Vail Valley Real Estate And Lifestyle May 2018 Newsletter

Dated: May 9 2018

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May 2018 


A special week with the Sunshine Kids in Beaver Creek!

At the beginning of April, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices welcomed the Sunshine Kids to Beaver Creek.  Twenty-eight young cancer patients from hospitals across North America attended the Sunshine Kids “Winter Games". Just a few of the exciting events the kids participated in were one on one skiing with instructors, snowmobiling, ice-skating, shopping and participating in a down-hill ski race to end the week.  

The trip was made possible through the generous support of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Colorado Properties and its Brokers and staff, the Beaver Creek Adaptive Program, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek and local merchants. The event is provided free of charge for the children by The Sunshine Kids Foundation, a national, non-profit organization dedicated to providing exciting, positive group activities for children with cancer

Please visit their website at to learn more about the Foundation and the children we support. 

Volunteer to help clean your community in May

It’s time to clean the closets, garages, basements and the yard, and to lend a hand in picking up trash around town. Unwanted trash accumulates during the winter months and becomes visible once spring awakens. There are a number of different community clean-up days coming up in May. On May 12, in Eagle, bring your unwanted trash and recyclables to the Eagle Community Clean-Up Day and deposit them in the appropriate dumpster behind the Capitol Theater in Eagle Ranch Village. Click here for more info on the Eagle cleanup day. Saturday, May 19, is Spring clean-up time for Gypsum, and the Town of Gypsum encourages residents to bring your unwanted items to the Sports Complex parking lot from 8 am to 12 noon for free dumping. Also, join staff and their community members in the roadway cleanup starting at 8 am. Click here for more info about the Gypsum Cleanup Day. In Avon, Spring Clean-Up Week will be May 21-26, with Town Clean Up Day on Thursday, May 24. Disposal of qualified items is free, as the Town sponsors this service to its residents.

Good To Know! Above is a snapshot of the real estate market in April for Eagle County

The Vail Valley real estate market showed strong activity after the mountain closed with a number of high-end Luxury listings going under contract. While April sales were down slightly from 2017, the major factor in our market remains available inventory. 

Listings are down about 10% from last year but the good news is that inventory should increase by 20 - 25% through August if historical patterns and trends continue. 

While this is an overview of Eagle County, each community holds it's own story on market trends. If you would like a market trends report with more details about the community you live in, let me know. I have reports available for all communities in Eagle County.



Do you LOVE to play on the river? Kayakers, stand up paddle boarders, and two-person raft teams won't want to miss the Vail Whitewater Series  

Starts May 8

The Vail Whitewater Race Series gives local and visiting kayakers, stand up paddle boarders and two-person raft teams the opportunity to race down Gore Creek from the Covered Bridge to the International Bridge during the peak runoff period in May and June. Each week a different course/format is featured to test competitors skills and provide exciting spectator viewing. An awards party takes place after each event at a local restaurant. The races take place every Tuesday from 5 - 7 pm, starting May 8. Click here for more information 


Mother's Day in Vail/Beaver Creek

May 13

 There are all kinds of wonderful things to do in Vail and Beaver Creek this weekend, especially for Mother's Day on Sunday, May 13.

 To All the Moms and Grandmas, Happy Mother's Day!


Click here to view the activities

If trail running is your thing, you are going to love participating in the Boneyard Boogie in Eagle | May 19

May 19, The La Sportiva Boneyard Boogie kicks off the 2018 La Sportiva Vail Trail Running Series with an 11k scamper through pinyon grooves and juniper shrubs. The race course is 95% singletrack and 5% double track with an elevation gain of 1448 feet reaching a maximum elevation of 7,650ft. The start will be at Eagle Valley Middle School and the race will finish at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink.Racers will enjoy a free salad and pasta lunch, raffle and awards ceremony at the Dusty Boot in Eagle Ranch following the race. The Dusty Boot Flip Flop outdoor tiki bar will also be open for racers during the ceremony. East West Resorts and the Eagle Ranch Fitness Center are paying out $200 to either the male and/or female racer that beats the course records that were established in 2015! Click here for more information and to register online.

