Vail has selected Leimer-Poma of America to build the new, state-of-art gondola in the Vail Village. The first of it's kind in North America, the cabins will be designed to carry 10-passengers and will feature heated, cushioned seats and Wi-Fi access for guests. The new gondola will travel 1,200 feet per minute which will cut the ride time from 9 to 7 1/2 minutes to Mid-Vail and will be the fastest of it's type in the world, increasing the uphill capacity by 40%. The new gondola will replace the existing Vista Bahn Express Lift (Chair 16). The new gondola is subject to the Town of Vail and the U.S. Forest Service approval.
Last week I gave on the order $1,500 to several different local non-profit groups in Eagle County. This is a part of my gifting program where I pledge to give back 5% of my earnings to a local charity of my real estate Buyer or Seller's choice. This could benefit a cause with which you are passionate......
The recipients for this last round of giving were the Round-Up River Ranch, Vail Valley Foundation, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, and Habitat For Humanity. They all received money as a result of recent real estate closings I completed in the Vail Valley.
I understand the need for help--I moved to Vail in 1974 and I've been involved wtih several nonprofit organizations through the years.
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Come see?a great buying opportunity in West Vail!? Located in Intermountain,?a peaceful hillside community on the western-most edge of the Town of Vail, 2845 Snowberry Dr. Unit A is perfect for those looking to get close to the Vail ski slopes for under $700K!
Offering?3 bedrooms, each with its own full bathroom, a large living and?dining area, HUGE outdoor living spaces, plus a one car garage helps makes this duplex home ideal for the local or second home buyer.? Remodel opportunities are certainly possible for the buyer looking to update this cozy mountain retreat.
Please call or email me for more information anytime.
Upon release this past spring,?the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail had a great response, with 57 of 71 going under contract.? But here we are in August, and only 44 luxury condos are still under contract.?(that's still pretty darn good: 62% in the first few months) ?So, it seems 13 reservation holders decided to pull out,?resulting in?27 units still available for purchase.
This project is the cornerstone of the West Lionshead redevelopment, and it remains to be seen in what form that development takes. (the Town of Vail is still deciding how to move forward with this massive proposal)? Construction has begun on the Ritz project, with an expected completion in?late '09, early 2010.
Prices?of the available units range from?about $2.8M for a 1660 square foot 2 bedroom, up to about $11M for a 4100 square foot 6 bedroom penthouse.?
Please feel free to call or email me to learn more about the Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail or the West Lionshead redevelopment.