Vacation Planning

Top 5 Reasons to Take a Lesson

Sep. 6, 2016

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Whether it’s your first time on snow or you are a seasoned skier looking to find the best terrain on the mountain, spending a day with Vail’s ski and snowboard professionals will help you make the most of your time on the mountain. See our Top 5 Reasons why taking a lesson with the Vail Ski and Snowboard School will be the best decision of your ski vacation. 

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5 Things to Know When Planning Your Ski Vacation

Aug. 28, 2016

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Planning any vacation can feel like a daunting under taking, particularly a ski vacation. Between selecting the perfect lodging, to dealing with all your clunky skis, boots and gear, and determining which lift ticket or ski pass is the best option for your stay-length, even the savviest traveler may become fatigued.

But have no fear, the ultimate ski vacation is waiting for you and we’ve got the tips that will help you get there! From booking dates to hitting the slopes, we’ve got you covered!

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On-Mountain Easter Services

Mar. 23, 2016

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Join us for our Easter tradition this year in Vail! Our sunrise service at the top of Vail Mountain is the perfect venue to celebrate the holiday! Not much of an early riser? We have two other day-time services available this Easter Sunday.

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Guide to Spring Skiing

Mar. 3, 2016

Sun-filled days, endless blue skies and temperatures that make you feel spoiled—spring skiing in Vail is an experience all its own. The snow is soft, the vibe is laid-back and the après scene takes on a new energy. If winter skiing is all you’ve known, get ready to enjoy the mountain in a whole new way as you close the season out in style.

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Early Season In Vail: What To Expect

Oct. 31, 2015

Eary Season Conditions at Vail

Curious what it’s like to visit Vail in November through mid-December?

Here’s a taste: events abound, there are more affordable lodging options, quieter slopes and a friendly, slower-paced vibe in town. Snow conditions can vary quite a bit from season to season, so we caught up with meteorologist Joel Gratz to get his take on the long-range forecast. 

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Vail just keeps on improving

Sep. 18, 2015

Vail Avanti ExpressPhoto of helicopter work to upgrade Avanti Express Lift (#2) this summer, the latest in a long series of investments at Vail.

Vail is known for being one of the greatest ski experiences in the world, and we aim to keep it that way. Every year we invest in improving our facilities and lifts as well as drawing world-class events to Vail – all to ensure an experience like nothing on earth.

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Vail Gear Guide

Sep. 1, 2015

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Whether you’re an expert who revels in knee-deep powder in the Back Bowls or a casual skier who cruises the groomers, you’ve got to be ready for a variety of conditions on the mountain. Don’t risk having a bad time just because you didn’t bring the right gear along – our Ultimate Gear Guide is here to help you make the most of your trip. 

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