Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Winter Portfolio of Properties

Click on the cover photo below for the online edition of our new Winter Portfolio of properties in Summit County, Colorado. Please let me know if you would like more information on any of these mountain homes, condos and homesites.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Race of the Santas

Race of the Santas

Always run in the middle of the pack to get your photo with GoBreck!  Fun Race of the Santas on Saturday, a benefit for Adopt an Angel!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


The SSF office dog ‘Ollie’ was spotted selling ducks outside of the Slifer Smith & Frampton 211 N. Main Street office in Breckenridge.

The Summit Foundation’s 28th Annual Great Rubber Duck Race took place on September 5th. On this day, 11,253 yellow rubber ducks made their way down the Blue River in Breckenridge, all in an effort to raise money for The Summit Foundation in their largest fundraiser of the year.
Earlier in the summer, The Summit Foundation asked the real estate brokerage community to unite in a philanthropic way and sell rubber ducks for the race out of their offices. Thus, the Brokerage Battle Duck Race Challenge was established and each participating brokerage was given a goal of raising $5,000 in duck sales.
Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate is proud to announce that its brokers, staff and clients came together and reached their $5,000 goal! It was not only a great for us to give back to the community we live in and love, but we had a blast being part of this fun Summit County tradition.
Last week, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate and other participating brokerages presented The Summit Foundation with a check for $14,000. All of the funds raised will go directly to helping improve quality of life in our mountain communities.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Trail Run to start off November

Changing of the more trail run before the snow really starts!   Single track trail running on the Frisco Peninsula with Rose.

Ride the Wave at Breckenridge

I have always wanted a mountain home and beach house.  It feels a little like the ocean this week with the beautiful wave clouds over Breckenridge.  Best of both worlds!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Loveland Ski Area to Open on Thursday!

Loveland Ski Area announced that it will open for the winter season on Thursday, October 29th following a good snow storm and snowmaking.  It is snowing now so watch for more areas opening soon!  Here is a link to the Summit Daily News article:

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Beautiful Fall in Breckenridge!

Beautiful colors this morning from Boreas Pass in Breckenridge.  The Fall colors are just about to peak in the areas above 9,000 feet.  Great time to visit the mountains!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Six-Month Slifer Report

Click on the photo below to review our new six-month Slifer Report on current market conditions.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Trail Run on Eccles Pass

Beautiful trail run to Eccles Pass today.  Training for the Golden Leaf Half Marathon in Aspen.  Not much longer before the trees turn shades of yellow.   The wildflowers are in full color now!!!!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

New Summer Portfolio of Properties

Click on the cover photo below for the online edition of our new Summer Portfolio of properties in Summit County, Colorado. Please let me know if you would like more information on any of these mountain homes, condos and homesites.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Spring is Finally Here!

Spring has finally arrived in the Rocky Mountains.  Beautiful tulips at Whole Foods in Frisco!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2015 USA Pro Challenge unveils lung-burning Summit County routes

Story from Summit Daily News:
It’s Summit’s year to shine on the pro cycling circuit. 
Officials with the 2015 USA Pro Challengeyesterday announced routes for the fifth year of the international cycle race, Colorado’s largest professional sporting event and easily one of the world’s most demanding road races due to four mountain passes above 9,300 feet. That’s a good 100 feet higher than the nastiest summit in Tour de France history. 
And Summit County is largely to thank for this year’s lung-burning altitudes. Towns and resorts across the county play host to four of seven Pro Challenge stages this August, including the first-ever finish along the vaunted Loveland Pass route and a brand-new starting line at Copper Mountain. 
Cyclists from top-tier teams like BMC Racing and Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling will cover nearly 560 total miles during the race. Before dropping to the relative low of Loveland (4,982 feet) for the start of Stage 6, competitors tackle Rabbit Ears Pass, Hoosier Pass, Fremont Pass and Independence Pass. And they won’t just huff over Independence once — they’ll hit the heart of the Copper Triangle twice, first during Stage 3, then again for Stage 4. 
“The distance, the elevation climbs, everything foster the best in competition,” Pro Challenge Chief Executive Officer Shawn Hunter said. “They aren’t too long — they’re short enough that the racing takes place from start to finish each day. The athletes race hard from the first minute after the start to the moment the first racer crosses the finish line.” 
After the opening circuit stage through the Steamboat Springs area, cyclists tackle the first lengthy leg of the Pro Challenge with a 103-mile route from Steamboat to Arapahoe Basin. 
While competitors won’t quite finish at the top of Loveland Pass — a signature route for just about every cyclist who visits Colorado — they’ll end roughly four miles short at the Arapahoe Basin base area. It’s not as though they’re getting off easy: The stage begins with a climb up Rabbit Ears Pass before slowly, slowly gaining elevation until racing reaches a fever pitch on U.S. Highway 6 between Keystone and A-Basin. 
“After 90 miles of intense racing, it will be a great finish to introduce that last grueling, demanding climb up Loveland Pass,” Hunter said. 
Copper enters the Pro Challenge lineup with a bang, making its debut as the starting line for Stage 3. After leaving the resort village, athletes are thrown into the gauntlet on State Highway 91, with a 2,000-foot climb up and over Freemont Pass before leisurely winding down to Leadville. 
Following Freemont, past champions like Levi Leipheimer will recognize the back half of the stage. The route takes cyclists to the top of Independence Pass before dropping into Aspen, which shares honors with Breckenridge as the only town to host a Pro Challenge stage every year since the race’s debut. 
Just a day after pedaling south from Summit to Pitkin, cyclists will about-face to make a return journey for Stage 4. The route is slightly different — this stage passes through Buena Vista and Fairplay along, with a second-half push over Hoosier Pass — but it requires yet another trip over Independence Pass. 
While the middle routes seem suspiciously similar on paper, Hunter says officials planned the routes based on feedback from international teams. The verdict: Cyclists wanted faster routes, with more mountain passes and shorter distances between stages. 
“Summit County deserves a big piece of the race, a big piece of the excitement, but that also comes from the natural construction of the course,” Hunter said. “It fit well competitively and logistically, but the bottom line is that Summit County has done an incredible job supporting the race.” 
Before teams head to the Front Range, cyclists get a final taste of thin mountain air with an individual time trial in and around Breckenridge. It replaces the vaunted Vail Pass time trial, a time-honored route that traces back to the Coors Classic and Red Zinger days in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. 
With an average elevation of about 9,800 feet — it tops out at 10,088 feet and never drops below 9,600 feet — the 8.5-mile Breckenridge course promises to be unpredictable, beginning with a jagged climb up Moonstone Road on the way to Boreas Pass before a lightning-fast descent to the Main Street finish. 
“The fans will be treated to something very special,” Hunter said. “From day one, I think that stage will become a classic, not just in terms of the Pro Challenge but in the history of Colorado racing.” 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

