Ogilvie takes overseer job at Mt. Brighton, to start in June

BROOMFIELD — Vail Resorts on Friday announced the appointment of Taylor Ogilvie as general manager of Mt. Brighton, where he will oversee the ski area operations at Mt. Brighton. He will begin his new position on June 10.

Ogilvie is originally from the Chicago suburbs and grew up skiing Midwest ski areas. After attending college at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Ogilvie started his career at Vail Resorts as a ski instructor and most recently was a general manager, overseeing all operations at the Vail Mountain Children and Teen Ski & Ride School in Lionshead.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Taylor’s ski resort management experience become general manager of Mt. Brighton,” said Eric Simon, vice president and general manager of urban ski areas at Vail Resorts. “Taylor has had tremendous success working across all mountain operations and will bring remarkable insight on the Vail Resorts guest experience to Mt. Brighton.”

Ogilvie will also oversee Vail Resorts $10 million capital improvements at Mt. Brighton this summer.

This includes improvements in snowmaking to open the ski resort earlier, extend the season and provide a more consistent and high-quality snow surface; make lift upgrades including a new quad chairlift; create state-of-the-art terrain parks with new features and rope tows; energize and modernize the base area facilities and add Vail Resorts’ signature EpicMix and EpicMix Racing technology to personalize the guest experience.

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Local solar company celebrates seven years

EAGLE COUNTY — Active Energies is celebrating seven years in the Vail Valley, and is hosting a June 6 party at Crazy Mountain Brewing in Edwards. The event starts at 5 p.m.

The celebration will include free beer and food, lawn games and energy swag including Nest thermostats and LED light bulbs. Active Energies will also give one lucky homeowner a free 3 kilowatt solar installation.

To sign up for the solar panel prize, call 970-306-4233 or e-mail by May 28. Full details can be found at

Beaver Creek Stables now open

BEAVER CREEK —Beaver Creek Stables is now open for the summer.

“The horses are refreshed from their winter break, and we are all excited to welcome riders back up to Beaver Creek Stables for spectacular summer trail rides,” said owner Kimberly Adams.

With more than 70 horses, Beaver Creek Stables offers several different rides on Beaver Creek Mountain, as well as pony rides for kids.

To learn more, go to or call 970-845-7770.

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