Events

Register for the World Pond Skimming Championships!

Mar. 23, 2015

SBTV Concerts announcedYou, yes, you, could be one of the stars of Vail’s closing day tradition: The World Pond Skimming Championships on Sunday, April 19, 2015. 

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be in Vail This Spring

Mar. 15, 2015

sunshine Vail

We’re heading into 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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Duct Tape Heals One Woman’s Cancer

Mar. 13, 2015

This blog is the second in a series leading up to Pink Vail, the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer, March 21, 2015. See the first blog, Wear Pink to Help My Dad.

Pink Vail duct tape
Duct tape does not cure cancer. But in the case of Anne Trumpower, it has healed hers.

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Wear Pink to Help My Dad

Mar. 7, 2015

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.

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2015 Burton US Open Fan Photos

Mar. 6, 2015

BurtonPixleeWe’re capturing the 2015 Burton US Open from your view! With the best riders in the world here in Vail as well as a contingent of professional photographers and fans, Instagram and Twitter are crackling with beautiful content. Want to see your shot included? Just use the hashtag #BurtonUSOpen when you post your photo to Instagram or Twitter to submit your content.

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Burton US Open Environmental footprint

Mar. 4, 2015

Vail Burton US Open

The best snowboarding-only event in the world brings famous athletes, music acts, and a non-stop party to Vail in early March. The work to reduce the Open’s environmental footprint began long before the party…

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Countdown to the Burton US Open: building the 22′ superpipe

Feb. 28, 2015

Burton US Open superpipe VailFirst 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.

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