Feb. 25, 2016


Hailey Langland is more than just Women’s Rookie of the Year according to the Transworld Snowboarding’s Riders’ Poll or a force to be reckoned with in women’s snowboarding competitions around the world in recent years; Langland is expected to make a serious showing next week in the 2016 Burton U.S. Open. Read her full interview at!


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Jayhawks Rally for Pink Vail

Feb. 24, 2016

On February 4, 2015, Daniel Elsbury was informed by his doctor that he had Stage 2/early Stage 3 colorectal cancer. Daniel had recently moved to Eagle County with old friends, ready to start “a new chapter in life.” “I never thought my life would change so much in one moment,” says Daniel. “No 31-year-old wants to get news like that.”

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Feb. 23, 2016



This year the Burton U.S. Open will kick-off the week long event with the return of its Junior Jam. The kids competition will return after being absent from the Snowboarding Championship’s schedule since 2009. The Junior Jam has turned out no shortage of notable snowboarders, with alumni including Pat Moore, Hannah Teter, Luke Mitrani, John JacksonMikkel Bang and Jake Blauvelt. To learn more about this year’s Junior Jam and the up-and-coming riders that will compete this Tuesday, March 1, read the full story at


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Getting the most out of your Kid’s Lesson

Feb. 22, 2016

By Janet Lawrence


You, the parents, and we the ski instructor team, have so much in common! We want exactly the same thing. We want your child to have the BEST ski experience ever. We want your kids to be safe, capable, happy skiers. The most important thing your child’s instructor wants to know is this: what is your biggest priority? What do you most want to happen for your child in the course of their lesson?

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5 Ways to Spring Break in Vail for a Steal

Feb. 10, 2016


Back Bowls of Vail, Colorado.

Our temperatures in Vail are rising, the days are getting longer and spring break is beckoning. It’s time to warm up this spring break and our sunny blue bird days, soft and unmatched skiing conditions, and a whole host of springtime events and festivities make Vail the perfect 2016 spring break destination. So whether you’re interested in basking in the sun on the lift between laps on the mountain or enjoying one of our restaurant patios for Après Ski dining and drinks, find out how to make the most of your spring break and save big. Here are some ways to save big while still enjoying the Spring Break of a lifetime in Vail.

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Experience Terrain Based Lessons

Feb. 8, 2016

In Vail, CO

At Vail our lessons aren’t just for beginners learning art of the Pizza Vs. French Fries. We believe in being life-long learners, and we take that belief to the slopes. With offerings like our Max 3 Lesson and our terrain based learning approach, you can perfect your technique, become a master mountaineer and conquer all the terrain Vail has to offer.

Our Max 3 experiential lesson is considered to be the Masters Degree of skiing. Even the most experienced skiers will walk away from this day on the hill feeling more well versed skiing on all types of terrain, reading conditions, learning about their gear and how to combine their knowledge to have an incredible experience on the hill, no matter what the conditions are!

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Then and Now

Jan. 20, 2016



During Vail’s first few years, there were no grooming machines. Instead, teams “groomed” by doing the “Vail Two-Step” (pictured here), earning them a lift ticket in exchange for their dance steps. Grooming has changed leaps and bounds since the ’60s, with new innovations to ensure world-class conditions. Vail boasts the most groomed terrain on the planet, covering more than 1,200 acres each night. This year, we aim to increase groomed terrain by 20%, covering 9,000-11,000 acres per week! Not only can our new machines sculpt the perfect slope, but they also shape half-pipes, terrain parks and snow tube parks for a variety of winter adventures.

Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Grooming

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