Friday, February 27, 2009

2008 Slifer Report

The 2008 Slifer Report is an in-depth analysis of Summit County real estate activity broken down by area and property type. Please click on the link below to view online.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Smart Buyers Report

Today, smart buyers are finding value in homes throughout Summit County with a broad selection of inventory, favorable interest rates and a very resilient local market.

Once again, the window of opportunity has opened. Buyers are realizing there are a number of reasons to take advantage of current market conditions and purchase their mountain homes. There is no better time than the present to create a legacy of memories with your family.
The following report outlines these factors:

Monday, February 16, 2009

Keystone Resort Showcases its Award-winning Cuisine at the New Winter Culinary Festival

The weekend-long event includes a grand tasting dinner, culinary classes and spectacular deals with the new Dine Out Keystone program

Keystone Resort presents the new Winter Culinary Festival March 6-8, a resort-wide, multi-day event showcasing Keystone’s award-winning restaurants accompanied by incredible lodging and dining values and culinary education programs.

The festival’s signature event, the Grand Tasting Lodge, features an evening of specialties from Keystone’s award-winning restaurants including the Keystone Ranch, Ski Tip Lodge, Alpenglow Stube, Bighorn Steakhouse and more. Guests will ride two gondolas to dine atop Keystone’s North Peak. At the Grand Tasting guests can sample small plates with highlights from all of Keystone’s award-winning restaurants. In support of Keystone and Vail Resorts’ commitment to the environment and Appetite for Life Program, chefs will be serving sustainable and organic ingredients in several dishes at this zero-waste event. Reservations are required, and tickets for the Grand Tasting are purchased for $100 by calling 970.496.4386.

Keystone Resort is also hosting various culinary education courses throughout the weekend. The schedule of classes and demonstrations is as follows:

Friday, March 6
Red Wine Tasting: The Ski Tip Lodge features unique red varietals and blends. Attending guests will receive a 15 percent off coupon for dinner at the Ski Tip, good anytime throughout the next year.
Martini Tasting: The Summit Seafood Company invites you to experience unique martini recipes from their master mixologist.
Winter Whites: Paisano’s restaurant presents a tasting of white wines with cheese accompaniment.

Saturday, March 7
Ice Carving Demo with Keystone Chef Steve Nguyen: Watch as Ice Carving Master Steve Nguyen transforms blocks of ice into sculptures with his various power tools on top of Keystone’s North Peak at the Outpost.
Culinary Trends: Colorado Mountain College and Keystone Culinary Institute present the latest trends in the culinary world in a classroom-style learning environment at the Keystone Lodge.
Margaritas and Tequilas: Parrot Eyes Restaurant hosts a tasting of top shelf hand crafted tequilas with discussion on their history, finished off with a margarita with your favorite.
A World Awaits: Wine Tasting: A sommelier opens guests’ palates to new experiences and guides them through a tasting of fine wines from around the world in the casual social atmosphere of the Tenderfoot Lounge at the Keystone Lodge.

Sunday, March 8
Chocolate Demo and Breakfast Class: Executive Pastry Chef Ned Archibald and 2004 Colorado Chef of the year, shares his talent during this Chocolate Demo Class. Guests will enjoy fresh baked pastries, breakfast breads, coffee and tea as Ned demonstrates how to make his renowned chocolate creations.
Champagne Brunch at the Alpenglow Stube: Guests head to the top of North Peak, exchange boots for warm, fuzzy slippers, and partake in a unique menu of Mimosas, soups, a selection of entrées and an array of magnificent desserts.
Reservations for the continuing education courses can be made by calling 970.496.4386. Pricing for each class varies.

Keystone’s Winter Culinary Festival is sponsored in part by 5280 Magazine.

Keystone guests are also invited to take part in the first Dine Out Keystone program, a chance to experience area restaurants at exceptional prices. Nearly every dining establishment is participating. Special offers include the Chef’s Nightly Creation, a three course dinner, at the Ski Tip Lodge for $52.80. The Keystone Ranch is offering a four course dinner for $52.80. Dinner Sleigh Rides will be 15 percent off all weekend. Other participating restaurants include the Bighorn Steakhouse, Summit Seafood Company, Paisano’s, Parrot Eyes, Kickapoo Tavern, and more.

