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Gourmet on Gore| Vail 2016

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Labor Day is rapidly approaching, and with it Gourmet on Gore returns to Vail September 2nd-5th. Enjoy savory samplings of Vail’s most beloved restaurants while strolling through Vail Village enjoying the last of the summer blooms. The schedule this year is sure to please offering a wide array of activities for kids and adults alike.The first day of the festival commences with Gourmet on Gore Tasting Tour. Each restaurant location will include a signature beverage and hors d’oeuvres, with benefits of the evening going to a local organization, the Vail Veteran’s Program. Start Saturday off enjoying community yoga at the Solaris Plaza lawn in Vail Village. After you are done working up a sweat, enjoy the Open-Air tasting from 11am-6pm, this is a complimentary entry event with the option to pay-as-you-go bites and pours. The Open-Air tasting continues on Sunday from 11am-6pm. If you are bringing the kids with you, please make sure to stop in to Kids’ Culinary Corner at Gore Creek Drive Children’s Fountain, Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm. This complimentary event has culinary activities that kids of any age will enjoy. The festival closes Monday with Brunch off Bridge Street from 10am-3pm. This is another complimentary admission…

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Laurus Corporation Announces Acquisition of Vail Cascade Resort and Spa

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Vail Cascade Resort & Spa has changed hands. The purchase price for the 292-room property was not disclosed. Laurus Corporation, a private real estate investment and development firm, announced today that it has acquired Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, one of Vail’s only true ski-in/ski-out hotels. Beginning April 2016, the 292-room Vail Cascade Resort and Spa will undergo a $35 million transformation to be completed for the 2016/17 ski season as it joins The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s most exclusive luxury hospitality brands. Destination Hotels, the largest owner and operator of independent hotels, resorts and residences in the United States, will continue to manage and operate the property. “This is a unique opportunity for our investors to acquire a resort that would be nearly impossible to replicate from a cost and location perspective, one of the only true ski-in/ski-out resorts in a top destination market,” said Andres Szita, Chairman of Laurus Corporation. “During the past six years, market ADR increased 32.8%, yet despite this strong rate growth, market occupancy improved nearly 10 points. A tremendous opportunity exists for this asset to be repositioned to a higher tier market segment.” Eagle County is home to Vail…

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Legacy of Army’s 10th Mountain Division Lives On at Vail

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Things have changed on the Colorado slopes since the Soldiers on Skis prowled these mountains more than 70 years ago. Groomed runs, for one. Chairlifts to haul you to the top, too, plus on-hill restaurants, shaped skis that make it easy to turn, and disposable toe warmers that stop your feet from turning to Popsicles. First published by By Pam LeBlanc – American-Statesman Staff , November 14, 2015 Those soldiers, though, members of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, are fondly remembered here. A ski run at Vail Mountain is named for an important battle they fought. A new whiskey distillery honors their legacy, and a slope-side white tablecloth restaurant bears the division’s name, too. And every year, Vail hosts a ski-in for remaining veterans of the group. … At the bottom of the run, we learn more about the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division, who are credited with launching the ski industry in Colorado. After returning from Europe, many of them developed and operated ski resorts throughout the country. That’s what happened here in Vail. Peter Seibert, a veteran of the 10th Mountain Division, and Earl Eaton, a ski racer who later worked at Aspen Ski Resort, teamed up…

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Vail Continues to Dominate the Ski Market Luxury Industry

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In the past years, the redevelopment that has happened in Vail has created a new standard for luxury. Almost 10 years ago, Vail announced it’s renaissance, it’s “New Dawn” with its “Billion Dollar Renewal, bringing a new “vibe” to Vail Village and Lionshead. The project encompassed a number of high-profile projects including the 250M Arrabelle at Vail Square, Gore Creek Place, luxury vacation rentals in Lionshead Village, a $45M conference center and $10M was put into revitalizing the village’s pedestrian mall including new lighting, cobblestone streets, fixtures, a water feature and improving the streetscape in both Lionshead and Vail Village. Vail didn’t stop there and hasn’t stopped since. New developments and improvements included Sonnenalp Resort’s 40 room expansion, adjacent to the Sonnenalp, One Willow Bridge, a private luxury residence club, situated at the base of Vail Mountain, the Ritz Carlton Club & Residences, Vail’s new 5 star luxury resort, the Four Seasons, and Vail Plaza Hotel & Club. This era of new construction, redevelopment and modern vision all contributed to Vail dominating the Luxury Ski Market Industry today. “Over the last four decades, this rough-and-tumble ski town has evolved into one of Colorado’s most polished resorts.” – Travel & Leisure…

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Vail Village Voted “Top 10 Outdoor Dining Spots by USA Today”

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The Vail Village has recently been named to a very prestigious culinary list by USA Today, as the # 4 location in the country for outdoor dining in the United States. Outdoor dining is an experience in Vail, no matter what time of year. From snow falling in the wintertime, to enjoying spring skiing and après with all of your friends, to summer when the flower boxes are in full bloom and now, autumn when the cooler, shorter days are painted with the glow of aspen leaves. During off season, outdoor dining is even better than what USA Today could begin to fathom when they researched this top ten list. Autumn is a highlight of the year to experience one of the best kept secrets of the Rocky Mountains and the Vail Valley – outdoor dining and restaurants feature “off season specials” and guests enjoy the ambience of the changing of the aspens to a brilliant gold. La Tour, in Vail Village is a favorite place for brunch and lunch and is located at the bell tower on Meadow Drive. Begin your culinary journey with a champagne flute of bubbles, a cocktail or a glass of wine from their extensive…

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