Style Icons / Dave and Renie Gorsuch: Falling in love as members of the 1960 U.S. Olympic Ski Team, Dave and Renie brought mountain style and elegance to Vail when they opened Gorsuch Ltd. under the Clock Tower on Bridge Street in 1966. The Gorsuches set the standard for the top end, nurturing a sophisticated fashion sense blending the best of the Alps and the Rockies, matching Vail’s greater mission and identity. “I married a girl with very good taste,” Dave says. The family business (now including their three sons and six grandchildren) has grown to include eight locations and resonates worldwide through an eponymous catalogue with 3.5 million copies mailed annually. Through the years, the Gorsuches supported numerous Vail causes, including the hospital, Vail Mountain School and Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. With roots going back to 1962, when Dave and Renie opened their first store in a vacant gas station in Gunnison, Colo., Gorsuch, Ltd. also celebrates its 50th anniversary this season. “We never planned an empire,” says Dave, “we just went day-to-day.”
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