Tag Archives: Vail

Mountain Events: January 27 – 29

Friday, January 27th 

Fire Arts Festival: All Day The Arts District, Breckenridge Jan 26th – Jan 29th

breckcreate.org

Coffe Talk: 8a Starbucks, Breckenridge then to the Resort

Historic Tour of Town: 11a Breckenridge Welcome Center, Breckenridge

Public Skating Session: 1:15p Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge

Kids Movie Night: 5p Keystone Science School Campus, Keystone

RED: 7:30p Breckenridge Backstage Theatre

Euforquestra: 9p Barkley Ballroom, Frisco

Frisco Christmas Tree Recycling: All Day – Collecting Christmas Trees

Snow Sculpture: Sculpting Week! (January 24th – 28th)

photo – gobreck.com
Saturday, January 28th 

Snow Sculptures: Sculpting Ends at 9a!  – Awards at 2p

Viewing Week  – January 28th – February 5th

Bilingual Story Time: 11a South Branch – Summit County Library, Breckenridge

Brewers Rock For Rescue: 5p Silverthorne Pavillion, Silverthorne

Canvas Painting Party!: 7p Ready Paint Fire, Breckenridge

RED: 7:30p Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge

Sunday, January 29th

The Steadman Clinic Vail Cup: 10a Vail Mountain, Vail

Uphill/Downhill Skate Ski Clinic: 12p Gold Run Nordic Center, Brecknridge

Twilight Skate: 4:30p North Pond Park, Silverthorne

Sunday Night Karaoke: 10p Moose Jaw, Frisco

Wearable Art: All Day Arts Alive, Breckenridge

Mountain Events: August 5th – 7th

Friday, August 5th 

Free Concert: 6p Rick Thomas, Historic Park Gazebo, Frisco.

Vail International Dance Festival 2016: 7p Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail.

Vail International Dance Festival 2016

Late Night, Date Night, Create Night: 7p Ready Paint Fire, Breckenridge.

Band of Heathens: 7p Dillon Amphitheater, Dillon.

Vanya And Sonia And Masha and Spike: 7:30p The Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge. (Saturday & Sunday also)

Cabaret: 7:30p The Lake Dillon Theatre Co., Silverthorne.  (Saturday and Sunday also)

Public Skating Session: 7:30p Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge.

Breckenridge Music Festival – Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna: 7:30p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

Saturday, August 6th 

Copper Triangle: 5:30a Copper Mountain Restort.

Leadville Boom Days: 7:30a Downtown Leadville.

Breckenridge Hunky Dory Half Marathon: 8:30a Vista Point Park, Breckenridge.

Wild About Colorado Plein Air Art & Outdoor Festival: 9a Carter Park Pavilion, Breckenridge.

Dillon Open Regatta: 10a Dillon Marina, Dillon. Dillon Open Regatta

20th Annual Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival: 12p River Run Village, Keystone.

20th Anniversary of Keystone's Bluegrass and Beer Festival

Copper Campfire and Fireworks: 6:30p Copper Mountain Center Village.

Nora Jane Strutters and the Party Line: 7p Dillon Amphitheater, Dillon.

Breckenridge Music Festival: Marcus Roberts Trio: 7:30p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

Sunday, August 7th

Copper Triangle: 5:30a Copper Mountain Restort.

Dillon Challenge: 7a Frisco Marina, Frisco.

Dillon Challenge

29th Annual Beaver Creek Art Festival: 10a Beaver Creek Resort.

20th Annual Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival: 12p River Run Village, Keystone.

20th Anniversary of Keystone's Bluegrass and Beer Festival

Mountain Events: July 15th-17th

Friday, July 15th 

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe: 10a Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge.

Scratchboard Art: 1p Randall Barn, Breckenridge.

*Mac & Cheese Festival: 5:30p (events Sat & Sun also) Copper Mountain.

Bravo! Vail Music Festival I The Philadelphia Orchestra: 6p Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vail.

Late Night, Date Night, Create Night: 7p Ready Paint Fire, Breckenridge.

Leftover Cuties: 7p Dillon Ampitheatre, Dillon.

Chicago: 7:30p Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge (Sat Night also).

Cabaret: 7:30p Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Silverthorne (Sat Night also).

A Bears Choice: 9:30p The Historic Brown, Breckenridge.

