Vail Valley business briefs, Aug. 8 |

Vail Valley business briefs, Aug. 8

Daily Staff ReportsVail, CO, Colorado

VAIL Vail Sports and One Track Mind in Lionshead are kicking off the next ski season in style, with the 2008 Blizzard Ski & Snowboard Sale. The sale includes a drawing for a free Vail/Beaver Creek season pass for 2008/09.Sale items include skis, snowboards, outerwear, casual wear, footwear, and accessories, some reduced up to 70 percent. Featured brands include Salomon, Rossignol, Patagonia, Quiksilver, K2, Rome, Burton, Oakley, Marker, Spyder, The North Face, and Tecnica. Besides the ski pass, there will be drawings for Drawings and giveaways will be awarded during the weekend including a Ride snowboard, boots, bindings, helmets, and clothing.The sale begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 8 and continues through Aug. 10. For more information, Vail Sports, 970-476-3600, One Track Mind, 970-476-1397 or go to

AVON GM Real Estate Management Services, a division of Vail Capital Partners, Inc., has named longtime Eagle County resident Eileen Valdez as quality control manager to support its property management business in the Vail Valley. Vail Capital Partners is the Vail Valley private-equity firm that recently acquired the 117-unit River Run condominium complex just west of Dowd Junction. Currently, the company has investments in Bachelor Gulch and Cordillera, and has had development projects in Vail and Beaver Creek. GM Real Estate Management Services is responsible for the overall management of River Run as well as all Vail Capital Partners properties. Valdez will serve as housekeeping supervisor as well as coordinate all maintenance and repairs at River Run. Eileen is such a wonderful addition to our team, said Gary Miller, Vail Capital Partners founder and managing partner. She brings dedication and enthusiasm to the very important care of our properties and those who live in them, combined with her passion for the local area that we all call home. Creating the position of quality control manager is proof of our commitment to offering and maintaining only the best living standards.Valdez was born in Alamosa but moved to Edwards when she was an infant. She has lived in Minturn with her family for the past 19 years. She previously worked in housekeeping at Manor Vail Lodge, the Cascade Hotel & Spa and has owned her own cleaning company. To learn more, call 970-476-6341.

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