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Good To Know

Never Knew That!

Post Office: Most of us must use the post office to receive our mail, and will eventually have something shipped to us. If you ever hope to see that new item, always address your package as follows:

John Smith
Physical Address: ie 123 Happy Rd.
X PO Box Number: ie X234
City, State Zip Code

Locals' Discounts: Always ask for a locals' discount in restaurants around town. Many of the local haunts will honor the fact that you live here and patronize their establishments year-round by offering you a little discount!

On-Mountain Grills and Microwaves: If you are into packing your own lunch for ski days, check out the grills located at Blue Sky and multiple decks on Vail Mountain. BC also has a grill at the Candy Cabin. If you prefer to be indoors, microwaves are available at some restaurants if you pack your own popcorn!

The Locals' Lingo

How We Talk

Backside: The Backside refers to the Back Bowls of Vail Mountain. It includes Sunup, Sundown, China, Tea Cup, Siberia and Mongolia Bowl... as well as Blue Sky Basin which includes Pete's and Earl's bowls that can be accessed only from the backside! Happy skiing!

Bald Spot: The does not refer to someone losing their hair! It refers to the popular out-of-bounds ski area in Beaver Creek that is located to the west of Grouse Mountain Express lift. It actually feeds back to the bottom of the ski lift... but a great place for an advanced skier to find some trees.

Minturn Mile: A great end-of-day experience when skiing Vail. The Minturn Mile is a combination of moguls, trees and luge to arrive in the mining town of Minturn. End your day with a little Mexican food at the Saloon, but don't forget - you will need a ride back to your car in Vail. It's a long walk!

The Valley: Refers to all the towns from East Vail to Gypsum!

"No Friends on a Powder Day": Don't take it personally, but on a powder day fresh tracks are the goal... So don't stop for one last cup of coffee. Be on time!

Skinning: The popular sport of going up the mountain on your skis! So much for gravity being your friend!

The Food

Our Favorites!

Pizza: Pickup's Pizza in Eagle! Awesome thin crust!

Breakfast: Northside in Avon is the best... including the donuts!

Mexican: Pepitos in Edwards is awesome, but not fancy and hard to find! For something a bit fancier, try Maya in the Westin.

Ice Cream: Sundaes in Edwards, Chill in Eagle

Burgers: Larkburger in Edwards and Benderz in Avon

Italian: Pastatively in Eagle or Ti Amo in EagleVail

Brew Pubs: 7 Hermits in Eagle, Craftsman in Edwards, or Vail Brewing in EagleVail (Hint: Rocky Mountain Tacos for a tasty treat!)

Bakery/Deli: Avon Bakery. Great sandwiches and 2-for-1 bread on Tuesdays!

Sushi: Sato's in Edwards

The Services

The Best of the Best Who to Use and Where to Go

Ski Tune: Take your boards to Jonathan at Gorsuch Tune. This is more about the guy doing the tune than the location!

Appliance Repair: Apex Appliance

Bike Shop: Charlies Bike Shop in Eagle

Kids' Park: Freedom Park in Edwards is complete with a skate park, dog park, soccer fields and water fountains for the kids to run through in the summer. Check out the Edwards Field House for more great kids activities.

X-Country Skiing: Vail Golf Course or Cordillera Mountain Course

Ski Equipment: Base Mountain Sports in Beaver Creek. Great for seasonal kids rentals and purchases! Ask for Colter Barnett.

Painter: Colorado Coatings... Timmy Dunden's crews do a great job both inside and out

Lunch on the Mountain: In Vail - The 10th, or The Smokehouse. In BC - Mamie's in Bachelor Gulch!

Pool: Westin (you can join this health club as a local), Eagle outdoor pool, or Avon Rec Center for a winter swim.

Ladies' Clothing: Wildheart (cute and great value), Ptarmigan Sports

Dry Cleaner: National Velvet (Edwards or Eagle)

Hikes: Booth Falls/Lake, West Lake Creek, Lake Charles and Mystic Island

Mountain Bike Trails:  There are too many to cover Valley-wide. Check out the book Mountain Bike Eagle by Bob Turitz for the best in Eagle

Wine/liquor store: Boone's in Eagle (hit it when you go to Costco)

Coffee Shop: Yeti's Grind located in Eagle

Activities Website: VailValleyThisWeek.com. Look for activities up and down the Valley. 

About the Webster Connection

The husband-wife Realtor team of Scot and Erica Webster have over 45 years of experience combined, living and working in the Valley. Who better to help connect you with all it has to offer? Whether you are buying or selling, our priority is pairing people with the right property for them, as well as conveying a deep knowledge and love of the Vail Valley's lifestyle, people, and businesses. We hope this Livin' Local guide will help you as you fall in love with your new home and way of life.

-Scot & Erica Webster
Broker Associates, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

Need Proof?

"Purchasing Real Estate is one of life's most important yet difficult transactions... it is critical that you have a broker who is responsive and one you can trust. Scot and Erica accomplish both of those requirements every time... I would know, we have done three successful transactions together in two years."  - Tom Callahan, CFO and Sr. VP Finance, Welch Foods, Retired.