May 2008

Independence Pass Opening Delayed to June 7th

Independence Pass Opening Delayed to June 7th

Independence Pass was scheduled to open this weekend, providing a shorter, more scenic route to Aspen and snowmass for those visiting from the front range.  However, due to heavy amounts of debris and a snow pack recorded at 185% above average, crews are struggling to get the road cleared in time.  Aspen businesses are not expecting an impact on tourist numbers, however, small towns on the west side of the pass near Leadville are hugely effected by the extended closure. 

Crews will work through the weekend in an effort to make the new June 7th opening date.  Those travelling from the front range by car will have to continue taking the I-70 route for at least another week.

 

Posted by rebecca on May 29, 2008 in
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Just Listed...Little Red Ski Haus

Just Listed...Little Red Ski Haus

Own an Aspen original!  The Little Red Ski Haus was renovated to the studs in 2001 and aesthetically updated in 2008.  The property now has 8 bedrooms, including 3 full suites with sitting areas that can be locked off and used as additional sleeping space, 14.5 bathrooms, a commercial grade kitchen, large dining and living spaces and an elevator.  It is a short walk to Aspen's central core and the Silver Queen Gondola.  Recent additions include a fitness room, media room and an office. 

This property is easy to show.  Please contact me for more information on Aspen and Snowmass real estate  or to schedule your personal tour of the Little Red Ski Haus.

Posted by rebecca on May 27, 2008 in
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Counties With Ski Towns Top Income List

Counties With Ski Towns Top Income List
Pitkin County ranked number three in the country for highest per capita incomes, slightly below the top seat New York County and number two Teton County, Wyoming.  With only 15,000 full time residents in Pitkin County, the average per capita personal income level is $86,000; Whereas New York County's average personal income level is $110,000.  Several of the counties that made the top 100 per capita incomes have a ski resort within their boundries.
Posted by rebecca on May 22, 2008 in
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New Listing!

New Listing!

I am proud to announce my newest listing 711 Spruce Street in Aspen.  This property is just over an acre featuring incredible views from Independence Pass to Mt. Sopris and beyond.  With easy access to Hunter Creek Trail and a short drive into the central core of Aspen's shopping, dining and night life, this home is perfect for those seeking a quiet neighborhood close to Aspen's playground. 

The existing home is 5,423 square feet and includes 5 bedrooms, 6+ bathrooms, two car garage and large deck. It is easy to show.

 Please contact me for more information this listing and Aspen & Snowmass real estate.

Posted by rebecca on May 13, 2008 in
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Seasons of Change

Seasons of Change

One constant change in the Roaring Fork Valley is the weather.   Today I woke up to a springtime rain squall and as I drove into Aspen the rain transitioned into blizzard like snow.  The accumulation was minimal, but no matter how many years you have lived here, it is always a surprise to go from 70 degrees and sunny to 37 degrees and snowing within the same work week.  Having lived here for over 20 years, I have grown to appreciate the transitional seasons.  This is a time to regroup and prepare for the next busy season ahead, which happens to by my favorite.  Summers in Aspen are such an incredible experience.  From Sunday afternoons of cheese and wine with friends at the Music Tent to evening around the backyard fire pits and bbqs, Aspen is one of the most amazing destinations to spend the summer months. 

Posted by rebecca on May 08, 2008 in
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