Every year Vail Ski Patrol and Mountain Operations work tirelessly to open the Back Bowls. Their work consists of analyzing how the snow has fallen, digging pits, doing snow profiles and blasting potential problem areas. It’s tough, technical work but it’s essential to making sure that the Bowls are not only skiable but safe.
Behind the Scenes
November 29th, 2012: The evening snowmaking crew starts trickling in to the labyrinthine complex of mountain ops buildings at 3:30pm to change into uniform. Set at the base of Vail, this mix of offices and warehouses is home to the small army of men and women that keep this mountain going day in and day out. [...Read More]
Vail is building a new Gondola for the 50th anniversary this winter season! This post will give you an inside look at the construction process. Updates are in chronological order, with the most recent on top!
November 9, 2012
With one week until opening day, gondola construction is complete! [...Read More]
Videos are one of our main platforms for conveying the look and feel of the Vail experience. So it only makes sense that we are extraordinarily selective in the music that makes up our videos’ soundtrack.
Over the next few months, we will highlight the bands whose music we listen to on the snow and in the editing bay – and who lend their work to Vail’s videos.