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Vail Valley Property Values Are Ahead of the 2009 Pre-Recession Peak – Vail Real Estate

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 01:43

The latest county-wide real estate appraisal found the total market value of Eagle County real estate jumped 12.9 percent, with residential value jumping 11.4 percent compared to the last appraisal numbers from 2015.  According to Eagle County Assessor Mark Chapin, our real estate values are back to where we were pre-recession.  Our market has recovered.

Residential property values are around $1 billion more than the pre-recession peak, with residential property valued at $31.24 billion in 2009 and $32.39 billion in 2017.  The biggest increases are in Gypsum and Eagle where the affordable housing is supposed to be.  If you can find something between $250,000 and $500,000, that is the area where you will find it.  Properties tend to be closer to the half million mark than the lower price.

As property values go up, so do property taxes.  The property valuation notices will come out later this week.  In Eagle County, 45 percent of residential property value is second homes.  Those properties tend to be worth over $2 million each.  Around 60 percent of Eagle County’s property tax burden will be paid by second-home owners.  High end homes did not see the increases that the local markets did but they did not see their values plummet as hard when the recession hit.  A significant part of the overall property value increase was due to the number of local hotels that sold in Vail, which has not happened in many years.  The Park Hyatt sold for $145 million, the Four Seasons sold for $121 million, the Cascade sold for $90 million and the Vail Holiday Inn sold for $22.4 million.

In Colorado, properties are re-appraised every two years in odd numbered year.  This year’s  appraisal is based on market sales that occurred between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.  Under Colorado’s Gallagher Amendment, residential property taxes are limited to 45 percent of all property taxes in Colorado.  Commercial and every other kind of property cover the other 55 percent.  Eagle County voters have seen a property tax hit from the four tax increases approved last year: Eagle County school district, Eagle County ambulance district, Eagle River Fire protection district and Gypsum Fire protection district.

For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley, please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

Montauk Seafood Grill offers GREAT off season speicals!

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 21:50

 

Montauk Seafood Grill perfectly located in Lionshead Village is offering hard to pass up off season specials!

As seen in their Vail Daily advertising, Montauk is offering 50% OFF ENTREES from 6:00PM to 9:00PM

 

 

Stay tuned to GatewayLand.com blog & news page for great local deals during the off – season!

 

Although undergoing exciting renovations, our Gateway Real Estate office is OPEN during normal business hours (9AM-5PM) during construction!

Let Gateway Lead You Home!

Vail Village Office | 183 Gore Creek Dr Suite #5
970-790-6777

 

5th Annual Melee in the Mountains, this weekend!

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 21:27

Looking for local, weekend fun this weekend for all ages? Check out the 5th annual Melee in the Mountains with the awesome 10th Mountain Division Roller Dolls!

This Friday (April 28th) the fun begins at Dobson Ice Arena! From 5PM – 7 PM local skaters can come by and learn how to jam, shoot the duck, nollie ollie or heel-flip-it.  Feel free to bring from home your skateboards, scooters, inline skates or any set of wheels! This free session Friday gives locals a chance to meet local derby competitors and members or traveling teams. Music will be pumping and even a raffle prize give away(s)!

Pazzo’s Pizzeria in Vail Village (located across the Solairs) will host a meet-and-greet and all are invited for food and drink specials! YUM!

The 5th annual Melee in the Mountains will kick off 10AM this Saturday (April 29th)! The Roller Derby action begins at 10:30AM sharp! Melee in the Mountains is a Women’s Flat Track Derby Association-sanctioned event, it’s sets up competing teams to rank nationally, based on the outcome and score!

After the fun filled tournament head over to the after party at the Altitude Bar and Grill for live music, tasty eats and refreshing beverages! You can mingle with skaters as they’ll be in attendance!

Enjoy local, fun events while the off season is in transition! Gateway Land and Development Real Estate is undergoing a fabulous renovation at our Vail Village location that we are extremely excited about! We are still open during construction so come by!

Colorado Whitewater Rafting Season is Approaching Fast – Vail, Colorado

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 00:05

The 2016/2017 ski season has officiallyclosed in Vail and Beaver Creek.  Vail closed on Sunday, April 23rd.  It’s time to gear up for the summer activities that Vail and Beaver Creek have to offer.  One of my favorite activities in the spring and early summer is whitewater rafting.  The snowpack is a little lower than normal and river enthusiasts are already enjoying the water early this year.  Class I to Class V river trips are available on the Eagle, Colorado and Arkansas Rivers.  Take a day to enjoy the thrills of a half day, full day or multi-day river trip designed for beginner to advanced paddlers.

