Stay protected from the sun with Supergoop!

May. 3, 2018

Mountain Top Yoga, Vail

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Go Slow and Go With the Flow

Feb. 4, 2018

Two Vail Mountain Safety employees discuss skier and rider speed on Flapjack

Our Mountain Safety team spends a lot of time monitoring skiers and riders on our 12 runs designated as Slow Zones. We stop and talk to a lot of people, giving compliments to safe skiers and riders, and correction when we see something unsafe. The question we get asked the most is: how slow is slow, and what’s too fast?

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Vail Mountain Slow Zones

Jan. 27, 2018


Mountain Safety staff talking to two kids on skis

Vail has about 350 acres of Slow Zones—just 12 out of our 195 runs. As a percentage of the total skiable area, slow zones represent 6% of all the maintained terrain, and about 4% of all the overall inbounds terrain. That means that on the other 95% of the mountain, you can ski in control as fast as you want.

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Mountain Safety is a Team Sport

Jan. 22, 2018

Two mountain safety talking to a family on skis

Since 1999, people in yellow jackets have been skiing around Vail Mountain giving information, helping guests, and keeping the mountain safe. Vail Mountain Safety is now an award-winning benchmark program whose staff is committed to education and enforcement of the Colorado Ski Safety Act and Your Responsibility Code.

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Vail Mountain Safety Month Schedule

Jan. 1, 2018

National Safety Awareness Month Schedule- January 2018 Vail Safety Scavenger Hunt Saturday, January 6th and Sunday, January 7th, Saturday, January 27th and Sunday, January 28th Any time between 10 am and 2 pm at Chaos Canyon Join in a safety scavenger hunt on Vail Mountain at the top of Chaos Canyon. All participants who complete […]

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