Trails and Terrain

Vail’s Black Diamond Groomers

Apr. 1, 2015

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Skiing China Bowl’s Poppyfields on spring mornings is a tradition among long time locals

Any given morning, Vail usually opens with at least half a dozen black diamond runs groomed over night. Many of these trails get groomed on a weekly basis, such as Riva Ridge, while others like Roger’s Run, are groomed only a few times each season.The reason for grooming these runs intermittently is to tame oversized moguls, avalanche mitigation, or just to create a new challenge for skiers.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be in Vail This Spring

Apr. 1, 2015

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We’re in the midst of one of the best times of year to be in Vail!

Spring in Vail means powder days in between bluebird days, sun-filled afternoons on the snow, goggle tans from on-mountain picnics, barbeques and après, great events and even better deals.

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EpicMix Guide

Mar. 17, 2015

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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.

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Vail’s On-Mountain Decks

Mar. 10, 2015

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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.

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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.

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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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