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Beaver Creek will be the center of the skiing action in 2105 as it welcomes back the world’s best ski racers Feb 2-12 for the Alpine World Championships.


The event features men’s and women’s individual races as well and team events on the Birds of Prey and the new “Raptor” racecourses. In preparation for the event, Red Tail has been renovated and expanded in anticipation of the crowds of ski-racing enthusiasts to enhance their spectating experience. Join the excitement as over 700 athletes from 70 different nations converge to compete in every alpine discipline in our beautiful valley.

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The best place to take advantage of all the 2015 World Championship action is from your own Beaver Creek ski home. 133 S. Fairway Drive, a remodeled, 6 bedroom residence boasts several different living and entertaining spaces with space and privacy, making it perfect for multi-family use or a corporate getaway. Located on a private, wooded lot, this classic ski home overlooks the 3rd fairway of the golf course and is just a Dial-a-ride away from Beaver Creek village and skiing.

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The home offers an entertainment room with large wet bar, billiards and poker room, private lock-off guest quarters, recreation room, screening room and multiple decks. With endless amenities and access to Beaver Creek’s convenient dial-a-ride, you won’t miss a second of the 2015 World Championships.

Please contact Suzi Apple at 970-376-5417 or email her at for more information.

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Real Estate Market Report Jan '14

Vail real estate has always been a strong piece of the Vail economy, and this year it is showing to be just that. According to the most recent figures from Land Title Guarantee Co., the 107 completed transactions in January had a total value of $103.1 million, a 69% increase from January of 2013. Ten sales were over $2 million, a great jump in the higher-end properties which have been slower in the past years.

For a more detailed report, please visit Land Title’s January Report.

For more information on Vail Real Estate, visit or contact me at 970.376.5742 or

To view a collection of the best Vail Valley properties for sale, visit Vail Real Estate Buyers Guide



Located in the heart of the Vail Valley, the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa is located along the Eagle River at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain.

Just completed, three high end residences on the fifth floor offering spacious, luxury one bedroom plus den residences over looking the Eagle River with breathtaking views of the west and south to Beaver Creek.


Open floor plans with impeccable finishes, lots of closet space, gourmet kitchens with high end appliances make it a great place for entertaining with the convenience of the Westin for all of your family and friends to stay.  These residences are worry free and give you all the freedom to enjoy why you bought a home in the mountains.  Prices start at:  $1,655,000.

For more information on the Residences at the Westin Riverfront or other real estate opportunities in the Vail Valley, please give Betsy Randall a call at:  (970) 401-3011 or email me at:  Please visit our website:

Vail Epic Pass

Vail Resorts has announced that the Epic Pass is now on sale for the 2014 – 2015 Winter Season.  The pass provides unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, The Canyons in Park City, Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, Afton Alps in Minnesota, and Mt. Brighton in Michigan.  New this year, the Epic Pass will offer 5 free consecutive ski days in Niseko United in Japan.

The price of the Epic Pass is $729 for adults and $379 for children.  If you buy your pass before April 13, for only $49 down, it will lock in a guaranteed lowest price.  The remaining balance will be billed in mid-September.  One incentive for buying early, purchasers will receive six “Buddy Tickets” which offer discounted lift ticket prices and access to chairlift rides during the summer months.

There are several pass options available for the 2014-2015 Winter Season.  For more information on the Epic Pass, please go to:

For more information on Vail or  real estate opportunities in the Vail Valley, please give Betsy Randall a call at:  (970) 401-3011 or email me at:  Please visit our website:



The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting warmer and the snow is perfect!  It’s must  spring time in the Rocky Mountains!  The month of April is action packed for Events in Vail.

Pink Vail 2014

Pink Vail is the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer.  On April 5th, participants come together for a festive day on the mountain to commemorate our fight against cancer.  All proceeds from Pink Vail benefit patient care and resources at the Shaw Regional Cancer Center.  Over $350,000 in donations were raised last year.  You may participate as an individual, start your own team or join a team. For more information on Pink Vail please visit:

Taste of Vail 2014

Taste of Vail – April 2 – 5  A platform for promoting Vail’s lifestyle through this iconic food and wine event.

The first event starts on April 2nd, Experience the Food and Wine Debute of the Roses.  Taste of Vail will be one of the first venues of 2014 for you to experience the release of the Rose’ from 2013.

On April 3rd, the Colorado Lamb Cook Off Apres Ski Tasting, Life Beyond Chardonnay, Cabernet and Merlot.  Sample an array of Lamb dishes, courtesy of the Vail Valley’s finest chefs.

Friday, April 4th is the Mountain Top Picnic.  At 10,350 feet above sea level, enjoy a gourmet feast prepared by the highly acclaimed Vail Valley chefs, while taking in the breathtaking views on top of Vail Mountain.

Saturday, April 5th is the Grand Tasting And Auction.  This event features all of the Taste of Vail’s wineries and restaurants.  Please visit: for more information on the events and ticket prices.

Spring Back to Vail 2014

Spring Back to Vail is the biggest end of the season bash in the Rocky Mountains.  The season will end with serious fun including free, live concerts, and the famous World Pond Skimming Championships.  Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, STS9, and Steel Pulse will headline the Spring Back to Vail concert series, wrapping up the 2013 – 2014 ski and snowboard season.  All concerts are free and open to the public.

