Let me just say it up front: Vail would never have become “Vail” if it were not for a man named Rod Slifer. Oh sure, it probably would have opened sometime before the end of the 1962-63 ski season (give or take a year or two), and it probably would have been at least as successful [...]
For a guy who grew up in Fort Collins and had what most would consider to be an ordinary all-American childhood – playing football, basketball and hockey, and dreaming of someday being a fireman – Ryan Sutter’s life, these days, is far from ordinary. Sutter graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Architecture, [...]
Kids raised in the Vail Valley are just like other kids. They play soccer or football or they ski, they wrangle with their parents, and they suffer their first crushes and their first heartbreaks. But unlike many kids, here young people are often lucky enough to have opportunities to work their creative muscles and get [...]
How a champion defeated both demons and doubters
We’ve all had that one big dream. The one that is so big and so far away that for most mortals like us, it seems unachievable. For Chris Del Bosco, my brother, that dream has never wavered.