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Just a few miles from Vail and Beaver Creek ski slopes is a gorgeous, breathtaking community called  Cordillera Summit. It sits on top of the world, overlooking Colorado vistas and valleys beyond. And in this neighborhood is an exquisite home: 73 The Summit Trail.

73 The Summit Trail

An arched stone entry way ushers you into this magnificent 7 bedroom, 9 bathroom, 6,635 square foot estate overlooking sweeping Colorado vistas. The great room is adorned with banks of glass that capture magnificant views to the Red and White Mountains, the Gore Range, and Game Creek Bowl. The gourmet kitchen offers 2 islands; the main level master features a fireplace and spa bath; 2 handsome studies provide the ulimtate privacy; an expansive family room boasts a stone fireplace, large wetbar and elegant wine cellar. The unparalleled outdoor living includes a large wrap-around deck and lower level stone patio with waterfall and hot tub. A short walk to the Summit Fitness Center, pool, hot tub and Pickle Ball courts!


If you are interested in a private tour of 73 The Summit Trail please contact me at 970.376.5417. If you are curious about Vail Valley property, or would like to browse the entire Vail MLS, visit: GatewayToVail.com


Suzi Apple, 970.376.5417  /  Apple@GatewayToVail.com  /  SuziApple.com

If you are familiar with the wonderful Vail Village in the Winter  then you may be familiar with it’s tricky seasonal parking…

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This season the town of Vail is now offering a variety of five parking pass options to locals.  Now is the time folks before we get a powder day and you’re running late to work….

All you need is proof of employment, residency or property ownership…Value card holders from previous seasons are encouraged to pop by the Municipal Building to activate new cards.

Vail Transit has added serivce to West Vail, East Vail, Sandstone, Golf Course and Lionshead loop routes to help commuters in the early Winter season.  Come Friday the full Winter transit schedule will be in affect!

Safe Travels everyone!

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For more information on Vail Transit please visit HERE

For more information on the Vail Valley real estate market please contact me at Lai@GatewayToVail.com


Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and popularize philanthropy that is honored on Tuesday December 6th.  There are many local Eagle County non-profits that are looking for support this year.  Huge thank you to Community First Foundation Colorado Gives Day encourages charitable giving by providing clear, detailed and up to date information about Colorado non-profits and an easy way to support them online.  This is a fantastic way to stay connected here in our beautiful state and if you’re like me and frequently ask yourself, “What more can I be doing?” Well, here ya go!

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Donations can be made possible through ColoradoGives.org
ColoradoGives.org serves as the platform for donors to learn about support non-profits and make online donations on Tuesday December 6th!


For more information on getting involved in our community or general Vail Colorado real estate inquires please contact Lai at 970.471.2207 Lai@gatewaytovail.com 


Homes are selling! And selling in locations that have been sluggish to sell…

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Buckle up if you’ve been on the ride that is the real estate market here in Vail Valley…

Currently the market is hot here! Fairly, and honest priced homes are moving faster then ever right now. The crucial key to these homes moving is pricing! 

Down valley have generated more sales then surrounding area such as Beaver Creek, Edwards, Avon etc (up Valley). The Eagle market, along with the rest of the Down Valley is as busy as it’s been in years. The idea is that when the home is priced right, it will sell. Reason for such activity is that homes priced in the $500,000.00 are being sold quick simply  there is not enough inventory in that price range.

Long time local realtors here in the Valley are expressing that while homes are selling there still seems like the need for more housing opportunites. Offering a diversity for potential home owners makes for more colorful communities here.


NOW is the time to sell, please contact me, Lai White at 970-926-6777  or  970-471-2207 OR bonglai@aol.com


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The real estate market continues to move up in the Vail Valley, Colorado

SOLDS – 8 properties, price ranging from $6500- (partial ownership in Beaver Creek) up to $2.55M (new development in Edwards).

UNDER CONTRACT – There are 11 new Under Contract properties ranging from $294K to $710K.

PRICE REDUCTIONS – 5 properties, price drops from $25K to $100K with an average of $74,750 per property.

NEW LISTINGS – Sellers continue to come to market with 10 new Listings, these include Partial Ownership, Residential, and Commercial ranging from $479K up to $2.85M

If you have been considering getting involved in this market as either a buyer or seller, it may still be a good time.  Need help?  I will gladly offer my knowledge and talents.  May I suggest you read through my Bio accessed from the Gatewayland.com Website at the bottom click on our people and look for Dean.  There you can read why you should consider me to help you!

Thanks.  Dean Quint

It is a good time to make an offer on a property in the Vail, Colorado.

Today alone there are 11 price drops on various properties.  There have been additional price drops in previous days.  What this potentially means for you as a buyer is the ability to get into a property for less than what you may have previously thought.

There may be motivated sellers out there and this could be your change to take advantage of it.

Don’t wait, contact me today and I will help you find the property you want and make an offer!

