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Monthly Archives: December 2016

I hope you all had a wonderful christmas! if you are wondering what the best way to dispose of your christmas tree and/or lights, there are several options available in the valley. Both Vail and avon will provide curbside collection of christmas trees through the date of Jan. 31. If yoru are a resident of gypsum you may take your christmas tree to Gypsum Sports Complex parking lot. Both the town of Eagle and the town of Minturn will host a christmas tree bonfire on Jan. 6. One will be hosted at the eagle lions club and the other will be hosted at Little Beach Park.

Also, Holy Cross Energy consumers can receive up to $100 in rebates for recycling working incandescent holiday lights. You may receive a $2 rebate per strand if you separate strings and drop them off during regular business hours at one of the three Holy Cross locations in Avon, Gypsum or Glenwood Springs, or at the town of Gypsum Community Development Office by Jan. 15.

For specific information, community members should contact their local jurisdiction: Vail at 970-479-2158; Red Cliff at 970-827-5303; Minturn at 970-827-5645; Avon at 970-748-4118; Eagle at 970-328-6678; Gypsum at 970-524-5024; the Eagle County Landfill at 970-328-3470; or the Pitkin County Landfill at 970-429-2885. For questions about recycling light strands, contact Mary Weiner at 970-947-5432.

I hope everyone has an amazing New Year!

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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! 

All Vail property owners, here is a reminder of a few requirements for short term rentals! First off, all rental advertisements should include the town of Vail sales tax account number. Further more, effective Jan. 1, 2016, all short term rental properties in Vail renting more than 14 days per year are required to obtain an annual business license from the town regardless of the location of the business management office.

“Property owners in Vail are reminded of previously adopted requirements for short term rentals. These include a requirement to post the town of Vail sales tax account number in all advertisements of those rentals. Also, effective Jan. 1, 2016, all short term rental properties in Vail renting more than 14 days per year are required to obtain an annual business license from the town regardless of the location of the business management office.”

For two or fewer rented units, the cost is $150. For any greater than two units, the cost is $325. If located in Zone 1, $17 per unit. If located in Zone 2 $12.75.

All short term rentals less than 30 consecutive days are subject to sales and lodging tax. Total sales and lodging taxes of 9.8 percent should be remitted to the appropriate taxing entities (Town of Vail 4 percent sales tax, State of Colorado 2.9 percent sales tax and 1.4 percent lodging tax; Eagle County 1.5 percent sales tax).

I hope this information may help anyone renting or planning to rent, thank you for reading and Happy Holidays!

For assistance in creating an account with the town, please contact Gary Hartley at 970-479-2324 or

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Beaver Creek

Vail and Beaver Creek are the home of the two most popular ski resorts in Colorado.  Beaver Creek’s motto is “Not Exactly Roughing It” which tells you there are a lot of activities to check out while visiting Beaver Creek.

  1. Cookie Time:  At 3 pm daily at the base of the Centennial Express Lift in Beaver Creek, look for the guest services employees in red with chef hats for fresh out of the oven cookies served on silver platters.
  2. See a show at the Vilar: This is a 535 seat theatre that presents a variety of performances including Broadway musicals, concerts, and family entertainment.  Check the website for this winter’s performance line up:
  3. Mountain Guide:  Set aside time with a mountain guide who will tailor the day for your and perhaps show you areas of the mountain that you have never experienced before.
  4. Mountain Top Dining:  Take a starlit sleigh ride to one of three mountain top dining locations; Beano’s Cabin, Allies Cabin and Zach’s Cabin.
  5. Beaver Creek Village: Enjoy the world class shopping and dining.  The central ice skating rink is the most iconic in Beaver Creek.
  6. Candy Cabin:  The vintage style ski in/ski out candy store at the top of Strawberry Park Express Lift (#12) offers popular favorites as well as special treats you only can get at the Beaver Creek Candy Cabin.  5th generation candy maker, Michael Mortz Jr. offers high quality wax free chocolate from his company, Colorado Candy.
  7. Thursday Night Lights: Every Thursday from mid-December through March, the sky lights up with fireworks over Centennial Express Lift.
  8. Don’t Miss These Runs:  Green:  Visit the top of Beaver Creek; Blue:  Rose Bowl is an unforgettable experience with wide open terrain and gorgeous views.   Black: Take at least one run down President Ford, his favorite run on the mountain.  Double Black: Test your skills on the Birds of Prey and you will find fun, tough terrain on Grouse Mountain.
  9. White Glove First Tracks and the Snow Refresh:  This program coordinated by our snow surface experts, includes a series of dedicated snowmaking machines that fan a light continuous dusting of snow a top of perfectly groomed trails, such as Centennial, Red Tail and Gold Dust.
  10. Events:  Beaver Creek’s events quickly become traditions from Cookie Competition, to Christmas Tree lighting, World Cup with Birds of Prey.  Check the website for a full list:

For more information on what’s happening in the Vail Valley, please feel free to visit our website:

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• Free parking along the North Frontage Road across from the West Vail Mall is available daily throughout the season from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. with easy access to the bus stop. Additional free parking is available on selected days at Donovan Park, 1600 S. Frontage Road. Visit for availability.


Never drink and drive. Enter after 3 p.m. and retrieve your vehicle from the structure by 11 a.m. the next day compliments of the town of Vail. While this service is available for exceptional circumstances, please remember to plan ahead and ride the bus, take a taxi or have a designated driver.

• Parking along the South Frontage Road will be available when the two parking structures are full. Watch the variable message signs for updates.


• Leave your car at home and ride the bus. Vail has added additional outlying morning buses and additional outlying evening buses to supplement the scheduled routes. ECO regional transit is running its winter schedule as well.

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With Christmas just around the corner we are all scrambling to get holiday cards out, presents wrapped and shipped and plan for houseguests.  Add holiday decorating to the list and you have some serious stress in the making.

A few simple ideas can transform your home for the holidays.  According to Real Simple magazine here are a few easy steps:  For a joyful staircase, attach your holiday cards that you have received on a long string with clips and then run the string up your staircase, creating a fun display of your cards.

Use candles to set a seasonal mood.  Clear off an end table and place of cluster of contemporary candlesticks and glass votives on it.  You can add colorful glass ornaments which will make the display pop.

Inject personal style by turning a bare windowsill into a stylish nook in no time by filling glass jars of varying heights and shapes with left over glass ornaments for a dramatic high impact display.

For modern simplicity: A gorgeous mirror gets a charming border from decorative golden deer and white stockings which accentuates the breathtaking white mantel in a living room.

Holiday window treatments come in all shapes, sizes, and textures.  A dangling ornament in the center of the wreath gives the right amount of pop to his decorative piece.

For a show stopping table arrangement, fill a glass hurricane lamp with an assortment of holiday glass ornaments and surround it with lush greenery.

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Gateway Real Estate would like to wish everyone a Very Happy Holiday!






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.

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


  • 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.


  • 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


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


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

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: or 970-479-2344.

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



The town of Dillon and Miller Real Estate Investments announced that REI, a national outdoor clothing and gear retailer, is expected to move into the old Sports Authority building in Dillon, Colorado.  REI carries many gear and apparel brands as well as their own line of award-winning REI brand of gear and clothing. Whether you are new to the outdoors adventure or a seasoned pro, they have the right gear for the trails, slopes and waterways.

Each year, REI donates millions of dollars to support conservation efforts nationwide and sends volunteers to build trails, clean up beaches, and restore local habitats.  They strive to reduce our environmental footprint.

From backpacking to paddling to yoga, outfit your outdoor activities with the latest gear and clothing from REI.  Summit County is only a half hour away from Vail and it will be great having REI so close!