Vail Daily column: Are you ready to close out the season? |

Vail Daily column: Are you ready to close out the season?

Scott Speedy
Vail Chamber

We are coming off one of the greatest events that the Vail Valley has ever experienced, both for our residents and to our guests: the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. The quality of the racing and the streets overflowing with dancing and jubilance from one great outdoor concert to another created a unified Vail Valley and memories that will last a lifetime.

We literally rolled out of the Championships and right into one of the strongest weekends of the entire season for business, President’s Weekend. Before we could catch our collective breaths Burton came rolling into Vail with the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships, which was exciting and full of energy. What a run we have been on!


We now face the final 45 days of the season to bring the 2015 winter season home. This is the time for us to all make sure we are still grand-opening sharp, our best foot is forward and our staff is engaged and committed.

Let’s make the last 45 days of the season as good as the firsts and finish this year on a Championships note.

The teamwork displayed at all of the previous month’s events was top of the class and very successful because of a unified commitment to the athletes and our guests. Are we ready to produce the same level of service to our most valued guests, our spring break crowd?

We continue to draw our clientele from all corners of the world. They expect the top level service we provide and we cannot let them down. Can we, as a business community, rally our teams to finish the season and close out a Championships season? Are you ready for the next forty-five days?

FINISH STRONG: 45 days left

Take a look at your business. Windows clean, displays top-notch, staff looking sharp? The 2015 season was a season to remember. Our towns look great, the infrastructures have been improved greatly and Vail and Beaver Creek will shine in the afterglow of this season for decades to come.

We all work hard and strive to give our guests the quality of service and experiences they are anticipating as they travel to our valley for their vacations. Will you and your team make sure the last forty-five days of the season continue to meet or exceed our guest’s expectations?

The Vail Chamber & Business Association is proud of who we represent and how we go about doing that. We thank the Vail Valley Foundation and Vail Resorts for producing such a wonderful World Championships and for shining the light on our businesses and our community. The season’s end is in sight and lets finish this championship season with a strong showing to our neighbors and guests of how strong Vail and Beaver Creek’s guest services are. Let’s make the last 45 days of the season as good as the firsts and finish this year on a Championships note.


If you want to stay informed or just want to hear more about all of the events and great things happening in Vail this summer, please check in with the Vail Chamber & Business Association. If you are not already receiving our weekly e-newsletter, email us at If you are interested in finding out more about the VCBA and what we have to offer to businesses in and that do business in Vail, call 970-477-0075. Our office is located on the top level of the Vail Transportation Center, so please stop in and say hello.

Scott Speedy is the regional director for Vail Resorts Retail in Vail & Beaver Creek. He is a board member of the Vail Chamber & Business Association.

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