Vail's Early Days: What the Famous Ski Resort Used to Look Like

In honor of Vail's 50th anniversary, we asked Morrie Shepard, the original director of the Vail Ski School, to recall the destination's beginnings.
12/12/2012 07:13 am ET Updated Feb 11, 2013

The results of our annual ski poll are out, and Vail ranks among the best (no. 7 in the U.S. and Canada, to be exact). More notably, the resort celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. In honor of the milestone, we asked Morrie Shepard, the original director of the Vail Ski School, to recall the destination's beginnings.

-- Alex Pasquariello, Condᅢᄅ Nast Traveler

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Vintage Vail: Looking Back at the Ski Resorts Early Days