To search the entire Vail MLS visit: GatewayLand.com

For any questions about the Vail Valley or Vail Real Estate, please contact me: Dean Quint  313.600.8330

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You could not do this today – The story of a humerus surgery.

For many people in Vail the relaxed lifestyle has been one of the major attractions.  We take our work and responsibilities very seriously, but we are not tense about life.

The Vail Valley Medical Center is one of the best medical facilities available anywhere, and people come from all over the world too be treated, especially for orthopedic needs.

An episode in the Vail Valley Medical Center several years ago illustrates what was then a more relaxed attitude – not about the medical treatment – but about events preceding treatment.

A local Vail resident, who was and still is a world-class athlete, in summer as well as winter activities, was in need of surgery on his leg.  He was apprehensive, having never had any major medical problems.  He confided to some of us at the real estate office where he worked that he had dreamed that one of us was his surgeon.  He nervously laughed as he told us, but our reaction was instant.

Fast forward to the day of surgery:

The surgeon was a friend and agreed with our plan.  When our friend was given preliminary sedation and placed on the table to be rolled into the operating room, he was taken not to the prepared and sterile room, but to another room.  Three of us were gowned up and waiting for the patient.  He was told there were some surgeons visiting from Australia, and asked if they could observe the procedure.  He was a bit lightheaded and agreed.  As he lay waiting for the sedation to take effect the three visiting surgeons began to bend over the table and stare at him very closely.  He began to feel uncomfortable, so we pulled down our masks and assured him that this was our first surgery so we would be very careful.  We also told him we would save him a lot of money for the surgery,

He sat straight up, looked at us, rolled his eyes back in his head and went right back down on the table.  He was, of course, then properly prepared and taken to the correct room for surgery –  without the visiting surgeons.  The doctor was literally doubled over laughing, as were some of the other surgical staff.  One person was, however, not at all amused – the chief surgical nurse (Shades of Hot Lips Hooihan?)

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Thanks to the professional staff and excellent doctor the patient came through with flying colors,  but I doubt if that procedure will ever be repeated…


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For more information regarding Vail Valley medical facilities, or about real estate in the Vail Valley, please contact Don Galgan:  970-331-4190, or dhgalgan@yahoo.com.

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After a good year for business in 2014, the local construction industry keeps momentum in 2015. Both residential and commercial projects dominate skylines and home neighborhoods, with the cranes working on the Strata project in Lionshead. There was a time when the building cranes were so numerous in Eagle County they were referred to as the new “State” bird.


Other projects of note include a new Marriott Residence Inn to be built on the old Roost Lodge site, and improvements at Ford Park and Vail.Resorts has suspended plans for the $2B EverVail project, citing cost overrun expectations. New construction energy has expanded employment opportunities for both subcontractors and laborers….good news for the valley.







Today the “Road to Sochi” began right here in Vail Village outside of my Gateway Land & Development office! As the tents started to go up, the flow of foot traffic began to slow down with curiosity. I, myself, found it irresistible to go and explore.

What I discovered were tents that individually captured different Olympic Sports. For example, there is a hockey net set up with a plastic construct that had wheels attached to lock your feet into. That way children (and adults) can get a feel for playing hockey. There are simulator’s for speed skiing and finally my favorite to watch and what looked to be the most fun the Luge. The Luge was especially fun because with each participator the crowd was left to wonder how many would come to a stop. There was but one young man that seems responsible for the safety landing of the Luge participants.

Right in the center of these events are many of Vail’s finest properties. Two that are available right now are Robert Schilling’s (contact: robfromvail@gmail.com) 1) Vail Core #4 – this is a studio plus loft (whole ownership) for $610,000 and 2) One Willow Bridge (Fractional) with stunning finishes, new amenities, and 24 hour concierge service for $405,000 for 7 weeks/year.

To get more information about Vail Properties please visit our website www.gatewayland.com


Located in the middle of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Beaver Lake Estates is 7 miles south of Leadville, Colorado off of highway 24. Leadville is a former silver mining town that lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River offering numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation such as skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing and camping. The closest ski area is Ski Cooper which is about 10 miles from town but Vail, Beaver Creek and Copper Mountain are a short 45 minute scenic drive.

2564 Empire Valley Drive is a spectacular 2.008 acre lot located at the top of the Beaver Lake Estates development.  This lot offers privacy and is heavily treed with aspens and pines.  Reduced to: $53,900

41 Rock Circle is a stunning home site that is 3.85 acres featuring breathtaking views of Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert.  This lot also includes a well and the driveway has already been cut in.  Offered at $80,000.

Beaver Lake Estates is the perfect place for a weekend cabin or full time residence as it is accessible year round.  Beaver Lake Estates has some great community amenities that include a clubhouse, 3 rental cabins, a horse corral for short term boarding, two private fishing lakes filled with trout and it’s surrounded by National Forest.

For more information on these lots or other Vail Valley real estate properties please feel free to contact me at:  betsy@gatewayland.com.  Please visit our website at: GatewaytoVail.com