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Important Announcement


Updated March 25: The Vail Recreation District's top priority is the safety and well-being of our residents, guests and employees.

In cooperation with the updated Eagle County Public Health Order plus the Colorado Statewide Stay at Home Order, and in the effort to prevent community spread of COVID-19 and to protect our most vulnerable populations, the Vail Recreation District (VRD) is canceling all programs and events, and closing all VRD facilities, effective March 13 until at least April 16, 2020.

This includes all open gyms, youth sports programs, adult leagues, lessons and clinics, walk-in sports and activities, and private rentals and events.

All VRD facilities will be closed to the public until further notice, including the Imagination Station, Dobson Arena and Vail Gymnastics Center. The Vail Nordic Center pro shop and restaurant are now closed for the season, and we are no longer grooming the trails. If you need to return season rentals, please call 970-476-8366.

With the announced closure of local schools, VRD has made the difficult decision to cancel our after-school program (KidZone) starting on Monday, March 16 until classes resume at Red Sandstone Elementary School.

For questions, please contact the respective department or facility listed here. Please understand that staffing will be limited during this time, and responses may be delayed.


alice plain headshot website versionPGA color logo Alice Plain, Director of Golf

Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
PGA Member since 1996
Oklahoma State University, B.A. Degree 1990

Plain, a longtime resident of the Vail Valley, previously worked at the Vail Golf Club in the early 1990s and returned to Vail in 2007 after working at Eagle Ranch Golf Club. Alice started an adaptive lesson program in 2014 for children and adults with a variety of challenges as well as individuals struggling with neurological diseases, including Multiple Sclerosis.  Plain was recently selected to participate in the PGA National "LEAD" program for Diversity and Inclusion. Plain is passionate about junior golf programs and aims to bring young people to the Vail Golf Club through the First Tee Golf Program. Plain has extensive experience in the golf industry. In 2014, she was awarded the "Golf Professional of the Year" by the West Chapter of the Colorado PGA. In 2015, 2016, and 2017, Plain was awarded the "Horton Smith Award" by the Colorado PGA West Chapter. She played collegiate golf at Oklahoma State University and spent two years as a professional on the Future's Golf Tour. She is an avid cyclist, hockey player and skier.

IMG 5524PGA color logo Nathan Mead, Head Golf Professional

Hometown: Cape Cod, MA
PGA Member
Campbell University, M.A. Degree 2013
2016 West Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year

Nathan went to school at Campbell University in North Carolina where he studied business and golf management. In 2013, he graduated with his Masters in Business Administration and his Class-A PGA status, and he decided to move to the Vail Valley to work at the Vail Golf Club. When Nathan isn't teaching golf, he loves to explore the mountains via backpacking, mountain biking and downhill skiing.


Scott for webScott Todd, Golf Course Superintendent

Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
Colorado State University, B.S. Degree 1992
GCSAA Member since 1991

A resident of the valley since 1991, Scott Todd joined the Vail Golf Club as the new Golf Course Superintendent in October 2011. Scott is focused on providing the best playing conditions possible at the Vail Golf Club while carrying on the traditions in environmental stewardship that the club has fostered over its long history. Prior to joining the Vail Recreation District, Scott held superintendent positions with the Club at Cordillera in Edwards, Colorado from 1993-2010. Scott also spent two golf seasons at the Sonnenalp Golf Club in Edwards. In 1992, he joined the maintenance staff for seven months at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, where he participated in preparations leading up to the 1993 Masters Tournament. He holds a degree in Landscape Horticulture from Colorado State University, and enjoys the many summer and winter activities the valley has to offer with his wife and two children.

Justin for webJustin Gompf, 1st Assistant Superintendent

Hometown: Cardington, OH
Ohio State University, A.S. 2000
GCSAA Member since 2000

Gompf joined the Vail Golf Club in 2007 and takes great pride in helping to maintain and improve Vail's course conditions. Prior to Vail, Gompf spent five years at The Piqua Country Club in Ohio where he assisted in maintaining the Donald Ross-designed course.