Over the last 50 years, Vail has been shaped by a cast of characters (and there's no better word for them) that ranges from President Gerald Ford to local legends like Pepi Gramshammer and Phil Long. Their skills and backgrounds run the gamut, but Vail wouldn't be the same place without their presence.

Of course the list could go on forever, but here are just a few of the people who make Vail so special. 

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