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“The challenging golf course will test your abilities but the spectacular views of the
surrounding Sawatch Mountains will test your concentration.”
– golfcolorado.com

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We’re “elevating the game of golf in our community” at Eagle Ranch Golf Club.

Situated in Brush Creek Valley, Eagle Ranch Golf Club sits at an elevation of 6,600 feet above sea level. Golfers can expect uneven lies as well as scenic views.

Eagle Ranch Golf Club is located in the beautiful small town of Eagle, Colorado, just 30 minutes from Vail, the well-known ski resort. The majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains provide a spectacular setting for the Arnold Palmer Signature Design Course. The course opened in 2001 as part of a new, master-planned residential community called Eagle Ranch. With the addition of the golf course and other fantastic amenities such as an outdoor pool, ice rink, recreation trails and fitness center, Eagle is an idyllic place to live and play.

Play golf in the splendor of the Colorado Rockies on a masterpiece designed by a legend.

Eagle Ranch is an Arnold Palmer Signature Design set in the center of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Mr. Arnold Palmer designed the layout, which includes an interesting variety of mountain and links-style holes.

The open, rolling fairways lead to large, undulating greens that play fast. There’s water on most holes and strategically-placed bunkers throughout. Eagle Ranch demands accuracy. But with five sets of tees there’s fairness for golfers of all abilities.

Keep your eyes on the ball. Or the mountains!

No matter what your handicap is, every golfer’s handicap here at Eagle Ranch is the view!

The challenging golf course will test your abilities but the spectacular views of the surrounding Sawatch Mountains will test your concentration.

And while the views are spectacular, the golf is also very impressive. Eagle Ranch was honored as “The Best Mountain Course in Colorado for under a $100 green fee” by Colorado Avid Golfer Magazine.

“I know he’d be a poorer man if he never saw an eagle fly … Rocky mountain high.”
– John Denver, “Rocky Mountain High”

Ready for a round? Click here to book a tee time online or call (970) 328-2882.

For more information on homes in Eagle Ranch, call Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333 or Demetrius at 970-471-4659… YOUR Gateway to Eagle Ranch. 

“Man Caves” have been around for the last half century for Men to do Men Things like watch sports, play pool, or hang out with the guys and drink beer without wives or girlfriends.  Man Caves have now given way to the new trend called She Sheds or She Caves,” which are specifically designed for people who dislike their spouse’s interest.

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Women are now creating their own sanctuary by taking over a room, closet or even a small out building in the garden.  “She Sheds” primary purpose is for women to escape from the noise and enjoy some solitude, meditation, hobbies or to just enjoy the view.  “She Sheds” are built according to the woman’s vision and are decorated the way she wants and personalized with mementos.   Spouses and children are allowed by invitation only.

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“She Sheds” are a great place to kick back with a glass of wine and a good book or a couple of girlfriends.  They can also double as a lovely in-law unit or space for visiting friends as well.

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For information on real estate in the Vail Valley, please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com or email:  betsy@gatewayland.com or you may call:  (970) 401-3011.

 

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Sporting events mean big money in Vail, and the town expects that they will bring more commerce to the town this summer.

The Ford Park improvements expanded the playing areas with new artificial turf, which the town hopes will save on water bills, eliminate the need for grass care and make space for more events.

The expanded playing areas, also great for night-time concerts, bode well for lacrosse and soccer tournaments, historically generating $170,000 in revenue, historically, for the town.

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According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, contemporary is the new buzzword for kitchen designs this year.  Leading the trends in kitchen designs are more streamlined kitchens, with eclectic touches and multiples of appliances.

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The top 10 overall kitchen design trends expected to be hot this year are:

  1. Clean with an overall contemporary feel with a fusion of styles and multiple of colors.
  2. European-styled cabinets.
  3. Multiples of appliances in one kitchen, mainly dishwashers or an addition of a refrigerator or   freezer.
  4. The rise of steam ovens which is convection and steam coupled into one technology.
  5. Furniture-like pieces used as dry bars.
  6. Outdoor kitchens
  7. Standard kitchen tables are being replaced by tall gathering tables or counters.
  8. Flat-screen TV’s and docking stations are being added as many kitchens have desks or home offices areas.
  9. Wine refrigerators.
  10. A focus on user experience, from easy maintenance to accessible design.

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The most popular color scheme for kitchens, according to Contemporary Kitchen by Geneva Kitchen and Bath Designers, is white, followed by grey.  Kitchens in green tones are gaining popularity.  The designs that are forecast to be out of style are the Country/rustic, Tuscan and Provincial looks with distressed finishes as well as color schemes in reds, bronzes and terra cottas. Of course, these trends are going to differ in different parts of the country.  I think what sells a kitchen is one that is warm and inviting, lots of storage, and walk in pantries.  Entertaining has become so informal today that people look for a large space to host parties and meals that are part of the kitchen and family room.

