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Summer Flights Grown Nearly 10%

Summer 2018 Will Include Daily Flights from Chicago

Colorado Flights Alliance has released the Summer 2018 flight schedule. Despite Great Lakes pulling out of Telluride (TEX), travel options into Montrose (MTJ) continue to expand. Highlights include extended daily Chicago (ORD) service on United and larger jets through out the summer on Houston (IAH) and Dallas (DFW) routes, and a second Dallas flight on core days.

Looking at summer bookings, traffic is up 7% on early numbers with each month pacing even to ahead year-over-year.

Presenting Vista Residences | Represented by Exclusive Affiliate Conlon Real Estate

TREC is pleased to share with you Vista Residences, represented by our exclusive affiliate in Chicago, Conlon Real Estate. If you'd like to learn more about this luxury development, please contact your TREC broker and we'll gladly connect you. 

                                                      

Chicago’s most anticipated development, Vista Tower, is now under construction in the city’s Lakeshore East neighborhood. Comprised of 406 ultra-luxury condominiums atop a 5-star hotel, Vista Tower will undoubtedly bring a new world-class building to Chicago’s lakefront. Visualized by award-winning architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang, this development is a masterpiece of design and, as Chicago’s third tallest building, will soar 101 stories above where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan. The tower will offer sweeping views spanning the cityscape and its striking architectural design will surely become an icon in Chicago’s magnificent skyline.

Rich in detail, each sophisticated residence will emit boundless style and comfort. Residences will include 1, 2, 3, and 4-bedroom units with pricing beginning at $1 million and reaching more than $17 million for the 360? Penthouse suites. Residents of Vista Tower can access the luxurious amenities in the five-star hotel in addition to their own private amenities at the exclusive Club Vista located on the 47th floor.

The private club includes:

  • Golf Simulator Lounge
  • Private dining room, outdoor kitchen and demo kitchen
  • Wine storage and wine tasting room
  • Game Room
  • City and Sky lounges
  • Theater
  • Massage Rooms
  • Steam/sauna rooms
  • Fitness room with private training room
  • Expansive outdoor space with fire pit, hot tub and outdoor pool
  • Car wash
  • Valet
  • Dry cleaning
  • 24-hour attended lobby and concierge services
  • Bicycle storage and storage for each unit
  • Enclosed dog run and owner’s lounge

Amenities

 

Lakeshore East is surrounded by the lakefront, river walk and Millennium Park; the elite epicenter of downtown Chicago’s luxury high-rise community. This award-winning planned development is a village within the city and is home to the Gems World Academy International School, a six-acre public park, the bustling Village Market and is minutes away from Lake Michigan, sailing clubs, restaurants, museums, shopping and a pleasing variety of Chicago’s finest destinations.

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Three Telluride Athletes Compete in the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang

Raised on the slopes of Telluride, locals Gus Kenworthy, Keaton McCargo, and Hagen Kearney traveled to PyeongChang, South Korea to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. 

This is Kenworthy's second Winter Olympic Games as a member of the Freestyle team, first competing in Sochi in 2014 and winning the silver medal in Slopestyle. Suffering a broken thumb and bruised hip from a hard fall in practice one day before competing, Kenworthy finished out of the metals in the men's ski slopestyle competition. In typical Gus fashion, he rescued a South Korean dog. Kenworthy and newly adopted pup, Beemo, will be stateside shortly.

Also on the Freestyle team is McCargo, competing in the Moguls event. The US women’s moguls team came to the games with high hopes but small errors kept the team out of the finals. McCargo nailed it in the first qualifying round and  finished eighth in the second, just two spots away from the metals round.

Kearney is on the US Snowboard Team competing in the Snowboardcross event. He had a fall which prevented him from making it past the quarterfinals.

All three athletes are products of the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club, which TREC is proud to sponsor! 

Telluride Joins the Epic Pass

Vail Resorts and Telluride Ski & Golf jointly announced today that the Telluride Ski Resort will join the industry-leading Epic Pass in a long-term alliance beginning with 2018-19 winter season.  This partnership opens the Epic Pass to 46 resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher in Australia.

Telluride is on the bucket list of skiers around the world and now the iconic mountain is now a part of the Epic Pass experience. 

“Telluride is excited to join the Epic Pass and a collection of world-class mountain resorts that skiers and snowboarders around the world come back to time and again. This new season pass alliance is more comprehensive and longer term than prior pass alliances and will provide an incredible benefit for both Telluride guests and our resort community. Epic Pass skiers and snowboarders thrive on new, unique one-of-a-kind adventures. We offer an extraordinary big mountain experience, signature hospitality and guest service, and an authentic, welcoming mountain town surrounded by stunning scenery,” said Bill Jensen, CEO of Telluride Ski & Golf.

Following are the benefits for Epic Pass, Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day pass holders, Telluride Season Pass holders and Telluride Ski & Golf Club members with full winter benefits.

