Tuesday, January 31, 2012

North America’s Highest Chairlift, Breckenridge’s Imperial Express SuperChair to open Wednesday

Today, Breckenridge Ski Resort announced its plan to open the Imperial Express SuperChair on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012; signifying 100 percent of Breck’s 31 lifts are now open to the public. In addition, approximately 250 acres of expert terrain will also open to the public on Wednesday, including Imperial Ridge and the Peak 7 bowl.

“The Breckenridge Ski Patrol has worked extremely hard and been very diligent to open up our terrain as soon as we feel it is safe to do so,” said the Breckenridge Ski Patrol Director. “Getting the Imperial Express Super Chair open is key for us to get the rest of our alpine terrain open for our guests.”

North America’s highest chairlift, The Imperial Express SuperChair, was installed in Breckenridge in 2005 and tops out at 12,840 feet, after a quick 2.7 minute ride to the top of the Imperial Bowl. Weather permitting; it gives skiers and riders easy access to three high-alpine bowls and hike-to access to the famed Lake Chutes and Snow White areas of Peak 8.

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 or changes in snowfall and weather. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons.

Great Article on Breckenridge in Forbes

Please click on the link below for a great article on Breckenridge in Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2012/01/27/breckenridge-for-your-next-ski-vacation-colorado-gem-scores-a-perfect-10/

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Exciting Events Highlight February in Keystone, CO

It’s a leap year, and with the extra day, comes extra fun at Keystone Resort, Colorado! The resort is guaranteeing time well spent with a February line-up of festivals, lodging and ski deals. Fans of Keystone Resort on Facebook hold the key to VIP treatment and will be able to “unlock” amazing offers from special lodging rates and two-for-one tickets for many of February’s most popular events! It’s all about keeping music in your ears, food in your stomachs and money in your pockets!
 The fun kicks off at the Warren Station Center for the Arts, located in River Run Village, in the heart of Keystone and steps from the slopes, with the following events:
 Keystone Winter Bluegrass Weekend, February 2-4: Familiar sounds, different season! This winter, Keystone is brining back one of summer’s most popular events, the Bluegrass Festival. Catch performances by Willy Porter and the Mealies, The Mossgatherers, The Pine Beatles, The Haunted Windchimes, The Steel Pennies and Finnders & Youngberg. It’s a perfect evening activity after a day of skiing. Doors open at 7pm.
 Warren Station “Vodka on the Rockies,” February 11: New this year! Keystone is adding a bit of swankiness to the slopes. Cocktail aficionados can get into the “spirit” during this vodka tasting event from Three Olives Vodka. Try six of the most popular Three Olives Vodkas while enjoying hors d’oeuvres. A live performance from The Fever will start the night before a DJ takes over to spin while you sip. Doors open at 7pm, with tickets benefitting The Keystone Science School.
 Keystone Winter Wine Weekend, February 17-18: It’s back! This guest favorite is a two-day experience in decadence with wine tastings, food and music. It all ends with an amazing chef demo, wine pairing and special dinner. Expand your palate and your music tastes as well.
 Enjoy these fun festivals while hitting Keystone’s three mountains. The Ski Free, Stay Free package includes discounted lodging and lift ticket pricing. Book a two-night stay and get one night free. Rates start at $97 per person, per night. Other packages are also available at www.keystoneresort.com. For exclusive lodging discounts, two-for-one event tickets and resort credits, be sure to “like” Keystone Resort on Facebook!
For more information about Keystone Resort, including reservations, please visit www.keystoneresort.com or call 1-877-204-7889. Keystone Resort is also on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/KeystoneMtn and Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/Keystone

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Budweiser Snow Sculpture Carving Week















