Vail Mountain celebrates its 50th anniversary season this year! To jump-start the festivities, the U.S. Ski Team including Olympic champions Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO), Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) and Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) will be there to kick-off the introduction of the 2013 U.S. Alpine Ski Team on November 15, 2012 at 5pm in Vail, Colorado.
This 3rd annual Nature Valley First Tracks is the beginning of a weekend full of activities, including the dedication of the new gondola in Vail Village. The state-of-the-art gondola complete with heated seats and Wi-Fi at Mountain Plaza will be open on November 16, Vail's opening day.
In anticipation of the event, Lindsey Vonn states, "It's always fun for me to meet people who are as passionate about skiing as I am. The U.S. Ski Team naming in Vail is a blast and the community really comes out to support us." And, Chris Jarnot - Vail Mountain Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer professes, "We’re honored to host the U.S. Ski Team announcement event for the third consecutive year and kick off on the eve of opening day of Vail’s 50th anniversary season. Having the country’s top alpine ski racing athletes in Vail for early-season training is tremendously inspiring for our community and a clear sign that the winter ski and snowboard season is upon us."