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Bachelor Gulch Real Estate Market Update, November 2012


Welcome to your November Bachelor Gulch Real Estate Market Update.  The recovery continues in our local market.  We will see an increase in activity for Bachelor Gulch in 2012 compared to 2011.

In addition to the latest BG real estate stats and trends, the market update contains stories on:

  • Warren Buffett makes a huge bet on the US Housing Market
  • Absorption Rate drops below 10 months for the overall real estate market in the Valley

Click on the links below to view the market update and the current BG condo and town home listings and 2012 sales.

Market Update, November 2012

Listings & Sales, November 2012

Beaver Creek opened on Wednesday to a beautiful day.  We can use some more snow and a storm is forecast for early next week.  Here’s hoping for a dump!

 

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Vail sweeps T+L’s World’s Best Hotels with Top 3 in Continental U.S. – Vail Business Journal


 

Kim Marquis | Mon., July 9, 2012

VAIL—The newly renovated Osprey at Beaver Creek was named Best Resort in the Continental U.S. in Travel + Leisure’s annual reader survey released Friday.

Two additional Vail-area hotels — The Sebastian in Lionshead and Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek — were second and third on the prestigious list. Both the Osprey and Pines Lodge are RockResorts properties, the luxury lodging company owned by Vail Resorts.

“We are honored to have two of our RockResorts properties at the top of the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey,” Broomfield-based RockResorts CEO James O’Donnell said in a statement. “Our teams strive to ensure our guests have a true experience of a lifetime whether staying with us in our hotel properties or enjoying our iconic mountain resorts like Beaver Creek.”

The Osprey is a mere 26 feet from the Strawberry Park Express chair lift. It was recently renovated to reflect contemporary design and luxury amenities, including an award-winning gourmet tapas bar and restaurant. The intimate, 60-room Pines Lodge is located on the slopes at Beaver Creek Resort.

The Sebastian in the Vail Village dubs itself a boutique hotel with 100 rooms and seven suites. It is owned by Timbers Resorts, which also owns Dancing Bear in Aspen and One Timbers Place in Steamboat Springs.

This marks the first year for all three Vail-area hotels to appear on the magazine’s “Best” hotels list. Also appearing were the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch (No. 8), The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs (No. 22), Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa (No. 30), and the Four Seasons Resort in Vail (No. 33).

The survey ranks readers’ favorite hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, car rental agencies, spas, safari outfitters and tour operators. Winners will be featured in the August online and print editions.

This year’s survey showed that the allure of the exotic and the new remains as strong as ever, according to Travel+Leisure Editor-in-Chief Nany Novogrod.

“Along with great service, our readers crave adventure and the outdoors, reflected in their selection of this year’s top three resorts in the Continental U.S., all located in Colorado mountain towns,” Novogrod said in a statement.

The survey among the magazine’s readers took place from Dec. 1, 2011 to March 31. Travel + Leisure covers culture, food, style and design, and has the largest audience among travel magazines.

 

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US Pro Challenge, Aug. 23 – Host City Highlight: Beaver Creek


Host City Highlight: Beaver Creek
Stage 4 Finish, August 23
Beaver Creek is set to host the Stage 4 mountain finish of the USA Pro Challenge Aug. 23. The intimate village setting nestled at the foot of the mountain’s formidable slopes combines a grand backdrop for competitors and for the thousands of spectators expected during the race. Beaver Creek is a place where people come together to relax and enjoy the sheer beauty of the area. Known for its commitment to service, family offerings, and culinary delights, the resort’s luxurious yet laidback mountain lifestyle blends the best of all worlds creating an experience that keeps you coming back for more.
Spirited adventures for every level of thrill seeker are available at Beaver Creek. From guided nature hikes to all-out heart pounding competitions, activities exist for all ages and ability levels. Ride the chairlift and hike Royal Elk Trail to Beaver Lake for a picnic. Test your mettle at Tough Mudder in June 2012 and earn bragging rights at the office for finishing. Or, watch top competitors vie for victory at the XTERRA off-road triathlon in July. Cheer on some of the world’s best long distance runners as they compete in the multi-day TransRockies run. Follow them through the Rockies or greet them at the finish in Beaver Creek in August. Local mountain bike and trail running series offer a great way to acclimate to the mountains and try your hand at new competitive sports. Peruse the summer events calendar at http://www.beavercreek.com and for those who are serious about sports, start training now!
If a more relaxed activity sounds more appealing, absorb the sensational summer scenery at Beaver Creek on a scenic chairlift ride. The Centennial Express Lift provides amazing views of Beaver Creek and the entire valley in colorful bloom. Bright Colorado sunshine delivers crisp endless views from Spruce Saddle, stretching to the east and north including the Gore Range as well as to mountain tops to the west. Lawn sports and activities are available and a disc golf course provides yet another way to play outdoors under the warm skies. Summer pricing will be announced in the coming months.
Beaver Creek is also home to three championship golf courses; The Beaver Creek Golf Club located right in Beaver Creek and Red Sky Ranch Golf Club which features the Greg Norman Golf Course and the Tom Fazio Golf Course located seven miles west of Beaver Creek.
Beaver Creek is located in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, just 120 miles west of Denver and just 20 miles east of Eagle off of Interstate 70.  Be sure to visit http://www.beavercreek.com for details about 2012 summer events and packages.

