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December 2013
Corporate: Vail Resorts launches EpicMix Academy.
November 2013
Corporate: Beaver Creek Resort unveils Raptor, the new women's downhill course.
August 2013
Corporate: Vail Resorts announces the addition of Les 3 Vallees to the Epic Pass.
May 2013
Corporate: Vail Resorts acquires Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah.
May 2013
Corporate: Vail Resorts announces the addition of Arlberg, Austria to the Epic Pass.
April 2013
Corporate: Specialty Sports Venture, the retail division of Vail Resorts, acquires Hoigaards.
March 2013
Corporate: Vail Resorts announces record capital improvements plan for calendar 2013, amounting to approximately $130-140 million.
December 2012
Corporate: Vail Resorts acquires Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan.
December 2012
Corporate: Vail Resorts launches EpicMix Racing.
December 2012
Corporate: Northstar California celebrates its 40th anniversary on December 22.
September 2012
Corporate: Vail Resorts announces the addition of Verbier, Switzerland to the Epic Pass.
August 2012
Breckenridge: Breckenridge Ski Resort receives approval from the US Forest Service on construction of new Peak 6 Terrain.
April 2012
Corporate: Vail Resorts acquires Kirkwood Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe, California.
January 2012
Corporate: Vail Mountain celebrates its 50th anniversary on December 15.
November 2011
Corporate: Vail Resorts launches EpicMix Photo.
January 2011
RockResorts: RockResorts welcomes Half Moon, a luxury resort in Rose Hall, Jamaica
October 2010
Corporate: Vail Resorts acquires Northstar California Resort in North Lake Tahoe.
August 2010
Corporate: Vail Resorts launches Epic Mix, an award winning mobile and web-based application.
June 2008
Corporate: Vail Resorts acquires the resort ground transportation business, Colorado Mountain Express (CME), for total consideration of $40.5 million.
January 2008
Corporate: The Arrabelle at Vail Square debuts.
December 2007
Beaver Creek: The Buckaroo Express children's gondola opens at Beaver Creek.
July 2007
Heavenly: Construction of new Olympic Express begins using advanced, environmentally-sensitive techniques
May 2007
Corporate: Vail Resorts announces it will build Ever Vail, the largest LEED-certified village in North America
April 2007
Heavenly: Heavenly's Master Plan Amendment is approved by governing agencies, commencing the next ten years of extensive resort improvements.
February 2007
Beaver Creek: Vail and Beaver Creek rename ski trails to honor former President Gerald R. Ford.

Corporate: Vail Resorts and National Forest Foundation partner to raise funds for conservation projects in the National Forest system
October 2004
Heavenly: $10 million invested in improvements; Powderbowl and Waterfall chairs are replaced with new Dopplymayr six-pack express lifts; construction of Heavenly Village is completed
April 2004
Vail: LionsHead Redevelopment and Vail's New Dawn begin with replacement of the 30 year old skier's bridge which carries guests from the mountain to the LionsHead yard.
September 2003
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Grand Teton Lodge Company receives EPA Region VIII Environmental Achievement Award for work in reducing operational impacts through pollution prevention.
August 2003
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Grand Teton Lodge Company becomes the first Wyoming member of the EPA Performance Track Program.
July 2003
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Jackson Lake Lodge listed as National Historic Landmark on the National Registoer of Historic Places.
June 2003
Vail Resorts Development Co.: The Greg Norman Course at Red Sky Ranch opens.
May 2003
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Grand Teton Lodge Company receives International Standards Organization 14001 certification for environmental management system.
December 2002
Breckenridge: Breckenridge increases intermediate terrain by 30 percent with the Peak 7 expansion, adding seven new trails, on 165 acres, and the six-person Independence SuperChair. The new Peak 8 SuperConnect is also added and transports visitors from Peak 9 to Peak 8 with incredible speed.
December 2002
Heavenly: Vail Resorts invests nearly $15 million in capital improvents; Canyon and Ridge chairs are replaced with high-speed quad lifts; construction begins on 15-acre Adventure Peak; Ski/Snowboard School Center opens in Heavenly Village
December 2002
Vail: The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa completes a $30 million renovation in time for Christmas.
