Dear Northwoods Owners,

With over 12 inches of snow on May 18, 2017 at Northwoods summer got off to a great start. The late snow appeared to delay the spring bloom leaving the Colorado Western slope and Mountains looking fresh and green.


Preliminary reports show that the GoPro Mountain Games, held in Vail from June 5 to 8, drew record crowds. The Vail Farmers Market & Art Show started last weekend and runs every Sunday in Vail all summer. This is a great event with local food, art, and fun for family members of all ages within walking distance of Northwoods. Also running weekly on Thursday nights for the more adventurous is the Beaver Creek Rodeo Series in Avon. Parking is easy with some old school American West action for everyone.

BRAVO! is celebrating 30 years music in the mountains and runs through August 4. The Dance Festival starts July 29 and treats us to two weeks of exceptional artistry through August 12 for its 29th season!


In the Northwoods neighborhood there are a few things happening as well. Our namesake Chairlift #11 is being replaced with a six person chair and the Golden Peak Race area expansion is being reviewed by the Forest Service now. Rumor also has it the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail building is getting closer to moving ahead after a long pause in the program.


The Town of Vail continues to work on the Open Lands Plan update which may or may not affect the use of the Vail Trail directly behind Northwoods to include mountain bikes. The Town of Vail is holding a trails-specific workshop this August so please watch the Town of Vail Website for additional details soon. If you would like to be included on the email list for updates regarding this please contact


Recycling can continue to work great but only with the help of all residents and guests. Recycling service is still limited in Vail so please don’t throw plastic bags or trash into the recycling dumpsters. Only clean recycling, solid plastics and glass, and please break down cardboard boxes. Any questions or need help, please just ask any of us here at Northwoods.


If you have Bicycles that are outgrown or no longer needed we have found a local non-profit that will take them, repair them and provide them to those less fortunate. This not only helps them but also helps to clear Northwoods of unused and unwanted bicycles in a useful way while providing space for the new bicycles and bike trailers that arrive every year. Please find one of us if you need help with this.

Since being at Northwoods I have really learned so much more of Northwoods being about families and family time together. We think this is fantastic and are looking forward to seeing all of you and your families here soon.

All the best for summer,
Colette & Patrick