chillin’ on the hill
In case you forgot what skiing was supposed to be, this year has reminded us. Amazing amounts of snow have created historic avalanche conditions for the highways but whoops of joy in the Back Bowls. And if your legs complain from all the powder, just put your boots up for a break.
Springtime in the Rockies means longer days on the slopes and a party vibe with extended après ski time on the town’s outdoor patios. Billed as the world’s largest ski day to conquer cancer, Pink Vail (March 16) is a fundraiser for the Shaw Cancer Center, and you’re guaranteed to see flamingos in the snow. The Taste of Vail and its fabulous lamb cookoff is April 3 – 6, while Spring Back to Vail is April 11 – 14 with free concerts at Ford Park and the pond skimming contest that many try, few survive.
February’s real estate figures for Eagle County show an average sales price of $1,147,000, approximately the same as last year, but the number of closed sales increased 6% and pending sales increased 13%, from 228 in 2018 to 258 this year. There have been 11 homes over $3 million sold to date, including a Golden Peak Condo (owned by financial guru Charles Schwab) for $7,750,000. Six sales were in Vail, four in Beaver Creek and one in Arrowhead.
If you would like specific information about Eagle County’s statistics, the Colorado Association of Realtors’ Local Market Update for February 2019 is a good reference. For individual areas and neighborhoods, please contact me. Have a wonderful spring!