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Beaver Creek’s Ninth Annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue Event Returns May 25-28, 2012 Featuring Additions


For Immediate Release
 Beaver Creek’s Ninth Annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue Event Returns May 25-28, 2012 Featuring Additions
  • Friday evening Welcome Reception includes mingling with Barbecue and Microbrewery festival purveyors
  • Barbecue competitions judged by pros and attendees; $10,000 in cash prizes to be awarded
  • Monday Cut & Slice Golf Event at Beaver Creek Golf Club
Beaver Creek, Colo. April 30, 2012 –Barbecue and microbrew lovers know that Beaver Creek Resort is the place to be every Memorial Day weekend for the ninth annual Blues, Brew and Barbecue Festival May 25-28, 2012. As the unofficial lunch of summertime in the mountains, top barbecue chefs from around the country join local chefs in serving up mouth-watering barbecue complemented by thirst-quenching microbrews at the largest Colorado Microbrewery beer tasting. To make the most of the holiday weekend, organizers have added three new components: a Friday night welcome reception, a judged barbecue competition featuring $10,000 in prizes, and a Monday golf event.
In addition, top blues performers, The Delta Sonics, Rory Block and Clay McClinton will perform live at scheduled times during the weekend. For the first time in Beaver Creek, barbecue masters will be competing for bragging rights and $10,000 in cash prizes. On Saturday a panel of professional judges will rate pork dishes according to appearance, taste and tenderness. On Sunday, event attendees will determine the People’s Choice winners. Selected winners will be crowned Saturday and Sunday at 4:10 p.m. on the main stage in Beaver Creek Plaza.
Kids Zones will be open from 12-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday providing activities and arts and crafts designed for kids 12 and under. Beaver Creek’s signature Culinary Demonstration Series kick off for the summer season, providing complimentary barbecue demonstrations from guest and local chefs, accompanied by paired beverages.
The Blues, Brews and Barbecue event offers free admission to the plaza events and food and beverage are available for purchase. Ticketed events include the following.
New Welcome Reception
On Friday, May 25 celebrate the holiday weekend at the new Welcome Reception, which will be held at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek from 5-6 p.m. Join visiting and local chefs participating in the event and talk brews with representatives from participating microbreweries. Tickets are $25 per person.

Microbrew Festival

The Park Hyatt Beaver Creek hosts the largest exclusively Colorado Microbrewery Beer Tasting in the state from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. Featuring more than 80 special concoctions from 35 Colorado-based breweries, participants also receive a commemorative tasting mug. Advance tickets are $35 per person and will be $40 per person at the door. The event also will be held outdoors this year on the back lawn, near the top of Beaver Creek’s Grand Staircase above the ice rink.

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Beaver Creek confirmed as finish for Stage 4 of USA Pro Cycling Challenge in August


We are really excited about having the pro racers finish in our little Beaver Creek Village.  I’m not sure exactly where the finish line will be but I’ll be up here to watch the climax.

By RealVail
April 6, 2012

Contenders for a stage win during the fourth day of competition at the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge will need to remember to keep some leg and lung power reserves in the tank as Beaver Creek Resort today identified the route for its Stage 4 mountaintop finish. The stage will take place on Thursday, Aug. 23, day four of the week-long 2012 edition.

The day’s stage, a 97.2 mile route to Beaver Creek from Aspen, includes 75 miles of climbing at altitudes of 9,000 feet and above, plus a sprint competition, all before landing at the base of Beaver Creek for the final climb to the mountaintop finish.

As the riders approach the finish, they will take a sharp left from Highway 6, dashing south through the Beaver Creek Welcome Gate on their 2.5 mile final climb that rises almost 1,000 feet to the finish line, which will be located just beyond the skier bridge at 8,100 feet in Beaver Creek Village.

“Beaver Creek’s mountain top finish promises to provide not only thrilling racing action,” offered Doug Lovell, chief operating officer of Beaver Creek Resort and president of the Beaver Creek Resort Company board, “but we also expect that this will be one of the largest crowds of the mountain stages, given our close proximity to the Front Range. With so many avid cycling fans in our community, we’re incredibly excited to host this stage, while also providing race fans with the resort’s signature hospitality and an enhanced Expo area that will contain events and activities leading up to and following the race. This is a day not to be missed in the Vail Valley.”