November 2002
Beaver Creek: The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch opens its doors as the first luxury resort to open in the mountains of Colorado in more than a decade.
June 2002
Vail Resorts Development Co.: The Tom Fazio course and Red Sky Golf Club opens, with the Greg Norman course set to open in spring 2003.
May 2002
Heavenly: Vail Resorts closes on its acquisition of Heavenly Ski Resort in California and Nevada, bringing its portfolio of world-class resorts to five.
December 2001
Beaver Creek: The youngest ski resort in the U.S., Beaver Creek celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
November 2001
Corporate: Vail Resorts acquires a majority interest in RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company.
August 2001
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Grand Teton National Park celebrates 50th Anniversary.
July 2001
Vail: Vail Resorts acquired the largest hotel in the Vail Valley, the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, located at the Lionshead portal to Vail Mountain.
June 2001
Beaver Creek: Vail Resorts acquired the Inn at Beaver Creek, the closest hotel to a ski lift (50 yards away) in the U.S.
April 2001
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Jackson Lake Lodge $300,000 Mural Dining Room remodel project completed.
December 2000
Vail: Vail proudly opens the next phase of Blue Sky Basin with the addition of Pete's Bowl. This expansion includes an additional 125 acres and another new high-speed quad.
December 2000
Heavenly: The Gondola at Heavenly opens; Heavenly Village breaks ground.
October 2000
Corporate: Vail Resorts and Continental Gencom enter into a joint venture for the construction of The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch.
January 2000
Vail: The eagerly anticipated Category III, now named "Blue Sky Basin", opens to rave reviews by skiers and snowboarders. The expansion includes three new high-speed quad chairlifts and adds an extra 525 acres to Vail Mountain.
November 1999
Vail: Newly reconstructed Patrol Headquarters and Two Elk re-open.
October 1999
Corporate: Vail Resorts purchases VailNet and InterNetWorks, both local companies.
July 1999
Vail: Work begins on Category III, Blue Sky Basin, the third phase of Vail's master plan.
June 1999
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Vail Associates purchases the Grand Teton Lodge Company, operating Jackson Lake Lodge, Jenny Lake Lodge, Colter Bay Village and the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis Club from CSX Corporation.
May 1999
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Meeting space expansion project at Jackson Lake Lodge completed, increasing overall event space from 12,365 square feet to 16,802 square feet.
February 1999
Vail: World Alpine Ski Championships held at Vail and Beaver Creek.
October 1998
Vail: Arson fires destroy Two Elk restaurant, Patrol Headquarters and Camp One, and damage lift operator buildings at the tops of Chairs 4, 5, 11,14. The fires caused more than $12 million in damage. All lifts were repaired and re-licensed for the season and temporary facilities were constructed for Two Elk (temporarily named One Elk) and PHQ.
July 1998
Corporate: Vail Resorts purchases the Village at Breckenridge from TBA Entertainment. The existing Village at Breckenridge is a collection of hotel, restaurant and other properties revolving around hospitality and commercial activities directly at the Breckenridge ski area's Peak 9 base area.
July 1998
Corporate: Vail Resorts and Specialty Sports, Inc., one of the largest retailers of ski and golf-related sporting goods in Colorado, merged their retail operations into a joint venture to be known as Specialty Sports Venture, LLC.
June 1998
Breckenridge: Vail Resorts invests another $14 million on on-mountain improvements, highlighted by the $6 million Ten Mile Station, Breckenridge's first new on-mountain dining facility in more than a decade.
April 1998
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Two cabins added to the four star Jenny Lake Lodge property increasing total number of units to 37.
January 1998
Corporate: Vail Resorts purchases the Inn at Keystone which offers 103 rooms, including 17 suites, modern conference facilities and a fine dining restaurant.
December 1997
Beaver Creek: The new Birds of Prey downhill course built in preparation for the 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships, opens to rave reviews by competitors in an early-season World Cup race.
October 1997
Corporate: Payment date for the remaining current portion of the "Option Payment" to existing option holders of record October 11, 1996 (60% x $0.29 per share x the number of vested options).
