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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…

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…

50 years later, first U.S. men’s alpine medals still reverberate in American skiing lore

50 years later, first U.S. men’s alpine medals still reverberate in American skiing lore

To say there was a little pressure on the American men heading into the final alpine event of the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, is to engage in a…

The choice of champions: Head skis keep shaping the sport 65 years later

The choice of champions: Head skis keep shaping the sport 65 years later

Since switching to Head skis in 2010, Park City’s Ted Ligety has won an astounding 16 World Cup races – including a giant slalom by an enormous margin of 1.51…

Jake Burton fought long and hard for snowboarding’s mainstream, Olympic credibility

Jake Burton fought long and hard for snowboarding’s mainstream, Olympic credibility

Colorado has long been a breeding ground for Winter Olympians, producing medalists and contenders in virtually every sport. But credit Jake Burton with fighting for the mainstream acceptance that led…

Fan-favorite Fleischer came so close on ski-racing’s greatest stages

Fan-favorite Fleischer came so close on ski-racing’s greatest stages

Greatness is measured many different ways on a racecourse as daunting and technically demanding as the Birds of Prey. Certainly its most enduring measure is tallied in victories and trips…

Cindy Nelson: Tracing the Minnesota-to-Vail path to Olympic ski-racing glory

Cindy Nelson: Tracing the Minnesota-to-Vail path to Olympic ski-racing glory

Vail is home to a transplanted Minnesota ski racer who has broken new ground on the World Cup circuit, enjoyed great Olympic success, chased the records of the legendary Austrian…

Former Vail Mayor Ludwig Kurz lands prestigious award from Austrian Consulate

Former Vail Mayor Ludwig Kurz lands prestigious award from Austrian Consulate

Former Vail mayor and current Vail Town Council member Ludwig Kurz recently was awarded the Austrian Decoration of Merit in Gold for his “outstanding efforts and achievements with regard to…

Bill Walton breaks down his former teams as NBA season tips off

Bill Walton breaks down his former teams as NBA season tips off

The NBA season gets under way tonight with a doubleheader that includes Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls at LeBron James and the Miami Heat and Chris Paul and the…

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