Birds of Prey Ski Championships
December 3 - December 5Varies
We are SO excited to announce that we will be returning to Beaver Creek this year, for resumption of the Men’s World Cup Alpine Ski Races! The event was held in Europe last year due to Covid, and everyone involved in this huge effort is excited to gather again and witness the very finest downhill ski racers from around the world compete on the Birds of Prey course.
But as the photo above reminds us, we have one member of our team that won’t be around this year. We lost Blondie on April 18th, and her passing has left an indescribable void in our lives, both personal and professional. However, we are so grateful to the Vail Valley Foundation who are going to be doing a video tribute to Blondie on Friday, December 3rd, in advance of the first day of Super G competition. After much discussion with the race organizers, all while taking new Covid protocols into account, we’ll be bringing our six-year old female bald eagle to the event. Even though she’s larger by weight and wingspan than Blondie was in her later years, she still has some big talons to fill. It goes without saying that “the world” loved Blondie; the top athletes from countries like Austria, Norway and Italy all can claim the golden eagle as a resident. But the races begin each day with the playing of the Star Spangled Banner…Anne is pumping iron and cannot wait to show off our national symbol to the world! Be sure to check out the schedule (and NBC Sports for TV coverage) at Xfinity Birds of Prey.