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Vail Daily Hits and Misses

Vail Daily Editorial Board
Vail, CO Colorado

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HIT: To the Birds of Prey. Always fun to have a World Cup stop in America, and especially in Beaver Creek, which does a great job year after year. And of course, we homies are pulling for the U.S. team. On Saturday, a celebration begins in the village center at 3 p.m. with the Eddie Bauer Mountain Jam, full of family actvities including free ice skating. Then fireworks at 5:50 and then the party moves to the Vilar Performing Arts Center as the ski racers receive their race bibs for Sunday. The U.S. ski team will be available for autographs, and then Warren Miller’s new film, “Wintervention,” will be screened for free.

MISS: To burglers and thieves, such as those who hit Vendetta’s, The Red Lion, Up the Creek, Axel’s the Dobson Ice Arena and then especially the thieves who stole an expensive necklace and whatever else they got away with from Lionshead Jewelers while it was open on Tuesday.

HIT: To Doris Dewton and Marty Head, honored at the Vail Valley Foundation’s Black Diamond Ball on Friday night. Dewton was named Volunteer of the Year, and Head was Citizen of the Year. Both honors of course were overdue considering their contributions.

HIT: To Beaver Creek’s 30th anniversary. That went quick. The resort is celebrating Dec. 10-12 with festivities that include the public as well as people who helped start the resort that opened back when. The main event is dinner at McCoy’s in Village Hall Dec. 11. Tickets are $50. Organizers are collecting photos and memorabilia. For more information visit

HIT: To Christmas on Broadway, this year held in the daylight today, Saturday, and culminating in the evening parade. The event in downtown Eagle, on Broadway, begins with Santa’s appearance at 1 p.m.

HIT: To more snow in the forecast. Not necessarily the best racing conditions, but otherwise, great stuff. Keep it coming. Sure different than last year at this time.

HIT: To the last of the final Big Three lodge developments in Vail — Four Seasons — opening for business in time for Christmas. Now we’ll see how the big renaissance plays out from here. Best of luck to Four Seasons, Solaris and the Ritz-Carlton. Their success will be the whole Vail community’s success.

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