Vail, CO Real Estate News

By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
Slifer Smith & Frampton Vail Valley Real Estate Portfolio Issue 1/14-1/20 The Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Update has a new look and name!  Keep your eyes peeled for the newest Vail Valley Real Estate Portfolio in this weekend's Vail Daily.  It is also ready to view online.  Click the image below to open this online Vail Valley Real Estate Portfolio magazine featuring properties for sale in Eagle County by Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.    If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Vail Valley, please contact me.  I’d love to help you call the mountains home!
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
 GO BRONCOS! When I woke up this morning to hear we had received 8 inches of snow in Vail and 9 inches of snow in Beaver Creek, I thought to myself, “today is going to be a great day!”  Knowing the Broncos are facing the Steelers this afternoon, I sure hope the good fortune that covered our mountain peaks with snow will shine on our beloved team as well and lead them to a victory.  Luck isn’t all we need, but it sure will help!  
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
Slifer Smith & Frampton Vail Valley Real Estate Portfolio Issue 1/7-1/14 The Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Update has a new look and name!  Keep your eyes peeled for the newest Vail Valley Real Estate Portfolio in this weekend's Vail Daily.  It is also ready to view online.  Click the image below to open this online Vail Valley Real Estate Portfolio magazine featuring properties for sale in Eagle County by Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.    If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Vail Valley, please contact me.  I’d love to help you call the mountains home!
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By Douglas Landin, www.LandinVail.com
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate 970 376 1299 )
Considering how little snow Vail, and for that matter, many ski resorts around the country have recieved, thanks to great snowmaking, skiing is quite good!  I went up this morning with a Mexican client and we are genuinely tired and had a great day.  Vail snowmaking covers almost 500 acres and Beaver Creek, 800 acres.  While there is nothing like mother nature, with a bit of forthought, a great day or week can be had.  Plus, once off the mountain, every world class option is available to our guests.  thes best news is that a storm is finally due to come in this weekend.  I am happy to give a tour of the mountain to anyone coming to Vail.  For the Realtors, think of Vail for your clientelle.  Referrals can be siginificant and are totally appreciated. Your client will get great care.  For...
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
  Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate has  teamed up with the Colorado Mountain Express to offer our clients an excellent deal on door-to-door CME rides from both DIA and Eagle County Airport ( Colorado Mountain Express Discount.) In conjunction with that, we have set up a contest on our Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Facebook page – encouraging our readers to tell us their favorite memories, photos or activities to do in the Vail Valley.  We will randomly select one person in February to win a FREE round trip, door-to-door CME ride. Click here to go directly to our Facebook/CME promo: http://www.facebook.com/vailrealestate
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By John Nilsson, Vail Beaver Creek Homes For Sale - 970-390-7600
(Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate)
Vail, Colorado Daily Photo - Einstein's Theory of Deep Powder "Let's see.......2"/STD:x(.00056+TDY).... No.....More logically, when high presure combines with cold,dry upper level flows out of Canada but...the Jet Stream has taken the month off in Mexico and.....where the heck is that seasonal moisture from the Pacific?  Hmmmm.  Two inches does not a deep powder turn make. Looks like nothing in the forecast for a couple of weeks.  Getting a little chilly. Maybe I should go have a beer at Pepi's." Photo: www.NilssonImages.com    
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By Douglas Landin, www.LandinVail.com
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate 970 376 1299 )
Beaver Creek Lights in the New Year with Torch Ski-down, Glow Sticks and Fireworks Beaver Creek, Colo., Dec. 27, 2011 – Ever celebrating in style, Beaver Creek will commemorate New Year’s Eve with a series of events hosted throughout the afternoon and evening, including a concert, Glow Worm and Torchlight Ski-downs, fireworks display and Family Carnival to take families into 2012. Guests will have the opportunity to hit the slopes after-hours carrying glow sticks to light the way, extending après fun just a little longer. Registration for the Glow Worm ski-down will start at 5:15 p.m. at the Beaver Creek Children’s Ski School. Starting at 6:15 p.m., watch skiers and boarders wind their way down the Haymeadow trail to the base area. One of Beaver Creek's favorite events, the Glow Worm Sk...