October 1997
Heavenly: Extensive planning begins for a new gondola and base village near Stateline, Nevada
September 1997
Corporate: Vail Resorts purchases the Double Tree by Hilton Breckenridge with plans for a multi-million dollar renovation and upgrade of the hotel.
September 1997
Beaver Creek: The addition of the Vilar Center for the Arts, an outdoor ice skating rink and two residential and retail complexes marks the completion of construction in the core of Beaver Creek Village.
September 1997
Vail: Vail Resorts purchases The Lodge at Vail and two acres of adjacent undeveloped land at the base of Vail Mountain in September for $23 million.
May 1997
Corporate: Vail Resorts purchases 20,000 square feet of retail and commercial space in St. James Place located in Beaver Creek Village.
February 1997
Corporate: Vail Resorts stock opens on the NYSE at $23.50.
February 1997
Corporate: Vail Resorts initial stock offering priced at $22.00.
January 1997
Corporate: Board declares 2:1 stock split.
January 1997
Corporate: Vail Resorts switches transfer agent from Wilmington Trust to Norwest.
January 1997
Breckenridge: Ralcorp Holdings ski and resort operations, including Breckenridge Ski Resort and Keystone Resort, are merged with Vail ski area and Beaver Creek Resort to form Vail Resorts, the largest mountain resort company in North America. Vail Resorts immediately spends $18 million in on-mountain improvements, the largest single-year investment in the ski area's history.
January 1997
Corporate: Vail Resorts acquires the ski areas of Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin. All of these resorts were formerly owned by Ralcorp Holding.
January 1997
Vail: Vail Associates renamed to Vail Resorts, Inc. Merger with Keystone and Breckenridge approved. Installation of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, replacing the original Lionshead Gondola.
October 1996
Corporate: Record date for Rights Distribution.
August 1996
Grand Teton Lodge Company: President Clinton and his family vacation in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
June 1996
Corporate: Board Resolution approved for up to a 3:1 Stock Split.
March 1996
Beaver Creek: Vail Associates merges with Ralston Resorts ski operations - Keystone and Breckenridge - creating Vail Resorts, the largest skiing company in the world. As part of Vail Associates' most ambitious mountain improvement year ever, Beaver Creek Mountain completes the first step in introducing a European-style Village-to-Village ski experience by connecting (through ski lifts and trails) three distinct ski areas - Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead.
July 1995
Grand Teton Lodge Company: President Bill Clinton spends summer vacation in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
March 1995
Vail: Vail and Beaver Creek named host site for 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships, making them the only North American venue to twice host the event.
November 1994
Heavenly: Dipper Chair is replaced with a high-speed quad lift; snowmaking operations are expanded to cover 66% of trails
May 1994
Breckenridge: Ralston Purina spins off its resort and human foods companies into a separate company to achieve more effective management of each of the individual companies. The new company, Ralcorp Holdings Inc., names its resort division Ralston Resorts and begins offering interchangeable lift tickets good at all three ski operations.
May 1994
Keystone: Ralston Purina and Intrawest begin a joint venture, Keystone Real Estate Developments (KRED), and invest $700 million to develop a base area at River Run.
December 1993
Beaver Creek: Vail Associates acquires Arrowhead's undeveloped real estate and mountain properties in December, paving the way for creation of a European-style "Village-to-Village" ski experience.
December 1993
Breckenridge: Peak 7, the ski area's fourth interconnected mountain, opens.
February 1993
Breckenridge: Ralston Purina, owners of Keystone Resort and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, purchases the ski area from Victoria, ending the Japanese company's fourth-year ownership.
November 1992
Heavenly: Sky Chair is replaced with a high-speed quad lift, Sky Express
May 1992
Vail: Apollo Partners buys Vail Associates.
December 1991
Keystone: Keystone's second gondola opens providing skiers with a quick and easy way to get from the top of Keystone Mountain to the top of North Peak.
October 1991
Heavenly: Mott Canyon chair opens, accesses new super-expert skiing
December 1990
Beaver Creek: The legendary Grouse Mountain, a 100 acre expansion at Beaver Creek primarily catering to advanced skiers, opens.
January 1990
Keystone: The Outback, Keystone's third mountain, opens with 300 acres for heli-skiing and two quads at a cost of $32 million.
