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Vail and Beaver Creek, CO.

September and October brings crowds, brats, German music and beer to both Vail and Beaver Creek. Helmut Fricker, a long time local European character, blows his alpenhorn and plays his accordion as well as he always has in historic Austrian festival garb.

Kids and adults alike come to remember early days of the resorts, when Austrian and German symbolism stood proudly in the architecture, thanks to long-time patrons Pepi Gramshammer, and others.

Improvements to both villages reflect time gone by and financial success through good and bad real estate markets, although skier loyalty to both speak volumes to Winter tradition.



81 Elk Run Court

Come discover this exquisite gem in Cordillera Valley Club at 81 Elk Run Court.  Located on a private cul de sac backing up to open space and bordering the 7th and 8th holes of the Tom Fazio designed private golf course, this 7,713 estate captures sweeping views of three ski mountains; Game Creek Bowl on Vail Mountain, Beaver Creek Mountain and Arrowhead Mountain.  You will also enjoy the views of Lake Creek Valley and the Sawatch Mountain Range.

 Views of Lake Creek

The great room showcases a striking two-way stone fireplace and wood ceiling with copper accents and the glamorous master suite boosts a fireplace, breakfast bar and private stone patio with recessed hot tub. The gourmet kitchen features a large copper island, Viking range, three ovens, two refrigerators and a massive pantry, perfect for the gourmet chef.  In addition, there are 5 junior suites to accommodate a large family or lots of guests. Huge price reduction, offered for $2,750,000.

For more information on this stunning home or more residences in the Cordillera Valley Club, please call:  Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011.  Please visit our website:



Do you ever find yourself curious what the local real estate market is doing. Here is a snapshot of the market for August and year-to-date from the Vail Board of Realtors. The area data includes but not limited to Cordillera, Arrowhead, Beaver Creek, Vail, Eagle, Eagle Ranch, Avon, Edwards.

The snapshot covers the following areas:

Single Family/Duplex Activity, Overview Closed Sales and Inventory by Price Range

Current as of August 6, 2015. All data from the Vail Board of REALTORS® MLS. Powered by 10K Research and Marketing.

Townhouse-Condo Activity, Overview Days on Market Until Sale, Housing Affordability Index, Inventory of Active Listings Months, Supply of Inventory All Properties, Activity Overview, New Listings, Pending Sales, Closed Sales, Median Sales Price, Average Sales Price, Percent of List Price Received

For more information on your specific area of interest, please contact Greg Peterson at 970.331.1333.



Leadville is a former silver mining town that lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River offering opportunites for outdoor recreation such as rafting, fishing, camping and skiing.  The closest ski area is Ski Cooper located 10 miles from Leadville, but Copper Mountain is a short 15 minutes and Vail and Beaver Creek are a short 45 minute scenic drive.

There are some great opportunities to build your dream home in Leadville and still be close to recreational activities and less than 2 hours from Denver.

5017 Zion Placer

Located 4.5 miles north of Leadville, this is a 35.15 breathtaking parcel of land with views of the Mosquito Range with easy access to the Buckeye Trailhead.   Located in the Buckeye Ranch Estates, it’s the perfect place for the discriminating home builder to create the perfect dream home.

The Buckeye Trailhead offers access to the Buckeye Peak, Buckeye Lake and the Sangree Hut, which is one of the 10th Mountain Division Huts.  Three miles from the Buckeye Gulch trailhead, Sangree is one of the easiest 10th Mountain huts to reach.  It’s a majestic setting with inspiring views of the high peaks around the Leadville area.

 59 Jacksons Path
When analyzing the attributes of 59 Jackson’s Path, an estate in the Vail Valley, in my opinion, this home stands completely alone.
First of all, the homesite is breathtaking. The 5 acres encompasses diverse terrain including gently rolling meadows covered with wildflowers and unique lava rock outcroppings. The northern section is dominated by towering pines reminiscent of a National Park. And the views are massive, sweeping south to the Sawatch Mountain Range and west capturing breathtaking sunsets over The Flat Tops and Castle Peak.
59 Jacksons Path
The home was designed by an internationally-renown architectural team from LA, Ro-To, who also designed the first World Trade Center. The interior finishes are unmatched with massive, hand- selected log columns, a floating staircase, honed granite, custom walnut cabinetry, Viking and Sub Zero appliances,electronic shades, fiber optic lighting and a powder room and master bath painted by Briton.
59 Jacksons Path
The exterior is unique as well as stunning with wood siding made from a dismantled barn, built in 1800, that was found in Glenwood Springs. The sod roof with sprinkler and drains is eco-friendly and a show stopper! There are also 5 exterior stone terraces with snow melt, landscape lighting, outdoor speakers that look like small boulders and a free form stone hot tub that is without peer!
59 Jacksons Path
And the floor plan is unique, yet practical. The generous entry invites you in to explore the home further. Soaring thirty foot plus ceiling with vertical, as well as horizontal, banks of windows wrap around the great and hearth rooms which is overlooked by the raised kitchen. The private dining room looks south across a patio to the mountain peaks beyond. Two spacious guest suites above share huge covered viewing deck while two additional west facing suites enjoy sunset terraces. The grand master is a home of its own with stone fireplace, wet bar, two decks, electronic shades, built in desk and closet of monumental proportions. And the spa bath is a masterpiece with iconic views from the expansive bath, floor-to-ceiling glass shower, and even the potty room! The cozy family room offers stone fire place, wet bar with refrigerator, sound system and access to the one of a kind hot tub.
59 Jacksons Path
And this is why 59 Jacksons Path is the ultimate Vail Valley home.
For more information on this home please visit:
And for more information on Vail Valley real estate please contact me at 970.376.5417 or
Suzi Apple

