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Have you been holding your breath?  Are those powder skis still in the closet?  Well, it's time to let out a gasp of excitement and pull those skis from the closet …. Vail's Back Bowls are opening!  They are opening a month earlier than the 2011-2012 season.  Yippee!!  The majority of Sun Up and Sun Down bowls will be open for the holiday season and Vail Resorts is hopeful that an expected storm on Christmas eve will alllow them to open additional back bowl terrain.  Skiing will be epic!

Open Snow, one of the many snowfall forecasting websites, is predicting up to 4 inches Monday day and up to 5 inches Monday night.  Christmas day may be the day to get out on the slopes.  Open those gifts early in the a.m. and then race out to hit the powder.

Vail Valley locals and visitors rejoice!  Mother nature is cooperating with our requests for Holiday snow!



The Vail Valley is finally getting some snow! My daughter and I recently attended the Birds of Prey Ski Races . I could not help but wonder what vision and dreams started at that very moment for all the kids who attended the races!? For many, they will remember it as a fun time jingling their cow bells and cheering on the American racers. For a smaller number, they may remember it as the start of their own ski racing career. The children at The Birds of Prey racecourse in Beaver Creek

The big thing that will contribute to the next generation of skiers is the opportunity itself. We live in a great place away from big cities and metropolises. Our kids are exposed to different sports than the general population. As an adult, I can look back and wonder what things molded and inspired to be who I am and how I live my life. It is a great feeling to sit back and watch the gears of the little minds of our growing children turn and get excited about anything and everything!

Anyone who has kids knows when they are intrigued or interested in something. They ask a million questions! Some of us need more patience then others to answer them all. I know I do! In hindsight, when I have had time to reflect on what they saw and how they perceived life growing up in the Vail Valley, I would not have it any other way.

The Vail Valley can give your kids a great opportunity to step outside of the box and that excites me. I feel like I am giving my daughter a great opportunity to grow up in a different environment: teaching kids to ski or snowboard, the first time they try to fly fish. Mountain biking, sledding, making a snow man, etc…

Do yourself a favor and take your family to a ski resort. You never know what it may lead to for their development and future. Not to mention they will laugh and play and have fun which is what every kids wants. After a day on the slopes with my daughter I am smiling ear to ear. I encourage you to experience the same fulfilling feeling with your children giving them the opportunity to see life in another light.


Walk across the street to Vail's new gondola or into the heart of Vail Village when you are a condo owner at one of Vail's ideal locations at Manor Vail.

With 12 units currently on the market ranging in price from the low $700,000s to the seven million dollar range, buyers have a wide selection of condos to choose from.

Manor Vail has wonderful amenities including an outdoor pool, workout facility, meeting rooms and a highly rated restaurant.

For information on rental history, association fees, and any other real estate interests in the Vail Valley, please contact me.

Also, there are several parking spaces in Vail avilable between $170,00 – $180,000.


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There are some truly amazing Colorado ranch properties for sale right now on the Vail market. From an 825 acre stunner, to a 35.5-acre fishing property, the Vail Valley ranch market offers some of the finest ranch properties in the US.

SUMMER RANGE RANCH, Wolcott Colorado Ranch for sale

 Summer Range Ranch at sunrise 825-acre ranch for sale, Wolcott Colorado

Summer Range Ranch is unquestionably the most dramatic and breathtaking ranch in the Central Rockies. Just minutes to Beaver Creek and Vail, yet a pristine world unto itself, this idyllic setting consists of 825 unforgettable acres that overlooks sweeping views from the Gore Range to the Flat Tops to Gold Peak. A hunter and fisherman's paradise, this magnificent land allows you to literally enjoy nature's playground unrestricted, with pure freedom. Fish from magnificent trout-filled ponds, hunt on your own private preserves, or trek into contiguous BLM land that seems to never end.

