Messengers of Spring are here ....

and so is ...

M U D Season!

Trails are accessible - mostly anyway (Yeah!) ...but still somewhat MUDDY and definitely fragile! We are all excited after a Mountain Winter to get back out and walk, enjoy the change of seasons and soak up the warm rays of sunshine. April - what a month of quick change in the weather - from snow to sun, to clear skies, dark clouds and wind followed by stillness...all comes in "the April package" with lots of mud to spare. ("Layer dressing" and preparedness are called upon).

Many people have discovered that the trails are indeed "good to go" - and are hiking early this spring. At the same time, we notice that some hikers are choosing "the path less traveled" and walk off trail. Living in the mountains comes with lots of outdoor fun, but also a BIG responsibility to preserve this fragile Alpine environment from "environmental damage" -

I encourage everyone to practice "good stewardship" and preserve the environment by staying on the trails, packing out plastic bottles and "energy bar wrappers" and leave the trails as beautiful as we all find them so that we all get to enjoy unspoiled nature for many seasons to come!

Happy Trails - Kerry

Best of Summit.

Revised for March..Still call me if you want more ideas please...

Sports and Recreation:

  • Ski and Snowboard Mountain Best Place to "Spring Ski". Arapahoe Basin--please remember the sunscreen. At the top of Norway there have been sightings of Rocky Mountain Sheep.
  • Ptarmigan Mountain Hiking Trail
  • Silverthorne or Breckenridge Recreation Centers

Arts and Entertainment:

  • Unique Retail stores: Funky Trunk in Frisco
  • Theater: Lake Dillon Theater. (Live theater) Website: www.lakedillontheatre.org
  • Museum: Sort of: The A-frame at A-Basin is a flashback to the ski experience in the 1970's
  • Museum for Real: Summit Historical Society in Dillon

Are you hungry? Summit has many and varied restaurants:

Check out our new ones:

  • Timberline Craft Kitchen..unique every changing menu
  • Bloody Mary: 6th Alley Bar (A-Basin) Arapahoe Cafe (walk to Lake Dillon after your "bloody and breakfast)
  • Bluebird Marketplace. Coffee, Indoor "food trucks", and work space with great internet. Also meet friends to recap your day! There is a full service bar.
  • Brew Pub/Brewery: Highside Brewing
  • Coffee Bar: Clint's Bakery and Coffee Shop
  • Family Restaurant: Arapahoe Cafe
  • Hostel/Hotel: The Pad, Silverthorne ... to stay, to work, to meet
  • Mexican: Hacienda Real
  • Empanadas: Argentinos
  • Sushi: Nozawa and City Market
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Just a sampling of "things to do and places to go" in our Mountains.

Feel free to reach out to me for more!

Real Estate Statistics FIRST QUARTER 2022

The following Graphs/Statistics will provide you with a comparison of 2021 vs 2022 first quarter Property performance in Summit County.

Graphic shows first Quarter 2022 versus first Quarter 2021

SF Homes compared to TH/ Condos: Avg SALE PRICE



Avg. SALE Price of Summit County Properties

2021 vs. YTD 2022, Price change in %



Avg. Days on Market SF Homes and TH/Condos

2021 vs. YTD 2022, change in %


Buying REAL ESTATE in this market:

We continue to have some inventory..best advice: Be ready when the property you wish to purchase "hits the market". As your Realtor I will do my level best to keep my ear to the ground and network with fellow Realtors to keep you informed of market conditions and perhaps dig up a listing that fits your "wish/need" list.

Short Term Rentals (STR): Perhaps some of you have heard about the Short Term Rental Issues in our market. Un-icorporated Summit County-not within town limits has established policy for STR. Each town in Summit County has established or is in the review process for their STR policies.
There has been some confusion regarding the policies in each town as well as in all of Summit County.
Please call me ..I can connect you to the "horses mouth".
I will guide you to the community liaison who can answer your questions.
Q U E S T I O N S you may have:

What do you need to know about our market..whether you are BUYING or

CALL Kerry at: 303.910.6633
Kerry Gibson, Broker Associate
Colorado Craft Brokers
Serving all of Summit County & Surrounding Communities
PO Box 2120
Dillon, CO 80435

Kerry direct: 303-910-6633
Please visit my website here
Please call Kerry if you have friends, family, or business associates who have an interest in Mountain Real Estate. We can help you or your referrals find the perfect mountain get-away. If you are Selling we will gladly provide you with a Market Analysis and if you would like to Purchase we will provide all the information you will need to make an informed decision. 
´╗┐Please Call Us--even if you would just like info about the "fun stuff" in our Mountains.