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You always wanted to live in Vail. Now you can.


Chamonix Vail is your opportunity to own a home in West Vail’s newest and most livable neighborhood.  Designed to fit seamlessly into the surrounding neighborhood with ample outdoor space and parking, these 32 mountain-modern town homes are exclusively available to Eagle County residents and families.
The development is sponsored by the Town of Vail which has subsidized all land and infrastructure costs.  These homes will be sold well below market value and represent a rare opportunity to own a reasonably priced new home with all the conveniences of living in Vail.
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The Lottery


Town of Vail & Local Housing Authority to Host Second Lottery for Chamonix ON Jan. 22


The Town of Vail and the Vail Local Housing Authority will be hosting a second lottery for anyone interested and pre-qualified to purchase one of five available townhomes at Chamonix Vail. The lottery drawing will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22 in the Vail Town Council Chambers. Similar to the first lottery selection held on May 3, 2017, lottery winners will be selected at random. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and participants are encouraged to arrive early. 

The five townhomes currently available include one 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2-car garage; one 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 1-car garage; and three 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2-car garage properties. The homes are priced at $499,000, $549,000 and $599,000, respectively. 

The deed-restricted properties are among 32 new townhomes being built by the town in partnership with Triumph Development West. The homes are being built in stages with move-in for the first owners occurring Jan. 26 with all homes completed by mid-April 2018.

The upcoming lottery follows an earlier event on Jan. 15 in which current homebuyers who participated in the first lottery had an opportunity to trade their townhome for any available home on the site or to purchase an available home. That process resulted in three buyers trading their home selection for a different home or different location and three persons on the original waitlist selecting a new home for purchase.

In addition to an executed purchase contract, new buyers will be required to submit a pre-qualification letter from a lender and commit to participate in a future home-buyer education class. Home-buyer packets, including copies of all pertinent legal documents, are available for pickup and review at the Community Development Department offices or on this website.


CRITERIA TO ENTER THE JANUARY 22, 2018 NEW BUYER LOTTERY

By or before Friday, Jan. 19: Additional home information and legal documents are located in the FAQ section. You may also contact Lynne Campbell at lcampbell@vailgov.com or George Ruther at gruther@vailgov.com.
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FAQ's

What are the latest Chamonix Vail drawings and finish specifications?
Please see a copy of the Chamonix Vail Drawings at the attached link.  These are not the final buiding permit drawings but provide many details about general room dimensions and kitchen and bathroom details.

Also attached is a copy of the Interior Finish and Appliance Specifications.
Where can I find a copy of the key Chamonix Vail legal documents including the HOA Documents, Deed Restriction, and Purchase Agreement?
What are the key terms of the Chamonix Vail Deed Restriction that will be permanently recorded in the Eagle County land records for each home?
  • At least one home owner must work a minimum of 30 hours per week at a licensed business within Eagle County and the home shall be that owner’s primary and permanent place of residence
  • Rental of a room to other qualified Eagle County residents is permitted
  • There is no minimum family size requirement
  • Maximum price appreciation cap on the resale of homes of 1.5% annually
  • Town of Vail will have the first option to purchase the home upon resale  
  • Owner shall not own other residential real estate in Eagle County at the time of closing unless that other property includes a deed restriction for local housing
  • A business entity or corporation is not eligible for ownership of each home. 

  • The details of Deed Restrictions will be posted to this website when they are finalized.
How will the Chamonix Vail lottery be conducted?
There will be two events held in January 2018.

The Trade Selection will take place on January 15, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Vail Town Council Chambers. During the Trade Selection only current contract holders and new purchasers from the May 3, 2017 waitlist will have an opportunity to trade their townhome for any available home on the site or to purchase an available home (see attached pdf for a description of this Trade Selection).