Saturday, July 16th

Xterra Mountain Championship: 8a Beaver Creek Resort, Beaver Creek.

Ballet Technique: 8a Old Masonic Hall, Breckenridge.

Yoga at the Marina: 8:30a Frisco Bay Marina, Frisco.

3rd Annual Frisco Triathlon: 9a Frisco Bay Marina, Frisco.
* Registration may sell out so call for more information.

Alma Festival In The Clouds: 10a Alma Town Hall, Alma.

Vail Family Fun Fest 2016: 11a Lionshead Village, Vail.

*Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival: 1p River Run Village, Keystone.

Free Live Music – Todd Johnson Blues: 1p The Outlets at Silverthorne (Blue Village), Silverthorne.

*Mac & Cheese Festival: 2p (events Fri & Sun also) Copper Mountain.

The Magical Music of Disney: 6p Breckenridge River Walk Center, Breckenridge.

Line Dancing: 6:15p Old Masonic Hall, Breckenridge.

Sunset at the Summit Concerts: 7p Rainbow Park, Silverthorne.

Displace: 9p Barkley Ballroom, Frisco.

Sunday, July 17th

Kristin McLain Get Out Girl Paddle Jam: 7a Frisco Bay Marina, Frisco.

*Mac & Cheese Festival: 10a (events Fri & Sat also) Copper Mountain.

*Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival: 12:30p River Run Village, Keystone.

Pirates of the Caribbean – Presented by New Belgium Bike-In Cinema: 7:30p Frisco Bay Marina, Frisco.

 

Mountain Events: June 10th – 12th

Friday, June 10th

Dillon’s Farmer Market * Opens for the 2016 Summer Season: Fridays 9a-2p

GoPro Mountain Games: All Day Events happening June 9th – June 12th! (Vail, CO)

Women’s Tennis: 10a Dillon Town Park, Dillon.

Science Adventure Fun!: 11a Arts Alive, Breckenridge.

Live Music by Rewind: 6:30p Vail Brewing Company, Vail.

The Doyle & Debbie Show: 7:30p Lake Dillon Theatre Company, 246-X Rainbow Drive Silverthorne.

Saturday, June 11th

Frisco Rowing Center Open House: 8a Frisco Marina, Frisco.

THE HIGHEST AIR SHOW ON EARTH!: 10a Dillon Reservoir, Dillon Town Park best viewing area. (I’ll be there, come say hi if you see me!)

GoPro Mountain Games: All Day Events happening June 9th – June 12th! (Vail, CO)

Paint Your Own Art! Pottery/Canvas/Mosaics: 11a Ready Paint Fire, Breckenridge.

Tumble Bubbles: 11a Maggie Pond, Village of Breck, Breckenridge.

National Repertory Orchestra Opening Night ” Rhapsody in Blue”: 7:30p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

The Doyle & Debbie Show: 7:30p Lake Dillon Theatre Company, 246-X Rainbow Drive Silverthorne.

Frisco Funk Collective: 9p The Historic Brown Hotel, Breckenridge.

Sunday, June 12th

Frisco Bike Park Fling: 10a events start, Frisco Bike Park, Frisco Adventure Park. 

Public Skate Session: 1:15p Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge.

Tony Award Celebration: 5p The Lake Dillon Theatre Company, 246-X Ran

 

Mountain Events: Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Happy Memorial Day! Despite the weather the off-season is just about done here in Summit County. Be sure to double check with your favorite restaurants either their Facebook pages or website to make sure they are back to normal operating hours. Here are some fun events for this weekend.

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Nat Geo Live: On the Trail of Big Cats: 7:30p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

Horizon Line: 9p The Historic Brown Hotel, Breckenridge.

Karaoke With Sandman: 9:30p Loaded Joe’s-Avon, Avon.

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Free Tai Chi for Health and Balance Class: 8:30a Summit Senior and Community Center, Frisco.

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival 2016: 12p Beaver Creek Plaza, Vail.

Hope Hummus Pop-Up Shop: 12p Whole Foods Market, Frisco.

10th Mountain Division History Presentation: 12p 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits, Vail.

Spring Concert Series – New Sensation: 1p Arapahoe Basin Base Area.  ** 80’s Theme

Public Skating Session: 1:15p Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge.

Acoustic Moose: 5:30p Ridge Street Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate, Breckenridge.