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Closing Day tradition includes the World Pond Skimming Championships. The participants dressed in costumes, hope to skim across the icy waters to the other side in hopes to wow the judges.  Each competitor is judged on distance, style, creativity and water resistance. Closing Day for Vail is still about 6 weeks away, April 20th.  For more information on the Spring Back to Vail events, please visit:

For more information on what’s happening in Vail, please visit our website: or email: or call: (970) 401-3011.




Beaver Creek

Located in the heart of Colorado’s Beaver Creek Resort, this 530 seat theatre has a great line up for live music for the month of March.  Owned and operated by the Vail Valley Foundation, they offer a large variety of year round performances including jazz, comedy, dance, film, Broadway musicals, theatre, rock concerts, family shows plus more.

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The music coming to the Vilar Performing Arts Center in March is awesome!

The Wailers

March 5:  The Wailers bring their reggae music to Beaver Creek as part of their 30th anniversary of the bands “Legend” tour.  The Wailers are know to be the “greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition”.   The band continues its worldwide campaign of promoting peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari..  Ticket prices:  $48

Rick Springfield

March 7:  Rick Springfield Stripped Down will be a solo acoustic tour featuring many of his hit songs.  He has sold over 25 million albums, had 17 Top-40 hits, including “Don’t Talk to Strangers” and “An Affair of the Heart” and  “Love Somebody”.  This 1981 Grammy artist has more to say with his latest universal music enterprises release.  Ticket prices:  $35 / $88

Randy Newman

March 13:  Randy Newman is a 6 time Grammy Award winner that became famous in the 60’s and 70’s for writing satirical songs.  His style alternates between cinematic pop and rolling R & B. Ticket prices:  $35 / $88

March 14: One Night of Queen Greg Mullen and his band, The Works will rock you in this spectacular concert recreating the look, sound and showmanship of one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Queen.  Ticket prices:  $30 / $65:

Aaron Neville Duo

March 20: Aaron Neville Duo – Aaron Neville will showcase his versatile talent and extensive repertoire of pop, county, soul and R & B music.  Ticket prices: $35 / $88

March 21:  The Midtown Men took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all times.  The Midtown Men are 4 stars from the Jersey Boys that will bring to life their favorite hits from the 60″s by the Beach Boys, Motown and more.  Ticket prices:  $35 / $78

Los Lobos

March 28:  Los Lobos Disconnected is the 40th anniversary tour.  The East Los Angles band that created a signature blend of rock, Tex-Mex, blues, soul, country and folk.  Ticket prices:  $30 / $58

To purchase tickets to any of these shows, please visit:  For more information on what’s happening in the Vail Valley or any of your real estate needs, please visit our website:

Now you have the rare opportunity to own a 72-acre horse property in the heart of Edwards that is located only 15 minutes to Beaver Creek, 20 minutes to the Eagle Airport, and 25 minutes to Vail. Privacy, stunning views, and zero road impact are just some of the outstanding features of Red Draw Ranch. The property is situated amongst sprawling hillsides of mature aspen groves, gated pastures with back-n-rail perimeter fencing and interior cross-fencing with gates, and three trout-stocked ponds connected by streams and waterfalls.

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Guest Residence

The exquisitely appointed 2,000 sqft guest residence features a vaulted ceilings, a large custom kitchen with island and double-slab marble counter tops, a generous living room with wood floors, massive windows capturing the views, stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace, dining room, and two lovely bedroom suites. The lower level of the residence showcases a five-car garage and workshop with ample storage to house equipment and vehicles.

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Restored Homesteader’s Cabin

The property is perfect for entertaining family and friends with a little of “The Old West” in the restored 150-year-old original homesteader’s cabin complete with covered wrapped porch, large patio and fire pit. The antique cabin features electricity, gorgeous wood-burning stove, and a half-bathroom.


Other Features

No detail has been overlooked, as the property comes with rare and extensive water rights, a water augmentation plan, a domestic water treatment plan, and a dry-draft fire hydrant for fire protection.

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For more information on Red Draw Ranch or Vail Valley real estate contact Aubrie Apple at


No need to make a trip to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras when you can celebrate on top of Vail Mountain.  Vail has offered a variety of Carnival Style events but the most well know one is, “The World’s Highest Low Country Crawfish Boil”.  Eagle’s Nest, on top of Vail Mountain, hosts the annual event with all of the Mardi Gras goodness, from bluegrass music to Cajun Cooking.  The event kicks off on Sunday, March 2 with 600 pounds of crawfish along with 200 pounds of corn, potatoes and Andouille sausage.  Admission is free and combo plates start at $14.95.  The combo plates include one pound of crawfish, with sides of Andouille sausage, new potatoes, corn and garlic bread.  Additional sides of gumbo, crawfish etouffe and king cake may be purchased along with draft beer and hurricane cocktails.  Come get into the Mardi Gras spirit with live music from Thunder and Rain, a Colorado based band.  The celebration starts at noon until 2:30.

For more information on what’s happening in Vail or your real estate needs, please feel free to give me a call at: (970) 401-3011 or email:   Please visit our website: