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Stirling Peak Properties Non-Profit Support

All of the partners at Stirling Peak Properties are advocates and supporters of various non-profits and social organizations in Aspen and beyond. Dawnette Smith is intimately involved with the Marshall Direct Fund, a local organization whose mission is “to improve relations between the West and the Muslim world by working together to alleviate poverty and illiteracy via sustainable educational and economic development in Southwest Asia”. She participated in their inaugural fundraising event in Washington, DC last month.  In an intimate dinner setting, Ambassador Haqqani shared his candid perspective on his experience and belief in the importance of education in Pakistan. The event was attended by many notable individuals and covered by a handful of media representatives to promote awareness about the value of education and vocational training for underserved populations in an area critical to international security.

Aspen Real Estate Sales and Market Reports

Keeping an eye on the market means paying close attention to everything from local sales to the national economy. Below is a report on Aspen real estate sold year over year in various areas of town. Have a read and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss. 


Aspen real estates sold year over year

Cycling for Charity - Aspen Sprint Challenge

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.

Hardly Just Another House on Red Mountain

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. 


Aspen Snowmass to Open Early

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.