Powder Burn: Arson, Money, and Mystery On Vail Mountain

Powder Burn Arson Money and Mystery On Vail Mountain In October an arson caused million in damage at Vail the country s largest ski area A shadowy radical environmental group called the Earth Liberation Front claimed credit for what the FBI ca

  • Title: Powder Burn: Arson, Money, and Mystery On Vail Mountain
  • Author: Daniel Glick Mark McGarry
  • ISBN: 9781586481643
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • In October, 1998 an arson caused 12 million in damage at Vail, the country s largest ski area A shadowy radical environmental group called the Earth Liberation Front claimed credit for what the FBI called the costliest act of ecoterrorism in U.S history But as it turns out, credible suspects were everywhere, since Vail was owned by a New York investment firm that had alIn October, 1998 an arson caused 12 million in damage at Vail, the country s largest ski area A shadowy radical environmental group called the Earth Liberation Front claimed credit for what the FBI called the costliest act of ecoterrorism in U.S history But as it turns out, credible suspects were everywhere, since Vail was owned by a New York investment firm that had alienated a wide swath of Colorado s high country residents Who couldn t have done this wondered a local sheriff s investigator More than a clever whodunit, Powder Burn scrapes away the glitz of America s premier ski destination to reveal a cautionary tale about runaway opulance and rapid change in the New West As the Denver Post put it, Vail is a microcosm of the disputes over growth raging across the Rockies, and Glick s take on the fire helps to fan the flames Packed with odd characters and paranoia, with beautiful mountains and despicable actions, Powder Burn is about corporate greed, the environment, a small town and a mysterious unsolved crime As Vail celebrates its fortieth anniversary with a full season of hoopla and self promotion, this book makes compelling reading for skiers, true crime enthusiasts, or anyone interested in the environmental, social, and political issues raised by the evolution of the new West.

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    1. The author's extensive research makes clear that Vail Associates committed a $12 million arson for insurance money, and then blamed it on "eco-terrorists". Vail Associates even went so far as to produce a "genuine" email from Earth Liberation Front (ELF) claiming credit for the fire. But the email was never traced back to ELF. No charges were ever filed against ELF and no one in the ELF claimed credit. The email was counterfeit. The arson damage was confined mainly to ski lifts that needed expen [...]


    2. Still Accurate, 14 years later.A longtime Vail Valley resident recently lent me a copy of Daniel Glick’s 2001 book “Powder Burn: Arson, Money and Mystery on Vail Mountain.” This eighty-year-old woman and I had just finished up a dinner at the Northside Kitchen, a local favorite in Avon, CO, just down the road from Vail.This woman had built one of the very first houses in Avon. In the beginning, she stood alone on a plain, a modest house with a huge yard, next to the scenic Eagle River. A h [...]


    3. Powder Burn By Owen CopePowder Burn by Daniel Glick Is Riveting book about the Money, Mystery, and Arson in Vail and Eagle Valley. The Whole book revolves around The arsons at vail mountain on the night of October, 19 1998 the day before the final step of their expansion.The book starts off with a quote from the Lorax “And for your information, You Lorax, I figuring on biggering and BIGGERING and BIGGERING and BIGGERING. - The Ouncler. The first chapter begins with talking about the Lynx and h [...]


    4. This book chronicles the 1998 Vail Fires. Lodges in the expansion area of Vail were burned down right before they opened. There was a great deal of controversy surrounding the Vail expansion and the suspect list is quite long. Its an interesting look at environmental and ski issues in the West.


    5. Interesting exploration of Vail and the fires that occurred there in 1998, as well as the areas economic and environmental concerns. for anyone who's interested in skiing and its impact on the environment.


    6. Unsatisfying and dated. I'm not sure it's a "mystery" if you never know the culprit. Also, the events (ecoterrorism at Vail)took place before September 11 and the economic crisis, and the world described feels naive and idealistic (even if we were naive and idealistic then). Don't bother.




    7. an interesting story - especially if you lived in colorado at the time - of course, since readin this, the story has come to a close


    8. Good read about the ski industry and its impact on local communities. Unfortunately, it was published before it was known who set fire to Vail.




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