The Talon crew is an intensely dedicated group of volunteers who strive to produce the best Men’s FIS Alpine Ski Race in the world. Partnering with the Vail Valley Foundation and Vail Resorts, every year the Talon Crew finds itself on the icy slopes of the Birds of Prey shoveling, slipping, and building fence. The Talon Crew is already preparing for 2015 World Championships when we will strive to present the best prepared piste that any World Alpine Ski Championship has seen.

John DiToro of Talon Crew talks timing with TV8

John DiToro of Talon Crew talks timing with TV8

John DiToro talks to TV 8 link to Youtube

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Steve Prawdzik on Vail TV 8

Steve Prawdzik on Vail TV 8

Steve Prawdzik gives an interview on Vail TV 8. TV8 Vail Link on Youtube

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Events & Photos

Stepping in on the Steep

Stepping in on the Steep

Having trouble getting into your skis on a steep slope? Use one ski in hand to balance […]

Dec 3, 2015     No Comments
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Throwback Thursday: What’s on the Grill?

Throwback Thursday: What’s on the Grill?

Well, I was just kind of tired last night from the late day shoveling project […]

Dec 3, 2015     No Comments
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Don’t Miss Tuesday’s Talon Crew Party at the Dusty Boot!

Don’t Miss Tuesday’s Talon Crew Party at the Dusty Boot!

Join your Talon Crewmates for the traditional mid-week party at the Dusty Boot in Beaver […]

Nov 26, 2015     No Comments
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US Ski Team: Details of Who Made the Team for the 15-16 Season

US Ski Team: Details of Who Made the Team for the 15-16 Season

Details from the US Ski Team naming at Copper Mountain on Saturday

Nov 24, 2015     No Comments
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Vail Daily: US Alpine Ski Team Named at Copper

Vail Daily: US Alpine Ski Team Named at Copper

Vail Daily Article About Recent US Ski Team Event

Nov 24, 2015     No Comments
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Registration for the 2015 Birds of Prey is Open!

Registration for the 2015 Birds of Prey is Open!

Registration is Open (click here)! The Talon Crew Team has been busy with the planning […]

Sep 8, 2015     3 Comments
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Blog Posts

The Weasel Amongst Us

The Weasel Amongst Us

In ’06,  Murray Wood infiltrated the Talon Crew as a pre-Vancouver-Olympic–spy and has been returning […]

Dec 5, 2015     No Comments
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Beware of Cat!

Beware of Cat!

Like other members of the feline family, these cats spend a lot of time grooming. They […]

Dec 3, 2015     No Comments
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No Photo Available

No Photo Available

Riddle me this. Talon Crew pictures by the hundreds abound but this man not in one […]

Dec 1, 2015     No Comments
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The Blog I Didn’t Want to Write

The Blog I Didn’t Want to Write

I’ve written Talon Crew blogs in the last year about crossing the brink,  watering, netting, […]

Nov 30, 2015     2 Comments
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Talon Crew: The Next Generation

Talon Crew: The Next Generation

In her very first Talon Crew event, 25 year old, Sarah Hoban, is helping keep […]

Nov 29, 2015     No Comments
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The Heat is On

The Heat is On

The next time you step out of the elements into the comfy interior of the food […]

Nov 26, 2015     No Comments
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What is the AVERAGE of the Above Average?

What is the AVERAGE of the Above Average?

There is nothing average about the above average amount of time and energy to host […]

Nov 22, 2015     No Comments
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A Typical Talon Crew Work Day

A Typical Talon Crew Work Day

The daily routines of the Talon Crew. Start by making your way to the Elk Lot (East Day Skier Lot) in Avon and park. Parking will be really tight, so please try to car pool or take public transportation if available.

Oct 10, 2015     No Comments
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