It was another spectacular spring-like day today. I was on Aspen Mountain this morning filming with The Travel Channel's "Wild Side" show with Kinga Philipps - showing her how to snowboard and sharing my passion for living in Aspen, Colorado, and what it means to be a local Aspenite. We couldn't have asked for a nicer bluebird day, and hero groomer conditions. Winter is returning to Aspen this weekend, get ready for snow! Our town is busy this week. Showing activity has been non-stop.
Here is a brief recap of last week’s real estate sales activity. There were five total sales in Aspen/Snowmass. Four out of the five were in Aspen’s Core. The highest sale, listed by Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty, was 620 E Hyman Ave., L’Hostaria Penthouse, which sold for $9,047,000, $2,541 sold price per sq. ft. Another notable sale was 708 E Cooper Avenue Unit #5, which sold for $7,700,000, $1,777 sold price per sq. ft. Snowmass had one sale, 52 Harleston Drive Unit #38, which sold for $1,625,000, $660 sold price per sq. ft. Snowmass is still a buyer’s market now; that's where the values are today. Snowmass was the place to be for the Mardi Gras celebration with bead tossing, a parade, street performers, and fireworks. The Mother of All Ascensions is another great Mardi Gras tradition.
Notable New Listing
950 Cemetery Lane is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom duplex located a short distance to downtown Aspen. An over-sized deck with views of Aspen, Highlands, Buttermilk and Red Mountain, and a private yard highlight this West Aspen property in one of Aspen's best family neighborhoods, and walking distance or a short bike ride or free bus to town.
This Saturday February 21, Challenge Aspen will host The Chris Bove Memorial Uphill Race. All are invited to hike, run or skin the 1,368-vertical-gain up the Snowmass Mountain. Click here for details. I hope to see you there at 7:30 AM on Saturday. For those of you that are participating in next weekend's Power of Four this is a nice final tune-up! Don't miss this weekend's Aspen Laff Festival at the Wheeler Opera House. Get ready for a fun weekend of comedy and powder. I hope to see you out there!