Black Diamond Ball Live Auction | Vail Valley Foundation

Black Diamond Ball Live Auction

Get ready to raise your paddle because you will not want to miss out on these special live auction offerings.

This is a preview only: bidding takes place during the Black Diamond Ball. If you are interested in an item but will not be present the night of the Ball, please contact: Whitney Harper at wharper@vvf.org.

NEW GMC ACADIA DENALI

Generously provided by GMC

MSRP: $55,585 (excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees)

The 2020 GMC Acadia Denali delivers bold design, powerful capability, three-row seating, available advanced technology and standard safety features.

On the outside, the signature Denali grille and new LED headlamps and taillamps with GMC’s signature C-shape lighting give it a style all its own. On the inside, premium touches like standard authentic wood trim along with heated and ventilated leather-appointed front seats further elevate its sense of style.

A standard 3.6L V6 engine powers the GMC Acadia Denali, while available Adaptive Ride Control adjusts damping forces every 2 milliseconds to deliver a more balanced, quiet, comfortable and controlled ride. Even getting in and out has been well-thought-out. The standard second-row bucket seats slide easily forward while the hands-free programmable power liftgate gives easy access to the cargo area.

Standard on the Acadia Denali are advanced safety technologies including Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert,1 Rear Cross Traffic Alert1 and Automatic Emergency Braking.1 Available are advanced technologies like a Head-Up Display and Rear Camera Mirror.1

We invite you to bid on the new 2020 GMC Acadia Denali and to get well-acquainted with the well-appointed.

Details: Winner must be an insured, current resident of the U.S. and 18 years or older. Must order and take delivery of a 2020 Acadia Denali at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $55,585 at a participating GMC dealer of their choice, subject to GM’s approval, before July 31, 2020. Winner is responsible for all applicable taxes, including income, use and sales tax; license; insurance; maintenance; gas; and other fees. Winner must pick up vehicle within 30 days of being delivered to the selected dealer. Prize is not redeemable for cash or cash back, is non-negotiable and not transferrable. Prize vehicle is not eligible for any vehicle offers or financing. GM makes no warranty other than that expressed in its New Vehicle Limited Warranty, a printed copy of which shall be furnished with the vehicle. Winner acknowledges and agrees that installations or alterations to the original vehicle equipment or chassis as distributed by GM may void the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
1Read the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for more important feature limitations and information.

GRAND OMAKASE DINNER BY MATSUHISA

Generously donated by Matsuhisa Vail

Gather 10 of your family and friends for a memorable culinary experience in your own home. Matsuhisa’s skilled chefs will prepare an exquisitely curated eight-course omakase dinner showcasing traditional and creative Japanese dishes. Your group will start the evening with savory appetizers, and from there you will be taken on a distinctive culinary journey of Nobu-style Japanese cuisine. This personalized VIP Matsuhisa adventure will be an unforgettable evening for you and your guests.

Details: 10-person maximum. Beverages are not included; pairings may be arranged. Dates to be mutually agreed upon and must fall during one of the following ranges: April 25 – June 18, 2020; July 7 – August 21, 2020; September 14 – December 10, 2020. It is strongly recommended that this experience be scheduled as soon as possible.

SCANDINAVIAN LUXURY CELEBRITY CRUISE FOR TWO

Generously donated by Celebrity Cruises and Rebeca and Dan Hanrahan

You and a guest will embark on an unforgettable 14-day Scandinavian cruise adventure from Celebrity Cruises. Your roundtrip journey will begin with a luxurious overnight stay and English breakfast at the historic Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire. Then you’ll set sail, taking in some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world sailing the North Sea alongside the breathtaking fjords of Norway. You will travel in style with a stateroom in the ‘Aquaclass’ with your own veranda, premium ship location, and priority restaurant access. Your adventure includes two days taking in the vibrant sights of Denmark’s cosmopolitan capital city, Copenhagen, time to explore Sweden, and a day in Helsinki, Finland. You’ll sail on the storied Baltic Sea and finish with two memorable days in St. Petersburg, Russia, where you will be captivated by the beauty and rich history of Russia’s cultural capital. While at sea, you will enjoy recharging in the spa, poolside, or dining at a variety of fine restaurants, in between your onshore adventures. To top it all off, you’ll start your two-week adventure with a $1,000 credit to use toward your on-board purchases.

Dates based on availability. Available through summer 2021.

