10 June 2014

Vail Mountain Cleanup Scheduled for Tuesday, June 17

VAIL, Colo. – June 10, 2014 –The U.S. Forest Service and Vail Mountain invite community volunteers to the annual mountain cleanup, scheduled for Tuesday, June 17. Volunteers will receive a single-day lift ticket voucher for the 2014-2015 winter ski and snowboard season and will be treated to a complimentary barbeque lunch, compliments of Vail Resorts. 
03 June 2014

UPDATED HOURS: Vail Mountain Opens for Opening Weekend Summer Operations and Activities on Friday, June 6

Vail, Colo. – June 3, 2014– Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, opens for opening weekend summer operations on Friday, June 6 beginning at 9 a.m. Gondola One in Vail Village and the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead will operate for weekend scenic rides, June 6-8, until daily summer operations begin on Friday, June 13. Evening operations begin Thursday, June 26.
29 April 2014

Wish For Wheels Donating 80 Bikes to Aurora First Graders

The non-profit Wish for Wheels (WFW) organization that provides brand new bikes and helmets to low-income or underserved kids, has teamed up with the employees from the Bicycle Village and Distribution Center of Specialty Sports Venture (SSV) to purchase, assemble and deliver 80 bikes to every first grade student at Laredo Elementary in Aurora on Tuesday, May 13.

02 April 2014

More Than 4,800 Acres of Terrain, Including the Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin, to Remain Open for the Final Weeks of Vail’s 2013-2014 Winter Season

VAIL, Colo. – April 2, 2014 – Thanks to more than 24 feet of snow so far this season, Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, will continue to offer more than 4,800 acres of terrain through closing day, Sunday, April 20. Terrain for all ability levels will remain open, including Blue Sky Basin as well as China, Tea Cup, Sun Down, Sun Up and Game Creek bowls, and virtually the entire front-side of Vail Mountain including the Golden Peak terrain park.
24 March 2014

Vail To Host “Gold Rush” Welcome Home Celebration For Olympic Champion Mikaela Shiffrin March 28 at Championships Plaza

VAIL, Colo. – March 21, 2014 – Residents and guests of the Vail Valley will have the unique opportunity to welcome home their newest Olympic champion Friday evening, March 28, as the Vail Valley Foundation, the Town of Vail and Vail Resorts host the “Gold Rush” celebration for Mikaela Shiffrin.  The free event is slated to get underway at 5:00 p.m. at the newly-renamed Championships Plaza in the heart of Vail Village.
24 March 2014

Vail To Host “Gold Rush” Welcome Home Celebration For Olympic Champion Mikaela Shiffrin March 28 at Championships Plaza

VAIL, Colo. – March 21, 2014 – Residents and guests of the Vail Valley will have the unique opportunity to welcome home their newest Olympic champion Friday evening, March 28, as the Vail Valley Foundation, the Town of Vail and Vail Resorts host the “Gold Rush” celebration for Mikaela Shiffrin.  The free event is slated to get underway at 5:00 p.m. at the newly-renamed Championships Plaza in the heart of Vail Village.
18 March 2014

Vail Ski & Snowboard School to Host Kids Rail Jam in Lionshead, Wednesdays through April 16

VAIL, Colo. – Month 18, 2013 – TheVail Ski & Snowboard School will host a kid’s rail jam on Wednesdays through April 16 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in Lionshead next to the Born Free Express Lift (#8). The introductory park and rail clinic is free to kids on skis or snowboards and included instruction from Vail’s ski and snowboard pros. Kids from age three to 15 will learn the fundamentals of how to tackle their first rail slide or receive tips on maneuvering on a rail or other terrain park feature. 
13 March 2014

World Pond Skimming Championships Presented by Red Bull Set to Close out the 2013-2014 Winter Season at Vail

VAIL, Colo. – March 13, 2014 – The World Pond Skimming Championships presented by Red Bull return to Vail Mountain’s Golden Peak base area for the 12th year on Sunday, April 20, 2014. Skimmers from far and wide will gather in Vail to test their buoyancy on Lake Golden Peak for the chance at the title of 2014 World Pond Skimming Champion and the grand prize – an Epic Pass for the 2014-2015 season, a pair of Liberty Skis, and a Helly Hansen base layer. 
28 February 2014

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, STS9 and Steel Pulse to Headline Spring Back to Vail 2014

Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, announced today that Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, STS9 and Steel Pulse will headline the Spring Back to Vail concert series, wrapping up the 2013-2014 ski and snowboard season. All concerts are free and open to the public as part of Spring Back to Vail, the largest end-of-season party including après parties and giveaways throughout the villages and more than 5,200 acres of spring skiing and snowboarding on the mountain. 

16 December 2013

Elizabeth Howe Named Senior Director, Vail Mountain Operations

Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Howe to the position of senior director, mountain operations.