Beaver Creek Mountain will provide a stunning backdrop as riders climb past the Beaver Creek Golf Club and private homes, with cheering spectators lining every inch of the route. Shortly before the finish line, the route will narrow and riders will need to remain focused on the last 100 yards, crossing the uphill finish line near the Centennial Station skier drop-off point.

“Given the location of the final climb in the grand scheme of the day’s race,” explained Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation, “it will provide not only exciting racing action, but it will also definitely have an impact on who emerges from the stage with the leader jersey.”

Complete details for where to watch Beaver Creek’s Stage 4 finish, events throughout the day and race-day logistics will be released in the weeks ahead. Stay up to date with local race news, including the local poster contest winner, @beavercreekmtn on Twitter or facebook.com/Beavercreek. For more information visit http://www.beavercreek.com/ and http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/city/beaver-creek

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Vail Resorts pursues global growth – Vail Daily


EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado — Vail Resorts is changing its management around for what company CEO Rob Katz said will best position the company to achieve its long-term strategic vision.

Katz said an email to company employees last week announcing that John Garnsey will become president-international as of April 15. The restructuring also means Vail Mountain Chief Operating Officer Chris Jarnot “will take on oversight over Beaver Creek and Doug Lovell, chief operating officer of Beaver Creek, will report to Chris.”

Blaise Carrig, currently a co-president along with Garnsey, will take on the oversight of North American mountain resort operations, according to Katz’s email. And in Summit County, Pat Campbell, the chief operating officer of Breckenridge, will continue to report to Carrig and will also take on oversight of Keystone, while Keystone General Manager John Buhler will now report to Campbell.

Beth Howard, the vice president of mountain dining, will now report to Carrig, and Tim Beck, vice president of mountain planning, will continue to report to Garnsey.

“To think big, we need a team with incredible strength, experience and leadership and we are very fortunate to have leaders who can deliver that and more,” wrote Katz. “For the vast majority of you, these changes should be business as usual. But for all of us, down the road, we will undoubtedly look back on these changes as the building blocks to achieving something very special.”

Will Marks, managing director at JMP Securities and a Vail Resorts analyst, said the company told analysts last year that it was looking at potential expansion in Europe and Asia, and potentially South America.

“This news kind of further highlights that they are serious about expanding outside of the U.S.,” Marks said.

Garnsey said he has already been focusing a lot of his efforts on the international side of the business for about the last year and a half.

“It’s a really exciting opportunity for me to do this,” Garnsey said. “One of the strategies that our company is focusing on is growing the company, and growing it not only domestically, but also globally. One of my roles will be to continue, as I’ve been doing for the last two years, exploring those opportunities.”

Garnsey said part of the role is to understand more about the international ski industry and what opportunities may exist. He said a potential goal, while reiterating that nothing has been defined yet, could be international acquisitions.

“How long that takes, we have no idea,” Garnsey said. “We’re out there trying to listen and learn and understand the landscape.”

Vail Resorts spokeswoman Kelly Ladyga said of the shift that all senior leaders are stepping up to share responsibility for the Mountain Division now that Carrig is taking on leadership at all the North American resorts. She said, via email to the Vail Daily, that Jarnot’s new role is well suited because he has an “intimate knowledge of Beaver Creek, having been VP of marketing for both Vail and Beaver Creek in the past and VP of marketing for the company from 2003-2008, and is very familiar with all of the issues facing Eagle County.”

Lovell, Ladyga said, will continue overseeing Beaver Creek as he does now, with Jarnot becoming Lovell’s “more frequent contact to ensure alignment with all of our company and county-wide objectives, with (Carrig) continuing to provide broad strategic direction for both resorts.”

“And, importantly, John (Garnsey) will remain fully engaged in community efforts in Eagle County and still resides there,” Ladyga wrote.

Community Editor Lauren Glendenning can be reached at 970-748-2983 or lglendenning@vaildaily.com.

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Beaver Creek Colorado Market Update – February, 2012


Welcome to my February Beaver Creek Real Estate Market Update.  This issue contains a recap of 2011 and all related statistics.  We were up slightly over 2010 but it will take a while to climb out of the deep hole we dropped into over the past few years.

The overall market was also up slightly in 2011, mainly due to the increase in the sale of distressed properties (bank owned and short sales).

On a different theme, I attended the National Association of Realtors (NAR) annual conference last fall in my role as VBR Board Member and MLS Director.  I’ve included some comments from the NAR chief economist and his perspective on the housing market.

Click on the links below to view the market update and the current BC condo and town home listings and 2011 sales.

BC Market Update 2-12

Listings & Sales 2-12

We continue to get snow although not to the extent of last season.  Nevertheless, skiing is excellent.

Best Wishes to you and your family.

 

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