On The Hill

On the Hill: Taylor MTBs tight trees

July 1, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: X-Games freeskier Taylor Seaton rides trails on a Knolly Warden from High Gear Cyclery in his home town of Avon on today's episode of the Vail Daily's On the Hill.

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On the Hill: Still skating barefoot at 56

June 30, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte is joined by longtime Vail local Ernie Crates, an old skater from back in the day who can still carve up the pavement like the kids a third of his age.

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On the Hill: Ride the GolfBoard

June 29, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from the Starting Hearts fundraiser at the Vail Golf Club and takes a spin on the Golfboard, an innovation that won best new golf product of 2014 at the PGA Merchandising show.

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On the Hill: Fireweed Trail now open on Vail Mountain

June 25, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2014, Vail Daily On the Hill correspondents John and Polina LaConte show viewers the Fireweed Trail on Vail Mountain, which just opened for the 2015 season last weekend.

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On the Hill: New skate park opens

June 24, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from the new indoor skate park CJ's Board Shop near the Eagle County Airport, which will be offering skate lessons to kids this summer.

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Video: BMX a family affair in Eagle

June 22, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: On a beautiful evening in the Rocky Mountains, Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from the Eagle County BMX track in Eagle, Colorado, during their weekly Thursday night competition.

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On the Hill: Check out the Chair 2 construction

June 22, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from Vail Mountain at the bottom of the Avanti Express, which is being upgraded to a 6-seat chairlift.

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On the Hill: See the Alkali Canyon

June 19, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2013, Vail Daily reporter John LaConte zooms down a 1,000-foot zipline in Wolcott's Alkali Canyon while touring the Zip Adventures course and delivering his daily video conditions report.

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On the Hill: Disc golfing Vail Mountain

June 18, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2014, Vail Daily reporter John LaConte takes viewers for a hike down Lodgepole Run, which is transformed into one of 18 challenging disc golf holes on Vail Mountain during the summer months. Vail Mountain is currently open for hikers and mountain bikers with disc golf coming soon.

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On the Hill: Biking Buffehr Creek

June 17, 2015 — 

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TODAY'S VIDEO: Cruise through Buffehr Creek in Vail along the North Trail, which runs from Spraddle Creek to Davos in Vail, along open space and National Forest land, intersecting with the Son of Middle Creek Trail, Red Sandstone Trail to Piney Lake, the Buffehr Creek trail, Middle Creek and Buffehr Creek. It is open to hikers, bikers, dog walkers and horseback riders every year from June 15 to April 15.

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On the Hill: Senderized jump line with Taylor Seaton

June 15, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: X-Games freeskier and Vail Valley local Taylor Seaton guest hosts The Vail Daily's On the Hill for a fast and fun mountain bike ride through the jump line known as Senderized, or BLT, at the bottom of Lee's Way in the West Avon Preserve on June 14, 2015.

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On the Hill: North Trail opens Monday

June 12, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2014, Vail Daily correspondent John LaConte reports from the North Trail in Vail, which will open for the 2015 summer season on Monday, June 15. When it reopens, the North Trail is open to hikers, bikers, dog walkers and horseback riders.

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On the Hill: Vail Mountain daily operations for summer begin Friday

June 11, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2014, Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte and friend of the show Andrew Wight report from Adventure Ridge at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, which will be open every day through August 30 starting tomorrow, June 12, 2015.

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On the Hill: Another GoPro wrapup

June 10, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte reports from the GoPro Mountain Games, showing a few clips that recap some of the action from the weekend.

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On the Hill: GoPro Games recap

June 9, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte reports from the GoPro Mountain Games, showing a few clips that recap some of the action from the weekend.

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On the Hill: SUP Gore Creek from East Vail to the village

June 8, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Whitewater standup paddleboarding pioneers Ken Hoeve and Dan Gavere take a run down Gore Creek from East Vail to Vail Village during the 2015 GoPro Mountain Games.

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On the Hill: Fishing in high water

June 4, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: The runoff has begun, but that doesn't mean local anglers are staying away from the water. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte shows viewers what it's like to fly fish in high water in this May 2013 throwback episode of On the Hill.

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On the Hill: Longboard down Vail Pass

June 3, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte is joined by local photographer Justin McCarty for a longboarding run down Vail Pass from the summit to East Vail on May 27, 2015.

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On the Hill: Gilman Gorge part 2, the Slurry Pipe Rapids

June 2, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Local kayaking legend Ken Hoeve takes viewers through the Slurry Pipe Rapids in Gilman Gorge, a class 5+ kayaking run and one of the most difficult sections of creek in Colorado.

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On the Hill: Kayaking Gilman Gorge

June 1, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Local kayaking legend Ken Hoeve takes an intense run down Gilman Gorge, through the old, abandoned mining town of Gilman and over some of the most challenging rapids in Colorado.

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On the Hill: Join in the cleanup

May 31, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: The U.S. Forest Service and Vail Mountain are inviting community volunteers to the annual mountain cleanup, scheduled for June 11. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte gives us a taste of what it's like to participate in this annual cleanup in this episode of On the Hill from 2013. To join in, meet at the base of the Gondola One in Vail Village by 9 a.m. on June 11.

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On the Hill: Whitewater race series

May 21, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: The Vail Recreation District hosts the Vail Whitewater Race Series every Tuesday through June 9. The races include kayak, two-person raft and stand up paddle boards. Whitewater stand-up paddleboarder and TV8 correspondent Ken Hoeve provided some first-person coverage of the event for the Vail Daily last year:

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On the Hill: Ride the Eagle River to Avon

May 20, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Local kayaking trailblazer and TV8 correspondent Ken Hoeve takes viewers for a mid-May 2015 run down the Eagle River from Eagle-Vail to Avon.

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On the Hill: Kayaking Dowd Chute

May 19, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Local kayaking legend Ken Hoeve takes viewers for a mid-May 2015 run through Dowd Chute, where Gore Creek meets the Eagle River, between Minturn and Eagle-Vail.

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On the Hill: Back for summer in Vail

May 18, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte takes viewers on a longboarding tour of Vail in the first episode of On the Hill Summer Edition for 2015.

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On the Hill: Closing day party at Vail

April 20, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte reports from the top of Vail Mountain on closing day as crowds gather to celebrate the 2014-15 season.

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On the Hill: Closing day crash reel

April 19, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte reports from Vail Mountain on closing day during a snowstorm, and snows his crash reel from the season.

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On the Hill: Saturday powder in Vail

April 18, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte reports from Sun Down Bowl and The Skipper in Vail on Saturday, April 18, and rides the lift with Karl Densen, a former member of Lenny Kravitz's band who co-founded and The Greyboy Allstars, Sunday's closing day band.

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On the Hill: Snowing hard in Vail

April 17, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte cruises through the falling snow in Vail on Friday, April 17, and finds a few deep pockets in the Northstar area.

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On the Hill: Snow falling in Vail

April 16, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte cruises through the falling snow in Vail on the afternoon of Thursday, April 16, and details how things are working on Vail Mountain for the final few days of the season.

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