January 24-28, 2012 Sculpting Week- Sculpting begins at 11:00 a.m.on Tuesday, January 24 with a shotgun start and sculpting ends on Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 a.m. The awards ceremony will be on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.
January 29 - February 5, 2012 Viewing Week - (Please note that visitors are welcome at this free event anytime from January 24 to February 5- not just during viewing week.) During viewing week, the artists are done sculpting, but the sculptures are here for your viewing pleasure. Weather permitting the snow sculptures will stay up until the night of Sunday, February 5, 2012 and then they will disappear under the darkness of night- just as magically as they appeared! We say that viewing week is weather permitting because every once in a while we need to take down a sculpture that is about to fall due to warm weather. Over the past few years we have only taken down one or two sculptures due to weather so it is a pretty good bet that you will be able to see all or most of the sculptures (and without the crowds!).

2011 Slifer Report

Please click on the link below the photo for our new 2011 Slifer Report on market conditions.


















http://www.summitcountyrealestate.com/onlineviewer.cfm?pagetype=2&ebid=592

Friday, January 20, 2012

Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens Upper Mountain Lifts, Adding Additional 250 Acres of Terrain

Today, Breckenridge Ski Resort opened upper mountain lifts the T-Bar and 6 Chair, making local powder dreams come true just in time for this weekend. Thanks to a remarkable effort by the Breckenridge Ski Patrol, 250 new acres of advance terrain served by these lifts is now open. In addition to the recently opened E-Chair, Breck skiers and riders can enjoy this rapid-fire increase of terrain openings in recent days, as Mother Nature has supplied Breck with 14 inches of snow in the last 7 days.

National Weather Service forecasts up to 10 new inches to fall over the weekend at Breckenridge Ski Resort. A chance of snow continues into next week with a low pressure system moving through Colorado.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Portfolio

Please click on the link below for the online version of the Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate Portfolio.

http://www.summitcountyrealestate.com/onlineviewer.cfm?pagetype=1&ebid=592

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

2012 Photos of Summit County - Copper Mountain Ski-in/Ski-out

We attended our monthly SSF meeting at a listing in Copper Mountain today.  With new snow and a blue sky, it was hard to pay attention!  Here is a photo from the back patio area.  Click on the link below the photo for more information on this great home.














http://summitcountyhome.com/main.cfm?nmenuitem=detail&mode=single&PropertyID=38217&nPtype=1&MaxRows=10&nBath=0&nBed=0&nBedMax=10&nPriceFrom=3000000&nPriceTo=4000001&Lister=134&iAreaID=3&dateadded=&Sort1=ListPrice&SortPrice=desc&keyword=

Friday, January 13, 2012

Meet Members of the US Snowboard Team at the Breckenridge Recreation Center!

Meet members of the US Snowboard Team at the Breckenridge Recreation Center on Monday.  Click on link for more information:

http://www.townofbreckenridge.com/index.aspx?page=26&recordid=7097

Frisco Moving Ahead on Main Street Revamp

Here is an article in the Summit Daily today about the revamp of Frisco’s Main Street:

http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20120113/NEWS/120119934/1078&ParentProfile=1055

Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 Photos of Summit County - Ullr Fest Parade!

Throughout 2012, I will be posting photos featuring new perspectives of our many beautiful surroundings as I enjoy the activities available in Summit County, Colorado.


Ullr Fest Parade today - Great party at the Main Street office.













Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 Photos of Summit County - View Property

Throughout 2012, I will be posting photos featuring new perspectives of our many beautiful surroundings as I enjoy the activities available in Summit County, Colorado.


I was previewing homes for a tour tomorrow and wanted to share this beautiful view of a new listing in The Highlands at Breckenridge.  This photo features part of the Ten Mile Range looking across the Breckenridge Golf Course.  A spectacular day in Summit County!

Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 Photos of Summit County - Ullr Fest

Throughout 2012, I will be posting photos featuring new perspectives of our many beautiful surroundings as I enjoy the activities available in Summit County, Colorado.


