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REAL ESTATE & MOUNTAIN LIFESTYLES | APRIL 2013

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20 FACTS & FIGURES A quick look at home trends and amenities. 22

INTERNATIONAL SCENE Latin American visitors are important to Vail.

24 FACES & PLACES Around town at parties, events and more.

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SPOTLIGHT

Brighten the home with these items made for and inspired by pets.

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SERVICE DIRECTORY An extensive list of local professionals, brokers and REALTORS®.

MEMORIES Early on, the local resorts distinguished themselves as kid-friendly places that cater to adventurers and families alike.

THE INNOVATORS Local architects translate clients’visions into the perfect mountain retreat.

PROPERTY SPOTLIGHT Forest Road in Vail has two properties that will help redefine luxury.

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“Thank you for your interest in these distinctive, one-of-a-kind properties. I look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you and your family.” LEDYARD Luxury

GARDNER

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Led Gardner Trust. Knowledge. Hard Work. Results.

LIONSHEAD ON GORE CREEK A truly unique opportunity, Gore Creek Place 13 and 14 are two of Vail’s most gorgeous creekside residences. A quiet location on the banks of Gore Creek… exquisite finishes and innumerable upgrades... beautiful ski mountain views... livable floorplans... private, oversized heated garages... ample guest parking… tons of storage… and a location but a quick stroll to the ski lifts. All of this and more come together to make for a wonderful home in Vail. Whether looking to expand from a condominium, or downsize from a larger home, these properties warrant your close consideration. 4 Bedrooms. 4 ½ Baths. 3,300+/- sq. ft. MLS# 914010 @ $5,850,000 MLS# 912291 @ $6,495,000

www.gorecreekplace13.com www.gorecreekplace14.com RESIDENCE #13 SOLD

LIONSHEAD • SKIIN/SKIOUT CREEKSIDE CONDOMINIUM

LIONSHEAD STEPS TO THE GONDOLA

Perfect ski access, wonderful amenities, a corner, creekside location and gorgeous views to the slopes highlight this terrific 1 Bedroom / 1 Bath hideaway. Solid rental history.

Beautifully remodeled condominium featuring walls of windows, vaulted ceilings and ski slope views. Only steps to the ski lifts. Heated pool and spa area. Strong rentals.

686 +/- square feet. Recently Reduced to $800,000 | MLS# 913459

3 Bedrooms. 3 Baths. 1,582 +/- sq. ft. $1,850,000, fully furnished | MLS# 916821

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Julie Retzlaff Chair Terry Nolan Chair Elect Bethany Boston-Johnson Sectretary Matt Blake Past Chair Michael Routh MLS Director

Directors Scott Bandoni Mike Budd Dana Correia Tom Dunn Led Gardner Liz Leeds Affiliate Liaison Matt Kozusko Association Executive Amy Reid

ail was created by a crew of dreamers whose zest for life in general — and the mountains specifically — knew no bounds. They scouted terrain, cut trails and built the resort from the ground up. But despite the pioneer spirit of those early visionaries, the Vail Valley has become synonymous with luxury and lifestyle. Sure, it’s a place for adventurers, but it’s also a place for families. Vail and Beaver Creek’s small-town feel and easy layout are attractive to groups that include a variety of ages and interests. There really is something for everyone. Because of this, both the resident and second homeowner populations are on the rise. Tracking national trends, the local real estate market is buzzing. Both buyers and sellers rely on the trusted advice and experience of a REALTOR®. Our organization, its members and partners exist to provide the most informed, ethical and comprehensive options for clients and their real estate needs. It’s in that spirit that we offer the March issue of Vail Valley Home. Within its pages you will find key information and interesting perspectives to help inspire your next foray into the local market.

V ON THE COVER Vail isn't just a ski mountain: It's a resort. From thrilling trails to cozy dining rooms, world-class performances to kids' activities areas, Vail and Beaver Creek have all the building blocks of an excellent family vacation. Whether or not you're smiling for the camera, capture the adventure in memory.

Here’s to calling the Vail Valley home.

Vail Board of REALTORS® 2013 0275 Main Street, Suites 003 & 004 · Edwards, CO 81632 Tel: 970.766.1028 Fax: 970.766.1030 E-Mail: info@vbr.net Website: www.vbr.net

DON ROGERS Publisher CATHY ETHINGTON Advertising Director PATRICK CONNOLLY Sales Lead WREN WERTIN Editor Carrie Calvin Art Director DOMINIQUE TAYLOR Photo Editor PRODUCTION & DESIGN Louie Atencio, Afton Groepper, Carly Hoover, Malisa Samsel ALI & AARON CREATIVE Creative Consulting CONTRIBUTORS Jack Affleck, Shauna Farnell, Kathy Filgo, Kelli Holtz, Ross Leonhart, Traci J. Macnamara, Justin McCarty, Kim Nicoletti, Ed Stoner

The Vail Board of REALTORS® Board of Directors Vail Valley Home is published monthly by Colorado Mountain News Media, 40780 U.S. Hwy 6 & 24, Avon, CO, 81620. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the express written consent of the publisher. ©2013 Colorado Mountain News Media.

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“Thank you for your interest in these distinctive, one-of-a-kind properties. I look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you and your family.” LEDYARD Luxury

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Real Estate

Led Gardner Trust. Knowledge. Hard Work. Results.

ARROWHEAD SKIIN/SKIOUT HOMESITE

EDWARDS MAGNIFICENT 35ACRE ESTATE

Ideally situated on a private ski-way, you’ll cherish sweeping vistas and the celebrated amenities of one of the valley’s most noted gated communities. Adjoins 4+/- acres of contiguous open space. Gorgeous!

909 Ute Forest Lane is one of the most sophisticated and imaginative estates in the Vail Valley, welcoming you with stunning architecture, extraordinary views and a wealth of exceptional touches throughout. Private, serene and secure, the property is situated on 35 magnificent acres which serve as a treasured spiritual retreat from the everyday world. Receiving passionate accolades from all who visit, this is the perfect retreat for those who appreciate the best, and are seeking more than just another resort home.

2.06+/- acres. $3,690,000 | MLS# V323144

www.2355cresta.com

8,164 +/- square feet | $8,995,000 | MLS# 915107

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VAIL VILLAGE ON GORE CREEK

BACHELOR GULCH RITZCARLTON PENTHOUSE #902

Riverhouse #4 offers a truly gorgeous creekside setting, and is but a few steps to Vail Village and our new gondola. The cherished Bishop Park location is quiet, private and serene. Expansive covered deck, private garage, elevator and ample owner storage.

One of the Vail Valley’s premiere penthouse residences, with perfect ski-in/ski-out access, stunning views and elegant décor. Private elevator provides immediate access to all of the luxuries and unparalleled services of the Ritz-Carlton. Bachelor Gulch Club Membership included!

2+ Bedrooms. 3 Baths. 1,555+/- sq. ft. $2,150,000 / MLS# 916608

3 Bedrooms. 3½ Baths. 2,074+/- sq. ft. $3,135,000 furnished | MLS#912510

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ANIMAL INSTINCTS

Our mountain pursuits often lead us to solitude, but there is no greater satisfaction after a long day of adventure than retreating to the comfort of home and family. From nurturing the next generation of mountain lovers to making sure our furry companions are healthy and happy, our homes are our base camp for family fun. Why not spoil the ones who love us unconditionally with fun and fabulous gear? From a custom pet bed to designer food bowls, you will find anything and for your pet at Zoe & Guido’s in Vail. The story of Hannah the Bernese Mountain Dog in “A Snow Day for Hannah” is the perfect mountain adventure for growing a child’s imagination. Available locally at Gorsuch and The Bookworm, a portion of the book’s proceeds benefits The Boys & Girls Clubs. Looking for a tailor-made gift? Surprise someone special with a portrait session for the entire family. Local photographer Jodi Jahrling specializes in capturing the spirit of everyone — furry babies included.

A DOG'S LIFE PORTRAIT: "Clementine," by Suzanne Schirra VAIL VILLAGE ARTS  VAIL BOOKS: A great addition to any

collection, these coffee table books are fun for all ages. GORSUCH  VAIL

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Five decades working in the Vail Valley have given us unique knowledge and perspective. We know this market like no one else because back in 1962, Rod Slifer was the ďŹ rst full-time, local real estate broker here. We continue to lead with nearly half of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total sales volume annually attributed to our brokers. Let us use our vision and pioneering spirit to help you discover the possibilities for your future in the Vail Valley.

         


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"Catpuring the heart and soul of any animal, Jodi Jahring is a true master. There is so much depth to each character, you get the feeling they are on the verge of talking to you!"

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FEATHERS & FUR PET PHOTOGRTAPHY: Furry Baby LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER JODI JARHLING BOWLS:

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Welcome spring with these colorful food and water dishes. Made from heavy-gauge steel, each is hand painted. Choose from a variety of colors and sizes. GORSUCH  VAIL BIRD SCULPTURE: This modern sculpture depicts birds on a wire and is perfect for that hard-to-fill nook or bookcase. Place it in a well-lit area as it casts the most dramatic shadows. BETTY FORD ALPINE GARDENS GIFT SHOP  VAIL BIRDHOUSE: This birdhouse could be a fun accent piece in a child's room or a statement-making collection outside. GORSUCH  VAIL PILLOWS: What a fun way to show off your favorite family member. Choose from several breeds, pair it with coordinating pillows and snuggle until spring. GORSUCH  VAIL DOG COLLAGE: Imagine creating a collage wall in a child's room using these unique portraits. Each is custom-made to order using various forms of newsprint. Artist Denise Fiedler. PASTESF.COM DOG SCULPTURE: This creative sculpture would make the perfect gift and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. IN FUSION FINE GIFTS  VAIL

ABOUT KELLI HOLTZ, A.S.I.D. | Kelli Holtz has enjoyed living and working in the Vail Valley as an Interior Designer since 2003. She creates unique interior spaces and is passionate about all facets of design. Kelli can be reached at kelli@holtzdesignstudio.com

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Kitchen design

BEYOND GRANITE New styles and technologies allow for more personalized kitchen counter design. By Kimberly Nicoletti

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These days, luxury-home owners prefer more unique kitchen countertops than the granite they’ve seen for about a decade in home after home. “Granite has become very common, so people are looking for something different,” said Deb Davis, co-owner of

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Select Surfaces in Avon. She said today’s homeowners desire more contemporary, solid designs, with clean looks, as opposed to the veins and “busyness” that characterize granite. Fortunately, there are plenty of options on the market, from composites to metal and glass.