Offered for $30,000,000


RED DRAW RANCH, Edwards Colorado Ranch for sale

 72-acre Colorado ranch for sale Gorgeous Guest House interior

This beautiful 72-acre ranch is located just 10 minutes to downtown Edwards, 15 minutes to Beaver Creek, and 25 minutes to Vail. It is a stunning setting with trout-filled ponds, waterfalls, and creeks. A beautiful 2 bedroom guest home and a 150-year-old restored antique cabin are truly pieces of art.

Reduced $2,000,000 and now offered for $5,995,000


EAGLE RANCH ESTATES, Eagle Colorado Ranch Property for sale

River Ranch for Sale Colorado Ranch property

35.5 beautiful acres on the Eagle River is perfect for the fisherman enthusiast. Located 5 minutes to the Eagle Airport 40 minutes to Vail, this wonderful property is the ultimate fisherman's escape.

Reduced $250,000 and now offered for $950,000


For more information on these Colorado ranches, please contact me at or 970.376.5742.


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The newest Vail real estate market data was just published and the third quarter of 2012 was a promising sign for the Vail real estate market! September real estate transactions were the highest in five years! 

Some highlights:

The third quarter of 2012 boasted 175 real estate transactions and over $140,000,000 in sales – the most transactions since November 2007.

The average sale in September was $809,208

Year to date the real estate market continues to stabilize with Eagle County transactions up 18% over 2011 and volume is up 24%!

In September there was a 69% increase in dollar volume over September 2011 with seven commercial transactions, 11 vacant residential lots, five transactions over $4,000,000, and an $8,150,000 Bachelor Gulch home sale – all signs that the market is holding strong!

For more detailed market data: Land Title's September 2012 Market Data     Land Title's 2011 and 2012 year-to-date Market Analysis

If you are interested in Vail valley real estate, or Vail properties for sale, please contact me at or 970.376.5742

Even though the Vail Real Estate market has stabilized (see Vail Valley September Real Estate Market Data), there are still some amazing deals happening and it's definitely the time to buy! There is wonderful Vail property for sale, from ski-in/out condominiums to stunning Colorado ranches to new construction single family homes. Last week alone we had three incredible reductions:

Red Draw Ranch, A Vail Colorado Ranch for Sale

 72-acre ranch for sale, Red Draw Ranch Interior of Guest House, Red Draw Ranch

Red Draw Ranch is a spectacular 72-acre ranch located just outside of Vail, Colorado. It features trout-filled ponds, waterfalls, a beautiful guest house with 2 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, and 5-car garage. Also, a separate 150-year old antique restored barn with wrap-around deck and firepit create the ultimate ranch escape.

Just REDUCED $2,000,000 and now offered for $5,995,000!! (Click here for more information on this ranch)


308 Bearden Road, A Vail Colorado Home for Sale

 308 Bearden Road kitchen and breakfast nook Exquisite Colorado Estate for Sale, Master bedroom

Located on nearly 2 acres, this breathtaking 6 bedroom, 10,900 sqft estate boasts exquisite architectural details including massive moss rocks, huge log columns, girder trusses, handcrafted wood floors, and interior stone details. Now includes over $800,000 of beautiful furniture, artwork and bronzes.

Just REDUCED and now offered furnished for $5,750,000!!


91 Wildflower Lane, A New Construction Single Family Home for Sale

Red Sky home for sale Huge covered deck overlooking Colorado vistas

Wonderful new construction home in Red Sky Ranch with 4 bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, large master suite, huge covered deck with fireplace and BBQ, and a 3-car garage. Sweeping views abound from every room in this home!

REDUCED and now offered for $1,695,000!


Eagle Ranch Estates, Colorado Ranch for sale

Colorado Ranch for Sale, incredible fishing property Stunning Property Overlooking Eagle River

This pristine 35.5-acre parcel is located in a gated community and features over 850-feet of Eagle River frontage. A true fisherman's paradise! 

REDUCED $250,000 and now offered for $950,000!!


If you would like more information on these Vail properties for sale, or if you would like a personal tour, please contact me at or 970.376.5742. I would be happy to help!