Honor hiking etiquette on the trails

By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE COUNTY — With three wilderness areas surrounding the Vail Valley, there’s plenty of hikes to explore the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and also plenty of people hitting the trails. Knowing proper hiking etiquette enhances the experience for everyone out wandering.“The big message is leave no trace,” said Nate Goldberg, director of the Beaver Creek Hiking Center, which offers guided hikes within an 80-mile radius. “Leave it like when you leave a campground — try to leave it better than when you found it.”Leave No Trace is a nonprofit organization in Boulder that encourages responsible recreation outdoors. Hikers are asked …

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VIDEO: Talking with longtime Burton man John Damiano at the Blizzard Sale

By John LaConte

On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte catches up with John Damiano, a longtime Burton employee, and talks fashion and function at the annual Blizzard Sale in Vail Village, which runs through Aug. 7 at the base of Gondola One. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte uses a GoScope pole mount, and wears socks and gloves from Colorado company Kind Design. Get 20% off your orders at Go-Scope.com and/or kinddesign.co by using the following promo code: vaildaily20 …

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Vail International Dance Festival company-in-residence BalletX performs July 31

By Krista Driscoll

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Vail Dance.VAIL — For more than a decade, BalletX has stretched ballet beyond traditional boundaries, into a new movement language that fuses classical and contemporary ballet with everything from jazz to hip-hop.The 10 dancers of BalletX all possess a rare combination of impeccable traditional ballet training and technique, intense athleticism, passionate expression and a hunger to perfect ever-changing varieties of guest choreographers’ visions.“We really challenge the body to move in new and different ways,” said Christine Cox, BalletX artistic director. Now, after three years of surprising, delighting and emotionally stirring audiences at the …

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Timothy Standring to speak about 19th century artist Edgar Degas at Vail Symposium

By Krista Driscoll

VAIL — Being neither a Realist nor an Impressionist, but a hybrid of sorts, Edgar Degas worked fearlessly, passionately and determinedly in a vast array of media, from etchings and monotypes to pastels and oils, sculpture and even photography. Visiting Vail to make an introduction to the French artist is Timothy J. Standring, Ph.D. Gates Foundation curator of painting and sculpture at the Denver Art Museum. This is Standring’s second lecture in Vail. His lecture in 2015 discussing artists Andrew and Jamie Wyeth sold out.“You could say we brought Dr. Standring back by popular demand,” said Dale Mosier, chairman of …

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