The Aspen Buzz

The Aspen Buzz – June 2016

JUNE 2016
Four inches of snow fell on top of Aspen Mountain last Thursday, just in time for the ski area to reopen for some Memorial Day skiing!

The Endless Winter
Putting on our ski boots for one last hurrah to finally close out the ski season.

Hello Friends & Clients,
Last Thursday, four inches of snow fell in Aspen, just in time for Aspen Mountain to open for Memorial Day weekend.
This is the fourth year out of six that the Aspen Skiing Company has opened for Memorial Day weekend. But for most the best season begins in a few weeks. As many of you know, the summer events calendar is non-stop.
We made it easier for you to access your favorite events by hyperlinking the event name. And of course you can always call us for any details you do not see in print.
The off-season real estate market was interesting and you can see that action reflected in our stats below.
We hope this finds you well and we look forward to seeing you.
My best regards,
Lorrie B. Winnerman
Broker/Owner
Lorrie B. Aspen Real Estate
600 E. Hopkins, Suite 305
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-0020
C: (970) 618-7772
INDEPENDENCE PASS IS OPEN FOR THE SUMMER!
Independence Pass is now open to car traffic, providing access to some of Aspen’s most beautiful wilderness areas.
THE ASPEN BUZZ INSIDER: Food & Wine Vintner Events
The 34th Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen is SOLD OUT but here is our exclusive listing of special events for which tickets are still available.
The official kickoff to the summer events season, The Food & Wine Classic, June 17-19, 2016, is now in its 34th year. The coveted event is already sold out and we have not been able to secure any single day or event passes. However, Susan worked very hard to get a list of separate vintner events that still have tickets available.
Thursday, June 16

If you’re a meat eater, this one’s for you: 3,500 pounds of meat cooked over live fires by 50 top chefs and “tons of premium booze.”

Maroon Creek Club (Members Only):

Chef dinner paired with Rudd Wines.

Friday, June 17
An all-inclusive Chef series paying homage to Chinese, Sichuan, Korean, Thai and Japanese after-hour restaurants across the country.
Savor wines from the great producers of Italy. Rajat Parr, partner/proprietor, Sandhi Wines and Domaine de la Cote, will present classic vintages of legendary producers of Italy, paired with a 4-course rustic Italian dinner at Element 47.
Saturday, June 18th
Through a partnership with the Guild of Master Sommeliers, The Nell is honored to present a special 4-course dinner focused on French Classics, paired with some of the great wines of the world from old and classic vintages.
Enjoy this fabulous spread on top of Ajax Mountain as we gather around a table filled with Blackberry Farm’s take on southern classics.
Sunday, June 19th
Cochon555’s 10-city competition of 10 chefs cooking 10 pigs in a head-to-tail, winner-takes-all, culinary feast.
GOT KIDS? WE’VE GOT PLENTY OF FAMILY FUN
Aspen/Snowmass has a plethora of children’s activities throughout the season.
There is no shortage of activities for the children. Explore arts, music, theater, dance, science, outdoor education, sports and horseback riding. For more information for any of these activities, please go to our new favorite website, Kid Konnector.
NON-STOP ACTION ALL SUMMER LONG
Live music, theatre, food, wine, and fundraisers fill the Aspen summer calendar.
We are so excited for the Grand Opening of Bosq on June 7, serving new world cuisine from our favorite local Chef Barclay Dodge. Be sure to check it out! If you’ve never been, The JAS Cafe Summer Series begins June 23 and features amazing music at intimate venues like The Little Nell, The Aspen Art Museum and The Aspen Cooking School. A great idea for a romantic night out! If solving the world’s problems is more your speed, join global leaders as they discuss current affairs and seek solutions at The Aspen Ideas Festival , June 23 – July 2. JAS Aspen June Festival kicks off June 24 with the legendary Diana Ross. Also opening on the 24 is Theatre in the Park with a production of Mama Mia! The Music Associates of Aspen opens June 30. Some of our favorite benefits are Wine, Women & Shoes on July 6 and The Bash for the Buddies July 7. Now in its fourth year, the Aspen Brain Lab features a day of discussion about the brain featuring leading experts on July 23.
It’s All About The Numbers: The Real Estate Report
We discussed in our last letter that three houses over $12 million that had been on the market for over five years were under contract. Our follow-up:

* 1419 Crystal Lake Road: Sale fell through. Over 200 feet of Roaring Fork River frontage. MLS Detail

* 17 Queen Street (corner of Neale): Sold for $12,140,000 on May 23, 2016. Close walk to town. MLS Detail

* 70 Hideaway Lane: Sold for $10,401,488 on May 16, 2016. Direct views of Pyramid Peak. MLS Detail

* 201 N. Mill Street, Penthouse B: Sold before MLS entry for $7,250,000 on May 18, 2016. Only 2,000 square feet for over $7 million. MLS Detail

11 Properties in Aspen Under Contract since our last letter on April 28, 2016, of note:

* 200 Eagle Pine Drive: Wonderful indoor/outdoor on West Buttermilk. MLS Detail

For a complete list, please click here.

HERE ARE THE NUMBERS:
ASPEN SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SOLD BY AREA YTD 2016 VS. YTD 2015:
Core: 2 for $16,275,000 vs. 3 for $ 30,750,000
Red Mountain: 4 for $30,025,455 vs. 6 for $ 53,625,000
East Aspen: 1 for $ 4,900,000 vs. 7 for $ 33,395,000
Smuggler: 2 for $ 4,338,200 vs. 3 for $ 5,427,500
West End: 1 for $ 5,065,000 vs. 9 for $ 39,580,000
West Aspen: 3 for $18,650,488 vs. 6 for $ 59,068,000
Total: 13 for $79,254,143 vs. 34 for $221,845,500
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