If you are planning a multi-day trip, Down River Equipment, a rafting retailer in Wheatridge, has some tips for making your trip successful.  First, identify the river which best fits your group.  If you were lucky enough to draw a permit, then you need to build your team, based on experience, group dynamics and willingness to pitch in.  Make a plan to include where to meet and how vehicles will be shuttled.  Make a gear list taking in account weather, activities and class of rapids.  Delegate tasks so that one person isn’t stuck doing everything for the trip.  Make a budget so everyone shares in the cost of food and the river permit.  Plan a menu keeping in mind people’s diet restrictions and limited prep time on the river.  Execute the plan and go with the flow if unexpected obstacles occur.  After the trip is over, clean your gear, return any borrowed gear and refund any left over money.  Share photos and look forward to your next trip.

For more information on activities in the Vail Valley, please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

Vail Valley plans on nearing doubling Summer bus service

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:50

Local bus service will boost on East Vail, Sandstone and Golf Course lines this Summer in a test that parallels with parking in town.

During daytime routes, the East Vail line will run twice / hour which doubles it’s original schedule that was once just once / hour.  The Sandstone and Golf Course lines will run once / hour, increasing from once every two hours which it was running at.

Vail Town Council wants to make clear that the boost in service is a test for this summer, and not necessarily a change that will be in effect permanently.  The Council is expected to review the increased bus service numbers come August and the final parking numbers near September. The goal is to make sure guests have a place to park; it’s reported that this isn’t meant for the town of Bail to cash in on money gains, it is meant for the businesses to enhance their customers, and to get their customers to create sales tax for the town of Vail.

 

For more information on news in the Vail Valley please call our Vail Village location at 970-790-6777. Open 7 days / week from 9AM – 5PM. Located near the International Bridge.

 

 

The Battle For Ski Industry Dominance – Vail Resorts vs Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 21:39

 

This past week the new Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners alliance acquired the Eastern Sierra’s Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain, giving the partnership more than 6,000 acres of southern California ski terrain across four resorts that host more than 2 million visits a year.   No price has been announced yet but in 2005 the resort traded hands for $365 million.  This is just two days after the announcement that Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners were buying Intrawest Resort Holdings for $1.5 billion which included Steamboat and Winter Park, which gives them an additional 10 new ski areas to add to their rich roster, which includes Aspen Snowmass and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.

A new multi-resort pass for Aspen Skiing Company and KSL looks very promising.  Maybe not for 2017-2018, but a ski pass rivaling the $869 Epic Pass for 2018-2019 seems certain.  Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass offers unlimited skiing at more than 40,000 acres spread across 11 major resorts in Colorado, California, Utah, Vermont and British Columbia not counting three urban resorts in the Midwest.  A pass offered by Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners would offer skiing on more than 25,000 acres spread across 15 resorts in four states and Canada.  In the resort industry, it’s becoming apparent that the season pass revenue is the proven financial engine, as shown by Vail Resorts which sold more than 650,000 Epic Pass this past year.

There is a lot of speculation that there will be future acquisitions by Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners before the winter of 2017/2018.  Many believe it will be based largely on geographic battles with climate change in mind.

What to plant in April …

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 21:10

April is finally here and your garden soil is finally warming up! April is the best time to plant most of your vegetable seeds after your last frost. It’s still not too late to plant tomatoes and peppers from seeds as well.

Here’s a list of GREAT seeds to start planting N O W !

Beans:
Start planting both bush and pole beans now that the soil and air are warmed up. Try a continual 7-10 day sowing of different varieties. This will give you continual bean crops and not one large harvest with wasted crop.
Carrots:
Planting carrots by April will give an early summer crop..
Herbs:
Plant heat loving herbs like basil, oregano, thyme and sage.
Peppers:
Fresh, crisp peppers are a garden favorite. Peppers take up little space and can produce high yields when planted close together. Plant as many different varieties as possible. They come small, big, hot, mild, and an array of different colors.
Summer Squash:
Yum! Summer squash sowing in June will lead to fresh squash and zucchini in July and August.
Tomatoes:
The most popular garden vegetable. Growing tomatoes is not only fun but treats you to some of the best tasting fruits in the world. Tomatoes come in many colors, shapes, taste, and sizes. Grow a few varieties every year to find your favorites!

