Behind the Scenes
The Vail Ski and Snowboard School is renowned for its excellence, and the cornerstone of that reputation is the instructors themselves. From ex-NFL players to former Olympians to long-time Vail locals, in this series we introduce you to just a sampling of this widely diverse group of expert skiers and riders.
Laura Landre is from Canandaigua, New York and is a ski instructor based out of Vail Village.Read More»
Gabe Del Rossi is from Stow, Massachusetts and teaches skiing out of Vail Village.Read More»
Vail Ski Patrol’s latest recruit: 10-week-old Jake.Read More»
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.