6 Ways to Have the Best Powder Day at Vail (and Avoid Lift Lines!)

Feb. 6, 2014

It’s no secret – when the snow report is good, skiers and snowboarders flock to Vail for the miles of trails, light snow, the Back Bowls, and Blue Sky Basin. You might have seen pictures on social media of lift lines on powder days that can look big and scary.  Fear not – we’re here to help you avoid pinch points, pick a route without lift lines, and get the most out of that new snow. Here are the top 6 ways to make the most of a Vail powder day.

Gondola One before opening last Friday. A full gondola maze like this takes about 8 minutes to clear.

Gondola One before opening last Friday. A full gondola maze like this takes about 8 minutes to clear.

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Winter 2013/14: the snow so far

Jan. 11, 2014

Snow in ColoradoConditions on Friday, January 10th

Winter 2013/14 has been very good to Vail with over 13.3 ft/ 4 meters of snow falling so far this season, including an early January to remember! 

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Golden Peak Terrain Park opens

Jan. 3, 2014

Safety month at Vail
This weekend not only marks the opening of Golden Peak Terrain Park and the 22′ Superpipe but the kickoff to Vail Safety Month.

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Amendment 64 and the Law

Dec. 15, 2013

Marijuana continues to be illegal under federal law. Consequently, consumption of marijuana on U.S. Forest Service land, including Vail Mountain and much of the land surrounding Vail, is illegal under federal law. In addition, Vail Mountain does not permit the consumption of marijuana in or on any of its lifts, facilities or premises under its control, which follows Eagle County ordinance 06-01.

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Vail Snow Daze 2013

Dec. 9, 2013

Vail snow daze concert lineupVail Snow Daze, the largest early-season mountain bash in North America, returns for its seventh consecutive year on December 9-15, 2013! And you know what that means: skiing and riding all day, après events and the much anticipated free concert lineup.

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Vail Conditions Update Dec 4 – Dec 7

Dec. 1, 2013

GoPro video of Highline, December 6, 2013

Lots of ropes have dropped at Vail in the last two days, bringing us to over 1,400 acres of terrain!

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