Enjoy beautiful Vail weather and start planting your seeds!

For more information on Real Estate in the Vail Valley please contact me, Lai at Lai@GatewayToVail.com or 970-471-2207

Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Partners buy Steamboat and other Resorts for $1.5 Billion

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 22:49

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.

 

 

Spring Back to Vail 2017 – Vail Colorado

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 20:38

Springtime in the Colorado Rockies is upon us with bluebird days, warm temperatures and soft snow.  Spring Back to Vail is one of Vail’s premier events which takes place April 14 -16th featuring a free live concert, the famous World Pond Skimming Championship, Après after dark parties, and base area giveaways.

 

On Saturday, April 15th, 123GO! Project will kick off the Spring Back to Vail celebration at Ford Park with a free concert presented by Bud Light.  The venue opens at 5:30 and the music starts at 6:00.  123GO! Project, is a rock n roll super group featuring Lead Guitar Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Lead vocals Brett Scallions (Fuel), and Bass Stefan Lessard (Dave Mathews Band) and Kenneth Schalk is the heavy hitter drummer that will round out the band.

The spring tradition of dressing in costume and skimming across icy waters in hopes of making it to the other side in the 15th Annual World Pond Skimming Championship on Sunday, April 16th.  The top male and female contestant will be awarded the grand prize of a 2017-2018 Vail Resorts Epic Pass and a pair of Liberty skis.  The contestant defies the laws of physics and common sense as a panel of judges scores each competitor on distance, style, creativity and water resistance.  The contest starts at 3:00 at the Golden Peak venue.

The other events taking place over the weekend is the Tikis and Tunes Luau at Sarge’s at Mid Vail on Saturday, April 15th from 12:00 – 3:00 featuring a Pig Roast, drink specials, live music,  games and giveaways.

For more information on Spring Back to Vail please visit www.SpringBacktoVail.com. Vail Mountain closes for the season on April 23, 2017 and Beaver Creek closes for the season on April 16, 2017.  It’s been a good ski season.  Looking forward to summer activities.

Barstool Racing returns THIS Saturday in Minturn!

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 21:15

Grown men and women will be racing on bar-stools mounted to skis at Little Beach Park on Saturday as the Minturn Bar-stool Race returns for its second installment.

 

Here are some of the race rules that apply for THIS Saturday,

1. Push off from the start line at the signal.

2. You can push yourself, or have two people push.

3. Racers must ride the bar-stool while sitting down, in the drinking position.

4. Crossing lanes will result in disqualification.

5. Helmets must be worn.

6. Finish line judges have final say.

7. Racers must understand the results of the race before leaving the bottom.

8. Unsportsmanlike behavior will result in a disqualification. This is a fun, community-based event.

This year, the event is in the upper lot of Little Beach Park. Access and participant check-in is at 11 a.m., and the racing begins at 1 p.m. Grant Farm and Gipsy Moon will perform after the award ceremony, around 2 p.m. This fun, community event is still accepting contestants and the locals are encouraged to spectate!

RIVERWALK AT EDWARDS OFFICE:

970.926.6777 | 888.278.9601
280 Main Street Suite C102, Edwards, CO 81632 VAIL VILLAGE OFFICE:

970.790.6777 | 855.790.6777
183 Gore Creek Drive, Suite 5, Vail, CO 81657 OPEN 7 DAYS / WEEK! 

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 00:08

The Colorado Department of Transportation has partnered with the Colorado State Patrol to recognize April as National Distracted Driving Awareness month.

A recent study of Colorado residents showed the ongoing thread of distracted drivers on the road.  A great percentage of our population here in CO are hardworking, outdoor loving Americans… however rushing to get the mountain, the trail or the office may result in never actually reaching your destination.  22% of participants in the recent study admitted to viewing text messages while driving while 33% admitted to talking on a hand held device. Now a days you can pop into almost any gas station or convenient store and purchase ear buds that connect to your phone making it hands free while in transportation; most phones now come with these attachments to encourage safe driving.  We’re busy people, we’re also smart – so let’s act smart! 

Encourage your loved ones to be more mindful on the road… Stay tuned to CDOT’s facebook page for updates all throughout the month of April. Let’s spread awareness and keep the roads safe!

Stop by our Vail Village office to brainstorm ways with me to spread this knowledge! I’m here in the office with my furry friend Tuesday-Saturday from 9AM – 5PM! Stay safe!

