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New Chair 5 debuts today Gramshammers to take first ride Vail’s newest high-speed quad chairlift, the High Noon Express Lift (#5), also known as “Chair 5,” is set to officially open for the season today at 9 a.m. The long-awaited lift boasts a ride time of six minutes, just half that of the fixed-grip triple chairlift it replaces. With the opening of the lift and surrounding terrain, Vail’s skiable acres will climb to 5,000. To celebrate the lift’s debut,

guests are invited to gather at the top of the lift for complimentary cookies, hot cocoa and commemorative lapel pins while supplies last. Long-time Vail local’s Pepi and Sheika Gramshammer’s inaugural ride up the High Noon Express Lift (#5) will kick off the opening of the High Noon Express Lift and surrounding terrain at 9 a.m. “There is nothing on earth like Vail’s Back Bowls on a


powder day, and with 70 percent more capacity and half the ride time of the old lift, the new Chair 5, will allow our guests to move quicker up and around the mountain and get even more out of their days,” said Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. The legendary Back Bowls have been part of the ski scene since Vail opened in 1962 with

only a gondola out of the village and two chairlifts, including the original lift out of the bowls. The area surrounding the new High Noon Express Lift (#5) is made up of Sun Up Bowl on the east side and Sun Down Bowl on the west with High Noon Ridge standing between and

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Fifty-four House Democrats are opposing President Barack Obama’s tax deal with Republican lawmakers in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The lawmakers, led by Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont, said yesterday they are against “acceding to Republican demands to extend the Bush tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires.” They said the package adds too much [See THE UPDATE, page 10]

Local halfpipe snowboarder wins heat at Copper By John LaConte Vail Mountaineer Editor Competing against some of the best halfpipe athletes from around the globe, local Broc Waring qualified for finals with authority at yesterday’s Visa USA Halfpipe Grand Prix at Copper Mountain. The former Ski and Snowboard Club Vail athlete used a big frontside 1080 as his marquee trick to win his heat and advance on to Saturday’s final round in the what is longest running snowboarding tour in the U.S. “There was some tough competition out there, a few double corks, a few back-to-back 1080s,” Waring, an Edwards resident, said yesterday after the race. “The judges really seemed to be rewarding big, smooth air, and that definitely worked in my favor.” If front of Waring was Norway’s Torre-

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sweeping vistas of the Colorado high country that made the Back Bowls famous amongst skiers and snowboarders worldwide. Pepi himself was among the first to ski the terrain prior to its public opening in December 1962 and will be eternally linked to the long and infamous trail “Forever,” which he skied with Vail pioneers Dick Hauserman, Bob Parker and Morrie Shepard before the lift was installed, saying he thought it would take them “forever” to hike back out. Manufactured by U.S. company Leitner-Poma, the High Noon Express Lift (#5) will improve skier and rider circulation in the Sun Up and Sun Down areas and will also provide an alternate route for guests moving west from the top of the Teacup Express Lift (#36) at the end of the day. The new lift increases Vail’s uphill lift capacity to 59,092 people per hour.

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A file photo of Edwards snowboarder Broc Waring competing at a Dew Tour event last year. Waring won his heat and qualified 3rd overall in a field of 88 at the USA Halfpipe Grand Prix yesterday at Copper Mountain.

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the second heat, allowing Waring to win his heat. 88 snowboarders in total competed from 14 nations competed in the men’s competition. For the women, Olympic gold and bronze medalist Kelly Clark was back in top form, taking the top qualification spot. “I qualified first for finals, which is always a great way to start the year. I’m really looking forward to Saturday, there’s a lot of great riding out there and I feel like it’s going to be a good event,” Clark said. Clark was the leader for three of her U.S. teammates, including Kaitlyn Farrington, who had a breakthrough string of events to bump up to the Pro Team, and Ellery Hollingsworth, who’s no stranger herself to the Grand Prix podium. “The pipe was really good today better than it has been and it was good to [See GRAND PRIX, page 19]


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Marolt: Athletes heard your cheering at Birds To the Vail Valley community, Nothing beats victory on home snow. The thousands of fans who gathered in Beaver Creek to watch the Audi Birds of Prey races last weekend know that well. Being able to cheer on Ted Ligety to his World Cup GS win is something we will all remember for a lifetime. I felt pride for Ted and I also felt pride to be a part of such a spectacular event in the Vail Valley. It’s no surprise that Beaver Creek and the Vail Valley Foundation are known to produce one of the best quality World Cups on the circuit. This year certainly was no exception. It was clear that the organizers took their commitment to a new level. With the unfortunate weather situation causing the downhill race cancelation, the extraordinary effort given by the staff and vol-

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Beaver Creek Resort plans to open more terrain and lifts tomorrow including Larkspur Bowl along with additional terrain in Bachelor Gulch and other areas of the main mountain. The resort will offer skiing and riding on more than 1,256 acres served by 13 lifts and nine conveyor lifts. The following lifts will open for the season on Saturday, Dec. 11: • Riverfront Gondola (Lift 7) • Larkspur Express (Chair 11) • Lower Beaver Creek Mountain Express (Chair 15) • Upper Beaver Creek

