30 October 2015

Snow continues at Vail!

Friday, October 30: Snow starting to fill in at the top of the mountain. Wednesday, October 28: it’s a snow day! As the snowstorms continue to roll in, the buzz of excitement leading up to Vail’s opening day Nov. 20 is building! Yesterday we saw the first really good accumulations at the base of Vail ...
27 October 2015

What’s it like to be an Instructor at Vail’s Kids Ski and Snowboard School?

Being a kids ski and snowboard instructor can seem like the most fun job ever – ripping around Vail Mountain with a small platoon of aspiring Lindsey Vonns, endless hot cocoa – but it can also take a lot of energy and patience. So what makes a great kids ski and snowboard instructor? We spoke with ...
18 September 2015

Vail just keeps on improving

Photo of helicopter work to upgrade Avanti Express Lift (#2) this summer in Vail, the latest in a long series of investments at Vail. Vail is known for being one of the greatest ski experiences in the world, and we aim to keep it that way. Every year we invest in improving our facilities and lifts as ...
17 September 2015

Favorite Trails – Whatever The Weather

What’s your favorite trail on Vail Mountain? For us, it can depend on the day. With over 5,200 acres stretched across 7 miles, conditions on your favorite trail can vary depending on what the weather is doing. We asked 3 Vail aficionados for their advice on how to make the most of the mountain – ...
14 September 2015

2015 Summer in vail recap

Well that was fun! With the nighttime temperatures dropping, aspen leaves turning and the first snowfall on the horizon, let’s take a moment to look back on what an incredible summer we just had. Events The world came to Vail once again this summer for an incredible lineup of premiere cultural and athletic events. The GoPro ...
12 September 2015

Fall in Vail

September and October are some of the most beautiful months to be in Vail. As the nighttime temps start to drop, the fall colors begin to pop up from Game Creek Bowl to East Vail. Here are some of our favorite spots to experience the changing colors. So grab a thermos of hot cocoa, a camera, and get ...
11 September 2015

Vail Fall Trail Update

Gondola update: September 11   VRD Evergold Sunday September 13 10:00am-12:30pm Bike Haul postponed until 11:30am-impacts. Windisch, sections of Liondown, Berry Picker, and Gitalong. Outlier MTB Festival Saturday September 26- Bike Haul postponed until 11:00am (tentative) Sunday September 27- Bike Haul postponed until 11:00am (tentative)
08 September 2015

Keeping your kids safe on the hill – Learning, Living, Loving THE CODE!

To keep your kids safe on the hill you can use a mix of: the wisdom your mom shared when you were 5, a little common sense, some strategies and tricks Instructors use, and yes, the Skier’s Responsibility Code. The Code could use a more enticing name to grab our kids’ interest to be sure. ...
05 September 2015

Early Season In Vail: What To Expect

Curious what it’s like to visit Vail in November through mid-December? Here’s a taste: events abound, there are more affordable lodging options, quieter slopes and a friendly, slower-paced vibe in town. Snow conditions can vary quite a bit from season to season, so we caught up with meteorologist Joel Gratz to get his take on the long-range forecast.  If you ...
25 August 2015

Vail’s Best Kept Holiday Secret

It’s hard not to get into the holiday spirit in Vail – the twinkling lights, blankets of snow, and European style pedestrian village can bring out the rosy cheeks in even the most hard-nosed Scrooge among us. But you don’t have to be here during Christmas week to soak up the holiday spirit. FESTIVITIES Highlights: Crews ...