A 2nd Lottery Drawing will be held on January 22, 2018 at 5:15pm in the Vail Town Council Chambers for any remaining homes available for sale. (see attached pdf for a description of this 2nd Lottery Drawing for New Buyers). This lottery is for all new buyers interested in purchasing a Chamonix Vail Townhome. A list of available units will be provided by end of day January 17, 2018.

Prior to the 2nd Lottery Drawing, the Town will verify that participants have submitted the required paperwork and send an email confirmation to each participant.  We also ask that each participant confirm which unit types (i.e. 2-1, 2-2, 3-1, 3-2, and 3L-2) they will be interested in purchasing.  We will use this preferred home information during and after the lottery as properties become available to the Chamonix Vail wait list.

On the evening of the lottery, each lottery participant will receive one entry into the lottery pool.  Winners will be drawn at random. Upon selection, each lottery winner will be asked to come forward to select the home they wish to purchase and receive a packet of home information including the purchase contract. All contracts are due back to the Town no later than 5:00pm Wednesday January 17th with the full 1.5% earnest money made payable to Title Company of the Rockies.

To keep the lottery moving, each participant will have 3 minutes to make a selection, pass on making a selection or go to the wait list.  If all the homes for which you are prequalified to purchase have already been selected, you will have the option of going directly to the wait list.  We recommend everyone come prepared with a list of preferred homes.

We will also use the lottery selection sequence to create a wait list.  Wait list members will be asked to identify which home types they will purchase should a home become available.  Wait list members will be contacted in the order drawn if a home becomes available.  After an email and phone contact from the Town, you will have 24 hours to confirm if you would like to purchase that home. If we have not received confirmation after 24 hours, you will be passed on the wait list. Once a person has been passed on the wait list, they move to last.

