The high-speed quad out of Mid-Vail, Mountaintop Express Lift (#4), will be replaced with a high-speed six-passenger chairlift for next season. This will increase capacity by 33 percent to 3,600 people per hour – the same capacity as Vail’s new gondola, One. [...Read More]
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.
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.