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Beaver Creek Resort became a culinary showcase last weekend during the Birds of Prey World Cup there. In a partnership with the U.S. Ski Team, Bonnier Corp.’s Saveur Magazine brought five of the nation’s most noted chefs to Beaver Creek for an evening of epicurean delight during the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup. They joined four noted local chefs from the Vail Valley and Beaver Creek’s top restaurants for Savor the Slopes at Rocks Modern Grill in Beaver Creek. Bonnier, a foremost international publishing company, is well connected to the sport as the publisher of Ski and Skiing magazines, in addition to Saveur. The magazine has partnered with the U.S. Ski Team to entertain guests during the weekend of high-speed racing action. Thousands of fans descend on Beaver Creek each year for the Audi FIS Birds of Prey World Cup, which features top Olympic medalists including Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, Andrew Chefs pose with athletes at Savor the Slopes, presented by Saveur Magazine for the U.S. Ski Team, during the Audi Weibrecht and more. “The mountains are rapidly becoming a ma- Birds of Prey World Cup in Beaver Creek Colorado. Picjor food destination,” said Saveur Vice Presi- tured, from left, are Chef Aaron Sanchez, Steven Nyman, TJ dent and Group Publisher Merri Lee Kingsly. Lanning and Chef Marc Murphy. Avery Cunliffe photo “There’s an amazing culture in the mountains around the active lifestyle of skiing. We thought it atmosphere. would be interesting to take some of our favorite chefs “Skiing is unlike any other sport in its ability to bring from around the country out of their restaurants and let people together around their passion for the outdoors them showcase their skills in the mountains.” and the mountains, whether competitive athletes or recNot only did the experience bring amazing food from reational skiers,” said the Team’s Chief Revenue and the best restaurants in the country to the resort town, Marketing Officer Andrew Judelson. but it also gave the top chefs a chance to hit the slopes “Hospitality, food and the mountain experience are a and enjoy Beaver Creek. The event also provided top very big part of our sport. Our partnership with Saveur, athletes, including alpine downhill racers TJ Lanning, along with Ski Magazine, here in a world class resort Steven Nyman and freestyle aerialist Emily Cook, like Beaver Creek is a great way for us to showcase our an opportunity to meet the chef’s and taste their cre- sport’s culture with our valued partners.” ations. For other chefs, the event served as a flashback to a “The past couple of days have been amazing. It’s so life before cooking. beautiful here,” said Chef de Cuisine Victor Casanova “I’ve been a ski bum for many years. The best was for Culina, Modern Italian in Beverly Hills. when I was a food and beverage manager at Killington “I am an East Coast boy, so this was a really nice Mountain Ski Resort when I was 21 years old,” said treat. The powder was nice, the trails were nice, the Christopher Lee, Executive Chef for Aureole in New scenery – you can’t beat it! I’ve been completely over- York City. whelmed by how fun this has been.” “It was the best time of my life. Skiing is a way of Skiing is unique among Olympic sports by being life – it’s something I miss. My career’s taken off and attached to a lifestyle based on travel to mountain skiing has taken a back seat but Savor the Slopes has destinations like Beaver Creek and Vail. Ski racing given me a little more energy to start again.” fans are passionate about watching their heroes like The chefs entertained more than 150 guests of the Bode Miller, Ted Ligety and Lindsey Vonn, but also U.S. Ski Team and the Audi FIS World Cup at Rocks enjoy cruising down ski runs and enjoying the resort Modern Grill in the Beaver Creek Lodge.

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A trove of John F. Kennedy pictures by White House photographer Cecil Stoughton, including a rare image of Marilyn Monroe with the president and Robert Kennedy at a Democratic fundraiser, fetched $151,000 at auction yesterday. The Monroe photograph, contained in an envelope labeled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sensitive Material - May 19, 1962â&#x20AC;? with 22 other gelatin silver prints of the event, sold for $9,150, above its presale estimate of $4,000 to $6,000.â&#x20AC;?Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only image of the three of them together,â&#x20AC;? said Matthew Haley, Bonhamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; expert for books, manuscripts and historical photographs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are very few prints of this photo.â&#x20AC;?

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Hudson New York is reporting Iran is planning to place medium-range missiles on Venezuelan soil, based on western information sources[1], according to an article in the German daily, Die Welt, of November 25, 2010. According to the article, an agreement between the two countries was signed during the last visit o Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Tehran on October19, 2010. The previously undisclosed contract provides for the establishment of a jointly operated military base in Venezuela, and the joint development of ground-to-ground missiles.At a moment when NATO members found an agreement, in the recent Lisbon summit (19-20 November 2010), to develop a Missile Defence capability to protect NATOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s populations and territories in Europe against ballistic missile attacks from the East (namely, Iran), Iranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s countermove consists in establishing a strategic base in the South American continent - in the United Statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soft underbelly, according to Hudson New York.

Jobless claims near lowest levels of the year

Applications for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the second-lowest level this year, fresh evidence that companies are cutting fewer jobs. First-time claims for jobless aid fell by 17,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 421,000 in the week ending Dec. 4, the Labor Department said yesterday. The four-week average of claims, a less-volatile measure, dropped for the fifth straight week to 427,500. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the lowest since August 2008, just before the financial crisis intensified with the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Separately, the Commerce Department said businesses boosted wholesale inventories for the tenth straight month in October and sales rose by the largest amount in seven months.

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Furious student protesters attacked a car carrying Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, vandalized buildings and battled riot police yesterday as a controversial hike in university fees triggered Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst political violence in years. In a major security breach, demonstrators set upon the heir to the throneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rolls Royce as it drove through Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s busy West End on its way to a theater. A group of up to 20 struck it with fists, sticks and bottles, breaking a window and splattering the gleaming black vehicle with paint.In the frenzy, some chanted â&#x20AC;&#x153;off with their heads!â&#x20AC;?

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Diplomacy is showing signs of life on the Korean peninsula, two weeks after North Korea shelled its neighbor. China, under intense international pressure, sent a top envoy to meet with Kim Jong Il, and an American governor whose past visits have led to warmer ties announced a new trip to the North. As both Koreas continued to carry out military maneuvers, regional powers balanced shows of support for their allies with attempts to negotiate a detente to avert a further escalation of tensions. Four South Koreans died in the Nov. 23 attack on Yeonpyeong Island, the first to target a civilian area since the Korean War. Chinese State Councilor Dai Bingguo, Beijingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top foreign policy official, turned up in Pyongyang for â&#x20AC;&#x153;warm and friendlyâ&#x20AC;? talks with North Korean leader

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The Guardian is reporting Russia has suggested that Julian Assange should be awarded the Nobel peace prize, in an unexpected show of support from Moscow for the jailed WikiLeaks founder.In what appears to be a calculated dig at the US, the Kremlin urged nongovernmental organisations to think seriously about â&#x20AC;&#x153;nominating Assange as a Nobel Prize laureateâ&#x20AC;?.

