Vail Ski Resort opened on Friday, November 22nd with one of its best opening days in the last few years. Skiers were able to enjoy skiing on 130 acres of terrain. According to the Vail Daily, with a little bit more snow, Vail will be able to greatly increase the number of runs and lifts now open. At the same time, in the real estate market, Vail is seeing a wide open market. Within Vail Village and Lionshead areas alone, there are over 160 properties on the market. And, this market has choices for every budget from one bedroom units to luxurious single family homes. There are twenty-six homes for sale under one million and just about the same number for homes priced between one million and two million. The top of the market in Vail is as steep as some of Vail's ski runs with prices in the twenty to twenty-five million range. For more information on real estate in the Vail Valley including Beaver Creek, see my contact inforrmation!
Spring is here and Vail Golfers have Golf Course living on their minds. Vail Golfers have 14 courses located in the Vail Valley from East Vail to Gypsum. While skiing in Vail is winding down for the season, golfers are already getting excited about golf. There are many Vail real estate options for living on a golf course throughout the Vail Valley.
With interest rates at record lows and the Vail real estate market recovering, now is great time to take a look around the Vail Valley and find that perfect home on a Golf Course. From condominiums, to town homes, to single family homes, there is a place where golf meets the trees and blue sky and is a little slice of heaven in the Vail Valley.
Vail Resorts reports strong second quarter earnings and announces plans to spend more than $130 million on resort upgrades in 2013. This bodes well for Vail real estate and the surrounding communities. CEO of Vail Resorts Rob Katz announced that the level of capital investment in 2013 is unprecedented in size. Reinvestment projects include a new Beaver Creek restaurant at Red Tail Camp, the replacement of Chair 4 at Vail with a high-speed 6 person chairlift and terrain expansion for Peak 6 in Breckenridge.
"This season further underscores the strength of our business model, which is to continually reinvest in our world-class resorts and provide exceptional guest service and a comprehensive vacation experience," Katz said.
Throughout Vail you can see and feel the excitement brewing over the Burton US Open this upcoming weekend. Starting today, February 25, athletes are beginning to prepare for the competition ahead. From today-March 2, 2013, the Burton US Open will bring over one hundred of the world's most talented riders. These riders include Kelly Clark, Jamie Anderson, Shaun White and many more.
-Monday, February 25: Halfpipe and Slopestyle practice at Golden Peak
-Tuesday, February 26: Halpipe and Slopestyle practice at Golden Peak, Apres at Vail Burton Store
-Wednesday, February 27: Men's and Woman's Slopestyle Semi Final at Golden Peak, Riglet Park at Solaris, Sponsor Village at Solaris and Golden Peaks, Apres at Vail burton store
-Thursday, February 28: Men's and Woman's Halfpipe Semi Finals at Golden Peak, Riglet Park at Solaris, Sponsor Village at Solaris and Golden Peaks, Apres at Vail Burton Store
Why be in Vail, Colorado on President's weekend? Powder skiing in Vail's back bowls with 6 inches of new powder overnight and 14 in the last 7 days. Vail Snow Report Skiers are reporting knee deep powder in Vail's back bowls, see the webcam views at Vail Powder skiing.
If you are looking for a luxury home in the beautiful Vail Valley then don't overlook Arrowhead, home of the Country Club of the Rockies and Arrowhead Ski Area. This quiet and scenic gated community offers everythiing for enjoying all of what golf and skiing in Colorado has to offer. With over 40 single family and duplex homes on the market, buyers have a wide range of prices and a wide range of selections to choose their ideal vacation home.
For more information on real estate in Arrowhead and the Vail Valley see my contact information below.
The Beaver Creek Food and Wine Weekend 2013 begins Jan. 24 with a Meet the Chefs reception from 6 to 9pm at the Black Diamond Bistro at The Charter in Beaver Creek and finishes up on Sunday, where the last event will be the Celebrity Chef Ski Race and Brunch at The Beaver Creek Chophouse. Saturday is the Grand Tasting from 7-10pm at Ford Hall at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort. This is a fun-filled event with tons of positive energy. John Besh, who owns a handful of restaurants and has appeared on "Top Chef Masters", "Iron Chef America" and "The Food Network Challenge" said, "The setting just couldn't be any more perfect...getting up, getting a good workout on the mountain and then coming back and enjoying a gourmet meal - it's like heaven for me."
Credit: John LaConte's article in the Daily Weekly.
Least Expensive 3 Bedroom in Bachelor Gulch! Just reduced, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom top floor Settlers Lodge condominium offers some of the best value in Bachelor Gulch. Walk right to the ski slopes and ease your tired muscles in the outdoor Jacuzzi. Or relax on the large covered patio with gorgeous slope side views.
Village Transportation provides complimentary door-to-door transportation anywhere in Bachelor Gulch or Beaver Creek. In addition to these great amenities, Settlers Lodge is a secure, quiet complex with ample ski storage and heated, underground parking. At $725/sqft and strong rental figures, this home is a wonderful option for your next ski home. Perfect for the family looking for private, comfortable luxury!
Today's Vail Daily headlines 'More Snow, More Terrain' and the conditions have never been better. (click here for up-to-date snow conditions.) Yesterday, this Broker took the day off to enjoy the fantastic conditions on Vail Mountain. We are now in full force on the front side of the mountain. With the opening of the Highline Express lift as well as the Riva Bahn Express the entire front side of the mountain is not only skiable, but the natural snow trails are soft and pillowy. Only a few weeks ago we could only ski the man made snow trails and they were icy and crowded, but that is no longer the case. The start of the Christmas vacation skiers will be excited to see the change that has taken place over the past two weeks.
Are you dreaming of a White Christmas in Beaver Creek or Vail? Wake up to a white Christmas at the Westin Riverfront Resort property with views of the mountains blanketed in white powder. Why the Westin at the base of Beaver Creek? Conde Naste travel rates the Westin Riverfront as the Number 1 Luxury hotel and Luxury ski property, with direct views of the Eagle River and Beaver Creek world class skiing.
Whether you are looking for easy access to white powder at Beaver Creek or a white Heavenly Bed to wake up in, the Westin-Beaver Creek has it available. Access the ski slopes via the Riverfront Gondola at the Westin and ski to the lift home at the end of a great day in the winter wonderland of Beaver Creek.