Vail Valley Happenings

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May activities
Posted by Elizabeth Wilson on April 26, 2018 in  Community  Off Season
Visiting Vail in late April or May after the resort has closed can be a nice time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the mountains, where you can just take a quiet stroll and not hear the hum of the chairlifts in the background. If you're going to enjoy a spring stroll in Vail we recommend you pack a lunch, along the paved Gore Valley Trail you'll find numerous benches and picnic tables where you can stop and have a bite to eat. The Gore Valley Trail runs along Gore Creek and offers a peaceful glimpse of the... read more
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Landscaping on a Budget

Posted by Step Beyond Media on April 25, 2018 in  DIY  First Time Homebuyers
You have found the perfect home that fits your family, from top to bottom. But the outside is questionable. That’s ok! Don’t let the landscaping completely turn you off from a house that is not only within your budget, but is exactly what you’ve needed from the day you started looking. Of course everyone wants a home that has a beautiful front yard for the neighbors to admire and a backyard that you’re able to escape to for relaxation. However, sometimes you have to sacrifice one thing to ge... read more
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End of another snow season

Posted by Elizabeth Wilson on April 16, 2018 in  Community  Events  Skiing  Vail
Massive crowds swarmed Vail Mountain for Closing Day on Sunday, April 15, and there was plenty of terrain open for them to enjoy. About half of the mountain — 2,791 acres — was available for skiers and snowboarders, and most of it had reached a nice mashed potato consistency by the afternoon. By 3:30 p.m., most people had made their way to one of two areas — the top of Chair 4 or the bottom of Golden Peak. Atop Chair 4, thousands of costumed revelers congregated to celebrate the season. ... read more
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Snow Birds: Seasonal Living in Vail

Posted by Step Beyond Media on April 13, 2018 in  Vail
Usually, a snow bird brings to mind leaving the snowy winterlands of the north behind for the sunny, warm beaches of the south.  Every winter, however, thousands of people from all over the globe flock to ski resorts in search of the iconic ski life - fresh powder, little responsibility, and mountain town living.  As ski resorts have grown and become more popular, seasonal migrators to Vail must pick up extra hours to make ends meet and even more importantly, find a place to live. If you’re one of t... read more
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Colorado Ski Areas Closing

Posted by Elizabeth Wilson on April 09, 2018 in  Community  Skiing  Vail
Here are the Colorado ski areas that closed last Sunday and will be closing this Sunday. Hit the slopes while you can, although be aware of the not-so-good driving conditions in the mountains.  Copper Mountain received 14 inches of snow in 24 hours just a week ago. Original article By ELIZABETH HERNANDEZ for The Denver Post (April 8, 2018) Sixteen of Colorado’s 24 ski areas are closing up shop this season from this Sunday to next weekend, so hit the slopes while you can.Keystone, Crested Butte, Tellu... read more
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