In conjunction with the USA Pro Challenge bike race that went through Aspen last week, the USA Cycling Development Foundation teamed up with an Aspen/Snowmass Local Organizing Committee to put on an exciting event that gave amateur racers and teams a chance to sprint and win on the last few blocks of the race course during the first stage of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge. This head-to-head sprint competition was a fundraiser for The USA Cycling Development Foundation - a non-profit that was created with the primary purpose of raising money to drive American athlete development programs in cycling. Of the major industrialized countries, only the United States does not maintain a socialized sport development system which means they rely on private funding for thier success.
More than just a house on a hill, this uniquely designed estate rivals the best Tuscan Villas. Truly appropriate for royalty the residence boasts one of a kind hand painted murals sweeping over the Cupola and encircling the windows high above.
As you drift in to the great room the vast hearth welcomes and draws you in to soak up the sweeping views of the renowned Mountain ranges from Independence Pass to the Maroon Bells and the Elk Mountain Range beyond. The span of the room feels as though there are no walls being surrounded with glass and light.
We are thrilled to hear the good news that Snowmass mountain will open early this year on November 19, 2011. Snowmass will feature 160 acres of open terrain including the Big Burn and two terrain parks. The lifts will be open from 9am-3:30pm. For those with season passes, the Aspen Skiing Company recommends picking up your pass in advance of opening day to avoid lines.
Read more about opening day at Snowmass Mountain.
This is a great effort being put forth by a long time local and real estate colleague. Thank you for your efforts Jeff!
Former Fritz Benedict cabin up for historic designation
by Curtis Wackerle, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer
Thursday, October 27, 2011
An early Scandinavian immigrant’s cabin that was originally built near today’s Owl Creek Road in Snowmass in the 1880s, and is now a restored structure on Neale Avenue in Aspen, could become a historic landmark.
In between the cabin’s journey from the site of what is now the Timbers Club to the hill above Heron Park, it came under the care of influential Aspen architect Fritz Benedict, who rescued the then-deteriorating structure in the 1970s, moved it to his Stillwater Road property east of Aspen and had it restored.
Winter is on the horizon here in the Rocky Mountains. With temps dropping below freezing at night its important to get your Aspen home ready for winter now. Here are a few tips to help you prepare.
-Have your heating system inspected and serviced
-Change furnace filters
-Drain exterior hose bibs and faucets. If you leave the hose bib active during the winter make sure the hose is not left attached to it
-Wrap your trees to prevent deer and other animals from eating the bark
-Clear gutters and downspouts of debris so water can flow freely
-Have your chimney cleaned and inspected
-Adjust and replace weather-stripping on exterior doors
-Have your heat tape / under roof heating system inspected for proper function and don’t forget to turn on the time clocks
-Have your roof inspected