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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First snow of the season at Vail

Sep. 23, 2013

Sep. 22, 2013 – We woke up to snowy views around Vail this morning! Are you ready for winter?
Fall and winter mix at VailA mix of fall and winter on Vail’s slopes - Photo by Jack Affleck

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Featured Vail Bike Trail: Grand Traverse

Jul. 9, 2013

Connecting Eagles Nest to the familiar winter Patrol Headquarters, the 4.9 mile Grand Traverse trail weaves hikers and bikers through Game Creek and Sun Down Bowls providing varying sections of forest and wide open single track. Learn more about biking this classic Vail trail with great views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

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Summer Wildlife on Vail Mountain

Jun. 11, 2013

There are so many great ways to explore the beauty and nature on Vail Mountain, from hiking, biking, trail running and Top of the Mountain tours, but next time you’re out enjoying the mountain, keep an eye out for signs of some of the wildlife native to Vail.

1. The yellow-bellied marmot can often be spotted sunbathing on rocks around the Adventure Ridge area and while hiking the trails around the mountain.

Marmota flaviventris

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Top 10 Vail Photos of the Year

Apr. 27, 2013

With only 3 weeks left in the 2012-2013 50th Anniversary Ski Season, we compiled a “best of” list of the past year’s photography. We chose shots that were not only visually impressive, but that also either helped tell the story of the season to date or photos that you, our fans, responded well to on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

So here they are, Vail’s top 10 photos of the 2012-2013 season!

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Vail Conditions Updates

Apr. 16, 2013

April 19th, 2013
Day 1 of our extended season held prime conditions in the Back Bowls. With 54″ of snow in the last 7 days and more in the forecast tonight into tomorrow, it’s hard to believe that this is late April!

Sun Down Bowl this morning with skier MacKenzie Hanna:

Vail Extended Season

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