SnowWitch joins you today at the end of 2007, as we begin a new ski season at Vail in 2008 by recalling some fond memories in years past skiing at Vail! Remember when…Early Vail Skiing – When there was ONLY Vail Village at Vail and no parking structures! Everyone parked along the frontage road!Studded SnowTires – When few had 4-wheel drive and they allowed studded snowtires or you had to stop, get on your back at the rear of the car, with exhaust and snow blowing in your face and put chains on to get over Vail or Hoosier Pass (there was no access from I-70).Too Young & Poor to Buy Dinner or Stay the Night – We drove up from Colorado Springs, starting at 5 am, reaching Vail when the lifts were opening, skiied all day and then stopped at Pepi Grammshammer’s at the end of the day, bought an “after-ski snack special” of a glass of red wine, a piece of brown bread and a small bowl of spaghetti, wolfed it down and then left to drive back to the Springs. Great times!It’s Better Now – We like it better now – more runs, more bowls, more parking, more lifts, more places to eat….Vail is older….. YET BETTER than ever!!
- Antlers Lobby Serves as Brief Refuge for Baby Moose
There is never a dull moment at the Antlers at Vail hotel! A baby moose sought a brief refuge in our lobby yesterday morning. We are hoping it safely finds its way back to mamma. The Colorado Parks & Wildlife website has resources for how to a...
- Cliffs, Creeks and Cameras at the Antlers
Emmy-award winning filmmaker, aspiring cinematographers to showcase work at Antlers at Vail hotel The Antlers at Vail main conference room will feature kayakers cascading over waterfalls, climbers with spider-like fingertip strength, runners gri...
- Annapurna, the Antlers Puma
Our friend and fellow Vail Symposium board member, Jay Huffard, recently sold his house in Minturn. Perched outside was a bronze mountain lion originally sculpted by Edith Huffard, Jay's mother! Rather than leave the sculpture there, Jay would like...