The Breckenridge Ski Area looks beautiful today after reporting seven inches of new snow yesterday.  It is a great start to Ullr Fest Celebration in Breckenridge.  Ullr is the Norse god of snow.  The forecast is for more snow on Wednesday!








Sunday, January 8, 2012

2012 Photos of Summit County - Mayflower Gulch

Throughout 2012, I will be posting photos featuring new perspectives of our many beautiful surroundings as I enjoy the activities available in Summit County, Colorado.


On a beautiful day with fresh snow and a Colorado blue sky, Patti, Kealy and I hiked/skinned into Mayflower Gulch just south of Copper Mountain.  We even enjoyed some turns!


Nice backdrop from the cabin in Mayflower Gulch

Tele turns

Kealy hiking in with her snowboard

Saturday, January 7, 2012

2012 Photos of Summit County - Grooming Real Snow!

Throughout 2012, I will be posting photos featuring new perspectives of our many beautiful surroundings as I enjoy the activities available in Summit County, Colorado.


Today, we received a good snow storm in Frisco.  The snow cat was out on the Frisco tubing hill blending in the new REAL snow!



Friday, January 6, 2012

2012 Photos of Summit County - Work Stinx

Throughout 2012, I will be posting photos featuring new perspectives of our many beautiful surroundings as I enjoy the activities available in Summit County, Colorado.


Sometimes skis say it all....



Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 Photos of Summit County - Almost ski-in/ski-out Fly Fishing!

Throughout 2012, I will be posting photos featuring new perspectives of our many beautiful surroundings as I enjoy the activities available in Summit County, Colorado.


On the way home to Frisco today, I stopped for some quick winter fly-fishing with the Breckenridge Ski Area for a backdrop.





Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2012 Photos of Summit County - Fire on the Mountain

Throughout 2012, I will be posting photos featuring new perspectives of our many beautiful surroundings as I enjoy the activities available in Summit County, Colorado.


This afternoon, I had just finished showing property and experienced one of the best sunsets in Summit County.  This photo is from the overlook above the Dillon Marina with a beautiful reflection on the ice of Lake Dillon. Great finish to a busy day!








Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Photos of Summit County - Take Another Peak

Throughout 2012, I will be posting photos featuring new perspectives of our many beautiful surroundings as I enjoy the activities available in Summit County, Colorado.


During a trail run after work, I captured a silhouette of Peak 1 and Peak 2 from a ridge in the Frisco Peninsula Recreation Recreation Area.  The Frisco Adventure Park is located on the Peninsula and features a multi-lane tubing hill, terrain park and a 4,000 square foot day lodge.  During the summer of 2011, The park added a bike park designed to appeal to all levels of riders and all styles of bikes.  Outside the Frisco Adventure Park, the Recreation Area hosts mountain bikers, runners and hikers who enjoy trials winding through the forest and along the shores of Lake Dillon.  A ball field with a view of surrounding mountains attracts families and groups.  In the winter, the Peninsula is home to the Frisco Nordic Center, a playground for cross-country skiers, snowshoers and biathletes.



Monday, January 2, 2012

2012 Photos of Summit County - Half Moon Basin

Throughout 2012, I will be posting photos featuring new perspectives of our many beautiful surroundings as I enjoy the activities available in Summit County, Colorado.


One of the many reasons I live in Summit County is the close proximity to four major ski resorts.  This afternoon my wife and I went to A-Basin just before 3 p.m., parked in the front row, got in three runs and finished with a beverage on the sunny deck of the day lodge.  As the sun started to set, I captured this photo of the moon above the East Wall of A-Basin with wonderful light!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Photos of Summit County

Happy New Year!  Throughout 2012, I will be posting photos featuring new perspectives of our many beautiful surroundings as I enjoy the activities available in Summit County, Colorado.

While starting out the new year on a trail run, I captured this photo of the beach shore of Lake Dillon with a spectacular pattern of the ice in the lake.  Enjoy!
















Shores of Lake Dillon, January 1, 2012