Spring is officially here in Aspen, Colorado. The ski season is wrapping up and we are starting to dream of summer, but every season in Aspen is stunning. Below are a couple of Layne's favorite things to do in April.
- Sneaking in the last Highland’s Bowl lap for the season followed by the ‘always epic’ dance party on closing day
- Starting backcountry adventures at dawn
- Skinning up Tiehack to watch the sunset over Mount Sopris
- Beginning the spring transition with a down valley bike ride
Stirling Peak Properties, especially Dale Potvin, has been a longtime supporter of this local nonprofit. This season 629 athletes represented AVSC at local, regional, national and international events in the disciplines of Nordic, alpine, and freestyle skiing as well as snowboarding. As the season wraps up, they have numerous athletes competing in Junior Nationals in California and Park City, Utah. Katy Harris also just claimed 4th at the under 18 national competition in Copper Mountain which also qualified her for U.S. Nationals. The season's successes will be celebrated at their annual awards event at the Belly Up on April 14th from 5-8 pm.
Two of our team members, Jay Wright and Kellen Porter, are giving back to the community (and having fun!) by volunteering their time and expertise to benefit local nonprofit - Aspen Young Professionals Association (AYPA). AYPA is dedicated to cultivating a young, vibrant professional community in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley by providing opportunities in business development, networking, and community awareness and involvement.
We finished 2014 strong, with 747 transactions in Pitkin County and an increase in total sales volume of 23%.
2015 has started off well, with the best January numbers we've seen since the recession. The sales volume was up over 300% over last year, and the number of transactions was down about 40% which means luxury properties are being sold and indicates low inventory as well.
Aspen led the pace with 27 of the 78 total transactions in Pitkin County with an average residential price per square foot at $1405 and the average price for single family homes just below $7 million.
Marshall Direct Fund is near and dear to the hearts of Stirling Peak Properties. Our partner, Dawentte Smith, has been intimately involved with the organization for a number of years. This year they are hosting a special reception that will take place at the home of well-known and respected Aspen residents, Terri and Tony Caine on July 1st 5-7:30 pm. The event will have delicious food from European Caterers, innovative cocktails from Woody Creek Distillery, a high end silent auction, and distinguished guest speaker Dalia Mogahed (author of Who Speaks for Islam, TED talk, and Aspen Ideas Festival presenter). Every year the lively reception is attended by 150+ philanthropists and humanitarians. Tickets are $275 per person, and a large number of the attendees sponsor at level ranging from $1,000 - $10,000.