Mountain Top Express Lift (#4) got a major upgrade this summer, converting it from a 4-passenger to a 6-passenger high speed chair. With these great early season conditions, we were able to open it for the 2013-14 ski season this morning, bringing us to over 650 skiable acres here at Vail with more terrain opening every day.Read More»
Vail opened for the season Friday, Nov. 22! With a mix of great early season snowfall, colder temperatures and the hard work of our mountain operations crews, we were able to open both the Lionshead and Vail Village base areas for opening day 2013. Pics and video of the day below!
11/23/2013: TERRAIN UPDATERead More»
As opening day approaches Nov. 22, 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.
Update 11/14/13: There will be a public meeting at the Minturn Holy Cross Ranger Station Weds, Nov 20th, read on for more info.
A few key pointers for early season:Read More»
From airport to snow in 40 minutes. That’s quicker than most commutes to work. It’s no wonder that seats on the non-stop flights from LAX to Vail fill up quickly. Plus, with great lodging deals and transportation options, you’ll be sure to find the right place to stay, whether you need the highest luxury or a family friendly condo near the slopes.Read More»
Blue Sky Basin, Vail. October 18th, 2013 - 7″ of snow fell overnight in Vail! All this autumn snow is getting us excited for Opening Day November 22nd.Read More»
Oct 5, 2013 – In the midst of heavy snow late yesterday afternoon, Vail’s snowmaking team was able to turn on the snow guns for the first time this season. Conditions have to be just right in order to make snow, with temperatures at least down to 30 but ideally under 20 degrees. The wet-bulb temp, or actual temperature relative to the humidity in the air, is also a major factor. Fortunately everything came together to blow snow throughout the night into the afternoon today. Snow will be made on Golden Peak throughout October and then expand to Front Side side runs in anticipation of our Opening Day, November 22nd.
Pictures of snow being made on Golden Peak this morning:Read More»
Oct 4, 2013 – We have a mix of seasons here in Vail with peak fall foliage and 5″+ of new snow!Read More»