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Sheika Gramshammer named Vail Valley Citizen of the Year for 2021

Sheika Gramshammer named Vail Valley Citizen of the Year for 2021

The Vail Valley Foundation on Thursday announced Sheika Gramshammer has been named the 2021 Vail Valley Citizen of the Year. Here’s the press release: Vail, Colo., Dec. 22, 2020 — For…

Shiffrin has shifted and is speaking out on climate change, presidential politics

Shiffrin has shifted and is speaking out on climate change, presidential politics

In late 2015, at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at the base of Beaver Creek in Avon, RealVail.com asked Olympic gold medalist ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin if she thought…

Andy Romero – quality craftsman, mentor, team leader – celebrates 40 years with Gallegos Corp

Andy Romero – quality craftsman, mentor, team leader – celebrates 40 years with Gallegos Corp

Andy Romero, who this month is celebrating 40 years with Gallegos Corporation, says company founder, Gerald Gallegos, originally told Romero he would have about 10 years of work for him.…

Dean Cummings extreme: A jailhouse interview with ski pioneer, accused murderer

Dean Cummings extreme: A jailhouse interview with ski pioneer, accused murderer

Editor’s note: District Attorney Lemuel Martinez provided the following update on Dec. 1, 2020: “The defendant has raised competency in this case and he was ordered to the New Mexico…

Q&A with former Vail Daily editor and current VeloNews European editor Andrew Hood on COVID-19 crisis

Q&A with former Vail Daily editor and current VeloNews European editor Andrew Hood on COVID-19 crisis

Long before the term word COVID-19 seized up the travel, tourism and global sports worlds, Andrew Hood was editor of the Vail Daily from 1991 to 93, and in that…

Summit County Dreamer riding from Copper to Aspen for DACA awareness

Summit County Dreamer riding from Copper to Aspen for DACA awareness

Javier Pineda knows how resort towns work – the long hours, demanding labor and intense pressure during peak seasons. He grew up in Patzcuaro, Mexico, another tourist area and home…

Colorado Flower: Infusing local cannabis culture with Dutch Girl photo perspective

Colorado Flower: Infusing local cannabis culture with Dutch Girl photo perspective

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared in the Vail Daily: Though she’s lived in Colorado for many years, originally moving here to study at the University of…

Unlike Ted Bundy, Zac Efron isn’t faking his knee injury sustained while skiing

Unlike Ted Bundy, Zac Efron isn’t faking his knee injury sustained while skiing

There’s a weird symmetry to the fact that actor Zac Efron is now recovering from a knee injury sustained while skiing, because that was exactly the M.O. of infamous ski-town…

Retiring Tenie Chicoine named Vail Valley Foundation’s ‘Volunteer of the Year’

Retiring Tenie Chicoine named Vail Valley Foundation’s ‘Volunteer of the Year’

Alternately described as the “SWAG Queen” and the “Mom” of the massive Vail Valley Foundation volunteer army, Tenie Chicoine says what she’ll be missed for most when she hangs up…

Vail pioneer Steve ‘Louie’ Boyd dies at age 82

Vail pioneer Steve ‘Louie’ Boyd dies at age 82

A venturesome minority will always be eager to set off on their own, and no obstacles should be placed in their path; let them take risks, for godsake, let them…

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