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Vail Daily letter: Big game now a tourney

Fara Denhart
Vail, CO, Colorado

The Vail Resorts annual Ski Patrol vs. Ski School hockey game evolved into a tournament this year, which took place over two nights with four teams. Both nights were extraordinary and successful.

Through the Vail Valley Charitable Fund, proceeds were collected to support those in need in our community. Among those receiving grants will be two Vail Resorts’ employees who recently experienced a medical crisis. We’d like to congratulate the Breckenridge All-Stars for winning the championship game against Vail Ski School on Saturday night.

The games on Friday night resulted in clear winners. Vail Ski School skunked the Vail Ski Patrol and Breckenridge All-Stars crushed Beaver Creek-Keystone with scores of 3-0 in both games. The championship game on Saturday night was well worth the wait. The Breckenridge All-Stars won by just one goal, final score 4-3.

This event has a long history. It began at the 1989 Alpine World Championships, and 2013 was the 24th year. For 20 years it was an informal spring time hockey game between Vail Ski Patrol and Ski School. It has served as an annual fundraiser for the Vail Valley Charitable Fund during the past four years.

The Vail Valley Charitable Fund would like to thank everyone who made this event possible, including Vail Resorts employees from several mountains. Along with Vail Ski School and Ski Patrol there were employees from Beaver Creek, Keystone and Breckenridge who made up the four hockey teams, and many more VR employees helped organize the event and volunteered at the door.

If you would like to help, please visit to make a donation by credit card or send a check to the Vail Valley Charitable Fund at PO Box 2307 Edwards, CO 81632.

Fara Denhart

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