Vail

Vail Colorado in summer
February 1, 2015

Vail is the home of the world famous ski resort of the same name and dates back to just 1962. It is just 100 miles west of Denver on Interstate 70.

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Beaver Creek ski area

Beaver Creek ski area
April 6, 2012

Staff writer The Beaver Creek ski area has 1,815 acres of skiable terrain in two bowls on a mountain 13 miles west of the Vail Mountain ski resort. Both are owned and operated by Vail Resorts. Beaver Creek has a summit of 11,440 feet, rising 3,340 feet from a base at 8,100 feet above sea level. It gets an average of 325 inches of snow a year, with a ski…

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Vail Ski Resort

Vail Ski Resort Colorado
April 6, 2012

Vail Ski Resort offers 5,289 acres of skiing on 10 bowls on Vail Mountain and gladed terrain the adjacent Blue Sky Basin. It’s the largest ski area in the United States.

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Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail
December 15, 2011

Staff writer The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens are snuggled in the Gerald R. Ford Park (named for the only president who worked as a ranger for the National Park Service, in Yellowstone Park). Because the gardens are inside the Gerald R. Ford Park, they were named for the former First Lady. The park is the highest botanical garden in the world, at 8,200 feet. Longtime Vail residents Marty Jones and…

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