Early beginnings in Vail

16th January, 2015 by

By Edward Stoner

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail is naming six people to its first Wall of Excellence in the Athlete Category and four people to its Leader Category on Feb. 7 at the Four Seasons Resort Vail. Among the Athlete Category nominees are Chad Fleischer and Jeff Gorsuch. Chad Fleischer Having recently relocated to Vail from Nebraska, a classmate of Chad’s at Vail Mountain School told him about a U.S. downhill racer named Bill Johnson. From that point on, the boys would sneak into an establishment at the top of Bridge Street to watch Johnson race. In 1984, not long before the …

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