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Spring in Beaver Creek! And the Lifts are Closed! Crazy!


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Vail Resorts Seniority Banquet – Kim Nottingham Celebrates 30 Years!


2013-04-04 19.47.38Thursday was a special night for us as Kim Nottingham (my lovely wife) celebrated her 30th anniversary with Vail Resorts along with about 500 of her closest friends at the Marriott Hotel in Vail.

I’m continually amazed at her work ethic, intelligence, patience, and management skills.  Maybe she will make 40, who knows.

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Vail Resorts Gets Wings in New Partnership With Red Bull


Breck’s Bobby Brown welcomes Vail Resorts to the world of Red Bull

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Vail Resorts New Epic Pass Line-Up for 2013-2014 Season


Recently Vail Resorts announced the new  season pass line-up for the 2013-14 season. Visit www.epicpass.com for more information. New for this year, Vail Resorts is introducing the Epic 4-Day and the Keystone A-Basin Pass, plus the Epic Pass now offers unlimited access to Eldora (some holiday restrictions apply for employees) and five free days at Verbier Resort in Switzerland.

Buy your Vail Resorts season pass before April 14 to lock in the lowest price available and get the most benefits.

  • The Epic Pass™: Now including unlimited access to Eldora in Colorado and Five Days In Verbier, Switzerland. Ski as much as you want, whenever you want at $689 for adults and $359 for children (ages 5-12).
  • The Tahoe Local Pass™: The best way to access Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood Seven Days a Week.
  • New this year, The Epic 4-Day™: Perfect for people who only plan to take one ski vacation.
  • Epic 7-Day™: Perfect for people who don’t plan to ski more than seven days.

 

 

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Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Again!


Mikaela SHIFFRIN

17 year-old Mikaela Shiffrin won another World Cup Slalom race in Flachau on Tuesday night, 1/15/13.  Mikaela was 2nd after the 1st run.  Starting 2nd to last, she put down the 3rd fastest time in the 2nd run.  Maria Hoefl-Riesch, starting last after skiing the fastest 1st run, was well ahead after the 2nd split but crashed out before finishing.  Mikaela won by 0.85 seconds over Frida Hansdotter and 1.10 seconds ahead of Tanja Poutiainen who was third.

This is Michaela’s third slalom win of the season and extended her lead in the slalom standings to 81 points over Tina Maze, who finished 5th in today’s race.  Michaela moved up to 5th in the overall world cup standings.  She is now the top American in the overall world cup race.

Congratulations to Mikaela!

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Mikaela Shiffrin wins World Cup slalom


Associated Press

ZAGREB, Croatia — American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin earned her second World Cup title Friday by winning a slalom by a massive 1.19-second margin to regain the lead in the discipline standings.

The 17-year-old Shiffrin built on her first-run lead to finish in a combined time of 2 minutes, 1.73 seconds — living up to her billing as American skiing’s next big star following her first career World Cup win last month in Are, Sweden.

Frida Hansdotter of Sweden came second, and Erin Mielzynski of Canada was 1.76 behind in third. The rest of the field finished more than 2 seconds off Shiffrin’s winning time.

Tina Maze of Slovenia, who was second after the opening run, straddled a gate and failed to finish. Maze lost her lead in the slalom standings to Shiffrin but remained atop the overall World Cup standings.

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American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin earns 1st World Cup victory by winning slalom in Sweden


By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, December 20, 1:00 PM

ARE, Sweden — American teenager Mikaela Shiffrin won her first World Cup event on Thursday, putting down a perfect second run to win a night slalom ahead of home favorite Frida Hansdotter.

Under the floodlights on Are’s Olympia course, the 17-year-old Shiffrin finished with a combined time of 1 minute, 45.36 seconds.

Hansdotter led after the first run but lost time toward the end of her second and finished 0.29 seconds behind for second place.

Overall World Cup leader Tina Maze of Slovenia was third, 0.52 behind.

Lindsey Vonn skipped the race, having taken a break from the World Cup to fully recover from an intestinal illness.

 

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