Opening day at Vail – and it’s a POWDER DAY!

Nov. 20, 2015

daniel milchev opening day vailWOW what an opening day at Vail! With recent snowstorms bringing over a foot of snow in the lead up to opening day and over 1,150 acres of open terrain, it was already clear that it was going to be a good one. Then the snow started falling at 8am and didn’t let up throughout the day, making for fresh powder and soft groomers all day long.

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Hiking & skinning Vail Mountain: a message from USFS and Ski Patrol

Nov. 18, 2015

Information for hiking and skinning up Vail MountainWith all this early season snow and opening day approaching Nov. 20, more and more people are strapping on their skins and snowshoes and heading up the mountain. Your cooperation with Vail Ski Patrol and U.S. Forest Service’s guidelines for safely skinning and hiking up Vail Mountain are what make the opportunity possible.

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November 11 snow!

Nov. 11, 2015

Snow in Vail Village November 11

Another snow storm has been rolling through Vail since yesterday evening, bringing 5″ of snow at the 5am report with flakes continuing to fall steadily through midday. Photos from this morning in Vail Village and Lionshead by Andrew Taylor. 

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Over a foot of snow at Vail

Nov. 5, 2015

Rocky Ski Patrol DogPatrol dog Rocky shoulder-deep in snow this morning. P: Andrew Taylor

Time to get excited – winter is back in a big way at Vail! We received 10″ on the official Vail snow stake at 5am this morning and have seen at least a few more inches fall throughout the day today. The natural snow coverage is building up and chilly temps have allowed snowmakers to fire up guns on Born Free; all good signs for opening day, Nov. 20.

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Snowing again in Vail!

Nov. 4, 2015


Vail_1104_Lionshead_KariMohrSnow falling heavily in Lionshead around midday.

The snow has been falling heavily in spurts throughout the day. There’s more in the forecast through tomorrow so enjoy these pictures and video and check the blog tomorrow for more updates!

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Snow continues at Vail!

Oct. 30, 2015

Friday, October 30: Snow starting to fill in at the top of the mountain.

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Snow day in Vail

Oct. 23, 2015

Vail Snow Andrew Taylor Snow piling up on Wildwood Express Lift (#3). P: Andrew Taylor

With opening day approaching Nov. 20, we were excited to see snow piling up around Vail today!

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