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Vail Unscripted: S3E1. Opening Weekend.

Nov. 27, 2013

Early season snowfall made for a great opening weekend at Vail! Here’s what skiers and riders had to say about conditions, terrain openings and what makes Opening Day at Vail special.

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Helping Jamestown: Vail employees assist in flood recovery

Nov. 1, 2013

Flood recovery efforts in JamestownPhoto courtesy of

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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A peek into the life of Vail’s Snowmakers

Oct. 4, 2013

Vail snowmakingThe evening snowmaking crew starts trickling in to the labyrinthine complex of mountain ops buildings at 3:30pm to change into uniform. Set at the base of Vail, this mix of offices and warehouses is home to the small army of men and women that keep this mountain going day in and day out.

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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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