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?
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.Read More»
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.Read More»
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 […]Read More»