Monthly Archives: November 2013

Merry in the Mountains!

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VAIL — Ron Byrne & Associates is very excited that the Vail Chamber and Business Association is sponsoring Merry in the Mountains, a locals’ night in Vail on Wednesday. Merry in the Mountains is a night dedicated to the local community and a way for Vail businesses to thank the local community for their support and patronage. Participating businesses will be offering generous local discounts on merchandise and in restaurants. Free skating will be offered from 4 to 8 p.m. at both Solaris Plaza and Arrabelle at Vail Square. The Vail Fire Department will be escorting Santa through town on a Vail fire truck. “As a local business owner, I appreciate the local community who shops and supports my store,” said Laurie O’Connell, owner of Perch in Vail Village. “This is a great way for locals to get their holiday shopping done in a festive atmosphere and at some great prices.” Shopping discounts are not all that will be offered — select restaurants will be offering discounts on their menus as well. The local community is invited to make a full night of it by visiting Vail for shopping, activities and dining. Most participating businesses will be offering their promotions…

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A Stellar Opening Weekend in Vail

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From the slopes to the streets, Ron Byrne and Associates prepares for a stellar opening weekend at hotspots throughout Vail ============ Vail says they’re definitely opening up Born Free Express Lift and the Eagle Bahn gondola. The terrain could be vast or limited, depending on Mother Nature and brother snowmaker. Either way, Vail Mountain will open on Nov. 22 and the season will be underway. The churning of the chairlifts will breathe life back into Vail, and in a big way. Most of the restaurants that have been closed for the shoulder season will reopen. Many of the bars will be scheduling live music and drink specials. The aura of Vail on opening weekend will be felt by locals, visitors and maybe even folks in Aspen. Here is a roundup of where to go and what to do on opening day. On the mountain Absolutely Born Free. Beyond that, Vail isn’t promising anything. Born Free will surely be groomed and the run features a steep slope that levels out onto tamer terrain. There will be a small terrain park set up just after the steep slope for those seeking freestyle action. At the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola guests…

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Birds of Prey World Cup 2013 at Beaver Creek Mountain

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The Birds of Prey World Cup 2013 will once again be held on Beaver Creek Mountain. This year, the ski event will host both the men’s and ladies’ World Cup races shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday. Kick off your holiday and ski season by watching these incredible athletes race down the Birds of Prey course and the new women’s Raptor racecourse. This year’s Birds of Prey World Cup schedule begins with the ladies’ races from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1. The women train from Tuesday, November 26 through Thursday, November 28, with the first race, the Ladies’ World Cup Downhill, on Friday at 10:45 am. That afternoon at 4:00 pm, Beaver Creek Village will celebrate the World Cup races and the holiday season with a tree lighting ceremony. The Ladies’ Super G Race is scheduled for 10:45 am on Saturday morning, with the Giant Slalom Race taking place from 9:45 am – 4:00 pm on Sunday. The men’s World Cup races will take place one weekend later from Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8. The men are scheduled to train from Tuesday, December 3 through Thursday, December 5. The Men’s Super G Race will be held on…

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Matsuhisa: Familial Honor

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The Ron Byrne & Associates team richly enjoys Vail for all it has to offer, especially when it comes to the fine dining scene. Please call our office and let us assist you in planning your dining adventures next time your travels bring you to Vail. One of our new proven favorites is the local hotspot Matsuhisa. Master chef Nobu Matsuhisa doesn’t open restaurants lightly, making his two-year-old Vail Village hotspot one of the world’s finest establishments. In the precious few minutes Brian Busker set aside to rest his feet while at work, the executive chef at Matsuhisa in Vail Village briefly touched on a simple yet existential secret to the restaurant’s stratospheric success. For someone like Nobu Matsuhisa, the restaurant’s namesake and one of the world’s most respected chefs, reputation means everything. It’s not just a matter of critical acclaim or public adoration (although the soft-spoken chef has won both). It comes down to the age-old Japanese notion of familial honor. “The thing is, the Matsuhisa name and the Matsuhisa brand have such distinction around the world because these restaurants are all owned by him or his family,” Busker said, leaning slightly back in one of the restaurant’s low-slung…

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