USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE RETURNS TO VAIL, CO

Aug. 18, 2014

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is back in Colorado with the legendary Vail Time Trial taking place Saturday, August 23rd!

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#VailBen Dispatch 12: The Best Thing I’ve Done All Summer In Vail

Aug. 13, 2014

Well that went by way too fast. America’s Best Summer Job, my 10 week adventure experiencing and documenting the best Vail Summer has to offer, has come and gone. And now that my incredible journey is over, everyone wants to know one thing: what was my favorite part? Hold on, I’ll get to that.

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#VailBen Dispatch 11: My Favorite Hotels In Vail

Aug. 7, 2014

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My bedroom at The Sebastian
 

The hardest part about visiting Vail, Colorado might be deciding where to stay. With a wide variety of lodgings—from traditional hotel rooms to multi-floor slopeside residences—Vail has a bed for every style and budget. I should know; over the last 10 weeks I have stayed in 12 different Vail properties

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#VailBen Dispatch 10: My Favorite Spots for Summer Apres and Vail Happy Hours

Jul. 21, 2014

Benjamin enjoying a late afternoon strudel at Alpenrose.

Benjamin enjoying a late afternoon strudel at Alpenrose.

Apres Ski is as much a part of Vail culture as actual skiing. But just because the snow melts doesn’t mean the sunset parties stops.

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#VailBen Dispatch 9: Learning About The Mountain—and Myself—at Adventure Ridge

Jul. 15, 2014

Benjamin (left) at the top of the China Bowl.

Benjamin (left) at the top of the China Bowl.

Adventure Ridge isn’t kids stuff.

I learned this the hard way last Saturday when I made my way up to Eagle’s Nest for a day of activities at the top of the mountain.

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Adventure Ridge at Vail

Jul. 14, 2014

 

Ropes course in colorado

Ziplining, ropes courses, biking, hiking, horseback riding, great food, unbelievable views…there are so many reasons to ride up Vail’s Eagle Bahn Gondola to visit Adventure Ridge at Vail.

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#VailBen Dispatch 8: Fourth of July in Vail is Better Than Candy

Jul. 9, 2014

Benjamin in front of the Vail Resorts float.

Benjamin in front of the Vail Resorts float, “Vail Welcomes the World.”

Behind a tall chain-link fence in the subterranean garage of the Lodge at Vail sat a giant beach ball—bigger than any beach ball I’d ever seen. Painted to resemble the Earth, it would eventually sit at the center of a Fourth of July float titled “Vail Welcomes the World.” As the float’s mastermind, Vail Resorts’ Bobbi Titter, was giving me a tour of this makeshift workshop late last week, she admitted she was a bit concerned. The blue and green beach ball might be too big, she said. When upwards of 30,000 people lay eyes on your Vail America Days parade float, there is a lot one worries about.

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