First published in January of 2013, here’s a look at what it takes to build the Burton US Open superpipe. For 11 straight days, 20 hours a day, grooming cats have been turning a massive pile of snow at Golden Peak into a 22 foot high superpipe that is 600 feet long – what some are saying is the longest superpipe in North America. Industry leader and terrain park consulting firm, Snow Park Technologies, sent in two of their expert pipe cutters to lead the project of building Vail’s Olympic standard halfpipe for the Burton US Open.Read More»
Announcing the Spring Back to Vail free concert lineup! Springtime at Vail Mountain not only brings warmer temperatures, long sunny days and spectacular spring skiing and snowboarding, but it also brings the resort’s annual end-of-season celebration, Spring Back to Vail, April 17-19!Read More»
We’re heading into one of the best times of year to be in Vail. World class events, free concerts, the typically snowy first few weeks of March, the longer, sunnier days of April; a variety of reasons make this time frame a favorite for all types of skiers and snowboarders! Here are just a few reasons why you should be here this spring:Read More»
It’s hard to believe but we’re coming into our final days of the 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships. Whether you’ve been enjoying the festivities over the last week and a half or are only just joining us, there is still plenty more to look forward to before Closing Ceremonies at Beaver Creek’s Red Tail Stadium this Sunday!Read More»
Follow this blog post throughout the 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships Feb. 2 – 15, 2015 in Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado, to see the best imagery from our photographers.Read More»
This blog is the first in a series leading up to Pink Vail, the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer, March 21, 2015.
Doing an ‘Alley Oop Ten’ is one of the craziest feelings in the world––as I travel down the pipe while spinning up, gravity seems to disappear for a second. Then all of a sudden I just seem to land. Being on skis, in those critical moments that will determine whether I top the podium or not, are the moments I live for.
I’m Broby Leeds, an aspiring professional freeskier.Read More»
Feb. 5, 2014. Making some of the first tracks in Vail. Photo: Daniel Milchev.
The 2015 FIS World Alpine Championships have brought the greatest ski racers from around the world to Vail – and it’s also brought some incredible snowfall. The 6″ at the 5am report yesterday morning was just the beginning, with another round of snow starting early this morning that hasn’t let up all day.Read More»