Quartz composites These days, many Vail Valley homeowners opt for quartz composites. These countertops are man-made of 90-95 percent of ground quartz — the strongest element found in natural granite slabs.

But the biggest draw for demand stems from the fact that various manufacturers, like Cambria, Zodiaq and Silestone, each offer more than 40 colors and styles. And unlike granite, which contains veining and other natural occurring elements that can look “busy,”


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rather than simple and modern, quartz composites remain consistent in color and any pattern a homeowner may choose. “That is where the push is really going into — the solid surface,” said Anita Harvey, office manager of AG Masonry, which serves the Vail Valley. But like any countertop, quartz composites come with pros and cons. They lend a sleek, modern look to homes (and homeowners can easily see any spots that need cleaning, whereas sometimes kitchen grime can remain hidden within granite designs). They’re relatively maintenance free, not requiring any sealants upon, or after, installation. Some come in larger slabs than granite, because the material flexes a bit more, so installers may be able to get away with fewer seams, depending upon a kitchen’s design. And, many quartz countertops earn certification for their low VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from the GreenGuard Environmental Institute, an independent agency that measures chemical emissions. The downside: 5 to 10 percent of the product contains resins, which cannot tolerate heat. That means homeowners must be careful about placing any hot pans or plates onto the counter. The resins are also petroleum based, and most companies mine or manufacture their products outside the United States, accord-

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THICK GLASS COUNTERTOPS ARE NON-POROUS, MAKING THEM RESISTANT TO STAINS AND BACTERIA. ing to Paul Anater, a freelance writer and designer in Florida. However, Cambria is a family-owned company that both mines and makes its countertops in the United States. Glass While homeowners have incorporated glass into backsplashes to add extra flair for years, many are taking the shiny material to a new level by installing full glass countertops; in fact, glass countertops are some of the

most exquisite, high-end products available for kitchens. Thick glass countertops are non-porous, making them resistant to stains and bacteria. Pure glass countertops tend to result in an open and uncluttered kitchen appearance. Homeowners can choose a glossy, contemporary finish, imbedded texture finishes or colored glass, oftentimes, in which manufacturers paint the glass on its underside. Installing LED lights enhances the aesthetics of glass. White

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lighting, as well as hues like cold white, red, amber, fuchsia, blue, cyan and green add a whole new dimension to your kitchen countertop, raised bar or both. For an environmentally friendly version, Vetrazzo produces recycled glass countertops, made of 85 percent glass and 15 percent modified Portland White Cement. The composite resists damage more than natural stones like soapstone or marble. But, if you’re looking for a uniform look, recycled glass products may not be the way to go; random pieces of glass that differ from the main slab are the norm, so it’s best to view an entire specific slab before committing to it. Like granite or any solid surface, glass can chip, though manufacturers boast a durability that rivals other common countertops. Copper and zinc Copper countertops can add a warmer look than stainless steel in kitchens, and, like zinc, they are naturally antibacterial. Copper and zinc are often hammered for extra texture, and then fused to wood. One quality of the metals includes their patina; over time, their appearance transforms in sheen and color. Though homeowners can’t prevent acidic foods and etching from discoloring the cooper, they can apply a light coat of olive oil to minimize stains. Zinc also reacts to everything from water and fingerprints to acidic foods like lemon and tomatoes. The


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soft metal is also prone to dents and scratches. Many homeowners embrace these ever-changing patterns, which can actually make the countertop look like it’s decades old, rather than months old, but if you’re looking or a polished look, consider another material. Oftentimes, copper and zinc countertops contain fewer seams than stone slabs, because installers can integrate natural breaks into cooktops, sinks and corners. However, it’s important to know that at about 8 feet, copper can begin to distort more easily. Marble Marble and limestone make gorgeous countertops, but like copper and zinc, they’re finicky, and not as durable as granite or quartz composites when it comes to scratches and stains. “A lot of people want marble, but it’s not recommended, because it’s so porous,” Harvey said. “It soaks up stains and oils.” But for careful cooks, marble may still be a solid option. And, choosing a matte (less shiny) finish can make the patina look quite interesting. In marble’s clean, shiny form, it definitely dresses up kitchens. Though marble has some natural veins and variations, many slabs provide a bright,

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white, classic look not available in granite or soapstone. Marble is also a pastry chef’s dram: It’s naturally cool and doesn’t conduct heat well, so rolling out dough is a breeze. Builders have used limestone in floors and wall tile for decades, but just recently have they begun installing limestone countertops. Homeowners embrace the look for its muted quality; the earthy, muted tones allow it to blend in naturally with other décor. Limestone offers a fairly wide range of colors and textures, and installers can mold it more easily than other countertop materials. The downside is, like wood, limestone is porous. That means scratches and stains can build up, especially if the countertops aren’t sealed properly, and hot pots will scorch the surface. Plus, citrus, vinegars and other acids wreak havoc. Like marble, honed finishes, which actually resemble what limestone looks like when it’s quarried, hide imperfections better than polished limestone. After studying the pros and cons of each, it all comes down to one thing, as R.C. Bailey, of Mr. B Countertops, points out: Personal preference.

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LATIN LOVERS The village plays an enormous role in creating a sense of community, an essential aspect of Latin American culture.

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For decades, Vail has been a popular destination for Latin Americans. People like Eustaquio Cortina’s uncle and father-in-law, originally from Mexico, were some of the first to recognize Vail’s appeal. They came to Vail when the mountain first opened, but because it was such a small town, particularly one without a clinic, they ended up helping develop Aspen. A couple years later, once Vail Valley Medical Center firmly established itself, they returned to Vail “because of the nature of the small town,” Cortina said. “Even though Vail was underdeveloped, there was interest (from Mexicans),” said Ric Soto, who grew up in Cuba and specializes in the Latin market at Slifer, Smith and Frampton. Vail Mountain, with its quality terrain and snow, was always the No. 1 attraction, Cortina said, but eventually, its village, with more restaurants, stores and activities, made Vail even more sought-after. “When Vail (was first) established, its base with the Mexican population really began to blossom,” said Michael Slevin of Prudential Colorado Properties. As Vail grew, visitors from other Spanish-speaking countries began to introduce their families and friends to Vail. Wordof-mouth played an important role in Vail’s expansion, because activities, including where to vacation, revolve around extended family and friends. “They say, ‘Let’s go skiing,’ and

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Vail and Beaver Creek villages are designed to be easily navigated by friends and families.

VAIL IS VERY MUCH A WALKING TOWN, WHERE PEOPLE INTERACT WITH FRIENDS OF FRIENDS. they have 100 friends,” Cortina said. “They all meet and go together … they like to be together with their friends. That family bonding is really important.” “They’re a very social group,” Soto said. “They follow each other.” Vail Resorts also has “aggressively” marketed itself in Latin American countries, Soto said. For example, last year, it spon-

sored a travel expo in Uruguay to help spread the word. Village ease Beyond the mountain, a few other factors play into Vail’s popularity in the Latin American market. To begin with, easy accessibility, with direct flights from Miami to Eagle County Airport, as well as one-stop routes through Dallas and Houston, make Vail

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a practical place to vacation. Its safety also plays a large role. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sense of security,â&#x20AC;? Cortina said, explaining how kids can conveniently catch a bus to ski or see a movie with their friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Mexico, everything is so difficult. Friends live far away â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one can be in the south and one can be in the north â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in Vail, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just a bus (ride) away.â&#x20AC;? The village plays an enormous role in creating a sense of community, an essential aspect of Latin American culture. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vail is very much a walking town, where people interact with friends of friends,â&#x20AC;? Slevin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has become the true definition of a second home to these folks â&#x20AC;Ś they want their other family and friends to come out.â&#x20AC;? The residents and merchants of Vail also have encouraged Latin Americans by befriending them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard over and over and over is how welcome they feel and how they feel appreciated here by staff and business owners,â&#x20AC;? Soto said. In general, Vailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big picture, from the people to the activities, draws Latin Americans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recreation outside of skiing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the shopping and dining â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it all equates to as great a vacation experience as you can have ... the wonderful boutiques and restaurants cater to affluent clientele â&#x20AC;Ś there is a sophistication thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s matched by the clientele.â&#x20AC;? And, like many other ski resorts, the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer appeal has expanded, with activities ranging from golf

and biking to family friendly-festivals and live music. What Latin Americans bring While Vail has provided its beauty, recreation, safety and accessibility to Latin Americans, the population also has contributed to the Vail Valley, both socially and economically. In terms of dollars, the Latin American community tends to spend a large amount in restaurants, shops and property. Soto said they contribute well to the economy when vacationing because they eat out every day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very obvious financial impact,â&#x20AC;? he said, adding that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more noticeable because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably the largest international group. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Latin Americans and Mexicans have invested in Vail; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a significant part of the market,â&#x20AC;? Cortina said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They go more to good restaurants. They like to purchase good quality of everything. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not the Walmarts. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not the brown baggers who bring lunch to the mountain. They like to go out to the mountain and enjoy.â&#x20AC;? But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much more than the positive financial impact that locals enjoy; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Latin Americans themselves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautiful to see the congregation of family and friends coming to Vail to reignite friendships,â&#x20AC;? Slevin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It adds a wonderful dimension of culture. It brings diversity to the community, and I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite healthy.â&#x20AC;? In addition to vacationing Latinos, he also sees more families from Latin America staying and raising their kids. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It has transformed even the way the schools look. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice mix,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It brings culture â&#x20AC;Ś It provides new perspectives in a world where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all connected.â&#x20AC;?

