2014 recap: Leaving a good, sometimes troubled, year

By scott miller EAGLE COUNTY — The world outside the Vail Valley has been a troubled place this year. Some of that trouble has come to us, but, for the most part, we continue to live in a remarkable place. Still, it was a busy year, far too busy to sum up the news in […]

Eagle County roots propel Cirque Mountain Apparel

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Find a snow-covered cirque on skis, and you’ll likely be taking some great powder turns. “A cirque is a basin carved out by a glacier,” said Alex Biegler, owner and founder of Cirque Mountain Apparel. “And they always make for good skiing in the backcountry.” Skiing so good, in […]

Local roots propel Cirque Mountain Apparel

By Edward Stoner EAGLE COUNTY — Find a snow-covered cirque on skis, and you’ll likely be taking some great powder turns. “A cirque is basically carved out by a glacier,” said Alex Biegler, owner and founder of Cirque Mountain Apparel,” and they always make for good skiing in the backcountry.” Skiing so good, in fact, […]

Actively Green 2015 ambassador profile: Larry Cavanaugh

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: Larry Cavanaugh. Job: President, Centennial Bank Vail. Why take the initiative to certify Centennial Bank in Vail as Actively Green? We want to be on board with the town […]

On the Hill: Mudslide now open at Vail

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: With fresh snow falling, Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte reports from the newly opened Mudslide run on Vail Mountain, which has seen more than 5 feet of snow in the last two weeks. […]

Shiffrin finishes on podium in Kuehtai giant slalom

By By ERIC WILLEMSEN Associated Pr KUEHTAI, Austria — It didn’t take long for Swedish skier Sara Hector to follow up her first World Cup podium with her maiden victory. Just two weeks after coming second in a giant slalom in Are, Sweden, Hector upset all pre-race favorites to win a GS on Sunday. “I […]

Ganong earns 1st win in World Cup downhill

By Staff Reports SANTA CATERINA, Italy — Skiing on a hill he hasn’t seen before usually gets Travis Ganong fired up. Racing the downhill on a new slope to the men’s World Cup circuit certainly brought the best out of the American skier on Sunday. A flawless run on the Deborah Compagnoni course earned Ganong […]

Highway 24 to remain closed through the night as rock slide cleanup continues

By Staff Reports MINTURN — Highway 24 remained closed in both directions Sunday due to a rock slide between Minturn and Red Cliff. The road is expected to stay closed until at least mid-morning Monday, said Tracy Trulove of the Colorado Department of Transportation. The rock slide left large boulders in the highway and damaged […]

Rockslide leaves Highway 24 closed in both directions

By Staff Reports MINTURN — Highway 24 is closed in both directions Sunday due to a rockslide between Minturn and Red Cliff. The rockslide left large boulders in the highway and damaged the roadway. Workers from the Colorado Department of Transportation are on scene assessing the damage. There is currently no estimated time of reopening. […]

On the Hill: Snow falling at Beaver Creek

By Ross Leonhart On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter/copy chief Ross Leonhart takes a cruise down Latigo. [iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/115520073?autoplay=1″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] BEAVER CREEK OFFICIAL REPORT: 0″in past 24 hours, 8″ in past 48 hours and 38″ in past […]