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Yearly Archives: 2016

We at Gateway sure love our local eats and one of our favorite restaurants in Beaver Creek is taking under some new fresh ideas!

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Splendido at the Chateau welcomes Italian flavors and seasonings as well as home made Italian breads made fresh EVERY night from their talented in house baker.

Mouthwatering eats featured on their menu include; homemade butternut squash tortellini sprinkled with Amoretti cookies! YUM! The Dakota 21 day dry aged buffalo rib eye is roasted in the wood-fired oven.  Splendido’s Norwegian salmon with horseradish crust and accompanied by cucumber dill salad… and if those dishes don’t make you hungry give a peek at their menu where you can find the right indulgence for you!

Splendido is always serving up innovate pairings and tasty dishes!  This Winter four local piano players will tickle the ivory as you devour your dinner! Entertainment is paired with your dining experience beginning at 7 PM every evening.

For more information on fun where-abouts or our favorite dinning spots please don’t hesitate to call me, Maxine, at our Vail Village office at 970-790-6777

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Northwoods Express is a legendary lift on the front side of Vail Mountain, serving moderate and advanced terrain for wild riders. The new lift will reduce wait times and increase capacity by 25%! The increase will also improve the flow of skiers and snowboarders to Vail’s epic Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin throughout the day, as well as create a better flow of traffic exiting Blue Sky Basin and moving across the mountain at the end of the day.

If you ride as often as I do on Vail’s awesome mountain you can understand my utter excitement for this addition! I feel like this expansion will create more space for riders; as there is more access to terrain via the Northwoods lift #11!

Check out this awesome quote from Doug Lovell – chief operating officer here at Vail Mountain… “The replacement of Northwoods will impact a key area of the mountain, especially at the end of the day, as guests are leaving Blue Sky Basin and making their way west,” said Lovell. “Every time we upgrade a lift at Vail, we are enhancing the guest experience on the mountain, and that experience has been completely transformed since 2007. We are allowing guests more time to explore the terrain and less time waiting in line or riding a chairlift.”

This six-passenger lift to debut during the 2017-2018 winter season. The new lift marks the 10th lift replacement in the last 11 years at Vail.

For more news on what’s happening in beautiful Vail Village come on in our Vail office located near the International Bride!
Maxine@GatewayLand.com 
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Inspired by the Norse goddess of winter, Vail Mountain will host the second annual Skadi Fest. From December 14-16, 2016, female skiers will be treated to customized on-mountain guided experiences with female instructors, evening VIP events, and female-specific ski equipment demos. United by a passion for skiing and the outdoors, Skadi Fest is an event designed by women for women and is offered for any level of skier.
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What a beautiful backdrop of Vail Village to host this awesome event! If you missed out on last nights activities, have no fear there is still SO much fun to be had!

Here are a break down of the on going events….

DEMO/EXPO VILLAGE in Lionshead (8:30am-3:30pm):

  • Unlimited 2017 ski demo’s from 12+ vendors at the Demo Village at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead.
  • Free tips from Vail Ski Pros

GUIDED TOUR EXPERIENCE (8:30am-3:30pm):

  • Tour the mountain with a female instructor who can help you understand what ski works best for you in what conditions while guiding you to the best terrain on Vail Mountain, with the Skadi Vail General Admission Ticket.

SIGNATURE EVENT (6pm-10pm):

  • Wine and cheese pairings at the Grandview Room
  • Raffle of amazing ski and winter gear benefiting Pink Vail
  • Live music from Hardscrabble at the Evergreen Lodge to finish off the night

FRIDAY, DEC. 16

MORNING YOGA (7:30am-8:30am): Stretch out in preparation for a day on the mountain at the Grandview Room. Free of charge, but limited to the first 40 who register. RSVP here.

  • Helly Hansen Base Layer giveaways
  • Lolë yoga mat giveaways

DEMO/EXPO VILLAGE

in Lionshead (8:30am-3:30pm): Unlimited 2017 ski demo’s from 12+ vendors at the Demo Village at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead.

