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.
Just after the opening for the season, we went out to see how our guests have been enjoying their first visits to Vail this year. From Londoners to CU Boulder students to locals and visitors from Connecticut and Minnesota, hear what they had to say about their first turns of the season at Vail!
October 22, 2012 - This summer an unassuming stretch of cement at the base of Golden Peak served as the workshop for Vail Terrain Park Managers and welders Scottie Boyle and Shawn Carney. Here’s a look at some of the features they’ve built thus far.Read More»
As a kid skiing at Buck Hill, Minnesota, no one knew that Lindsey Vonn would grow up to be the most successful American skier in alpine skiing’s history. Her family saw she had a talent, though, and decided to take the risk of a lifetime by packing up and moving the entire family to Vail, Colorado.Read More»
By Adam Bybliw, Vail Mountain Environmental Manager
In mid-June, 453 public volunteers and employees rallied together and scoured Vail’s many Front Side slopes searching for the trash left behind by a winter’s worth of skiing.Read More»
A booming voice announces Fritz and Hannah as they climb the stairs to the bright blue DockDogs stage at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail. Fritz tells her to sit at the end of the dock, walks up to the edge and off she goes! She lands 15 feet into the pool, with a splash big enough to soak the closest spectators. Cheers went up, mostly from our friends, but a few others chimed in too. Tails wagged from all the furry fans in response to all the excitement.
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.Read More»