Burton US Open Environmental footprint

Mar. 4, 2015

Vail Burton US Open

The best snowboarding-only event in the world brings famous athletes, music acts, and a non-stop party to Vail in early March. The work to reduce the Open’s environmental footprint began long before the party…

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Vail Mountain Cleanup 2014

Jun. 18, 2014

Vail summer cleanupIt’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? 

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Video: Behind the Scenes of Vail Grooming

Feb. 17, 2014


Jump inside the cat and learn about the operation that grooms over 1000 acres nightly. This video combines info about Vail’s grooming machines (called snow cats), the operators, and new technology with beautiful time lapse photography. 

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Helping Jamestown: Vail employees assist in flood recovery

Nov. 1, 2013

Flood recovery efforts in JamestownPhoto courtesy of rebuildjamestown.org

It was as simple as reading an e-mail and signing up. When we first heard of the flooding back in September we wanted to help.

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Vail Mountain Cleanup June 18, 2013

Jun. 17, 2013

Vail’s annual Mountain Cleanup Day was Tuesday, June 18th 2013. Hundreds of volunteers and employees walked the mountain, collecting the items that were dropped, discarded or forgotten during the winter.

Vail Mountain Summer Cleanup

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When the snow melts, mountain cleanup begins.

Aug. 6, 2012

By Adam Bybliw, Vail Mountain Environmental Manager

In mid-June, 453 public volunteers and employees rallied together and scoured Vail’s many Front Side slopes searching for the trash left behind by a winter’s worth of skiing.

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Reduse, Reuse…and Ride Vail’s Terrain Parks

Apr. 24, 2012

Whether you’re a park rat or avoid metal rails and corrugated pipes like the plague, you have to appreciate the innovative and resourceful craftsmanship that goes into building a terrain park.

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