Huskies beat Sailors in OT for huge win

By Chris Freud STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Aspen may be the defending Class 4A state champions, but, if the early season results are any indication, the Battle Mountain High School boys’ lacrosse team is this year’s alpha dog.The Huskies, ranked No. 7 in 4A, already own a win over No. 10 Aspen (6-2 last week). Saturday […]

Blue Sky, China Bowl wind data available online

By John LaConte VAIL — Here in Colorado, you don’t have to see new snowfall to see a rise in avalanche hazard.A half century ago, mountaineers would sacrifice sleep to study overnight winds, factoring their observations into the many decisions made the next day. Today, thanks to recent upgrades on the Colorado Avalanche Information Center […]

Blue Sky, China Bowl wind data now online

By John LaConte VAIL — Here in Colorado, you don’t have to see new snowfall to see a rise in avalanche hazard.A half century ago, mountaineers would sacrifice sleep to study overnight winds, factoring their observations into the many decisions made the next day. Today, thanks to recent upgrades on the Colorado Avalanche Information Center […]

Council votes 5-2 in favor of Skier Building purchase

By John LaConte AVON — The Town Council voted 5-2 last week in favor of buying the Skier Building for $1.5 million.If purchased, then that building, now called the Mountain Vista Office Building, would be the new home for Town Hall, which in 2007 had been identified as insufficient and physically depreciated.Before Town Hall could […]

Town Council votes 5-2 in favor of Skier Building purchase

By John LaConte AVON — The Town Council voted 5-2 last week in favor of purchasing the Skier Building for $1.5 million.If purchased that building, now called the Mountain Vista Office Building, would be the new home for town hall, which in 2007 had been identified as insufficient and physically depreciated.Before town hall could occupy […]

Colorado Avalanche Information Center provides vital information for backcountry travelers

By Edward Stoner The following is part of a series of articles compiled by the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame that will take a closer look at the sport of alpine ski touring. The museum is located atop the Vail Village parking structure and features a treasure trove of ski history […]

VIDEO: Cruising through Lost Boy trees at Vail

By Ross Leonhart On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent .Ross Leonhart reports from Lost Boy in Game Creek at Vail after 5 more inches of snow fell in the past 24 hours; 0 inches reported overnight. Vail […]