Interesting People

Vail Terrain Park managers prepare for the season

Oct. 20, 2012

October 22, 2012 – This summer an unassuming stretch of cement at the base of Golden Peak served as the workshop for Vail Terrain Park Managers and welders Scottie Boyle and Shawn Carney. Here’s a look at some of the features they’ve built thus far.Vail mountain terrain park

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Lindsey Vonn Interview: from Minnesota to Vail to world renowned athlete

Aug. 21, 2012

Lindsey VonnAs a kid skiing at Buck Hill, Minnesota, no one knew that Lindsey Vonn would grow up to be the most successful American skier in alpine skiing’s history. Her family saw she had a talent, though, and decided to take the risk of a lifetime by packing up and moving the entire family to Vail, Colorado.

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When the snow melts, mountain cleanup begins.

Aug. 6, 2012

By Adam Bybliw, Vail Mountain Environmental Manager

In mid-June, 453 public volunteers and employees rallied together and scoured Vail’s many Front Side slopes searching for the trash left behind by a winter’s worth of skiing.

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A first-timer’s guide to DockDogs at the Teva Mountain Games

Jun. 25, 2012

A booming voice announces Fritz and Hannah as they climb the stairs to the bright blue DockDogs stage at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail. Fritz tells her to sit at the end of the dock, walks up to the edge and off she goes! She lands 15 feet into the pool, with a splash big enough to soak the closest spectators. Cheers went up, mostly from our friends, but a few others chimed in too. Tails wagged from all the furry fans in response to all the excitement.

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The Music of Vail’s Videos

Jun. 18, 2012

Videos are one of our main platforms for conveying the look and feel of the Vail experience. So it only makes sense that we are extraordinarily selective in the music that makes up our videos’ soundtrack.

Over the next few months, we will highlight the bands whose music we listen to on the snow and in the editing bay – and who lend their work to Vail’s videos.


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Southern Ute Indian Tribe performs snow dance in Vail

Jun. 12, 2012

After 524 inches of record breaking snow the year before, Winter 2011/2012 was getting off to a slow start. It was late December and powder days had been scarce in Colorado and most other parts of the country. Hardcore skiers and riders were getting restless. It was time to call in reinforcements.

Southern Ute Indian Tribe Vail Snow Dance

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Isabel Clark: a Brazilian snowboarding icon’s connection to Vail

Apr. 24, 2012

In the 2010 Winter Olympics, thirteen Brazilian athletes walked into the Vancouver Opening Ceremonies. Leading the group was flag-bearer Isabel Clark, the internationally renowned snowboarder. Petite, open and friendly, her laid-back demeanor belies an incredibly focused and determined athlete that has been the face of Brazilian snowboarding for over a decade. Now based seasonally in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, she trains at the various Vail Resorts Colorado Ski Mountains. We sat down with Isabel to talk about her story, training and what it’s like to be one of the best female snowboarders in the world.

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