Behind the Scenes
We’re capturing the 2015 Burton US Open from your view! With the best riders in the world here in Vail as well as a contingent of professional photographers and fans, Instagram and Twitter are crackling with beautiful content. Want to see your shot included? Just use the hashtag #BurtonUSOpen when you post your photo to Instagram or Twitter to submit your content.Read More»
First published in January of 2013, here’s a look at what it takes to build the Burton US Open superpipe. For 11 straight days, 20 hours a day, grooming cats have been turning a massive pile of snow at Golden Peak into a 22 foot high superpipe that is 600 feet long – what some are saying is the longest superpipe in North America. Industry leader and terrain park consulting firm, Snow Park Technologies, sent in two of their expert pipe cutters to lead the project of building Vail’s Olympic standard halfpipe for the Burton US Open.Read More»
Ever wonder how your favorite area or trail at Vail got its name? Here are a few often-asked for explanations behind the trail signs…Read More»
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of fresh corduroy sliding beneath your skis. That’s why we groom over 100 trails over the course of the week here at Vail.
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 Vail Kids Ski Instructor, Janet Lawrence, to get the story on why teaching kids to ski has become a lifelong passion.Read More»
No, it’s not a joke. We really do mow the runs at Vail Mountain.
It’s probably happened to all of us at some point: that moment when you watch your ski pole/glove/car keys/ski pass/cell phone/credit card drop headlong into a snow bank as you ride up the chairlift, never to be seen again.
…or will it?Read More»