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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.

40 Elk Track 4 Living

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.

40 Elk Track 4 Master

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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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.



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





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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Warm, dry weather has pushed Vail Mountain’s opening to November 25th, 2016 and Beaver Creek’s opening is still planned for November 23rd.  The temperatures have been in the mid-60’s which has made snow making a challenge.  Keystone is still set to open on Friday.  Copper Mountain is also scheduled to open on Friday and Breckenridge will open on Saturday.  There is snow in the forecast for Thursday and colder temperatures.

The Vail Valley Foundation said that the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup race is currently planned to continue as normal which is scheduled for November 29th through December 4th.  They will have more details on the snow control reports on Friday.  Ultimately, it will be up to the International Ski Federation to decide whether to postpone the race depending on the weather forecasts and the snowmaking ability.

We have all been enjoying the warm weather but it’s time for the snow to arrive.  Think Snow!


These amazing words are taken from an article   |   on the Matador Network.  A lover of the English language and a voracious reader, I wonder what these words would look like……if they existed in the English language.  The following words are provocative, interesting and maybe someone should invent them in English!

Here they are:


1. Toska

Russian – Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody or something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”

2. Mamihlapinatapei

Yagan (indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego) – “The wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.” (Altalang.com)

12. Wabi-Sabi

Japanese – “a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay.”

13. Dépaysement

French – “The feeling that comes from not being in one’s home country.”

Bethany Boston-Johnson



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Mike Mueller is the Vice President of sales and marketing for GetOutfitted a company that recently started renting vintage onesies.  “The world has gotten so crazy and fast-paced that I think people long for the good-old days when things were simpler.  A onesie is a time-traveling experience that helps you remember where you came from.”  That is, say, if you are over 50!


Find the perfect outfit at www.retroskishop.com

Rentals start at $36, purchace prices start at $89!




Recently, I flipped open the Vail Daily and read where local Artists had organized themselves in a renewed fashion with a renewed mission as the Vail Valley Art Guild. To my pleasant surprise they had professionally put together the first of what will be many local Gallery Exhibitions in Avon at Chapel Square!  I live atop Avon and put it on my list of errands to do on my day off!  Easy to find, the Exhibit is adjacent to the site of the future Avon Movie Theaters.

I was immediately overwhelmed by the beauty I found inside the friendly doors at The Guild!  Board Member and Curator Kim Foos, was hosting a wonderful exhibition filled with rich western and wildlife oil paintings ~ done by Locals!  As we strolled through this extraordinary exhibit I felt excited about the newer Vail Valley Art Guild and was told that I could join though not an artistic bone exists in my body!  That I might be able to directly support this wonderful organization was wonderful news and I intent to join this week!

Established by local Artists and Art Lovers alike in late 2013, the Vail Valley Art Guild’smission is to promote and foster artistic growth and build awareness of the visual arts in Eagle County through:

  • Fostering an artist community
  • Creating exhibition & gallery opportunities for local artists
  • Sponsoring and participating in art workshops and classes
  • Supporting art education for our youth and underprivileged
  • Building awareness of the artistic talent in Eagle County

An unassuming group of local artists paints the most recent backdrop for the resurgence of art creation and education in the Vail Valley. This new iteration of art culture, aptly named the Vail Valley Art Guild, expects explosive growth as it increases its offering of workshops, education, exhibits and group collaboration for art hobbyists and professionals alike, in locations spread all across the valley.


March: Exhibit themes “Red” and “Side by Side Architecture.”

April: “Birds”

Want to learn more? Visit them at www.VailValleyArtGuild.com

Charmayne Bernhardt’s Work is currently on Exhibit in Avon at Chapel Square through the end of March 2016!  Here are examples of her work below!

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For more information on Vail Valley events and information please feel free to contact me at Bethany@GatewayToVail.com

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This last Wednesday, Vail Resorts revenue gains from the prior year period, in lift-ticket sales, hotel and retail revenue, ski school and dining revenue, nearly 20%. Rob Katz, CEO of Vail Resorts, spoke of lower European resort attendance, given the dollar vs. euro gaps, unfavorable for Europeans.


Other properties, especially Tahoe, in CA, prospered, given the favorable west-coast weather patterns. Perisher, in Australia, a recent VR acquisition, fared well also in 2015, April-October. The World Cup in December was a strong precursor for the opening at Beaver Creek, CO, with strong US results.

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Double digit growth surprised many at the newly-acquired Utah property, Park City, accelerated by an abundance of snow for all. Snow arrival is likened to the farmer/rain equation..without it, Vail Resorts and farmers would be out of business.

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Racers assemble today for training runs on the Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek, attracting crowds, some locals, sponsors, and camera crews for this weekend’s coverage.

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World Cup races signal the beginning of ski season here in Vail and Beaver Creek, with both mountains now open to all.

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