Videos

Lindsey Vonn: The Race to World Cup History

Jan. 19, 2015

Lindsey Vonn’s journey to becoming the most decorated female Alpine World Cup skier has not been an easy one. Through grit, hard work and determination, she has earned her place in history with a record breaking 63 World Cup wins. Congrats from all of us here at Vail, Lindsey, on your incredible achievement!

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Blue Sky Basin turns 15!

Jan. 5, 2015

Vail Blue Sky Basin anniversaryBlue Sky Basin’s unparalelled views. Photo by Daniel Milchev.
 

Since its opening 15 years ago on Jan. 6, 2000, Blue Sky Basin has become a legendary area on Vail Mountain and a favorite amongst locals and guests from around the world. This outer-most area of the resort offers a distinct backcountry feel, complete with glades, cliffs, steeps, and often plenty of powder and fresh tracks within 645 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain!

In honor and celebration of Blue Sky Basin’s 15th anniversary at Vail Mountain, following is a list of the 15 things we love about this legendary area of Vail Mountain.

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6 FEET of snow since Dec. 14!

Dec. 31, 2014

Conditions this December in Vail have been nothing short of extraordinary. Get a taste of what the snow’s been like through our recap video, shot December 14-30.

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Christmas Eve in Blue Sky Basin

Dec. 24, 2014

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Skier: Christopher Ewart. Photo: Daniel Milchev
 

After a series of stormy days and over 3 feet of accumulation, the sun broke out on Christmas Eve to reveal one of those blue sky powder days your dream about at Vail!

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Happy (Powdery) Holidays!

Dec. 24, 2014


With 32″ of snow in the last week of Vail, we have a LOT to be thankful for this holiday season. One of Vail’s best early seasons ever continues with powder conditions and 99% open terrain – the most in North America!

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Even MORE snow at Vail!

Dec. 17, 2014

A surprise snowstorm brought 19″ of snow to Vail in the last four days, making for incredible conditions on mountain. We’ve been fortunate to have some of the best early season snow we’ve ever had this season at Vail and currently are offering up the most open terrain in North America with over 4,300 acres.

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An unbelievable start to the season

Nov. 25, 2014


We’ve received over 2 feet of snow since this latest round of storms started Saturday night, making for some of the best early season conditions Vail has ever had! The powder has been light and soft and the skiing and riding have been unbelievably good. New terrain is opening daily so stay tuned for big terrain announcements, just in time for Thanksgiving.

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