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Wesley in now behind bars

Actor Wesley Snipes began serving a three-year sentence at a federal prison in Pennsylvania yesterday for failure to file income tax returns. Snipes, 48, arrived shortly before noon at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean in the tiny northwestern Pennsylvania town of Lewis Run, federal prisons spokesman Ed Ross said. He had been ordered to surrender by noon. The minimum security prison camp is worlds away from the harsh prison fortresses depicted in the Snipesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; films â&#x20AC;&#x153;Undisputedâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brooklynâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Finest.â&#x20AC;? The minimum-security camp doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have fences around its perimeter.The 300 nonviolent inmates live in barracks that feature two-man rooms, daily showers and double-

feature movie showings today through Sunday. Alas, no NC-17, R or X ratings allowed, which knocks out much of Snipesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; action-heavy repertoire.

Charlie is still in the House of Representatives

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel returned to his home turf in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harlem neighborhood on Saturday, saying he still loves Congress â&#x20AC;&#x201D; despite a showdown with colleagues over ethics violations that led to his censure by the House. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have not lost my ability to love the Congress and to love this country,â&#x20AC;? the 80-year-old Democrat told reporters at Harlem Hospital, where a crowd at a town hall meeting gave him a standing, cheering ovation as he entered. Dapper in a dark suit and tie, Rangel appeared confident and as defiant as ever about the allegations that led to his public scolding yesterday.

Poison front man set for heart surgery

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting Bret Michaels is readying himself for his upcoming heart surgery in January -- heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taking new medication and feeling â&#x20AC;&#x153;positiveâ&#x20AC;? about the operation. The Poison star is booked in to go under the knife to repair a hole in his heart and his doctors have implemented a strict new medical regime ahead of the procedure. Michaels admits he found the idea of a heart operation terrifying at first, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now feeling much calmer about the looming surgery, according to the Chronicle.

2 brothers killed in blast at W.Va. chemical plant

Two brothers who lived within walking distance of the small chemical plant where they worked were killed Thursday in an explosion there. Two others were injured. The blast happened around 1:30 p.m. at the AL Solutions Inc. plant in New Cumberland, a small town in West Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s northern Panhandle about 33 miles west of Pittsburgh. It was the third fatal explosion at the plant in the last 15 years. The first officer on the scene, Lt. Jeremy Krzys, said he had been sitting at a traffic light when he heard the explosion and immediately rushed to the plant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just heard a loud bang and all of a sudden you saw black smoke pouring out,â&#x20AC;? Krzys said. Krzys saw two injured men run out of the building when he arrived. He said one man was badly burned, while the other was still on fire. Co-workers used blankets to extinguish the man who was on fire. Police

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FAA loses track of 119,000 aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration is missing key information on who owns one-third of the 357,000 private and commercial aircraft in the U.S. — a gap the agency fears could be exploited by terrorists and drug traffickers. The records are in such disarray that the FAA says it is worried that criminals could buy planes without the government’s knowledge, or use the registration numbers of other aircraft to evade new computer systems designed to track suspicious flights. It has ordered all aircraft owners to re-register their planes in an effort to clean up its files. About 119,000 of the aircraft on the U.S. registry have “questionable registration” because of missing forms, invalid addresses, unreported sales or other paperwork problems, according to the FAA. In many cases, the FAA cannot say who owns a plane or even whether it is still flying or has been junked. Already there have been cases of drug traffickers using phony U.S. registration numbers, as well as instances of mistaken identity in which police raided the wrong plane because of faulty recordkeeping. Next year, the FAA will begin canceling the registration certificates of all 357,000 aircraft and require owners to

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Jury begins deliberations in Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case

A jury on Thursday began deliberating the fate of a nomadic street preacher charged with the 2002 kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, after hearing federal prosecutors call him a “predatory chameleon” and defense lawyers say he’s too delusional to be convicted. The facts of the case aren’t disputed: Even attorneys for Brian David Mitchell say there’s no question their client kidnapped Smart from her Utah bedroom when she was 14 and raped her almost daily until she was found months later, walking a suburban street with Mitchell and his now-estranged wife, Wanda Barzee. Defense attorney Robert Steele told jurors Thursday that Mitchell’s actions were colored by long-standing delusional beliefs, and that the jury should find him not guilty by reason of insanity, sending him to a federal prison where he would receive treatment for mental illness.



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Brett Favre not practicing Brett Favre is watching Minnesota Vikings practice again. Favre was on the field Thursday during the portion of practice open to the media, but was not throwing because of a sprained throwing shoulder. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said earlier in the day that it will be a game-time decision for Favre on Sunday against the New York Giants.

The 41-year-old quarterback has started an NFL record 297 straight games. Receiver Percy Harvin and left guard Steve Hutchinson also were not practicing. Harvin has not practiced or played in more than a week because of migraine headaches. Hutchinson is still working his way back from a broken right thumb.

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A spokesman for the former New York Jets game hostess who allegedly received inappropriate photos and phone messages from Brett Favre says she won’t sue the Minnesota Vikings quarterback if he’s punished by the NFL. Jenn Sterger’s manager, Phil Reese, said on Thursday that she would like the league to “implement a program” to prevent unwanted advances—similar to those she’s alleging Favre made. Reese said Sterger wants the league to discipline Favre before his career ends. Sterger’s attorney says the NFL has concluded its investigation and sent the findings to the commissioner’s office and league lawyers for review. The NFL is not commenting on the status of the investigation. The alleged messages from Favre to Sterger were sent in 2008, Favre’s only season with the Jets. Favre has said this season will be his last. There are four regular-season games remaining.

