Trails and Terrain
Riva Ridge is groomed at least once a week
Vail has been at the forefront of modern day snow grooming right from the start. Even though flattening snow into a compacted surface to allow easier and faster travel has been practiced in Europe for hundreds of years – mainly by having horses haul heavy farming rollers – it wasn’t until the 1950’s, right here in Colorado, that snow grooming began as we know it today.Read More»
This is my 5th winter skiing Vail and I’ll admit that I often just use my same-old, tried-and-true paths around the mountain…over and over again. Do they work? Absolutely. Do I have fun? Always. But everyone needs to change up their routine now and then.
So it was with some excitement that I decided to try out the newest addition to EpicMix, Guide. EpicMix Guide got its start in December of 2014 at a number of Vail Resorts mountains: Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Canyons in Park City, Utah, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and, of course, Vail.Read More»
Parker’s Deck (aka Window’s Deck) offers some of the best views of the mountain
When the weather is sunny on Vail Mountain, there is no better place to sit during your lunch break than one the many decks and grills offered at Vail. Some are easy to find, others are out of the way, but each one has its own unique reason to drop by, if anything just to sit down for a second and enjoy the scenery.Read More»
Does your mouth water with the thought of skiing or riding on wide-open, groomed runs where you can carve clean arcs on pristine corduroy? Here is a list of the top 10 trails across Vail Mountain for choice groomed terrain to practice your carving skills.
Ever wonder how your favorite area or trail at Vail got its name? Here are a few often-asked for explanations behind the trail signs…Read More»
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.
New 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)Read More»