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					                                                                     ISSUE 4 + Winter, 2008




                                                                            vallagio.com




    + Unique winter adventures abound close to home
    + Why buy Vallagio in today’s market?
    + REALTORS ® help make Vallagio a success!




LOFTS / RETAIL | FLATS | CITY ROWHOMES | GOLF VILLAS | $200s-$800s
LOW-MAINTENANCE LIVING
Leaves More Time to Enjoy
Colorado’s Many Winter Adventures
While the origins of skiing date as far back as the 25th Century B.C.,              You shouldn’t feel an ounce of guilt, just because you live here, and
Coloradoans have done their part to help the sport evolve into a multi-             don’t care for skiing or snowboarding. At the same time, you shouldn’t
faceted recreational pastime. It is from that spirit of adventure, and from         miss out on the gorgeous winter scenes of the Colorado high country just
the desire to remain active even during the coldest months of the year, that        because skiing is not your cup of tea. Colorado is home to a multitude of
many sports and leisure activities have either been born or refined in              winter sports where you can enjoy the Rocky Mountain landscape, sans skis.
Colorado’s high country.
                                                                                    DOG-SLEDDING
Although metro Denver itself endures only a handful of truly frigid days            Mount up with a dozen furry friends and take a ride along miles of scenic
each winter, icy fun at world-class resorts like Copper Mountain, Vail,             trails with one of dozens of independent or resort-connected dog-sledding
Aspen, and Steamboat Springs as well as more eclectic winter pursuits,              outfitters. Most offer half-day and full-day sled dog adventures, with a few
are just a short ride away.                                                         showcasing overnight trips for the more adventurous.

If you’re looking to take advantage of extra time, compliments of your new          SNOWMOBILING
maintenance-free lifestyle at Vallagio at Inverness, and you want to add a little   If you prefer horsepower to dog power, a snowmobile may be just the ticket.
more zing to the winter season, your choices aren’t limited to Colorado’s most      Experienced touring outfits are abundant in the Colorado high country. Each
popular winter sport. For the truly adventurous, there are a bevy of activities     trip is unique, so be sure to do your homework.
offered by Colorado resorts or small outfitters that will get your blood
pumping even in the coldest temperatures.                                           SNOWSHOEING
                                                                                    Relying on your own two feet provides a sense of accomplishment, and a
SKIS AREN’T A NECESSITY FOR WINTER FUN                                              self-paced trek on a pair of snowshoes is a great way to enjoy the Colorado
“Copper Mountain realizes that we need to offer more activities for our non         High Country. Day or night, with a special friend or the whole family, snow
skiing and snowboarding guests, and we continually strive to find unique            shoeing is an intimate date with Mother Nature.
off-hill choices to keep our visitors happy,” said Dave Roth, Public Relations
Coordinator for Copper Mountain. “From traditional winter fun like tubing           SKI-BIKING
on the Coca-Cola Tubing Hill, Ice skating, and cross country skiing, to more        Take to the slopes on a ski bike at several Colorado resorts, or watch the
adventurous activities like snow shoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and           professionals compete in Ski-Bike events. Enjoy this new sport after a quick
kite boarding, Copper’s staff doesn’t rest.”                                        lesson from the pros and be on your way.
                                                                                                                                                          CONTINUE ➜

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                                                                                                              Unique Winter
                                                                                                              Activities Abound
                                                                                                              at Various Mountain
                                                                                                              Towns and Ski Areas
                                                                                                              Colorado Winter Activities
                                                                                                              and Information Links:
  Alternatives to Traditional                                                                                 Coloradoinfo.com
                                                                                                              Resource guide for Colorado vacation information
  Alpine and Nordic Skiing                                                                                    www.coloradoinfo.com
  and Snowboarding Abound.                                                                                    Colorado Hut Trips
                                                                                                              Excursions offered through the Boulder Outdoor Center
                                                                                                              www.boc123.com
                                                                                                              Colorado Ski Country USA
                                                                                                              Comprehensive events calendar for 25 area ski resorts
                                                                                                              www.coloradoski.com
ICE CLIMBING                                                                                                  Colorado Winter Vacation Planner
Each winter, Ouray, in southwestern Colorado, transforms into what many consider                              Everything you need to know about winter fun
the ice climbing capital of the United States. Created more than 10 years ago, the Ouray                      www.coloradowinterinfo.com
Ice Park offers the ultimate climbing experience, beckoning climbers of all levels and
                                                                                                              Denver Adventures
ages with its challenging winter climbing routes and ever-expanding terrain. Other                            Custom winter adventure outfitter
opportunities exist even closer to the Denver metro area. Want great instruction and                          www.denveradventures.com
information on places to climb closer to home? Visit Dick’s Sporting Goods at nearby Park Meadows or REI in
Lone Tree or downtown Denver.                                                                                 Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
                                                                                                              Great winter recreation links
SNOWKITING                                                                                                    www.denver.org
One of the fastest-growing winter sports in Colorado still
                                                                                                              Ski Carpool
involves a pair of skis or a snowboard, but employs wind rather                                               Local ride board - make friends, not traffic
than gravity to whisk you across the snow. Snowkiting lets you                                                www.skicarpool.org
cruise up hills or down, across flat terrain at blazing speeds at
the whim of a strong breeze. With the proper instruction, most                                                Ski Train
experienced skiers and snowboarders can learn to Snowkite in a                                                Ski train to Winter Park/Mary Jane
fraction of a day.                                                                                            www.skitrain.com

