Trails and Terrain
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»
Yes, 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!Read More»
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!Read More»
Photo by Andrew Taylor
Skiers and snowboarders have even more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday at Vail with High Noon Express Lift (#5) opening today, providing access to terrain in Sun Up and Sun Down bowls. We’ve received more than 30 inches of snow since Saturday, and more than six feet in the past three weeks, making for fantastic conditions across the mountain!Read More»
We’ve received over 2 feet of snow since this latest round of storms started Saturday night, making for some of the best early season conditions Vail has ever had! The powder has been light and soft and the skiing and riding have been unbelievably good. New terrain is opening daily so stay tuned for big terrain announcements, just in time for Thanksgiving.