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NEIGHBOR HOOD SPOTLIGHT

BACHELOR GULCH

Slope-side Exclusivity Bachelor Gulch has humble roots, but it’s a sumptuous neighborhood that specializes in privacy and luxury. By kathy filgo

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The largest land sale in Eagle County history occurred in 1995 when 52 available lots were sold in a selection process as the first homesites in the “new” neighborhood of Bachelor Gulch. The five bachelor loggers raising cattle, chickens and hay in the early 1900s who first settled the area could never have envisioned their homestead becoming a history-making sale of $42 million that occurred within a three-hour time period. Today the spectacular 1,400acre gated community has

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expanded to include exclusive residences consisting of approximately 106 single-family homes and a blend of townhomes and condominiums. This magnificent alpine community is perfectly nestled on the mountainside between the villages of Beaver Creek and Arrowhead with long-range panoramic views stretching from the Gore Range to Castle Peak. And the elite Bachelor Gulch area offers 85 percent of its residences ski-in/ ski-out access, a rare anomaly. The vision for this planned

resort community was maximizing the ski-in/ski-out access in a low-density area with architectural consistency. The exclusive slope side community of Bachelor Gulch hosts a spectacular Rocky Mountain setting whose essence of luxurious mountain living is also reflected in the handsome architecture of the community structures and residences. It is reminiscent of the grand lodges of America’s national park structures, spotlighting all of the earthy natural elements of timber, stone, wood and stone. There

has been an ongoing commitment to this design standard of pristine alpine excellence and sets Bachelor Gulch apart. While presenting a supremely secure environment with residents enjoying treasured privacy, Bachelor Gulch is also an active community with a majority of residents consisting of families. Unifying the area is the Bachelor Gulch Club that is centered in the world renowned RitzCarlton, Bachelor Gulch resort. The exquisite amenities of the Ritz-Carlton are presented only


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to the Bachelor Gulch Club members and guests of the resort. The amenities available for the select few include such indulgences as the 4-star, 21,000-squarefoot spa, a heated outdoor swimming pool complete with three hot tubs, year-round tours of every type imaginable arranged at the convenience of residents, a state-ofthe-art fitness center and aerobics room featuring views of Vail Valley, and relaxation lounges including a rock grotto relaxation room with lazy-river hot tub. There are even such privileges as first-tracks ski day where members enjoy first access to powder and freshly groomed runs. Bachelor Gulch Club ski amenities begin with a private ski locker that will house tuned skis, and there is someone on hand to provide an easy assist with ski boots. A guided ski tour might then be chosen for the day. The Bachelor Gulch Express highspeed quad ski lift, conveniently located at the Ritz Carlton, provides village-to-village access to the world famous Beaver Creek Mountain or Arrowhead Mountain. At day’s end ski back

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home where vibrant après ski programs await the end of an exhilarating day. And among the many other amenities offered at the RitzCarlton, Bachelor Gulch special to this community is Master Chef Wolfgang Puck’s Spago Restaurant which has earned countless stars, diamonds and thumbs up for the cuisine, service and overall experience. Jared Montarbo, chef de cuisine, who has worked with Wolfgang Puck for over 10 years, creates imaginative California cuisine with regional, European and Asian influences.

Spago classics dot the menu, such as organic salmon steamed Hong Kong style and veal wiener schnitzel, while new dishes, locally inspired, are also presented. For another exceptional and unique dining experience, Bachelor Gulch Club members have access during ski season to Zach’s Cabin, an elegant on-the-slope restaurant that provides private lunch service to club members. With soaring windows to embrace the setting such savory delights as smoked trout canapés and raspberry poached apples will pleasure your palate. (At lunchtime, members can simply ski in for service. Dinnertime involves a snowcat-pulled sleigh under the stars.) Even pets are treated with exceptional care at the Ritz, welcoming guests with dogs and offering enhanced services for the pampered pooch. There are even two dogs in residence, Bachelor

and Miner, who are charming four-legged ambassadors for the area. Both Bachelor and Miner are great hikers, and enjoy accompanying guests around the resort. Rare and special opportunities are available in the community of Bachelor Gulch – opportunities of which only a few can take advantage. Pass through the gatehouse and enter the refined and defined community where the best of private resort living is expected and expectations are met. Bachelor Gulch presents fun and adventure with the pioneering spirit at its core — and unlike the original “bachelors” of the area, these new pioneers are draped in convenience and luxury at its finest.

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Forest Road

Evolution of Excellence Living on Forest Road means having the convenience of town coupled with private amenities and beautiful views. By kathy filgo

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When Vail Mountain opened in December of 1962 there were two ski-lifts, nine ski runs, and $5 would buy a lift ticket. A lot has changed over the past 50 years: skiers from around the globe seek what is now the finest ski mountain in the world; Vail has become a year-round destination with activities and events entertaining and enriching lives in all four seasons; and real estate has taken center stage. Today the most elite, rare and sought-after homes can be found in Vail Village. The coveted neighborhood of Forest, Beaver Dam and Rockledge Roads lies between all the excitement offered by both Vail Village and Lionshead, and several of the residences are true ski-in/ski-out homes – an enviable position that few are allowed to enjoy. Ron Byrne of Ron Byrne & Associates Real Estate has lived and sold real estate in this neighborhood for over 30 years. He is now building and rebuilding two magnificent homes that will reflect the new standard of excellence demanded by today’s modern, privileged home owner. “With age you gain experience and with experience you gain better homes and devel-

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opments,” states Byrne. “The first land and homeowners were so excited to arrive in Vail, get going, and get on the slopes that not much time was spent on building and architectural decisions – it wasn’t a priority at that time. And it was also hindered by the limitations of bringing all of the building material over the Continental Divide and Vail Pass on a two lane road.” In the 1980s, according to

Byrne, George Gillett and Mike Shannon through their stewardship of Vail Associates, brought most of the world’s largest financial players to town. Their housing needs raised the bar because they were looking for features in homes like expansive glass windows, granite and marble baths, heated floors and driveways and designer details throughout. With these needs of the then modern buyer, the next

ten years were filled with a whirlwind of high-end development. Then from the late 1990s through 2007 Vail’s billion dollar plus redevelopment continued the development pace. “We find ourselves redeveloping some of our own earlier work to meet the current ‘essentials’ that today’s buyer requires,” comments Byrne. “Homes now incorporate Savant ‘Smart Home’ systems, intrigu-


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446 FOREST ROAD > Vail Village > $20,500,000 / $1,952 per square foot > Scheduled for completion Fall of 2013

486 FOREST ROAD > Vail Village > $10,700,000 / $1,981 per square foot

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446 Forest Road Buying the last ski-in/ski-out lot on Forest Road is a step into the future of what will become the new standard for Vail. Byrne and partners have designed a 10,500 square-foot home and are creating a property unlike anything else on the mountain. Designed by renowned Vail architect Gordon Pierce, this skiin/ski-out home will allow the owner and guests to ski off the

> Scheduled for completion Fall 2013 LISTING AGENT RON BYRNE & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE 285 Bridge Street Vail CO 81657 970-476-1987 office www.ronbyrne.com

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ing lighting designs, air-conditioning and humidification, cutting-edge materials and, of course, larger views than ever.” It is important to point out that regardless of new or renewed residences that dominate the market today, slope-side property will always be the precious, invaluable, finite commodity that is prized above all others. And that is a standard that won’t change.


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slopes into a private warming hut to enjoy lunch then step onto the catwalk and take off again to finish the day. 446 Forest Road embodies a new, light, mountain contemporary style while embracing timeless architectural detail. This seven bedroom, ten bath home combines stone, copper and glass to create a design that is unrivaled. Strategically placed on the site, the natural light and the outdoors are captured by 20-foot glass sliding doors. The voluminous great room is detailed with a unique stone fireplace and opens to the spacious, completely equipped commercial kitchen which itself opens onto an informal hearth room with fireplace. The great room also extends outdoors to an impressive heated patio nestled in the pines with barbeque, gas fireplace, and hot tub. In addition to a grand master suite there are two additional guest master suites that offer luxury and privacy for guests. The lower level boasts a 600 square foot workout room and spa/massage area, plunge pool, and needleplate steam shower. A large family/media room is also on this level and is complete with a wine cellar. And, of course, a private pilotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarters offers its own entrance from the residence. The homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state-ofthe-art electronic system allows for the control of your homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environment to remain under your command and can be dictated from your office, boat or plane. This home is a reflec-

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The Vail Valley’s real estate market is mirroring the nation’s with increasing sales and decreasing number of properties for sale. The National Association of REALTORS® announced a 4.5 percent increase in the January Pending Home Sales Index over December and a 9.5 percent increase over January 2012. The pending sales index is forward looking indicator of the United States housing market produced by the National Association of REALTORS®. The Colorado Association of REALTORS® recently released information showing a continued recovery of the real estate markets in the state’s mountain resort communities. Vail and Beaver Creek are among the most sought-after communities as inventories of available real estate and the time properties spend on the market continue to decline. The Vail Valley continues to be a popular choice to purchase a vacation home. Those purchasing a vacation home have decidedly differing reasons for buying than locals who make the Vail Valley their permanent residence. Second homeowners' decisions aren’t driven by proximity to schools, work, etc. Their purchases are often made after careful evaluation of many geographic areas and resorts. They choose Vail or Beaver Creek over other places that could arguably be grouped with

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People flock to the Vail Valley for a variety of reasons.

the two resorts. In the end, the lifestyle, culture, scenery, access and addition to their quality of life is heavily weighed upon with the investment potential they see in the Vail Valley. The area’s offerings have been thoughtfully added over time and increasingly compound the overall appeal of the Vail Valley. They make Vail and Beaver Creek more desirable to come back to year after year. The resorts have stood the test of time again and again, setting the bar by which all mountain resorts are measured. As anyone who has visited Vail or Beaver Creek knows, a vast majority of area homeowners have chosen this community as a place to own a vacation home. What makes Vail and

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44 Aspen Ridge Lane, $1,900,000 Enjoy a Chef’s Kitchen, 5bd, 6bth a great layout for entertaining and situated near all your favorite winter and summer activities.

Stunning mountain retreat in the gated equestrian community of Pilgrim Downs. 6 bedrooms & 8 baths on 9.97 acres, featuring a gourmet kitchen and 12 seat bar. 5 minutes to Edwards with easy access to Vail and Beaver Creek. Short sale offered at $3,600,000.