New Spring Portfolio of Properties

Click on the cover photo below for the online edition of our new Spring Portfolio of properties in Summit County, Colorado.  Please let me know if you would like more information on any of these mountain homes, condos and homesites. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

2014 Slifer Report

In 2014, Summit County real estate performed well and saw increasing interest from buyers. Sales volume and transactions have been on a steady incline since 2009 and are at their highest levels in seven years, totaling 1,807 transactions and over $910 million dollars in 2014. The market has experienced a significant increase in buyer activity coupled with historically low inventory levels. At the start of 2015, there were 1,001 active residential and land properties for sale in Summit County which represents the lowest number the market has seen in seven years. We do expect more listings to be introduced in anticipation of the strong summer and fall sale seasons. With this dynamic real estate environment we like to provide you with this in-depth analysis of real estate throughout Summit County.

For a comprehensive overview of the real estate market in Summit County from the past year, swing by one of our 4 offices or click here for a copy of the 2014 Slifer Report.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New Portfolio of Properties in Summit County, Colorado

Click on the cover photo below for the online edition of our Portfolio of properties in Summit County, Colorado.  Please let me know if you have any questions or would like more information on any of these mountain homes, condos and homesites.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Scenes From the Summit This Weekend

Morning Light on Peak One as the moon sets during the preparations for the
Gold Rush Nordic Races at the Frisco Nordic Center

Bonfire during the Spontaneous Combustion event as part of Frisco's
Gold Rush to benefit the Summit Nordic Ski Club.

Beautiful backcountry ski today at Mayflower Gulch near Copper Mountain.
View from the lower cabin window, spectacular setting.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Great New Listings

Beautiful 1-bedroom, 1-bath mountain condo in Highland Greens Lodge. Conveniently located near the Breckenridge Golf Course, hiking trails and bike path, this residence is in great condition and features a nice furniture package. Amenities include outdoor hot tubs, sauna, fitness room and a winter shuttle to town and the ski area. $259,000

Beautiful 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath Breckenridge townhome with a one-car garage. Conveniently located in Highland Greens near the Breckenridge Golf Course, bike path, hiking trails and cross-country skiing. HOA has winter private shuttle to town and the ski area. $459,900

Beautiful updated studio condo at Slopeside in Keystone. This ski residence feels like a mountain cabin with the cozy furniture and furnishings. Enjoy the private deck with a setting in the aspens and pines. Amenities include ski lockers, underground parking, hot tubs, owners clubhouse and more in a convenient Keystone location. $139,000

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Fire on the Mountain

Apres Ski at A-Basin today.  Nice sunset from the lodge.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Morning Light on the Frisco Marina

First light on a cold, winter morning at the Frisco Marina.  All the snow should make for a full Lake Dillon this summer!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Slifer Smith & Frampton Portfolio of Properties

Click on the cover photo below for the online edition of our Portfolio of properties in Summit County, Colorado.  Please let me know if you have any questions or would like more information on any of these mountain homes and condos.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

New Slifer Smith & Frampton Mobile App

Click on the photo above to download our new Mobile App!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Backcountry Ski

With the busy holiday ski weekend at the locate resorts, we enjoy backcountry skiing above Frisco with Rose, the happy Lab!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Blue Bird View!

One of the many reasons I love Summit County, Colorado!  View from below Spaulding Bowl at Copper Mountain.  I was fortunate to be the Public Relations Director for Copper Mountain Resort in the early 90's.  Still holds a special place in my heart!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015