February 28, 2012

Magnificant Bachelor Gulch Listing

_7 Bedrooms ~ 8 Baths ~ 9,909 Square Feet ~
~ Ski-In/Ski-Out ~ Wine Cellar ~ Rec Room ~ Hot Tub ~ Theatre ~
A great property for the most discriminating buyer. Offered by Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate at $14,600,000.00

February 26, 2012

Carve your turns, don't skid!

Owning Real Estate in Vail/Beaver Creek is all about lifestyle. I thought I would pass on a tip from my previous life as a Ski Instructor.

Recently I visited a friend in Stratton Vermont for a long weekend. He had mentioned to me that, "in the east, the snow is harder, so skiers should be stronger, but everyone skids thier turns". With today's new equipment, skis will hold much better, even on eastern hard pack. The key is learning how to balance on an edged ski. When my children were young, it was as simple as saying, "I want to see the bottoms of your skis", when below them on the hill. They didn't think about rolling their foot, (feet) onto the inside edge of the downhill ski. Yes, world cup skiers are so strong that they actually work with both feet on matching edges, but we can really get away with the downhill ski predominately. Just control the inside ski so little things like tips don't cross or the feet don't open too much.

Back on that Vermont hard pack, ski on the edge of the ski and yes you will probably still skid somewhat, but at least it is controlled. Oh yes, I tune every 3 to 4 days on skis, you should too.

February 25, 2012

Back on the Market in Vail.

Located on the Vail Golf Course, this wonderful home just came back on the market. Listed at $5,500,000.00, it is a great option for the buyer looking to spend time in Vail in the Summer as well as skinng in Vail over the winter.

February 6, 2012

Winter Teva games are coming to Vail!

How to Make the Most of This Weekend:
• Take advantage of free events, including TWO CONCERTS, THREE PARTIES and more!
• Be at Golden Peak Saturday night for a mind-blowing spectator event of Teva Best Trick Bike & Tele Big Air
• Partipate in an event that fits your interest, there is something for everyone. Our picks? The snowshoe, nordic, Vail Uphill and 7 Wonders of Vail
• Be as cool as the guy in this photo for the Eddie Bauer Boot Run - bring a team and don your best costume for this less-than-a-mile stretch of obstacles!
• Bring your dog for the 5k snowshoe and watch the Avy Dogs training demo
• Tell all of your friends about this weekend and register for an event TODAY!

Swag & Giveaways
GoPro is offering a FREE GoPro LCD BacPac with the purchase of a HD HERO2 camera. You can score this deal at the GoPro Booth in Gear Town (by Solaris Plaza) or at any participating local retail shops including Vail Sports.

Come by the Teva tent or Vendetta’s to enter to win a prize package of Tevas, GoPros, Zeal Optics, Maui Jims, First Ascent jackets, Thule luggage, and Chipotle gift cards. They'll be giving away 1 prize package per day at 4pm at Vendetta's.

7 Wonders of Vail
Sunday is the new Saturday. You know why? Because you can ride the 7 Back Bowls of Vail and then party like it's 2012 with your fellow Wonder-ers at Mountain Plaza from 2-4pm.

With your registration, you'll receive a ticket to claim a free drink, food and gift at the after party, as well as a chance to win $100 bucks and other prizes (must be present to win). Complete details here.