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Vail Pop Culture

To get a taste of the mountains of Vail before you arrive, check out the footage of Lindsey Vonn during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics—she calls Vail her home and trained here for the 2009-10 ski season. For laughs, rent ‘Better Off Dead’ with John Cusack or ‘Out Cold’ with the very funny Zach Galifianakis and real-life snowboarder Todd Richards—neither were filmed in Vail, but they’ll give you an idea of how not to behave on a mountain. ‘Vail: Triumph of a Dream’ is a coffee table book chronicling the creation of Vail Ski Resort and its town, chock full of glossy photography.