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Lead NFL negotiator: 18-game season key to talks The head of the NFL’s negotiating team says it will be much easier to reach a new labor deal if it includes an 18-game regular season. In an interview yesterday, NFL executive vice president of labor and chief counsel Jeff Pash also says

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IOC attempting to ban entire family for doping The Italian Olympic Committee is attempting to ban an entire cycling family for doping. CONI anti-doping prosecutor Ettore Torri recommended Thursday that cyclist Lorenzo Bernucci, his wife Valentina Borgioli, brother Alessio Bernucci, mother Antonella Rossi and father-inlaw Fabrizio Borgioli be banned after being linked to blood doping by a prosecutor in Padua. Bernucci’s former teammate with Lampre, Alessandro Petacchi, also is being investigated after police raids at both

riders’ houses in April. A six-year ban has been requested for Bernucci, who is facing his second offense after testing positive for a non-amphetamine appetite suppressant and getting fired by the T-Mobile team in 2007. Four-year bans have been recommended for each of the other family members, which would prevent them from involvement in any sporting events in Italy. The case will be decided by CONI’s internal anti-doping court. “I wasn’t expecting the prosecutor Torri to request such a severe penalty,”

Bernucci told the ANSA news agency. “When I’m called before the anti-doping court, I will clear up my position, and then the judges will decide. I don’t think the family has anything to do with this. My relatives didn’t do anything.” Bernucci was suspended by the Lampre team after the police raid in April. Team spokesman Andrea Appiani said Thursday that the squad is standing by Petacchi because nothing illicit was found at his house. The announcement came just a few hours after a gathering of cyclists at

CONI attended by Italy’s Health Minister Ferruccio Fazio, who announced new measures to combat doping at the amateur level. “Out of 500 tests in the first semester of 2010, 15.9 percent came back positive among males,” Fazio said. “I am about to sign off on a new anti-doping commission that will work very closely with CONI that will produce informative campaigns and collaborate with other anti-doping institutions, starting with the NAS (an elite police force).”

Disgraced rider Rasmussen won’t ride Tour Michael Rasmussen has accepted he won’t ride in the Tour de France again. The 36-year-old Dane has signed up as captain of a new third-tier Continental team after failing to win a contract with Pro Tour outfit Saxo Bank. Third-tier teams are unable to compete in cycling’s showcase events, like the Tour, and although Rasmussen’s new team hopes to gain Pro Tour status by 2016, the Dane knows he won’t be riding by then. “Our goal within the next five years is that we will become Denmark’s second Pro Tour team (after Saxo

Bank) and be where it is really, really fun,” Rasmussen said Thursday. “I am well aware that in 2016 it will not be Michael Rasmussen riding the Tour de France. But my goal is that I will be driving in the car (behind).” Rasmussen led the Tour in 2007 until he was kicked off his Dutch Rabobank team for lying about his training whereabouts when he missed pre-race doping tests. He was banned for two years. He returned to the sport in 2009, and since July he has been racing with personal sponsorship from Danish watch designer Christina Hembo’s company, Christina

Design London. Rasmussen repeatedly said he wanted to come back on a Pro Tour team, but had his dreams crushed last month when Saxo Bank manager Bjarne Riis presented his complete roster without Rasmussen. “It was a bitter pill to swallow,” Rasmussen said as he presented what he called his “Plan B”—the Christina Watches team. Hembo has bought small Danish team Stenca Trading-M1 and made Rasmussen captain, saying “everybody deserves a second chance.”


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Vail Mountaineer Friday, December 10, 2010

Employment Hospitality (FT/YR Round) Provide a smooth, professional check-in & the highest quality of customer service. Will cross-train as a Concierge Agent. Work with guest registration system to perform “check in” & “check out” functions. Responsible for cash bank, collecting payments & reconciling cash bank. Must be able to work with money, do basic math and make change. Answer telephones & assist guests with directions & information. Answer inquiries pertaining to hotel services; registration of guests; and all area attractions. Must be guest service oriented & friendly. Must have the ability to work unsupervised & work a flexible schedule (day/evening shifts, weekends & holidays). Hospitality or hotel experience strongly preferred.

Now hiring Full/Part Time Certified Massage Therapists. Must be Colorado Licensed. Must have 500 hrs. experience. Please email resume to or contact Craig Holst at 970.476.4840

Employment Other We’re hiring professionals for the following Full-Time & Part-Time positions:

Hiring Sessions are being scheduled in Eagle & Summit. Email resume to to schedule an appointment!

Employment Restaurant FOUR SEASONS RESORT

Help Wanted for fun, hip, fine dining resturant


We strive to provide exceptional service and quality at Four Seasons Resort and Residences.

If you share our passion and commitment for service, we invite you to apply for the following positions.

We offer an excellent pay and benefits package. Please fax your resume to 970.477.8849 or email to

“Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For” (FT/YR Round) Excellent Benefits! Responsible for maintaining exterior grounds, facilities & landscapes. Perform snow removal using manual means & powered equipment, and other “seasonal” tasks. Will be required to be outside during different seasons & perform various tasks in various climates. Performs landscape maintenance such as mowing, digging, shoveling, raking & operation of manual and power equipment. Proficiency in upkeep and maintenance of roof and underground sprinkler systems. Knowledge of building property as well as pruning and fertilization, etc... Must be able to understand & communicate in English. Bilingual in Spanish helpful but not required. Valid Driver’s License is required.

I’m Dudley and I’m between 2 & 3 years old. I was found starving and tied up with a collar embedded in my neck. My last family didn’t want me, so now I’m looking to adopt my new family that will love me. I’m good with people, kids, dogs and cats.

For details, call


$8,991 4 Door, 4-Cyl, Automatic, 45,975 Miles, Stock #571


2001 Chrysler Sebring

$4,577 4 Door, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 108,247 Miles, Stock #10284A



Polk Audio Monitor Series. 38” tall. 4 speakers & a tweeter. Originally $1,000. Please call 970.390.3403 for more info.

still available starting at $500 per hunter for the late season starting November 22, 2010 thru January 31, 2011.

