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Gourmet on Gore 2014

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At this year’s Gourmet on Gore, food enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs will gather in Vail Village over Labor Day weekend to explore the vibrant flavors of Vail’s culinary environment. Entering its ninth year, Gourmet on Gore will be held from Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1. On the first day of the culinary festival, attendees can participate in the Gourmet on Gore Tasting Tour from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The tour leads participants to several of the top restaurants in Vail Village, with each place serving special hors d’oeuvres and beverages for the evening. On the next day of Gourmet on Gore, Saturday, August 30, festival attendees can start their day on the right track with yoga on the Solaris Plaza Lawn. The Yoga on the Lawn event is free, and will be held from 9:00 – 10:00 am. Following the rejuvenating yoga session is the Open-Air Tasting on Gore Creek Drive and Bridge Street from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Admission to the tasting is free, and in lieu of an admission charge, attendees pay per each item tasted at a vendor’s stall. In addition to all of the incredible food, wine, and spirits, attendees can look forward…

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Gould joins Ron Byrne & Associates

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VAIL — Ron Byrne & Associates has announced the addition of Tricia Gould to its sales team. Originally from Kansas City, Gould moved from Massachusetts to the Vail Valley in 2005 with her husband and two sons. Gould grew up spending many spring breaks on the Vail Valley ski slopes and made the trips into a lifestyle. She brings vast expertise of high-end real estate, as she played an integral role in the development of Vail Valley Getaway luxury rental company, managing a portfolio of homes valued over $100 million for the past 10 years. GOULD’S BACKGROUND Gould holds a master’s degree in management and has had successful careers with companies including Hallmark Corporate in sales and marketing and Abbott Laboratories Specialty Division. She stays active in the community on the Sonnenalp Membership Advisory Board and the VCHS Golf Scholarship Fundraiser Tournament. “We are delighted to welcome Tricia to the team and look forward to the high-end listings she will represent from her many reputable business connections,” said Barbara Scrivens, vice president of Ron Byrne & Associates. Located on Bridge Street, Ron Byrne & Associates has over 35 years of marketing, developing and selling Vail properties. Visit www.ronbyrne.com for additional…

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Japanese ski resort Niseko added to Epic Pass

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A Japanese ski resort is the latest addition to an international lift pass that already covers 11 North American resorts as well as Verbier in Switzerland and Les Trois Vallées in France. Niseko, on Hokkaido island, joins an impressive line up including some of the world’s most prestigious ski areas on the Epic Pass, an initiative by American wintersports giant Vail Resorts. The Japanese resort is famed for its powder, with slopes reaching 1,210m and impressive views of Mount Yotei, an active volcano. Niseko’s ski area is made up of three areas, with a total of 115km of pistes. The resort receives an average of 15m of dry, light powder a year and is considered one of the best resorts for powder in the world. The Epic Pass, which Vail says has holders in 80 countries across the world, costs $729 (£438) for an adult season ticket and provides unlimited access to the company’s American resorts, which include Vail, Breckenridge and Lake Tahoe, as well as five days in both Verbier and the Les Trois Vallées ski area including the resorts of Méribel and Courchevel. A child pass costs $379 (£228). Niseko is the first resort outside America or Europe…

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Keen Kids Adventure in Vail

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The team at Ron Byrne & Associates had a blast cheering on our future athletes last weekend! In its fifth year, the KEEN Vail Kids Adventure Games expanded to five days and 750 kids in 2014, and it still sold out. Participating in activities such as mountain biking, river tubing, slack lining over a mud pit and rappelling down the cliffs on Pepi’s Face, kids ages 6 to 14 conquered 20 or so obstacles in teams of two while navigating a course that ran through Vail Village and up Vail Mountain.

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Real Estate Stats for Eagle County

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Ron Byrne & Associates develops, markets and sells Vail’s most exclusive properties. Specializing in prime locations and premium properties, our years of experience gives rise to unparalleled expertise and a unique perspective of the Vail Valley’s real estate market. We remain service oriented, taking great pride in strong referrals from previous clientele. Whether you are looking for a luxury estate, a Vail/Beaver Creek Village condominium, a ski-in/ski-out development opportunity, or thousands of unspoiled ranch acres in the Colorado mountains, Ron Byrne & Associates will put our knowledge and understanding to work, locating the perfect piece of real estate to meet your criteria. Our long history of success speaks for itself. We want to share a few statistics recently pulled for Eagle County: Median Residential Price up 16.95% from Last Year Quarter 2 numbers Multi-family Average Price PSF up 12.47% from LY Q2 numbers Average Residential Price up 32.69% from LY Q2 numbers Average Residential Price PSF up 17.35% from LY Q2 numbers Buyer Profile: 52.72% Local, 12.56% Front Range, 31.74% Out-of-State, 2.98% International          

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Vail Automotive Classic/Wheels & Wings revs up for 5th year