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
The newest Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Update is ready to view. Click the image below to open this online Real Estate Update magazine featuring properties for sale in Eagle County by Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.     If you are thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Vail Valley, please contact me.  I’d love to help you call the mountains home!
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By Douglas Landin, www.LandinVail.com
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate 970 376 1299 )
Vail Mountain Opens New Cross Country Track at Eagle’s Nest   VAIL, Colo. — Dec. 23, 2011 — Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, opened the first ever cross country track at Eagle’s Nest today, Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. The 5K track is located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19), just west of the Pride Express Lift (#26) overlooking Mount of the Holy Cross. “This is a great opportunity for us to introduce our guests to the basics of classic track skiing in a stunning environment that offers beautiful views and the Gore Range as a backdrop,” said Joe Schmitt, supervisor of the Vail Mountain Nordic School. “It also offers guests the opportunity to learn the art of cross-country skiing before venturing out on a wilderness tour with the Nordic School.” The new tra...
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By John Nilsson, Vail Beaver Creek Homes For Sale - 970-390-7600
(Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate)
Vail, Colorado Daily Photo - Although It's Been Said Many Times, Many Ways....  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to all.  May this day be filled with family, fun, thankfulness, food, and football - not to mention a few turns on the mountain if you are here in the Vail Valley.  Christmas day has dawned clear, blue and frosty in the Vail Valley.  What a wonderful place to be during the holiday season!  Hope you can make it up! Photo: Nilsson Images      
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By Douglas Landin, www.LandinVail.com
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate 970 376 1299 )
From the Vail Daily. BEAVER CREEK — Somewhere Charlie Brown is smiling.Virtuoso pianist George Winston takes music you know, like Vince Guaraldi's work with the Charlie Brown episodes and makes it his.Let's say he Winstonized it.It often does no good to fiddle with an original composition. Can anyone hear “A Fifth of Beethoven” without becoming physically ill?But then, by George, Guaraldi's Charlie Brown music is Winstonized and it makes you say, “Yeah, that works.”Winston plays Thursday night in Beaver Creek at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. It's a delightful way to spend an evening, and it's also a benefit for the local Salvation Army's food bank.“There's always a local charity, people who get food to people,” Winston said in a telephone interview.The local Salvation Army gets proc...
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
Vail Family Holidaze continues today in Vail Village with “Skate with the Stars” at the Solaris Plaza Ice rink   If you missed the professional ice skating performance last year at the Solaris Plaza Ice Rink as a part of Vail Family Holidaze, be sure to stop by today and tomorrow.  I had the pleasure of watching the performances from my office at Solaris, and it blew me away!  Don’t miss out this year, see you there! Video via www.Vail.com/holidaze   Here is the rest of the Vail Family Holidaze schedule via www.Vail.com/holidaze   Thursday, December 22 2-5 p.m. Candy Cane Patrol, Golden Peak, Vista Bahn and Lionshead base areas 3-5 p.m. Kids Zone, Vail Village and Lionshead 3-6 p.m. Santa’s Workshop, Manor Vail 3:15-4 p.m. Skate with the Stars, Solaris Plaza Ice Rink and Arrabelle Squar...
