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Pages: 26. Chapters: Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Mountain (ski area),
Breckenridge Ski Resort, Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Copper
Mountain (Colorado), Deer Creek Trail (Colorado), Eagles Nest
Wilderness, Flat Tops Wilderness Area, Friends of the Dillon Ranger
District, Grays Peak Trail, Green Mountain Reservoir, Hanging Lake,
Harker Park Lake, Holy Cross Wilderness, Hunter-Fryingpan
Wilderness, Independence, Pitkin County, Colorado, Keystone Resort,
Maroon Bells, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Ptarmigan Peak
Wilderness, Raggeds Wilderness, Snowmass (ski area), South Canyon
Fire, Storm King Mountain (Colorado), Sunlight Ski Area, Trappers
Lake, Vail Ski Resort. Excerpt: Vail Ski Resort is located in Eagle
County, Colorado, next to the town of Vail. Vail Mountain, at 5,289
acres (2,140 ha), is the largest single mountain ski resort in the
United States, featuring seven bowls and intermediate gladed
terrain in Blue Sky Basin. It opened in 1962 and is currently owned
and operated by Vail Resorts, which also operates three other ski
resorts in the state (Breckenridge, Keystone, and Beaver Creek) as
well as Heavenly Ski Resort, Northstar at Tahoe, and Kirkwood
Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe. Vail Mountain has three sections:
The Front-Side, Blue Sky Basin, and the Back Bowls. The mountain is
the second largest resort in North America after Whistler Blackcomb
at over 5,200 acres (2,100 ha). Most of the mountain is wide open
terrain with trails of all types, from cruising runs from most
Front Side and Blue Sky Basin lifts, to the wide open Back Bowls,
glades, chutes, and moguls in the Northwoods area, cornices in Blue
Sky Basin, and much more. Vail Village is modeled on Bavarian
village styles, with pedestrian streets. Unlike other Colorado ski
towns such as Aspen, Breckenridge, or Steamboat Springs, which
existed as mining towns prior to the...
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