Thursday, December 30, 2010

January is Learn to Ski and Ride Month Celebrate with Great Deals from Vail Resorts

For all of the New Year’s Resolutions to make, learning to ski or snowboard or improve your skills is probably more fun than most. January is Learn to Ski and Ride Month and Vail Resorts is offering great deals on Ski and Ride School lessons at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe. Why you’re at it, take advantage of the lodging deals available on and bring some fun on the slopes for 2011.

Beaver Creek Learn to Ski/Ride Package starting at $278

Beaver Creek celebrates Learn to Ski Month with a package that includes four nights of lodging, three days of beginner lessons, lift tickets and rentals starting at $278 per person per night valid Jan. 3-31, 2011. Some restrictions may apply. Book online at or call (800) 404-3535. Families visiting Beaver Creek also enjoy daily complimentary activities including ice skating, rail jams, on-hill story time, snowshoe tour, tubing and more now through early April.

Keystone Resort Learn. Improve. Do more:

Group Lessons starting from $109 per day or Keystone also offers buy two group lessons, get the third free from $218. For more information visit

Breckenridge First Time Discovery Series: Three Days of Lift Tickets, Lessons and Rentals for $300

Three full days of exciting discoveries, lift tickets and rentals. You’ll make great strides—all in a comfortable atmosphere that’s been known to turn beginners into avid, life-long enthusiasts. Registration is non-refundable, and reservations are strongly recommended to make sure you get a spot. The First-Timer Discovery Series includes Beginner Lift-Lesson-Rental for $300. For more information visit

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Breckenridge Ski Resort Set to Open Peak 7 this Friday, Dec. 3.

Friday, Dec. 3rd, will mark the third peak of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s four to open for the season, adding 334 acres of intermediate and advanced terrain on Peak 7 just in time for the weekend, and a week earlier than originally scheduled. This will give skiers and riders over 1,500 acres of terrain to choose from across the resort. Skier services at the base of Peak 7 will also be fully operational, located steps from the high-speed, six-passenger Independence SuperChair and the BreckConnect gondola.

The Peak 7 base area is complete with high-end lodging at Crystal Peak Lodge, skier services including ski school, ticket sales and rentals, and sit-down on mountain dining experience at Sevens Restaurant. And in honor of Peak 7’s opening, Sevens is offering their Breakfast Buffet for $12 per person from 8-10 a.m. daily throughout the season, along with Crabby Wednesdays, all-you-can-eat Crab for $25 per person and Apr├Ęs specials Monday through Friday, 4-6 p.m. including $3 Bud and Bud Light Drafts, and half-off select appetizers. Sevens is open daily from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Breckenridge Ski Resort requires all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Closed trails may contain hazards due to limited natural snow coverage and snow making operations. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons. For the latest terrain openings, snow report and more, visit

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Keystone Resort Hosts River Run Rocks Featuring Arrested Development

Free this Saturday at Keystone Resort the second season of River Run Rocks kicks off with two time Grammy winners Arrested Development. Also opening for Arrested Development is Euforquesta, a Colorado favorite featuring genre crossing funk fusion sound. Ski or ride the day away and check out the free concert with a la carte food and beverage service. A free kids’ game zone will keep the young ones busy while you enjoy the music.

With a purchase of $30 or more at River Run merchants, guests will receive a free concert water bottle. Free parking is available at the River Run Village's Montezuma lot, located off of Highway 6 East on Gondola Road. River Run Rocks all season with concerts in March and April:

March 8th The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
April 9th Robert Earl Keen

Make it a family weekend at Keystone Resort with rooms from $79

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Update

Below you'll find a link to the digital version of the Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate Update

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Breckenridge Resort Received More than Two Feet of Snow in the Past 48 Hours

Photo Attached: A skier enjoys 20 inches of powder at Breckenridge Resort. Photo Credit: Vail Resorts

Thanks to the latest winter storm, ski season in Colorado Rockies is off to a record-setting start for resort terrain openings and epic early season skiing and riding conditions at Breckenridge and Keystone Resorts. Twenty inches fell last night at Breckenridge Resort and Keystone Resort received eight inches last night.

Vail Mountain opens Friday with more than 1150 acres and nine lifts on the front side of the mountain. Keystone Resort will also open The Outback terrain Friday—the earliest opening in the resort’s history-- giving Keystone a total of 604 skiable acres.

