The 2018 Winter Olympic Games have started and everybody is excited to see how our favorite athletes perform. Here in the mountain, where winter sports are our favorite pastime activity, we are a little bit more excited than everybody else and you can feel that spirit if you go in any sports bar in town. If you are looking for the best place to watch the Games the Vail Valley has a lot to offer — from fancy cocktails and gourmet apps to wooden tables and local beer; check the list below to find the perfect sports bar for you.
Vail local Sarah Schleper will ski in her fifth Olympics this year. The giant slalom specialist has been cleared to compete in Pyeongchang for the Mexican ski team, which she herself is trying to bring more notoriety to. Schleper works with Mexican kids to bring them to snow and teach them the sport of ski racing, and some of those kids - especially the ones who spend a lot of time at the internationally renowned training grounds at Golden Peak - have begun to show promise in recent years. Schleper hopes to clear the way for those kids to compete at the highest level by showing Mexico it can be done this year at the Winter Olympics.