Lee Rimel, Board Emeritus
A native of Pennsylvania, Lee moved to Denver in 1969 where he was the founder and co-owner of an integrated real estate company. After selling his business in 1984, he moved to Vail with his two children, Wendy & Brent, so they could enjoy the benefits of growing up in a unique mountain-town environment. Lee retired from the Real Estate business December 31, 2016 to pursue his dream of building cabins that would become a part of the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association. Two cabins are now constructed, the Continental Divide Cabin and the Point Breeze Cabin. They occupy a unique 20 acres on the Continental Divide, 10 miles North of Leadville Colorado, the acreage completely surrounded by National Forest.
Lee has been long active in community activities. He was a founder of the Colorado Manufactured Housing Association, served as Treasurer for the Vail Board of Realtors, worked with Jimmie Heuga during the formative years of Can DO MS (formerly the Heuga Center), organized the Gore Valley Soccer Club, was on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Mountain Club, served on the Colorado State Parks Trails Committee, is co-founder of Unity of the Mountains Church and co-founded Eagle County Adopt A Trails, AAT, which coordinates with the Forest Service volunteer trail improvements & maintenance on 50 trails. The AAT Team was awarded the “Chief’s Award”, one of only 12 awarded nationally, in 2018, The award was presented in Washington, DC by the United States Forest Service. Lee currently resides in Edwards, CO with his life partner, Gracie Campbell. When not adventuring with Gracie or playing with his Grandchildren, Keegan, Chase and Kaiya, or serving his community, Lee is found hiking, back-packing, canoeing, backcountry skiing, camping and biking in Colorado’s mountains and Utah’s Red Rock Country. Among his recreational accomplishments are climbing all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, mountain biking extensively in Moab, Utah, sailing in the Caribbean and rafting the Colorado River from Grand Junction, CO to Lake Mead.