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InsecuringthepermittoconstructlitsandtrailsonederallandPeteSeibertandhispartnerswererequiredtoraisemorethan1milliontodemonstratetheprojectsviability.Stockshareso10000eachwereoferedto100limitedpartners.Thisincludedourlie-timeskipasses.Therewasalsoanoptiontobuyalotor100ithebuildingwasconstructedwithintwoyears.AbovehomesonWillowPlaceareamongthenewresidences.VitalNecessities62Buildingaskitownromscratchdemandedmorethanlitsandtrails.Indoorrunningwaterwastewatertreatmentretrucksanduelwerealsoneeded.TogetthisdoneVailscreatorsstartedapropanecompanyandorganizedspecialtaxdistrictsorcriticalservices.TherstwasVailWaterandSanitationDistrictwhichwassetupin1962justaewmonthsbeoretheskiareaopened.Laterasthecommunityexpandedveadditionalwaterdistrictswereormed.CreationotheVailFireProtectionDistrictin1963enabledpurchasesoequipmentorusebyvolunteerreght-ersandconstructionoatwo-bayre-house.Eventuallymoreredistrictswereormedollowedbyawaveoconsolida-tioninwaterandreservicesinthe1970sand80s.HolyCrosstheelectricco-opwasalsopivotalinthestart-uptakingonrisktobuildoutmilesopowerlinesaterPublicServiceCompanydeclinedtobeinvolved.Idistinctlylackingglamourallothiswascriticaltothesuccessothenewskitown.SchoolingBeforeSkiing62VailCountryDaySchoolnowknownastheVailMountainSchoolwasopenedevenbeoretheskilitsbeganrunning.TherstclassheldOct.151962consistedoahandulostudentsgatheredaroundtheSeibertdin-ingtable.FollowingitssecondyeartheschoolstrusteeswerealreadyexploringexpansionoptionsnotingAschoolisthemostimportantactortoutureinves-torsbusinessesemployeesandcustom-ers.VMShassinceblossomedintoaK-12collegepreparatoryschoolwithacampusthatservesnearly350studentsromEagleandSummitcounties.AsecondschoolorVailwasconstruct-edatertownspeopleconvincedtheEagleCountySchoolBoardtofoatabondissue.RedSandstoneElementaryopenedin1977andwasbuiltonlandprovidedbythetown.TheimportanceoRedSand-stoneasacommunityanchorhasbeenputtothetestinrecentyearsastheschooldistricthascontemplatedclosureotheschooltoreducecosts.BooksCameEarlyAndaLibraryLater64NotlongatertheskiareaopenedVailhadalibrary.Itwasbynomeansconventional.AterinterestwasshownbyBettySeibertwieoPetetheColoradoStateLibraryloaned600bookswhichwerekeptorpublicuseatVali-hiBooksnThingsashopinthePlazaBuildingonBridgeStreetownedbyFranMoretti.Whenexpansionotheshopsmerchandiserequiredremovalothebooksspacewasoundrstabovethenewrehouseandthenin1972inthenewmunicipalbuildingwithhelpromFriendsoVailPublicLibrary.In1982votersapproveda3millionbondissueorconstructionoanearthen-toppedlibrarydesignedbyPamHopkinswhichopenedJuly41983.Newlyremodeledthelibraryhostedagrandreopeningcel-ebrationin2013.thenineteensixtieslegendsBillyKiddJimmieHuegaJoanHannahBillMaroltandBuddyWerner.55000skiersrecordedduringfrstseasonwith5littickets.twochairlitsthreelodgesLodgeatVailVailVillageInnNightLatchtwoshopsVailBlancheandVailSkiRentalsagasstationandatelephonepartyline.U.S.AlpineSkiTeamTrainingCampcomestoVailwithutureVailWaterandSanitationDistrictormed.VailCountryDaySchoolopenswithourstudentsnamedVailMountainSchoolin1973.VailMountainopensorskiingwithonegondola1962SkiClubVailormedsoVailcanhostsanctionedskiraces.OfcialopeningceremonyorVailMountainheldonJan.19withGov.JohnLovepresiding.VailFireProtectionDistrictormed.19631964SportsIllustratedtrumpetsVailinNov.23issueNeverinthehistoryoU.S.skiinghasabaremountainleapedinsuchashorttimeintotheour-starcategoryoskiresorts.Coloradoallowsrealestateownershipcalledcondominium.SooncondosarebuiltinVailfrstinstate.VailReligiousFoundationcreated.AnnualJazzPartybegins.VailMuntainopeningDayDecember15196EarlEatonTheFinderandPeteSeibertTheFounderoVailMountain.BarryStottBarryStottVailsFirst50196-01