 

 

Egg Hunt Returns to Avon on Saturday, April 15th

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 22:46

The Egg Hunt returns to Harry A. Nottingham Park in Avon on Saturday, April 15th from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon.  Families are invited to participate in this free community event, which includes a coloring contest, jelly bean guessing game, kids mountain bike course, a balloon artist and the Avon Bunny.

Thousands of eggs will be filled with toys and candy.  The hunting of eggs will be organized by height and participants will be checked in at the Town of Avon tent for their wrist bands.  There will be three Egg Hunts and the children 3 years and under will have their own special area with their own bouncy house and Egg Hunt.

Parking for this event is available at the Avon Recreation Center, Avon Elementary School and the Town Hall East Lot.  For more information, please contact Louise Duncan, Special Events Production Assistant, at (970) 748-4065 or lduncan@avon.org.

For more information on activities in the Vail Valley, please visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

 

Beaver Creek Hotel Sells for Record Price – Vail Real Estate

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 22:10

 

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa has been purchased by a Dallas-based firm, Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. for a price of $145 million which is $766,000 per room.  The purchase of the iconic Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa was completed in just 3 weeks.  The Park Hyatt earned Forbes’ Four Star rating and AAA’s Four Diamond rating.  It was one of nine Colorado resorts on Conde Nast Traveler’s Top Hotels in The American West, part of its annual Reader Choice Awards.

The Ashford Hospitality Prime purchase of the 190-room Park Hyatt tops last years Vail Four Seasons sales price of $121 million to a New York Company and it’s Asian Partner. The Vail Cascade Resort and Spa sold last year for $90 million which was a 292-room resort finishing a $50 million dollar renovation.  The Vail Holiday Inn  also traded hands in January and was bought by a private East Coast group for $22.4 million.  It is being renovated and being re-positioned to be a Double Tree Hotel.

For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley, please feel free to contact:  Betsy Randall at (970) 401-3011 or visit our website:  www.gatewaytovail.com.

Taste of Vail, everything you need to know!

Sat, 04/01/2017 - 19:01

The Taste of Vail is the nation’s premier Spring food and wine festival! And we are lucky to host it here in the Valley! During the annual four-day event, upwards of 5,000 people are able to “Taste the Vail Valley lifestyle” which showcases Vail’s world-famous resort village set against dramatic mountain vistas. Participants at the Taste of Vail experience the Vail Valley’s world-class restaurants, fine wine poured by winemakers  from top wineries around the globe, along with interactive seminars, auction and dance, the Colorado Lamb Cook Off, apres ski tasting and the popular mountaintop picnic extravaganza at the top of Vail Mountain.

TOV blesses Vail with it’s presence next week, Wednesday April 5th through Sunday April 9th.

Taste of Vail is an idea, a platform for promoting the Vail lifestyle via the community’s ever-evolving food and beverage assets. This is done through the organization’s iconic food and wine event in the spring, along with additional activities throughout the year designed to support and elevate the community.

 

The American Lamb Cook-Off & Aprés Ski Tasting

$85.00 Included in Festival Pass

Thursday April 6, 2017 | 3:00 pm -6:00 pm | Vail Village

Enjoy one of Vail’s favorite spring events. The American Lamb Cook-Off is the ultimate Après ski Tasting: a true Après Ski Party. Sample an array of lamb dishes, courtesy of the Vail Valley’s finest chefs and the American Lamb Board. In the theme of “Life Beyond Chardonnay, Cabernet and Merlot” Taste of Vail’s participating wineries will be showcasing wines a wide array of varietals that include Reisling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Zinfandel.

This $85 ticket is an unlimited ticket. Individual $5 tickets will be available in the event.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
3 – 6:00 PM
Vail Village

We hope you join us to enjoy this year’s Taste of Vail!

Our Vail Village office 7 days a week 9AM – 5PM! Stop by and say hello! We are located conveniently above the International Bridge

Expert Burger makes a new home in Lionshead!

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 22:57

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…

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!

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.

Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin wins the World Cup Globe!

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 21:27

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.

 

 

 

 

Top Home Design Trends to Expect in 2017

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 22:23

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2017-2018 Vail Resorts Epic Pass On Sale Now

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 22:00

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.

 

Pink Vail 2017 – Vail, Colorado

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 19:45

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.

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.

Flood and Wildfire Awareness Week begins now!

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 23:58

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!

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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