Once the wait list has been exhausted and if there are available homes for purchase they will be sold on a first come first serve basis.
What is the development and construction schedule for Chamonix Vail?
  • Town of Vail Entitlement – January and February 2017
  • Lottery Information Due from Participants – March 17, 2017
  • Chamonix Vail Lottery – May 3, 2017
  • Sign Purchase and Sale Agreements with Lottery Winners – September 2017
  • Begin Construction – June 2017
  • Home Buyers Close on Their New Home – January 2018 through April 2018
  • Trade Selection Lottery - January 15, 2018
  • 2nd Lottery Drawing - January 22, 2018
Does the Town of Vail provide resources to help first time home buyers understand the home buying process?
  • There are many benefits and some tradeoffs to owning versus renting a home. Additionally, the home-buying process can be intimidating for those not familiar with the process. The Town of Vail requires each lottery participant to commit to completing a Home Buyer Education class by or before June 30, 2018. A list of class opportunities is located on the Valley Home Store website.
  • The Valley Home Store is creating their 2018 class schedule which should be available soon. Feel free to contact Genesis Davila at genesis.davila@eaglecounty.us or by phone at (970)328-8778 for further information on future classes.
Where do I get a Loan Prequalification Letter to participate in the lottery?
  • One of the requirements to participate in the Chamonix Vail lottery is a Loan Prequalification Letter from a recognized bank or mortgage broker that details the maximum home purchase price for which you intend to qualify.  By going through the Loan Prequalification process, each buyer will come to understand their unique borrowing capacity and individual financial position.
  • While you are not required to use one of these lenders, each of these banks is familiar with the project, the terms of the local housing Deed Restriction, and would be happy to assist you with applying for a mortgage:
    • Alpine Bank - Mike Glass - 970.748.5740 - michaelglass@alpinebank.com
    • FirstBank - Lori Pohl - 970.479.3337 - lori.pohl@efirstbank.com; or Joel Barndt - 970.479.3330 - joel.barndt@efirstbank.com
    • USBank - Joel Cervantes - 970.476.4600 - joel.cervantes@usbank.com
    • Macro Financial Group - Chris Neuswanger - 970.748.0342 - mtnmortgageguy@gmail.com
    • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage - Scott B. Prince – 970-748-4928 - scott.b.prince@wellsfargo.com
    • EverBank - Drew Wachter - 970.926.0635 - drew.wachter@everbank.com
    • Guaranteed Rate Mortgage - Cris Nelson - 970-926-5289 ext 1 - cris@rate.com
    • Academy Bank - Jeff Koch - 970.926.2456 - jkoch@vail.net
    • Paragon Mortgage Services - Dan McNutt - 970-390-2213 - danmcnutt@gmail.com
Will the homes in Chamonix Vail Qualify for conventional financing?
  • The new homes in Chamonix Vail will contain a Deed Restriction that limits ownership to residents of Eagle County, establishes a price appreciation cap on resale, and grants the Town of Vail a right-of-first-refusal upon resale.  These homes will also be sold at a price that is substantially below the value of a comparable market rate homes.
  • We plan to structure the Chamonix Vail Deed Restriction to accommodate the requirements of most local mortgage lenders.  All lottery participants should review the terms of the Deed Restriction with their mortgage lender to confirm that this information is taken into account in their mortgage underwriting.
Will Chamonix Vail incorporate sustainable design?
  • Each home at Chamonix Vail will be designed to the latest Town of Vail building code which incorporates many best-practices for sustainable design – e.g. upgraded insulation, durable finish materials, and energy efficient appliances and system.  Given the above plus the infill location of this project, these homes would easily qualify for most green-building certification programs.  Taken together, these design standards reduce the annual cost of home ownership.
  • In addition to these factors, several homes have roofs suitable for solar power which can be installed after owners take title to their home.  Please see the attached site plan that shows units that have the best solar exposure.  All units are being pre-wired for solar panels should home owners want to install panels. Also included are several documents outlining solar options for Chamonix Vail - Document 1, Document 2, and Document 3.
Can I participate in the lottery as an individual and as a couple?
No.  Any qualifying home buyer can participate in the lottery at Chamonix, provided that the applicant meets the terms of the Deed Restriction and requirements of the Lottery.  But each applicant is only allowed to submit for the lottery once – either as an individual or as a joint application.  For some applicants, they may qualify to purchase a home individually without any financial support from another person such as a spouse.  For other applicants, they may need the income of their spouse or a partner to qualify for a mortgage.  Each of the above examples is permitted to apply for the lottery, but your Loan Prequalification Letter needs to specify whether you are qualifying as an individual or a couple.
What is the planned form of ownership for Chamonix Vail and will there be a Homeowners Association?
  • Chamonix Vail will be a town home community with individual platted ownership of each home.
  • There will be a Home Owners Association for Chamonix Vail to oversee the common elements and community expenses such as insurance, plowing, landscaping and reserves.  Please see a draft of the HOA documents included in the "Participating in the Lottery" section of this webpage.
  • One of the fundamental goals of Chamonix Vail is to keep these community-level expenses reasonably low.   As part of the development, the development team will suggest an HOA fee structure for the community and monthly HOA fee assessment for each unit based on a reserve study by a 3rd party.
Who do I contact for more information or signing up for the second lottery?
Please email the Town of Vail Housing Coordinatorat lcampbell@vailgov.com with any additional questions about Chamonix Vail.
Will the homes have a warranty?
All homes will carry a 1 year warranty from the local contractor RA Nelson.
Why do I need to attend a Home Buyer Education Class?
All participants in the Chamonix Vail second lottery shall demonstrate attendance at a homebuyer class by Junt 30, 2018. All persons who will hold title are required to attend a class unless a class was attended within the last 12 months. With the substantial investment that the Town of Vail is making in Chamonix Vail, we want to ensure all future homeowners have the opportunity to understand the details of living in Chamonix Vail.  The success of the development and wise use of taxpayer monies obligates us to ensure that the future owners are well informed on the costs of home ownership and implications of living in a community with a Home Owners Association.  We want everyone to live happily ever after!
Can I customize my unit?
Each unit at Chamonix Vail will include the same tastefully designed interior design package.  Each home owner can modify this interior design after taking possession of the home.
I currently own another home. Can I still participate in the Chamonix Vail Lottery?
Yes - you can still participate in the lottery and reserve your future home even if you own another home today.  The Chamonix Vail deed restriction will only require you to sell your current home prior to closing on your new Chamonix Vail home many months from now.  Alternately, you could place a locals-housing deed restriction on your current home and rent it to other Eagle County residents.
What is the planned sequence of construction of the homes?
Construction at Chamonix Vail is began April 2017.  The first units will be ready for occupancy by the January 2018 and the last units ready for occupancy by April 2018.  Landscaping will be completed in the early summer of 2018 as soon as the weather permits.  Please see the attached site plan that shows the planned sequence of construction and delivery of units.
What will the Home Owners Association dues be at Chamonix Vail?
The development team has commissioned a Reserve Study and prepared an inititial HOA Budget for the Chamonix Vail Home Owners Association.  We currently estimate HOA fees as follows [Amounts were udpated 9.20.17 to include additional Insurance expense to cover the buildings]:  
Unit 2-1 - $222 per month
Unit 2-2 - $244 per month
Unit 3-1 - $301 per month
Unit 3-2 -$308 per month
Unit 3L-2 - $388 per month
Will the units be compatible with solar panels?
All Chamonix units are being pre-wired to accomodate the future instillation of solar panels on the roof of each unit.  To maximize the tax credits and rebates available for each home, buyers will need to contract with a solar installer directly.  Attached is a Proposal from a local solar provider that identifies the cost of solar on each of the homes at Chamonix (see the highlighted section in each proposal outlining the units covered by that proposal).
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Our Team

