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    October in Gunnison

    The white peaks contrasting with the golden leaves are stunning; every fall, I’m amazed at how beautiful our valley is. The recent mountaintop snowfall reminds us we won’t have to wait long for the ski season to begin!


    Photo from Travel Crested Butte

    October Happenings

    “Forest Ghouls” Exhibition – October 1st – 29th. Local artist, Enid Holden, designs this spooky and fun show.

    “Adventures” with Caryl A. Brown – October 1st-29th. Watercolor exhibit at the Gunnison Arts Center.

    Farmer’s Market – October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Enjoy the last weeks of the farmer’s market at the intersection of Main and the Virginia Streets.

    HopeFest 2021 – October 3rd. Join the community for live music, acro yoga, crafts, and food, to raise awareness for Domestic Violence.

    The Lighting of the W – October 8th. The annual tradition of lighting the Western W on Tenderfoot Mountain. Celebrate at the Paul M. Rady building on campus.

    Oktoberfest – October 8th. Join this celebration outside the Gunnison Bank with Mario’s Pizza, High Alpine Beer, and music.

    Paint Your Own Pottery – October 9th. Learn the ins and outs of ceramic painting.

    Mountaineer 5k – October 9th. Participate in or cheer on the runners of this race starting at the Mountaineer Bowl.

    Sage Burner Trail Race – October 16th. Cheer on the runners starting at Hartman Rocks.

    Macrame and Mixers – October 21st. Take home your own plant hanger, and make new friends along the way.

    The Wizard’s Dagger A Family-Friendly Murder Mystery – October 23rd. Take part in solving this murder mystery.

    View the many live music performances and movie screenings happening weekly at the I Bar Ranch.

    Market Conditions
    New listings are down 48% and under contracts are down 43%. We currently have $33M under contract. Months supply of inventory is 1.4 (if no new listings come on the market, in 1.4 months, inventory would be at zero). Inventory is very low. 

    Although we are still in a seller’s market, I have seen more price reductions, and some listings are staying on the market longer before going under contract. With limited inventory, more and more buyers have decided to buy land and build. Land sales are at an all-time high, with a 31% increase in the number of sales.

    Vail Resorts Update

    The last day to buy a discounted ski pass has been extended to October 14th. Flexible booking policies have also been implemented which will allow you to cancel or reschedule your lodging reservation up until 48 hours prior to your reservation. There is no reason to hesitate on booking your trip to the Gunnison Valley today!

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