For guests wishing to spend the weekend enjoying Keystone’s sunny slopes and renowned culinary experiences, the resort is offering rooms as low as $139 a night. Visit for more details.

For more event information, visit

Friday, February 13, 2009

February Market Insider

Upcoming Nordic Events in Summit County

Saturday, 2/14, GRNC: Hoodoo Voodoo Trail Grand Opening Celebration. Free donuts (from Daylight), free coffee (from Starbucks in Breck), free quick-wax prep for your skis, free 5k Time Trial on HV (the perfect warm-up for Frisco Cup #4), free historical tour, free ski clinics, and Ribbon Cutting ceremony featuring local dignitaries. Starting at 10:00, Peabody Trail Head. Call GRNC for details and times.

Sunday, 2/15, FNC: Frisco Cup Challenge #4 the Grand Finale! Choose your distance (10k, 20k, & 30k) and race against the clock or your friends. Stick around afterwards for more skiing and socializing. Please register by 10:30, race at 11. Call FNC for details.

2/21, GRNC: the Gold Run Swift Skedaddle 5k/10k Snowshoe Adventure.

3/1, GRNC: "Eat, Ski, and Be Merry" Progressive Meal on Skis, a culinary Nordic experience for all.

3/7, FNC: Tubb's "Romp To Stomp" Snowshoe Event, a fund raiser to fight Breast Cancer.

3/8, GRNC: 6th Annual Dogterra Event, a fund raiser to benefit L.A.P.S.

3/28, BNC: the Breckebeiner 12, 30, & 60k Skiathon, a fund raiser to benefit B.O.E.C.

Please call the Nordic Centers or check out the websites for more details and times.

Don't let the ski season get away from you without enjoying the great skiing conditions and fun events now available at all three Nordic Centers. Enjoy the winter, ski often, and share your passion with your friends and family (Bring 'em with you)

BNC: 970-453-6855;
FNC: 970-668-0866;
GRNC: 970-547-7889;

Thursday, February 12, 2009

American Cancer Society Announces Hope on the Slopes at Breckenridge Ski Resort

The 4th Annual Hope on the Slopes of Colorado will take place on February 28th, 2009 at Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Hope on the Slopes provides avid skiers and snowboarders an opportunity to make their day of skiing or riding more meaningful by raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society while competing for vertical feet and celebrating their fundraising efforts in a family friendly atmosphere.

Hope on the Slopes allows skiers and boarders to compete as individuals or on a team formed from friends, family, co-workers, etc. There are no age restrictions on event participants.

Prior to the event individual and team participants register online and fundraise for the American Cancer Society. Each participant and team will receive a personal web page that they can customize with their own messages and photos. Features of the site include the ability to easily fundraise online via email, track fundraising progress, and honor loved ones touched by cancer. Registration fees that help cover costs of the event are $35 per individual or $200 per team of up to 15 members. In addition, each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $200.

While at the Hope on the Slopes event, vertical feet are tracked through Breckenridge’s bar code tracking system and are based on the distance from the top to the bottom of each marked run on the mountain. With a summit elevation of 12,998 feet and over 2,350 acres of skiing Breckenridge has vertical for everyone. Both teams and individuals will compete for fantastic prizes on two levels: Dollars Raised and Total Vertical Feet. Past prizes have included lift tickets, skis and snowboards, ski clothing, and much more! In addition, participants will enjoy $45 lift tickets, meal vouchers, discounted equipment rentals, and discounted lodging packages courtesy of Breckenridge Ski Resort, Breckenridge Sports, and Breckenridge Hospitality.

