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Westword | Five Things to Know About Beaver Creek This Season

Winter is coming! In this year’s installment of the Edge, Westword’s annual guide to winter activities, we’ve got the what’s what, the what’s new, and the what to do at ski areas and mountain towns across the state. From skiing and snowboarding to new mountain roller coasters, fat-bike tours, snowmobile adventures, hot-springs soaks and more, … Read More

The Drive | GMC Sierra All Mountain concept to debut at Vail Mountain

Feast your eyes on the 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD All Mountain concept, a snow-tackling monster capable of taking on the toughest terrain. If you thought you knew offroad trucks, think and look again. The Sierra All Mountain concept takes GMC’s signature bold design and intricate engineering a step further with tank-like tracks that allow this … Read More

Tony Award-winning ‘Kinky Boots,’ ‘Rent’ headline VPAC’s Broadway Series

The Vilar Performing Arts Center has announced the lineup of its 2017-18 Winter Broadway Series, featuring performances by the touring casts of Cyndi Lauper’s Tony Award-winning “Kinky Boots”, the “RENT” 20th Anniversary Tour and satirical comedy “THRONES! The Musical Parody”, among others. Tickets for all events are on sale at the Vilar Center box office, … Read More

Rueters | Kriechmayr wins Super G for first World Cup victory

The 26-year-old posted a time of one minute, 9.71 seconds to finish ahead of Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud at Beaver Creek. His previous best World Cup performances were a pair of runner-up finishes in the 2015-16 season. Jansrud, last season’s globe winner who won the first Super G of the season at Lake Louise last week, … Read More

New York Times | How to plan your first ski vacation

If you’ve never taken a ski-focused vacation, you may be missing out on one of wintertime’s most fun diversions, said Nadine Davidson, a travel planner with the Los Angeles travel agency TravelStore who specializes in ski trips. “Skiing is an opportunity to be immersed in a beautiful snowy environment,” Ms. Davidson said, “and you don’t … Read More

A thank-you to our generous community

Over the past few weeks, our valley has enjoyed a series of concerts and performances that are as notable for their quality as for their diversity: Free concerts at the GoPro Mountains of Music featured the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, St. Paul and Broken Bones and the Wood Brothers; followed soon afterward by a ticketed Saturday, … Read More

2017 Citizen of the Year | Jay Precourt

***For Immediate Release*** Avon, Colo., Dec. 21, 2017 — The best way to get to know Jay and Molly Precourt is to meet them for a day of fly fishing, or lean on a fence rail to talk horses with Molly. And while they’re well-known for their love of the outdoors, the Precourts are even … Read More

Letter to the Editor | At Birds of Prey, many kinds of victory

Letter to the Editor Mike Imhof, President and CEO, Vail Valley Foundation The Vail Valley Foundation was thrilled to welcome the world back to Beaver Creek for our beloved annual Men’s FIS Birds of Prey Alpine Ski World Cup Dec 1-3. Crews are just now putting away the last of the equipment into storage, and … Read More

2017 Volunteer of the Year | Jan Hiland

***For immediate release*** Avon, Colo. – Jan Hiland, the Vail Valley Foundation’s 2017 “Volunteer of the Year”, is a somewhat reluctant recipient who has a very simple philosophy when it comes to volunteerism. “I really feel there are other people who have been volunteering as much if not more than me for many years in … Read More

Rodrigo y Gabriela, Third Eye Blind to headline Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater 30th Anniversary Concert event and summer of celebration

***For immediate release*** Vail, Colo., — Twenty-nine summers ago, President Gerald R. Ford and Willie Nelson lead the way for the opening ceremonies of a fledgling performing arts space alongside Gore Creek in the Vail Village. Three decades later the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater will celebrate in style all summer long, culminating in the Gerald … Read More

2017 GoPro Mountain Games on track for continued growth

***For Immediate Release*** Vail, Colo. – Summer has officially arrived in the Colorado Rockies and you can feel it in the air. At the 2017 GoPro Mountain Games, you could also see it, smell it, taste it and live it all the way through the four-day event that organizers are calling the best yet of … Read More

Sarah Franke joins Vail Valley Foundation as Senior Director of Marketing

Avon, Colo., May 26, 2017 — The Vail Valley Foundation today announced that Sarah Franke has taken the role of Senior Director of Marketing for the non-profit organization, which is in its 36th year of fulfilling its mission to enhance and sustain the quality of life of the Vail Valley by providing leadership in the arts, … Read More

2016 Citizens of the Year | Mike and Mary Sue Shannon

***For immediate release*** Avon, Colo., Jan. 3, 2016 — At the heart of any flourishing community are the people who quietly and steadfastly give of themselves to help improve the quality of life for those around them. When it comes to taking part in the work of all the respected institutions of the Vail Valley, … Read More

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