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That’s right; now we can get our fill on Expert Burger as it’s made Lionshead a new home for their wildly delicious burgers!

Midwestern girl at heart I always enjoy a tasty burger! With great excitement I headed down to Expert Burger’s new location in Lionshead, concert hall plaza area and made myself comfortable on their sunny outdoor deck as I awaited lunch…
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Let me start at the beginning…. Walking through Lionshead there’s a buzz in the air with excited riders, happy tourists, the wagging tails of puppies and the sweet Colorado sunshine above us.  Expert Burger has a great location with cozy seating.   Their menu ranges from classic YUM to exotic, “that sounds so crazy it must be delicious!”  Not a soda drinker? Me either! BUT Expert Burger offers a refreshing selection of Rocky Mountain Soda soft drinks; which are less guilty as they’re not filled with crap! Not to mention the not so traditional soda flavors… So I splurged for an icy cup of black cherry soda pop!  I went ahead and ordered the Meribel on a 100% beef patty!!! This burger comes with brie cheese, bacon and tomato jam.  The flavors threw my taste buds for a loop, not to say I didn’t enjoy it but perhaps next time I’ll order a more classic burger!

Check it out for yourself! Prices are honest, the environment is comfortable and the staff was prompt and kind!

Stay tuned for more news on whats new and happening in the beautiful Vail Valley!

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Gateway Land & Development Vail Village office is located near the Sitzmark building and above the International Bridge.  We’re open from 9AM – 5PM everyday! Please come by and see your local, neighborhood boutique real estate firm.

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Eagle Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin becomes the fifth American to win the overall World Cup globe.  She  joins Phil Mahre,(1981,1982, 1983) Bode Miller (2006, 2008) Lindsey Vonn (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) and Tamara McKinney.   Tamara McKinney was the first American woman to win the overall title.  Mikaela finished a solid 318 points ahead of second-place Iika Stuhec of Slovenia.  Mikaela also clinched her fourth slolom title in five years.  She has 31 career World Cup victories, only two short of tying Bode Miller for second all-time in the U.S. racing history.  Lindsey Vonn is first with 77 wins.  We look forward to watching Mikaela Shiffrin next season!

For more information on what’s going on in the Vail Valley, please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

 

 

 

 

Over the years, being in the real estate business, it’s been fun watching the home design trends change.  Like fashion, home designs change a lot. According to Houzz, these are a few trends you can expect to see in homes in 2017.

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Satin brass finishes have been making a comeback in recent years.  The satin or brushed brass seems to bring a warmer look.

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Hardworking Kitchen Storage Walls are bringing more open space and creates a one-stop hub freeing up the rest of the space for a breezy look.

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White With Off White brings a refreshing look.  Balancing a white palette with a creamy off white and natural linen hues creates a breathtaking look that can be rich with character.

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Splurging in Laundry Rooms – Everyone knows that kitchens and bathrooms get the big remodel budgets but laundry room are now seeing the love.  Design tricks include bringing more light into the room and more storage.

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Outdoor Feeling Indoor Showers – An outdoor shower is highly desirable but it is not practical in most states year round.  Designers and homeowners are looking to intimate courtyards and creative site placement to create bathrooms that connect deeply to the outdoors while still maintaining privacy.

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Abundant Storage– Homeowners have demanded more storage space so newer homes are featuring enormous walk-in closets, spacious dressing rooms and plenty of built in cabinets.  Garage are also getting larger to accommodate the larger SUV’s and all of our gear.

Please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com for information on homes for sale in the Vail Valley.

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Vail Resorts has been working hard to continue to provide their guests with exceptional experiences and build upon the unprecedented value of the Epic Pass with the additional of Whistler Blackcomb and Stowe Mountain Resort for the 2017-2018 winter season.  The Epic Pass now provides worldwide access with 45 iconic resorts.

The price of the Epic Pass will be $859.00 which provides unlimited and unrestricted skiing from opening day to closing day.  The Epic Pass gives full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Park City in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan, Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, Perisher in Australia.  The Epic Pass grants limited access to 30 European ski resorts including Arlberg in Austria, Les 3 Vallees, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; Skirama Dolomiti in Italy and 4 Vallees in Switzerland.  Vail Resorts plans to intergrate Stowe Mountain Resort into its season pass products for the 2017-2018 winter season, subject to the acquisition closing with no restriction dates.

The Epic Local Pass will be $639.00 and you will receive unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood, plus a total of 10 days at Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb with holiday restrictions.  Stowe Mountain Resort will be integrated into the program subject to the acquisition closing.

The Epic 4-Day is a convenient option for a short ski trip.  The pass will be valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Arapahoe Basin and Stowe Mountain, subject to acquisition closing, plus four free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain.  The Epic 4-Day pass is $419.00.

The auto renew program is the most convenient way to automatically renew your season pass every year, guaranteeing the lowest price for next season. Your will receive an email notifying you that its time to renew.  The spring payment is just $49 plus pass insurance if you have selected.  You have the option to cancel with out penalty before March 15.

