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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Opening Mountain Top Express Lift (#4)!

Nov. 27, 2013

Vail Lift UpgradesMountain 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.

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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


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


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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