The Frisco Funk Collective: 9p The Historic Brown Hotel, Breckenridge.

Zuma Road: 9:30p Snake River Saloon, Dillon.

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

History Speaks: All day, Arts Alive Breckenridge.

15th Annual Festival of the Brewpubs – music from Jakarta: 12 – 4p Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.

Karaoke With Sandman: 9:00p The Mine Breck, Breckenridge.

Monday, May 30th, 2016

2016 Vail Valor Races: 8a Solaris Plaza, Vail.

Memorial Day Commemoration: 9a By the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Valley Brook Cemetery, Breckenridge.

History Speaks: All Day, Arts Alive Breckenridge.

Mountain Events: May 6th-8th

A few mud season restaurant closures: 
  • Break Brewery – Will open again mid-May
  • Flip Side – Closed May 31st – June 2nd
  • Giampietrlo’s – Closed until June 10th
  • Mi Casa – Closed May 6th -25th
  • Modis- Closed May 18 – 25
  • Motherloaded – Closed until May 26th
  • Allies Pub and Grub – Closed May 8th -19th
  • Quandary – Closed until May 20th
  • Relish – Closed until May 20th
  • Taddeos – Closed until June 10th
  • The Dredge – Closed until May 25th
  • The Lost Cajun (Breck) – Closed until May 26th
  • Arapahoe Cafe – Closed May 9th – 13th
  • Chimayo Mexican Grill – Closed just May 17th
  • Bageli’s – Closed May 9th – 24th
  • Greco’s – Closed most of May
  • Kemosabe Sushi/Silverheels Bar and Grill – Closed May 23rd & 24th
  • Vinny’s – Closed until May 13th
  • Blue Moon – Closed May 16th – 20th
  • Sunshine Cafe – closed for remodeling

*During May it is sometimes a good time to call ahead. This isn’t a complete list.

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Open Kayaking: 7p Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge.

Velocity of Autumn: 7:30p The Lake Dillon Theatre Company, 246-X Rainbow Dr. Silverthorne.

Public Skate Session: Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge.

2 DudeZ: 9:00p The Historic Brown Hotel, Breckenridge.

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

16th Annual Community Pride Highway Cleanup & Thank You BBQ: 9a Broken Arrow at Arrowhead Ski Area, Avon.

Expand & Experiment with Wax: 10a Hot Shop, Breckenridge.

Going Organic: 12p Elevated Yoga & Holistic Health, Frisco.

Spring Concert Series – The Robby Wicks Band: 1p Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.

Whitewater Ramble: 2:30p Loveland Ski Area.

Aspirations Dance Studio Recital: 6p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

Velocity of Autumn: 7:30p The Lake Dillon Theatre Company, 246-X Rainbow Dr. Silverthorne.

Sunday, May 8th, 2016
Remember it’s Mother’s Day!

Summer Adult Hockey Leagues: 8a Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge.

Closing Day Celebration feat. Funky Johnson: 2:30p Loveland Ski Area *Closing DAY

Don Watson and the Vail Valley Band: 7p Route 6 Cafe, Vail.

 

Colorado ski-town homes more attractive as Front Range housing prices keep climbing

Denver-area buyers increasingly eyeing mountain real estate for investments, second homes

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Ski homes like this one are becoming increasingly attractive to Front Range buyers, according to Ann Thompson at Bank of America.

With ski season winding down in Colorado’s high country and the Denver-Boulder housing market so strong, real estate experts say Front Range buyers appear to be turning their attention to second-home and investment opportunities in the state’s major ski-town markets.

“We’re definitely seeing a spike among the Front Range residents and their desire to buy a second home, and in many areas there’s no shortage of inventory, so they have their choice,” said Bank of America Regional Sales Director Ann Thompson, who added that soaring Denver home prices may be driving some of that trend.

“Denver metro has seen about 16 percent gains in home prices, and now that they’ve got that equity going, they look at that and say, ‘I can improve my home, or I can also use that equity to make a down-payment on a second home,” Thompson said.

The different mountain-town markets vary in terms of Front Range second-home ownership. In Eagle County (Vail and Beaver Creek), for instance, an analysis by Land Title Guarantee Company found that 17 percent of the 2015 fourth-quarter homebuyers were from the Front Range. That compares to 57 percent in Grand County (Winter Park), 38 percent in Summit County (Breck, Copper, Keystone and A-Basin) and just 2 percent in Pitkin County (Aspen).