For more information on ski passes please visit: www.snow.com.  Please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com for more information on what’s happening in the Vail Valley.

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Pink Vail loves you

Pink Vail is the world’s largest ski day to conquer cancer. This year it’s scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2017.  Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way.  People walk, run, grow facial hair and in Vail, we ski.  The goal of Pink Vail is to have fun while raising funds for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center.  100% of the proceeds stay local, benefiting patient care and survivorship programs at Shaw Regional Cancer Center serving residents of Colorado and round the country.

Pink Vail brings together about 3,000 people dressed in Pink on Vail Mountain for an all day event with live music, deck parties, costume contest and the Celebration Ski Down.

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I lost my real estate partner to cancer 2 years ago and his team “Rebel Yell” will be getting together in memory of our favorite Rebel – Judd Babcock.  The “Rebel Yell” team has raised $70,000 in honor and memory of Judd.  You may sign up to join the team or donate at the same time:  Pink Vail.

It’s rare that a small rural, resort town can provide comprehensive care and truly Shaw Regional Cancer Center exists because of the generous donations, passionate volunteers and talented doctors who are dedicated to restoring the health of cancer patients.

For more information of what’s happening in the Vail Valley, please visit our website at:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

The National Weather Service wants everyone to be part of a Weather Ready Nation. With the near return of wildfire and flood season in Colorado the National Weather Service wants to make sure you are weather ready!
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Today, Monday 3/13 is flood watches and warnings; The National Weather Service will discuss flood and flash flood potential in daily hazardous weather outlooks and in the graphical weather story on National Weather Service websites.

Here are two major pointers;

A flood warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported along a river. A flash flood warning means that flash flooding has been reported or is imminent

http://www.floodsafety.noaa.gov/
Colorado Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week continues through this Saturday, see the above link to keep yourself and your families well aware!

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The 14th Annual Vail Film Festival will take place March 30th – April 2nd, 2017 in Vail, Colorado.

Festival activities include film screenings, panel discussions, live music, nightly galas, and the filmmaker reception.The Colorado Film Institute is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to fostering independent cinema. The  Film Institute’s primary initiatives are to promote the art of film by providing a screening platform for aspiring filmmakers and by providing a gathering place for film enthusiasts. Additionally, the Colorado Film Institute fosters new filmmakers by providing education, industry expertise, and industry access. The Colorado Film Institute is proud to stage the Vail Film Festival, a four-day event that enlightens and entertains thousands of film festival attendees and offers a creative outlet to the film world’s newest storytellers and innovators.

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FESTIVAL PASS – $50

Passes will be available for pick-up at festival Will Call at the Cascade Theater starting Thursday, March 30th, 2017.

The Festival Pass allows you access to all film screenings before Individual ticket holders. It also allows access to the Opening Night Film, Closing Night Film, Festival Awards Ceremony, and Closing Night Party.

Hope to see you all there!!!

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For more information on local to-do’s stop by our Vail Village office and say hello! I love meeting new people and sharing all the fun Vail has to offer!

Maxine Pariser
Maxine@GatewayLand.com
970-790-6777

Masters Gallery located in the heart of Vail Village is introducing new artist Teshia and her large scale vivid wildlife paintings to Colorado.  Being a local resident everyday we’re hit with beautiful scenery and if we’re lucky a glimpse at the magical wildlife around the Valley…Teshia’s paintings however, come to life from the canvas and are quite a sight!

Above is is painting titled, “Old Soul”… Teshia’s contemporary paintings are inspired by wildlife of the West.

Here’s what you need to know about Teshia’s local pop-up in Vail 

When: 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4.

Where: Masters Gallery, 100 E. Meadow Drive, No. 27, Vail Village.

Cost: Admission is free; artwork is available for purchase

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For more information on what’s happening in or around the Town of Vail shoot me an email to stay in touch, or pop by our Vail Village office located above the International bridge in the Sitzmark building and say hello!

The 35th annual Burton US Open is in full swing here in Vail Village!  We saw a heated battle at yesterday’s slopestyle semi-finals, and are following it up today with women’s and men’s halfpipe semi-finals. Here’s a review for day three of world-class competition and entertainment…

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Ben Furguson during practice above…

 

Thursday March 2 schedule:

10:00am – Women’s Halfpipe Semi-Finals

11:10am – Men’s Halfpipe Semi-Finals

4:00pm – Pacifico Happy Hour and US Open Broomball Tournament at the Solaris Ice Rink

7:00pm – FREE Live Music at Solaris: Twiddle double set, also featuring DJ Cre8

 

There’s never a dull moment at the Burton US Open. Keep your eyes out for daily updates on the competition, concert and entertainment schedule, live webcast, and all that’s going on this week in Vail, Colorado. See you in the Vail Village! Be sure to pop into our Gateway Real Estate office located above the International Bridge in the Sitzmark building! Happy to send you any information on Vail Valley market trends per request, contact me at Lai@GatewayToVail.com