New Snowmass Base Village

Snowmass has everything that the typical intermediate skier could ever want and so much more. It offers the greatest groomed intermediate runs in the world. It has something for the person that has never skied all the way to the ultimate extreme skier and everything in between. It has been 25 years in the making,…

Battlement Mesa / Parachute

Battlement Mesa/ Parachute/ and nearby DeBeque- Retirement community,energy boom town, and best real estate deal in the area. Parachute in the 1970’s became an energy boom town for oil. In the early 1980’s, the town collapsed as energy prices crashed. Battlement Mesa was developed up above Parachute on the large mesa. Battlement Mesa was designed…

Basalt- The New Aspen

It is hard to believe that this small town just 13 miles from Aspen is becoming the New Aspen. Basalt has always been in the shadow of its famous neighbors, Aspen and Snowmass. Things have really changed for this almost forgotten town. In 2006, Basalt’s average home price topped over $1 million for the first…

Growing up in Aspen

When I grew up in Aspen during the early 70’s and 80’s, Aspen was a quaint ski town. Back in the early 1970’s, Aspen’s population surged during ski season, and then in the summer (July and August). The other times of the year, no one was around. You could find a parking anywhere downtown. Only…