One of the Northwest’s biggest ski mountains is determined to become a destination resort. Here’s how.
My timing couldn’t be better. Seven feet of light, dry snow fell on Crystal Mountain earlier in the week. The February storm’s ferocity shut down power to the resort, forcing a midweek closure. Which means the powder is still there, untouched and waiting, when I arrive on a cloud-covered Thursday.
VAIL, CO – August 1, 2008 - Warren Miller Athlete and Vail resident, Chris Anthony, is featured on a newly released vintage themed poster. The poster, featuring Anthony and Mount of the Holy Cross in Vail, was created by Dave McMacken.
The poster features Anthony, skiing down Mount of the Holy Cross, leaving a trail of snow behind him. If one looks closely in the snow, it is filled with several meanings and messages. On the left hand side the date May 22, 2006, is featured. On this date, Anthony skied the famous 14er with Chris Davenport.