The Horan-Kates | Rabins Team

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Slifer Smith and Frampton, Vail Valley

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About The Horan-Kates | Rabins Team

Brooke Horan-Kates was born and raised in the Vail Valley. She attended Vail Christian High School and went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Upon graduation, Brooke moved back to the Vail Valley where she met and married her husband JP, who is a Firefighter with the Denver Fire Department.

Brooke joined Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate in 2015, and has since teamed up with Aaron Rabins, as well as her mother, Pam, who has been with the company for 35 years. Together they work out of the Beaver Creek office and Brooke also maintains her business throughout the Vail Valley.

Brooke lives in Eagle Ranch with JP, their daughter Charlie, son Jack, and their two dogs, Myla and Susan. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, camping with her family, working out, and simply being outdoors enjoying the Colorado lifestyle!


Pam Horan-Kates was born and raised in Simsbury, Connecticut, schooled in New York, and has been a resident of the Vail Valley since 1976. Her path to Vail started when she met John Kates, the Director of Marketing for then Vail Associates, in New York City. He invited her to visit the Vail Valley, and on her second visit, Pam realized that this was where she belonged. Her third visit involved a U Haul truck and shortly thereafter, a marriage to John, the new Vice President of Marketing for Vail Associates. Pam was the Executive Director of the Colorado Ski Museum/Ski Hall of Fame for 8 years before taking a break to care for Conor and Brooke, now aged 35 and 33.

Pam joined Slifer & Company on Bridge Street in Vail in 1987, and moved to the Cordillera Sales Center in 1993. She has specialized in Beaver Creek, Vail and Cordillera since then, and is consistently among the top producers of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate.

Pam lives with her husband John in Lake Creek, where John has retired as the founder and Chairman of the Board of the Vail Leadership Institute. He is the author of several books and articles on leadership, as well as on the history of the Vail Valley. Son Conor is employed in the field of computer technology with SalesForce.com in San Francisco, CA, and daughter Brooke joined Pam in her real estate practice in 2015.


 Aaron Rabins is originally from San Clemente, California, he moved to Colorado to attend the University of Denver where he fell in love with Colorado. In 2015 he moved to the Vail Valley with his wife Jessica and began working for Slifer Smith and Frampton. Aaron’s main office is in the beautiful community if Cordillera, however he is well versed in all communities throughout the entire Vail Valley.

Aaron’s clients find that his passion for the valley is what makes him a knowledgeable and reliable broker. Aaron focuses on adding value to his clients by providing an excellent customer service-oriented sales experience that creates a long-lasting relationship. His hard work and determination have provided him with quick success in his real estate career where he has been a part of many transactions. Living on a small farm in Eagle he has a personal understanding about the details in purchasing land. Aaron also has a great understanding of the high end market and new developments in the Vail Valley after being a part of the developments; Brush Creek Village, Soleil Homes, and Basecamp on the Creek.

Aaron recently teamed up with Pam Horan-Kates and Brooke Horan-Kates to add value and better serve his clients. Together they offer a combined 40+ years of real estate expertise and can be found in the Park Hyatt office in Beaver Creek.