Notes From Steve Goldfarb

Stratton Mountain sale

Hello Skiers!  Looks like Stratton Mountain will be getting some upgrades in a year or so.  There are mixed emotions from people whether ski area conglomerates are good or bad.  It seems that either way, they are continuing to happen.  I think Stratton will get some needed new systems, unfortunately not until 2018-2019 and beyond.  As part of Intrawest, Stratton Mountain along with Snowshow, Steamboat, Winter Park, Tremblant, and Blue Mountain will be a part of an even larger (still to be named) ski company.  This ski and real estate company will also include Aspen, Squa Valley, Alpine Meadows, Canadian Mountain Holidays (a heli-ski company), Mamouth, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain, and June Mountain.  The holding companies that are the new owners are KSL Capital and Henry Crown and Co.  Let's hope this adds many exciting opportunities to visit these other ski areas and it adds some advanced technologies to Stratton's snowmaking, grooming, lifts and overall ski experience!  



WOW!!  What a great foliage season this has been.  Some of the best colors I've seen in years and it has lasted a few weeks!  Last months full moon saw 6 of us Stand Up Paddle Boarding under the bright moonlight on Grout Pond.  This months full moon rose with some spectacular shades of orange and then changed over to a bright white!  I [...]

Summer in Vermont

Well, the weather is teasing us already! ?40s at night warm sunshine during the day. We're enjoying water sports, biking and hiking. The local mountains are running chairlift rides and amusement parks, the local camps doing lacrosse, tennis, and soccer are winding down and schools are gearing up. People are lining up their winter rentals or [...]

Rain, Rain GO Away!

While lots of rain continues to hit the north east, luckily most of it is happening at night. ?Days on the lakes, in the woods and on the links are pretty fine! ?The temps range from the nice mud 80's to the 60's at night. ?No need for AC even! ?Real estate seems to picking up a bit. ?With many properties on the market now is a great time to [...]

Spring into Summer in Vermont

While general real estate in our area is remaining sluggish but still moving a bit at a time, The Hermitage Club has had a positive impact on bringing buyers for properties both on Haystack Mountain AND in close proximity to the mountain and golf course. If you're like me and LOVE SUMMER IN VT, I'm hopeful for a great one! It has been a bit [...]