Town of Vail set to celebrate its 50th anniversary

Town of Vail set to celebrate its 50th anniversary
Local News

By scott miller

VAIL — The success of Vail Mountain was far from assured in 1966. The idea to create a full-fledged town out of a ski resort base area was no sure thing, either. But both today are thriving.With the Vail ski area struggling financially in the mid-1960s, people from Vail Associates — the precursor to Vail Resorts — and those who lived in the community decided that the base area needed to become a town, primarily to establish a tax base. A town would also be able to issue debt to pay for things such as police and fire protection as …

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