Town of Vail making list of priorities

By scott miller

VAIL — Both the ski resort and town of Vail are riding high at the moment. But, as the folks on Wall Street often tell us, past results are no guarantee of future performance. That’s why town officials over the past several months have looked at ways to stay atop the mountain resort world. The town earlier this year hired a consulting firm, Boulder-based RRC Associates, to look at what hurdles may face the resort in the future. After a broad-based look at the RRC study in July, and an evaluation of long-term priorities in August, council members will look …

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Vail making list of priorities

By scott miller

VAIL — Both the ski resort and town of Vail are riding high at the moment. But, as the folks on Wall Street often tell us, past results are no guarantee of future performance. That’s why town officials over the past several months have looked at ways to stay atop the mountain resort world. The town earlier this year hired a consulting firm, Boulder-based RRC Associates, to look at what hurdles may face the resort in the future. After a broad-based look at the RRC study in July, and an evaluation of long-term priorities in August, council members will look …

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Hosp wins World Cup slalom as Shiffrin struggles

By Edward Stoner

ASPEN — Nicole Hosp of Austria raced to her first World Cup victory since 2008 with a powerful final slalom run Sunday and American Mikaela Shiffrin struggled to a fifth-place finish. Hosp was nearly a second back after the first run, but glided through the deteriorating course in an unofficial time of 1 minute, 44.90 seconds. She held off Frida Hansdotter of Sweden by 0.19 seconds. Kathrin Zettel of Austria was third for her 10th podium finish at Aspen. Shiffrin was the leader going into the final run and didn’t have any major mistakes, just a few breaks in her …

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Shiffrin leads Aspen World Cup slalom after 1st run

By Edward Stoner

ASPEN — Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin is leading after the first run of a slalom Sunday, chasing her first World Cup victory in her home country. The Olympic slalom champion smoothly traversed a tame course and finished in 49.46 seconds. Shiffrin leads Tina Maze of Slovenia by 0.11 seconds heading into the final run. Kathrin Zettel of Austria is third a day after taking second in the giant slalom. Shiffrin has 10 World Cup wins — nine in slalom — and all have come in Europe. Her best performance in the U.S. was second place in a giant slalom last season …

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On the Hill: Upper Cady's now open on Vail Mountain

By John LaConte

On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte gets first tracks through Cady’s Cafe in Vail moments after it opened for the 2014-15 season on Nov. 30, a cloudy morning. [iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/113208764″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] On the Hill is shot with a GoScope Extreme 2X Telescoping pole mount, get 30% off your order at Go-Scope.com by using the following promo code: goscopevaildaily VAIL OFFICIAL REPORT: 0″ new snow in last 24 hours as of 5 a.m. CONDITIONS: Very cloudy SNOWCAST: There’s a 20 percent …

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On the Hill: Beaver Creek cruising

By John LaConte

On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter Ross Leonhart checks out the conditions in the trees off of Gold Dust. Beaver Creek is still working with the five lifts it started the season with (Centennial, Cinch, Rose Bowl, Strawberry and Bachelor Gulch). [iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/113206665″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] On the Hill is shot with a GoScope Extreme 2X Telescoping pole mount, get 30% off your order at Go-Scope.com by using the following promo code: goscopevaildaily BEAVER CREEK OFFICIAL REPORT: 0″ new snow in last 24 hours …

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#VailLive: Updates from Vail Mountain

By Edward Stoner

VAIL — Snow reporter John LaConte is covering Vail Mountain with updates on ski conditions, weather and crowds. Send your text, photo or video updates using #VailLive on Twitter or Instagram and see them published in tomorrow’s paper. [iframe src=”http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=953671&ThemeId=” width=”650″ height=”2000″ frameborder=”0″] …

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Air service backers hope for growth

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — After years of declines flights and tens of thousands of seats lost, the coming ski season’s air service looks about the way it did last season. That could change as soon as the 2015-16 ski season. The Eagle County Regional Airport was once the state’s second-busiest in the winter months. But an economic slump, combined with changes in the industry and a switch to smaller planes mean fewer planes and passengers arrive now than in the 2007-08 season. Building that service will take some time. For now, though, it looks like the declines have stopped. Only Air …

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When skiing came to Colorado

By Edward Stoner

This winter, Vail/Beaver Creek are hosting the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships for an unprecedented third time. The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum has opened its ski racing archives to tell stories that connect the dots between today’s spectacular made-for-TV competition extravaganzas and their humble beginnings. This series will feature many of the significant milestones, instigated here in Colorado by individuals now enshrined in the Hall of Fame, which helped shape skiing and international racing. When you are in Vail Village, stop by the museum for a trip through skiing’s past. For more information, go to www.skimuseum.net. VAIL — Gold …

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Austria’s Brem wins first-ever World Cup in Aspen

By DALE STRODE

Eva-Maria Brem solved the puzzle of Aspen Mountain on Saturday. Brem led an Austrian attack in the women’s World Cup giant slalom, the sun-splashed kickoff race of the 2014 Aspen Winternational. Cheered on by a standing-room only crowd in the finish venue near the base of Lift 1A, Brem crossed the line in the afternoon’s second run and fell to the snow in shock — her first World Cup victory in the eight seasons she’s been racing World Cup. Austrian teammate Kathrin Zettel, who has won more World Cup medals in Aspen than any other skier, finished second, .59 of …

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