Benedict 100 trek honors World Champs tradition

Benedict 100 trek honors World Champs tradition
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By Melanie Wong

VAIL — Buck Elliot of Paragon Guides still distinctly remembers watching the Alpine World Ski Championships flag make the nearly 100-mile journey from Aspen to Vail.It was the winter of 1989, and Vail was hosting the World Championships — the first time the event had been hosted in the United States since 1950, when Aspen held the event.To commemorate the return of the races to American soil, a group of organizers, dignitaries and area officials skied a special “Aspen to Vail Interconnect” flag, carried mostly by a team of relay skiers, along the 100-mile route over the course of three …

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