Wow, what a season and what an awesome turnout at our end of year thank you party this past Friday! Thank you volunteers, members, donors, and supporters for another incredible trail season.
Over 150 of you showed up, enjoyed delicious tacos from Rocky Mountain Taco’s, Vail Brewing Co beverages, and celebrated our trails season with us.
Trail Steward Hall of Fame Inductees:
Trail Stewards Hall of Fame inductees provide countless volunteer hours advocating, educating, building, and maintaining trails in Eagle County. Please join us in recognizing and thanking these incredible individuals that make our community a better place to live and recreate! Read more about the inductees here.
Volunteers of the Year:
Volunteers of the Year are the folks who standout throughout the season. They show true leadership and a passion for our trails. They volunteer their time across many different aspects and give back to our trails community. Read more about our Volunteers of the Year here.
Supporter of the Year:
Chris Anderson – The Kind Bikes & Skis
2023 is the first year of this award and we couldn’t think of a more deserving person than Chris. The Supporter of the Year awards goes to someone who supports our trails in many different ways through financial contributions, in-kind donations, connections, and volunteering with a shovel in hand. Chris has contributed to our trails as a donor, in-kind contribution of a bike for our Spring Membership Drive, gets us bikes for Soul Dirt at a significant discount, and puts a shove in the dirt numerous times per year as the Kind Bikes & Skis AAT team leader. Thank you Chris! Read more about our Supporter of the Year here.
Soul Dirt Superstar of the Year:
Our second season of our Soul Dirt program came to an exciting end with the giveaway of a bike to recurring Soul Dirt participant Chantal Washington! Chantal showed up to many events, always having a smile on her face and uplifting everyone around her. We hope to see her out on the trails on her “new to her” bike for many years to come! Read more about our Soul Dirt Superstar of the Year here.
Volunteer Teams of the Year:
Eagle River Water & Sanitation District
Most AAT Team Volunteer Days – 4
Vail Club 50
Most Volunteer Hours – 115
BG Building Works
Best Post Party AAT Team
VVMTA Ladies Trail Crew
Trail Project of the Year – Minturn Bike Park
VVMTA Volunteer Trail Crew
Rock Work Team of the Year
Eagle County Dept. of Human Services
Adopt A Trail Team of the Year