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Early opening at Vail, ski races at Beav’ sound good, but it’s Mother Nature’s call

Early opening at Vail, ski races at Beav’ sound good, but it’s Mother Nature’s call

It takes a certain degree of hubris to announce — as Vail Resorts and the Vail Valley Foundation respectively did last week — that there will for sure be lift-served,…

Opinion: Mask mandates should be implemented in Colorado schools

Opinion: Mask mandates should be implemented in Colorado schools

I learned this week that kids in my child’s elementary school are coughing on classmates to be funny. That’s what kids do — at least those who haven’t been told…

Opinion: Dismissing threat of climate change to Colorado infrastructure would be a grave oversight

Opinion: Dismissing threat of climate change to Colorado infrastructure would be a grave oversight

Without a doubt, one of the largest threats to American infrastructure is climate change. This was illustrated yet again as upwards of 10 landslides ravaged sections of Colorado’s Interstate 70…

Lamm’s anti-Olympic legacy left lasting mark on history of Vail, Beaver Creek

Lamm’s anti-Olympic legacy left lasting mark on history of Vail, Beaver Creek

You may have noticed a lack of fresh content on RealVail.com the last few weeks due to some pent-up post-pandemic traveling to coastal destinations (more on that in a future…

Opinion: Human-caused climate change no longer a subject for political, policy debate

Opinion: Human-caused climate change no longer a subject for political, policy debate

In 1970, George S. Benton, in his time one of the nation’s leading atmospheric scientists, wrote about a rise in the Earth’s mean temperature since 1880.  “The cause of these…

Memorial Day, COVID class graduation underscores true definition of sacrifice

Memorial Day, COVID class graduation underscores true definition of sacrifice

I’m late writing my usual blog post commemorating Memorial Day due to a bevy of graduation activities for my middle son, Max Williams, who just finished second in his class…

Analysis: Boebert’s history of racist rhetoric, white nationalist sympathy

Analysis: Boebert’s history of racist rhetoric, white nationalist sympathy

Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, who represents the western two-thirds of Eagle County and most of the state’s Western Slope, is best known for her antics on gun rights and her ties to…

As Mickelson chases PGA history, Real Vail remembers chasing Phil at Beaver Creek

As Mickelson chases PGA history, Real Vail remembers chasing Phil at Beaver Creek

Editor’s note: This was posted prior to Mickelson winning his sixth major on May 23, becoming the oldest player to win one. He earned an exemption to the U.S. Open…

Winding down a weak but still satisfying ski season as Epic Pass renewal looms

Winding down a weak but still satisfying ski season as Epic Pass renewal looms

Sunday (May 23) marks the official end of the highly problematic but still enjoyable 2020-21 ski season for Epic Pass holders. Mine was discounted 20% due to the abrupt end…

Opinion: Blame Boebert, Buck for Boulder

Opinion: Blame Boebert, Buck for Boulder

Less than two weeks ago, a district judge in Boulder struck down the city’s ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. The ban, adopted by the City Council in 2018,…

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