Monthly Archives: October 2013

The view of the Snowmass Center, home to Village Market, from Base Village.

A hotel hit and a market miss in Snowmass

The score is Aspen Skiing Co., 1, and Related Colorado, 0, in Snowmass at the moment, in terms of the latest development proposals from the two companies.

Aspen Skiing Co. recently announced plans to seek approvals for a Limelight hotel in Snowmass Base Village — based on the success of the one in Aspen — and the idea of a more affordable option than the Viceroy and Westin, one that could help bring vitality to the base, has in general been very well received.

At about the same time, word got out that Related Colorado plans to replace the much-beloved Village Market grocery store in the Snowmass Center with a Clark’s Market — a decision that has been almost universally panned. Continue reading

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fireplace

Aspen core condos reach turning point

Long a bellwether of the Aspen real estate market, downtown condos have reached a turning point where prices are poised to start trending upward, according to Doug Nehasil, one of our brokers.

After two years of steadily dropping inventory, the price per square foot of core condos started inching up this summer, says Doug. At an average of $1,066 per square foot, that’s about 5% higher than last year, according to the mid-July edition of The Big Red Book. Continue reading

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Eating local doesn’t end with farmers’ market

October 12 marks the final day of the Aspen Saturday Market, and the last of the valley farmers’ markets to wind up for the season. So stock up as best you can on fruits and veggies, goods to can, and local meats this weekend. But the options for eating local dwindle don’t end with the close of the seasonal markets. Here are some local foods producers and businesses that you can support year round. Continue reading

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Fall’s best colors (and where to find them)

While the Maroon Bells are getting a lot of attention for being closed to vehicle access due to the government shutdown, there are plenty of other places to enjoy the fall colors, which are peaking in spectacular fashion as of this writing (first week of October). Here’s some of our picks: Continue reading

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