VAIL RESORTS ELEVATED EVENING OF LUXURY

Generously donated by Vail Resorts

Gather a group of six to experience the best of Vail Resorts. Your VIP experience will begin with a snowcat ride to the legendary Game Creek Chalet nestled 2,000 feet above Vail Village in the Game Creek Bowl on Vail Mountain. As your snowcat climbs, you will enjoy a champagne toast and the beautiful nighttime views of Vail. Once at Game Creek Chalet, a private chef will prepare dinner with special wine pairings. After dinner, your group will enjoy the stunning panoramic views from the outdoor hot tub or deck and then stay the evening in the four-bedroom, luxury modern chalet. In the morning, your chef will return to prepare breakfast for you and your group. After a relaxing breakfast, you will be met by a professional ski instructor to take your group for a day of skiing and exploring on Vail Mountain, with a fabulous on-mountain lunch at The 10th.

Dates based on availability. Available summer 2020 – summer 2021. This package may also be used for a summer stay that includes dinner and an overnight stay at the Game Creek Chalet and all-access passes for six guests for Adventure Ridge on Vail Mountain.

SOUTH CAROLINA VACATION HOME FOR NINE

Generously donated by Jan and Greg Winchester

Whisk your friends and family away for a week of low country relaxation in the exclusive Haig Point private community on Daufuskie Island. The island, located just off the coast of South Carolina and accessible only by ferry, is unlike any other. Your group of 10 will spend your time relaxing in an updated home with modern amenities and your own golf cart on this private, car-free island. During your stay, you’ll have access to the exclusive Haig Point Club where your group may dine, swim, and enjoy all the facilities have to offer. On one of your days, four guests will enjoy the world-class, private Haig Point Golf Course with a lunch included at the Haig Point Clubhouse. This Rees Jones signature championship golf course has a reputation of being one of the best in the nation and is named in Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 in the World.” Your group will also indulge in a chef-curated dinner at the Calibogue Club while taking in views of the Atlantic Ocean and Hilton Head Island across the bay.

Dates based on availability. Available through summer 2021.

LUXURY AFRICAN SAFARI FOR TWO

Generously donated by Anonymous

This experience for two includes five incredible nights at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club in Kenya, Africa. Located on the banks of the Mara River, and on the edge of the Masai Mara, world-renowned for its exceptional population of wildlife. The Fairmont Mara Safari Club is the epitome of tented luxury, offering traditional safari experiences along with the comfort and amenities of a luxury hotel. The main lodge in center camp hosts an indoor restaurant, bar and library. You and your guest will enjoy beautiful views and a spacious deck with a heated pool and private massage tents. During your stay, you will enjoy a wide range of activities including several game drives. The Vail Valley Foundation has also arranged for a magnificent hot air balloon safari over the Mara plains, followed by an unforgettable champagne breakfast on the Savannah.

Details: Three gourmet meals provided per day. Trip includes $750 of credit to be used toward activities. Airport pick-up and drop-off provided. Stay must be booked by April 18, 2020.

VIP HAHNENKAMM EXPERIENCE

Generously donated by Anonymous

You and a guest will make your way to Kitzbühel, Austria, for five unforgettable days and nights surrounding the king of World Cup downhill races, The Hahnenkamm. While there you will enjoy five nights of luxury accommodations in Kitzbühel. Your days will be spent taking in the ultimate VIP experience with behind-the-scenes access to the races and the most sought after events. While in Kitzbühel you will enjoy skiing with expert guides and delight in après outings with former professional skiers. On one of your days you will be taken on a coveted tour of the legendary Hahnenkamm Starthaus. By day, your VIP credentials to the original grandstands will give you access to premium viewing for race days and training runs. By night, you and your guest will be granted access to the most exclusive on-mountain dining experiences and VIP access to world-class parties with skiing legends.

Details: Based on availability. It is highly recommended that you book your experience as soon as possible.

COSTA RICA LUXURY HOME FOR TEN

Generously donated by Anonymous

Escape for a week with your family or closest friends to a secluded, private, and luxurious ocean-view villa in one of the most pristine and biodiverse regions of Costa Rica. Located in a prestigious luxury home community in the town of Dominical, on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, this Spanish Colonial-inspired villa is one of only a handful of luxury residences that enjoy 1000 acres of coastal rain forest, miles of pristine hiking trails and incredible views from a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Your group will enjoy your own in-home movie theater and an infinity pool, complete with a swim-up bar. A private chef will be at your service to prepare three meals per day, which you can pair with your picks from the fully stocked wine cellar. The villa includes daily housekeeping and 24/7 concierge to maximize your relaxation and enjoyment during your week-long stay in this tropical paradise. World-class surfing, fishing, and bird watching are just steps away. In Costa Rica, the national slogan says it all, “Pura Vida,” welcome to the Pure Life.

Details: Stay Saturday – Saturday. Valid April 1, 2020 – April 31, 2021. Restricted Dec. 12, 2020 – Jan. 9, 2021. Bookings
are handled on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability at the time of booking. Food for meals prepared by private chef not included.

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