 Cross Creek Lane

In today’s changing real estate market, seller financing is often the difference between just wanting a home and making it happen!!? Call or email me today to discuss each of these great properties in more detail.

To learn more about me and Gateway Land and Development, please click here.

South Fork Meadows is located right on the banks of Lake Creek in Edwards, CO.? And owners of homes within South Fork Meadows have private fishing rights on a significant stretch of Lake Creek, right as it joins the Eagle River.? And did I mention its GREAT fishing!!

View North towards the Eagle River

View North towards the Eagle River

There are currently 4 properties available for sale in South Fork, ranging in price from $895,000 to $1,275,000.? These duplexes are part of a great community of?36 homes situated just a mile from downtown Edwards.? Not only do owners get private fishing rights but also a 5 acre community park with a play area for the whole family!

My favorite available property is 188 Norh Brett Trail, as it overlooks Lake Creek and has an excellent floorplan with high end finishes.? Recently reduced to $939,000 this wonderful?4 bedroom/ 4.5 bathroom home is great for second homeowners and locals as well!

For Sale in South Fork Meadows!

For Sale in South Fork Meadows!


Please call me today to learn more about the great fishing, or for a private tour of an excellent home in the heart of the Vail Valley!

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Fly Fisherman’s Paradise in Edwards, CO

Perfect “Turn Key” horse property!? Incredible 6 stall barn with attached indoor riding arena; irrigated, fenced and hay producing pastures; outdoor riding arena; loafing shed; and a gorgeous custom Ponderosa Log Beam Home with sweeping views in all directions.? Private and secluded yet minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek, world class skiing, shopping, dining, and the Eagle County Jet Center.

Please click below for a virtual tour.

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