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Vail gets hit with a spicy taste of New-Orleans-style fun as CarniVail returns this weekend! Those in the Vail Village will enjoy Mardi Gras festival and all the Cajun fixin’s from a legendary craw-fish boil to the Fat Tuesday Parade and street shenanigans!

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Below is the list of CarniVail’s events!

Saturday, February 25

World’s Highest Low-Country Crawfish Boil at Eagle’s Nest
Noon–2:30pm

  • Menu: Combo plate with crawfish, sausage, corn, new potatoes, gumbo, etouffee, king cake, hurricanes and beer specials
  • Live music by Johnny Schlepper & Friends

Bud Light CarniVail Party at Express Lift

3–6pm

  • Bud Light beer and other draft beer specials
  • Après drink & food specials like chicken wings, Colorado sausage platter, cheese curds and more
  • Great giveaways
  • Live music by Dave Estes

Sunday, February 26

Mardi-Gras at Mid-Vail

Noon–3:00pm

  • Menu: New Orleans Style Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Beignets
  • Live entertainment from The Sessh

Bud Light CarniVail Party at Express Lift

3–6pm

  • Bud Light beer and other draft beer specials
  • Après drink & food specials like chicken wings, Colorado sausage platter, cheese curds and more
  • Enter to win a Bud Light cruiser bike

“Fat” Tuesday, February 28

Après Party at Express Lift
Vail Village, Base of Gondola One
2:30-4:30pm

Après Party at Tavern on the Square
Lionshead, Base of Eagle Bahn Gondola
3:30-4:30pm

 

 

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Enjoy!!! Pop into our Vail office located above the International Bridge in the Sitzmark building! For more information on fun events in Vail Village contact me, Maxine@GatewayLand.com 

 

Great news Winter adventurers…Vail Resorts just made their expansion official this past Tuesday to Vermont, Stowe Mountain. Pass holders can enjoy this great escape next season as it will be included in the pass holder boundaries.

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Vail Resorts deal with Stowe Mountain in Vermont includes mountain operations including skier services of food, retail and rental operations. The lift ticket offices and ski school facilities are also included in the deal. So you’ll feel at home in Vermont as you do in Colorado!

For more information on what’s new and exciting in and around Vail Valley please contact me at, Maxine@GatewayLand.com

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Learn more about the history behind the most popular trails and slopes of Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek Resort at the Vail Public Library tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. Local historian Greg Earle will explain Eagle County’s history and share the historical background of certain Vail and Beaver Creek slopes and their connection to the Ute Native Americans who occupied the valley before the 1840s. This presentation is part of this year’s One Book One Valley programming, with themes drawn from the 2017 Community Read selection “The High Divide,” by Lin Enger. For more information, visit onebookonevalley.com.

 

For more information on local happenings in Vail feel free to contact me here at, Maxine@GatewayLand.com 

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The Real Estate Market finished strong in 2016 according to Land Title Guarantee Company.  There were 2,048 sales in 2016 which was a 1% decline from 2015.  The total sales volume was $1,957 billion which was also a 1% decline from 2015.  Eagle County has not exceeded $2 billion in a year since 2008.

Inventory remains fairly low especially in the price of $1 million or less and most buyers are local residents.  There is roughly a 6 month inventory in the $1 million or less priced homes which is a sign of a balanced market.  The most expensive home sold in Vail for $23 million which closed in January.  It was on the market for approximately 2 years.  The highest priced overall sale was $121 million which was the Four Seasons Vail.  The average price of a residential sale in Eagle County was $970,184.  Vail Village had the highest price per square foot for a single family home at $1,786 and the state with the most buyers came from Texas.

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

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The Burton US Open Snowboard Championships returns to Vail February 27 – March 5 with over 100 of the world’s best riders competing for days of intense and progressive riding!

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Beyond the competitions, be sure not to miss the USO Sponsor Village with LOTS of free giveaways at Golden Peak. If you can’t make it to spectate this incredible events, don’t worry… The Solaris right in the heart of Vail Village will be airing the competitions with live feeds on huge television screens. \

Transportation; if you are relying on local free rides in and out of the Village be mindful that there may not be as reliable transportation as there usually is in the Vail Village due to large crowds and event placement.  Good news; weather is supposed to be AMAZING therefore making foot travel super advantageous! As always and especially with fun busy events in Vail DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. There’s always a safer, easy way to get around town! Also, where else could you possibly need to be other than Vail Village?!

Olympic Medalists such as Mark McMorris, Kelly Clark, Ayumu Hirano, Jamie Anderson and many more will battle it out to make snowboarding history in 2017. Burton continues to partner with us here in the Town of Vail for it’s fourth consecutive year to bring the best competitive snowboarding event in the world to Golden Peak! Keep posted to our blog to check out the incredible music acts that will be here in Vail to enjoy the fun!

For more information on Real Estate in the Vail Valley please contact me, Lai at Lai@GatewayToVail.com or 970-471-2207

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Our lovely local neighbor in Edwards at the Riverwalk is celebrating 20 outstanding years of business! If you haven’t ventured over to The Bookworm you’re missing out on a local gem! You’ll find the latest heart warming novels, cutesy local Colorado made gifts and a delicious menu of breakfast and lunch options.

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Founded in 1996, The Bookworm of Edwards started in a van. Kathy Westover would travel between coffee shops selling new books to down-valley readers. The next summer, she partnered with former bookkeeper Neda Jansen to open an actual bricks-and-mortar bookstore in November 1997. The Bookworm drastically jumped in size from the back seat of a van to 700 square feet.

