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Vail Opening Day 2013

Nov. 19, 2013

Pics and video of Vail Opening 2013

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 UPDATE

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

Nov. 14, 2013

Information for hiking and skinning up Vail MountainAs 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:

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Flights from LAX to Vail

Nov. 2, 2013

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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. 

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7″ of new snow in Vail!

Oct. 18, 2013

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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.

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Snowmaking begins in Vail!

Oct. 5, 2013

Early season snowmaking at Vail

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:

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October Snow in Vail, Colorado

Oct. 4, 2013

Oct 4, 2013 – We have a mix of seasons here in Vail with peak fall foliage and 5″+ of new snow!Autumn in Vail, Colorado

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8 Resorts in France Added to the Epic Pass

Aug. 28, 2013

The Epic Pass French AlpsThe Epic Pass‘s reach is still growing as the winter 2013/2014 season approaches. The Epic Pass (which includes unlimited skiing at Vail +9 other resorts) now allows 5 free days at the largest ski area in the world: Les 3 Vallées, France.

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