“There are no opportunities for them to invest down on the Front Range, so they’re coming up here and looking,” said Andrew Forstl of The Davos Group real estate and property management company in Vail. “There are no deals down there. Denver is unattainable for investments, so people are looking up here, and it’s just kind of started. Our market isn’t nearly as booming as the Front Range — things are not flying off the shelf — but it’s healthy.”

Forstl says one of his clients, a Front Range family that had been skiing and looking at properties all winter in the Vail Valley, was finally ready to pull the trigger in the closing weeks of ski season and just went under contract.

“They were waiting for the end of the season for deals to come out – places that have been on the market all season and they’re looking to get a deal on one of them,” Forstl said, adding that in general, sales to Front Range second-home buyers will drop off some after the lifts stop running and then pick up again in June.

“Things that haven’t sold over the winter are going to go down in price, so people are looking at that, but it’s hard getting them up here to look at stuff the next couple of months,” Forstl said. “What’s changed is a lot of people are coming up here for the summer. Ten years ago summer was nothing up here, but a lot of people are liking the summer as much as the winter.”

Bank of America’s Thompson agrees with that trend, urging prospective Front Range homebuyers to do their homework and consult various experts, including an experienced mortgage loan officer, a realtor and even a CPA on whether to buy as a second home or an investment rental property to be listed on VRBO or other services.

“A realtor can help with projecting realistic rents not only in the winter, but also in the summer,” Thompson said. “That’s very, very popular for Front Range people – the music festivals, the mountain biking, hiking. That’s really important when you’re looking at year-round potential for rental and also to be attractive for Front Range resale.”

Thompson also added that it’s key to look at amenities such as conference space, either in a dedicated facility such as Keystone or in the hotels in Vail, with a good mix of retail, entertainment and other options that will attract renters. Plus, access is always a concern, she says, and a good regional airport that avoids potential Interstate 70 gridlock can be a plus.

The Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum, 40 miles west of Vail, welcomed its 8 millionth commercial passenger on March 29 after first launching commercial air service in 1989. Still, drive-to markets will be always continue to be the most popular for Front Range buyers, especially when they’re home values have increased so much and they’re feeling priced out in their own primary metro-area market.

“Equity in your home builds a lot of confidence about financial comfort,” Thompson said. “When you have equity in your home, there is that ability to borrow on that equity, but even if you’re using stock options or a bonus or what have you, it’s just all about that confidence to make that investment [in a mountain second home or rental property].”

According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the metro Denver area led the nation for the highest rate of home price appreciation for half of 2015. Denver was second in the nation among major cities four months out of the year, and wound up third in December, behind only Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco. Overall, home prices in Denver rose 10.2 percent in 2015, compared to 5.4 percent nationally. But that kind of increase has some investors there wary.

A recent Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Investor Pulse Poll of more than 1,000 high net-worth investors revealed they feel the Denver housing market is overpriced and unaffordable for first-time homebuyers. The poll of Denver-area investors between the ages of 25 and 75 with $100,000 or more in household liquid investable assets found that 89 percent feel the metro-area market is overpriced. Nearly as many (86 percent) said the market is pricing out first-time homebuyers, and there is concern a bubble is forming.

“I think the financial crisis of 2008 is still very fresh in a lot of people’s minds, particularly high net-worth investors, so they’re looking at what happened to real estate prices here,” Denver-based Morgan Stanley financial advisor Todd Hauer said. “We were down probably 30 to 40 percent from the 2007 highs to the 2009 lows.”

Bank of America’s Thompson says it’s tougher to flip properties in the mountain markets the way some Front Range buyers have been able to do the last few years. That’s why she says mountain-town investments may make more sense as a longer-term play that’s based on a lifestyle choice.

“With VRBO, there’s just so much more exposure to the lifestyle, and then they want to turn it into a permanent lifestyle,” Thompson said, adding a season full of powder days can certainly influence a second-home decision. “This is the time of year where they’ve had that wonderful experience, and they’re like, huh, I want my own place.”

Mountain Events: April 8th – 10th, 2016

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Adult Drop-In Hockey: 8:30a Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge.

Vail Film Festival: 11a (Various times) Vail Village, Vail.