Aspens are slower to turn here than in Summit County this year, but there is already some good color.  Peak color should be next weekend unless weather changes substantially.  It should be a great time to come up and check out that real estate you’ve been thinking about buying (subtle right?).  Oktoberfest (aka October Fest) cranked up in Vail Village yesterday after being in Beaver Creek and Lionshead previous weekends.  The crowd was great, as were the music and brats and other varieties of European cuisine.  Todays crowd should even be more festive.  The Music Pavalion is just up the street from our Vail office.  I could hear (and feel) every um-pah-pah yesterday (and again today and tomorrow I’m sure).  Snow fell yesterday on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.  Ski Season can’t be too far away.

Big topics lately in the Vail Daily have been the new Vail Golf Course Clubhouse and the underpass to be constructed between the West Vail and Main Vail exits.  The under construction single family property just above the Vail Golf Course asking $15,000,000+ just went under contract this week.  Properties on the bus route in Vail can be purchased for under $300,000.  The Latin Festival is also happening now in Nottingham Park in Avon (Headline article in todays paper).  The Denver Broncos performed a Houdini and escaped the clutches of the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead in Kansas City on Thursday.  Great game.  Peyton looked much better than in week 1 putting some zip on the ball and hitting some key passes downfield.  Maybe the rust is coming off or he is becoming accustomed to the receivers or his arm and body are just still active enough.  He definitely has the mind for the game.

It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob Essin; 970-376-4484


Occasionally in life that one property comes around that you need to just take a second look. It is not always the first impression that jumps out at you, but the subtle nuances that are easy to skip over that make the real difference.  I have been through this house dozens of times covering countless hours only discover something new each time.

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With a new lower offering price, you should stop by and take another look at everything this charming home has to offer…you might just be surprised.

I am having an open house on September 19, 2015 from 1pm-5pm.

For more information please contact Greg Peterson at 970-331-1333.


Vail, CO

Meteorologists and skiers alike look toward winter with different motivations each year. The former is paid to predict the best and worst for travel, farming, and public services. The latter longs for deep snow to enjoy on his/her favorite runs.

Predictions appears to be united with details showing December 2015-February 2016 temperatures and airflows throughout peak ski season, geographically-speaking.

El Nino 3

In 1953, Hartvig “Hart” Holmberg of St. Paul, Minnesota opened a carpentry and metal shop which produced customized cribbage boards, chess sets and other wood and metal games.  Hartvig became known for his ability to create fine wood products.  Hartvig had a brother named Harry, who was a ski engineer and designer.  They knew that a seamless metal edge ski would revolutionize the ski industry.  After three years of creating and refining, they introduced the first Hart metal-edged ski in 1955.  By the mid-1960’s, the Hart Skis dominated the U.S. ski market with the brand recognized around the world.  Freestyle skiing became a worldwide phenomenon in the 60’s and Hart skis were in the forefront.  The 70’s, 80’s and 90’s saw great Hart U.S. Ski Teams, Olympic and World Cup athletes such as Billy Kidd, Hank Kashiwa, Suzy Chaffee and Jonny Moseley.  Today, the Hart tradition continues not only in Freestyle Skiing, but in all mountain, big mountain and powder skiing too.

Business partners Andrew Soulakis and Mathew Greene, along with a team of investors and owners, acquired Hart Skis and decided to relocate the company to Eagle County.  They hope to revitalize the company.  They have just recently signed Vail native and Olympic moguls skier Heidi Kloser to ski Hart skis.  Kloser said the shape of the ski helps with carving and it’s a really fun ski to ski around the mountain on.  Hart Skis is hoping to re-capture the fun aspect of the sport again.

Gondala Club

A skiers’ dream in the heart of Vail Village, the Vail Gondola Club provides a slope-side retreat complete with luxurious hearth room & lounge, ski valet, equipment storage, beverage service as well as daily continental breakfast & aprés ski.

The best value in a Vail mountain club, the Vail Gondola Club is located just steps away from Vail’s new Gondola One on the slopes.

This handsome space offers a warm, welcoming retreat with extraordinary service, stunning views and exceptional access to both the village and mountain – not to mention the amazing summer events at the Club and in Vail Village.

All of Vail Gondola Club’s members will enjoy this home away from home, to share with the company of family and friends for years to come.