Posted by gary on November 21, 2008

Gray Line Colorado began new luxury service between Aspen and Denver International Airport last Monday.  The service is non-stop aboard motor coaches that offer only window or aisle seats, GPS tracking and on-board entertainment.

The one-way fee is $100.  24-hour advance reservations are requested but Gray Line will try to accommodate walk-up service.  Please call 970-544-2057.

Posted by rebecca on November 20, 2008

The much anticipated opening of Whole Foods in Basalt has been delayed.  According to a representative of the developer, construction on the building is delayed until spring because of the national credit crunch.  Vice president of development for Joseph Freed and Associates (JFA), said the firm needs to solidify its financing before work can resume on the project, and that process will take several months.

Posted by gary on November 19, 2008

Aspen-Pitkin County Airport officials have unveiled an ambitious plan to improve parking at Sardy Field.  $40m is projected to be the cost of building an underground parking structure on the site of the current surface parking lots at Aspen's Sardy Field.  Jim Elwood, airport director said that the underground parking would replace the existing surface lots.  There is no word from airport officials as to the eventual net gain or loss of parking spaces.

Posted by gary on November 19, 2008

The Aspen Skiing Company announced today that day parking rates at the Two Creeks parking lot are being reduced.  Daily parking during the week will be $5, $10 on weekends.  Last year, daily parking was $13.

Skico is trying to ease the parking crunch at the Rodeo Grounds lot by offering reduced rates at the Two Creeks lift. 


Posted by gary on November 19, 2008

Overlooking the common open space, this beautiful homesite will always have spectacular views of Mount Sopris and the wide open meadows below. Located in Missouri Heights, this 2.69 acre lot is minutes from shopping and dining in Basalt and Carbondale. This homesite has everything in place, including utilities and paved roads, to ease the construction process for a home that is only limited by the building envelope and your imagination.  Price reduced to $375,000.

Posted by gary on November 18, 2008

Aspen/Snowmass has earned a reputation for expensive real estate.  Have you ever wondered how  expensive?

There have been only 21 residential sales reported with prices more than $15,000,000.  Brokers at Joshua & Co. have been the listing broker for 43% of the sales; the selling broker for 38% of the sales; and the listing and selling broker for 14% of the sales.

I currently hold the spot for the 4th most expensive residential property ever sold in Aspen at $26,000,000. 

Posted by gary on November 18, 2008

Snowmass Mountain Manager, Steve Sewell says that there is enough snow, both natural and man-made to begin skiing at Snowmass this Thanksgiving.  Current predictions are that skiers will ride the Village Express lift to the mid-station and ski from there unless we receive more natural snow and or cold nights that allow for snow-making.

Current, preseason snow conditions are twenty inches at the top and eight to ten inches at the Midway Station.

Posted by gary on November 18, 2008

8720 Castle Creek

Navratilova Lot Split

Four Bedrooms/Four Baths

3226 Square Feet

Seller: Aspeneyes LLC

Buyer: Double R Creek Limited

Price: $6.6 million

Posted by rebecca on November 14, 2008

Before the holiday rush of visitors swarm into Aspen, it is the perfect time to take advantage of off-season specials or prix fixe's offered and fine dining restaurants throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.  Often these specials offer 2-3 couse meals for a set price.  Some include a glass of wine or beer.  Below are a few options advertised this year:

689 in Carbondale: 2 courses for $26.89

Buenos Aires in Aspen: 2 courses and a glass of wine for $20

Elevation in Aspen: 2 courses for $32, and 50% off all wine on Sundays

Posted by rebecca on November 13, 2008

Friday is the last day to purchase season passes for Aspen's four ski areas at the early bird rate.  All passes from the premier to the foot pass will go up in price starting Saturday morning.  For more information on Aspen snow conditions and season pass pricing, visit the Aspen Ski Company website at