Tag: Eli and Mort

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

Steamboat Holiday Festival: AWESOME!
Steamboat Holiday Festival: AWESOME!


Mort and I had an AWESOME time at the Steamboat Holiday Festival put on by Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporations. Santa on horseback was so cool. We had no idea he could ride. Even his reindeer showed up for some holiday fun.




Mort and I rocked out in front of the stage while Face sang their harmonies. They were awesome. After that, Elyssa, the author of “Eli and Mort’s Epic Adventures Steamboat” read our book on the stage with all of the children. The kids loved it. How AWESOME is that!


We had to practically drag Mort the Moose out of there. He didn’t want to leave. But we really had to get to sleep early so that we could be ready for another BIG day on Mount Werner.





Thank you to all of the people of Steamboat for making our visit rock!

~ Eli

GoPro Games in Vail and Mort the Moose
GoPro Games in Vail and Mort the Moose

Mort had an Epic time at the GoPro Games. So far his most fun event was the slackline. He has great balance just like me! We both can’t wait until we try the rock climbing wall and the kayak fun park for kids.


Check out Mort on the slackline. He has some serious skills. MortSlackline

We also stopped by Skipper & Scout in Vail to show off our new adventure in Vail.

Vail is so much fun!


See you at the GoPro Games this weekend!

#gopromtngames #eliandmort

Pink Vail with Eli and Mort the Moose, shredding against cancer
Pink Vail with Eli and Mort the Moose, shredding against cancer

Pink Vail, the world’s largest ski day to conquer cancer is less than 15 hours away. Mort and I are so excited to ski Vail and raise money to shred against Cancer.


We will be partaking in all the festivities on Vail Mountain. Join us as we ski around the checkpoints or chilling up at Eagles nest or if you would like to join us for the ski down just let us know. We will be there.


So who wants to shred against Cancer!

If you can’t join us please donate. Thank you

#pinkvail #eliandmort #vaillive

Mort and I will be at the Opening Ceremonies tonight!
Mort and I will be at the Opening Ceremonies tonight!

We can’t wait to see the Opening Ceremonies for the Championships. It is going to be Epic! We hope to see you there. The Vail Valley Partnership and all of the volunteers are doing such a great job getting this event ready for the World. #GoUSA #2015 #eliandmort