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VIDEO: Beautiful snow at Beaver Creek

February 24, 2018 — VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent Ross Leonhart enjoys soft groomers and even softer sections of untouched powder in the trees at Beaver Creek on Friday, Feb. 22, 2018. On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon

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The Gashouse in Avon celebrates 35 years in Vail Valley

February 22, 2018 — Editor's note: This article was previously published as a paid feature in EAT, a compendium of restaurant snapshots featuring the best in Vail Valley dining. Look for it on newsstands everywhere. The Gashouse is what you expect from a restaurant in the Rocky Mountains of

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Whistle Pig Vail: Everything you need to know about the new summer concert series coming to Vail

February 22, 2018 — Editor's note: In early January, the Vail Valley Foundation announced a collaboration with AEG Presents, one of the world's largest music companies, to book headliner concerts at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail. The concert series, known as Whistle Pig Vail, will take place

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10 places to plan to use your Epic Pass this spring

February 21, 2018 — The Epic Pass has been in headlines recently, but if it's in your ski pocket, then now's the time to plan some spring skiing at Vail Resorts' four mountains in Colorado — as well as resorts in Vermont, California, Utah and Canada. Preparing to celebrate

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Beaver Creek Resort keeps skiers and snowboarders safe with a group of rescue dogs

February 19, 2018 — When Chris Johnson plays fetch with his dog, Luna, he has to be very clear about what they are fetching. "She's a huge fan of fetching anything — which is part of her job, too," the Beaver Creek Ski Patroller said of his pure-bred black

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5 questions with Snarky Puppy, performing at Beaver Creek on Feb. 19

February 15, 2018 — Snarky Puppy is a Texas-bred, New York-based quasi-collective gaining momentum in the music industry. The band isn't exactly a jazz band, and it's not a fusion band either — and it's most certainly not a jam band. Nate Chinen, of The New York Times, said

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Winners announced for Tell Us Your Love Stories contest: Finding love on social media

February 14, 2018 — If love is behind every corner, then I might be walking in circles. Maybe I could learn from the winners of our Tell Us Your Love Stories contest. We asked you to send us your love stories from social media dating sites, and we received

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Pink Vailers, start your fundraising

February 12, 2018 — Pink Vail — known as the world's biggest ski day to conquer cancer — is returning to Vail Mountain on Saturday, March 24. So far, more than 300 people are signed up, including 40 cancer survivors — and the top three fundraising teams as of

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Skiing into his 80s: 79-year-old Texas resident continues skiing at Beaver Creek

February 8, 2018 — BEAVER CREEK — Seniors of Eagle County and other mountain communities have the highest life expectancies in the nation, according to a recent study. And it's not just those who live here, but also those who visit each year. Jeff Austin Jr., 79, comes each

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Barstool Race returns to Minturn on Feb. 24; registration open

February 8, 2018 — It's quite the sight to see in the streets of Minturn — grown men and women racing on custom-made barstool contraptions. The annual Barstool Race returns to Minturn on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Little Beach Park. Participants must be at least 18 years of age,

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VIDEO: Powder day on Grouse Mountain at Beaver Creek

February 6, 2018 — On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute VIDEO: After a reported 8 inches at Beaver Creek on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, Vail Daily On the Hill correspondent Ross Leonhart reports from Grouse Mountain. Follow Ross

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Where to watch the Super Bowl around Vail, Beaver Creek

February 2, 2018 — As a Redskins fan, I refuse to root for the Eagles. As a human being, I refuse to root for the Patriots. But hey, at least I can look forward to the Mikaela Shiffrin commercial. Here's a list of places to watch the Super Bowl

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After 34 years in Colorado, Scott Gubrud moving from Four Seasons Vail to Four Seasons Oahu

February 1, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Scott Gubrud came to the Rocky Mountains as a self-proclaimed "ski bum." After 34 years, Gubrud is calling it a career in the Vail Valley. The man behind marketing for many Vail and Beaver Creek resort hotels over the years, as well

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Vail Ice Theater, Cinema Social airing Warren Miller tributes

January 26, 2018 — In light of legendary ski icon Warren Miller's passing, Art in Public Places will play a compilation of his films from 1962 to 2012 featuring Vail Mountain at the Ice Theater in Vail through next week each day from 5:15 to 10 p.m. on loop.

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Join the club: Vail Club 50 is outdoor group for people 50+

January 23, 2018 — If you haven't grown up by age 50, then there's good news — you don't have to. Vail Club 50 started back in 1988 with about 15-20 local members. Today, over 800 members are in Vail Club 50 — the only requirement being that you're

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GoPro Mountain Games announces musical lineup, new venue layout & registration launch

January 23, 2018 — the GoPro Mountain Games are four months away, but organizers of the annual event bringing together athletes and spectators (don't forget the dogs) announced Tuesday, Jan. 23, some big news — the musical lineup, new venue layout and registration openings. With nine different sports, more

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No snow, no problem: Winter activities in Vail (for non-skiers)

January 9, 2018 — Believe it or not, there's more to winter in the Vail Valley than just skiing and snowboarding. And with conditions on the mountain slowly getting up to par, now is a great time to see what else the valley has to offer. From fishing to

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New concert series, Whistle Pig Vail, coming to Ford Amphitheater next summer

January 8, 2018 — Move over Hot Summer Nights, there's a new concert series coming to Vail's iconic Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater next summer — the Whistle Pig Vail concert series. Each summer for the past 30 years, the Ford Amphitheater has hosted an array of cultural and entertainment

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Phil Long performs Reunion Show with daughter, son at Chophouse Dec. 23

December 22, 2017 — Isn't it nice spending the holidays with family? Entertainer Phil Long is excited to be joined by his daughter, Jessica, and son, John, for a reunion show on Saturday, Dec. 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Vail Chophouse — where Phil is the

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Holiday roundup: Where to see Santa, live music & more

December 21, 2017 — It's the most wonderful, busy time of the year. With the holidays in full swing, here's a look at some of the activities happening across the Vail Valley Friday, Dec. 22. Stop by and see Santa, join the annual Lantern Walk, enjoy holiday music and

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