The only warranty authorized dealer in Eagle County!

A LPINE !PPLIANCE#ENTER 949-1199 | Eagle-Vail, CO




LS, Extended (7 passenger), V6, 4WD, DVD. New tires. Ready for mountain driving! 109,139 Miles. Stock # DC238569

2009 Chrysler T&C




Affordable Texturing & Repair Specialist

4 Door, FWD, Automatic, 73,470 Miles, Stock #U2865

FREE ESTIMATES! • 970-926-8410

Help Wanted Ads

No minimum number of days



West Lake Creek Company

Let Us Work Hard For You!


$7,991 4 Door, AWD, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 45,920 Miles, Stock #U2707B

2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Residential & Commercial Dependable, Quality Work

(a $300 Value)

“We care about people... not just teeth.”

for all your drywall needs. 20 years of quality workmanship at affordable prices.


Services 112 W. 6th Street, Eagle

2003 Chevrolet Ventura

Mike McCurdy “The Drywall Guy”


Like new. Oversized armchair with textured brown fabric. Purchased from a local design store. Clean with NO marks, tears or stains.

a day


2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

Sidewalks & Roofs

Please call 970.376.5694

We’re seeking motivated team members who want unlimited earning potential. Work from home, travel to exotic places, drive a hybrid car, make your own hours and have some fun!

Auto Classifieds



Located in Lions Square Lodge (660 W. Lionshead Place) next to the Gondola.

Come work with a major company that is socially and environmentally responsible!

Relationship or career issues? Jaimie H. Rosen, CPC

For Sale

Please apply in person. Ask for Rodney or Grant.

Employment Sales/Marketing

Confused or Stuck?

$16,935 4 Door, 6-Cyl, 5-Spd, 4x4, Automatic, 38,640 Miles, Stock #U2806


• Carpet & Upholstery • Tile & Grout Cleaning • Spot Removal • Pet Odor Treatment • Carpet Protectant

Commercial & Residential Environmentally Safe Products Bonded & Insured 24/7 Emergency Service Se Habla Espanol

Employment ads Service Ads as low as $30/wk As low as $75/month

Prompt, Personalized Ad Service! Call us at 926-6602 and speak to a live person! We’re here to help!

Friday, December 10, 2010 2010 Dodge Caliber

2007 Jeep Liberty


$13,725 4 Door, 4-Cyl, Automatic, 18,036 Miles, Stock #U2896

4 Door, FWD, 3.7L, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 63,170 Miles, Stock #U2926


720.449.9900 2010 Ford Fusion

2008 Jeep Liberty Sport

2007 Pontiac G6

$15,768 2 Door Convertible, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 57,637 Miles, Stock #303-24


2008 Subaru Impreza

2009 Subaru Impreza



4 Door, AWD, 2.5L, Manual, 21,329 Miles, Stock #SP9G823280

2009 Volvo S60 Black exterior/Tan interior. New all weather tires. Near new factory transmission. Most options. 63,000 Miles.


4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 18,573 Miles. Stock #SP9H789210


4 Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic, 30,196 Miles, Stock #VP92720419

4 Door, FWD, 4-Cyl, Automatic, 20,815 Miles, Stock #U2731

4 Door, FWD, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 37,085 Miles, Stock #U2907



2002 Ford Focus


4 Door, AWD, 2.5L, Manual, 19,441 Miles, Stock #SP8G526507


4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 47,422 Miles. Stock #SP67203468

4 Door, 4-Cyl, Automatic, 95,635 Miles, Stock #M2706A

4 Door, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 51,815 Miles, Stock #U2919



2009 Honda Civic

2009 Kia Borrego

2006 Subaru Impreza

4 Door, AWD, 3.6L, Automatic, 41,683 Miles, Stock #SP84406352



$15,885 4 Door, 1.8L, 4-Cyl, Automatic, 29,225 Miles, Stock #U2897

4 Door, FWD, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 21,032 Miles, Stock #U2951

4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 44,920 Miles. Stock #SP77317531 $17,588




4 Door, AWD, 2.5L, Manual, 70,890 Miles, Stock #SP6G801889

4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 48,460 Miles, Stock #SP37216082

2009 Mazda

4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 127,904 Miles, Stock #ST27620553

$23,425 4 Door, AWD, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 15,862 Miles, Stock #U2943

4 Door Wgn, 4-Cyl, Automatic, 33,480 Miles, Stock #U2954



2007 Subaru Impreza


4-Door, FWD, 2.8L, Automatic. 109,047 Miles. Stock #VPY1064728

2007 Subaru Forester

4 Door, 4-Cyl, Automatic, 44,744 Miles, Stock #U2950




4 Door, AWD, 2.4L, Automatic, 47,897 Miles, Stock #SP7H702223


4 Door, AWD, Automatic, 89,118 Miles, Stock #VP51197444 888-444-2554

4-Door, FWD, 2.5L. 32,785 Miles. Stock #VP92736698


Auto ads starting at $50/month

17 Years Experience Full Details Interior & Exterior Wash & Wax Engine Cleaning Scratch Removal Window Tint Clear Bra High Speed Buffing

Attention to Detail in Vail


Dark blue, open bow, Monsoon. 350 HP engine. 175 hrs. Kept on a private lake. Fully loaded, stereo, heater, wedge, tower, zero off speed control, flip-up driver’s seat, black trailering cover. Dark blue tandem axel trailer w/ pivot hitch used once. 100 miles. Call Mike 970.376.2020 or

Monthly auto ads as low as $50 (with photo!) Call 926-6602

Extra cab, V6, 6-Speed. Cloth seats. Bed liner, tow, TRD. New tires. 91,275 Miles. Stock # TI068336

2 BD, 2 BA Lift View Condo. Near Vail & Beaver Creek. Close to bus route, bike path, schools & shops. Patio with planters, fireplace. New carpet, paint and kitchen counters. Tile flooring in kitchen & entryway. High end finishes throughout. Washer/Dryer, N/P, N/S. Call Pat at 303.809.0101

