Behind the Scenes

What’s it like to be an Instructor at Vail’s Kids Ski and Snowboard School?

Oct. 27, 2015

kids ski instructor

Being a kids ski and snowboard instructor can seem like the most fun job ever – ripping around Vail Mountain with a small platoon of aspiring Lindsey Vonns, endless hot cocoa – but it can also take a lot of energy and patience.

So what makes a great kids ski and snowboard instructor? We spoke with Vail Kids Ski Instructor, Janet Lawrence, to get the story on why teaching kids to ski has become a lifelong passion.

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Vail Epic Discovery Update

Sep. 29, 2015

Epic Discovery zipline Vail Andrew TaylorTesting the zip lines of Vail’s new Game Creek canopy tour, set to debut as a part of Epic Discovery in summer 2016. Photo: Andrew Taylor

Who else wants that guy’s job? Yesterday testing was conducted on the zip lines of Vail’s new Game Creek canopy tour, slated to open for summer 2016 as a part of the resort’s new summer mountain experience, Epic Discovery.

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Mowing the runs at Vail Mountain

Aug. 20, 2015


No, it’s not a joke. We really do mow the runs at Vail Mountain.

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Get to Know Laura Landre: Ski Instructor and Former Member of the US Ski Team

May. 11, 2015

Laura on Northwoods

The Vail Ski and Snowboard School is renowned for its excellence, and the cornerstone of that reputation is the instructors themselves. From ex-NFL players to former Olympians to long-time Vail locals, in this series we introduce you to just a sampling of this widely diverse group of expert skiers and riders.

Laura Landre is from Canandaigua, New York and is a ski instructor based out of Vail Village.

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Get to Know Gabe Del Rossi: Multi-Lingual Ski Instructor, University Professor, and Bike Tour Guide

Apr. 28, 2015

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The Vail Ski and Snowboard School is renowned for its excellence, and the cornerstone of that reputation is the instructors themselves. From ex-NFL players to former Olympians to long-time Vail locals, in this series we introduce you to just a sampling of this widely diverse group of expert skiers and riders.

Gabe Del Rossi is from Stow, Massachusetts and teaches skiing out of Vail Village.

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Meet Jake: in training to be the next Vail Patrol Dog

Apr. 9, 2015

GoPro shot of patrol dog puppy

Vail Ski Patrol’s latest recruit: 10-week-old Jake.

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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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