For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley, please feel free to call:  Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or email:  betsy@gatewayland.com.  Please feel free to visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

 

 

Vail Closing Day

A great closing day in Vail it was! As the lifts began to roll, so did the snow storm that dropped what all skiers and boarders dream about…SNOW!! It made for great conditions on the mountain and the fun began! On top of it all thousands off people were dressed in costume for the day. Some ready to take on the pond skimming championships as well as ski, ride and party at the top of chair #4. Vail Mountain had 276 inches of snow this season and hosted the 2015 World Championships. What a great ski season in the Vail Valley!! See you next season.

 

If you are interested in the Vail real estate market please feel free to contact me at rcook@vail.net

Visit our website GatewayToVail.com

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Eagle County started 2015 141% higher than 2014, and the momentum is yet to slow down.

Beaver Creek had the highest sales volume in February, during the World Cup with more than $16MM over 9 transactions, averaging $1.8MM per sale.

One home in Vail was the single highest residential sale of the month selling at $9.4MM, equating $2,342 per square foot.

When asked about this activity, Pat Mitchell, of Gateway Real Estate, feels consumer confidence is fueling the trend upwards, and that optimism about second home stability is high.

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Eagle Ranch is located in the western Vail Valley and is one of the great small communities in Colorado. Second homeowners, retirees, families and singles are discovering the lower altitude and milder climate. The Village, medical facilities, fitness center and great schools are all part of this community. In Eagle, the library, fairgrounds, and unparalleled recreation further enhance the diversity of lifestyle. It is truly a “dream” community, unique to our valley and what so many are seeking today. Take a closer look and see why you should be part of Eagle Ranch.

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Eagle Ranch Village

In the heart of the traditional neighborhood community is the mixed-use development of Eagle Ranch Village. It’s an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, fitness club and a movie theater as well as a home to local businesses and residences. It is the convenience of urban, yet in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

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Homes

Eagle Ranch has a home to fit every lifestyle – from a beautiful custom home with views to the Sawatch Mountains to a condominium in the Village with a variety of architectural styles.Townhomes, duplexes and the traditional neighborhoods of single family homes round out the community. Photographs of home styles are available in the photo gallery.  Bike and walking paths link all of the neighborhoods to each other while providing access to miles of adjoining open space and the Town of Eagle.

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Golf Course

A public Arnold Palmer Signature-Designed golf club with five sets of tees ranging from 5400 to 7500 yards for all skill levels of play winds its way through Eagle Ranch. The clubhouse features an expansive golf shop, changing facilities and a grill room which serves a savory lunch.

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Fitness Center

The fitness center is located in Eagle Ranch Village. Hours of operation are weekdays from 5:30am – 8:00pm and weekends 7:00am-4:00pm. For more information call 970-328-5770.

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Parks & Trails

Eagle Ranch is surrounded by 13 miles of hiking and biking trails which also get used for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
Within Eagle Ranch you will find the 240 Acre Brush Creek Park, 5 smaller pocket parks and two trailheads. Brush Creek runs through Eagle Ranch and is very popular for fly fishing. Just a 15 minute car drive away you can escape into the wilderness by visiting Sylvan Lake and Yeoman Park.

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Eagle Pool & Ice Rink

The Pool & Ice Rink features an indoor hockey rink and outdoor pool with a kid’s pool, waterslide and more. For more information call 970-328-5277.

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Eagle Care Clinics

Eagle Healthcare Center: 970-328-6732
Colorado Mtn. Medical: 970-328-1650
Howard Head Sports Medicine: 970-328-5470
Valley View Hospital: 970-328-1540

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Greg and Demetrius is your Gateway to Eagle Ranch Real Estate.

Greg Peterson 970-331-1333

Demetrius Poulios 970-471-4659

 

 

 

Front, side, reverse, hands or forearms, knees or toes—whichever way you choose to plank, this simple, stationary position is an essential exercise in your weekly fitness routine. When performed correctly, planking strengthens all the muscles that run up and down your spine, which helps you to stand, rotate, bend and lift with ease. And let’s not forget the bonus benefits of strengthening your arms, shoulders, glutes and legs. There’s no better way to multitask than to perform plank exercises.

Planks have endless variations. Subtle changes such as lifting an arm or adding movement can change the degree of difficulty of the exercise, keeping your body challenged and your workouts fun. Ready to fire up your core? These five plank variations focus on lifting the legs and adding rotation to intensify the work.

Plank Set-up

All exercises, except for the last one, should begin in one of the positions described below. Setting the foundation ensures that your alignment is correct and your entire body is connected and engaged so you’ll be ready to tackle these fun and highly effective plank exercises.

High Plank

Position the body face down with hands underneath the shoulders and inner arms close to the body. Tuck the toes and contract the quadriceps and glutes so the knees come slightly off the floor. Engage the abdominals, inhale, and on the exhale press the body up in one unit to high-plank position. You should be in a straight line from head to heels.

Forearm Plank

Position the body face down with the elbows bent underneath the shoulders and the forearms and palms firmly planted into the ground. Tuck the toes and contract the quadriceps and glutes so the knees come slightly off the floor. Engage the abdominals, inhale, and on the exhale press the body up onto the forearms. You should be in a straight line from head to heels.

