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Backcountry skiing: Learning from tragedy by being prepared, getting more training

Backcountry skiing: Learning from tragedy by being prepared, getting more training

On Tuesday, Dec. 27, my wife and I and two of our three sons took an all-day avy prep course with Apex Mountain School in EagleVail. It was a morning of…

Stunning new venue Chasing Rabbits looks to fill entertainment void in Vail

Stunning new venue Chasing Rabbits looks to fill entertainment void in Vail

Touring Vail’s newest entertainment venue Chasing Rabbits at Solaris Vail last week, I think I was doing exactly what the name of the place wants you to do: I was…

Please don’t donate to RealVail.com, but do give, if you can, to these other worthy websites, journalists

Please don’t donate to RealVail.com, but do give, if you can, to these other worthy websites, journalists

This is the rare entreaty from a journalist this time of year not asking for financial contributions to continue my reporting. Instead, I’m asking loyal RealVail.com readers to give to other media…

Opinion: Colorado lawmakers must act to end relentless cycle of mass shootings

Opinion: Colorado lawmakers must act to end relentless cycle of mass shootings

The hate-motivated massacre in Colorado Springs last month changed the gun violence conversation in Colorado, and new gun measures will almost certainly be enacted during the legislative session that begins…

To EV or not to EV: That is the new car question

To EV or not to EV: That is the new car question

A full disclosure. I bought a car recently, and I had hoped it would be all electric. But I’m a tough cookie to satisfy. Teslas are out of my price…

World Cup weirdness is a way of life this time of year on Beaver Creek’s famed Birds of Prey course

World Cup weirdness is a way of life this time of year on Beaver Creek’s famed Birds of Prey course

Apparently there’s a World Cup going on somewhere else on the planet the first week of December, which is weird because the vast majority of Earth’s now more than 8…

As Ogden pulls plug on endorsements in our local papers, RealVail.com fills the Nov. 8 voting void

As Ogden pulls plug on endorsements in our local papers, RealVail.com fills the Nov. 8 voting void

I don’t remember when the Vail Daily first started endorsing political candidates. I know they weren’t doing it when I started there as sports editor in June of 1991. In…

Ogden steps in it again with political search disparity on Colorado ski-town newspaper websites

Ogden steps in it again with political search disparity on Colorado ski-town newspaper websites

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with a comment from Vail Daily Publisher Mark Wurzer, who says the problem with the search function has been fixed as of 4:40…

Shame on Senate GOP for blocking CORE Act, forcing Biden’s Camp Hale designation

Shame on Senate GOP for blocking CORE Act, forcing Biden’s Camp Hale designation

Mainstream media reporting on Wednesday’s announcement by President Joe Biden of a new Camp Hale National Monument have portrayed it as an election gift to Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet,…

Camp Hale’s darker side worth preserving, daylighting in national monument debate

Camp Hale’s darker side worth preserving, daylighting in national monument debate

The U.S. military and intelligence services have accomplished some truly momentous … and truly messed-up … things throughout our nation’s 246-year history. Take, for example, Camp Hale, at 9,200 feet…

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