Interesting People

Mowing the runs at Vail Mountain

Oct. 8, 2014


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

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Finding the owners of the Vail wedding ring

Sep. 15, 2014

When David Brenner dropped his wedding ring on a ski day at Vail in the winter of 2009, he thought there might be a chance that Vail summer workers would find it when the snow melted. After the summer passed and the ring was still missing, he and wife Sue gave up hope of ever seeing it again. 

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America’s Best Summer Job | Vail

May. 19, 2014

Congratulations to America’s Best Summer Job Winner, Benjamin Solomon of Brooklyn, NY!  Benjamin-Solomon_ABSJ-Vail_blog

Benjamin will be escaping the heat of the city to experience all that Vail has to offer this summer – concerts, events, festivals, hiking, biking, rafting, fishing and more. He’ll also be calling the hotels of Vail home while he keeps track of his adventures through blogs, videos and social media (#VailBen).

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Vail Ski Patrol’s 10 tips for hiking and biking on Vail Mountain

Apr. 23, 2014

Vail’s Ski Patrol exchanges ski boots for hiking boots as they maintain and monitor the mountain in the spring, summer and fall. Here are their tips for staying safe during your summer adventures on Vail Mountain!

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Lindsey Vonn goes undercover as Vail employee

Apr. 7, 2014

We put Lindsey Vonn behind the counter as a guest service employee-in-training at Vail. In just a hat and glasses, with a “Lindsey” name tag, you’d think she would be easy to recognize. Think again!

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Video: Behind the Scenes of Vail Grooming

Feb. 17, 2014

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Jump inside the cat and learn about the operation that grooms over 1000 acres nightly. This video combines info about Vail’s grooming machines (called snow cats), the operators, and new technology with beautiful time lapse photography. 

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Nighttime Cat Operations

Feb. 12, 2014

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Cat operators, Brett and Mike, work through the night preparing the mountain for blissful skiing.

Do you ever wonder what happens after the last lift stops and the sun sets on another great day of skiing? Does the mountain turn silent and still as the day comes to a close? As we found out today, that is hardly the case.

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