The 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.Read More»
Author 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)Read More»
Before 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.Read More»
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.
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!
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.Read More»
As 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.Read More»