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Beaver Creek desirable to those seeking to buy a vacation home? The answers are likely as diverse as the people who call Vail and Beaver Creek their second home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Vail Valley has continued to provide a great guest experience for decades,â&#x20AC;? says Chris Romer, President and CEO of the Vail Valley Partnership. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Net promoter scores taken from guests continue to rise, lending credence to the activities, events, and overall experiences that we provide. Our most recent economic study, which came out at the end of February, shows positive growth for the Vail Valley on virtually all metrics that we track.â&#x20AC;? The Vail and Beaver Creek brands are strong, and are truly household names among mountain-resort enthusiasts. Just as important, however, is the ability to deliver upon those brands by Vail Resorts Inc., the Town of Vail, Beaver Creek Resort Company and countless other businesses, organizations and local government entities. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no secret that the 2011-2012 ski season delivered below average snowfall, though guests and second homeowners still found plenty to do. In fact, it is easy to visit Vail and Beaver Creek, never set foot on the ski mountain, and thoroughly enjoy oneself. Again and again, when local REALTORS are asked why buyers choose Vail and Beaver Creek, the response is something like this, â&#x20AC;&#x153;there is so much to do here and buyers know it.â&#x20AC;? For example, in Beaver Creek, if you desire culture you have the Vilar Performing Arts Center, which is known for its steady stream of top notch concerts, comic acts and plays. If you are looking for active non-skiing and non-snowboarding activities there is the Beaver Creek Nordic Center, with its miles of cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails. Not to mention countless outstand-

ing restaurants, art galleries and boutique shopping experiences. The resort offers so much more than world class skiing and snowboarding. Our towns continue to grow and offer more opportunity. Vail, over the last few years, introduced the Four Seasons Resort Vail, The Arabelle in Lionshead and the Ritz-Carlton Residences. Solaris also came along with its chic bowling alley, bĹ?l and CineBistro, where you can watch movies while sipping a cocktail and having dinner. In addition, the efforts of Vail Resorts, the Town of Vail and the Vail Valley Foundation helped to make Vail center stage to internationally renowned sporting events such as the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championship and USA Pro Cycling Challenge, to name a few, which kept the community in the spotlight on a national and international level. Further, efforts to promote Vail as a destination for health and well-being through support of programs such as the Vail Living Well Summit in September of 2013 also elevate the Vail brand. For skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, the resort areas continue to make the experience more easily accessible and comfortable, meeting consumer demands and expectations of affluent guests. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s addition of the new gondola at Vail, One, is evidence of that. One provides speedy access to mid-mountain in a covered and heated gondola car with free Wi-Fi. Access to the mountain via One substantially cuts the amount of time spent getting guests on the slopes. One drops skiers and snowboarders off at Mid-Vail and the recently opened (20112012 ski season) on-mountain restaurant The 10th. The 10th pays homage to the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich history dating back to World War II when the famed 10th Mountain Infantry Division trained in the surrounding area.


VAIL VILLAGE - SKI IN/SKI OUT Post war, veterans of the 10th Mountain Division went on to shape the North American ski industry an innumerable amount, Vail being one of them. In recent years, the Town of Vail funded the completion of heated streets in Vail Village, making walking to and from the lifts exponentially easier than tromping the snow-packed streets of old. Most hotels in Vail Village offer some form of ski valet and/or storage at the base of the mountain further easing access to and from the slopes. The Vail Valley is far more than Vail and Beaver Creek. Each individual town has its own attractions and character. Edwards continues to add more shopping opportunities in Riverwalk and other central areas. Minturn, Wolcott and Eagle also offer their own blends of culture and fun things to do and attend. As an international community, the Vail Valley has REALTORS® representing countless nationalities. Cultural, legal and language barriers for interested buyers are easily handled and professionals are readily accessible to help in most transactions. The Vail Board of REALTORS® happily serves as a resource for making connections for international and domestic buyers alike. For all of Vail and Beaver Creek’s draws, if it were difficult to get here, it might go un-enjoyed by guests. Luckily, travel to and from the resorts is made painless by the communities’ easy access to Eagle County Regional Airport, the Vail Valley Jet Center, Denver International Airport (DEN) and the many ground transportation organizations available to travelers. Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) is located in Gypsum, Colorado, 35 miles from Vail and 27 miles from Beaver Creek. The Vail Valley Jet Center, a fixed base operator, is located adjacent to EGE. Denver International Airport

is 120 miles from Vail and 130 miles from Beaver Creek, respectively. Non-stop and direct flights are readily available to EGE and DEN from nearly every major metropolitan area in the United States. Most Vail residents say, "You come for the winter, but stay for the summer." And it's true. Vail and Beaver Creek’s summer activities are equally alluring to destination guests and second homeowners. The Vail Valley continues to be more and more recognized for its 365-day-a-year activities and programs. There are more than 10 golf courses valley-wide and many of the most attractive communities and neighborhoods are located near them. Equally as attractive to anglers and whitewater enthusiasts are Gore Creek, the Eagle River and close proximity to the Colorado River. Mountain and road cyclists will discover enough trails and rides to keep them busy for years. Hikers, nature lovers, sightseers and photographers will also find endless entertainment in the peaks and valleys surrounding Vail and Beaver Creek. Last, but certainly not least, cultural activities such as Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and the Vail International Dance Festival bring the most talented and sought after musicians and dancers to Vail from all over the World. Vail, Beaver Creek and the surrounding areas offer second homebuyers the opportunity to invest in far more than great real estate. They provide a place to connect with family, friends, the outdoors and oneself. Any one of the more than 650 members of the Vail Board of REALTORS® would be happy to help set the course for purchasing your piece of the Vail Valley dream and the years of memories that accompany it. They are experts on real estate in Vail, Beaver Creek and outlying areas.

Northwoods A-106 Enjoy mountain and golf club views from this lovely, furnished two bedroom, three bath condominium in Vail’s private and gated Northwoods. A pretty flagstone patio infuses an abundance of light between the outdoors and interior spaces of the main floor, which features a wood burning fireplace and ample storage. The upstairs bedrooms can be accessed by the interior stairway or the building’s elevator. After a day on the slopes, soak in the master bath’s Jacuzzi that overlooks the Gore Range. The condominium has a deeded one car garage space and ski storage closet, with a community pool, hot tub and on site management. It’s an easy stroll to the Village’s shops and restaurants, and to the Ford Amphitheater for summer concerts.

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Beaver Creek hosts Cookie Time at 3 p.m. daily.

Vail and Beaver Creek: Pioneers in family ski fun By Kimberly Nicoletti

n the 1980s, the owners of Vail Resort had a “goofy” vision: partner with Disney to bring costumed characters, including Sport Goofy, and family fun to ski resorts. By 1986, they began touring with Sport Goofy and other characters throughout the East, introducing families to the ski culture in cities like Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. At home, the theatrical characters played with kids in ski school and on the mountain. The kids’ characters acted as one of those “intangibles,” which makes all the difference in a family ski vacation. “(Vail owners) were insightful enough to see it’s more than the bottom line,” said Brian Hall, who has partnered with the resort by working with theatrical kids’ productions, through his company Blue Creek Productions. “The intangibles can build strong memories, which has made them successful … (kids) form a kinship to Vail because they’re involved, they’re invested and they have great memories.”

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“They were the first to ever do this — now they all do this, design and build interactive fun zones,” Hall said. In addition to keeping hardy skiers and riders active after the lifts close, Adventure Ridge introduces the excitement of snow to plenty of people who have never seen the frozen white stuff before, said general manager Jeff Althage. One kid who lingers in Althage’s memory is Blake, who grew up in Florida. “Blake was unfortunately sick with cancer … and he had never been on the snow before, so we took him to Adventure Ridge to go tubing for the first time,” Althage said. “He was thrilled to be in Vail and on the snow, and was grinning from ear to ear as he lapped the tubing lanes.” The tubing experience includes lively music and a covered lift that sweeps people up the hill, before they come careening down. “I think what kids love most about Adventure Ridge is that they get to have fun independently,” Althage said. “They can be set free to enjoy the activities, and parents can be at ease knowing our attendants are keeping a watchful eye on everything. Kids may come from ski school, 46

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where they’re being instructed on what to do all day, and at Adventure Ridge, they are able to just let loose and have fun.” And, like all good family attractions, Adventure Ridge doesn’t just cater to kids. Tubing allows parents to join in on the adrenaline rush in a safe manner, and ski biking has become a favorite activity for parents. And even guests who aren’t parents can’t help but love watching little kids jump on a mini snowmobile, built just for little tykes, and

safety, from chairlift operators helping little kids onto chairs, to the mountain safety team working “to make every aspect of skiing and snowboarding at Vail a world-class experience, even for the youngest guests,” Lococo said. “Families can ride the lift together to the top, choose their own way down, and find the whole group back at the bottom of the same lift, ready to do it all over again.” Nine Kids Adventure Zones spread across the front side of

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cruise the Blizzard Speedway. “Adventure Ridge definitely takes the stress out of what to do with kids on vacation,” Althage said. Of course, Vail’s family experience doesn’t begin, or end, with Adventure Ridge. Vail employees are trained to infuse fun with

the mountain. Wooden corbels or archways mark the entrances, which lead youngsters in and out of trees, around banked corners and through features like Coyote’s Den, a 50-footlong teepee-like structure. “It’s important for a place like Vail Mountain to provide

the same amount of excitement for kids that it does for adults,” Lococo said. Off the mountain, families can remain active with everything from bowling or visiting the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum to eating at family-friendly restaurants like Blue Moose Pizza and Cinebistro, where guests can enjoy dinner and a movie. Beaver Creek loves kids Over the holidays, Winterfest transformed Beaver Creek into a winter wonderland. Old Man Winter helped kids’ wishes come true with his wish stick, while elves frolicked about with characters like the Snow Dragon. The theatrical event captured nearly every kids’ imagination, and a few kids even became stars on stage. Such was the case with a little boy, who was just about 3 years old. Every day, he visited Hall, checking out Winterlund as it evolved. On the fifth day, Hall went up to the boy and asked him what he was eating. “A PanCake,” the boy replied, munching on his crepe as he “popped” his “P” and over-annunciated the “C.” He kept repeating “PanCake,” so Hall took the opportunity to create some improv theater.

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FAR LEFT: Biking during September and October's golden reign of changing aspens is a great way to spend the fall. LEFT: Beaver Creek's stables are located right on the mountain. THIS PAGE: Stopping for a family snowball fight is often a good idea.