Information about how to form a team, sponsor the event, or become involved in Hope on the Slopes is available online at or by calling the American Cancer Society at 970-350-5017.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Colorado Summit Magazine - Eddie's Insight

Check out my new Real Estate Blog with the online Colorado Summit Magazine - Eddie's Insight

This is a great magazine website with many features on Summit County, Colorado including Arts and Culture, Real Estate, Dining, Community Events, Recreation, Shopping and Alpine Living!

Click below:


Keystone Resort throws a Free family friendly Mardi Gras celebration

Don your mask and beads and bring your New Orleans appetite to celebrate Mardi Gras at Keystone Resort on Tuesday, February 24th. Keystone Resort’s Mardi Gras celebration features family activities, live music, a gumbo competition, bead sales, and a new kids bike and costume parade.

The kids’ bike parade kicks off the festivities at 1 p.m. Children up to 18 years of age are encouraged to arrive at the Silvermill Courtyard in River Run at noon to begin decorating their bicycles, tricycles, scooters or sneakers for the free parade. After the parade, kids will enjoy bounce houses, face painting, and Mardi Gras crafts.

Live music, a gumbo competition and street performers follow the parade at 2 p.m. The music of Louisiana native Curley Taylor will enliven River Run all afternoon with a free concert while guests sample gumbo and hurricanes to celebrate winter Big Easy style! Two prizes will be awarded in the gumbo competition: “Best Gumbo” and “People’s Choice.” Entry details are found at Mardi Gras celebrations will continue into the night at the bars and restaurants in River Run and the event benefits the Snake River Community Association.

For those wanting to make a night of it, the One and Two Bedroom Guarantee can be booked through February 12. This deal guarantees a one bedroom condo for $139 and a two bedroom condo for $179. Other lodging deals can be found at Last minute lodging, activity and dining deals are also found on

For more information, visit

Friday, February 6, 2009


RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality are offering guests the option of staying at their favorite Colorado mountain destination at unbeatable prices with their “Sunday Sleepover” package. The Sunday Sleepover lets guests extend their stay by enjoying an additional, relaxing evening at A RockResort or many of the properties within the Vail Resorts Hospitality collection at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone.

If guests would rather extend their stay at the front end of their visit, RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality have gone one step further in making the weekend skiing experience even easier by offering fantastic lodging deals on Friday and Saturday evenings as well. “The “Sunday Sleepover” package was developed with the local guest in mind,” said Stan Brown, president for RockResorts and Vail Resorts Hospitality. “They can enjoy an evening in the mountains and still make it to work on Monday morning.”

Sunday Sleepover offer and featured rates are available at:

Vail - Rates from $199 per nightThe Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort - From $575 per nightThe Lodge at Vail, A RockResort - From $249 per nightAustria Haus Hotel - From $199 per night

Beaver Creek - Rates from $129 per nightThe Pines Lodge, A RockResort - From $129 night The Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort - From $199 per night

Breckenridge - Rates from $79 per nightThe Village Hotel - From $79 per nightThe Village at Breckenridge - From $110 per nightGreat Divide Lodge - From $79 per nightBreckenridge Mountain Lodge - From $79 per night

Keystone - Rates from $79 per nightThe Keystone Lodge & Spa, A RockResort - From $99 night The Inn at Keystone - From $79 per night

For additional information, please visit or call 877-685-7625.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Angler Mountain Ranch Cabins

Announcing the opening of the first seven Cabins for reservations today at Angler Mountain Ranch. The uphill plan is 2821 sqft with 4 bedrooms and the downhill plan is 2871 sqft with 3 bedrooms. Both properties are on two levels with spectacular sunshine and westerly views of Buffalo and Red Mountains. Construction will start in mid summer and occupancy available for Christmas. Prices are $839,000 to $879,000 – around $300/sqft of living space. Many more details at

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ski Magazine Travel - People's Choice: Breckenridge, CO

Ski Magazine Travel
People's Choice: Breckenridge, CO
Breckenridge is America’s favorite resort for a reason: It’s for everyone. The bombers, the boarders, the tuckers and the huckers—and you. Especially you.
by Philip Higgs, Contributor, SKI Magazine