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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

To browse the entire Vail MLS visit GatewayToVail.com


I am very excited to inform you that Vail has opened its Back Bowls for the 2016-2017 winter season. Portions of the Sun Up Bowl will now be available by taking The High Noon express lift (NO. 5) and the Sun Up Express (NO 9). This makes for 1,285 skiable acres currently available on Vail Mountain. Hope to see you up there, have fun and stay safe!

Below are the current available lifts on vail mountain.

* Gondola One

* Eagle Bahn Gondola

* Avanti Express (No. 2)

* Wildwood Express (No. 3)

* Mountaintop Express (No. 4)

* High Noon Express (No. 5)

* Game Creek Express (No. 7)

* Born Free Express (No. 8)

* Sun Up Express (No. 9)

* Northwoods Express (No. 11)

* Little Eagle (No. 15)

For more information on the Vail Valley real estate market, please contact me at http://lai@GatewayToVail.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


Being a Colorado mover and shaker myself I am itching to see snow fall and get on top of the mountain; thankfully The Bookworm over in Edwards Riverwalk keeps me creative and intrigued with their long list of fun free to-do’s…

The Bookworm not only is conveniently located near across the street to our Gateway Real Estate office in Edwards but they share many options for tasty healthy eats as well as ‘keep you going’ drinks like their americano which is my personal favorite.

This week the Bookworm shares with us the stories of Doug Coombs as he will be live and in the flesh at The Bookworm discussing his life as a legendary extreme skier traveler. If you haven’t picked up the thrilling read, Tracking the Wild Coomba: The Life of Legendary Skier Doug Coombs I suggest you do as it gets readers in the mood for ski season and quiets some of our fears as extreme mountain seekers.

So while we’re still praying for snow take a stroll over to Edwards… Take a browse at the copious listings we have in beautiful Colorado and elsewhere and we invite you to come into our office; sit down with a broker and get those questions answered.  The Bookworm hosts Doug Coombs this Thursday November 10th from 4-6PM

For more information on Vail Valley Real Estate, or to browse the entire Vail MLS, please visit GatewayToVail.com


This is my wonderful friend, competitor and apparently the Easter Bunny, Scot Webster, and his beautiful Wife Erica enjoying, what for them I would assume is, a typical day skiing Vail Mountain!

Scot Webster


How do I know they are skiing Vail Mountain as opposed to Beaver Creek?  I see the stunning Gore Range in the background.! Why do I know they are skiing versus riding?  I see their skiis in the photo!  Why would I write about my competitor of 2 decades on my real estate blog?  Because Scot is a wonderful REALTOR, an honorable competitor and well….he’s just plain FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May you know peace and grace over the Easter Holiday!  Have fun, eat well, tell those you care about that you love them!  And watch for the Easter Bunny!  As you can see from above, you just never know when or where that Bunny will show up!



I am an early bird person by nature but not one to get out of the house early. Big difference! And to  get me at the Vail Mountain Club, one of the Vail Resorts Signature Clubs, at 7 am takes a lot! And First Tracks is just that…a lot of fun, a lot of camaraderie and a lot of great food!


And all the early morning frenzy to leave Cordillera Valley Club in Edwards by 6:30am is worth it! Enjoying the sunrise from the gondola is a spectacular event as it breaks over the Gore Range.


And what a thrill to cruise down a corduroy groomed run awaiting your first tracks! But the real joy is the sumptuous and extravagant brunch buffet awaiting you and your friends at The Tenth restaurant at the top of Gondola One! YUMMY!


First tracks

For more information on Vail Mountain Club, First Tracks, or Vail Valley real estate, please contact Suzi Apple at 970.376.5417.

Ski vacationLarge family ski vacations are the best. However they often mean different thing to different members of the family. Specifically what I’m talking about here is the members who don’t ski and don’t want to! I know it’s hard to imagine but some people have no interest in the big hill. So what to do?   Now, this is the point where  I could go off and list 125 fun things to do in Vail, but I won’t. I have one simple- pure and beautiful answer that works for 95% of people that can walk . “SNOWSHOE ” Thats it, thats all. The odds are overwhelmingly great that wherever you’re staying already has some and if  by some weirdness not, everywhere rents them. Try it you’ll like it. I promise.

Happy trails, DEMETRIUS

For information on the Vail Real Estate market, please contact me at 970.471.4659 or demop57@gmail.com.

To browse the entire Vail Real Estate MLS, visit: GatewayToVail.com


Vail Mountain in winter

Vail Mountain opened today with 1,150 acres, one of the biggest open day with this much terrain in years. The skiers and snowboards started camping out at nightfall last night in an effort to claim first chair of the season at Vail.  The true First Chair award will go to the person that gets to Chair 2 first by way of riding Chair 8.  Vail has replaced Chair 2 Avanti Express to a new six-passenger chair.  The ski conditions are great with Vail receiving 38 inches of snow the month of November with more expected to come today and tonight.  The lifts that opened today were both Gondolas; Gondola One and the Eagle Bahn Gondola, along with Chair 2 Avanti Express, Chair 3 Wildwood Express, Chair 4 Mountain Top Express, Chair 8 Born Free Express, Chair 11 Northwoods, Chair 15 Little Eagle and Chair 7 Game Creek Express.

The last chance for the Epic Pass is available through Sunday, November 22.  The Epic Pass is the best season deal in the industry offering unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Park City in Utah and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe.  For more details visit:  www.epicpass.com.



Vail has invested in some new upgrades and amenities for it’s guests – on and off the slopes. Coming this ski season will be the replacement of the Avanti Express lift (chair 2) with a new high – speed, six passenger chair lift. Avanti Express is a primary lift for the front side of Vail Mountain. Also in Vail and it’s sister Beaver Creek, Vail Resorts will deut EpicMix Time, an app that provides crowd- sourced, real-time liftline wait times. Beaver Creek continues improvements to it’s snowmaking systems to insure good snow even if it hasn’t been plentiful from the sky ! See you on the slopes !!! :)


Vail and Beaver Creek, CO.

September and October brings crowds, brats, German music and beer to both Vail and Beaver Creek. Helmut Fricker, a long time local European character, blows his alpenhorn and plays his accordion as well as he always has in historic Austrian festival garb.

Kids and adults alike come to remember early days of the resorts, when Austrian and German symbolism stood proudly in the architecture, thanks to long-time patrons Pepi Gramshammer, and others.

Improvements to both villages reflect time gone by and financial success through good and bad real estate markets, although skier loyalty to both speak volumes to Winter tradition.