Kurz: Vail pioneer still contributing

Kurz: Vail pioneer still contributing
Local News

By scott miller

VAIL — Bridge Street was still a dirt path leading to the ski area’s original gondola when Ludwig Kurz first saw Vail.Kurz, then a young ski instructor from Salzburg, Austria, was invited to Vail in 1966 by Roger Staub, who had applied to run the fledgling resort’s ski school.“He told me, ‘If I get this (job), you’ve got to come,’” Kurz recalled. “He said ‘This is where it’s going to happen.’”Staub was right, of course. And, even in its first few seasons, Vail was quite a place.“I was impressed with what had already been done,” Kurz said. “I was impressed …

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