Beaver Creek really knows how to throw a BBQ! Don't miss Blues, Brews, 

and BBQ this year - a true local's favorite  

May 26 & 27

As the launch of summertime in Beaver Creek, the 15th annual Beaver Creek Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival features top chefs from around the state serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching brews, and blues music from around the country. Blues, Brews, and BBQ held on May 26-27, offers complimentary admission from 12:00pm-6: 00 pm to the Beaver Creek Plaza with food and beverages available for purchase. Complimentary blues music can be enjoyed throughout the weekend on the Beaver Creek Plaza stage with three acts featured per day. Click here for more information the full line up of performances and events.  

Concerts are a summer tradition in Avon. Are you planning on relaxing in Avon and enjoying the pop-up concerts 

Starts May 28

Concerts are a summer tradition in Avon and they are popping up all over town this season! These 90-minute FREE concerts take place May - September, and they allow locals and guests a time to unwind and relax with live classical and contemporary music. Light fare and refreshing beverages are available each evening, and these performances bring an eclectic array of musical styles, from classical strings to Spanish guitars, all performed by musicians from Colorado’s most esteemed symphonies and philharmonics. This free concert series starts off this May 28 from 5:30-7pm. Click here for more information. 

Create community, meet your neighbors, listen to some great live music and have a ton of fun at the Eagle Outside Fest

 June 1 & 3

Join us in Eagle for the unofficial kickoff to summer at the 2018 Eagle Outside Festival. On the weekend of June 1-3, these two events collide to fill the town with music, bikes, river sports, fishing, food, and beer. Head to Eagle Ranch to demo the newest and greatest gear from some of the best bike companies in the industry. Test the bikes and gear out on the trails and prepare yourself for the long Eagle riding season.For more information on the Bike events, demos and activities, visit Ride into the afternoon and party into the night… The 2018 Bonfire Block party will transform downtown Eagle into a concert and party with 2 nights of live music. The lineup, schedule and more can be found and tickets are available now! Click here for more information on the whole event.

Rafting, paddle boarding, kayaking, dock dogs, BMX, yoga, photography, and more at the Vail GoPro Mountain Games | June 7 - 10

Vail’s GoPro Mountain Games is the best all-around mountain experience available anywhere in the world. Athletes, art, music and mountains come together for four days of competition, featuring more than 25 events in 9 disciplines, plus free concerts, expos, and more in Vail June 7-10. More than 3,300 athletes and 70,000 spectators come together to enjoy the event, where pro athletes participate side-by-side with amateurs in whitewater kayaking, SUP, rafting, trail running, mountain biking, road cycling, BMX, fly fishing, disc golf, slackline, DockDogs, photography, and yoga. The GoPro Mountain Games also host the only IFSC Climbing World Cup on U.S. Soil each year. Spectating is FREE and open to the public, with giveaways and expos featuring more than 140 brands on display at LLBean Gear Town, and in the evenings, free concerts at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater light up the night. Learn more about the event at




74 Cresta Road #314 


 3 BR | 3 BA 

Top Floor Penthouse 


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3219 Daybreak Ridge 

 Avon, CO 81620

 7 Br | 9 Ba 

 This thoughtful estate home has something for everyone including state-of-the-art geothermal heating/cooling system, media room, wine room, office, massage room, bunk room in addition to 2 master suites. Convenient ski-in access from Intertwine and ski-out on the Sawbuck ski run. 

 Now Listed at $9,500,000 

 (Reduced by $500,000)

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164 S. Fairway Dr. 

 Avon, CO 81620 

 $2,700,000 | 5 Br | 7 Ba 

 Schedule a Showing Sunny golf course residence with gorgeous landscaping and views of Beaver Creek Mountain. This home's vaulted ceilings and expansive living areas are enhanced by custom doors and cabinetry found nowhere else in Beaver Creek. Multiple living areas offer everyone a place to relax and the multilevel floor plan and en suite baths provide privacy for all. This home is offered beautifully furnished minus any personal exclusions of the seller. Artwork and Lincoln Center chandeliers are negotiable.

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36 Ambleside Pl. 

 Edwards, CO 81632 

 $2,000,000 | 6 Br | 6 (4F/2H) 

BaCarefree Living In Vail's Gated Ski/Golf Community. Entertain Family and Friends In This Impeccable Renovated Enclave Home. Open Floor Plan, Main Level Master, Spacious Recreation Room with Wet Bar, Sunny South Facing Patio Is An Oasis. Abundant Amenities Including Skiing, Tennis, Swimming, Private 27 Hole Putting Course and Fine Dining at Vista Just a Block Away! Country Club Of the Rockies and Alpine Club Memberships Available.

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