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“Hey, would you like to help me tell a story?” Hall asked. When the boy agreed, he lifted him onto the ledge of the stage and began to tell a story about a boy who loved to eat pancakes. Hall peppered the story generously with the word “pancake,” each time letting the boy say the word into the microphone. Of course, the little boy lived happily ever after, eating — that’s right — “PanCakes.” The story entertained about 60 spectators. “Little things like that happen all the time,” Hall said about his time with kids at Beaver Creek. “Those type of moments, you can’t (force). You have to have the right situation, the right atmosphere, the right scenario.” Hall “sets the stage,” so to speak, for the magic to happen, but only authentic love for kids allows “buy in.” “Vail and Beaver Creek

sincerely want to help families have a good time,” Hall said. “They have a long-term commitment to do it, to do it well and to do it consistently for the life of their resort.” Over President’s Weekend, Hall witnessed a group of 30 Russians screaming “Yea, USA!” and taking pictures with the Prezfest characters, including Teddy Roosevelt and Uncle Sam. Now Hall is gearing up for Springfest, which begins with Irish music and dancers celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and continues with oversized flowers and giant ladybugs and spiders on stage. The second week harkens back to simpler days, when hula hoop contests, pie eating and water balloon tosses ruled the day. The festival ends with the Easter Bunny and a huge Easter egg hunt. Even when festivals aren’t taking place, Beaver Creek’s central village makes it conducive to

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VAIL AND BEAVER CREEK SINCERELY WANT TO HELP FAMILIES HAVE A GOOD TIME. THEY HAVE A LONGTERM COMMITMENT TO DO IT, TO DO IT WELL AND TO DO IT CONSISTENTLY FOR THE LIFE OF THEIR RESORT. kids’ play, with its bronze statues, ice skating and kid-friendly cuisine. Weekly family programming offers something new every day of the week, from disco skating and Tuesday afternoon snowshoe tours to Thursday Night Lights, a glow-stick ski down followed by fireworks. “Beaver Creek Loves Kids and Beaver Creek Loves Teens Too took off and have grown tremendously over the past few years after recognizing that as a resort we had an even greater opportunity to animate the village and provide families with even more memorable experiences during peak times and typically the only time schoolage kids can visit,” Brown said. To make skiing easier, ski school and other amenities have been strategically located. And, Beaver Creek’s Ski School “is known as the Ivy League of ski schools,” said spokesperson Jen Brown, pointing out that instructors speak a variety of languages and specialty programs (like Ski Girls Rock), as well as the Buckaroo Gondola, which whisks kids to specially contoured terrain to facilitate learning. Ripperoo entertains kids while parents register them for classes during peak times. Beaver Creek also offers

beginner terrain on top of the mountain, so kids can get a full mountain experience. And, like Vail, Beaver Creek offers a tubing hill, as well as Marmot Maze. On and off the hill, staff members go the extra mile to help families, from giving directions and providing sunscreen and tissues to carrying kids’ skis. “A ski vacation can be a bit cumbersome, so they try to make it easy to get you, your children and their gear to the slopes,” Hall said. “It’s all hands on deck after a ski day to help you get back to your car or condo so the whole thing is fun.” And, of course, there’s the infamous cookie time, when both kids and adults get free chocolate chip cookies at the end of the day. (They go through 500,000 cookies a year.) Ambassadors also hand out postcards — and even mail them for guests. “When building a resort, yes, you have buildings, golf courses, restaurants and ski terrain, but what you’re really building are experiences,” Hall said. “If you neglect the personal touch — the entertainment for kids — then you’re not going all the way … Vail and Beaver Creek have a sincere desire to spend time with families.”

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Dallas Lyon of Lyon Design Group painted the ceiling red to instill a grounding aďŹ&#x20AC;ect on the space. Tied together with the built-in television and the large room, the overall feel is usable and friendly.

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The Thayer Coggin sectional can be found at Town Studio. Both the Arteriors side table and the Palecek coffee table are available at Worth Home. Designed by Worth Interiors.

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“Perfect” is a tall order when it comes to any room in a house, especially the room that serves as everyone’s main hangout. It’s an even taller order for a house of people that occupy any given room. “What makes the perfect family room? I guess the perfect family,” jokes Eddy Doumas, Principal Designer at Worth Interiors. “OK, so maybe no family is perfect … but you need a group of people who like to hang out together. Otherwise you’d be planning family rooms with 10-foot-straight vertical couches with people sitting at either end.” Luckily designers build family rooms for people that at least try to like each other. This means that the first thing to consider is how many people will be hanging out there, and in the spirit of harmony, each individual should have ample space. Head count/seat count “You want to make sure you have really comfortable seating for however many people are going to be using the space. You don’t want to pack people in,” says Dallas Lyon of Lyon Design Group. “But the furniture needs to be comfortable for the space.” Comfort is the overarching theme for the family room, in which case, you don’t want four people wedged onto the center couch. “It’s important everyone has their own seat, a cushion on the sectional, a spot for everybody and hopefully not too many middle spots. Nobody wants to sit in the middle one,” Doumas points out. “The corner of the sectional where two people can cuddle up is obviously the prime


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A Carini Lang rug and EF-LM sectional help define the space, while Thayer Coggin ottomans offer more seating options. Designed by Worth Interiors.

spot, but you want everyone to have a comfortable seat.” Obviously you can’t have too many couches and a room full of cozy arms chairs would resemble a therapy group. Local designers are big fans of sectional couches in the family room; however, abundant as they are and as classy as they look, leather sectionals are at the bottom of the list. Don’t overdo the leather “Leather can be cold. You kind of slide around on it. It doesn’t have as much give as a fabric cushion,” Lyon says. “When I sit down to watch a movie, I want to be comfortable. I want to feel like I’m in my bed. A leather base on the sectional or leather pillows can be OK. I might do

a couple of leather chairs. But a big leather sectional is not as comfortable as a soft fabric one.” While most people agree that plush cushions you can sink into are more comfortable than sticky leather, everyone’s idea of comfort is different, which lends itself to a wide berth when building any room in the couch. In the family room, however, another element of comfort comes in the ability to have places to set your munchies. “For a comfortable family room, you want to throw in the interesting and different side tables, coffee tables — a convenient place to have snacks and drinks,” says Vicki Glotzer, Design Director for Worth Homes.

HE FAMILY ROOM IS PRETTY MUCH THE MOST USED SPACE IN THE HOME NEXT TO THE KITCHEN. YOU WANT A SENSE OF ENTRY AND A STRIKING GREAT ROOM, BUT WHERE YOU’RE REALLY LIVING IS THE TOP PRIORITY.

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ABOVE: From the Jiun Ho coffee table to the Thayer Coggin ottoman, many of the items in the room designed by Worth Interiors can be found at Town Studio. BELOW: Worth Interiors makes a daring statement with EF-LM chaises covered in Romo fabric.

Snack space Naturally, you don’t want the person sitting in the armchair in the corner, passing his or her bowl of popcorn over to a spot on the only coffee table. Much like a place to sit, everyone needs their own little area to spread out. Keeping with the theme of comfort, when it comes to coffee tables, elegant and fragile are not great characteristics for the centerpiece of the family room. “Coffee tables need to be pretty sturdy,” Doumas says. “Not only are people drinking and munching on them, but they put their feet up so I would avoid glass. Big ottomans with trays are nice, too.” Lights and action You’re watching a movie, playing Monopoly, cards or trivia and it’s obvious. You want to put your feet up.

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FOR A COMFORTABLE FAMILY ROOM, YOU WANT TO THROW IN THE INTERESTING AND DIFFERENT SIDE TABLES, COFFEE TABLES — A CONVENIENT PLACE TO HAVE SNACKS AND DRINKS.

Ottomans, loveseats, the coveted corner on the sectional, even a recliner (they’re making a comeback) — family rooms need to be built for stretching out. They also need to be designed for an assortment of activities — knitting, watching a movie or having a romantic glass of wine — each of which lends itself to a specific kind of lighting situation. “You want to have two or three lighting options,” Lyon says. “You want to be able to dim the lights if you want to watch a movie, make them brighter if you’re playing games, you want to be flexible.” Flexible lighting also means

more than one light switch and preferably indirect lighting. “The windows can help out in the day time if you’re fortunate to have a lot of outside light, otherwise it’s nice to have a boom floor lamp. Dimmable lights are crucial,” Glotzer says. If the family room is hosting an all-day movie marathon, blackout shades are necessary for the windows. Also, when it comes to movie-watching, speakers, surround sound and all other forms of media, don’t forget that the family room is the pulse and true hub of the entire house, so you don’t want

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to scrimp on your electronics. “If you’re watching movies, you could be in there for hours. The electronics need to be up-to-date and state-of-the-art. If you have a big screen TV and surround sound, you want to make sure it’s good quality and professionally installed,” says Lyon, who works with a handful of wiring specialists for exactly that. She also tends to throw a dark color or two into her painting scheme to add to the coziness, sometimes in unexpected places. Color schemes “It’s about tying it all together,” she explains. “A red ceiling is pretty risky. I take more risks with color and paint because most people are afraid of color. If you’re going to do it, balance it with the room, so the colors have a red in it. The family room that I did the red ceiling in was a really large space with no windows and a flat ceiling. The built-in on the wall-to-wall with copper accents was the focal point of the room. The color has a grounding effect. It’s not like you walk in and say, ‘oh my God, the ceiling is red.’” Lyon says she prefers built-ins

to wall-mounted media setups in order to keep all the media nicely contained in one unit. Regardless of your personal preference, the television and/or a fireplace is the focal point of the family room and all the furniture should be appropriately configured around it. All eyes this way … “Some rooms will have a fireplace, so if you can incorporate the TV into the same space as the fireplace, that’s a great set up,” Glotzer says. “Sometimes you don’t have that luxury. Let’s say you have a fireplace in a corner of a room. You have to think how can you arrange the TV or media area close enough to the fireplace.” Finally, speaking of focal points, there should not be too many. The family heirlooms and historic gaudy centerpieces, for example, are better kept in a great room or living room. “No knickknacks on the coffee table or unnecessary decorations,” Lyon says. “Remember, the key theme is comfort. You want to have a couple of ottomans you can float around, some soft throws and pillows.” Aesthetically pleasing and flowing nicely with other rooms are, of course, desirable characteristics in a family room. But more than any other place, keep in mind that you’re going to be spending a whole lot of time relaxing here. “The family room is pretty much the most used space in the home next to the kitchen,” Doumas says. “You want a sense of entry and a striking great room, but where you’re really living is the top priority.”

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The innovators idway through a conversation about his architectural philosophy and artistic influences, local architect Jack Snow spoke about getting his pilot’s license so he could fly a plane to his new work sites, which now extend far beyond the Vail Valley. He offered a few matter-of-fact reasons to explain why having a pilot’s license was necessary to his career, but the excitement in his voice belied such practicality. Sure, flying a plane allows Snow to get from point A to point B. But one gets the sense that this man’s work benefits far more from seeing the earth from a different perspective than from the increased mobility flying allows him as a busy architect trying to get quickly from one job site to another. The swooping lines and smooth, sculpted forms that surface in his work give that sense, as well. Snow and his wife, Sally Brainerd, established RKD Architects, Inc. in Vail in 1989. Since then, the small firm has designed numerous innovative residential and commercial spaces in the Vail Valley, Summit County and beyond — Tahoe, Telluride, Big Sky, San Francisco and Edina, Minnesota, to name a few. What doesn’t emerge in these projects is an established style; rather, what surfaces in them is the work of a person who ideologically puts a few sticks of dynamite next to an established style and lets it explode into an artistic frenzy.

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Thirty percent of Green Fin’s living space is buried, as is the entire garage. In addition to a photovoltaic system that generates electricity and a solar hot-water system, there’s a cistern system for irrigating the yard and a green roof for water conservation and growing herbs and vegetables.

