Being a kids ski and snowboard instructor can seem like the most fun job ever – ripping around Vail Mountain with a small platoon of aspiring Lindsey Vonns, endless hot cocoa – but it can also take a lot of energy and patience.
So what makes a great kids ski and snowboard instructor? We spoke with Vail Kids Ski Instructor, Janet Lawrence, to get the story on why teaching kids to ski has become a lifelong passion.Read More»
Snow piling up on Wildwood Express Lift (#3). P: Andrew Taylor
With opening day approaching Nov. 20, we were excited to see snow piling up around Vail today!Read More»
Screen grab from the Buffalo’s webcam taken at 8:15 a.m.
October 22 UPDATE: Snow is falling at Vail! Watch the live webcams for accumulation throughout the day – more snow in the forecast through tomorrow.Read More»
Riva Ridge is groomed at least once a week
Vail’s grooming operations are unrivaled. With more cats in our fleet than any resort in the nation, the most groomable acres on the planet, and the sheer number and uniqueness of trails groomed, we take grooming very seriously – always have.
Vail has been at the forefront of modern day snow grooming right from the start. Even though forms of “grooming” snow have been practiced in Europe for hundreds of years – mainly by having horses haul heavy farming rollers – it wasn’t until the 1950’s, right here in Colorado, that snow grooming began as we know it today.Read More»
Testing the zip lines of Vail’s new Game Creek canopy tour, set to debut as a part of Epic Discovery in summer 2016. Photo: Andrew Taylor
Who else wants that guy’s job? Yesterday testing was conducted on the zip lines of Vail’s new Game Creek canopy tour, slated to open for summer 2016 as a part of the resort’s new summer mountain experience, Epic Discovery.Read More»
Happy first day of fall from Vail!
While it may be the “first day” by the calendar, we’ve been seeing those incredible fall colors popping up for a couple of weeks now. We are now heading into peak fall foliage, so if you’re looking for a leaf-peeping get away, this is the weekend to do it! Photos by Andrew Taylor.Read More»