HUT SKIING                                                                                                    Ski Area Links and Drive Times:
Hut skiing is a fantastic way to see the
backcountry with guided trips ranging                                                                         Aspen and Snowmass ~ 3.5 hours from Denver
from Crested Butte to Summit County.                                                                          www.aspensnowmass.com
From Spruce Lodge near Telluride and
                                                                                                              Beaver Creek ~ 2 hours from Denver
The Alfred Braun Hut System, to the                                                                           www.beavercreek.com
10th Mountain Division Hut Association, there’s nothing like
making fresh tracks in virgin powder.                                                                         Breckenridge ~ 1.5 hours from Denver
                                                                                                              www.breckenridge.com
EXPLORING BACK COUNTRY
Helicopters and Snowcat Trips are also great ways to reach                                                    Copper Mountain ~ 1 hour from Denver
and explore rugged backcountry terrain. Intermediate, advanced and expert skiers
                                                                                                              www.coppercolorado.com
and snowboarders can explore fabulous backcountry terrain without having to hike                              Crested Butte ~ 4 hours from Denver
in themselves.                                                                                                www.skicb.com

OR JUST RELAX AND ENJOY THE SCENERY                                                                           Glenwood Springs ~ 3 hours from Denver
                                                                                                              www.visitglenwood.com
Just being in the high country on a frosty winter’s day is a spectator sport in itself. From more leisurely
pursuits like bird watching or simply communing with Mother Nature on a walk through the woods,               Keystone ~ 1 hour from Denver
or taking a dip in one of hundreds of natural hot springs that dot the landscape, to more vigorous            www.keystoneresort.com
activities like snow shoeing or a trek through a mountain cavern, you can control the pace of your
adventure. The naturally occurring hot springs from Evergreen to the Western Slope have served to             Ouray ~ 6 hours from Denver
inspire some of the nation’s most decadent spas, where you can spend an hour, a day, or a whole weekend       www.ouraycolorado.com
to revitalize.
                                                                                                              Steamboat Springs ~ 3 hours from Denver
                                                                                                              www.steamboat.com
                                                                                                              Telluride ~ 7 hours from Denver
                                                                                                              www.visittelluride.com
                                                                                                              Vail ~ 2 hours from Denver
                                                                                                              www.vailrec.com
                                                                                                              Winter Park – 1.5 hours from Denver
                                                                                                              www.playwinterpark.com
                                                                                                              Information and resource links not guaranteed and subject to
                                                                                                              change without notice.
                     Why buy Vallagio in today’s market?
           1        Vallagio is a phenomenal opportunity for proven appreciation and long-term value enhancement

           2        Industry experts named Vallagio “Neighborhood of the Year”

           3        Incredible price per square foot value for your investment

           4        One-of-a-kind mixed use neighborhood with easy I-25 access

           5        Close proximity to major employment centers, retail, shopping and golf

           6        Light rail connectively today meets future market trends

           7        Diverse living choices, with limited product availability, insulates value

           8        Caters to a growing demand for low-maintenance living

           9        Vibrant retail at your doorstep

          10        One of the top selling neighborhoods in 2007




REALTOR                              ®              Debbie Yoon -Metro Brokers-Realty Oasis
                                                    Deborah Merrill - Prudential
                                                    Denise Cox - Colorado Properties
                                                                                                                 Juli Mead - Liberty Associates, LLC
                                                                                                                 Karen Bell - Exit Realty DTC
                                                                                                                 Karen Gladney - MVP Realty
                                                                                                                                                                             Pierre Barthle - Realty Oasis
                                                                                                                                                                             Robert Gross - RE/MAX Alliance
                                                                                                                                                                             Robert Kelley - Keller Williams

