Category: Awards

Vail Valley Partnership Small Business of the Year!

Mort and I are so PSYCHED that Resort Books won the Small Business of the Year award! We love the Vail Valley and want to thank the Vail Valley Partnership. The VVP’s team are so nice and so helpful!

We were up against some crazy competition – Alpine Arts Center and Malen Yantis Public Relations. And really, these are our friends!  Lots of kids from Alpine Arts Center illustrated backgrounds for Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventures Beaver Creek and Vail…Lauren even let us hold a call for illustrators at the art center!

We love Kristen Yantis. Mort and I have talked to her about how to get more kids outside and experiencing action and adventure! She is super nice. Mort and I were a bit nervous meeting with a superstar of the PR world!


This was one of the BEST DAYS of our lives. Mort and I could not attend the awards ceremony. We were busy working on our next books, Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventures Aspen and Eli and Mort Learn to Snowboard. But Ken and Elyssa did a great job thanking everyone on our behalf.

It’s important to think local! We couldn’t have done it all without the great people we have met along the way on our epic adventures. So thank you, Steamboat, Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge. Special thanks to all of the stores that sell our books and Mort the Moose stuffed toys!

We will be at the markets in each of these AWESOME mountain towns over the summer, so please come visit us!

~ Eli and Mort the Moose