How to use your ski poles

Oct. 1, 2014

Vail ski instructor tips

“How do I use my poles?” is a question we get from many of our guests and the answer is not as easy as one might think. Ski poles have many uses when skiing and the following will give you a simple idea of just how you can use them to your advantage.

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Top 10 items to bring skiing or snowboarding

Sep. 30, 2014

top items to bring on the slopesPacks are great when you’re planning to grill on one of Vail’s decks or out with your kids, but there are days when I’m skiing and don’t want to carry a pack. On those days, I go light with select items in my jacket. An added benefit to being prepared for whatever the day brings: most of these items have a significant social value. Share them with a friend – or someone you’d like to be a friend.

So here they are, my advice for the Top 10 Items To Bring Skiing or Snowboarding:

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At what age can a child learn to ski or snowboard?

Sep. 28, 2014

One of the most common questions parents ask us is: “At what age can my child learn to ski or snowboard?”

ski school age 3 - 6We sat down with Mark Raymond, General Manager of Training and Quality for Vail Ski and Snowboard School, to get his take. As a father of a 5-year-old and an instructor since 1992, Mark is very familiar with what it takes to teach young ones to ski.

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How to keep kids warm on the slopes

Sep. 23, 2014


Keeping kids warm skiing

Brrrrr. It’s cold out there! You might think of keeping the kids indoors on chillier days here in the mountains, but if we prepare our kids well they can still have a wonderful day skiing on some of the lightest, fluffiest snow of the season!

Here are some tips for dressing and caring for you kids on the slopes on those colder days:

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Finding the owners of the Vail wedding ring

Sep. 15, 2014

When David Brenner dropped his wedding ring on a ski day at Vail in the winter of 2009, he thought there might be a chance that Vail summer workers would find it when the snow melted. After the summer passed and the ring was still missing, he and wife Sue gave up hope of ever seeing it again. 

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5 Reasons to Come to Vail November thru mid-December

Sep. 11, 2014

Vail opening
You want in on a little secret here in Vail? We LOVE early season. What’s “early season” you ask?

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Audition to be a 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships Cheerleader

Sep. 7, 2014

Professional dancer? Love alpine ski racing? This is the gig for you. 

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