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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:


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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

The excitement level was high way before the lifts opened at both Gondola One and the Eagle Bahn gondola. Actually the ribbon was cut on Chair 8 in Lionshead as some of the fanatics had slept all night in front of the lift for the first run. Apparently, Lindsay Vonn was there to welcome the first skiers on the mountain.

There were 21 trails and seven lifts open so the skiers could choose pretty much anything on the front side of the mountain. Conditions were reported as excellent and the skiers flocked in all day until closing. Normally only Born Free is open on the first day, but on Friday, there were over 500 acres of great terrain. in addition to the hooting and hollering on the mountain, all the shop keepers in both villages were happy with all the business the opening brought them. While the Blu Cow hot dog stand was brisk, so also were all the ski shops, which had lots of tunes and base repairs to make.

Now we are open and the village is alive again, come visit us in the Sitzmark Building across from the International Bridge and ask for Judd Babcock to give you  a tour of the mountain as well as some of the real estate available.

With all the snow we have had over the past two weeks, Vail opens its 2014/2015 season with over 500  acres of terrain and 7 lifts. Both gondolas from the Village and Lions Head will shuttle skiers up to the Avanti lift and the Wildwood Express and the Mountain Top Express. The Vail Daily reports that the ski area received over 2 feet of snow and now has an 18″ base. Last year the mountain opened with only 130 acres of terrain. In addition, more snow is expected this weekend with four to seven inches by Sunday morning. “The weather pattern we will see next week is called ‘Northwest Flow’, and it has a history of producing more snow than expected”, according to Joel Gratz of Open

This is a huge year for the Vail Mountain ski areas as Beaver Creek hosts the 2015 World Championships. Although most of the race courses will be covered by ice, the new snow is a welcome addition to making the ski area compatible to all the skiers who will attend the Championships.

Vail snow vail ski mountain

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.

Vail office Vail office

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

175_Riverbend Drive

.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

81 elk run

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!


Have you ever been to North America’s highest incorporated city? If not, maybe it’s time to visit Leadville, Colorado, one of the best kept secrets of the Rocky Mountains. Once the capital of Colorado, this town is now a historic and scenic treasure located just over 40 miles from Vail. Many locals would agree that this town is full of pleasant surprises around every corner.


In the summer months, Leadville is a great destination for a variety of activities. From spending a day wandering through one of the town’s museums or climbing to the top of the highest peak in Colorado, there is truly something for everyone.

For the outdoorsy, Leadville offers plenty of camping and hiking opportunities. It is also a great place to test your limits with extreme sports such as mountain biking, river rafting, and rock climbing. Some great hiking ideas include hiking in the historic mining district, climbing Colorado’s highest peak, Mt. Elbert, and hiking around the stunning Turquoise Lake. If you’re looking for a beautiful place to spend the night in the wilderness, Leadville has plenty of camping options near the town. After a long day of outdoor activities, you may want to relax at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs, .

mt elbertleadville mining dristrict

If you’re more inclined to learn about Colorado history indoors, you may choose to spend your day exploring any of Leadville’s many museums or taking a tour. Magic city production tours, railroad (wildflower and dinner sunset rides), Healy House, National Mining Hall & Museum, Tabor Opera House

Throughout the summer, Leadville hosts many exciting events; Boom Days, and the Leadville Race Series.


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