Vail Valley ski racing: A legacy lives on

Vail Valley ski racing: A legacy lives on
Local News

By Edward Stoner

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in 2015 magazine. Vail and Beaver Creek is hosting the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Feb. 2-15. In 1957, former ski racer and 10th Mountain Division soldier Pete Seibert was hiking with his friend Earl Eaton when the two fell upon the breathtaking expanse of land we now know as the sprawling Back Bowls. They immediately began envisioning the terrain as a large, world-class ski resort. The vision became a reality in the winter of 1962 when Vail opened for business. It didn’t take long for the pair and Vail’s other pioneers to realize …

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