December 1989
Beaver Creek: World Alpine Ski Championships are held at Vail and Beaver Creek.
July 1989
Keystone: Keystone's $10 million Conference Center opens. The new center is the largest conference facility in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
January 1989
Heavenly: Experimental snowcat skiing started in Mott Canyon.
December 1988
Beaver Creek: Arrowhead Mountain, located two miles east of Beaver Creek, opens.
December 1988
Vail: China Bowl opens.
November 1988
Heavenly: The resort's first high-speed chair, Comet Express, is installed on the Nevada side.
January 1988
Breckenridge: Victoria Company, Ltd. of Japan purchases the ski area from the Aspen Skiing Company. The ski area breaks the million-skier mark for the first time, logging 1,002,000 skier visits during the 1987-88 season.
October 1987
Beaver Creek: Trapper's Cabin, an exclusive mountaintop overnight retreat, opens and becomes one of the top 25 romantic hideaways in the world, as listed by Andrew Harper's exclusive Hideaway Report.
December 1986
Beaver Creek: Rose Bowl, named after Rose Gillett, the wife of George Gillett, is opened.
November 1986
Beaver Creek: The McCoy Park Cross-Country Center, a unique mountaintop cross-country skiing and snowshoeing experience with more than 37 kilometers of groomed trails, opens. The award-winning on-mountain restaurant, Beano's Cabin, also opens for business.
June 1986
Beaver Creek: Beaver Creek installs its first high-speed quad chairlift, the Centennial Express, which provides quick access from the base to Spruce Saddle.
December 1985
Breckenridge: Breckenridge's third interconnected mountain, Peak 10, opens.
December 1985
Keystone: Night skiing opens at Keystone. Skier numbers at Keystone break the 1 million mark.
August 1985
Vail: George Gillett purchases Vail Associates. Vista Bahn and three other high-speed quads are installed.
January 1985
Heavenly: Heavenly's first retail stores open
December 1984
Heavenly: Old Tram replaced with new 50-passenger Tram
November 1984
Keystone: Keystone unveils $15 million in improvements, including 12 new runs, two triple chair lifts, and its first gondola.
July 1984
Beaver Creek: The $30 million Village Hall opens.
December 1983
Beaver Creek: Larkspur Bowl opens, increasing expert and intermediate terrain.
July 1983
Beaver Creek: The Poste Montane Lodge opens, marking the beginning of Beaver Creek Village.
June 1982
Beaver Creek: Beaver Creek golf course opens.
August 1981
Breckenridge: Breckenridge installs the world's first high-speed quad chairlift on Peak 9. The lift, capable of transporting 2,800 skiers per hour, started the industry's high-speed quad revolution. The ski area also installs its first snowmaking equipment on Peak 9 following the disastrous 1980-81 ski season that saw most Colorado ski areas closed more than they were open due to lack of snow.
December 1980
Beaver Creek: Beaver Creek officially opens with 4 chairlifts, 28 runs, 425 skiable acres - 22 of which were covered by snowmaking- and the award-winning Spruce Saddle Restaurant. A tennis bubble serves as the base area lodge.
December 1980
Beaver Creek: Beaver Creek officially opens with 4 chairlifts, 28 runs, 425 skiable acres and the award-winning Spruce Saddle Restaurant. A tennis bubble serves as the base area lodge.
June 1980
Keystone: Keystone's first 18-hole championship golf course, The Ranch Course, opens. The Robert Trent Jones, Jr-designed course would later be named one of the top 50 "Must-Play" golf courses in the world by "LINKS Magazine."
December 1979
Heavenly: First of ten U.S. Pro Tour events held at Heavenly
February 1979
Heavenly: First of nine annual John Denver Celebrity Ski Classics held at Heavenly
November 1978
Heavenly: Boulder, Stagecoach and East Peak lodges are built on the Nevada side
November 1978
Keystone: Ralston Purina purchases Arapahoe Basin. Keystone sells tickets for $12 and boasts 550,000 skier visits.
August 1978
Grand Teton Lodge Company: President Jimmy Carter visits Jackson Hole area.
June 1978
Breckenridge: Colorado's first alpine slide begins operation on Peak 8.
