The Vail Back Bowl ropes dropped!! Skiers and Boarders were treated to knee deep powder Thursday 12/12/2013! Chair 5 opened at 9:30 AM. You can now picture yourself riding down Sun up and Sun down bowls and dream unless of course you were there!!! Vail Mountain now has 2,000 acres of open terrain and next up will be China Bowl this coming Saturday. What a fantastic start for the 2013/2014 ski and snowboard season!! See you there.
There can only be one No. 1, and in this category Beaver Creek is the clear winner. The areas for kids are creative, plentiful and large. There’s a sizeable area right at the base (no riding three lifts to get there!) that includes a short gondola, installed for kids (but you can ride it to, mom and dad) called Buckaroo ExpressEXPR +0.38%. How awesome is that?For kids who pass the tests at the bottom, some of the mellowest, longest green runs in the West reside at the top of the front mountain, complete with little faux gold mines that kids can ski through.
The snow has been falling and the temperatures have been rising (above zero degrees now!). Come ski these fabulous resorts for your Holiday vacation!
It’s the time of year that calendars are packed with holiday parties and the roads are snow covered. The good news is that there are buyers who venture out during their ski trips to Vail and Beaver Creek who are serious about buying a home.
The first impression is the only impression. It’s important to make people feel warm and welcome. Always be ready to show. You never know when a buyer is going to walk through the front door. These are some simple suggestions for getting your home ready for the holidays. Before you decorate, your house needs to be staged and de-cluttered. Keeping the house de-cluttered shows it’s size and presents a cleaner look. Remember, buyers are looking for more storage so leave your closets half empty and neatly organized.
Holidays can be personal so you want to make sure your decorations are neutral. A few decorations can stir the holiday spirit but you still want each room to look as spacious as possible. Avoid overly religious flourishes which may be off-putting to some buyers. Instead of a large Christmas tree, you can use greenery to show off the beautiful elements of your home such as, the fireplace, staircase or front entry of your home. A few subtle touches like a bowl of pinecones, beautiful candles or an evergreen wreath can create a warm and festive feeling in your home. Take advantage of the colors of the season to brighten up your home with out clashing with your current décor. If your home has an earthy color scheme, accent with rich tones like cranberries, forest greens and gold.
Hopefully, these simple tips will make selling your home during the holiday season easier. I want to which everyone a very Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year!
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The Ritz Carlton Residential Suites in Bachelor Gulch is a great option for a second home in a world class ski resort and count on a high occupancy rate provided by a professional management team.
Two weeks of World Cup Races completed this weekend in preparation for the World Championships in 2015. For the first time the Women raced on the brand new Raptor course, which was added this year. The Men raced on the Birds of Prey course which was created for the World Championships in 1999. The Women raced over the Thanksgiving weekend and the Men completed their three races yesterday in frigid weather which saw temperatures drop to minus 15 degrees on the day of the Downhill. That race was won by Erik Svindal, who was seriously injured six years ago and then came back to win it the following year.
Fan excitement ran to the ultimate in the Giant Slalom race on Sunday which was won by Ted Ligety, who has won five of his six latest GS races on the Birds of Prey course. Equally exciting was the fact that Bode Miller came in second on both runs giving the USA two places on the podium. Ligety claims these wins give him a leg up in preparation for next year’s Olympics in Sochi. In addition, Bode lost all of last season after knee surgery kept him off the circuit for a year and a half. With Bode’s return is also capped off with Lindsay Vonn’s return from knee surgery, which should be a big boost for the USA in preparing for our Olympic.
The races at the Beav were the coldest on record, with new snow and colder temps each day. There were over 200 volunteers, including myself, who put up with the cold and put on one of the best weekends of racing this valley has ever seen.
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New snow on Wednesday, December 4th, caused a cancellation for the Birds of Prey Race. Today, Thursday started with 4 inches of new snow, sunshine and cold, cold weather. This cold weather will hopefully contribute to prime race conditions for future races on the course. Click here for a map of the Beaver Creek Birds of Prey race course.
The schedule is packed full of world class racer and world class events. If you are heading out to spectate, make sure to dress in layers and prepare for brisk weather. Enjoy!!
Beaver Creek Resort opens up 486 acres of skiable terrain and just in time for Thanksgiving!! Good early season snow fall combined with a state of the art snow making system has allowed for top to bottom skiing and boarding for all ability levels.
Vail, Colorado – Our local news channel, 9News, has posted a weather alert for today through Wednesday 12/4/2013. They are predicting 18-36 inches of snow in the next 48 hours. If you can play hooky from work, head to Vail Mountain to make some turns!