Trails and Terrain

An Intermediate Skier’s Guide To Vail

Oct. 2, 2014

Intermediate-skier-guide-Vail

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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Blue Sky Basin in Summer

Apr. 27, 2014

One of the best loved areas in Vail, Blue Sky Basin is known for its beautiful views and endless glade skiing. We were lucky enough to get back there in August 2013 and experience this beautiful spot in all its summer glory. See any spots you recognize from winter?

Vail Back Bowls Summer

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Vail Ski Patrol’s 10 tips for hiking and biking on Vail Mountain

Apr. 23, 2014

Vail’s Ski Patrol exchanges ski boots for hiking boots as they maintain and monitor the mountain in the spring, summer and fall. Here are their tips for staying safe during your summer adventures on Vail Mountain!

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Video: Behind the Scenes of Vail Grooming

Feb. 17, 2014

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Jump inside the cat and learn about the operation that grooms over 1000 acres nightly. This video combines info about Vail’s grooming machines (called snow cats), the operators, and new technology with beautiful time lapse photography. 

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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 Opening Day 2013

Nov. 19, 2013

Pics and video of Vail Opening 2013

Vail opened for the season Friday, Nov. 22! With a mix of great early season snowfall, colder temperatures and the hard work of our mountain operations crews, we were able to open both the Lionshead and Vail Village base areas for opening day 2013. Pics and video of the day below!

11/23/2013: TERRAIN UPDATE

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Thanksgiving week in Vail

Nov. 15, 2013

November skiing Vail

Time to head outside after feasting on Thanksgiving! This year, we are happy to have a full plate of activities available at Adventure Ridge.  Read on for details about mountaintop activitites, terrain updates, Ski and Snowboard School openings, and on mountain dining options!

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