• Ski School guided tour experience (8:30am-3:30pm): Tour the mountain with a female instructor who can help you understand what ski works best for you in what conditions while guiding you to the best terrain on Vail Mountain, with the Skadi Vail General Admission Ticket.

Grab your girlfriends, or your daughter or sister and go out and enjoy all that Vail has to offer!!!! Walk away with great insight on skiing, maybe some free-be’s and a better connection with women that are doing fabulously fierce things!

For more information on what’s happening in our beautiful Vail Village  don’t hesitate to give me a ring @ 970-790-6777
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Paper Lantern Making Workshop

Create your paper lantern at a free workshop in the Community Room at the Vail Public Library with local paper artist Helen Hiebert. Bring your paper lantern to the Winter Solstice Lantern Walk through Vail Village following the workshop. Complimentary LED lights for your lanterns will be provided to those participating in the lantern walk. This sounds like a great family affair; awesome opportunity to get out with your kiddos!
Image result for vails paper lantern project 2016Vail’s Paper Lantern Project invites residents and guests to come together as a community to share holiday spirit and goodwill during this magical time of year. We invite you to build your own paper lantern or participate in a workshop, so you can join the Winter Solstice Lantern Walk in Vail Village on December 21st.

WHEN & WHERE – December 21 @ 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Vail Public Library
RSVP: meppard@vailgov.com or 970-479-2344.

For more Holiday happenings in beautiful Vail Valley please contact me at Maxine@Gatewayland.com  or come visit me at our Vail village location near the International Bridge

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Vail Snow Daze is the largest early-season mountain bash in North America! Vail Village hosts the party beginning tomorrow, December 9th through December 11th.

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Here’s the run down y’all,

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9: Vendor Expo Village

Base of Gondola One in Vail Village, 8:30am-3:30pm

Vail Snow Daze Après Parties presented by Bud Light

Tavern on the Square in Lionshead: live music and $5 draft specials, 3-6pm

Express Lift at the base of Gondola One: $3 Bud Light bottles, 3-6pm

Altitude Club*, Pazzo’s** and Red Lion: 4pm-6pm

*Don’t miss the deals during this time period including $4 Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter and Avalanche Draft and feature a raffle for Avalanche Tickets at Altitude Club
** Pazzo’s will offer $5 Avalanche Draft and Christmas Bottle from Breckenridge Brewery and feature a raffle for a Avalanche Tickets

Free live concert presented by Bud Light 
Solaris in Vail Village: Doors at 5:30pm, show at 6pm

Main act: Michael Franti Trio
Opening act: Turntable Review


Vail Snow Daze After-Dark Parties

Bridge Street Bar:
9:30-11pm
Vendetta’s: 9-11pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10: Vendor Expo Village

Base of Gondola One in Vail Village, 8:30am-3:30pm\

Vail Snow Daze Après Parties 

Tavern on the Square in Lionshead: live music and $5 draft specials, 3-6pm

Express Lift at the base of Gondola One: $3 Bud Light bottles, 3-6pm

Pazzo’s & Vendetta’s: 4pm-6pm

Free live concert presented by Bud Light 
Solaris in Vail Village: Doors at 5:30pm, show at 6pm

Main act: Lettuce
Opening act: Marvel Years

Vail Snow Daze After-Dark Parties presented by Bud Light 

The Altitude Bar & Grill with Down2Funk: 10pm-1am

Bridge Street Bar: 9:30-11pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11: Vendor Expo Village

Base of Gondola One in Vail Village, 8:30am-3:30pm

Vail Snow Daze Apres Parties 

Tavern on the Square in Lionshead: live music and $5 draft specials from 3-6 p.m.
Express Lift at the base of Gondola One: $3 Bud Light bottles from 3-6 p.m.

Enjoy fresh tracks on the mountain and sponsor expo village by day and après parties and free live concerts by night.

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For more information on Vail Snow Daze 2016 email me at Maxine@GatewayLand.com OR pop into our Vail Village office, located at the International Bridge in Vail Village! Walking distance from this weekends events!

 

Happy Wednesday Y’all!

Great news: SANTA WILL BE IN VAIL VILLAGE TODAY !

