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Katie Fiedler Anderson | Activities , Blog , Vail | April 18, 2014

I have lived here for 8 years, and have never been up to Adventure Ridge in the evening. I have been missing out! We went tubing and ski biking with our niece and nephew. I will be the first to tell you … it’s fun for adults too! What an exceptional way to spend the […]

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Melissa Duge Spiers | Activities | December 10, 2013

You might have noticed something different on the slopes in Vail last year. Out of the corner of your eye, you saw someone zip up to the lift line, hop off, pick up his board and walk to the chair. Only later that day, while sipping a beer at The Red Lion, did it hit […]

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UpandOut

ALPINE SKIING & SNOWBOARDING VAIL Vail is a world-renowned destination for skiers and snowboarders. Once you experience its vast reaches of light Rocky Mountain powder, 300 inches of average annual snowfall and wide-open groomed terrain, you’ll know why. From the seemingly endless and legendary Back Bowls to the user-friendly cruiser runs of Golden Peak and Lionshead, […]

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Heather Hower | Activities | December 9, 2013

Kids Just Wanna Have Fun… Teens Too! I was talking to a friend the other day who told me quite bluntly that teenagers are a nightmare. I think she meant they can be challenging and surly and sometimes a parent just does not know what to do with them to fill up the hours. I know there […]

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Brenda Himelfarb | Activities , Culture in the Vail Valley |

  An array of Christmas holiday perennials has ruled for more than two centuries:  the dreaded fruitcake, leafy mistletoe, fig pudding, cookies for Santa, a line of stockings hung by the fireplace and, the most obvious, the Christmas tree – which, by the way, originated with German Lutherans who brought it to Pennsylvania in the […]

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ken | Activities | January 3, 2012

The closest most people get to being injured by ice is simply a brain freeze from a frosty drink. For others getting close means hanging flat against a frozen waterfall. Adventure junkies, searching for the next adrenaline rush, look forward to the thrill of scaling a slick, dangerous iceface. Then ere are those who think […]

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Longerskiing
ken | Activities |

For Vail locals, skiing is a way of life. It is an activity they simply do not want to give up. And they don’t. Despite the same aches and pains which trouble the rest of the population, locals keep skiing and many enjoy the sport into their eighties.  But, people who live in Vail have […]

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DownhillFear
ken | Activities |

The first time Bella Auricchio of Chicago arrived at Vail Ski School she froze stiff. She clung tight to her nana’s leg and refused to go. “A long time ago when I first went skiing, I got really scared. I saw the high mountains and at that time I was only 5, and I still […]

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ken | Activities |

Oh no, that’s far too soft-sounding a word for the dogs to think you seriously want them to run at full speed. The command is something akin to a guttural “Ahhhhhhh,” “Let’s gooooo,” “Ready Hike!” and “Gooood Dogs.” And the dogs love that. It’s like a shot of straight adrenaline. It’s adrenaline for Wally and […]

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McCoyPark.Snowshoe
ken | Activities |

Herb Eaton, who grew up fishing, hunting and tending cattle in the Beaver Creek area, worked as the manager of slopes and trails when the Beaver Creek Resort development began in 1980. “What really excites me about the place was to see how well we could put it together and made it all fit,” Eaton […]

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