Take two: Sarah Schleper ready to race

By Chris Freud VAIL — It’s been a long time coming for Vail’s Sarah Schleper. The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are in Beaver Creek and Vail on home snow and she will finally be competing in the giant slalom. “I am so excited for that,” Schleper, 35, said. “The lead-up, the anticipation is getting […]

Winter triathlon is Saturday in Leadville

By Edward Stoner VAIL — This Saturday, winter sport enthusiasts from around the region will gather in Leadville for The Aria Athletic Club Winter Triathlon. This race takes place at the Leadville’s CMC Timberline Campus starting at 10 a.m. and will consist of a 5-kilometer snowshoe, 10-kilometer snow-bike and an 8-kilometer skate-ski. This event will […]

Vail likely to ban plastic bags

By scott miller VAIL — Town officials here have been talking for more than five years about environmental initiatives. After passing recycling rules in 2014, the town this year seems ready to tackle shopping bags. Reducing the amount of waste shipped to the Eagle County Landfill was one of the primary goals of a 2009 […]

American racers go for glory at World Championships

By Edward Stoner Editor’s note: The Vail Daily is running profiles of members of the U.S. Ski Team. Many of these athletes will be representing the U.S. at the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships, which are Feb. 2-15 at Beaver Creek. The U.S. Ski Team will announce selections for World Championships on Wednesday. Steven Nyman […]

Megan Pischke: Boarding after breast cancer

By Edward Stoner VAIL — Megan Pischke appreciates a powder day in Vail. The professional snowboarder is a valley native, and the turns she took on Tuesday after a fresh 6 inches fell were the first she had taken on her home mountain in three years and the first she had taken here as a […]

With certificate funding out, what’s next in Avon?

By Edward Stoner AVON — With voters rejecting financing the purchase of the Skier Building through certificate of participation bonds, the question now turns to the purchase contract itself. In a deal that’s set to expire in February, Starwood — the building’s owner — and the town of Avon have negotiated a purchase price of […]

Rusty ‘Z’ returns to Eagle’s Back Bowl on Saturday

By Melanie Wong EAGLE — In typical stand up, the comedian reels off a set of written jokes that are, in many cases, keenly choreographed and timed to set up the punch line and, hopefully, elicit the desired response. Improvisational comedy, on the other hand, couldn’t be more diametrically opposed, with a concept or idea […]

New crepe stand pops up in Vail

By caramie schnell VAIL — Vail locals and guests will have a new grab-and-go and late-night dining option beginning in early February. Crespelle, Italian for crepe, is a new “pop up” restaurant concept slated to open Feb. 4 in the space formerly occupied by the Ore House in the Gorsuch building just over the bridge […]

On the Hill: Find soft snow and Sarah Schleper on Vail Mountain

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte interviews Mexican ski team member Sarah Schleper before delivering his snow report from a powdery gully on Vail Mountain. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte uses a GoScope pole […]

On the Hill: Chilly morning, good snow 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 reports from Rose Bowl and some trees off Centennial on a very chilly Thursday morning at Beaver Creek. BEAVER CREEK OFFICIAL REPORT: 8″ in past week. SNOWCAST: There’sa […]