Interesting People

Get to know Ben Donnelly: An Adaptive Snowsports Instructor

Mar. 25, 2015

The Vail Ski and Snowboard School is renowned for its excellence, and the cornerstone of that reputation is the instructors themselves. From ex-NFL players to former Olympians to long-time Vail locals, in this series we introduce you to just a sampling of this widely diverse group of expert skiers and riders.

Ben Donnelly is from Hollis, New Hampshire and teaches out of the Golden Peak Adaptive Ski School.

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Duct Tape Heals One Woman’s Cancer

Mar. 13, 2015

This blog is the second in a series leading up to Pink Vail, the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer, March 21, 2015. See the first blog, Wear Pink to Help My Dad.

Pink Vail duct tape
Duct tape does not cure cancer. But in the case of Anne Trumpower, it has healed hers.

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2015 Burton US Open Fan Photos

Mar. 6, 2015

BurtonPixleeWe’re capturing the 2015 Burton US Open from your view! With the best riders in the world here in Vail as well as a contingent of professional photographers and fans, Instagram and Twitter are crackling with beautiful content. Want to see your shot included? Just use the hashtag #BurtonUSOpen when you post your photo to Instagram or Twitter to submit your content.

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Anticipating the winter season

Nov. 28, 2014

november in vail
Why do dogs stick their heads out the window of a speeding car? Skiing of course!

Why? We know there is an actual biological reason dogs love to stick their heads out the car window as you fly down the highway, but we know too that they have emotions and loads of personality. So, yes, they love the sensation of speeding, and feeling the wind on their face just like you do when you’re skiing! There is nothing like gliding down our slopes and if more dogs could ski, (not just our lucky few Ski Patrol work dogs,) they absolutely would!!

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What are skiers thankful for?

Nov. 24, 2014

It’s Thanksgiving week, and what a Thanksgiving it has turned out to be! We have so much to be thankful for, and it is time to express our gratitude!

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Learning to ski or snowboard as an adult

Oct. 12, 2014

Learning to ski as an adult

“Am I too old to learn to ski or ride?” The short answer: No.

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Finding the owners of the Vail wedding ring

Sep. 15, 2014

When David Brenner dropped his wedding ring on a ski day at Vail in the winter of 2009, he thought there might be a chance that Vail summer workers would find it when the snow melted. After the summer passed and the ring was still missing, he and wife Sue gave up hope of ever seeing it again. 

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