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Celebration of Vail co-founder’s life is Saturday

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” A celebration of the life of Vail Mountain co-founder Earl Eaton, who died May 25, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday outside the Wildwood Shelter at the top of Vail Mountain. The service will be followed by a reception at Wildwood.

The service time has been moved up by 30 minutes and the Vista Bahn Chairlift in Vail Village will begin operating at 9:30 a.m. for guests going to Wildwood. Attendees are asked to either bring their valid ski pass to the lift or stop by the ticket office in Mountain Plaza to pick up a complimentary lift ticket. There is a short walk to reach the Wildwood Express Lift which will take everyone to Wildwood Shelter.

The service will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Guests are asked to plan accordingly and should allow for at least 30 minutes to ride both chairlifts. Please note that the Vista Bahn upload for the service will end at 10:15 a.m.

Vail Mountain guest service staff will be available in the LionsHead and Vail Village base areas to offer information about the service. The service will be held outdoors and appropriate footwear and clothing should be considered.

For those who require ADA or special assistance, please call Vail Group Sales at (970) 754-4501 to arrange for transportation from the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, which will be available on a limited basis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center in Edwards or the Colorado Ski Museum in Vail. Shaw contribution checks should be made out to the Vail Valley Medical Center Foundation and include “Earl Eaton Memorial” in the reference line.

Donations may be mailed to the Shaw Regional Cancer Center, P.O. Box 1529, Vail, CO 81658 or call (970) 477-5178. Contributions in Earl’s memory may also be sent to the Colorado Ski Museum, Attn. “Eaton Memorial”, P.O. Box 1976, Vail, CO 81658 or contact the Ski Museum at 970-476-1876.

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