Happenings in the Valley

Vail Buys Stowe!

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For weeks, the signs have been there: fleet cars with Colorado plates cruising the Mountain Road, helicopters hovering over Spruce Peak, rumors of Vail Resort’s senior management locked in closed door sessions with the head honchos from Stowe Mountain Resort and AIG.

Today, at 8:00 am Vail Resorts announced it had entered an agreement to acquire Stowe Mountain Resort from Mt. Mansfield Company, Inc. (MMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), for a purchase price of $50 million, subject to certain adjustments. Stowe Mountain Resort will be Vail Resorts’ first mountain resort on the East Coast and complements the Company’s network of 10 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas. Click on the headline above for the full story. 

The Extreme Brothers - Dan and John Egan

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This article appeared in the Winter 2017 Edition of Vermont Ski and Ride Magazine. 

Chairlift Q/A: The Extreme Brothers

Vermont’s ‘Siamese Twins’ of skiing are getting inducted into the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame. 

This April, in Stowe, John and Dan Egan will be the first brothers inducted into the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame. Known as the “Siamese twins of skiing” for their synchronized skiing, they often skied where world-wide news was breaking: at the Berlin Wall when it was being torn down, and in war fronts around the Middle East and former Soviet satellite countries.

The Egans starred in a dozen Warren Miller films and produced their own films under Egan Entertainment Network. John also did numerous first descents on terrain that, as Warren Miller said at the time, “no one thought could be skied.”

Warren 4th of July Parade

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The 4th of July Parade located in Warren Village is always a fun and festive place to be.  The most recent 2016 parade was no different.  This year, the festivities kicked off with Presidential candidate, Bernie Sander’s, leading the parade.  Following closely behind him were the many floats that had been created, all unique and colorful.  [...]

The Mad River Valley Featured in the New York Times

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A few years ago, I was skiing high above the Sugarbush resort in Vermont with John Egan, a legend of extreme skiing 20 years before the genre had even been identified. Mr. Egan has starred in audacious ski movies from Argentina to Siberia and everywhere in between. He could live almost anywhere, his teaching skills and reputation making him welcome at dozens of skiing resorts. But he has instead called Mad River Valley in central Vermont home for decades.

That day, skiing on a trail named Panorama, we stopped at a clearing near a 4,000-foot peak and I asked him: "Why live here? Why the Mad River Valley?"

He replied with two questions of his own: "What do you see? And what don't you see?"