Trails and Terrain

Vail’s Top 10 Carving Trails

Jan. 30, 2015

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.

Connor Walberg Palmer Hoyt Vail groomer

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Vail’s Trail Names: Part 1

Jan. 28, 2015

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…Pete Seibert Earl Eaton Vail

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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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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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Avanti Express Lift (#2) to be replaced with Six Passenger Lift

Dec. 8, 2014

Avanti Express Vail
 

The improvements never stop at Vail! The next big project in the works is to replace Avanti Express Lift (#2) with a six-passenger lift this summer, pending U.S. Forest Service approval.

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Blue Sky Basin Opens

Dec. 4, 2014

vail terrain openingsYes, you read that right. And yes, it’s only early December. Terrain in Blue Sky Basin will open tomorrow, Dec. 5, bringing Vail up to more than 4,300 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain!

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China Bowl now open!

Nov. 29, 2014

Back Bowls open for the season It has already been a season to remember – and we’re only 8 days in! Between the six feet of snow in the last three weeks and the incredible work of our mountain operations team, we are now happy to report that China Bowl is now open. That brings us to 3,642 acres of developed skiable terrain – the most available in the country!

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