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40 Elk Track 4 Views

Located in the center of exciting and bustling Beaver Creek, this 3,006 square foot dream home provides everything the discerning buyer is seeking. Completely and beautifully remodeled, the 4 bedroom 4.5 bathroom Beaver Creek 40 Elk Track #4  offers a stunning and gracious living room with rare wood burning fireplace and sweeping views of the slopes.

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The gourmet kitchen overlooks the dining and living areas which open to two separate, outdoor entertaining decks. The master with vaulted ceilings, spa bath and two large closets share grand and sunny views of Beaver Creek mountain. Two spacious ensuite bedrooms have lovely views as well and the fun loft sleeps 4 or more.

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Walk a few steps to access the ski slopes or walk to Beaver Creek and all their fun restaraunts and entertainment. With a two car garage and tons of storage this home truly has everything!

For more information on this Vail Valley home please visit GatewayToVail.com/40ElkTrack and contact Suzi Apple at 970.376.5417 or Apple@GatewayToVail.com

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Nothing says Colorado in the summertime more than lush green grass, mountain air and FREE LIVE music with a Rocky Mountain backdrop. Join us on Wednesdays, until August 9th for a complimentary music experience unlike any other. Taking place at the intimate Creek-side Park, Concerts by the Creek is nestled in the heart of Beaver Creek, steps away from the village core.

Bring the whole family, a blanket and your dancing shoes! Food and drink will be available for purchase at Creekside Park. Gates open at 5:00 PM and the show starts at 6:00 PM. Did we mention that the show is free?

Come one, come all, come rain or shine

 

While you’re in the beautiful Beaver Creek area drive by Settlers Lodge where one of our amazing listings is primly located; 1087 Bachelor Ridge #203.  Settlers Lodge best priced 3 bedroom condo! Call us at our Vail Village location to set up a showing, TODAY!
970-926-6777 OR 970-790-6777

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On Monday, Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners, shake up the ski industry with a deal to buy Intrawest Resorts for $1.5 Billion including debt.  The deal includes Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado, Showshoe in West Virginia and Stratton in Vermont, along with Canada’s  Mont Tremblant, Blue Mountain and Canadian Mountain Holidays, the world’s largest heli-skiing operator based in Banff, Alberta.

It’s a big move for Aspen, which currently operates four resorts in the Roaring Fork Valley; Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass.  The two companies will form a new entity to run the Intrawest resorts.  Aspen’s previous holdings will continue to be manage exclusively by Aspen.  According to the press release, there will not be any changes to the 2017-2018 Mountain Collective Pass, which includes Aspen and Squaw or the M.A.X. pass which includes Intrawest resorts.  But look for a new pass to come out as ski areas view season passes that allow skiing at multiple resorts as a vital business strategy.

Vail Resorts is suddenly facing some new competition in an escalating battle of consolidation.  In the past year, Vail Resorts has spent $1.1 billion for three-quarters of Canada’s Whistler Blackcomb ski area and $50 million for Vermont’s Stowe in an aggressive expansion plan.  The company expects to spend $103 million this year upgrading it’s resorts.  At Vail Mountain, Vail Resorts will replace the Northwoods Express with a six-person high speed chairlift.  At Breckenridge, the Peak 10 Falcon Chair will be upgraded with a six-person high speed chair.  At Keystone, the Montezuma chair will be replaced with a six-person high speed chair and at Beaver Creek, the two-person Drink of Water chair will be replaced with a four person high speed chair.

Vail Resorts also plans to invest $6 million this year 2017 for the Epic Discovery summer activities with the bulk of that being spent at Breckenridge with more modest spending at Vail and Heavenly to expand existing facilities.

Combined skier numbers for Aspen’s four mountains has remained steady around 1.5 million for a few years.  Vail Mountain welcomed 1.6 million skiers in 2015-2016 with Beaver Creek coming in with 919,000 skiers.

 

 

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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Great news for Beaver Creek lift, Drink of Water….Soon renovation begins to cut chair lift times IN HALF as well as add more riders to the lift by making the chair larger!

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Updates to the hill pump up riders as we are all advantageous to get as many turns in on the hill as possible. Vail Resorts is reportedly spending nearly $100 million dollars in the guest experience for the 2016-2017 Winter season.

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For more information on whats happening around Vail contact me, Maxine at Maxine@GatewayLand.com

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate please call our Vail Village office at 970-790-6777

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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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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: www.vvf.org
  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:  www.beavercreek.com.

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

It seems like every season here in colorful Colorado is construction season… Well, no more for this year here in Vail! 

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Winter season visitors can expect a quicker route to Vail mountain with now two lanes available on the North and South Frontage roads here in Vail.  Drivers and motorcyclists please be mindful that this area; although halted construction – is still considered a construction zone so adjust your speed accordingly.  Now there is still work to be done here however construction crews are feeling well accomplished with their work and are determined to finish strong next Spring installing and creating more roundabouts, lighting elements, and curbs. And those that commute into the Town of Vail via Vail Transit – Winter schedules are in session!

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I am a proud Coloradoan knowing our roads are so tended to!

For more information on whats happening in Vail Valley please send me an email HERE or contact me at 970-471-2207

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This Saturday, June 4th Alpine Arts Center is offering a Cocktails & Canvas class at 6:30!

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This Saturday’s guided class will feature acrylic painting of a Mountain Lake. All painting supplies are provided by Alpine Art Center, Beer, Wine and Snacks are available for purchase at the Bar all evening. Relax and explore your creative side with a few friends or meet a few new ones!!   Cheers! 

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Mud season

Rain and Snow Mix for a while this morning after a few days of real nice weather.  Some people call it Mud Season.  The golf course in Vail opened Sunday.  Some of the down valley courses have already been open for a couple of months. 

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The Vail Course‘s new club house with the larger meeting room for bigger weddings (which delayed the beginning of construction for at least 2 years while the neighbors and the Town and the Vail Recreation District and the golfers fought about the larger size and parking and attorneys fees and restrictive covenant, etc.) should be completed in September, and they are already booking weddings.  There has been talk of picketing with signs that promise nothing but bad karma for all the newly weds. 

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 A few Realtors are holding open houses and it is a good time to do property agent tours Vail is not a place where there has been much picketing over the years.  Not even the Ski Instructors at Beaver Creek that had a vote for a Union this past year did much, if any, picketing for it.  Somehow I missed the vote results, but the Vail Daily will probably republish the information in the off season when they can’t find enough other news.  Most of the picketing I’ve seen here has just been people for office holding signs on election days.   A lot of the news this time of year is centered on Construction, Highway information, which restaurants are open in the “off season” and information on graduating offices since not a lot of Buyers and tourists are in town.  Many of the Vail retail owners and workers are on Beaches everywhere.  It is difficult to go to an airport with a beach near it and not run into someone you know from Vail, either coming or going this time of year.

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      ….I’m thinking about a road trip myself!  It’s a beautiful day in Colorado, Bob.

Bob Essin, Gateway Real Estate, gatewaytovail.com, 970-376-4484, vailbob@Comcast.net