Guests skiing and riding at Vail during the holidays talk about the conditions, the food at The 10th, and the gondola.
Every year Vail Ski Patrol and Mountain Operations work tirelessly to open the Back Bowls. Their work consists of analyzing how the snow has fallen, digging pits, doing snow profiles and blasting potential problem areas. It’s tough, technical work but it’s essential to making sure that the Bowls are not only skiable but safe.
Just after the opening for the season, we went out to see how our guests have been enjoying their first visits to Vail this year. From Londoners to CU Boulder students to locals and visitors from Connecticut and Minnesota, hear what they had to say about their first turns of the season at Vail!
Vail is building a new Gondola for the 50th anniversary this winter season! This post will give you an inside look at the construction process. Updates are in chronological order, with the most recent on top!
November 9, 2012
With one week until opening day, gondola construction is complete!Read More»
Young or old, skier or snowboarder, from near or far, those who love the mountains share something in common… a feeling that is difficult to put into words. While looking at footage from the past 50 years at Vail, similar shots kept jumping out at us. When combined into one video, they show that while the equipment, the town, and the mountain have changed, the reasons that people love to visit Vail have remained the same.Read More»
While many of Vail’s skiers and riders head straight to the Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin, a dedicated contingent of riders of all levels are lapping the Front Side terrain parks. Local pro riders Tanner Coulter, Adam “Earl” Crook, John Spriggs, Pat Baskins, Matt Luczkow, Casey Baskins, Luke “Ocho” Allen, Berkley Wilcox, and Trefor Davies show us their skills in this edit from Golden Peak Terrain Park, site of the 2013 Burton US Open.Read More»
In this episode, we talk with the adventure sports athletes and fans of the summer Teva Mountain Games. TMG is a celebration of outdoor sports that features whitewater rafting, rock climbing, mountain, road, freeride and slopestyle biking, trail running, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, slacklining and more.Read More»