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“I torture every carpenter as much as I can,” Snow jokes, talking about his penchant for sloping walls and sculpted, flowing forms. “RKD’s tagline is ‘sculpted from the elements,’ and even though we’re coming up with novel things, none of it is unrecognizable or in your face in an off-putting way. A final product might be something that no one’s ever thought of or seen before, but you look at it and think: that just fits here.” Creating spaces that fit within their natural surroundings is a hallmark of RKD’s design, and Snow cites British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy as one of his inspirations in this regard. Goldsworthy considers “raw nature” his artistic medium, often creating works out of stones or leaves or sand, knowing that they will eventually be whisked away by waves or dispersed by the wind. RKD builds its clients’ wants and needs into its designs, but Snow also seeks to create something that’s site-specific and fitting within its environmental context. The Green Fin House in Edina,

Minnesota exemplifies RKD’s sculpted-from-the-elements ethic and Snow’s unique artistic approach. His genius sketch of the home and its environmentally-friendly, or “green,” features are what give the Green Fin House its name. Snow scratched some simple black lines on a piece of white paper to represent his idea for the place. What emerged in his conception of this tear down, re-build home is a stunningly balanced form with angled glass walls — and what looks like a huge, sculpted fin cutting a path to the front door. The Green Fin Home is stocked with an array of innovative, environmentally-minded features including a solar hot-water system, a cistern system for irrigating the yard and a green roof for conserving water and growing herbs and vegetables. The masonry for the home was sourced locally, and the wood on the floor and ceilings was reclaimed from a flooded forest and recycled from old whisky barrels, respectively. Snow, who also designs furniture, often juxtaposes heavy

and light elements in his work. In the Green Fin home, chunky stone walls bump up against enormous, slanting walls of glass. And in his Rocky Mountain Residence, a curved wood terrace lightens the heaviness of the exterior’s concrete blocks, bringing to mind the sculpted elegance of an Eames chair. Although each of his homes morph into strikingly different structures, Snow admits that a common DNA defines them. The nucleotide bases for his designs aren’t adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine; his double helix depends instead on sculpture, balance, natural harmony and an evocative spirit. BEYOND THE YODEL Kyle Webb of the Vail-based K.H. Webb architecture firm also is moving beyond what he considers to be an established style in order to embrace the things that define his work: a natural palette of materials; a clean, of-the-land approach; and site-appropriate design. “Everyone has some idea about what architects in the mountains


RKD’s Rocky Mountain residence illustrates Jack Snow’s penchant for sculptural forms.

scious effort overall, and we try to see what people are willing to do. The solution might cost more in the short term, but the end result feels better for everyone.” should be doing,” says Webb. “But I don’t think that every building around here needs to yodel. We take the time to get to know our clients and have realized that people are coming to us because they’re innovators, too. They want a home that takes them beyond what’s typical for this area.” Webb’s current work extends from Nicaragua to Los Angeles to Connecticut, but he still enjoys the freedom of working within the limits of the Town of Vail, which has more relaxed codes than other planned communities in the area. In this way, Webb avoids creating within the bounds of a clearly-defined or homogeneous style to craft one unique home after another. And at the heart of each project, Webb puts his respect for the land first. “Sustainability starts with how we treat our sites,” Webb says. “We could cut into the land and pump it full of concrete, but whenever possible, I try to create something that fits within its natural surroundings. I look at what’s there and then maximize the land instead of cramming a pre-planned design onto a space that it doesn’t fit.” With such an ethic in mind, Webb has concocted several inventive solutions. In a Vail home named 2010 Home of the Year by Mountain Living magazine, Webb designed

a living room that seems to leap from the backside of the house. A cantilevered terrace juts out towards a wide-open view of the Gore Range and extends over a swimming pool. But he didn’t just design the home this way because it would look cool. He invented these features as a way to build around a tricky slope on the lot without leveling it. Webb admits that while the word sustainability seems to be en vogue, it’s something he’s always embraced. And it’s ultimately up to clients to determine how far they’re willing to go. “We ask them what they want. And if it’s more natural light, more solar gain, green or recycled materials, or any other

LESS IS MORE In his effort to create functional, livable spaces, architect Mike Foster has seen a shift from the “bigger is better” mentality towards a focus on smaller, more intimate homes that contain the same — or an even higher — level of detail than that of their much larger predecessors. Foster began working with the Vail-based Triumph Development in 2007 to complete The Willows, a 19-unit condominium project. He worked with the initial design but then remained involved with the project until all of the owners moved in. Foster found it highly rewarding and insightful from a design perspective to be involved with a project from the time that the first

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environmentally-conscious effort, we’re right there with them,” Web says. This attitude has allowed him to design homes that reclaim gray water for irrigation and use an array of local, reclaimed and recycled materials. “We make a con-

line was drawn until the last picture was hung on the wall. “That project opened my eyes to several important design aspects that will remain with me throughout my career,” Foster said. “Functionality has always driven my

work, but now it is an even stronger driving force. I understand more about how people develop spaces and connectivity and about how people actually live in spaces beyond their showroom appeal.” Foster is also currently working with Triumph Development on a project to create some important future connectivity within the Vail Valley. The Town of Vail, Vail Valley Medical Center, The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) hired Triumph to develop a new municipal building in Vail that will house chambers for the Town Council and municipal offices, a new medical office building for Vail Valley Medical Center, The Steadman Clinic and SPRI. Foster will be the project’s managing architect, and he envisions a new pedestrian bridge that will connect doctors with their examination rooms in the new building and their operating tables across the road at the Vail Valley Medical Center. From Mike Foster’s less-ismore sentiment to Kyle Webb’s site-specific designs to Jack Snow’s sculpted, elemental forms, one common theme emerges. Each of these architect-innovators takes a single, simple idea and transforms it into a singular reality. Each in his own way, these architects embody what pioneering French pilot, artist, and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry meant when he said, “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

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HIGHLANDS SLOPESIDE #208 BEAVER CREEK True Ski-In/Ski-Out condo! Access to Beaver Crk Mountain is out your living area door. 2 level floor plan w/3 bdrms plus den. After a great day on the slopes relax in the heated pool & hot tubs. Amenities: ski rm, common great rm, exercise rm, underground heated parking & more. Free shuttle service. Good rental property. For additional information go to www.HighlandsSlopesideUnit208.com $1,798,000 • furnished

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ARROWHEAD Aspenwood #314 $995,999 Steps to the base of Arrowhead mountain is this very comfortable 3 bedroom/3 bath penthouse with views of the slopes. Updated kitchen and fully furnished. 74Cresta.com

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AVON Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa $2,300,000

AVON Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa $975,000

Unit 451 – 3B, 4B, 1191sf, turn-key. Best location in the bldg! South facing and 270 degree views of River, Ski Slopes and mountains. One of few with curved wall in Great Room. CONTACT: Karen Wilhelm, Prudential Colorado Properties, 970.390.2480, www.Vail-BeaverCreek.com

Unit 546 – 2B, 2B, 1337sf, turn-key. Top floor West-South-West facing with views of Pool, River, Ski Slopes and mountains from deck. Beautiful vaulted ceilings. CONTACT: Karen Wilhelm, Prudential Colorado Properties, 970.390.2480, www.Vail-BeaverCreek.com

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Heidi Bintz, 970.390.8383, Heidi.Bintz@ sothebysrealty.com

BACHELOR GULCH 711 Bachelor Ridge $5,200,000

BEAVER CREEK 329 Holden Road $4,950,000 This beautiful Ski-In/Ski-Out home features over 7,000 sq ft, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, soaring windows with unparalleled, panoramic views and many more features.

Wow, what a view! Spectacular custom 5 bedroom/8 bath home with big views. Over 7000 square feet with multiple living areas. 329Holden.com

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Steve MacDonald, 970-390-0230, smacdonald@ vail.net

Heidi Bintz, 970.390.8383, Heidi.Bintz@ sothebysrealty.com

BEAVER CREEK 406 Holden Rd. $7,850,000 Sophisticated grandeur with mountain charm. Imaginative finishes and artistically designed rooms are filled with thoughtful details including unique surface treatments and technological conveniences. This private 8 bedroom/ 9 bath residence with many living areas offers ski-in access. New construction and fully furnished. Gorgeous and a must see! Fuller BCV Sotheby’s International Realty. 406Holden.com

CONTACT:

Heidi Bintz, 970.390.8383 Kraig Forbes, 970.845.0400

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BEAVER CREEK 50 E Bachelor Gulch $2,995,000 Ski out via Beaver Creek Landing lift and ski in via the Ridgepoint ski-way! This beautiful 4 bedroom home is situated along a double fairway on the Beaver Creek golf course. Beautifully appointed kitchen with a semi-circular granite top island with seating for six, is open to the dining area and great room. The recreation room is complete with a wet bar plus a separate media room. There is an elevator that serves all levels plus two car garage.

BEAVER CREEK Elkhorn Lodge #310 $1,492,000 This ski-in/skiout single level 3 bedroom residence is a great example of Elkhorn Lodges’ timeless architecture.

CONTACT:

Gina Dizon, 970.688.0067, Ron Byrne & Associates Real Estate

CONTACT:

Kevin M. Kenney, 970.331.6037 Fuller BCV Sotheby’s International Realty

BEAVER CREEK Highlands Lodge #407 $1,495,000

EAST VAIL 4289 Nugget Lane (W) $1,650,000

Highlands Lodge Penthouse 407. 3 bedroom condo with ski-in/ski-out luxury in Highlands Lodge. Sold furnished. 1360 square feet. CONTACT: Dave Cole, 970.331.6867, Prudential Colorado Properties

Duplex residence on Gore Creek, 3b, 2.5b, 2633sf, with large loft and family room. Alpine setting, private street, on TOV bus route. Remodeled kitchen, dining room and baths. CONTACT: Karen Wilhelm, Prudential Colorado Properties, 970.390.2480, www.Vail-BeaverCreek.com

CORDILLERA 541 Saddle Ridge $3,495,000 Commanding Gore Range & Sawatch Mtn views create the perfect backdrop for this magnificent 5 bedroom residence situated on 1.4 acres & adjacent to open preserve. Found only minutes inside Cordillera’s private gate, superior attention to detail is evident throughout the generous 6300 SF floor plan.

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Barbara Scrivens, 970.471.1223 Ron Byrne & Associates Real Estate, Barbara@ ronbyrne.com


CORDILLERA 1398 Beard Creek Trail $2,395,000

The Cordillera Lifestyle Elegant custom home built on the Cordillera Valley Club golf course. Minutes from world class skiing at Beaver Creek and Vail. Majestic views surround this 5,387 square foot peaceful mountain haven. High vaulted ceilings create an ambiance of casual elegance complimented with western style furnishings, art and accessories. The gourmet kitchen will delight friends and family. The master suite is complete with a relaxing gas fire place and steam room. Spectacular sunsets are waiting to be enjoyed from the wrap-around deck. Offered fully furnished, this residence is waiting for you to call it your home.

