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On Friday the real estate brokers in the Beaver Creek Lodge office were hosted at Zach’s restaurant in Bachelor Gulch. The occasion was to learn more about Vail Resorts Signature Clubs in the Vail Valley. The Signature Clubs include the Vail Mountain Club, Arrabelle Club, Game Creek Club, Passport Club (all in Vail, Colorado) and the Beaver Creek Club, Bachelor Gulch Club, and Arrowhead Club (all in Beaver Creek, Colorado). Red Sky Ranch Golf Club is also part of the Signature Clubs.
In addition to a fabulous lunch, Tinsley Buffington, part of the Signature Clubs sales team, gave a detailed and interesting presentation on the Clubs. There really is a club for everyone in the Vail Valley. These clubs are a great way to quickly integrate new homeowners into the community. They offer not only great facilities, but all have many activities to choose from.
I have skied with the Bachelor Gulch Men’s Club and they are a fun group of guys. We have even accomplished the Talon’s Challenge as a group.
So it was a fun and educational day. See our group below with Zach’s in the background.
Welcome to my December, 2011 Beaver Creek Real Estate Market Update. 2011 will be a solid for the Beaver Creek real estate market. Sales should exceed the total we had in 2010. Prices dropped over the course of the year but appear to be stabilizing. Click on the links below to take a look.
The Birds of Prey World Cup Races in Beaver Creek were a great success. Bode won the downhill, Ted Ligety won a giant slalom and was second in another one, and Lindsay Vonn won a super giant slalom that was rescheduled to Beaver Creek due to a lack of snow in France.
Best Wishes and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Beaver Creek sales are steady but the real story is the explosion in the lower-end of the market. Sales and under contract properties in the under $1 million market are hot.
Also, foreclosures sales are up but foreclosure filings are down. What does this mean? All this and more in this month’s Market Update. Click on the links below to take a look.
Fall is in full session across the Valley but winter is fast approaching. We’ve already seen snow and three ski areas are open. It’s about time to pull those skis and snowboards out of storage.
Click on the link below to check out the latest Beaver Creek Resort Update from Prudential Colorado Properties. The update includes Beaver Creek Listings and Sales in addition to some interesting market stats.
The Beaver Creek 2010-2010 ski season ended last Sunday. I thoroughly enjoyed the season. I was able to get on the mountain over 70 days and, according to Epicmix, skied over 1,000,000 vertical feet. I taught 30 days and skied with some wonderful guests. I met one family from Puerto Rico who told me I had “made their fantasies come true” when we said our goodbyes. It is experiences like that one that keep me coming back to ski teaching.
So what were some of my observations?
- Guests returning to the slopes. I don’t know what the final numbers were but we had a lot of guests on the mountain.
- People seemed to be more optimistic about the future.
- My skiing improved significantly even though I continue to get older.
- Snow. We had tons of the white stuff. A great snow season.
- New ski school uniforms for next season.
- I skied a season relatively injury free.
- Prices continue to increase. I started to get some pushback on pricing levels, particularly the $710 we charge for a full day private lesson.
- Vail Resorts has an incredible staff of dedicated employees.
- Vail Resorts does a great job marketing the resort.
- Vail Resorts needs to do a better job working with their employees. I believe the key to great customer service starts with talented and engaged employees who are treated with dignity, trust, and respect.
- People are skiing and riding faster than ever.
- Skiing with and coaching the men of the Bachelor Gulch Club was a real treat.
- My 30 days teaching skiing were a delight.
- Vail Resorts can do a better job creating a world-class guest experience and it starts with the unfriendly ticketing system.
- Skiing is still a wonderful family sport.
- Advances in equipment are changing the sport for the better.
- I still have a passion for skiing.
Enough for now. I am looking forward to some warm days but before we know it, it will be ski season again.