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    Reel Women Fly Fishing in the Vail Valley
    Heather Hower | Activities , Features | July 20, 2016

    The line glides out, the fly lands on a pool of water, the fisherwoman waits patiently, tempting the fish beneath the water. If the fish refuses the fly, she reels in the line, searching, finessing the fly gently down the river. Women have discovered what fishermen have long known: fly fishing is good for the mind, body and spirit. Working on […]

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    The Epic Mix Epidemic
    Shauna Farnell | Activities | January 20, 2015

    Besides the built-in euphoric fun that comes with a day on the mountain, it’s safe to say that people of all ages and skill levels have always felt like skiing or snowboarding is an achievement on some level. Many have long since tallied their ski days and number of runs. Even before GPS became readily […]

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Activities Stories
Kids-wanna-have-fun
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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iceclimbopener
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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Mushfeaturedimage
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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America's-Race
ken | Activities | December 26, 2011

The inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge took place for seven consecutive days and featured 136 of the world’s top athletes. They raced across 518 miles through some of the most beautiful cenery in the Riockies, including Aspen, Breckenridge, Steamboat Springs and Vail. The winner? Team Radio Shack’s, Levi Leipheimer, with a time of 20:00.24. The […]

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