The last week has been made up of colder mountain temperatures and has had local ski areas making snow around the clock. Arapahoe Basin kicked off its ski season last Sunday with skiers and boarders celebrating the first resort in the area to run their lifts. And late yesterday Keystone made the big announcement that TOMORROW 10/28/22 will be their opening day! Guests who arrive early tomorrow will be treated to free donuts, hot cocoa and first-chair prizes from Helly Hansen. Keystone will bring back night skiing on weekends and holidays starting Thanksgiving Day.

The other local resorts will soon follow suit with Breckenridge scheduled to open on November 11 and Copper Mountain on November 14.

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  1. The Market is “Normalizing”.. 
  2. YTD the # of Sales for 2022 are Down 42.31 % for Breckenridge and Down 32.64% for All Summit County vs. the unstainable levels recorded during 2021 and the COVID 19 Pandemic. 
  3. Keystone YTD # of Sales for 2022 are only down 19.92%, perhaps due to the Exempt Status of that area to ST Rental Restrictions. 
  4. This shift has led to a “Normalizing” of the market, with # of Active Listings in Summit County now at 488, vs. 231 in 2021, 334 in 2020, and 865 in 2019. 
  5. The Average Price of a Single Family Home remains strong at $2,366,578 for Breckenridge, and $2,125,233 for All Summit County.
  6. The Average Price of a Condominium remains strong at $928,554 for Breckenridge, and $799,399 for All Summit County. 

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Summit County shares its boundaries with its own school district: The Summit School District. The county and district span from Green Mountain Reservoir in the north to Hoosier Pass in the south, from Copper Mountain in the west to Arapahoe Basin in the east. The district is home to six public elementary schools, one public middle school, one public high school and one public alternative school. The elementary schools are nested in the communities of Breckenridge, Frisco, Summit Cove, Dillon Valley and Silverthorne. Students in those neighborhoods attend their “home school” and their families are an integral part of the school’s success. Two elementary schools – Dillon Valley and Silverthorne Elementary – are dual language schools where students learn in…

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The annual changing of the aspen leaves is always a telltale marker of the transition from summer to fall in the high country. This summer’s heavy rains followed by a dry and mild September has made the golden leaves stay spectacular for weeks on end! Friday night the ski area got its first dusting of snow and the contrast between the white peaks and golden valleys was awe inspiring. Town was bustling all weekend with “leaf peepers”… folks up from the front range to take in the incredible mountain colors.

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