Breckenridge Resort also opened the T-Bar lift on Peak 8 today which goes down in the record books as the earliest opening of the T-Bar in Breckenridge Resort history. Breckenridge also plans to open additional runs and the Rocky Mountain SuperChair on Friday giving the resort over 500 skiable acres. The 6 Chair should also be open by Saturday along with additional terrain.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Thanks to accumulation of nearly two feet of snow at Breckenridge Ski Resort in the past two days, the ski area announced today the T-Bar lift on Peak 8 will open to the public tomorrow, November 17, 2011. According to Ski Patrol Director Kevin Ahern, this is the earliest opening for this lift in Breckenridge Ski Resort history. Skiers and riders will be able to access North Bowl out to Forget-Me-Not as well as the hike-to terrain already open.

Additional terrain opening to the public also includes Duke’s, with access back to the Colorado SuperChair. However, there will be no access out from the bottom of the T-Bar (guests must ride the lift) until Friday, November 19th when Northstar and the Rocky Mountain SuperChair open to the public.

For the latest terrain openings, snow report and more, visit

Breckenridge Ski Resort asks that skiers and riders observe all posted signs and warnings, especially during the early season. Closed trails may contain hazards due to early snow coverage. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons.

November Market Insider

Celebrate Keystone Resort’s 40th Anniversary with $40 Tickets & Lodging

Established on November 20, 1970 Keystone Resort will be turning 40 years old. To celebrate this occasion Keystone will be offering $40 lift tickets (guests must print out a coupon from for adults and children, and $40 lodging per person at the Keystone Inn. Free hot chocolate, coffee, and birthday cupcakes from Chef Ned Archibald’s bakery will be featured for the morning's wake up call. Memorabilia from Keystone’s inaugural year will be on hand for guests ready to ride the River Run Gondola. Come enjoy Keystone’s vintage prices, tasty treats, and seamless corduroy.

Also celebrating 40 years at Keystone Resort, Keystone’s founding families, the Bergman’s and Dercum’s will be opening the lifts at 9:00a.m. In the last week Keystone received more than 18” of fresh snow that has allowed for Keystone’s patrol to open new terrain everyday. Colorado’s high country remains under a hazardous weather outlook for today and tonight with weather forecasts calling for snow through Wednesday.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Set you’re alarms and join the Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Town of Breckenridge at the 8th Wake up Breckenridge, Thursday, November 11, 2010 at local coffee shops around the town from 7-9 a.m.

Breckenridge Ski Resort and Town of Breckenridge are inviting everyone out the day before Breckenridge Ski Resort’s opening day for a free Wake Up Breck re-useable collector’s mug and coffee to say thank you for the incredible hospitality locals show our guests all season long.

Members of Breckenridge’s management team and town leaders will be on hand at the following coffee shops in town to distribute 1,500 free mugs and free coffee: Starbucks; Clint’s Bakery & Coffee House; Cool River Coffee House; The Coffee Cart at City Market; Amazing Grace, Coffee Depot at Main Street Station and Daylight Donuts. As special thanks; Breckenridge’s hometown heroes Steve Fisher and Bobby Brown will also distribute mugs and autographed posters at Cool River Coffee House and Starbucks respectively.

To jumpstart the winter season the mugs will be stuffed with coupons from local businesses to generate excitement for Breckenridge’s opening day, Friday, November 12, 2010. Get to Breckenridge’s local coffee shops early because the free mugs, free coffee and the coupons are first come first serve.

For more information on Breckenridge Ski Resort’s opening day, visit

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Snowmaking Efforts at Keystone Resort Are Underway

Top to Bottom snowmaking on Dercum Mountain

Keystone Resort started top to bottom snowmaking late last night. With the weather report looking good for man made snow Keystone’s team of snowmakers headed to Dercum Mountain for an all night snowmaking session. Keystone Resort’s Ski Season only 16 days away with the 2010/2011 ski and riding season kicking off November 5th.

Epic Mix debuts at Keystone on November 5th. Vail Resort’s groundbreaking technology via ski passes enables users to share their resort experience with friends and family. This exciting feature marries skiing and riding with social media. From vertical feet skied, number of days skied, messaging your friends and much more Epic Mix brings a whole new element to the mountain. Be one of the first to try Epic Mix on November 5, 2010 at Keystone Resort.

Book By Nov 15th & SAVE - Up to 33% Off

Reserve your winter vacation now, these rates won’t last! Book by November 15, 2010 to receive up to 33% or more off lodging. From $100 per night

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

February Market Insider

New Slifer Smith & Frampton Update Brochure

Please click on the link below for our new Real Estate Update:

Go For The Gold, Breckenridge Recreation Department

Recreation Happenings in Breckenridge

Don’t miss the Go For the Gold special sales and events at the Breckenridge Recreation Center, the Stephen C. West Ice Arena and the Breckenridge Gold Run Nordic Center! All month, celebrate our Olympic athletes with 17 days of featured sports and discounts. Scroll down to see a full calendar of events for the duration of the Olympic Games. Don’t miss pro shop sales, a coloring contest and a ski challenge going on all month.

