Monthly Archives: December 2011

Vail ranks in the Top 10 New Year’s Eve Celebrations!

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Breaking into the ranking amongst such notable New Year’s Eve venues as New York City, Disney World and Las Vegas, Vail is the place to be this weekend! Yahoo! Travel has ranked Vail Village as the 9th best New Year’s Eve celebration in the country this year!  Are you going to be here? Take your New Year’s Eve celebrations to the slopes of the Rockies, with some revelry in Vail. The evening festivities kick off with a traditional torchlight parade on Golden Peak, featuring as many as 300 skiers and snowboarders from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School who schuss the slopes in an illuminated train, glow sticks in hand. The Colorado ski town’s first round of NYE fireworks follow up the spectacle, as does the family-friendly First Night festival, held at the mountaintop Adventure Ridge – accessible by gondola, food stands, kid-centric activities, a choral group, and a live broadcast of the Times Square ball drop assure the festivities maintain their momentum. A secondary fireworks display explodes above Vail Mountain for more merriment at midnight, as does some pretty explosive nightlife at bars and restaurants throughout town. A massive dance party at the Dobson Ice Arena is due to…

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Winter Activities in Vail for Children

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In addition to skiing, Vail offers children and families many other fun and exciting adventures. Please give Ron Byrne & Associates a call at 970/476-1987 if you would like assistance booking any of the following activities. Curious Critters Ski School Gore Range Natural Science School Naturalists provide brief slope-side lessons about Rocky Mountain Wildlife as part of the Curious Critters Ski School. Each week programs focus on a different category of winter critters including Climbers, Diggers, Jumpers and Flyers. Programs are offered for ski school students and drop in visitors daily at the Nature Discovery Center at Adventure Ridge, and on Mondays at the entrance to Porcupine Alley from 1pm to 2:30pm and Tuesdays at the bottom of Golden Peak from 1pm to 2:30pm. Look for the naturalist in the red jacket and the “Stop for a Nature Lesson” sign. Eagle’s Nest, Vail, CO 81657 Sun and Mon from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tues – Sat from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., TBD 970-754-4675 Kid’s Snowmobile at Adventure Ridge Kids cruise around Blizzard Speedway in specially crafted mini-snowmobiles. Designed for children 6-12 years of age and less than 110 pounds, the snowmobiles travel at a child’s preferred pace. $25 per person…

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New Gondola Planned for Vail

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Vail Resorts plans to replace the Vista Bahn with a new, high-capacity gondola next ski season.  This will be the icing on the cake for Vail’s 50th Birthday celebration.  Not only will the gondola exceed the current chair lift in speed and capacity, it will also have Wi-Fi capability.  “It’ll be quicker, and you’ll be able to use it in more weather conditions.  It’ll give you the ability to do something in the summer, too.  I think it’s a great idea.”  The new gondola will be a win for both the town and the resort.   When your travels bring you to Vail this Winter, make sure to take one last spin on Vail’s Vista Bahn, so you can be a part of history.  If you would like to own a home or condo within walking distance to Vail’s new gondola, give us a call at 970-476-1987.  We have several options offered exclusively by Ron Byrne & Associates in the neighborhood.  You can also visit the homes available on the web at www.ronbyrne.com.  

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VAIL FAMILY HOLIDAZE

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Vail is filled with family-friendly activities over the Holidays. From concerts to family snowshoes and a tree lighting ceremony, Vail provides an abundance of events to keep your family occupied when you are not on the slopes. Feel the Holiday spirit when you visit Vail this Christmas and please call us to help you plan your vacation. We can also help you find the perfect Vail rental property for you and your family. Visit us on Bridge Street or on the web. You may call us at 970.476.1987. A schedule is provided for you below of all the Vail Family Holidaze activities: Vail Family Holidaze December 17 – 25 & 31, 2011 TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Saturday December 17 5:30pm Slifer Plaza, Vail Village JINGLE BELLZ SNOWSHOE Sunday December 18 8:00am Lionshead KIDS ZONE December 19 – 24 3:00 – 5:00pm Throughout Vail Village and Lionshead WONDERFUL VOICE, HOLIDAY CONCERT Monday December 19 5:00pm, Venue opens at 3:30pm Solaris Plaza COLORADO CHILDREN’S CHORALE CONCERT Tuesday December 20 5:00pm, Venue opens at 3:30pm Solaris Plaza WINTER SOLSTICE ON ICE December 21, 22 & 23 5:00pm Solaris Plaza Ice Rink KIDS AFTER DARK PARTY Saturday December 24 6:00 – 8:00pm Lionshead / Base…

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New Businesses Opening in Vail Village

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Even as the national economy still staggers, the Vail Village is filling up with new shops. More than a dozen new businesses have received a business license in Vail Village since June 1. Most are for retail operations. Solaris sales director Craig Cohen was quoted saying “There’s historically been low vacancy in Vail Village, and when shops do change, the turnover happens pretty quickly.“ Businesses which have received a business license in Vail Village since June 1st of this year include The Baggage Cheque, Carrie Fell Fine Art, Elway’s, Fly Fishing Outfitters, Forre & Co Fine Art, The Golden Bear (on Gore Creek Drive), Green Limousine, Lanciani Travel Jewelry, Luca Bruno (new Solaris store), Marmot at Vail, Minturn Anglers East, Triumph Development, Under Armour Retail, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Come shop in Vail this winter and call us at 970.476.1987 to help you find the perfect place to stay. You may also visit us on the web.

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