CONTACT:

Michael Routh, Rocky Mountain Home Team, Keller Williams Mountain Properties, P: 970-763-7105, Cell: 970-471-0646 www.VailValleyPropertySearch.com

Call today for your private tour of this spectacular escape.

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CORDILLERA 22 Fairway Lane $1,100,000 Panoramic views combine with a sensible floor plan to create the perfect home. Convenient main-level master suite with steam shower and soaking tub separated for privacy from four additional bedrooms. This home offers a terrific family room complete with fireplace and wet bar, and outdoor hot tub. This is perfect for anyone seeking a private retreat.

CONTACT:

Barb Murray, Ron Byrne & Associates, 970.331.7070

CORDILLERA 296 Kensington Drive $925,000 Enjoy sunshine and serenity in this lovely residence located on the beautiful par 3 course. The fabulous floor plan is perfect for families featuring a large game room, main level master with fireplace and a private patio with hot tub, open kitchen and living areas ideal for family gatherings and special occasions.

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Barb Murray, Ron Byrne & Associates, 970.331.7070


EAGLE 1662 Salt Creek Rd. $849,000 Colorado at its finest! Stunning views, incredible privacy, sunsets that make you stare in wonder...All on approx. 10 acres with water rights and the ability to make a private pond. Just under 4,000 sq foot this 3 bedroom, den plus loft and family room feels out on its own and is just 6 minutes to town and 15 minutes to the airport. You can also join Adam’s Rib Country Club (just 2 minutes away!) and be pampered in style. Enjoy soaking up the incredible star lit nights.

EAGLE RANCH 64 N. Penstemon Lane $1,325,000 Eagle Ranch’s finest! From the home site to the views, to the floor plan down to the finishes - this home is far above average! Personal, custom built residence of a builder who constructs $10 million dollar homes in Bachelor Gulch with the same levels of finish and design! Gorgeous yet lives very comfortably. Great views and privacy, excellent outdoor spaces, finished guest suite or lock-off apartment option. Truly one of Eagle Ranch’s nicest homes. A must see.

CONTACT:

Mick Kelly, 970.376.5617, Fuller BCV Sotheby’s International Realty

EAGLE RANCH 384 Harrier Circle $840,000 CONTACT:

Mick Kelly, 970.376.5617, Fuller BCV Sotheby’s International Realty

EDWARDS 1705 Lake Creek Road $4,950,000 One-of-a-kind location on five acres with 500+/- feet of river. Pastures, riding arena & multiple gardens with a wonderful family home. 1705LakeCreek.com

A remarkable setting sets the stage for the ultimate in lifestyle living. A beautiful home, entrancing views, fantastic outdoor living areas and wonderful privacy. An excellent current floor plan with the ability to customize an unfinished guest suite and flex space. Many options exist. Creatively designed has lots to offer- vaulted ceilings, big spaces, great light, great nature viewing corridors. An amazing primary home or the perfect getaway retreat. Awesome!

CONTACT:

Mick Kelly, 970.376.5617, Fuller BCV Sotheby’s International Realty

GYPSUM 339 Legend Drive $399,000

LIONSHEAD VAIL 21 $740,000

3 bed | 3 bath| 2 car garage. Built 2008. Not a short sale or distressed property. Owners relocated! Fenced in backyard and garden. Watch golfers. CONTACT: Brooke Gagnon, 970.688.0915, brookevailkw@gmail.com

Unit 502 – 2B, 2B, 840sf, Furnished. Another great 2b condo with dynamite location in the heart of Lionshead. Right on the mall and south facing with ski slope views. CONTACT: Karen Wilhelm, Prudential Colorado Properties, 970.390.2480, www.Vail-BeaverCreek.com

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EAST VAIL 3846 Lupine $3,485,000 Exceptional home with great spaces for a weekend retreat or year round living. Bike, walk, or cross country ski to town or enjoy the adjacent National Forest. Spacious master suite with steamer and soaking tub. 4,314 sq. ft. home with 5 bedrooms/ 6 bathrooms.

CONTACT:

John Krueger, 970-471-1203, jkrueger@ kruegervail.com

NEW CASTLE 345 Mid Valley Lane - Tari Farms $2,500,000 Remarkable horse property! Incredibly remodeled farmhouse, guest cottage and barn blend with the 21 acre horse ranch. Senior water rights, irrigated pastures, divided by 1 mile of white fence - this is a multigeneration diamond. Can satisfy the serious horse breeder too! Absolute best location in Colorado - in between Vail and Aspen.

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CONTACT:

Mick Kelly, 970.376.5617 Fuller BCV Sothebyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s International Realty


VAIL VILLAGE One Willow Bridge Road $6,400,000

NESTLED ON THE BANKS OF GORE CREEK, Penthouse One is the premier luxury condominium in Vail Village. From the moment you enter from the private elevator to the 4th floor of One Willow Bridge, you will feel the emotion of why this luxury Penthouse in Vail is so exceptional. Your world will change as you take in the magnificent views of the mountains, creek and Vail Village. Each bedroom of this 4 bedroom penthouse has a balcony. One will also enjoy lovely vaulted wood panel ceilings, marble baths, 2 limestone fireplaces, 24 hour concierge services, security, heated parking, hot tubs on Gore Creek and an infinity pool.

CONTACT:

Teri Lester, Luxury Property Broker, Gateway Real Estate, Tlester@gatewayland.com, 970-376-0779, www.penthouseonevail.com

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VAIL Vail Village $4,495,000 European romance and style exude from this lavish penthouse in the core of Vail Village. Natural sunlight floods through skylights spanning the gracious and open living areas. Four bedrooms, a lofted study and a great room designed for entertaining have been thoughtfully decorated by Venetian designer Katia Bates, winner of TLC’s Four Houses.

LIONSHEAD VAIL 21 $765,000

VAIL Lions Square Lodge Door 266-8 $765,000

WOLCOTT 514 Jouflas Ranch Road $2,985,000

Unit 501 – 2B, 2B, 840sf, Furnished. Cute 2b condo with dynamite location in the heart of Lionshead. Walk to the slopes, restaurants & shops. Great in-town location for rentals. CONTACT: Karen Wilhelm, Prudential Colorado Properties, 970.390.2480, www.Vail-BeaverCreek.com

1 bedroom overlooking Gore Creek and Vail Mountain. Ski in ski out. On site restaurant, pool, hot tubs and fitness center & steps to Lionshead shopping. CONTACT: Dave Cole, 970.331.6867, Prudential Colorado Properties

Picture yourself in a true Colorado Property. Surrounded by Douglas Firs, this home is the epitome of luxury and privacy. A mountain getaway that features 2 master bedrooms with large walk-in closets, a separate family suite, 4 fireplaces and north and south facing decks and patios. 6 heated garage bays for car and toy storage, 2 offices and an elevator that accesses all 3 levels are just a few of this property’s amenities. Must see to appreciate!

VAIL Lion Square Lodge $505,000

VAIL 2249 Chamonix #2 $425,000

Hotel Room Door 372. New exterior remodel and addition of a new elevator. Located on the main lobby level, sold furnished. CONTACT: Gina Dizon, 970.688.0067, Ron Byrne & Associates

2 bed, 2 bath, fully furnished. HOAs less than $100/month! WOW! Close to TOV bus stop & all of West Vail amenities. CONTACT: Brooke Gagnon, 970.688.0915, brookevailkw@gmail.com

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CONTACT:

Ron Byrne, 970-476-1987, info@ronbyrne.com Ron Byrne & Associates

CONTACT:

Kevin Kenney, 970.331.6037, Fuller BCV Sotheby’s International Realty


The Sebastian Vail Residences

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The Sebastian Vail Residences offers the best of property ownership in Vail Village with all the conveniences of vacationing in a 5-star resort. Presenting a fixed week vacation club giving you the same weeks in the same residence every year, guaranteed. No brain damage with confusing ownership calendars. Instead, enjoy the ease of knowing that once you arrive every detail of your vacation will be well taken care of – from housekeeping, to dinner reservations, to ski storage to grocery shopping and so much more! Several combinations of fixed fractional ownership weeks are available, including Christmas/New Years, Spring Break, Summer only or a combination of Summer and Winter. Fully deeded ownership has never

Superb, 5-star amenities for owners include: • Ski valet services at Gondola One • Private Owner’s Lounge, including light continental breakfast & après-ski • Year-round ski and wine storage • Complimentary valet parking in the underground garage • State-of-the-art fitness club • Outdoor heated pool and four hot tubs • Fully equipped business center

been more attractive! Starting in the high $100,000’s for two summer weeks, and mid $200,000s for three ski weeks in 2, 3 or 4 bedroom penthouse and village flat residences!

• VIP concierge services • Airport transportation arrangements • Preferred rates to Bloom Spa & Frost lounge • Battle Mountain Kids Camp • Tykes Room for younger children • Room service from Leonora restaurant • Daily housekeeping service

For more information and a personal tour contact

Karin Millette

Through your fractional property at The Sebastian – Vail, you will own an undivided, deeded interest in Vail’s hottest private residence club.

