Happy New Year from Berkshire Hathaway Colorado Properties!
With 2018 closing and 2019 beginning, we took time to look back and remember what we’ve accomplished and set new goals for the upcoming year. We are excited for all the goals we set for ourselves and the hard work it takes to accomplish them.
Whether your goals revolve around your personal health, time with family, or home improvement projects it’s important to start small. Achieving even the smallest objective will give you momentum to achieve the ultimate, big picture goal.
Here’s an example surrounding a 2019 goal of hiking a fourteener. A fourteener is a hike to a mountain peak above 14,000 feet.
Like we stated previously, start small. Givin’ the fact that it is winter time you have plenty of time to research which peak you’d like to summit, Colorado has 58 peaks that are available. Picking the summit is one of many small goals that you’ll need to accomplish to reach your overall goal. See, pretty easy, right?
Once you’ve done that you’re going to want to pick a date, study your route, select a team to hike with, start writing a list of essential items you’ll need to take with you. These are all examples of small goals that you can accomplish, in chunks, to get your prepared for your overall goal.
Finally, it’s the day. This is the day you’ve been preparing for, the day you have been thinking about since you dreamt up this 2019 goal, the day that you can look back on for the rest of your life. You’re here because you never lost sight of your overall goal and took the necessary steps to make it successful. Enjoy it and take plenty of pictures along the way so you can look back at your journey.
Our example of hiking a fourteener might now be one of your goals, but whatever your goals are for 2019, we encourage you to start small and don’t lose sight of the overall vision. It will be worth it in the end. Happy 2019 goal setting!
Vail Mountain Snow Report
Skiing in Colorado is unparalleled to anywhere else in the U.S. This is because of the stellar mountain views and perfectly snowy slopes. Vail Mountain is a standout resort, with miles of terrain to glide down.
This year, in particular, Vail Mountain is experiencing phenomenal snow conditions. Here’s the latest:
• Base Depth: 45 inches
• Current Season Snow Fall:
• Number of Trails: 195
• Number of Lifts: 31
• Ski-able Acreage: 5,289
Beaver Creek Snow Report
Explore a mountain perfectly designed to welcome alpine enthusiasts of all kinds. Beaver Creek offers unparalleled mountain terrain for all ages and abilities.
This year, in particular, Beaver Creek is experiencing phenomenal snow conditions. here’s the latest:
• Base Depth: 34 inches
• Snow Fall: 115 inches
• Number of Trails: 150
• Number of Lifts: 23
• Ski-able Acreage: 1,832
Edwards Sleigh Rides
Nestled in the Squaw Creek Valley in Cordillera, 15 minutes west of Beaver Creek, Colorado, Bearcat’s Cabin is the original cabin the Bearden family homesteaded during the early 20th century. Thanks to the efforts of the Cordillera Preservation Foundation and Bearcat Stables, the cabin has been completely restored, and now acts as one of Vail’s most historic restaurant settings.
You and your family are invited to tour these historic grounds via horse and sleigh while sipping on your favorite beverage. The knowledgeable team of drivers will give you the history of the land and make your journey unforgettable. Bring your camera because you will want to relive this experience. After your ride, step into a piece of Colorado history as you dine in this historic setting.
Vail Yeti Hockey
The Vail Yeti Hockey team is part of the Mountain West Hockey League. The league was founded in 2012. MWHL teams are composed of North American and European players with junior, college, and professional experience.
MWHL teams play a schedule that runs from November through March. The top four teams participate in the MWHL Cup Championship playoffs in April. The league also sponsors the MWHL Classic, a mid-season inter-division game held in Las Vegas.
Down Valley – Sustainable Film Series
The Sustainable Film Series raises awareness and encourages community dialogue about environmental issues afflicting our world through award-winning independent featured films.
This year Walking Mountains will continue to provide films at two locations from November to April. Movies show at the 1st Tuesday* of every month at Loaded Joe’s in Avon and 3rd Tuesday of every month at Dusty Boot in Eagle.
Showings start at 6:30 p.m. No reservations required, just show up.
Gypsum – Snow Shoeing
Historians believe snowshoeing has been around since 4000 BC when hunters traversed the knee-deep snow in large, flat shoes that allowed them to “float” atop the white stuff. Eventually, the twig and rawhide materials were swapped for sturdier aluminum and nylon, which have been stomping around ever since.
From a leisurely walk through a snowy field to a heart-pumping race through the woods, there’s a type of snowshoeing (and shoe) for everyone. In fact, right in our community there are miles and miles of BLM land that you can access any given day and give snow-shoeing a try.
Beaver Creek – Snow Shoe Race Series
Challenge yourself to a race like no other! The Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition highlights the sparkling beauty of Beaver Creek in winter. Experts and beginners alike can join for a single race or the entire series with the 10K course or the 5K course.
Vail – 10th Mountain Parade
On select Friday evenings (January 4 and 18, February 15, and March 8) in Vail Village, skiers will do a 10th Mountain Division torch lit formation ski down to the base of Gondola One, and then a parade of military veterans, also in uniform, will march through town down Bridge Street out to the 10th Mountain statue. The event will feature fireworks as well as a film on the history and legacy of Vail, projected at the base of Gondola One.
Avon – Salute to the USA Fireworks
Salute to the USA was postponed due to fire restrictions in July, so come to Nottingham Park on Friday, January 25th from 5 – 8 p.m. for an evening of fireworks and family fun in Avon! With free tacos from Rocky Mountain Taco, live music by the Runaway Grooms, free ice skating and rentals, a Chilly Chili Cook Off, fire pits and warming towers, and the biggest fireworks display in Colorado, this event is a recipe for Colorado winter fun!
Beaver Creek – Vilar Center Shows
The VPAC in Beaver Creek has a great upcoming line up, with events for all ages and interests. SPR’s From the Top, featuring amazing performances and captivating personalities of extraordinary young classical musicians from across the country on January 16, followed by STARS: NPR’s From the Top on Jaunary 17th where aspiring musicians (3-6th grades) can try instruments and learn about music first hand.
If classic rock is more your style, catch The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hears Club Band on January 18. Or on January 24th, see the 10th anniversary tour of Rock of Ages, on January 24.
See the full line up online at vvf.org