First runs are first-rate |

First runs are first-rate

Kathy Filgo
Shane Macomber/Vail Daily

Located at the westernmost access point of Vail Mountain, the largest single-mountain ski resort in all of North America, is the small, charming enclave of Cascade Village. Cascade Village has its own ski chairlift ready to take skiers for the days first run; a movie theater with first-run films; and the Gore Creek runs through it bringing an abundance of first runs all around. Add the many complementing additional amenities contained within this growing community and Cascade Village is also a first-rate experience.Located just one-half mile west of Lionshead, the neighborhood of Cascade Village has 76 private residences in the six luxurious properties of Liftside, Millrace, Coldstream, Cascade on Gore Creek, The Penthouses, and the newest entry, Westhaven, a luxury development scheduled for occupancy this spring.Cascade Village centers around the European-style Vail Cascade Resort & Spa which has undergone a complete renovation within the last four years. The four-story hotel houses accommodations for 292 guestrooms, Chaps Grill and Chophouse, the Fireside Bar, Pepis and Charter sports shops, two outdoor heated swimming pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, covered parking, Aria Spa and Club, and Chair 20 ski lift.With winter getting into full swing, Chair 20 ski lift accessing Vail Mountain makes this community one of the Valleys highly desirable slopeside properties. This exquisite convenience, complete with a ticket office at the base of the lift, allows the Vail Cascade Resort and Spa to provide a ski-in ski-out situation for their guests and for other residents in Cascade Village a short walk to the slopes. The ski lift connects skiers and snow boarders directly to Vail Mountain’s network of lifts, Adventure Ridge, the villages of Vail and Lionshead, and “Cascade Way” trail leads the way back to Cascade Village.Aria Spa and Club, located on the north side of Cascade Village, is Vails largest spa and athletic facility. With 78,000 square feet, the facility provides entrance to the finest of pampering indulgence and exercise activities. The lavish spa offers a full range of Alpine-influenced body and beauty treatments, exercise classes, indoor tennis and racquetball courts, cardiovascular and strength training equipment, and has recently added a nutritionist to its staff. Located over the parking garage facility, Aria connects to the theater and resort complex via sky bridge.Cascade Village entertains two restaurants, Chap’s Grill & Chophouse, the Vail Cascade Resort and Spas onsite steak and chophouse eatery with a deck for outdoor summer next to Gore Creek, and Blue Tiger just down the street.The Vail Cascade Resort & Spa also has the Fireside Bar, perfect for an aprs skiing evening snuggled into overstuffed chairs next to a roaring fireplace complete with live music and views of Vail Mountain and Gore Creek.And membership or residency is not required; Aria Spa and Club, Chaps, Blue Tiger, Fireside Bar, and Chair 20 ski lift are all available to the public.The Vail Cascade Resort & Spa has an additional 50,000 square feet of event space offering 22 meeting rooms & suites, conference and ball rooms, auditorium, and Gore Range Hall, a 19,000-square-foot exhibit hall.Cascade Village Theater is Cascade Village’s own two-screen movie theater where first-run movies are shown in a small theater setting.Cascade Village is less than a two-mile journey from the slopes, shopping, galleries, gourmet cuisine, and entertainment of Vail Village and Lionshead. Should one choose not to drive the short distance, Cascade Village is conveniently located on the bus line for a quick ride into town. Or with such a close proximity to all of the activities, another option is a beautiful walk into Vail Village and Lionshead on the bike path which runs along the enthralling Gore Creek.The bike path also runs west past Donovan Park and Pavilion offering an area for an enjoyable playground experience with the family. Currently listed on the market in the Cascade Village are five condominiums, three duplexes, and one townhome. Cascade Village expresses the best of much that is Vail. Guests and owners alike enjoy a quiet setting amid pines and aspen nestled along the cascading Gore Creek. It is at the base of Vail Mountain with direct access in the neighborhood to skiing paradise. It is located conveniently for quick access to the myriad of activities happening throughout the entire Valley. It also offers a large number of amenities within its own enclave. Add Cascade Village to the list of Vails first-rate neighborhoods.Vail, Colorado

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