23 February 2016

A RISING THREAT: RETURN OF THE JUNIOR JAM

  This year the Burton U.S. Open will kick-off the week long event with the return of its Junior Jam. The kids competition will return after being absent from the Snowboarding Championship’s schedule since 2009. The Junior Jam has turned out no shortage of notable snowboarders, with alumni including Pat Moore, Hannah Teter, Luke Mitrani, John ...
22 February 2016

Getting the most out of your Kid’s Lesson

By Janet Lawrence You, the parents, and we the ski instructor team, have so much in common! We want exactly the same thing. We want your child to have the BEST ski experience ever. We want your kids to be safe, capable, happy skiers. The most important thing your child’s instructor wants to know is this: ...
15 February 2016

The Fortune Family’s Best Ski Day Ever

We all remember that magical day on the slopes when it finally clicked. You connected turns, felt in the flow and changed your favorite color from green to blue. It’s a story we all share. Mathew Fortune had one of those days with his “aha momentâ€?—a moment realized during a day spent taking a private ...
15 February 2016

5 Tips to the Ultimate Ski Trip

Vacations can be stressful, especially when you’re the one doing all the planning. Rather than spending your time worrying about the details, read these tips for the ultimate ski trip ahead of time and you’ll be ready to kick back and enjoy your time on the slopes. 1. Make a game plan before getting on ...
10 February 2016

5 Ways to Spring Break in Vail for a Steal

  Our temperatures in Vail are rising, the days are getting longer and spring break is beckoning. It’s time to warm up this spring break and our sunny blue bird days, soft and unmatched skiing conditions, and a whole host of springtime events and festivities make Vail the perfect 2016 spring break destination. So whether ...
08 February 2016

Experience Terrain Based Lessons

At Vail our lessons aren’t just for beginners learning art of the Pizza Vs. French Fries. We believe in being life-long learners, and we take that belief to the slopes. With offerings like our Max 3 Lesson and our terrain based learning approach, you can perfect your technique, become a master mountaineer and conquer all ...
04 February 2016

The Perfect 4 Days in Vail

Vail truly is like nothing on earth. Discover what makes this the perfect place for making memories by experiencing the perfect 4 days in Vail. There are a myriad of lodging options, such as the iconic Lodge at Vail, the first hotel and cornerstone of Vail Village. Plus, the Lodge is just steps from Gondola ...
20 January 2016

Then and Now

Grooming During Vail’s first few years, there were no grooming machines. Instead, teams “groomed” by doing the “Vail Two-Stepâ€? (pictured here), earning them a lift ticket in exchange for their dance steps. Grooming has changed leaps and bounds since the ’60s, with new innovations to ensure world-class conditions. Vail boasts the most groomed terrain on ...
11 January 2016

Maximize your mountain experience at Vail with Epic Mix Time

Imagine this: you are having that picture-perfect day on Vail Mountain with bluebird skies, spectacular views of the Gore Range and Holy Cross, fresh snow and your family at your side, all while catching the very next chair going up the hill on nearly every chair lift you approach – getting you around the mountain ...
04 January 2016

Increased Weekly Grooming Acreage at Vail

At Vail Mountain this season, we have a goal of increasing the weekly grooming acreage by 2,000 acres per week. Historically, we have averaged between 7,000-9,000 acres per week of grooming, so we are aiming to boost that to 9,000-11,000 acres per week, an increase of 20 percent. Two years ago, Vail Mountain invested in ...