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By John Nilsson, Vail Beaver Creek Homes For Sale - 970-390-7600
(Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate)
Vail, Colorado Daily Photo - Why We Ski - It's hard to have a bad day when you have vistas like this! Photo: Nilsson Images   
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By John Nilsson, Vail Beaver Creek Homes For Sale - 970-390-7600
(Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate)
Vail, Colorado Daily Photo:  A Trace on the Dog Means 4" on the Mountain - What's not to like about 4" of new snow on the mountain this morning?  Light, fluffy stuff that makes for really nice turns!  The trail crew is doing a beautiful job making a day on Vail Mountain an enjoyable experience and while we are still a ways off from opening the back bowls, there is plenty of great skiing available.  There is even talk of opening up a few more lifts this weekend - just in time for the pre-Christmas crowd. Photo: Nilsson Images
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By Douglas Landin, www.LandinVail.com
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate 970 376 1299 )
Landmark Lodge Just announced 5 years of free Epic ski passes for four, 5 years of HOA dues pre-paid and all residences now come fully designer furnished!  Located on the Mall in Lionshead, these braand new residences hav excellent Vail Mountain views and alll are breand new, walking distance to the lifts.  Prices start at $1,275,000.00.  Call anytime for more information.   Cheers, Doug Landin 2011 Chair, Vail board of Realtors www.LandinVail.com
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By Douglas Landin, www.LandinVail.com
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate 970 376 1299 )
The latest in Vail; This Week in Vail Monday, December 12 - Sunday, December 18 Event Highlights Bud Light Street Beat Outdoor Concert Series presentsMarcia Ball at Solaris at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday Thursday evenings beginning in December signal the opportunity for Vail Valley residents and guests to enjoy free music in the streets of Vail as the Vail Valley Foundation presents the 13th season of the popular Bud Light Street Beat free concert series. The series culminates with the Volvo Grand Prize given away at the final concert on April 12, 2012. This week's performance is by the incredibly talented Marcia Ball, called by Rolling Stone Magazine: "rollicking, playful, good time blues and intimate, reflective balladry...Her songs ring with emotional depth." Bud Light Street Beat is a pro...
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By John Nilsson, Vail Beaver Creek Homes For Sale - 970-390-7600
(Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate)
    Vail, Colorado Daily Photo:  If we can't have snow, let us have Icons!  The Mountain is open and skiing is more than accpetable for this time of year but.....a little more snow would be nice!  Maybe a few inches will arrive tonight. In the meantime, a walk in Vail Village results in some nice, iconic views  Pepi's, Gorsuch and the Clock Tower - Has anyone who has been to Vail not seen these?  Kind of like the Eiffel Tower but still a nice scene. Photo:  NilssonImages.com
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
 Mark your calendar!  The Vail Valley Medical Center is holding a Community Blood Drive December 10th It's a fact that donating blood saves lives. Your single donation toBonfils Blood Center helps save as many as three patients needingblood transfusions. Please sign upto share your life-saving gift today! Vail Valley Medical Center Community Blood Drive Saturday, December 10th 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Shaw Pavilion 322 Beard Creek Road For more information or to schedule your appointment, please contact Bonfils’ Appointment Center at 800-365-0006 Option 2. For more information about Bonfils Blood Center, visitwww.bonfils.org. For general information about blood donor eligibility contact Bonfils' Donor Relations department at 303.363.2202.         
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
 Please join the Vail Valley Medical Center Volunteer Corps for their annual Holiday Fundraiser!  VVMC Volunteer Corps Holiday Bake Sale & Ornament Sale Friday, December 9 9:00am-1:00pm Vail Valley Medical Center Lobby  This is a great opportunity to pick up some sweet treats for you and your family for the holidays.   Need a few extra ornaments or decorations for gifts or your own home?  We have what you need!   Please support this amazing organization and stop by the VVMC Lobby today!
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By Didi Doolittle, Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225
(Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office)
 The Battle Mountain High School Dance Team invites you to  DINE WITH THE DANCERS  Tuesday, December 6  Balata Restaurant at the Sonnenalp Golf Club 6 pm – 9 pm The team will be serving you and all tips go to the team.  There will also be a great silent auction!  With your help they will raise the necessary funds for their trip to Orlando, Florida, where they will compete in the NATIONAL COMPETITION!  They would appreciate your company and assistance with your fundraising efforts!  
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