Forearm Plank With Repeater 3 Taps

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-Begin with forearm plank set-up (see above).

-Raise the right leg off the ground and tap the right toes onto the left ankle.

-Raise the right leg again and tap the floor to the outside of the left foot.

-Raise the right leg again and tap the left ankle.

-Return back to center and repeat the sequence with the left leg.

-Repeat this repeater 3-tap pattern for eight to 10 reps. Perform two sets.

Side Riser Plank

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This plank variation is a hybrid of a side forearm plank and a high plank.

-Begin with the high-plank set-up (see above). Lower down onto the right forearm and spin the legs so they are stacked with weight on the outer edge of the right foot. Reach the left arm up toward the ceiling.

-Place the left hand down and push the body back up to high-plank position.

-Lower down onto the left forearm and spin the legs so they are stacked with weight on the outer edge of the left foot. Reach the right arm up toward the ceiling.

-Place the right hand down and push the body back up to high-plank position.

-Repeat this alternating pattern for 10 reps. Perform two sets.

Marching Side Plank

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Keeping a rhythmic marching pattern is the challenge in this side-plank variation.

-Begin with the high-plank set-up (see above). Roll to the right arm and position the legs in a scissors stance, with the left leg to the front with weight on the bottom of the foot, and the right leg to the back with weight on the outer edge of the foot.

-Lift the right knee toward the chest and release back down. Lift the left knee toward the chest and release back down. Repeat this pattern in a rhythmic fashion for 10 reps.

-Roll back to high plank and then release to the ground to rest. Repeat on the other side, rolling to the left arm, with the right leg to the front with weight on the bottom of the foot, and the left leg to the back with weight on the outer edge of the foot.

-Performing 10 reps on each side is one set. Perform one to two sets.

Fallen Triangle Switch

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Inspired by yoga, this plank variation challenges stability and engages the abdominals, arms, and inner and outer legs.

-Begin with the high-plank set-up (see above). Roll to the right arm and stack the legs with weight on the outer edge of the right foot. Reach the left arm up toward the ceiling.

-Kick the left leg forward and hold.

-Draw the left knee in toward the chest and spin the knee underneath the body, rolling to the left side plank, kicking the left leg forward. Reach the right arm up toward the ceiling.

-Draw the left knee in toward the chest and spin the knee underneath the body, rolling back to the right side plank and kicking the left leg forward. Reach the left arm up toward the ceiling.

-Return back to side plank and repeat the sequence.

-Perform one to three reps on the right side and then one to three reps on the left.

Quadruped Hover With Leg Kickbacks

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This quadruped plank variation looks easy, but it is very intense for the core.

-Begin in quadruped position, aligning the hips over the knees and shoulders over the wrists.

-Tuck the toes under, engage the core and lift both knees about 2 inches off the floor.

-Extend the right leg back, pointing the toes and hips toward the ground. Return to center and repeat with the left leg.

-Repeat this alternating pattern for 10 reps. Perform two sets.

By Stephanie Thielen

When looking for the best-priced condos in Vail and Lionshead, the Vail International #203 quickly rises to the top. This condominium is located between Vail and Lionshead behind the Vail Ice Arena and near the Vail Public Library.

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This 2 bedroom 2 bath condo is priced at $695,000 and has a Romeo and Juliet balcony off the living room and a sitting deck off the bedrooms.

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Amenities include covered parking, large year-round heated pool, year round hot-tub, ski-storage, common laundry facilities, exercise room, and all that Vail Village has to offer.

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It is an easy walk to the lifts and to the Village core area. Please call or email me to take a quick look at this fine Vail Village real estate offering.

Robert Schilling, 970-390-0705 or email RobFromVail@Gmail.com

Located in Arrowhead’s premier building, One Arrowhead Place, this spacious ski in/ski out, 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath condominium is 1,474 square feet and in beautiful condition.  Featuring a large covered deck overlooking the Alpine Club and Arrowhead mountain, private ski locker, heated garage with personal storage for your mountain toys. Conveniently located to the pool, tennis, golf and Arrowhead Alpine Club and the Vista Restaurant.  This is the perfect year round retreat.

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Arrowhead is a luxurious neighborhood located just 12 miles from Vail.  Boasting some wonderful amenities like no other community.  This gated community is nestled against a charming ski mountain which allows skiers “Village to Village” skiing from Arrowhead Mountain to Beaver Creek and Bachelor Gulch.  Arrowhead is home to one of Colorado’s top rated golf courses, an award winning Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, the Country Club of the Rockies,  and to one of Vail’s most celebrated ski clubs, the Alpine Club.

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For more information on One Arrowhead Place or listings in Arrowhead, please feel free to contact:  Betsy Randall, broker for Gateway Land and Development, (970) 401-3011 or email:  betsy@gatewayland.com.  Please visit our website:  www.GatewaytoVail.com