Town of Vail – The Town of Vail is sponsoring and funding the development of Chamonix.  The Town acquired this site for locals’ housing in 2002 and the Community Development Department has advanced the design of the neighborhood throughout 2016.  In December 2016, the Vail Town Council approved the site and floor plans for 32 units.  The plans are currently under review by the Town’s PEC and DRB and construction will commence in the summer of 2017.
Triumph Development - Triumph specializes in mountain development.  We live and work in the mountains and understand both the challenges and opportunities that development presents in our unique environment.  From the nuances of entitling a project in a small town, to designing tasteful livable homes, to managing construction in harsh mountain conditions - mountain resort development requires a unique skill set.  Understanding these factors, we have a built a development company that brings all the critical development expertise in-house.  Our development team includes an in-house AIA architect as well as development executives that have developed multifamily, commercial, hospitality and single family homes.
RA Nelson - RA Nelson has been building Mountain Communities since 1976. For 40 years, we have been working with Governments, Organizations, Owners, Architects, Designers, and Subcontractors throughout the Vail Valley to build affordable housing projects, multi-family residential units, parks, and community facilities. RA Nelson is a unique general contractor that combines the horsepower, systems and technology of a commercial builder with the personal attention to quality and detail of a local mountain contractor. Our dedication to our clients and our community ensure that we will provide you with the best possible experience during preconstruction, construction and for the life of the building.
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The Community

Chamonix Vail is designed to be one of the most livable neighborhoods in West Vail.  With a thoughtful layout and an in-town location, this will be one of the best neighborhoods for local families in the Vail Valley.  It is a significant step in growing a thriving, balanced community in Vail.
Community Features:
  • New construction
  • Five distinctive floorplans with combination of two and three bedroom homes
  • Private garage and driveway with two outdoor parking spaces for most homes
  • Private outdoor patio for all homes
  • Outdoor community gathering space, playground, and community gardens.
  • Community HOA for maintenance of common areas
  • Proximity to two Town of Vail bus routes
  • Walking distance to the North Trail trailhead
  • Walking distance to West Vail retail centers
  • Red Sandstone Elementary School district, proximity to Children’s Garden of Learning, Vail Mountain School and Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy
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