Auto Detailing

2 BA, 2 BA Liftview remodeled condo. On bus route & close to ski lift access to Beaver Creek. Unfurnished,F/P, W/D, N/S, N/P


2005 Volvo XC70

4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 29,704 Miles, Stock #SP7H818732

2 Door, 6-Cyl, Automatic, 45,904 Miles, Stock #499A

4 Door, AWD, 4.4L, Automatic, 59,423 Miles, Stock #VP71407839


2006 Infiniti G35

2.5 S, 5-Speed, CD, 4-Door. Alloys, Power Windows & Power Locks. Cloth seats. 91,774 Miles. Stock # DC288440

Call 970.471.6061


4 Door, AWD, 2.5L, Manual, 56,000 Miles, Stock #SP7G817635


1 BD, 1 BA Lock Off. N/S, N/P. W/D, WiFi. First & Last Month Deposit.

2009 Toyota Camry


2007 Volvo XC90


2009 Hyundai Santa Fe

4-Door, FWD, 2.5L, Automatic. 24,940 Miles, Stock #VP92725515


4 Door, 2.5L. 117,957 Miles. Stock #44032


See also on Craiglist. cto/2081966925.html

2008 Subaru Tribeca

2006 Kia Armanti


Call 239.560.7491 or 303.854.7519

4-Door, AWD, 3.2L, Automatic. 42,125 Miles, Stock #VT71028967




4-Door, AWD, 3.2L, Automatic. 40,490 Miles, Stock #VP81013443



Vail Mountaineer

4-Door, AWD, 2.5L, Manual. 49,250 Miles, Stock #VP72324240

Avon Crossing 2 BD, 2 BA with Garage. Large rooms with lots of closet space! F/P in living room. Terrace with gas BBQ grill and views of Beaver Creek. W/D in unit. Walk to Gondola and shuttle. Year leases. Call Ron at 970.926.6261 or 917.853.0004

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Place your rental ad in our classified secton for only $75 a month! Call us at 926-6602


Vail Mountaineer Friday, December 10, 2010 Lock off with own entrance. 1 BD, 1 BA, Kitchenette. N/S. Pet with approval. Security Deposit. Includes utilities. Call 970.471.3601

2 BD, 1 BA Townhome. New carpet. Woodburning fireplace. Near the Middle School. No pets. Long term lease.

1BD w/ Private Bath available for rent in a 3BD home in Chatfield Corners. W/D.

On the Golf Course! 4 BD, 3 BA Single Family Home on Corner lot. Pets negotiable.

Furnished room for rent weekly. N/S, N/P

Call 970.470.1044

Call 480.620.2836

Newer 4BD, 2 BA. Two-car garage & large yard. N/S.

Call 970.390.1898

Ski-in Beaver Creek Seasonal Rental! Great multi-family home. Walk to ski-out, Dial-A-Ride. 5 BD / 5 BA Ted Steers 970.477.5319

2 BD, 1 BA. 800 sq. ft. Long term only. W/D, No Pets. Available Feb. 1st.

2BD, 2.5 BA. Location along the Eagle River. W/D, N/S, N/P Sleeps up to 6 people.

Call Mike 970.376.5444

For Rent Edwards-Riverwalk Pamper yourself and your car this winter.

W/D. No smoking, no pets.

Call 970.524.0575

Unfurnished 4 BD half duplex. 2-car garage. Gas heat. Call 970.390.7600

Available Now. Newer 4BD, 4 BA Home. Two-car garage.

Do you like to write forums or blogs? Contribute 20 hours a week on my blogs and get your own room & bath for $75 a week. Otherwise, room available for $120 a week. N/S. Room in Single Family Home.

Pets negotiable. Call 970.390.1898

1 BD, 1 BA for rent in 3 BD townhome. On the river. Park nearby. 1st & security required.

Single Family Home in The Terrace. 3 BD, 2 BA. Fenced backyard. Oversized 2-car garage. At end of quiet street next to bike path. W/D, N/S. Pets with approval. Security deposit.

Call 970.390.3279

3 BD, 2 BA. Unfurnished. Nicely remodeled. 1-car garage. Pets negotiable. Lease negotiable.

Plus utilities. Call 970.471.3601

Buy, Sell, Rent, or Find


3 BD, 2 BA Single Family Home in downtown Eagle. Garage & carport. Great yard. Large rooms. Available immediately. Call Greg 970.390.6070

Call 970.390.1898

1 BD in 3 BD Condo. New Remodel. Clean & quiet. Furnished. On the bus route. Rent/Lease negotiable. Call Gary 970.688.0409

2 BD, 2.5 BA Stonegate Townhome. Unfurnished, Gas heat, 1-car garage. Conveniently located in lower Homestead. 2 Level floor plan. Available Dec. 1. Call Sue at 970.477.5730

Short Term Rental. Close to skiing at Beaver Creek, Arrowhead & Vail. 1 BD, 1 BA, Queen Hideaway Bed. Sleeps 4. Two TVs, Comcast, WiFi. Kitchenette. Patio w/ chairs. Great views! Nicely designed with art.

2 BD, 2 Full BA Remodeled top floor condo with great view! Unfurnished. Full size W/D. 2 Assigned Covered parking spots. ECO bus stop on property. Close to schools & grocery store. N/S. Pet negotiable. 1 year or short term available.

6 month/year rental. 770 Potato Patch Drive 3 BR, 3.5 BA + Home Office. Furnished. 2-car garage. Southern exposure w/ Views!

$1,000 Sec. Dep. Please call 720.273.7526

Ski Season Rental Large 5 Bedroom Single Family Chalet available for season. Fully furnished with...

