Vail Daily column: Regaining the golden touch

By Edward Stoner New U.S. Ski Team women’s speed coach Stef Abplanalp sat the front of the room in the Chateau Lake Louise and looked out at the assembled group of nine athletes. His message was simple. “You had a good summer and fall of preparation. Now you’re ready to race. This week you need […]

Top Nordic skiers compete at Minturn races

By Edward Stoner MINTURN — Locals rang their cowbells again this weekend as Nordic skiers slid through the finish line at Minturn’s Maloit Park on Saturday and Sunday. It was the first time the National Rankings List Nordic races took place in the Vail Valley. The event was originally scheduled at another park, but it […]

Eagle senior care center takes next step

By scott miller EAGLE — It was 1972 when Johnnette Phillips started lobbying for a senior care facility in the Eagle area. Last week, supporters of the Castle Peak Senior Care facility celebrated finishing a $4.4 million fund-raising campaign. On a 20-degree morning, a large group of local residents and officials watched the cover come […]

Capt. DuBois laid to rest with full honors

By RANDY ESSEX RIFLE — This community paused Sunday to lay to rest a native son who had become one of America’s real-life top guns. About 900 relatives and friends attended the funeral service for Air Force Capt. Will “Pyro” DuBois, who died Dec. 1 when his F-16 crashed in Jordan early in a flight […]

Vail Valley Bizwatch: Vail Salon offers stylish haircuts

By scott miller • Business name: Vail Salon, Inc. • Location: 1031 S. Frontage Rd. Vail, CO 81657 (next to Chicago Pizza between the Ritz and the Cascade hotel) • Date opened: Oct. 1. • Owner: Liz Simpson, but I am supported by my amazing team of Stylists: Rachel Sandoval, Emily Parker and Niko. • […]

Vail Resorts matching funds for Vail Valley Charitable Fund

By Edward Stoner Vail Valley Charitable Fund and Vail Resorts — a very natural combination for me. I have the privilege of working with both the Vail Valley Charitable Fund as the executive director and as a product sales and service supervisor for Beaver Creek Adult Ski School for Vail Resorts. My affiliation with the […]

Vail Christian’s dance team wins its fourth straight state title

By Randy Wyrick EDWARDS — Larkin Smith just smiles humbly when you point out that she’s one of the world’s only four-time state champions. Four times Smith has competed with Vail Christian High School’s dance team for a state title, and four times she has helped hoist the championship trophy. Vail Christian’s dance team won […]

Avalanche awareness series begins Monday

By Edward Stoner VAIL — The Vail and Beaver Creek Ski Patrols will kick off the third annual Eagle County Avalanche Awareness Series on Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Vail Cascade Resort in a continued effort to educate the community about snow and avalanche safety. The Vail and Beaver Creek Ski Patrols collaborate to […]

Actively Green 2015 ambassador profile: Veronica Moretti

By Edward Stoner Editor’s note: This is a weekly spotlight that celebrates a local person who works for an Actively Green 2015 participating sustainable business. Name: Veronica Moretti Job: Director of room operations at Vail Marriott Mountain Resort. What is Marriott’s role in promoting sustainability throughout its properties? One of Marriott’s core values is to […]

On the Hill: Highline hit with snow, people on Vail Mountain

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: On a powder day, Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte reports from Highline on Vail Mountain, where the snow is beginning to cover the moguls on that experts-only run. [iframe src=”″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: […]