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Swimming in January in Colorado: Avon Swim Club growing passion for the pool

January 16, 2019 — The Avon Swim Club competes 10 months out of the year.

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VIDEO: Fresh snow arrives at Beaver Creek, more on the way

January 16, 2019 — Shaping up for a good weekend at Beaver Creek.

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Vail Valley business closing after 20 years: Everything on sale at Brush Creek Dry Goods in Edwards

January 10, 2019 — In 1999, Brush Creek Dry Goods opened its doors in Edwards. In February, the clothing shop will close as the longtime owners ready for retirement.

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VIDEO: First snowstorm of 2019 leaves 5 inches at Beaver Creek

January 7, 2019 — Take a ride down Grouse Mountain with the Vail Daily's Ross Leonhart.

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Year in Review: Vail Valley’s highs, lows and in-betweens of 2018

December 25, 2018 — As 2018 winds down and 2019 draws near, a lot has happened across the Vail Valley in a year. Most notably, local resorts are off to the best starts snow-wise in years. Here's a look back at some headlines in 2018 from the Vail Daily,

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Vail Valley volunteers celebrate season of giving, but need knows no season

December 23, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — Norman Bowles and Karen Shupe aren't your average bell ringers for the Vail Valley Salvation Army. The duo were covering two shifts — four hours — at the Avon City Market on Sunday, their fourth day of bell ringing this holiday season,

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Elevated Dental in West Vail celebrates another successful Free Day of Dentistry

December 9, 2018 — VAIL — Dr. Justin Moses, DMD, and his team at Elevated Dental in West Vail saw close to 50 patients free of charge for its annual Free Day of Dentistry on Friday, Dec. 7. "We get so many people who are so appreciative," Moses said.

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VIDEO: Grouse Mountain, Larkspur open at Beaver Creek

December 7, 2018 — Beaver Creek now has more than 1,000 skiable acres, following 21 inches of new snow in the past week and 93 inches this season.

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3 ski enthusiasts create ‘Gaper Day’ game for iPhone, Android

December 5, 2018 — Ben Harmer, one of the creators of the new "Gaper Day" app, wants to be very clear that the term "gaper" is thrown around in good fun. "My definition would be a clueless skier who shouldn't be where they are. They tend to be in

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Birds of Prey Talon Crew has ‘hardest’ year yet with 18 inches of snow and World Cup races

December 3, 2018 — BEAVER CREEK — Just like that, the world of professional ski racing came through Beaver Creek for the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup. About 18 inches of snow fell at Beaver Creek during race week, but all three men's World Cup

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American vets, rookies have strong showing in Birds of Prey giant slalom

December 2, 2018 — BEAVER CREEK — It was an exciting day for the seven Americans racing the giant slalom on Sunday, Dec. 2, with four earning World Cup points and three getting World Cup runs under their belts. Ted Ligety led the way for the Americans, finishing in

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US Ski Team endures ‘wacky’ Birds of Prey super-G at Beaver Creek

December 1, 2018 — BEAVER CREEK — What a difference a year makes, both for local mountain snow conditions and the U.S. Men's Ski Team. Nine Americans took to the snow-covered super-G course at the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup race at Beaver Creek on

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VIDEO: 5 inches and more falling at Beaver Creek during Birds of Prey

December 1, 2018 — It's a powder day during the Birds of Prey World Cup races at Beaver Creek.

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Vail Valley 5th-graders take in Birds of Prey races at Beaver Creek

November 30, 2018 — BEAVER CREEK — With people watching on television and mobile devices across the world, a group of local fifth-graders had the best seats on the mountain for the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup men's downhill on Friday, Nov. 30. "I think

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VIDEO: On-mountain conditions at Beaver Creek heading into Birds of Prey weekend

November 30, 2018 — Skier access available to the Birds of Prey races this weekend.

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American Nyman ready for Birds of Prey downhill, eyes on World Championships in Are, Sweden

November 29, 2018 — BEAVER CREEK — With 16 years on the U.S. Ski Team, Steven Nyman says he has the most mileage of anyone on the circuit on the Birds of Prey racecourse at Beaver Creek. "I've spent a lot of miles on this hill, and I'm comfortable

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Travis Ganong happy to be back after missing the ‘rush of World Cup downhill’

November 28, 2018 — BEAVER CREEK — A torn ACL while racing the downhill at Bormio, Italy, sidelined the U.S. Ski Team's Travis Ganong from the start of 2018 to August, when he finally got back on snow. While in rehab, the 29-year-old American missed the Winter Olympics in

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VIDEO: Sun Down Bowl opens at Vail

November 25, 2018 — VIDEO: With a reported 9 inches at Vail Mountain on Sunday morning, more terrain opened in the Back Bowls. Here’s a look at the conditions across Vail Mountain on Sunday, including Sun Down Bowl.   On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and

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Beaver Creek’s Haymeadow Park grand opening in December

November 17, 2018 — BEAVER CREEK — In less than two weeks, the world's fastest men on skis will take to the Birds of Prey racecourse at Beaver Creek. However on Opening Day Saturday, Nov. 17, Beaver Creek opened the season with its continued focus on beginner terrain and

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VIDEO: Beaver Creek open for the season

November 17, 2018 — VIDEO: With its first early opening in years, Beaver Creek starts the season with top-to-bottom access and more than 200 skiable acres. More snow is also in the forecast. On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute

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