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Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Golf | 0 comments

Tee It Up High – Gypsum Creek

Tee It Up High – Gypsum Creek

Golf is played in some of the most incredible settings in the world. Part of its allure is the sheer beauty of the experience. The time spent with friends in an outdoor wonderland is priceless. Gypsum Creek Nowhere is that more obvious than here in Colorado. We are blessed with some of the finest golf in the world right outside of our back door. Cool nights, warm, sunny days and majestic views in every direction make for a golf experience that is second to none. Our mountains provide a nearly perfect setting to play the game. The demands of everyday life keep most of us indoors, longing for time to breathe the mountain air while we stretch just a bit and try to touch the sky. Golf is the perfect escape. Although Mark Twain considered the game we love “A good walk spoiled”, he obviously never strolled the fairways of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Nowhere is the game more exhilarating than the Vail Valley region. With 14 exciting courses...

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Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Spring Butte – Crested Butte

Spring Butte – Crested Butte

There is no shortage of snow at Crested Butte Mountain Resort as the final few weeks of the ski season come into focus. We were there when the snow started dumping in December and we just got back this past week from an amazing trip with Spring like temps and conditions. The resort has received over 300 inches of snow this winter and is 100% open. As Colorado mountain town enthusiasts search for their last turns of the 2016-2017 winter season, there are plenty of reasons to make a trip to Crested Butte. To celebrate the plentiful snowfall and quintessential Colorado bluebird days, April is the perfect time for Spring Butte. Here are eight reasons why Crested Butte should wrap up your winter season: There is more time for skiing. CBMR’s Closing Day is April 9, 2017, which means that there is a full additional week of skiing compared to the previous winter season. Nobody loves kids like Crested Butte. Children 12 and under ski free at Crested Butte...

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

Buena Vista Backcountry Day

Buena Vista Backcountry Day

Haven’t had a chance to try snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or fat biking this past winter? How about Backcountry skiing? Would you like to experience some of Buena Vista’s incredible trails and scenery? Then head to BV on Saturday, March 18th for The Trailhead and Buena Vista Mountain Adventures Buena Vista Backcountry Experience Day. Test out a variety of winter sports with the latest gear on incredible trails. Try something new or experience the latest gear and get tips and instruction from the professionals. Here’s what you can try: – MSR Snowshoes – Dynafit Backcountry Skis – Salomon Cross-Country Skis – Fat Bikes provided by Boneshaker Cycles   LOCATION The main location for this event will be at The Denny Creek Trailhead, just up the road from downtown Buena Vista. All the demo gear and registration will take place at Denny Creek. They’ll have coffee provided by Midland Stop for you at Denny Creek so you can warm up and take a break between gear trials. If you want to...

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Homes and Realty | 0 comments

5 Keys to Transition from Renting to Owning

5 Keys to Transition from Renting to Owning

Well look at you.  Ready to plunk down your investment and move from paying somebody else’s mortgage to covering your own? Buying a home and getting out of the rental game is a significant step in one’s life. But now that you’ve decided to live in one place for longer than a 12-month lease, there are some fundamental things you should know about the differences between being a tenant and being the home owner. Here are some key considerations and suggestions, from Steamboat Springs Realtor Cheryl Foote, to factor in when transitioning to home ownership.   Upfront Costs: Prepare Yourself You’ll recall how hard it may have seemed to scrape together a few nickels to throw down first month’s, last month’s and security deposit, right?  Well, get good and ready to write an even bigger check when you finally close on your own place.   Before you sign on the dotted line and grab those front door keys, most lenders will require a down payment on your mortgage. Lenders...

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Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Gear, Skiing & Snowboarding | 0 comments

Grass Sticks Ski Poles

Grass Sticks Ski Poles

Grass Sticks bamboo ski poles was born in 2014 in a garage in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Andrew Beckler, an engineer-turned-ski bum/coach/ski instructor, averaged over 100 days a season, and grew tired of ugly, bent, kinked and broken poles. He knew there had to be a better way. So Beckler set out to create a better pole and Grass Sticks was born. Why bamboo?  It’s an amazing material with the tensile strength of steel and a compressive strength greater than concrete. The Calcutta Bamboo from India, when cut to the length of a ski pole provides the perfect combination of rigidity and flexibility so it won’t snap or kink like aluminum. Traditional carbon fiber and aluminum ski poles are mined from the earth, industrially manufactured, and mass-produced using an incredible amount of energy. Per acre harvested, bamboo absorbs more carbon dioxide and produces more oxygen than any other plant, while generating three times as much lumber as trees.   Each Grass Stick pole is hand-sanded and finished with a UV/Moisture/Cold-proof clear...

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