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Vail’s Top 10 Spots for Expert Skiers and Riders

Aug. 2, 2013

An expert skiers' guide to VailAuthor and local Drew Rouse is originally from Annapolis, Maryland but grew up coming to Vail each winter. A regular in Vail and Beaver Creek’s video and photo shoots, he is also part-owner of Grace Skis.

Part 1: THE BACK BOWLS (…of course)

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10 Easy steps to get your kids to Ski School

Jul. 1, 2013

Vail kids ski schoolBefore we get into the 10 easy steps, let me begin by saying thank you. Thank you for bringing your children on a ski vacation to Vail, Colorado. It is a daunting task with many details to be organized; gloves, goggles, and assorted cold weather clothes to be packed; and how about just getting the kids through airport security. That said the suggestions below will make things a little easier, and hopefully a little less stressful. 

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What it takes to open Vail’s Back Bowls

Dec. 17, 2012

Every year Vail Ski Patrol and Mountain Operations work tirelessly to open the Back Bowls. Their work consists of analyzing how the snow has fallen, digging pits, doing snow profiles and blasting potential problem areas. It’s tough, technical work but it’s essential to making sure that the Bowls are not only skiable but safe.

Vail ski patrol opening back bowls

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Vail Unscripted: S2E3. First Turns of the Season.

Nov. 30, 2012

Guest experiences at Vail
Just after the opening for the season, we went out to see how our guests have been enjoying their first visits to Vail this year. From Londoners to CU Boulder students to locals and visitors from Connecticut and Minnesota, hear what they had to say about their first turns of the season at Vail!

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Vail Terrain Park managers prepare for the season

Oct. 20, 2012

October 22, 2012 – This summer an unassuming stretch of cement at the base of Golden Peak served as the workshop for Vail Terrain Park Managers and welders Scottie Boyle and Shawn Carney. Here’s a look at some of the features they’ve built thus far.Vail mountain terrain park

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Lindsey Vonn Interview: from Minnesota to Vail to world renowned athlete

Aug. 21, 2012

Lindsey VonnAs a kid skiing at Buck Hill, Minnesota, no one knew that Lindsey Vonn would grow up to be the most successful American skier in alpine skiing’s history. Her family saw she had a talent, though, and decided to take the risk of a lifetime by packing up and moving the entire family to Vail, Colorado.

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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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