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Vail is a U.S. ski resort town set in the Rocky Mountains. Vail is located in the Northwestern region of the state of Colorado. It is 100 miles west of Denver and 35 miles (56 km) east of Eagle.

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Fun Facts

  1. The town was named after Charles Vail, the highway engineer who routed U.S. Highway 6 through the Vail Valley in 1940.
  2. The town was established and built as the base village to Vail Ski Resort.
  3. In December 1962, Vail Ski Resort officially opened for its first season. It operated a gondola lift and two ski lifts on the mountain owned by the United States Forest Service.
  4. During the mid-1970s, Vail became known as the Western White House of President Gerald Ford, when he conducted much of the nation's business from The Lodge at Vail hotel.
  5. The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the world's highest botanical garden, is located in Vail.

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