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Vail snow daze

Vail Snow Daze, North America’s “largest early-season mountain bash”, is returning to Vail this December 12th. With incredible apres ski parties and a wonderful concert lineup, Vail is the place to be in December!

CONCERTS at Solaris:

December 13th: Luke Nelson & POTR, 5:30pm and The Wallflowers, 7pm

December 20th: 10,000 Maniacs, 5:30 and Rusted Root, 7pm

For more information on the schedule of events, visit:


For more information on Vail events, or if you are interested in Vail Valley real estate, please contact me at

The 2015 World Championships aren’t just about the skiing and racing (although that is the highlight!); Vail Resorts also sponsors many other social events including a great concert line-up.

Vail will be bringing in big names such as Michael Franti & Spearhead and many others.

The Town of Vail has a count-down clock by the Covered Bridge that gives an accurate day, hour, & minute count-down to the races.  2015 World Championships are building up to be an epic event in Vail!

Count Down Clock

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There have been multiple great snowfalls to hit the Vail Valley already! And we are preparing for a wonderful 2014/2015 ski season! Vail mountain opens November 21st so make sure to meet us on the mountain that weekend!

Some great ski properties on Vail’s real estate market…



4 bedroom, 4 bathroom penthouse condominium in the celebrated One Willow Bridge Road building in the heart of Vail Village! Gorgeous finishes, stunning views, and 5-star amenities include valet, infinity pool and hot tubs overlooking Gore Creek, club dining room, heated underground parking with direct access to residence, Sonnenalp Spa and golf course privileges. The creme-de-la-creme of Vail! Please call for pricing.


133 South Fairway Dr, Beaver Creek real estate

6 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom estate is the lowest price per square foot single family home in Beaver Creek! An incredible opportunity that will not last for long! Just minutes to the world-class ski slopes, dining and shopping.

SETTLERS LODGE #203, Bachelor Gulch

Settlers Lodge

3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 1,786 square foot ski-in/out condominium overlooking southern ski slope views. Amenities of hot tub, ski lockers, heated underground parking, beautiful common areas. Lowest price 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home in Bachelor Gulch! $1,395,000.

WESTIN RIVERFRONT #331, Avon/Beaver Creek

Westin Avon

Studio, one bathroom, 485 square foot condominium wonderfully furnished and turn key! Direct access to Bachelor Gulch and Beaver Creek world-class skiing! Incredible amenities of Spa Anjali, year-round outdoor heated lap pool, multiple infinity hot tubs, athletic club, valet, and restaurant Maya. $312,500.

 For a showing of one of these ski homes today, or for more information on Vail Real Estate, please feel free to contact Suzi Apple at 970.376.5417 or

Our Vail Village real estate office is located above the International Bridge, just steps from the ski slopes and Solaris center.

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Gateway Real Estate specializes in everything from ski-in/out condos to large Colorado ranches to private mountain estates. We enjoy serving our clients and customers and would love to help you in the search for your new Vail Valley real estate property!

If you are down Valley, please visit us at our Edwards location in Riverwalk at 280 Main Street, across from the Bookworm!

A few great real estate opportunities in the Vail Valley…

175 RIVERBEND DRIVE, Arrowhead at Vail

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.6-acre homesite is one of the last sites to build in the celebrated Arrowhead community! Stunning views to the Arrowhead ski mountain and a flat, buildable lot create the ultimate development opportunity. Offered for $1,195,000

SETTLER’S LODGE #203, Bachelor Gulch

Settlers Lodge

3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 1,786 square foot condominium in the heart of Bachelor Gulch is the perfect ski-in/out home. Amenities include a hot tub, ski lockers and storage, underground heated garage. Beautiful southern views, this is the least expensive 3 bedroom home in Bachelor Gulch! Offered for $1,395,000


133 South Fairway Dr, Beaver Creek real estate

6 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom, 7,289 square foot estate is just minutes to the ski slopes and Beaver Creek village. Least expensive single family price per sqft home in Beaver Creek by over $100/foot! Offered for $3,200,000

81 ELK RUN COURT, Cordillera Valley Club

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Stunning 6 bedroom, 7,713 square foot home is at an incredibly low price! Sweeping views of New York mountain range, stone terraces, an incredible opportunity in the Vail Valley! Offered for $2,900,000

 Suzi Apple, vail valley brokerFor more information on Vail real estate, or anything regarding the Valley, please contact Suzi Apple at 970.376.5417 or

Piney Cabins 2Want to get the camping feel without camping?  Book a cabin at Piney Lake.   Each cabin has it’s own unique feel.  All have great fire pits, outdoor grills and other amenities.  The best was the view across the lake to the Gore Range.  A few girls were fortunate to spend a mid-week night in this beautiful environment.  Get away when you can!  Another hidden gem in the Vail Valley!


We are thrilled to announce that longtime local resident and real estate broker Nancy Burton has joined its team. She will work out of the Gateway’s office in the Sitzmark building in Vail Village.

Burton became a full-time Realtor in 2010 and gained experience representing the Vail Board of Realtors on the Government Affairs Committee of the Colorado Association of Realtors for two years. Within the real estate industry, Burton achieved the designation of Certified Negotiating Expert and is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.

