When people think skiing in Colorado, Vail is often the first town that comes to mind. Established 50 years ago, saying the small town has grown rapidly in popularity is quite an understatement. World-famous skiing and a high celebrity quotient have put it on the map for many travelers. Located in the heart of the Vail Valley, in the Colorado Rockies, it’s a town created by and for skiing. Vail lies about 25 miles from Camp Hale, which spawned the famous 10th Mountain Division of mountain-trained soldiers during World War II. The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum and Hall of Fame in town honors the memory of those soldiers, who played a pivotal role in the war. Luxurious condos, first-class ski resorts and cozy lodges surround a village sporting dozens of restaurants that indulge visitors. The town is home to a number of big annual events, including a food and wine festival, the World Alpine Ski Championships, a huge July 4th extravaganza, nationally renowned summer music and dance festivals and a locally loved rubber ducky race.
Former president Gerald R. Ford made his home here much of the time. His philanthropy created the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre and the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, a must-see. Also check out the Vail Nature Center for an all-natural attraction. At Vail Pass, visitors can find a handful of scenic and easily accessed lakes in the Holy Cross Wilderness Area. The hike up Mount of the Holy Cross is no easy task, but one of the most popular in the area.
As big as skiing is in the winter, it is replaced by top-notch hiking, cycling and golf in the summer. (content from colorado.com)
This is a trying time for so many and we have truly missed seeing you at the Club and around the neighborhood. Our hope is that you are staying well mentally and physically. We have just been notified of an update to the Eagle County Public Health Order. Please click on this link to read the entire order. The order has now been extended through April 30. Meaning the Club will remain closed until at least Friday, May 1. Other important points for us to share are that the new order requires all playgrounds to close, including basketball courts, dogs must be on leash at all times including all open spaces, sidewalks, dog parks, trails, etc. We know that missing the Club/working out/socializing/kids programming has been a challenge for many of you. Please like us on facebook to join our community in virtual fitness classes, Children's programming ideas and updates on what our staff has been up to. Help our community stay strong by calling/texting your neighbors, adhering to the social distancing requirements, but still helping out where you can. We have seen some wonderful and uplifting connections and care being given to those in need. Lets keep Homestead healthy and positive throughout this!