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The most comprehensive auto, aircraft and motorcycle show in Western Colorado is back for it’s fifth year. The Vail Automotive Classic will once again be hosting a weekend filled with automobile and aircraft events Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7. This year the weekend kicks off Saturday with the Wheels & Wings Show at the Vail Valley Jet Center. Gate opens at 10 a.m. The show features an open expo of cars, aircraft, and motorcycles, plus, two aerobatics shows that are sure to amaze and entertain audiences of all ages. For 2014, the Featured Marque is the Porsche and the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang will be celebrated. “It’s hard to believe this will be the fifth year for this event,” said Doug Landin, chairman of the Vail Automotive Classic Board of Directors. “It all started with an idea and the local Cars & Coffee Club. Now, it has grown to include, not only awesome cars, but motorcycles, planes, helicopters, and exciting aerobatics. It’s just a great weekend full of machinery and entertainment here in the Vail Valley.” Wheels and Wings Buck Roetman of Wild Horse Aviation and Gary Rower of Rower Airshows will bring their Pitts/Stearman formation…

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Ultimate guide to Colorado ski country in summer

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Wildflowers, deep blue skies, the scent of pine on the breeze, an average high of 75 degrees.  The Colorado Rockies are paradise for those who love the great outdoors.  And during the summer, area ski resorts get retooled for warm-weather sports and summer concerts and more. Here is your ultimate summer guide to the Colorado ski country in the summer. 1. Pick your village Beaver Creek Village There are plenty of mountain villages, each with their own charm and character. Head to Aspen for a modern, en-vogue vibe, with its lovely downtown filled with enough shopping and restaurants to keep you busy when you’re off the trails. Vail Village, modeled after an old world alpine village, is more compact and is bustling with people and activities — all within walking distance. Nearby Beaver Creek, more quiet and quaint, is set apart within the valley and has its own village, golf course, dining and shopping. Adventure seekers tend to flock to Breckenridge known for its extreme sports, along with its authentic western downtown at the mountain’s base. 2. Take a hike Jack Affleck/Vail Resorts Getting out on the trails, at every turn is another fantastic view of snowcapped peaks, turquoise lakes and plummeting…

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10 epic day hikes

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The team at Ron Byrne and Associates loves to hike.  We are passionate about the Vail Valley and would like to share a few of our favorite hikes with you. There’s no question that the Vail Valley is home to some of the best views in the state. While birds may have the best vantage point, we humans can reach some spectacular summits on our own two feet. Hiking is a favorite past time in the area, affording world-class views with just a few basic tools: a good pair of shoes, some basic supplies and a destination. Here are 10 epic day hikes to conquer this summer. In Your Backyard There’s no need to go traipsing around the state for a memorable hike — Vail’s backyard is crisscrossed with hikes of varying lengths and difficulties, culminating in lofty peaks or idyllic mountain lakes. Some of these trails are more difficult due to rapid elevation gain; others are epic in length. A few are a combination of both. Deluge Lake Taking you high above Vail to an isolated mountain lake, Deluge Lake is a path less traveled, mostly due to the fact that the trail gains 2,300 feet in 2 miles….

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The Lodge at Vail to Undergo Significant Renovations

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Ron Byrne and Associates has the exclusive listing for Lodge at Vail #143. An excellent opportunity to own a one bedroom residence in the heart of Vail Village. The Lodge has significant renovations planned. The Lodge at Vail to Undergo Significant Renovations Since 1962, The Lodge at Vail has been a prime destination for visitors both frequent and new. Combining a perfect location and exemplary service with the famously classic ambiance of an alpine-inspired Vail hotel, The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort prides itself in being the first lodging establishment in Vail.  While maintaining its historic charm, The Lodge at Vail constantly strives for ways to enhance the experience and quality of service offered to hotel guests. In 2008, The Lodge at Vail’s International Wing underwent renovations, and this August through December 2014 our remaining 56 hotel rooms will be completely renovated. Renovation Scope: The renovation includes interior finishes, furnishings, soft goods, lighting and the installation of air conditioning. Additionally, the hotel’s corridors, main stairways and lobby will receive upgrades as well. The lobby’s refresh will include new furnishings, textiles, paint, artwork and lighting designed to maintain the authentic character and cozy ambiance for which the boutique hotel is known. The property will…

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Friday Afternoon Club on Vail Mountain

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The Friday Afternoon Club on Vail Mountain’s Adventure Ridge is fun for everyone. With live music, dancing, a climbing wall, lawn games, and delicious barbecue, there is no better place to be at the end of the week than at the Friday Afternoon Club. Gather the troops, and head up Vail Mountain this Friday! A family-friendly weekly event, the Friday Afternoon Club is referred to as a family happy hour. The Friday Afternoon Club takes place at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, which means that all of the fun happens at over 10,000′. Come prepared for a high altitude, adventure-filled afternoon and evening by packing extra layers for everyone, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen. As the afternoon turns into evening, Friday Afternoon Club attendees have the best seat in the house for watching the spectacular colors of the sunset. To get to the Friday Afternoon Club, families can ride the gondola, or they can make a day of it by hiking to the top of the mountain via the Berry Picker Trail. If taking the gondola, families must purchase lift tickets, whereas opting for the trek on Berry Picker is free. This summer, spend quality time with…

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