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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 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.

FIFA moves to avoid 2022 World Cup conflict with Winter Olympics

FIFA moves to avoid 2022 World Cup conflict with Winter Olympics

It’s clear that the Winter Olympics won out in a power struggle over the timing of major international sporting events when a task force for FIFA, the international governing body…

When it’s unseasonably warm in ski country, time to go winter backpacking in Canyonlands

When it’s unseasonably warm in ski country, time to go winter backpacking in Canyonlands

Fortunately, for what’s left of ski season here in the Vail Valley (a little under two months), winter has made a return the last two weekends. And it looks like…

Shiffrin stoked to compete on home snow in the ‘mountains I love’

Shiffrin stoked to compete on home snow in the ‘mountains I love’

Eagle-Vail’s Mikaela Shiffrin has been waiting for this moment all her young life — the chance to do what she does best in front of her hometown fans. After a…

From cradle to college: Melisa Rewold-Thuon expands scope of Youth Foundation

From cradle to college: Melisa Rewold-Thuon expands scope of Youth Foundation

Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in The Parents Handbook. In many ways, Melisa Rewold-Thuon has been a victim of her own success. She never wanted to leave the helm…

Vonn legacy looms large at 2015 Worlds despite lack of gold medals

Vonn legacy looms large at 2015 Worlds despite lack of gold medals

I was bummed to see Lindsey Vonn so bummed Monday after she DQ’d in the slalom leg of the women’s alpine combined event after finishing a distant seventh in the…

IOC boss: post-Sochi cost-cutting plan sparks interest in Winter Olympics

IOC boss: post-Sochi cost-cutting plan sparks interest in Winter Olympics

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said this week the IOC’s new agenda urging lower costs for host cities has spurred more interest in bidding on…

Ligety 9th, Miller crashes as Reichelt wins Worlds super-G

Ligety 9th, Miller crashes as Reichelt wins Worlds super-G

Story update at 9 p.m.: Bode Miller is officially out of the World Championships. He underwent surgery to repair a hamstring tendon in his right leg that was torn by…

Vonn wins bronze in super-G as Woods looks on

Vonn wins bronze in super-G as Woods looks on

Vail’s Lindsey Vonn thrilled her hometown crowd by starting 18th and skiing into first-place position in the women’s super-G at the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships on Tuesday. Then the…

Bode Miller says he’s ‘ready to race’ as 2015 Worlds kick off with women’s super-G

Bode Miller says he’s ‘ready to race’ as 2015 Worlds kick off with women’s super-G

Bode Miller, who’s won a world championship in every ski-racing discipline except slalom, declared himself “ready to race” Monday at the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek. Miller,…

Vail’s Vonn returns to action just one win shy of all-time victory mark

Vail’s Vonn returns to action just one win shy of all-time victory mark

Vail’s Lindsey Vonn is back in action this weekend on the World Cup circuit, seeking to tie the all-time career victory record for a female ski racer held by retired…