Monthly Archives: November 2017

Big Sky Resort is ranked number 2 among the best ski resorts in the U.S. according to a new ranking.

TurnKey Vacation Rentals pulled together information on more than 260 ski resorts in the United States, focusing specifically on resorts with over 15 named trails.

The top ranking resorts are based on average ticket price, total number of trails and lifts, vertical drop, length of season, average snowfall, and average monthly Google search volume for each specific resort.

The top three Resorts in the US according to TurnKey’s study are:

Mammoth Mountain, California
Big Sky Resort, Montana
Snowbird, Utah

Click here for a full list of the top 25 resorts according to Turnkey’s study.

Introducing Our Real Estate Partner in Montana

John Goan

Big Sky Real Estate



“I am a third generation Montanan with a no nonsense and personal approach to real estate.”

PRICE $1,521,000      ACRES 420.00

Hunters paradise with comfortable accommodations & fully furnished. Sprawling acreage with a diverse topography offering a gorgeous mesa perfect for your dream home or large hunters quarters. Deep Canyon for wildlife habitat, beautiful Rim Rock. 5 deep water tanks, one stocked with Florida Bass, two stocked with catfish. 21 acres of wild sunflowers for dove hunting. Currently outfitted with six feeders and blinds, 14′ tower blind. Deer, turkey, cats!

Listing Agent:
Valerie Klapper
Cell: 940-452-4865

Offered at $859,000

What a view !! Stunning location on highly desirable cliff line in the Gaines Bend Development. Beautifully updated 4 bedroom 3 bath single level home on almost 1 acre of land. Kitchen features granite counter tops and stainless steel updated appliances. Unrivaled view of the famous Hells Gate from back covered porch, multiple outdoor seating areas, covered outdoor cooking area, or your private covered boat dock with boat lift and PWC lifts. Well maintained elevator to the dock makes boarding all your water toys a snap. Large RV storage on site with electric hookup. Tankless water heaters for those busy weekends with all your friends and family. this home is a must see !!


Listing Agent:
Tony Klapper
Cell: 940-779-2600

The Christmas Wine Affair

17 Days, 43 Wineries

‘Tis the season to be jolly- with WINE!

We invite you to join us this holiday season in the
Hill Country- enjoy the sounds of Christmas carols, bask in front of the cozy fireplaces and relax with your favorite glass of Texas cheer!

Join us for 17 days, enjoying 43 wineries in the breathtaking Texas Hill Country! Your Tasting Passport valid throughout December 1st – 17th, includes a full complimentary tasting at each winery with a limit of 4 wineries a day and a 15% discount on 3 bottle purchases at each winery. Get ready to savor your favorite Texas wines & receive exclusive holiday discounts!

Participating Wineries

Armadillos Leap
Becker Vineyards
Bell Springs Winery
Bending Branch Winery
Bent Oak Winery
Branch On High
Driftwood Estate Winery
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
Duchman Family Winery
Fall Creek Vineyards at Tow
Fiesta Winery Lometa
Fiesta Winery Fredericksburg 290
Grape Creek Vineyards
Hawk’s Shadow Winery
Hye Meadow Winery
Inwood Estates Winery & Bistro
Kerrville Hills Winery
Lost Draw Cellars
McReynolds Winery
Messina Hof Hill Country

Old Man Scary Cellars
Pedernales Cellars
Perissos Vineyards & Winery
Pillar Bluff Vineyards
Pontotoc Vineyard
Ron Yates Winery
Singing Water Vineyards
Sister Creek Vineyards
Solaro Estate
Spicewood Vineyards
Stone House Vineyard
Texas Hills Vineyard
Texas Legato Winery
Torr Na Lochs Winery
Torre di Pietra Vineyards
Wedding Oak Winery at San Saba
Wedding Oak Winery at Wildseed
Westcave Cellars Winery
William Chris Vineyards
Wimberley Valley Winery
Woodrose Winery

NOTE: Not all THCW Member Wineries are participating in this event, only those
listed above.This is the official list of participating wineries.

In the Texas Hill Country we reveal a diversity of passion in the personalities of our many wineries. We cultivate a spectacular experience for our adventurous visitors and wine lovers who share our unparalleled hospitality.

Texas Hill Country Wineries

Telluride just received its first big snow of the season and the mountains are blanketed with powder marking a great start to the snow year. The quality terrain and beautiful scenery are unmatched and the lack of lift lines is the cherry on top. Telluride Ski Resort continues to enjoy top marks from national publications for these very reasons. The ski area officially opens every year on Thanksgiving, but opens the day prior as a benefit for one of the local organizations. The cost for everyone on that day (even season pass holders) is $25 and goes to a good cause.

Telluride Real Estate Market Update

San Miguel County is having a banner year for number of sales and dollar volume. The most recent numbers through September show dollar volume up 40% and number of transactions up 18% over last year, which was the previous strongest year since the peak in ’07/’08. Even though the market is very active and strong, amazing opportunities are still available. I can help point them out. Please reach out to discuss all available options.

More detailed sold reports are available upon request. Feel free to call, text, or email anytime to discuss your Telluride area real estate, or rental needs.

Introducing Our Partner in Telluride

Adam Black


Telluride Real Estate


“Strong attention to details, persistence, integrity, honesty, and good relationships with real estate related service providers are his keys to success.”