Trails and Terrain

Early Season Tactics for Snowboarding

Oct. 1, 2013

Early season snowboarding

Snowboard instructor

Guest blogger Jason Schetrompf is a snowboard instructor with Vail Ski and Snowboard School.

Our enthusiasm for snowboarding can sometimes get the best of us this time of year. With the season fresh and the snow coverage not yet at mid-to-late season levels, I feel it would be good to discuss some tactics for – both riding and decision making – that will ensure that your season is long and filled with many days of shredding.

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Vail’s Top 10 Carving Trails

Aug. 29, 2013

Vail Ski School top trailsAuthor Jason Schetrompf is the Location Manager for the Adult Ski and Snowboard School at Golden Peak. Originally from Pennsylvania, he has been enjoying the Colorado Mountains since 2006. In addition to his duties at Vail, Jason enjoys working with other instructors as an Examiner with American Association of Snowboard Instructors – Rocky Mountain.  He also spends time writing articles and instructional manuals for PSIA/AASI – National.

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 Top 10 Iconic Trails

Aug. 17, 2013

Looking to explore Vail Mountain this winter? Here’s our list trails – some historic, some just crowd favorites – that top long time Vail skier and rider must-do lists season after season.

Vail's Front Side runs

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Vail’s Top 10 Spots for Expert Skiers and Riders

Aug. 2, 2013

An expert skiers' guide to VailAuthor and local Drew Rouse is originally from Annapolis, Maryland but grew up coming to Vail each winter. A regular in Vail and Beaver Creek’s video and photo shoots, he is also part-owner of Grace Skis.

Part 1: THE BACK BOWLS (…of course)

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Featured Vail Bike Trail: Grand Traverse

Jul. 9, 2013

Connecting Eagles Nest to the familiar winter Patrol Headquarters, the 4.9 mile Grand Traverse trail weaves hikers and bikers through Game Creek and Sun Down Bowls providing varying sections of forest and wide open single track. Learn more about biking this classic Vail trail with great views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

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Vail Extends 2012-2013 Season Another Weekend

Apr. 16, 2013

Vail Extends its 50th Anniversary Season for One More Weekend
Update on restaurants, bars and rental shops that will be open this weekend below

Extraordinary snow conditions allow for one extra weekend of skiing and snowboarding! We’ve received 2 feet since closing day, so Vail is extending the 2012/2013 season another weekend. The lifts will run from 9am to 4pm April 19, 20 and 21. See more info below!

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Closing Day at Vail

Apr. 9, 2013

What to expect at Vail's closing day

Celebrate Closing Day of Vail’s 50th Anniversary Season this Sunday, April 14!

Here are the details for our sponsored parties and rules for responsibly enjoying the last day of the season.

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