Sonnenalp Real Estate 970-376-0691 or karin@srevail.com


Arrowhead 84 McCoy Springs 5 Bedroom | 6 Full/2 Half Bath | $3,750,000 Tom Dunn, 970-390-5737

Beaver Creek 349 Borders Road 5 Bedroom | 6 Bath | 7,641 sq. ft. | $5,875,000 Jacquelyn Northrop, 970-390-2315

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3235 Katsos Ranch Road 4 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | 3,435 sq. ft. | $1,579,000 Carolyn Piper, 970-376-3051

Horizon Pass Residences No. 208 4 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | 2,673 sq. ft. | $2,995,000 Terry Nolan, 970-471-2210

Vail Golf Course Vail Golf Course Townhome P54 3 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | 2,343 sq. ft. | $1,295,000 Larry Agneberg, 970-376-7100

Beaver Creek Market Square No. 102 2 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | 1,269 sq. ft. | $1,099,000 Andrew Keiser, 970-331-4695


The Summit at Cordillera 139 Pikes Way 4 Bedroom | 5 Full/2 Half Bath | 5,603 sq. ft. | $2,595,000 Tom Dunn, 970-390-5737

West Vail 1787 Alpine Drive 5 Bedroom | 5.5 Bath | 4,932 sq. ft. | $2,595,000 Larry Agneberg, 970-376-7100

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Arrowhead 83 Knudson Ranch Road 4 Bedroom | 4 Bath | 2,357 sq. ft. | $789,900 Laurie Slaughter, 970-471-0108

Lionshead Vail International No. 7 3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | 985 sq.ft | $775,000 Larry Agneberg, 970-376-7100

Beaver Creek Beaver Creek Lodge No. 111 1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | 520 sq. ft. | $349,000 Terry Nolan, 970-471-2210

Beaver Creek Ridgepoint No. 184 3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | 1,906 sq. ft. | $735,000 Andrew Keiser, 970-331-4695


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Emshwiller Residential R.E. (970) 618-1495

International Prop Specialists (970) 479-0295

Equitana Realty (970) 328-5455

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Hamlet Financial Corporation (970) 300-2115

Triumph Mountain Properties (970) 479-9990

Heritage Title Company (970) 328-5211

US Bank Home Mortgage (970) 748-4721

Interstate Restoration Contractor (970) 328-5410

Vail Daily (970) 748-2946

Land Title Guarantee Co./Eagle (970) 328-5065

Advantage Real Estate (970) 926-1155

Bold Real Estate Solutions, LLC (970) 949-6070

Sonnenalp Hotel (800) 654-8312

Guaranteed Rate (970) 926-5289

Land Title Guarantee Co./Avon (970) 949-5099

Access Properties of Vail (970) 476-8610

Black Diamond Realty (970) 476-4414

Slifer Smith & Frampton Photo (970) 845-2048

Trekker Photography LTD. (970) 390-3357

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Altima Group (970) 390-7020

Clink Inc. (970) 748-0971

Antlers At Vail Real Estate (970) 476-2471

Coldwell Banker Distinctive Prop. (970) 476-2113

AP Resort Concepts (970) 390-3703

Excalibur Management Company (970) 845-7700 Field of Streams (970) 390-7565

John Helmering, Broker (970) 331-1110 John Krueger, Broker (970) 926-1858

Four Seasons Realty, LLC (970) 926-5990

Jon Reid Lindner Real Estate (970) 331-6111

Ascent Sotheby’s Realty (970) 476-7944

Colorado Mtn & City Homes (303) 841-0345

ASE Real Estate (970) 328-3792

Crossroads Realty (970) 476-4300

Fuller BCV Sothebys Int Realty (970) 845-0400

Joni Taylor & Company R.E. (970) 390-1402

Backhus & Associates (970) 471-0440

Crystal Watson, Broker (970) 509-9664

Garton Real Estate (970) 524-4116

Beaver Creek Mgt./CO. Ranch (970) 926-1122

D. O’Neill Enterprises, Inc. (970) 390-8228

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Katherine McCarty, Broker (970) 471-2276

Berg Real Estate, Inc. (970) 376-0215 Beth Runyon, Broker (970) 390-9991 Betsy Wilson, Broker (970) 376-8630 Beveridge Real Estate (970) 328-7444

Dalco Realty, Ltd. (970) 328-7272 Dan Zabel Realty (303) 688-8825 Danielle Stoltz, Broker (970) 977-0560 Dantas Colorado Properties, Inc (970) 376-6111 Dauphinais Real Estate, Inc. (970) 476-9112

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Keller Williams Mtn Properties-Eagle (970) 328-2327 Keller Williams Mtn Properties-Vail (970) 476-1600 Ken Wilson Broker LLC (970) 390-1320

Heather Hutto, Broker (970) 260-3779

Kim Tofferi, Broker (970) 390-4701

Heather Stolz, Broker (970) 476-2113

King Realty (970) 328-5090

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Nancy Schmidt, Broker (970) 445-7796

Rocky Mountain Luxury Properties (970) 477-1770

Navarro Lowrey Properties, Inc (970) 390-5302

Ron Amass - Broker (970) 390-5827

Neff International Realty Ltd (561) 997-4995

Ron Byrne & Associates Real Estate (970) 476-1987

Sadler Real Estate, Inc. (970) 926-3300 Sandy Apps Real Estate (970) 926-8548 Scanlan Real Estate Group, LLC (970) 331-4292 Skihomesonline.com (512) 740-7762 Slifer Management Co., Inc. (970) 926-7911 Slifer Smith & Frampton - Bridge Street (970) 476-2421 Slifer Smith & Frampton - St. James (970) 845-9900 Slifer Smith & Frampton - Vacation Ownership (970) 949-5811 Slifer Smith & Frampton - Eagle Ranch (970) 328-2550 Slifer Smith & Frampton - Lionshead (970) 479-0245 Slifer Smith & Frampton Highlands (970) 845-8053 Slifer Smith & Frampton Bachelor Gulch (970) 845-2300 Slifer Smith & Frampton The Charter (970) 845-3815 Slifer Smith & Frampton Avon (970) 845-2000 Slifer Smith & Frampton Arrowhead (970) 926-3000 Slifer Smith & Frampton Cordillera Divide (970) 926-3505 Slifer Smith & Frampton Solaris (970) 477-5720 Slifer Smith & Frampton Red Sky Ranch (970) 754-8411 Slifer Smith & Frampton Westin (970) 748-5420 Slifer Smith & Frampton Hyatt (970) 845-9400 Smith Eaton Real Estate & Property Mgmt (970) 926-7930 Solaris Real Estate, LLC (970) 479-6000 Sonnenalp Real Estate, LLC (970) 477-5300 SPI Property Management Inc. (970) 479-5444


Steve Hill Mtn. Properties (970) 926-7701 Stockmans Land Exchange (970) 328-7500

Vail Property Sales & Mgmt (970) 926-5252

Colorado Appraisal Group Todd Serwatt, (970) 390-2450

Vail Realty - Beaver Creek (970) 949-9200

Colorado Valuation Consultants Gary Tucker, (303) 238-8626

Sturm Financial Group (303) 394-5393

Vail Realty - Vail (970) 476-8800

Sullivan/Nicholas & Co. (970) 476-4405

Vail Sales and Rentals (800) 720-1831

Sun N’ Ski Properties, LLC (970) 949-4840

Vail Valley Land & Dvlpmnt. Co (970) 376-0228

Suzanne J. Dugan, Broker (970) 376-4994 Swanepoel Enterprises LLC (970) 376-2201 Terry Krueger, Broker (404) 840-2952 The Kleimer Company (970) 471-1425 The Mercury Alliance Mountain Properties (970) 949-8133 The Valley Home Store, LLC (970) 328-8776 Tim Cashin, Realtor, Inc. (970) 390-8462 Timbers Real Estate Co. (970) 477-8030 Todd M. Keleske, Broker (970) 390-0070 Torrey Tulley Benson, Broker (720) 284-8045 Trombetta Mountain Real Estate (970) 390-1115 Trotter Real Estate LLC (970) 524-8323 Turner Real Estate Group (970) 926-4910 Two Rivers Village Realty (970) 337-2300 United Country Colorado Mtn Property (970) 328-6600 Vail Buyer Brokers (970) 471-1190 Vail Colorado Luxury Mountain (970) 470-3953 Vail Holm Brokers (970) 471-3333 Vail Home Rentals, Inc. (970) 748-5016 Vail Homes & Properties, LLC (970) 977-0315 Vail Mountain Real Estate (970) 949-6349 Vail Properties Unlimited (970) 331-6042 Vail Property Brokerage, Inc (970) 476-8850

Vail Valley Properties (970) 476-6789 Vail Valley Resort Properties (970) 376-4337

Eagle County Assessor Mark Chapin, (970) 471-3985 Elizabeth D. Macleod, Appraiser (970) 926-7817 Nancy F. Maxon, Appraiser (970) 926-2262

VailSmith Properties (970) 904-0970

Rocky Mtn. Valuation Services Jamie Humphrey, (970) 390-5143

Valley View Realty, Inc. (970) 470-1441

Steven J Pier, Appraiser (970) 328-2066

Villages Real Estate (970) 390-6125

Gary Shields, Appraiser (970) 328-7735

Vistar Real Estate, Inc. (970) 476-6223

Sturm Financial Group Connie Weigel, (720) 314-5161

Walter Realty Group, Inc. (970) 926-5748 Warner Developments, Inc. (970) 949-4360 West Valley Real Estate, LLC (970) 524-0344 Willows Real Estate (970) 476-2233

James Trudeau, Appraiser (970) 390-0961

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APPRAISAL OFFICES Alpine Appraisers Tom Griffin, (970) 331-3737 Alpine Resort Appraisals Angela Servies, 970) 390-4670 Angelo’s Appraisal Angelo Loria, (970) 845-5056

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Anthony Sears Appraisal Anthony Sears, (970) 376-7226 The Appraisal Office, Inc. Kurt Lemme, (970) 376-1771 Appraisal Services of Vail Rich Reeves, (970) 471-1761 C & S Appraisal Services Christopher Scheer, (720) 435-2907

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THE VIEW

LOCALES

BEAVER CREEK

Vail might be the largest ski area in the United States, but its sister resort to the west, Beaver Creek, holds its own. Known as a kid-friendly place ideal for families, Beaver Creek’s amenities include a year-round outdoor skating rink, a variety of skiing, biking and hiking terrain, frequent festivals and Thursday Night Lights — a free fireworks show on Thursdays during the ski season.

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BEAR PAW LODGE B303 | $1,190,000 2 BEDROOM | 2 BATH | 1,442 SQ. FT.

349 BORDERS ROAD | $5,875,000 5 BEDROOM | 6 BATH | 7,641 SQ. FT.

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21 BACHELOR GULCH ROAD | $1,595,000 4 BEDROOM | 4 BATH | 3,052 SQ. FT.

298 BACHELOR RIDGE BUCKHORN TOWNHOME No. 298 | $2,495,000 3 BEDROOM | 4 BATH | 2,928 SQ. FT.

HORIZON PASS No. 208 | $2,995,000 4 BEDROOM | 4 BATH | 2,673 SQ. FT.

MARKET SQUARE No. 102 | $1,099,000 2 BEDROOM | 2 BATH | 1,269 SQ. FT.

THE BEAVER CREEK RESORT TEAM Scott Bandoni | Carol Calinoff | Tom Dunn | Jim Green | Kathleen Hesler | Marla Hillerich | Andrew Keiser Larry McLawhorn | Terry Nolan | Jackie Northrop | Page Slevin | Michael Thompson | Mark Weinreich | Dave Whitman BEAVER CREEK LODGE 970-845-8440 | BEAVER CREEK VILLA MONTANE 970-845-8700 PrudentialColoradoProperties.com | ResortTeam@vail.net


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