Skiing and Snowboarding Tips

How to use your ski poles

Jan. 27, 2015

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“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.

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Vail grooming schedule

Jan. 23, 2015

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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of fresh corduroy sliding beneath your skis. That’s why we groom over 100 trails over the course of the week here at Vail.

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Safety Awareness Month at Vail

Jan. 9, 2015
National Safety Awareness month at VailWe’re celebrating National Safety Awareness Month throughout the month of January and we hope you’ll join us in a series of fun, safety themed activities!
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Tour Guide: A Beginner’s Day on the Mountain

Jan. 4, 2015

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 might be longer than what one would encounter at other ski areas, there are plenty of places where beginners can cruise along comfortably. So click into those skis, strap into that snowboard and get ready to enjoy the views and groomed terrain while exploring the mountain. (Click here for the Intermediate guide and here for the expert guide)

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What are skiers thankful for?

Nov. 24, 2014

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It’s Thanksgiving week, and what a Thanksgiving it has turned out to be! We have so much to be thankful for, and it is time to express our gratitude!

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An Intermediate Skier’s Guide To Vail

Oct. 2, 2014

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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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Top 10 items to bring skiing or snowboarding

Sep. 30, 2014

top items to bring on the slopesPacks are great when you’re planning to grill on one of Vail’s decks 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.

So here they are, my advice for the Top 10 Items To Bring Skiing or Snowboarding:

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