The Rocky Mountains are a special place, offering serenity, solace, and most famously SKIING. When one is searching for a ski resort property, it is important to choose an experienced specialist in the mountain lifestyle. As a lifelong skier herself and long-time real estate broker, Heidi Bintz is your go-to professional in the Vail Valley.
Heidi began skiing at the age of three on the ski hill that her father built, Bintz Apple Mountain, in mid-Michigan. She began working in her family’s ski shop at 12 years old and competed on local ski teams for 8 years. She taught her first ski lesson at 15, and at 18 years old became the youngest certified ski instructor with the Professional Ski Instructors of America organization.
In 1985, Heidi followed her passion for skiing to fulfill her dream of living “out west” for one ski season. One ski season turned into one summer, which has turned into 36 amazing years of living in the Vail Valley.
In 1991 Heidi co-founded Kenny’s Double Diamond Ski Shop located steps away from the base of Vail mountain. Under Heidi’s stewardship, the ski shop was twice recognized as the Rockies Regional winner in “America’s Best Ski Shops” by Snow Country Magazine and the Rockies Regional Gold Medal Ski Shop and Rockies Regional Gold Medal Ski Shop of the Year by SKI Magazine.
Heidi then founded the Double Diamond Ski Clinics for Women Only, serving more than 800 women. This ski clinic was nationally known as the first of its kind, acknowledging that “women are not small men” on the ski hill, and as such need personalized and specialized equipment and skills designed for women. The clinics’ principles have continued to guide ski equipment manufacturers over the past decades as more women-specific skis and boots have become mainstream in today’s snowsports industry.
As a true skier and armed with an intimate knowledge of life in the infamous Vail Valley, Heidi has become a respected specialist in the buying and selling of luxury ski resort properties. These special homes draw clients wishing to take daily advantage of the unique opportunities the Rocky Mountains provide. The ability to ski-in and out of your front door is one of the most highly desired property qualities in resort real estate, along with big mountain views, proximity to outdoor recreation, and access to restaurants, shops, and special events. In both Vail and Beaver Creek, Heidi has helped countless clients find their own dream ski properties. She is additionally certified as a “Vail PRO” designated local expert by the Vail Board of Realtors.
Heidi Bintz’s passion is sharing her love of Colorado with others. Whether you meet her on the chairlift for some ski tips or touring a Vail Valley property to call your own, Heidi will enthusiastically tell you that there is nothing better than “living the mountain lifestyle.”
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For more information, please contact Heidi Bintz at 970-390-8383 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi Bintz is the exclusive agent representing the Vail Valley and Beaver Creek, CO real estate markets as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of her listings here.