December 1977
Heavenly: First installation of a permanent snowmaking system on the California side
September 1977
Vail: Colorado Ski Museum and Sports Hall of Fame opens.
August 1977
Heavenly: Owner Hugh Killebrew and three key employees are killed in a plane crash; son Bill Killebrew becomes general partner
July 1977
Beaver Creek: Groundbreaking at Beaver Creek begins and is attended by former President Gerald Ford.
March 1977
Keystone: Keystone buys the Smith Reynolds Ranch, a working cattle ranch a few miles west of the ski mountain, and begins planning to build an 18-hole golf course on the site.
February 1976
Vail: Winter Olympic Games held in Innsbruck, Austria. A little known fact is that in 1972, the IOC voted to have the 1976 Winter Games in Colorado, with the alpine competitions slated for Vail and Beaver Creek. However, a statewide referendum was launched and voters chose not to host the Games.
December 1975
Heavenly: Stagecoach chair opens, accessing a new base on the Nevada side
January 1975
Heavenly: Heavenly hosts the Chevrolet Freestyle Championships, one of the first freestyle competitions ever
May 1974
Keystone: Ralston Purina acquires Keystone and invests $20 million into the resort. The Keystone Lodge, tennis center and several condominiums were built in what is now Keystone Village.
October 1973
Vail: Free bus system established by Vail Associates. This would become the largest free in-town bus system in the country.
January 1973
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Grand Teton Lodge Company signs 30 year concession agreement with the National Park Service.
August 1972
Beaver Creek: Vail Associates purchases 2,200 acres of Beaver Creek property from Nottingham.
August 1972
Grand Teton Lodge Company: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway was established to commemorate the philanthropic activities and generous donations of lands to the National Park System by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The parkway connects Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
June 1972
Keystone: Keystone installs its first snowmaking system, making it one of the first ski resorts in Colorado to offer man-made snow.
December 1971
Breckenridge: Peak 9 opens with two double chairs and 12 trails. Skier visits for the 1971-72 season total 221,000 compared to 17,000 during the 1961-62 season.
July 1971
Grand Teton Lodge Company: President Nixon visits Jackson Hole area, photographed at Colter Bay Village Marina.
November 1970
Keystone: Keystone Ski Area opens on November 21 with four lifts under the ownership of Keystone International, Inc. Keystone ski runs and trails were named for local mines in the Snake River Valley. During its inaugural season, more than 75,000 skiers visited Keystone and lift tickets were just $5.
April 1970
Breckenridge: The Aspen Skiing Company buys the ski area from Baum and announces plans for a $4.5 million expansion onto Peak 9.
December 1969
Vail: The Lionshead base area, the Lionshead Gondola and Game Creek Bowl open. A full day lift ticket cost $8 and construction of I-70 began.
August 1969
Breckenridge: Baum exercises a purchase option in the lease agreement and takes over ownership of the area's capital equipment and the US Forest Service permit.
December 1968
Vail: First snowmaking systems installed. Vail achieves one million cumulative skier days.
December 1967
Vail: Golden Peak opens.
November 1967
Heavenly: Heavenly expands across the state line with the Boulder and Dipper chairs and Boulder Base in Nevada
October 1966
Heavenly: West Bowl Chair opens, the first lift installed by helicopter
June 1966
Breckenridge: Denver businessman Harry Baum Jr., president and sole stockholder of the newly formed Breckenridge Ski Corporation, announces he has signed an agreement to lease the ski area from Rounds and Porter.
January 1966
Vail: Town of Vail is established.
May 1965
Vail: Two of Vail's most famous landmarks, the Clock Tower and the Covered Bridge, are constructed.
November 1964
Heavenly: Chair Four (Sky Chair) reaches Monument Peak at 10,040 feet, the highest lift-accessed elevation at Lake Tahoe
August 1964
Grand Teton Lodge Company: August 14-17 Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady, visits Grand Teton National Park - enjoys float trip and fish fry.
September 1963
Grand Teton Lodge Company: September 25-26 John F. Kennedy visits the town of Jackson, greeted by 3000 (the entire town) at the airport, helicopter flies JFK to Jackson Lake Lodge.