From 4pm – 8pm in the Vail Village near the ice rink Santa and some of his favorite elf’s will be here in beautiful snow covered Vail to spread Holiday cheer! Fun for the entire family!

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FREE Ice skating begins at 6pm and goes until 8pm! Stick around to ice skate under the stars and beautiful holiday lights that surround Vail Village.

If the excitement of Santa and free ice skating trigger an appetite for you Bol is offering ‘Kids eat FREE‘ with purchase of adult entree to warm ya up!

If you find yourself in Vail Village with some time to kill this afternoon come on by our Gateway office located near the International bridge! I will be here all day with my sweet Akbash puppy. So come in for a warm hot coco and give my puppy some love before you head down to the Holiday Hop!

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Enjoy gathering local hand made gifts and holiday cheer?

Minturn’s annual Winter Holiday Market is nearing beginning on December 3rd  from 10AM until 2PM

Now this small town Holiday market is only open Saturday December 3rd and Saturday December 10th so we at Gateway, (strong supporter of shopping locally)  urge you to check out this great Winter market!

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Located in charming downtown Minturn,only about 6 or so miles west of Vail Valley, the Winter market offers an assortment of edible home baked treats to hand made jewelry, clothing and crafts! Fun family affair that includes toasting s’mores and even a visit by Santa himself!

What a better way to get into the Holiday season then to start December off by shopping for Holiday gifts! Open snow or shine!

Happy Holidays from Gateway!

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The Winter time brings with it a promise of speeding down steep slopes here in beautiful Vail Village! While hugely different in approach, yoga and skiing are in reality hugely complementary. Here in Vail we have many adventure driver residents who thrive on excitement!

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Skiing and snowboarding are a mix of agility and dexterity achieved over time, regardless if our practice is for an entire season or just a weekend holiday squeezed into our busy schedule. While yoga offers a sense of calm, meditative movements facilitated by breath.  And as every annual skier or snowboarder knows we active muscles on the mountain that aren’t always engaged in the “off seasons”.  So let’s be mindful when warming up so we don’t suffer and interrupt our après-ski indulgences….

Here are my favorite asanas for strengthening thighs:

Forward bend: Offers your hamstrings a deep stretch as it loosens the calve muscles – with your weight in the heels exhale fully here and be sure to support yourself with props that allow you completely fold over and out of your hip crease.

Warrior pose: Stretches hip flexors and hamstrings on the back of the legs while activating your feet, ankles, glutes and quads on the front of the leg. For alignment sake, take a peek down at your front bent leg making sure you can see your big toe!

Chair pose: This is a tough one for me but so beneficial, it’s the classic ski and board pose warming up and building strength in the legs.  Try and keep both legs together fully activated while weight is in the heels of the feet, try and lift your toes here to ensure your weight is well spread!

Reclined cobblers pose: very important as it can prevent knee injury when properly executed. This pose improves the flexibility in your inner thighs!

Warming up your hip flexors is vital as we maximize agility here while skiing and snowboarding.  When we build more strength in our hip flexors we are creating a base of equilibrium and muscle foundation which in turn improves the support to our upper body!

Engaging the core muscles of the abdomen enhances good turns on the slopes and alleviates pressure form the knees, protecting the joints from injury.

Asanas for maximizing core strength:

Tree pose: This pose is awesome, engaging the core, quads, calves, ankles and spine while stretching the hip flexors, inner thighs, chest and shoulders.  Not to mention, balance! Tree pose promotes mobility in the hip and knee joints which supports the slick carving and turning we take on top the mountain.

Spinal twist: Improves spine mobility, glute flexibility and outer thigh muscles. Any spirals we create without body serves as a ringing motion that rides our body of toxins. Deep breaths here…

Downward facing dog: I encourage you all to once a day find yourself in downward facing dog – transitioning into plank position is great for building core strength!

With mindful preparation and a bit of patience you will ready to hit the slopes – pain free!

Enjoy y’all!

To get in touch with one of our expert brokers please call 970-926-6777 OR 970-790-6777!

For more tips on yoga come on by Gateway Real Estate’s Vail Village location where you can cozy up with a hot coco or coffee and see the amazing listings we currently have!

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