Kevin Danzig & Faith Crawford: 6p the MotherLoaded Tavern, Breckenridge.

Open Kayaking: 7p Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge.

Nat Geo Live – Chasing Rivers: 7:30p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

Frisco Funk Collective: 9p Barkley Ballroom, Frisco.

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Start Your Real Estate  Career Pre-Licensing Class: 8:30a Evo3 Space, Frisco.

Alpenglow Ascents Rando Challenge: Arapahoe Basin.

Michael Franti & Spearhead: 3p Breckenridge Resort.

3rd Annual A Perfect Pairing: 6p Easter Seals Rocky Mountain Village, Empire.

Dynamo: 9p Barkley Ballroom, Frisco.

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Slush Cup & Closing Day: 11a Keystone Resort.

Climbing Self Rescue: 2p Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge.

The Swing Crew: 3p The Last Lift Bar, Keystone.

Closing Dates:

April 10th – Keystone
April 10th – Beaver Creek
April 10th – Frisco Adventure Park & Nordic Center
April 17th – Vail
April 24th – Breckenridge
April 17th (closed 18th-21st) 22, 23, 24th – Copper Mountain

May 3rd (rough) – Loveland
Arapahoe Basin – undecided

Mountain Events: April 1st – 3rd

Friday, April 1st, 2016

USASA Nationals: 9a Copper Mountain.

Dave Perron & Friends: 1p Broken Arrow, Arrowhead Ski Area, Avon.

Kevin Danzig & Faith Crawford: 5p MotherLoaded Tavern, Breckenridge.

TRIVIA Night: 7p Silverthorne Pavilion, Silverthorne.

9th Annual Summit Hockey Classic: 6p Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge.

Open Kayaking: 7p Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge.

Rocky Horror Picture Show: 7p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

Dancing Lessons: 7:30p 246-X Rainbow Drive *Temporary location for the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Silverthorne.

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Ballet Technique: 8a Old Masonic Hall, Breckenridge.

Met Opera Live in HD – Madama Butterfly: 10:55a Colorado Mountain College, Breckenridge.

9th Annual Summit Hockey Classic: 5p Stephen C. West, Breckenridge.

Rachel & The Ruckus: 9:30p Snake River Saloon, Keystone.

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

USASA National: 9a Copper Mountain.

Breck Spring Fever Events: All Day, Breckenridge.

Breck Chili Cook off presented by Bud Light: 12p Base of Peak 7, Breckenridge.

Dancing Lessons: 6:30p 246-X Rainbow Drive *Temporary location for the Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Silverthorne.

 

Mountain Events: March 18th – 20th

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Late Night, Date Night, Create Night: 7p Ready Paint Fire, Breckenridge.

Open Kayaking: 7p Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge.

Dancing Lessons: 7:30p Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Temporary location at the Green Village at the Outlets at Silverthorne.

Salem: 8p Barkley Ballroom, Frisco.

Cranford Hollow: 9:30p Snake River Saloon, Keystone.

Spring Fling Dance Party: 10p MotherLoaded Tavern, Breckenridge.

Lewis Black: 8p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge.

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Snowmobiling: 8a, 10a, 12:30p, & 2:30p All ages, Dillon.

Adult Drop In Tennis Clinic: 10:30a Keystone Tennis Center, Keystone.

Town of Silverthorne Discussion: 11a The Lake Dillon Theatre Company *New temporary location at the Green Village in the Outlets at Silverthorne.

Public Skating Session: 1:15p Stephen C. West Ice Arena, Breckenridge.

Paint Along: 2p Robert Whyte House, Breckenridge.

The Swing Crew: 3p The Last Lift Bar, Keystone.

Line Dancing: 6:15p Robert Whyte House, Breckenridge.

Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra: 6:30p Vilar Performing Arts Center, Vail.

Canvas Painting Party!: 7p Ready, Paint & Fire, Breckenridge.

Grease Sing-A-Long: 7p Riverwalk Center, Backstage Theatre, Breckenridge.

Coral Creek: 9p Barkley Ballroom, Frisco.

The Ultimate 80’s Party – Starring 6 Millon Dollar Band: 9p Warren Station, Keystone.

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Gentle Stretch Drop-In Class: 9:45a Breckenridge Recreation Center, Breckenridge.

The Laughing Bones: 2p Broken Arrow at Arrowhead Ski Area, Avon.