HONOR ROLL
                                                    Derek Thomas - Thomas Real Estate Services, Inc.             Karen Hodges - Real Estate Rental & Sales                   Rollie Jordan - Kentwood Company
                                                    Don Chun - Newstar Realty Group                              Karen Scholl - Exit Realty DTC                              Ron Hetherington - Hethering Properties
                                                    Donna Ryan - Fuller Towne & Country                          Karim Esmail - Broker One Southeast                         Ron Ranieri - RE/MAX 3000, Inc
Thank you for making                                Doug Welker - Keller Williams Foothills Realty
                                                    Doug Zundel - Kentwood Company
                                                                                                                 Keleiah Thompson - Premier Real Estate Group LLC
                                                                                                                 Keri-Aine Murphy - Key Real Estate Group Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                             Russ Baca - RE/MAX Commercial Alliance
                                                                                                                                                                             Ryan Neville - Kentwood City Properties
Vallagio a success!                                 Dryden Dunsmore - Dean Callan & Company, Inc.                Kimm Starke - Realty Pro Metro Denver                       Sana Wood - Coldwell Banker
                                                    Ephraim Abraham - Home Real Estate                           Kirsten Kittrell - Kirsten J. Kittrell R.E.                 Sandi Zimmerman - Prestige Real Estate Group LLC
                                                    Faye McGuar - Prudential Colorado Real Estate                Larree Morgan - Re/Max Alliance                             Scott Fatzinger - Key Real Estate Group Inc.
Alex Navarro - Morgan Realty Associates
                                                    Gary Miles - RE/MAX Alliance, DTC                            Larry Simpson - Fuller Towne & Country                      Seanna Forey - Trenka & Associates
Amy Maier - RE/MAX Masters
                                                    Gennadiy Golynko - Keller Williams Realty                    Laura Letman - Sherwood Realty                              Spencer Helwig - Re/Max Infinity
Anna Edwards - Keller Williams Realty
                                                    Greg Anderson - Metro Brokers Inc                            Laurie Barickman - Prestige Real Estate Group LLC           Stephen Lee - United Property Brokers, Inc.
Becky Kenny - Prestige Real Estate Group LLC
                                                    Greg Margheim - Fuller Towne & Country                       Levent Ozdemir - Cherry Creek Professionals Realty          Steve Olson - Prestige Real Estate Group LLC
Beverly Raines - Raines Real Estate Company
                                                    Howard Richmond - Howard Richmond Realty                     Linda Huber - Prestige Real Estate Group LLC                Steven Proctor - RE/MAX Classic
Brian Boston - Dave Ipsen & Associates
                                                    Iris MacIntosh - MacIntosh Real Estate                       Lori Corken - RE/MAX Alliance                               Sunny Puckett - Re/Max Professionals
Brian Lehnerz - New Era Realty
                                                    J. Hightower - Keller Williams                               Lyn Drake - RE/MAX Masters                                  Susan Sprinkle - RE/MAX Unlimited
Carol Hertel - Prudential Colorado Real Estate
                                                    James Romano - Prestige Real Estate Group                    Marcia Maurer - Coldwell Banker                             Ted Williams - Williams Real Estate Group, Ltd.
Catherine Irvine - Prestige Real Estate Group LLC
                                                    James Schrock - RE/MAX 3000, Inc                             Marilou Kiessig - RE/MAX of Cherry Creek inc.               Terry Riehn - Cherry Creek Properties
Chadd Ziegler - Ziegler Realty
                                                    Jamie and Brian Harris - Kentwood City Properties            Mary Anne DeYoung - Re/Max Accord                           Tom Hackett - Re/Max Infinity
Charles Johnson - Key Real Estate Group Inc.
                                                    Jan Bollhoefner - Coldwell Banker                            Mary Kitchen - RE/MAX of Cherry Creek inc.                  Tom Reznik - Realtec Loveland
Charlette Fleming - Home Real Estate
                                                    Jan Hurst - Alliance Commercial Partners                     Matt Buerger - Buerger and Company Residential Realestate   Toni Veruchi - Coldwell Banker
Christina Dettmers - Unique Homes
                                                    Jan Mueller - RE/MAX Alliance, DTC                           Matt Motzkus - Re/Max Prodessionals                         Trish Dudley - Coldwell Banker
Christina Staley - RE/MAX Classic
                                                    Jeff Doland - Source One Realty Sales and Investments, LLC   Maureen Grzybowski - RE/MAX Alliance, DTC                   Wade Rowen, CRS - Key Real Estate Group, LLC
Chuck von Hortenau - Ridgeview Realty
                                                    Jeffrey Wyatt - RE/MAX Alliance                              Maureen Lippert - Prestige Real Estate Group LLC            Wee Bak Tan - Home Real Estate
Clifford Hancock - Remax Southeast, Inc.
                                                    Jennifer Wells - 3D Realty Inc                               Michael Bare - Key Real Estate Group Inc.                   Willam Kilzer - Kilzer Realty
Connie Carr - Priority Real Estate
                                                    John O’Connor - Prestige Real Estate Group LLC               Micheal Sandoval - Prudential Colorado Real Estate          Willis Chran - Real Estate Systems
Dan Fead - Fuller Towne & Country
                                                    Joli Montesano - Keller Williams Realty                      Mitch Gilbert - RE/MAX Masters
Dan Hovgaard - RE/MAX 3000, Inc
                                                    Jon Gordon - Kentwood Company                                Noel Pearce - Exit Realty Unlimited
Dan Tessmer - Real Estators Professional, Inc.
                                                    Joyce Whisler - Pat Newell & Associates Inc.                 Pat Scott - RE/MAX Classic
Dave Bovard - RE/MAX Masters



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