Upcoming February Events & Activities:
Breckenridge Mountain Camp Mini Camp - February 22-26, 8am-6pm, ages 5-12.

Junior Climbing Team - Session begins March 4, Thursdays at 4:30. Ages 10 and up.
Bearly Big now offers Sat. hours! 8:15-11am.

Stephen C. West Ice Arena
Curling comes to the Stephen C. West Ice Arena!
Try your hand at this exciting sport! Lessons and games offered March 1-5. No experience necessary. Register by February 22. Call (970) 547-9974 or visit us online at for more information.

Breckenridge Gold Run Nordic Center
The Breckenridge Gold Run Nordic Center offers a full winter experience! Check out these upcoming Nordic activities:
February 18 - Local’s Race Series, 4:45p, 2-person relay race
February 20 - Beginner Skate Clinics
February 21 - Skijoring Clinic
February 27 - Full moon snowshoe tour & dinner

Monday-Friday: 6am-9pm
Saturday: 7am-8pm
Sunday: 8am-8pm
*Please note: The pool closes 1 hour early
Monday-Friday and opens at 9am on
Saturday and Sunday.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's BIG SNOW Love … So Sweet!

Valentine's Day brought some BIG SNOW love, with 22 inches of fresh Colorado powder in the last seven days at Vail and Breckenridge — including over a foot of snow in the last 48 hours at both resorts.

Visit for the latest photos, videos, buzz, lodging deals, discount lift tickets and more.

With more storms in the forecast, now's the time to plan your last-minute or spring break trip.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Update Brochure

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Breckenridge Nordic Center Events

Happy New Year from the Nordic Centers in Breckenridge, Colorado! Don't miss these exciting January upcoming events! Both Nordic centers are open daily, 9am-4pm.

· 22k of groomed trails open, including Hoodoo Voodoo; Lessons available; FREE Pond Ice Skating

· January 7 - Local's Race Series - Race #1; $1/kilometer, 5:00pm start, Classic Style Race.

· January 8 and every Friday through March - Women's Yoga and Skate Clinic, 9:15am.

· January 10 - Beginning and Intermediate Skate Ski Clinic, 10:30a-12p, $20.

· January 11 - ULLR Bonfire. Mark your calendar for the January 11 Ullr Bonfire at Gold Run Nordic Center.

· January 16, 3:30pm - Twilight Snowshoe Tour with dinner. $69 includes snowshoe rentals, guided tour and dinner.

· January 23 - Gold Run Freestyle Race (previously known as the Loppet). Register online at Use the online coupon code 555 by Jan 22nd and receive $5 off your registration, and get a $5 coupon for lunch at the Clubhouse Restaurant (valid on race day).

· The Clubhouse Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.


· 16Km Nordic Trails packed for skating and tracked for classical skiing; 12Km Snowshoe Trails.

· Offering Snow Wonder Tours, private and group interpretive snowshoe tours by daylight and moonlight.

· January 9 - Winter Trails Day & Ski Fest "Learn How To Ski & Snowshoe" discounted rentals, complimentary clinics & tours w/ purchase of a trail pass & advanced reservations.

· Kick sleds, ice igloos & child play areas available free of charge daily. On weekends, we serve hearty variety soups, meat, veggie burgers and brats on the grill, and s'mores for the "kid" in all of us.

For more information visit

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Narrow Road

During 2010, Eddie Bowers is continuing to donate 5% of his net commission from each real estate transaction to “Narrow Road.” Narrow Road is an international aid organization dedicated to serving those in poverty through projects that promote sustainability, awareness, and opportunities for distant communities to grow together. They work in both the East African nation of Uganda and the Central American nation of Honduras. Their work in Uganda includes support of the charitable hospital wing Hope Ward at International Hospital Kampala as well as support of multiple orphanages through projects focusing on education, health, and general well being. In Honduras they work with local partners to facilitate moving homeless families onto their own land and into a newly constructed house. Their efforts are aimed at providing aid in a way that promotes relationships and awareness. Several members of the Summit County community have joined them abroad and taken part in projects to assist those in Uganda and Honduras. Their directors each hold full-time jobs outside of the organization and administrative costs are kept to a minimum. With the efforts of their supporters and volunteers they have helped build homes for the homeless, assisted in financing the first open-heart surgeries in the nation of Uganda, and provided food, health, and educational resources to hundreds of orphans in Uganda. They look forward to continuing their efforts in joining the community of Summit County with the people of Uganda and Honduras. Please visit