Monthly Archives: January 2014

Vail’s Top 5 Ski Areas

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The skiers from the office of Ron Byrne & Associates have been enjoying all the powder days this season has delivered! We want to share Vail’s top 5 ski areas … The ins and outs of Riva Ridge, Siberia Bowl, Blue Sky’s glades and the best runs 5,289 acres has to offer. Where to next? Beneath the soft pitter-patter of snowflakes on your helmet, your brain grasps at memories of the last time you skied Vail. ‘Where was that one mogul run,’ you mumble to yourself. The magnitude of Vail’s slopes can be overwhelming, local or not. You may say to yourself ‘I know every run’ or ‘I’m the best skier on this mountain’. Whether you have been skiing Vail for four decades or four days, here is our guide on the top five slopes to help steer you in the right direction. Best mogul run This category is quite possibly the most difficult, or at least most tiring, of the five. Moguls are a fleeting art form. It used to be the case that some of the best skiers were judged based on their mogul skiing ability. Nowadays, you’re hard pressed to see many “hot-doggers” on the slopes. Regardless,…

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The new Sato

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Following a move and remodel, the popular Edwards sushi joint is as bustling as ever. Ron Byrne and Associates is excited about the new sushi bar at Sato, a longtime Edwards favorite now located in a smaller, more intimate space across from Cafe 163. Spicy tuna sashimi salad – The term salad is used loosely for this starter – you won’t find any lettuce or sprouts – but it’s a near-perfect dish for sharing, dinner salad-style. An earthy, complex mix of spicy tuna, macadamia nuts and chives sits on a bed of sliced cucumber and slow-burning chili oil. The whole thing is topped with a gorgeous avocado flower. ($23.95) Colorado bass sashimi – Although it’s simpler than the sashimi salad, the bass sashimi is satisfying in different ways. Lean bass is lightly seared with black sesame oil and placed over pickled wasabi leaves. It’s served in eight traditional pieces (sans rice) for small groups or a date. ($17.95) Oxtail and shitake ravioli – One of Sato’s newest dishes features two housemade raviolis filled with oxtail brined in duck stock and finished with garlic and shallots, all laid on a bed of Japanese sweet pumpkin preserve. Chef Erick Snover purposely went…

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Vail Film Festival 2014 Returns in March

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This March in Vail, expect an influx of independent filmmakers, directors, producers, actors, movie critics, and indie film lovers for the annual Vail Film Festival 2014. This year’s film festival will be held from March 27 – 30. The festival celebrates independent film making, and shares these thoughtfully created films with Vail and the entire Vail Valley. Renowned filmmakers descend upon Vail to participate in screenings, panel discussions, and workshops, offering festival goers with unique insight on these inspiring indie films. Along with the film screenings and discussions, the Vail Film Festival hosts lively social events, such as the opening night and closing night parties, during which attendees can rub elbows with the very individuals whose films will be screened during the festival. These social events are a great opportunity for film buffs to ask itching questions and to offer praise to their favorite filmmakers. Though the official schedule has yet to be announced, as in years past, the Vail Film Festival 2014 is certain to be an exciting event. Though Vail is known for being one of the premier ski destinations in the state, this Colorado ski town also hosts world class cultural events. As such, Vail is the…

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Vail’s workout hot spots

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Ron Byrne and Associates is comprised of a group of brokers who love to workout to ensure we are at our peak performance when we get outdoors to enjoy all Vail has to offer! Below are our favorite Vail Valley workout hot spots A roundup of local gyms and athletic clubs to help make the most of your New Year’s resolution to get fit, which you will – you always do Fitness is life. Well, maybe not in the Midwest or buffet line in Las Vegas, but certainly in our town. Folks in the Vail Valley tend to wake up for morning workouts and go to bed breathing heavy… from working out. From the downstairs fitness Mecca of Dogma Athletica to the top of the climbing wall at the Vail Athletic Club, from The Westin Athletic Club’s saline pool to the basketball courts at the Cascade Club, the fitness options are all there. It’s just a matter of deciding where to go, why you’re going there and how much you’re willing to spend. As the New Year’s resolutions form and new gym memberships swell like the gorgeous muscles of a soon-to-be training partner, here is information on the hottest local…

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