December 1962
Vail: Vail Mountain opens for skiing with two chairlifts, one gondola and a $5 lift ticket. During the inaugural 1962-63 season, the mountain recorded 55,000 skiers.
September 1962
Heavenly: Heavenly Tram opens for year-round business
January 1962
Vail: Work begins on Vail Mountain.
December 1961
Breckenridge: Breckenridge opens under ownership of the Kansas based Rounds and Porter Lumber Co. A full day ticket was $4 and accessed two chairlifts and a handful of runs on Peak 8. That first ski season attracted roughly 20,000 skier visits.
December 1961
Heavenly: Chair Three (Ridge Chair) accesses the upper reaches of the mountain near Monument Peak
November 1961
Heavenly: Chair Two (Patsy's/Waterfall) installed, the first double-directional lift in the country
January 1961
Vail: The US Forest Service issues final approvals and permits to begin building the ski area.
June 1958
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Jenny Lake Lodge is renovated and remodeled and expanded to 35 cabins.
March 1957
Vail: Pete Seibert and Earl Eaton, founders of Vail, first climbed the future Vail Mountain and realized the potential for a world-class ski area.
July 1956
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Trailer Park at Colter Bay Village, operated by Grand Teton Lodge Company, opens.
June 1956
Beaver Creek: Pete Siebert and Earl Eaton, who would eventually develop Vail, start surveying the Vail Valley for a potential ski area site. They become particularly interested in the territory above Avon (now Beaver Creek), owned by local rancher Willis Nottingham. Nottingham liked the slow pace of ranch living and refused to sell the property. Seibert and Eaton decide to look at a different potential site eight miles to the east (of Vail).
June 1956
Grand Teton Lodge Company: First year Grand Teton Lodge Company offers scenic river floats.
June 1956
Grand Teton Lodge Company: First year that Grand Teton Lodge Company offers scenic river floats.
February 1956
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Name changes from Grand Teton Lodge and Transportation Company to Grand Teton Lodge Company.
December 1955
Heavenly: Heavenly opens for ski operations with one rope tow and one run, now a street called Ski Run Blvd.
June 1955
Grand Teton Lodge Company: On June 11th, Jackson Lake Lodge officially opens.
April 1952
Grand Teton Lodge Company: Grand Teton Lodge and Transportation Company, organized by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., moves forward on a lodging operation in Grand Teton National Park. $6 million was committed to build a new lodge. The new building project was called "The Grand Experiment".
June 1950
Grand Teton Lodge Company: President Harry Truman signs a bill abolishing the Jackson Hole National Monument and expanding Grand Teton National Park to its present boundaries.
June 1943
Grand Teton Lodge Company: President Roosevelt signed a proclamation establishing the Jackson Hole Monument.
September 1942
Vail: Camp Hale is established at Pando, 20 miles south of Vail for training the 10th Mountain Division ski troopers during World War II.
September 1939
Vail: Black Gore Pass is paved and renamed Vail Pass in honor of Charles Vail, chief engineer for the Colorado Highway Department.
October 1929
Grand Teton Lodge Company: President Hoover signed a bill establishing the original Grand Teton National Park which included only the northern part of the Teton Range and the lakes at their base.
May 1927
Grand Teton Lodge Company: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. establishes the Snake River Land Company, maintaining his anonymity, which begins purchasing Teton Valley properties for preservation.
July 1924
Grand Teton Lodge Company: John D. Rockefeller, Jr. visits the Tetons for the first time.
June 1923
Grand Teton Lodge Company: "Meeting at Maude Noble Cabin" --local residents meet to discuss establishing a national park, those in attendance: Horace Albright, Struthers Burt, Richard Winger, Dr. Horace Carncross, Joseph R. Hone and John J. Eynon.
June 1879
Vail: A severe drought leads to forest fires in the area, clearing what would become Vail Mountain's famous Back Bowls.
September 1854
Vail: Sir St. George (Lord) Gore, after whom the Gore Range in the Vail Valley is named, comes to Colorado on an ill-fated hunting expedition.
July 1845
Vail: John C. Fremont leads an expedition over Ute (Tennessee) Pass, down Piney (Eagle) River and camps at Williams Fishery (Edwards).
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