Seasonal Highlights

Golf with a Purpose - Aspen Board of Realtors Charity Golf Tournament

Stirling Peak Properties and Stirling Management put on a fiesta to remember on tee five at the 19th Annual Realtor Classic benefiting the ABOR Bill Heldman/Stark King Memorial Scholarship Foundation at the Snowmass Club last week.
Since 1985, they have given out more than $547,000 in college scholarships to hundreds of seniors from Aspen to Carbondale. This year they will award $35,000 to graduating seniors at Aspen High School, Basalt High School, and Roaring Fork High School with donations from the real estate community, affiliate sponsors, local businesses, and numerous volunteers.

Aspen Board of Realtors Golf Tournament



A Stunning Aspen Choral Society Performance - Featuring Bill Stirling

Aspen Choral Society with Bill Stirling

One of our talented partners, Bill Stirling, sang in the Aspen Choral Society’s spring concert last weekend. This season’s program featured Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” with special guest soloist, Cantor Rollin Simmons, and Rene Clausen’s “Crying for a Dream”, a contemporary piece based on Native American texts. Backed by a 23 piece orchestra, this was truly a performance to remember!

Since 1979, Bill has been part of this 100 strong choir that combines the Aspen Community Chorus, The Glenwood Community Chorus, The Aspen Woman’s Chorus, and the Glenwood Woman’s Chorus.


Stirling Peak Properties Supports Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

Her Own Two Feet Launch Party

Dawnette Smith, broker/partner at Stirling Peak Properties, is a long-time board member and supporter of local non-profit Marshall Direct Fund (MDF) – whose mission is education and women’s economic empowerment through primary and vocational training in Pakistan and beyond.

48 Hours of Summertime in Aspen

Aspen Mountain

“I came for the winter, but stayed for the summer” is a famous line of Aspenites that speaks to the spectacular, opposing season to their world-renowned winters. Summers in this beloved mining town are as stunning as the days are long and the sky is blue. Below is a two-day itinerary that takes full advantage of the luxury, beauty and sophistication of Aspen in the summertime.


Day One

Team Spider - Supporting AVSC for 14 Years


Dale Potvin, aka “Head Spider”  founded Team Spider in 1998. Team Spider is dedicated to providing a unique and special skiing experience each year to a select group of skiers while raising money to support the scholarship programs at the Aspen Valley Ski/Snowboard Club. Sound like a win-win? It has been for the past 14 years - continually bringing financial support to AVSC and camaraderie to its members.


So what exactly is Team Spider?

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.

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.

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.

Cabin Up for Historic Designation

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.

33 years and going strong

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