U.S. post offices and other federal buildings have to have an act of Congress before they get a name change. Ski resports can do it just because. Vail and Beaver Creek resorts are honoring the late President Gerald Ford by naming ski trails for him. Ford,who died in December at age 93, had a home in Beaver Creek. In his younger days, Ford was an avid skier. Vail will rename the lower part of the Giant Steps Trail "38" in honor of the 38th president, and Beaver Creek is renaming its Pitchfork trail, which winds past Ford's former home, "President Ford's" trail.
We aren't looking for the proposed Beaver Creek alpine slide to have any Ford designations. The late president was among BC residents who opposed that attraction.