Along with her experience in real estate, Burton has an a record of success in public affairs and fund-raising, where she represented non-profit and corporate interests. Burton is also active in the community, serving on the Western Regional Committee of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, on the Board of Directors for the Vail Symposium, and as a volunteer for the Interfaith Community Center, Betty Ford Gardens and Habitat for Humanity.

Gateway Land and Development has locations in the Sitzmark Building in Vail Village as well as in the Riverwalk at Edwards. For more information, call Burton, 970-343-2869 or go

Step back in time to the Colorado of 100 years ago on this 72 acre property at the base of Cordillera in Squaw Creek. Red Draw Ranch is the perfect Colorado retreat for those looking for both privacy and proximity to skiing and the conveniences of Edwards.

As you enter the ranch through the massive, custom wood gate, you find yourself in a picturesque scene that is home to three trout filled ponds, connected by a series of beautiful streams and waterfalls. The property also offers irrigated and fenced pastures, a fenced perimeter, and tasteful sculptures.


Red Draw Ranch is complete with two separate residences. The first is a charming and historic 150 year old log cabin. It has been fully restored and bautifully furnished. A few highlights of this 1 bedroom/1 bath antique cabin include a wood-burning stove, wrap around deck, and a large patio with a sunken fire pit. The second residence offers over 2,240 square feet of luxury living space. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is situated above a 5-car garage and workshop and comes complete with spectacular finishes, vaulted ceilings, and top of the line appliances.

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Utilities include a domestic water well, water treatment plant, electrical and sewer tap rights. The ranch has extensive registered water rights which include an augmentation plan as well as a dry-draft hydrant for fire protection

Please take a virtual tour of the ranch or this watch this video featured on The Vail Home Show.

For more information, contact Suzi Apple.




The Vail Valley hosts weekly farmer’s markets in three different locations throughout the summer. Edwards, Vail, and Minturn each put on a great market every weekend from June through September/October. Make a day of shopping, music, art, food and more! Vendors bring the freshest Colorado-grown produce and local restaurants also have booths to offer some of the valley’s greatest food and drinks. In addition, jewelers, artists, and clothing vendors from all over Colorado offer great shopping opportunities.

The markets are a great family activity or an excellent way to spend a few hours enjoying the outdoors. Also, be sure to bring your pooch; the markets are pet friendly and there are even some dog treat vendors to cater to them.

The Edwards market is the best if you’re looking for a smaller, less crowded option. The main focus of this market is farm and food products. It is located in Edwards Corner and parking is easy and convenient. edwards farmers market






The Minturn Market is larger and is located in the small community of Minturn. Parking slightly more difficult for this market, but there are directions to two different lots on the website. The market hosts over 100 vendors throughout the summer as well as live music.

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The largest Vail Valley Market is the Vail Farmer’s Market and Art Show. This market stretches throughout most of the village. Park in the Village parking structure, or if that’s full in the Lionshead parking structure. Not only does the Vail Market offer great food and shopping, but you can also enjoy local creativity at several art booths.vail farmers market


The Vail Valley is the home of some of the world’s best hiking.

Booth Falls/Booth Lake

One great trail is Booth Falls, located just a few miles from Vail Village in East Vail. This 4.2 mile hike leads to a gorgeous 60-foot waterfall and offers excellent mountain views. An additional 2 miles past the falls lies Booth Lake. This hike is a bit strenuous because of the elevation gain, but there are plenty of opportunities to stop and rest while taking in the scenery. It is best to get an early start, especially on weekends, as the trail can get busy by midday.

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Shrine Pass

Another great trail is up on Shrine Pass, on top of Vail Pass. This hike is great if you’re looking for wildflowers, which have been especially beautiful this year! Also, enjoy great views of Mount of the Holy Cross as you hike. If you follow the trail for 12 miles, you will end up in Redcliff, a remote and historic mountain town. Be sure that you go later in the summer season if you hope to reach Redcliff, however, as snow lingers and may make it impossible to venture far enough.


shine pass wildflowers

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Hanging Lake

One of the most popular hikes near the Valley is Hanging Lake. This trail is located about 60 miles west of Vail. The hike itself is only about 2.4 miles round trip and leads up to a small lake with spectacularly clear water and amazing canyon views. One drawback to this hike is that it is often very crowded. Be sure to get an early start and if possible, go on a weekday.

Despite the crowds and the hour drive, the end result is well worth it. Once you have enjoyed the lake for a while, continue up a few minutes more to Spouting Rock where a small waterfall comes out of a hole in the canyon wall. From here, you can look down on the lake and enjoy a picnic lunch if you choose.

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Beaver Lake

This trail is located up in Beaver Creek and starts at the right of the main Beaver Creek chairlift, Centennial Express. It’s a 3 mile, moderate climb up to the lake. The lake has some great fishing and small “beaches”, perfect for a picnic lunch. Hikers often spot beavers, deer, and other wildlife so be sure to bring a camera! This hike is generally accessible from May through October.

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