• Epic Pass™: Epic Pass holders will receive seven days of skiing or snowboarding with no blackout dates. Once the seven days have been used, pass holders can get 50 percent off lift tickets at Telluride. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic Pass offers full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher in Australia, with no blackout dates. The Epic Pass also provides limited access to Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy.

• Epic 7-Day Pass: Epic 7-Day Pass holders will receive up to seven days of skiing or snowboarding at Telluride with no blackout dates as part of their seven total days on the pass. After the seven days, regardless of the resort at which they were redeemed, pass holders can get 20 percent off additional lift tickets at Telluride. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic 7-Day Pass features a total of seven days with no blackout dates at Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe and Arapahoe Basin, plus seven additional free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain.

• Epic 4-Day Pass: Epic 4-Day Pass holders will receive up to four days of skiing or snowboarding at Telluride with no blackout dates as part of their four total days on the pass. After the four days, regardless of the resort at which they were redeemed, pass holders can get 20 percent off additional lift tickets at Telluride. Pass holders get the added benefit of going direct to the lift with their pass and avoid the ticket window. The Epic 4-Day pass features a total of four days with no blackout dates atWhistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe and Arapahoe Basin, plus four additional free days at Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton or Wilmot Mountain.

Telluride Season Pass holders and Telluride Ski & Golf Club Members with full winter benefits: These season pass holders and club members with full winter benefits will receive 50 percent off lift tickets at all Vail Resorts owned mountain resorts.

Vail Resorts’ 2018-19 season passes will go on sale in early March at www.epicpass.com.

Telluride Real Estate Market Finishes 2017 with Record Ten-Year High

The Telluride real estate market’s total sales for 2017 finished at a ten-year record high. Sales were significantly better in dollar volume and number of transactions compared to 2016. With $616.1M in contracts closed, sales are up 36% over 2016. The number of sales is up 10% with 618 closed transactions.

The Town of Telluride’s high demand and limited inventory continue to be driving factors in the price of single family homes. With construction on nearly every block the past two years, vacant land sales have remained stable, with single-family home sales seeing an increase. Finished construction projects helped drive single family home sales, which are up 11% in number and up 38% in dollar volume. Condo/townhomes sales continue to trade hands with the number of sales up 19%.

Mountain Village high-end luxury home sales continue to trend upwards. There were a record ten sales over $4M 2017. This market achievement boosted the dollar volume for Mountain Village single-family homes up 46%. With proximity to the ski resort along with rental income potential, Mountain Village condo/townhome sales remain an attractive purchase, with dollar volume up 27% compared to 2016.

The remainder of the county saw a 23% increase in dollar volume compared to 2016. The Ski Ranches and Aldasoro luxury neighborhoods saw increases in single-family home sales. Notably, the Ski Ranches had nearly quadruple the number of vacant land sales in 2017 over 2016. Its privacy, views, flexible building guidelines, and transfer tax exemption prove to be an attractive purchase for future home construction.

Entering 2018, the Telluride real estate market outlook is positive, with $83.6M in sales currently under contract according to the MLS.

Click here to read our full Market Report.

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Activities in Telluride this Holiday Season

In Telluride, the holidays aren’t just about the skiing! If you're not on the slopes, there's plenty to do around Telluride. 

REAL ESTATE OPEN HOUSES
Check our newspaper ads and lobby displays (and
with your local TREC broker!) for holiday season Open
Houses at some of Telluride’s finest listings.

 

ICE SKATING
With two rinks in Town Park and one at the
Madeline Hotel in Mountain Village, there is
plenty of ice to enjoy for all!

 

TELLURIDE MUSEUM
This is interesting and fun for all ages! Open
Mon-Sat 11am-5pm. Located in the Town of
Telluride at 201 W. Gregory Ave.

 

SPA DAY!
With dozens of options, there’s no time like the
holidays to pamper yourself and loved ones with
massages, facials and more.

 

FAT TIRE BIKING
Rent a fat-tire winter mountain
bike and explore the River Trail
in a new season!

 

DAY TRIPS
With world-renowned Mesa Verde and the Ouray
Hot Springs only an hour or so away, take the time to
                                                 explore new and amazing parts of the Telluride area.

More Terrain Opening for the Holidays

Given unseasonal weather in the Western US, Telluride Ski Resort's Mountain Operations Team has been working tirelessly to make snow. Lifts 5 & 6 are open for the season giving access to See Forever and Woozley's Way with more terrain to open tomorrow for the holidays! Gorrono and Bon Vivant are open for on mountain dining. Great job Mountain Ops! Pray for snow!

December 2017 from Telluride Ski Resort on Vimeo.

TREC Recognizes Top Performers

Each year, the Directors of TREC are delighted to recognize the outstanding efforts, dedication, and success of our agents. Congratulations to our 2017 award recipients- Alex Martin, Team Simon- Garrett Simon, Jessica Simon & Bebe Hinde, Team Dollard- Mark Dollard & Terrie Dollard, Team TD- TD Smith, Chris Sommers & Alex Smith, Steve Hilbert and Dan Henschel! 

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