The Vail Valley attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year in addition to its local residents. Not only is the area a mecca for recreation and endless outdoor pursuits, the Vail Valley boasts an extensive sustainability program and a variety of energy efficient practices to ensure that Vail remains the treasure it is to live in and to visit for years to come, continuing to serve as a leader in sustainability within the global ski community.
On The Mountain – A world-renowned ski-destination, Vail Mountain recycles and reuses more than 300 tons of material each year, including cardboard, aluminum, glass and even chairlifts and mechanical parts. During the ski season, Vail recycles 100 tons of material per month, with the amount of cardboard recycled in one season capable of filling Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, nine feet deep. To date, the sustainability efforts of Vail Mountain have saved enough energy to power more than 2,600 U.S. households for one year.
Environmental Services - The town of Vail hosts a variety of annual recycling events to help eliminate waste. In addition to offering composting and recycling services, the town promotes highway and river cleanup days, streambank restoration and revegetation projects, trees for planting, and the Gore Creek River Watch, an organization that monitors water quality.
Curbside Recycling - The most convenient way for Vail Valley residents to recycle is through Vail Honeywagon's recycling program which offers weekly curbside pickup in Vail and bi-monthly pickups in neighborhoods outside of Vail. For more information, click here.
Small efforts go a long way when it comes to sustainable practices- especially in resort communities. Turn off lights and unplug appliances when not in use, install low-flow shower heads, and opt to support businesses that practice sustainability. The communities within the Vail Valley are committed to enhancing environmental stewardship, economic development, and the well-being of Vail through sustainable development- and you can too.
Like inches of snow accumulation, sales volume within Vail Valley’s luxury real estate sector is experiencing growth. In December, total sales volume reached $89,414,250, a 26% increase year-over-year from 2015. Month-over-month, total sales volume jumped 48% from $60,501,500 to an astonishing $89,414,250, in December 2016.
In January, LIV Sotheby's International Realty was credited with achieving multiple record sales, including that of 107 Rockledge Road, an 11,509 square foot ski-in, ski-out residence that has set a record high for the sale of a single-family home in the Vail Valley at $23M.
With an increase in the number of international visitors and second home owners in town for prime ski season, the Vail Valley’s Luxury Market is projected to grow. For more information, click here.