Skiing and Snowboarding Tips
Mountain 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.Read More»
A few quick tips from Vail Ski Patrol to make sure you stay safe while you’re having fun on the mountain!Read More»
One of the most common questions parents ask us is: “At what age can my child learn to ski or snowboard?”
We 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.Read More»
Author Gates Lloyd is the Lionshead Adult Location Manager at the Vail Ski and Snowboard School. Originally from Pennsylvania, he has been enjoying the Colorado Mountains since 1987. In addition to his duties at Vail, Gates enjoys working with other instructors as an Examiner with Professional Ski Instructors of America – Rocky Mountain.
Packs are great when you’re going out of bounds, out for a picnic or out with your kids. But there are days when I’m skiing and don’t want to carry a pack. On those days, I go light with select items in my jacket. An added benefit to being prepared for whatever the day brings: most of these items have a significant social value: share them with a friend or someone you’d like to be a friend.Read More»
Author Guy Sedillo is the Training and Quality Manager for the Vail Ski & Snowboard School at Vail Village. Originally from Southern California, he has been enjoying the Colorado Mountains since 1993. In addition to his duties at Vail, Guy enjoys working with other instructors as an Examiner with the Professional Ski Instructors of America – Rocky Mountain.
“How do I use my poles?” is a question we get from many of our guests and the answer is not as easy as one might think. Ski poles have many uses when skiing and the following will give you a simple idea of just how you can use them to your advantage.Read More»