Monthly Archives: February 2014

New Listing in Bachelor Gulch

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Ron Byrne & Associates has a new listing in Bachelor Gulch: 2150 Daybreak Ridge   Tucked in the mountains of Bachelor Gulch is the most intriguing European masterpiece found in the Vail Valley.   The 7 bedroom, 10 bath estate has unrivaled architecture capturing majestic mountain vistas, splendid entertaining areas and private retreats. Rich walnut floors, hand-crafted coffered ceilings, floating slab limestone stairs, Italian mosaics, Moroccan tile and luxurious fabrics are just a few of the details found within. Enjoy the spacious double kitchen, with La Cornue 16-burner French stove and wood-burning pizza oven, formal dining with double-sided fireplace, opulent game room with gold painted tray ceiling, comfortable theater room, rustic ski cabin, his and her offices, massage and Pilates room and terraces off of every room. Regardless of the season, one will delight in almost 3000 square feet of outdoor living including a full kitchen and entertaining area; large fire pit, private terraces from each bedroom, stone fireplace within the dining grotto, and an expansive rooftop patio to for 360 degree majestic mountain views.

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Décimo at the 10th Restaurant this Mardi Gras

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One way to enjoy this Mardi Gras in Vail is to spend the day skiing (check out our list of the best ski runs on Vail Mountain), head to one of the most popular local hangouts to join the après ski fun, and then venture back up the mountain later that evening for the Décimo event at the 10th Restaurant. A fine dining restaurant for skiers and riders during the day, on Fat Tuesday the 10th Restaurant will become the location for the liveliest on-mountain party in the Vail Valley. The Décimo event, scheduled for March 4, 2014, will feature the musical stylings of renowned DJ and three-time Grammy nominee, Paul Oakenfold. The night will kick off with a bang, as guests hop aboard Gondola One on Vail Mountain, offering a great chance for stargazing and to experience the mountain under the cover of darkness. Décimo guests will then exit the gondola mid-mountain at above 10,000 feet. From there, the party begins inside of the 10th. Tickets for Décimo are currently on sale. Ticket prices range from $100 – $125, and VIP table reservations cost $1,200. Here in the Vail Valley, there are a multitude of ways to enjoy Fat…

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Olympics series: Coloradans key in evolving Olympic mogul skiing

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Americans have won 10 of the 36 Olympic medals awarded in mogul skiing since its inception at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, and that medal haul is likely to continue on the women’s side in Sochi, where defending Olympic champion Hannah Kearney remains what one observer calls “a machine.”   That observer is two-time Olympian Jeremy Bloom, a former mogul skier and NFL football player, who is once again working for NBC in Sochi. Bloom also gives Vail’s Heidi Kloser a realistic shot at climbing on the podium Feb. 8 in Sochi, which would make her the second Vail skier to medal in moguls after Toby Dawson won bronze at the 2006 Torino Olympics.   On the men’s side, though, part-time Colorado resident Bloom says defending Olympic champion Alexandre Bilodeau and his Canadian teammate Mikael Kingsbury have to be considered the heavy favorites on Feb. 10. Bloom says their skills in the air, consistently nailing tricks such as a back double full (a straight back flip with two twists) set them apart.   “I think Kingsbury has a very good chance of becoming the best mogul skier to ever live. He might be already,” said Bloom, who grew…

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