Join the season-long celebration of Vail mountain's 50th anniversary from November 2012 through August 2013! Guests and locals alike are invited to join a celebration of Vail's extensive history over the past 50 years.
First Tracks with the US Ski TeamNovember 15, 2012 For the third year join in a live celebration as the 2013 US Alpine Ski Team is named in Vail. Catch your favorite racers, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Julia Mansuso and Ted Ligety at the live event in Arrabelle Square in Lionshead. Begins at 5:00pm.
Opening Day Celebration Gondola DedicationNovember 16, 2012 Vail is officially debuting its new state-of-the-art gondola on opening day of the 50th season. The Leitner-Poma of America gondola features 10-passenger cabins with heated, coushined seats, wifi and a 7.5-minute ride to the Mid-Vail. Begins at 8:30am.
Vail Snow DazeDecember 10-16, 2012 This year's lineup is sure to excite and entertain all with headliners Wilco, The Shins, Michael Franti and Spearhead.
Nestled in the Homestead neighborhood of Edwards, Colorado, this is a stunning 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bath, 4,911 square foot single family home. Offering main level living; a bright open floor plan with high level finishes, beautiful hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows, a wet bar, and gas fireplace. This home boasts a large open kitchen with slab granite counter tops and a breakfast bar. The main floor master suite with sitting area, a large study, and second bedroom suite completes this level.
The lower level features an exceptional family room with gas fireplace, a full kitchen, 2 additional bedrooms with baths, a walk out patio and hot tub.
One of the most important decisions that consumers face today is whether to buy or to rent. So for starters, take a look at what has transpired since the housing crisis of 2008. Home prices are starting to rebound from their lows and prices have risen 2.3% from last year, but rents have been rising even faster at 4.7%.Secondly, mortgage rates are at an all time low and have been as low as 3.5%. Therefore when looking at rents and home prices in the summer of 2012, if you plan to stay in your home for 7 years(the average occupany period) you can save $771.00 per month by purchasing your home rather than renting.
Fall is here and the bright colors of yellow and orange are making it's appearance around the Vail Valley. We even had our first dusting of snow on top of Vail Mountain on Monday, which means excitement for the upcoming ski season.
Plan a scenic drive this weekend to enjoy the fall colors as they will probably be peaking this weekend. Here are some scenic drives you may want consider:
Battle Mountain and Tennessee Pass: Take I 70 to Highway 24 through Minturn and head south along the scenic byway. I have always thought this is one of the prettiest drives to enjoy the brilliant shades of gold and orange with a splash of red.
Beaver Lake Estates is located 7 miles south of Leadville, Colorado off of Highway 24. Leadville is a hidden gem in the middle of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with an easy drive to Denver and Colorado Springs. Leadville is a former silver mining town that lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River offering numerous opportunites for outdoor recreation such as rafting, fishing, camping and skiing. 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.
This beautiful 2 acre lot is located at the top of Beaver Lake Estates. Perfect for building a weekend cabin or a home for full time resident. The lot is heavily treed with old pines and lots of aspens.
In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the good news is that the downward spiral in real estate prices is bottoming out, and mortgage rates are at an all time low. Now that makes it a great opportunity to purchase 'bargain basement' prices on homes across the country. The bad news is for Sellers who want to sell before they buy something new.So now you need a checklist to understand where you can go in this interesting time in our economy.
In Vail, the great Recession left many new projects, such as the many developments of the Billion Dollar Renewal with a lot of unsold inventory. Today, however, we are finally seeing an uptick in high dollar property sales. The Ritz Carlton has had 38 closings this summer out of their 71 whole ownership units. The Four Seasons reports that 25 percent of the fractional ownership units have sold this summer, mainly fueled by the 20% drop in prices. As a comparison to the frantic market before 2007, here is a list of sales in that five year stretch: 2007 - 591 units @ $833M, 2008 - 375 units @ $633M, 2009 - 146 units @ $199M, 2010 - 337 units @ $419M, 2011 - 368 units @ $409M.
Want to walk to the ski lift in the wintertime and ride your bike along Vail's rushing Gore Creek in the summertime? Want to enjoy use of the award-winning Vail Cascade spa and pool right outside you door?
Welcome to the Cascades at Gore Creek, one of Vail's best kept secrets! This 4 bedroom, 1,845sqft duplex features an unbeatable location in Vail just steps to skiing where you can enjoy lift lines that are fractions of the lines at Vail's Gondola. Free use of the Dial-a-Ride service with transportation to Vail is included as well. With its incredible rental numbers, unbeatable location and wonderful price, you will not see at like this much longer!