On The Hill

On the Hill: Public park open at Copper

July 27, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from Copper Mountain’s patch of snow which they preserved during the ski season to open to the public during the summer on Saturdays. The on-snow park will be available to the public every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until mid September.

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On the Hill: Hike to a backcountry hut

July 24, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2013, Vail Daily On the Hill reporter John LaConte delivers his video activities report while hiking to the Fowler-Hilliard hut in the White River National Forest. Learn more by visiting huts.org.

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On the Hill: On-snow camps at Copper

July 23, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2014, Vail Daily reporter John LaConte catches up with Olympic Gold Medal slopestyle rider Sage Kostenburg and the rest of the attendees at Copper Mountain’s on-snow summer camp at Woodward. The on-snow camps are back on for 2015 with day sessions coming up August 3-7 and August 10–14. To book call 888-350-1544 or visit woodwardcopper.com.

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On the Hill: Fun at the Wolcott Rodeo

July 22, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte visits the Wolcott Rodeo at 4 Eagle Ranch, a free rodeo that runs every Wednesday (except today, July 22, as the Eagle County Fair & Rodeo gets underway in Eagle) starting at 6 p.m.

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On the Hill: Both forms of dogboarding

July 21, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte is joined by Eagle Valley High School student Zach Lawrence, who is both a dogboarder and a dog boarder and is thinking about his future in both.

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On the Hill: Hole in the Sky Disc Golf

July 20, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: On the Hill correspondent Bob Sonntag tours the Hole in the Sky disc golf course, formally known as the Eagle County Fairgrounds course, which runs along the Eagle River in Eagle, Colorado.

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On the Hill: Bike, skate, walk, rickshaw

July 17, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2013, Vail Daily On the Hill reporter John LaConte rides a bike, a skateboard, hikes a creekside path and is transported by a cyclist pulling a rickshaw en route to the free Tuesday night concert series, Hot Summer Nights. Hot Summer Nights 2015 free concert series continues Tuesday, July 21, 2015, with the 8150 Urban Dance Challenge.

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On the Hill: Little Beach Park

July 16, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2013, Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte visits the Little Beach Park and Amphitheater in Minturn. For 2015, the town’s free concert series at Little Beach Amphitheater has started up again on Thursday nights. Shows start at 6 p.m.

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On the Hill: Canyon freefall

July 15, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from the new Canyon Plunge at Zip Adventures, a free fall feature which uses pulleys to hang you out over Alkali Canyon as you fall, making it unlike any other free falling adventure ride in the world.

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On the Hill: Searching for a rare flower

July 14, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In search of the rare Harrington's Penstamon, Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from the new Wild West Ridge trail in the West Avon Preserve with Matt Stern of the Eagle Valley Land Trust who is leading a wildflower hike.

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On the Hill: Black Lakes stocked with trout

July 13, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from Black Lakes atop Vail Pass, where the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District has added over 1,000 rainbow trout to the lakes for anglers to catch this summer.

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On the Hill: Dunk N Dash Mondays return to Avon

July 10, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2014, Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from the Dunk N Dash in Avon, which just started back up again for 2015 this week. The Dunk N Dash run/swim duathlon takes place Mondays at Nottingham Lake in Avon.

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On the Hill: Kinnickinnick Trail open

July 9, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2014, Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from the Kinnickinnick Trail, which recently reopened again for summer 2015 along with a new hiking center on Vail Mountain.

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On the Hill: Whitewater tubing on the Colorado River

July 8, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent Taylor Seaton joins some friends for a float down the Colorado River, starting in Eagle County near Dotsero and ending in Bair Ranch at the beginning of Glenwood Canyon.

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On the Hill: Surfing the Colorado

July 7, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent Taylor Seaton reports from the standing wave at the whitewater park in Glenwood Springs, where surfers are making the Colorado River look like it’s an ocean surf spot.

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On the Hill: Pro triathlete John O'Neill

July 3, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte talks to local enduro specialist John O’Neill, a professional triathlete, about what it takes to compete at the top level as O’Neill trains and prepares to head to China for a Continental Cup race in the Shizuishan province on July 4.

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On the Hill: MTB trails west of Elkhorn open for summer at Beaver Creek

July 2, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to this time in 2014, Kip Tingle with the Vail Rec District shows viewers the Lost Buck mountain biking trail, part of a network of trails west of Elkhorn which open July 1 every year at Beaver Creek.

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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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