Vail-Beaver Creek, CO, Guide and Information
About Vail-Beaver Creek
The Vail Valley is home to world class ski areas, over a dozen golf courses, endless miles of hiking and biking trails, excellent fly-fishing, and every imaginable outdoor activity. It is also home to the Bravo! classical music festival, the Vail Jazz festival, the Vail Dance festival, the Vilar Performing Arts Center, art galleries, movie theaters, the world’s highest botanical garden, and a nonstop variety of cultural events. Vail may be known for its five star hotels and gourmet restaurants, but not far away lies the historic Camp Hale - home of the famed 10th Mountain Division. Family-oriented Beaver Creek, famous for its covered escalators and afternoon cookies, also hosts the top ski racers in the world on its Birds of Prey World Cup Course. While ski culture is at the heart of the Vail Valley, there is truly something for everybody, at all times of the year.
About Doug Schoch, Discovery Map of Vail-Beaver Creek
Doug originally hails from the Amish country of Pennsylvania, where he learned to ski on 600 vertical feet of packed powder. He graduated from Penn State with a degree in geography, specializing in cartography and geographic information systems. After working around the country for various federal agencies and conservation organizations, he moved to the Vail Valley a few winters ago, planning to work seasonally for the resort. As often happens in Vail, winter turned into summer, and those plans evolved.
Over the years and throughout his travels, Doug has collected an entire library of maps, with ski maps and city bird’s eye views being favorite categories. When the opportunity arose to bring a new Discovery Map to the Vail Valley, it was a natural fit.