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Florida developer backs out of troubled resort project near Vail

VAIL -- A Florida developer looking to build a massive private ski and golf resort off the back side of Vail Mountain near Minturn...

Minturn mayor not worried over suspended resort development

MINTURN — Mayor Gordon “Hawkeye” Flaherty is not at all concerned that a proposed private ski and golf development south of his town of 1,200 may never get off the ground due to the languishing mountain real estate market, nor is he waiting on “a pot of money” from the developer to address the struggling former railroad town’s sagging infrastructure.

Ginn Company indirectly reacts to Vail-area merger report

VAIL — The Colorado Independent's report Wednesday on the possible merging of mega-mountain real estate interests in the Vail Valley — between the proposed...

Kobe-llera could merge with Ginn-turn in huge Vail Valley real estate...

Two of the most notorious nicknames in Colorado high-end luxury resort history may converge in a bid to bolster both struggling projects. Cordillera, a residential...

Land trusts struggle to preserve open space in tough economic times

Land trusts around the state are being squeezed by the recession, bad publicity from over-valued parcels and the perception that conservation easements are scams...

Aurora snaps up water coveted by Ginn Company for private ski...

A troubled private ski and golf development near the old railroad town of Minturn off the backside of Vail Mountain was dealt another blow...

NYT story details woes of would-be private ski, golf developer

A year ago this time, Florida real estate developer Bobby Ginn was celebrating a big victory at the polls in the tiny former mining and railroad town of Minturn, Colo., where voters had cleared the path for his proposed Battle Mountain private ski and golf resort.

Credit Suisse and the collapse of the West’s most posh ski...

A March 5 article in Bloomberg Markets Magazine paints a picture of wild excess in the high-end mountain resort development game, starting with the recent failure of Tamarack Resort in Idaho, the bankruptcy of the private Yellowstone Club in Montana and ending with Florida’s Bobby Ginn.

The Battle for Battle Mountain

The fate of a high-dollar, private ski-and-golf resort adjacent to Vail is now largely in hands of voters. Tucked away in a narrow valley between...