So the next time you’re in The Riverwalk pop into Gateway Real Estate and introduce yourself to one of our awesome local brokers! Then you can prowl across the street and enjoy the wonderful surroundings of Vail Valley’s independent bookstore, The Bookworm.

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Starting today you can easily commute from the mile high city to the mountains smooth and efficiently throughout the weekend! The Snowstang is an extension  of the transportation department’s popular “Bustang” bus service.  Since the widely acclaimed Bustang service has been a hit, the transportation unit decided since weekend traffic can be so hectic that offering a weekend service; the Snowstang would be equally efficient and popular.

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This weekend launches the first of a two-weekend trial run of bus service between the Denver area and six mountain resorts, including Vail. The second run is the weekend of Feb. 25.

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$60: Round-trip ticket to Vail on the new “SnowStang” bus.
$25: Cost for between four and 24 hours of ski-season parking in a Vail Parking Structure.

For more information: Go to https://www.codot.gov/travel/bustang.

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate trends please contact me; Lai, Lai@GatewayToVail.com OR call me at 970-471-2207

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I just bought my Aspen Santa Fe Ballet tickets, have you? If you haven’t, don’t worry there are still tickets remaining and available at Vilar Preforming Arts Center in Beaver Creek.
Image result for vpac beaver creek coAspen Santa Fe Ballet performs a diverse repertoire; with numerous guest collaborators that enrich the heart of this dance companies foundation of expertise dancers. For nearly twenty years (and counting) Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has been traveling within the country maintaining a strong, fierce reputation. ASFB doesn’t let the boarders of this country stop them as they have embarked on many out of country expeditions and tours as well as participating in world rewound dance workshops and concerts.

As it’s company name may suggest, ASFB derives  from a dual set of home base cities; Aspen, tucked away in the great Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau.  Given their shared home towns so to speak, ASFB indulges in both settings absorbing all that their environments have to offer as if they’re yearning for local inspiration…it surely comes across vividly in their live shows.

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In exactly two weeks from today ASFB will be gracing Vail with their February 22, performance over in Beaver Creek.  At 7:30PM be prepared to sit comfortably at the Vilar Performing Arts Center as you sit back in awe of athletic, virtuoso dancers take the stage in demonstrating exquisite contemporary ballet technique.  Great and fun for the entire family!

For more information on great happenings in wonder Vail please feel free to contact me, Maxine@GatewayLand.com or please pop into our Vail Village office located near the international bridge and I can introduce you to one of our many awesome local brokers

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Vail has so much beauty and family fun activities to offer but if you ever feel like taking a scenic drive to check out a super neat little mountain town; well then a day trip to Red Cliff just might be your speed.

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As you leave Vail and hop on Highway 70, exit at  Minturn/Leadville…blink and you’ll miss the sweetness of the cute local shops Minturn has to offer.  Cruising up Highway 24 is breathtaking and travelers can usually pull off on the side to embrace this glorious nature.

Now there may not be much to do in Red Cliff but what you CAN do is wildly fun!  From kind folks to friendly roaming dogs – your sure to see a lot of smiles in Red Cliff, where life is a little slower and simpler.  As you enter town, take your second left onto Water Street, (follow signs for Shrine Pass) less than a mile down the road you’ll come across a magical snow covered yurt! This yurt holds a lot adventure! If you haven’t been greeted by welcoming faces step inside and meet locals that can’t wait to share with you their happy place!

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Colorado Backcountry Rentals is THE premiere snowmobiling rental company! The staff is extensively educated not only on the safety side but the mechanical side as well.  CBR maps out the coolest trails for ultimate fun for the entire family!  Whether you are a beginner or advance snowmobile enthusiast there are routes and options for everyone!  Prefer to not drive? Hop on back of your friends and enjoy heated hand rests and pow filled adventure! CBR offers a variety of options for those interested in snowmobiling such as style of snowmobile and the duration of your time exploring. A group of friends and I just indulged in renting from CBR and had an absolute blast! It’s wild how quick 3 hours can fly by when you’re laughing the entire time and taking in such epic sights!

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After hours of exhilarating can’t stop smiling snowmobiling riding you’re sure to have worked up an appetite. And being that you’re higher in elevation then Vail, keep hydrated! So head on into Mangos Mountain Grill and let your taste buds now do the exploring… With daily specials and delicious favorites Mangos is sure to fill your belly! Perhaps you’ll even catch me sitting at the end of the bar swapping stories with friends!

It’s nice to slow down every once and again, so treat yourself to a day trip in Red Cliff that you’ll never forget!  For more information on “to-dos” in and around the Vail Valley pop into our Gateway Real Estate office in wonderful Vail Village. Come say hello!

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Here in Vail you don’t have to wait until Friday to indulge in the many tasty treats and spirits offered in the Village…. because every day is Friday in paradise! 

So let’s apre ski!

One of my favorite post ski spots is Vail Chophouse! The grand windows make for beautiful natural light plus views of the wondering Vail mountain; while live music accompanies you as you wine and dine with friends.

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Bart & Yeti’s is an awesome local spot where you’re sure you bump into your buddies!  This down to earth vibe is comfortable not to mention B&Y is a staple in Lionshead.

Just steps away from the Eagle Bahn Gondola over in Lionshead Tavern on the Square could be Vail’s #1 apre ski spot!  With incredible views of the Mountain on the patio there is no bad seat in the house!

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Speaking of fabolous outdoor seaking…The Red Lion is a happenin spot for post ski treats. Located at the top of Bridge Street the tradition ski bar setting inside is very cool!

Well, I’ve officially made myself hungry and thirsty by sharing these awesome local spots with y’all… Hope to see you around town! Cheers!!

For more information on what’s going on in the Vail Valley pop into our Vail Village office, located near the international bridge and come in and say hello!

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