On The Hill

On the Hill: Behold Gore Canyon

September 1, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Take a crazy run through Gore Canyon, one of the most elusive stretches of river in the state of Colorado, with kayaker Ken Hoeve in the Vail Daily's On the Hill.

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On the Hill: Downhill skating Lake Creek

August 31, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill host John LaConte rides a Colorado Skateboards 32" x 8.5" skate deck down the beautiful hills of the Lake Creek area in Edwards. Filmed using a 2015 Garmin VIRB XE action camera.

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On the Hill: Pickleball recall

August 28, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2014, Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from the pickleball courts at Golden Peak which host a revolving cast of 60 or so pickleball players 6 days per week.

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On the Hill: Throwback on horseback

August 27, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2014, Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent Ross Leonhart takes a guided horseback ride with Beaver Creek Stables and yoga instructor Kim Fuller for a yoga mountaintop yoga session.

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On the Hill: Wild West Ridge at night

August 26, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Paul Previtali with High Gear Cyclery takes an evening ride down Wild West Ridge, one of the newest mountain biking trails constructed in Eagle County, and talks about his bike, the Thunderbolt from Rocky Mountain Bicycles.

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On the Hill: Skateboarding Red Cliff

August 25, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill reporter John LaConte skateboards through Red Cliff, under the historic steel arch bridge which was constructed in 1940 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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On the Hill: Longboarding skills in Vail

August 19, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte films Damond Mastin and his friend Zach longboarding down one of their favorite streets in Vail.

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On the Hill: The Wyse Way namesake

August 18, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Paul Previtali with High Gear Cyclery rides up Wyse Way and introduces viewers to the Wyse Brothers, Cody and Casey, for whom the new trail in Avon is named.

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On the Hill: Whitewater rafting national champions training for worlds

August 14, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte takes a ride with the national 6-man whitewater rafting team as they train for this year's world championships in Indonesia. Filmed using a Garmin VIRB XE action camera.

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On the Hill: Foot golf flashback

August 13, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2014, Vail Daily On the Hill host Ross Leonhart takes on the new sport of foot golf at the Eagle-Vail Golf Club's Willow Creek Par 3 Course.

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On the Hill: Uncle Randy at the Rodeo

August 12, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Reporting from the mutton bustin' competition at the 4 Eagle Ranch Rodeo in Wolcott, Colorado, your beloved Uncle Randy Wyrick guest hosts an episode of the Vail Daily's On the Hill.

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On the Hill: Extreme slip and slide

August 10, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from the Kids Adventure Games in Vail, Colorado, where an extreme slip n" slide, called the Slope-N-Slide, has been set up on a black diamond ski run.

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On the Hill: Cliff jumping the Colorado

August 10, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte delivers his activities report from Radium Hot Springs on the Colorado River. Additional filming provided by Julie Kinamore.

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On the Hill: Ski Trooper training ground

August 7, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2013, Vail Daily On the Hill reporter John LaConte explores the old WWII training ground at Camp Hale with Nova Guides, who run Jeep tours through the historic area.

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On the Hill: Throwback on horseback

August 6, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2014, Vail Daily On the Hill reporter John LaConte goes horseback riding in the Wolcott area with Sage Outdoor Adventures.

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On the Hill: Yoga for hard crashes

August 5, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter John LaConte shows Shannon Yoga a couple of his bad falls caught on video, and enlists in her help in getting his body restored for more action.

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On the Hill: See Avanti Express work

August 4, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte reports from the Chair 2 area of Vail Mountain, which just reopened to hikers and bikers after being closed due to helicopter work that was assisting the Chair 2 upgrade.

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On the Hill: Time to get geared up

July 31, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte visits with Minishred and talks gear at the annual Blizzard Sale, which is located at the bottom of Gondola One and runs through August 9.

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On the Hill: Scenic railroad tour

July 30, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: In a throwback episode to 2013, Vail Daily On the Hill reporter John LaConte explores the scenery of Eagle and Lake counties by traveling Highway 24 — officially designated one of America's Scenic Byways — through Minturn, Gilman and Red Cliff. Once in Leadville, we get to see an excerpt from LaConte's trip on the Southern Railroad's scenic line high above Camp Hale. For more information visit www.leadville-train.com.

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On the Hill: Great fishing in Gore Creek

July 29, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Local fly fishing guide Patrick Drennan guest hosts an episode of On the Hill, showing just how good the fishing is in Gore Creek near the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa.

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On the Hill: Stroller-friendly hikes

July 28, 2015 — 

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VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent John LaConte explores the stroller friendly hikes in Eagle County from Vail Mountain to Minturn, Beaver Creek and Sylvan Lake in Eagle.

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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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