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#VailBen Dispatch 7: Tips For Taking the Best Instagram Photos in Vail

Jul. 5, 2014

Photographer Jack Affleck suggests shooting into the sun.

Photographer Jack Affleck suggests shooting with the sun at your subjects’ backs.

Part of my job as the winner of America’s Best Summer Job in Vail, Colorado is to give all my friends major FOMO.

What is FOMO, you ask? Well, it is that modern syndrom unique to social media users stuck behind their desk while their friends show off on some fantastic summer vacation. FOMO is: fear of missing out.

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Featured Vail Hiking Trail: Fireweed

Jun. 9, 2014

Vail hiking trails Fireweed Trail is a beautiful, cruisy trail between the tops of our two gondolas, Gondola One and Eagle Bahn. A great option for families or guests just starting to get acclimated to the altitude, this gradual trail is about a mile long and takes between 30 and 40 minutes.

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Blue Sky Basin in Summer

Apr. 27, 2014

One of the best loved areas in Vail, Blue Sky Basin is known for its beautiful views and endless glade skiing. We were lucky enough to get back there in August 2013 and experience this beautiful spot in all its summer glory. See any spots you recognize from winter?

Vail Back Bowls Summer

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What’s New at Vail Over the Last Five Years

Oct. 25, 2013

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If you haven’t visited Vail over the last five years, you may be surprised to see the changes. Some call it a renaissance, others welcome the improvements. While many classic spots such as The Lodge at Vail and the Red Lion are still here, Lionshead has undergone a complete transformation, and the Vail Village base […]

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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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