Skiing and Snowboarding Tips

How to keep kids warm on the slopes

Sep. 23, 2014


Keeping kids warm skiing

Brrrrr. It’s cold out there! You might think of keeping the kids indoors on chillier days here in the mountains, but if we prepare our kids well they can still have a wonderful day skiing on some of the lightest, fluffiest snow of the season!

Here are some tips for dressing and caring for you kids on the slopes on those colder days:

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5 Reasons to Come to Vail November thru mid-December

Sep. 11, 2014

Vail opening
You want in on a little secret here in Vail? We LOVE early season. What’s “early season” you ask?

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Tour Guide: A Beginner’s Day on the Mountain

Mar. 4, 2014

vail_overeasy_meghangruszynskiNew to skiing or snowboarding and visiting Vail for the first time? The mountain’s size can initially be intimidating, and while the ski runs are a bit (or much) longer than what one would encounter at other ski areas, there are plenty of runs where beginners can cruise along comfortably, enjoying views and groomed terrain while exploring different areas.

Here is an example mountain tour for the beginner level skier or snowboarder. Follow each step below over one full day or several days. The outline below will give you an enjoyable cruise as well as picturesque views of the entire frontside of the mountain.

Read on to find out where to go!

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An Intermediate Skier’s Guide To Vail

Jan. 22, 2014


With nearly 5,300 acres of world-class skiing and snowboarding terrain, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed with a day or eight at Vail. But for intermediate skiers – those who enjoy mostly green, blue and some black runs – the size of the mountain offers a giant learning environment with dozens of runs to develop skills and gain confidence while working up to the steeps, deeps and bumps of Vail’s vast terrain.

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At what age can a child learn to ski or snowboard?

Jan. 15, 2014

One of the most common questions parents ask us is: “At what age can my child learn to ski or snowboard?”

ski school age 3 - 6We sat down with Mark Raymond, General Manager of Training and Quality for Vail Ski and Snowboard School, to get his take. As a father of a 5-year-old and an instructor since 1992, Mark is very familiar with what it takes to teach young ones to ski.

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Opening Mountain Top Express Lift (#4)!

Nov. 27, 2013

Vail Lift UpgradesMountain Top Express Lift (#4) got a major upgrade this summer, converting it from a 4-passenger to a 6-passenger high speed chair. With these great early season conditions, we were able to open it for the 2013-14 ski season this morning, bringing us to over 650 skiable acres here at Vail with more terrain opening every day.

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Vail Ski Patrol’s skiing and snowboarding safety tips

Nov. 26, 2013

Tips for safe skiing and ridingA few quick tips from Vail Ski Patrol to make sure you stay safe while you’re having fun on the mountain!

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