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David O. Williams is the editor and co-founder of RealVail.com and has had his awarding-winning work (see About Us) published in more than 75 newspapers and magazines around the world, including 5280 Magazine, American Way Magazine (American Airlines), the Anchorage Daily News (Alaska), the Anchorage Daily Press (Alaska), Aspen Daily News, Aspen Journalism, the Aspen Times, Beaver Creek Magazine, the Boulder Daily Camera, the Casper Star Tribune (Wyoming), the Chicago Tribune, Colorado Central Magazine, the Colorado Independent (formerly Colorado Confidential), Colorado Newsline, Colorado Politics (formerly the Colorado Statesman), Colorado Public News, the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Colorado Springs Independent, the Colorado Statesman (now Colorado Politics), the Colorado Times Recorder, the Cortez Journal, the Craig Daily Press, the Curry Coastal Pilot (Oregon), the Daily Trail (Vail), the Del Norte Triplicate (California), the Denver Daily News, the Denver Gazette, the Denver Post, the Durango Herald, the Eagle Valley Enterprise, the Eastside Journal (Bellevue, Washington), ESPN.com, Explore Big Sky (Mont.), the Fort Morgan Times (Colorado), the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, the Greeley Tribune, the Huffington Post, the King County Journal (Seattle, Washington), the Kingman Daily Miner (Arizona), KUNC.org (northern Colorado), LA Weekly, the Las Vegas Sun, the Leadville Herald-Democrat, the London Daily Mirror, the Moab Times Independent (Utah), the Montgomery Journal (Maryland), the Montrose Daily Press, The New York Times, the Parent’s Handbook, Peaks Magazine (now Epic Life), People Magazine, Powder Magazine, the Pueblo Chieftain, PT Magazine, the Rio Blanco Herald Times (Colorado), Rocky Mountain Golf Magazine, the Rocky Mountain News, RouteFifty.com (formerly Government Executive State and Local), the Salt Lake Tribune, SKI Magazine, Ski Area Management, SKIING Magazine, the Sky-Hi News, the Steamboat Pilot & Today, the Sterling Journal Advocate (Colorado), the Summit Daily News, United Hemispheres (United Airlines), Vail/Beaver Creek Magazine, Vail en Español, Vail Health Magazine, Vail Valley Magazine, the Vail Daily, the Vail Trail, Westword (Denver), Writers on the Range and the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Williams is also the founder, publisher and editor of RealVail.com and RockyMountainPost.com.

America’s first World Cup winner Cutter quit young for college, but Shiffrin to study and ski

America’s first World Cup winner Cutter quit young for college, but Shiffrin to study and ski

In February of 1968, when she was younger than Mikaela Shiffrin is now, Kiki Cutter became the first American ski racer to win a World Cup event. Just two years…

Ski industry veterans say I-70 bottleneck is hurting entire state

Ski industry veterans say I-70 bottleneck is hurting entire state

Vail Mayor Andy Daly’s youngest son is ski patrolling in France this ski season and he and his wife went over to visit. On their way home they flew the…

Aspen vs. Vail ski-racing rivalry dates back nearly 65 years

Aspen vs. Vail ski-racing rivalry dates back nearly 65 years

Aspen Mountain was only four years into its storied history as arguably America’s most iconic ski area when it hosted the first non-European World Alpine Ski Championships in 1950. Aspen…

Vail developer Frampton doubts Colorado’s ‘political will’ to fund I-70 rail fix

Vail developer Frampton doubts Colorado’s ‘political will’ to fund I-70 rail fix

Harry Frampton, the Vail-based developer whose company revamped Denver’s iconic Union Station, is a skeptic when it comes to the concept of passenger rail connecting Colorado’s Front Range cities to…

State needs to take serious steps to mitigate the ‘Idiot Factor’ on I-70

State needs to take serious steps to mitigate the ‘Idiot Factor’ on I-70

Interstate 70 between Denver and Vail has become virtually unusable during the winter months if there’s even the slightest precipitation on the road – and it’s no longer just a…

Despite market volatility, poll shows Colorado investors ‘confident’ about long-term financial goals

Despite market volatility, poll shows Colorado investors ‘confident’  about long-term financial goals

The stock market’s been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride so far in 2014, but a recent Morgan Stanley Wealth Management poll shows that Colorado’s high net worth (HNW)…

Plenty of Olympic gold medalists at US Open Snowboarding Championships, but no Shaun White

Plenty of Olympic gold medalists at US Open Snowboarding Championships, but no Shaun White

More than 50 Olympians from this month’s 2014 Sochi Games will descend on Vail next week for the annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, including current and past gold medalists…

In wake of $51 billion Sochi ‘extravaganza,’ experts weigh 2026 Winter Olympics in Colorado

In wake of $51 billion Sochi ‘extravaganza,’ experts weigh  2026 Winter Olympics in Colorado

Former Colorado Gov. Dick Lamm, who spearheaded the rejection of the 1976 Denver Winter Olympics, says he’s not opposed to a future Colorado bid but advocates a rethinking of the…

Colorado skiers, snowboarders claim gold, silver, bronze at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Colorado skiers, snowboarders claim gold, silver, bronze at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Nineteen Coloradans competed in skiing and snowboarding for the United States at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and three of those Centennial State athletes will be coming home with Olympic…

At halfway mark, U.S. alpine skiers suffer Sochi disappointment with just one medal

At halfway mark, U.S. alpine skiers suffer Sochi disappointment with just one medal

Halfway through the alpine events of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics the U.S. Ski Team has been a disappointment with just one medal (Julia Mancuso’s bronze in super combined) through…