References needed. 1st/Last/Damage Deposit. 6 person max. Call 970.390.0070

Newer 3 BD, 2 BA with large bedrooms. Small kitchen. Includes utilities Call 970.390.1898

Call Pat at 303.809.0101

3 BD, 2.5 BA Townhome. Hardwood floors.

2 BD, 1.5 BA in Topaz Building. Unfurnished. Underground parking & storage. Close to dining, shopping, grocery, movies & walking paths. W/D. 1 pet negot. Available Now.

$1,100 / month after 1st. Includes H2O, Sewer and Trash. Call 970.390.2531

Vail Trails East Prime location! Flat screen TVs. Walk to Golden Peak. 2 BD / 2 BA Ted Steers 970.477.5319

Commercial Corner

Bring your small business to warmer Eagle! Great small retail or office space. Park your car right in front of this suite. $625 mo. total. No extra costs!

850 Chambers Avenue, Suite #5

Call for Pricing & Latest Specials!

Judy Evans or Bob Engelbrecht

970.376.1171 or 390.7595

Retail & Office space in downtown Eagle. Ground floor - 1,290 sf. 2nd floor - 1,350 sf. Can be subdivided. Plenty of parking. Great location and beautiful finishes!

Great turnkey opportunity! Restaurant in Prime Location in Downtown Eagle. Price negotiable. Contact for viewing.

341 Broadway, Bldg B

225 Broadway

Steve Stafford, Slifer Management Comp.

For Sale By Owner Don 970.471.8162

970.926.7911 ext. 4

Riverwalk commercial space in newly remodeled Diamond Bldg. 1,100 sq. ft. with river views, wood floors natural light, heat/ air conditioned.

2,000 sq. ft. of office space above 2,000 sq. ft. of warehouse. Nice finishes & lots of space. Lease all of it or share with our business.

Please contact Patti

Terms negotiable.


Call 970.390.5955

Be a part of Commercial Corner List your commercial or retail property for sale or lease for $28.80/week or $115/month! Full color photo ad.


Commercial Riverwalk Office. Professional office suite with use of conference room, reception area and copier included. Incredible views!

$700/month Contact Trish


Downsizing? Come share this furnished professional office suite in Riverwalk. Includes reception area, kitchen and conference area.

Prime Commercial space now available! Excellent rates, great location, easy access, large atrium, lots of parking, fitness center, private ski shuttle, on TOV bus route.

Please contact Patti

Call for Pricing



Photo Real Estate Classifieds

Realtors n o i t n e t

At Spacious condo with open floorplan and a media room to boot , plus private patio make this the ultimate mountain property. MLS #: V319405

4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Single Family Homes. Two car oversized garages. Main floor master. Views of Beaver Creek and New York Mountain.

Seller needs to sell! Single family home with ski in access. Exterior moss rock finish and heavy timber. Large family room, wet bar, media room, elevator and hot tub.

One Arrowhead Place

Wild Star Residences


Kathy or Matt Iverson, Slifer Smith &Frampton

Dantas Builders



970.390.8366 or 970.390.9198

$589,000 to $675,000


Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Photo real estate listings are only $4.80/day. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $28.80 everyday for a week and $14.40 for weekends only!

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Vail Mountaineer


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Incredible Price for a Little Slice of Heaven! 44+ acres, 2 homes & huge shop nestled in park-like setting, bordered by Surface Creek. Wonderful views, hay ground.

$375,000 #650337 John Freeman, RE/MAX Mountain West

25,000 sq. ft. luxury estate. Developer must sell. All offers considered!

$4,995,000 Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Major Price Reductions at Brush Creek Village. Only 12 10 9 Developer Units left! 3 & 4 BD units, some w/ basements, in brand new private development. Adjacent to pool and ice-rink. Financing available!

3 BD / 3 BA Townhome on the Eagle River. Pre-approved short sale. End unit with lower level walk-out to the river.

Now Starting at only $349,000

Now Offered at $239,000

John Purchase, Wynton Homes, LLC

Julie Retzlaff, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Red Canyon Townhomes #33

4 BD, 2 BA Thm backing to wetlands. 1-car attached garage. New paint throughout, new flooring & appliances. Hot tub, front & back yard. Fenced with streams in back.

304 Shorthorn Drive




Each office independently owned and operated.

2 BD cabin secluded from the road with Salt Creek running across the property. Offering all the comforts of home & plans for expansion. 7.5 acres & covered bridge.

3 BR, 2.5 BA Single Family Home. 1,655 sq. ft. Main level master bedroom. Large laundry room. Stainless steel appliances. Unfinished basement. 2-car garage.

Lovely 4 BD, 3 BA Single Family Home that backs up to Open Space. 3,000 sq. ft. with a walk-out basement. Oversize 3-car garage. Wonderful landscaping.

Best Floorplan, Gourmet Kitchen, 4 BD / 4.5 BA. Adjacent to National Forest & one minute to Golf Club! Text to: 95495, Enter: info4 pru6x6h6.

$749,000 (Was $789,000)

Deed Restricted

0634 Hernage Creek Road

111Daisy Lane

4424 Streamside Circle


For Sale by Owner

For Sale By Owner


Bethany Boston Johnson 970.390.4347 Prudential Colorado Properties

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate 970.331.3236,

3 Bedroom bank approved short sale. Remodeled with garage.

Just Listed! Large, Premier cul-de-sac Single Family Lot in Upper Homestead! Huge views and sun! Text to: 95495. Enter: info4 pru5p3u4.

Prime location in Upper Homestead with HUGE views & sunsets! Includes $15,000 paid tap fees, soils report & topo survey. Text to: 95495. Enter: info4 pru4M6N4.

4 BD, 3 BA Single Family Home in McHatten Ranch at Buckhorn Valley. Two Living Areas, Fireplace and Oversized Double-Car Garage.

Lower than recent SOLD Short Sale prices at $163.28/sq. ft. 2,620 sq. ft. 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 3 car garage. FOREVER VIEWS! $100K+ in custom changes. NEW, never occupied!

1077 Gold Dust Drive

77 Russell Trail

143 Bridger Drive

Sky Legend at Cotton Ranch

Bethany Boston-Johnson 970.390.4347 Prudential Colorado Properties

Bethany Boston-Johnson 970.390.4347 Prudential Colorado Properties

Green Valley Homes

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate

$365,000 Gil Fancher, Sonnenalp Real Estate









Reduced to$1,075,000 (Was $1,269,000)


For Sale by Owner


Must see! Remodeled 5 BD, 4 BA Home in desirable neighborhood of East Vail. Gore Creek runs thru the backyard and bus stop is steps away. Perfect family retreat!


Tim Cashin, Realtor, Inc.



Beautiful custom home, 5BD, plus office and large family areas. Views of Beaver Creek and Arrowhead. Quality finishes through out include hickory floors, wood beams and spacious decks w/ patio.

Ski slope view from this 3 BD, 3 BA + Den property. Close to Vail Village and steps to free bus. Pool, tennis, private back patio w/ garden. 1 car garage. Great association.

Got an

Single Family Home for under $400K! 3 BD, 1 BA home on sunny, large .2 acre lot with mountain views. Single family/duplex lot w/ potential for multi family zoning. 10 min to Vail & hiking, fishing out your back door!


Nice 3 BD/2 BA home with a 2 BD/1BA lock off apartment. Great rental.

South Main Street

$589,000 (Was $599,000)

Jay Raiola, My Mountain Realtor

Bob New, Colorado Mountain Properties

970.827.5371 or 970.477-1984


Enjoy slope views & summer sunsets from this 4 bd/4ba home. Vaulted living room, master suite & bonus room. Swimming pool, tennis, and back patio with garden.

Amazing low price for 1BD, 1BA condo! Located across the street from TOV bus stop, corner unit, wood burning fireplace and great deck.

Potato Patch Club No. 5

Sandstone 70, Unit A4

Linda Miner/Joni Taylor, Sonnenalp

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate



Just steps to the gondola with nice views! Furnished Studio unit. Strong rental program with up to 45 days owner usage this year.

Extraordinary opportunity to own Vail property w/ views of the slopes! Lavish redevelopment & addition of 16 upperstory condos at the base of Vail Mountain!

Offered at $1,475,000


Open House Call us and place your info 926-6602

Fabulous newly remodeled 5 BD, 6 BA residence in desirable location in Vail. Top of the line appliances & finishes. Great floorplan & convenient ski in/out location!

Now $1,650,000

Potato Patch Club #40


Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Top floor 2 BD, 2 BA on bus route. Fully furnished short-term rental. Great location & income generator! Assigned parking outside front door.

Walk to the ski lifts! 2 BD, 2 BA Top Floor unit with unbelievable views for under a million. Motivated seller. $260,000 below market comps. Walk a little. Save a lot.



716 A Forest Road

Sandstone 70, Unit 9-C

Sun Vail

Claudine Brandt, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Bob Finlay, Prudential Colorado Properties

Vistar Real Estate

Stunning 1 BD w/ loft, 2 BA pier-a-terre in Vail Village. Complete remodel just finished. Hardwood floors Sub Zero fridge, custom cabinets. Usage of Village Center.

Best fractional value offered in Vail Village, on Gore Creek. Includes valet parking, bellmen, front desk, pool, spa, athletic club, ski valet, storage and maid service.

The best deal in Vail! Offering 4 BD, 5 BA. Private mountainside setting. Open floor plan. 2 -car garage & ideal location just steps to skiing, Vail & Lionshead Villages!


Austria Haus Club

Priced from $219,900- $340,000

421 Beaver Dam Circle





Reduced to $620,000


Lift House, Unit 313 $379,000

The Landmark Residences Open Daily 2:00 to 5:00 PM

Bob Finlay, Prudential Colorado Properties

Steve & Hillary McSpadden

Gary & Joni, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Jean Mitchell, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Tyra Rudrud, Sonnenalp Real Estate

One Willow Bridge Road. 2 and 3 Bedroom Residence Club Ownership. 3 weeks winter, 3 weeks summer, 1 floating week.

Spacious Primary/Secondary home with 6 BD and 2 BD respectively. Strong shortterm rental history. Sunny location with great yard & hot tub. Many extra features.

Extraordinary certified Built Green single family in sunny West Vail. 4BD , 2 car garage has patio w/ hot tub. Easily located on Vail bus route. Big views of Gore Range.

One of a kind property! Can be used as a Large Family Home, Corporate Retreat, Cozy Inn or a 12-Room Bed & Breakfast. Located on Gore Creek. World class fishing!

2950 Square Feet

Savory Inn

Linda Miner, Sonnenalp Real Estate

Gary Pesso, Sonnenalp Real Estate








Real Estate

$550,000 or $695,000 Ted or Gil, Sonnenalp Real Estate


2567 Arosa Drive


Julie Retzlaff & Mary Isom, Sonnenalp R.E.

Julie 970.376.0836 Mary 970.331.9650

Just reduced to $1,780,000





Vail Mountaineer Friday, December 10, 2010

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all you can drink

The Ultimate Vail Retreat

1452 Buffehr Creek


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Special10-close Guest DJ 926.4080 riverwalk edwards

rivately gated high atop Buffehr Creek Rd. with phenomenal views, this property boasts 12,968 square feet of living area with 8 bedrooms & 10 bathrooms. A fully outfitted gourmet kitchen is flanked by 2 bar top seating areas. Other amenities include a master suite with private office, a 14x20 golf simulator, 2nd media room, zen room with 12 person sauna, 3 steam showers, a 16x40 pool & pool bar, an enormous recreation room, and a wine room. This is a developer’s private residence. Details also include custom iron work and wood carvings throughout the home. Green built, the home utilizes poly foam insulation and passive solar heating, lock-off caretaker quarters, views in every direction, along with multiple extraordinary stone heated patios surrounding the house. Attached is an enormous 1,800 square foot garage. Just outside is a cascading water feature. This home’s dramatic setting offers a comfortable living environment. $

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