Vail just keeps on improving

Sep. 18, 2015

Vail Avanti ExpressPhoto of helicopter work to upgrade Avanti Express Lift (#2) this summer, the latest in a long series of investments at Vail.

Vail is known for being one of the greatest ski experiences in the world, and we aim to keep it that way. Every year we invest in improving our facilities and lifts as well as drawing world-class events to Vail – all to ensure an experience like nothing on earth.

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Favorite Trails – Whatever The Weather

Sep. 17, 2015


What’s your favorite trail on Vail Mountain? For us, it can depend on the day.

With over 5,200 acres stretched across 7 miles, conditions on your favorite trail can vary depending on what the weather is doing. We asked three Vail aficionados for their advice on how to make the most of the mountain – whatever the weather!

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2015 Summer in vail recap

Sep. 14, 2015

Vail back bowls in summer

Well that was fun! With the nighttime temperatures dropping, aspen leaves turning and the first snowfall on the horizon, let’s take a moment to look back on what an incredible summer we just had.

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Keeping your kids safe on the hill – Learning, Living, Loving THE CODE!

Sep. 8, 2015

how to keep your kid safe skiing

To keep your kids safe on the hill you can use a mix of: the wisdom your mom shared when you were 5, a little common sense, some strategies and tricks Instructors use, and yes, the Skier’s Responsibility Code. The Code could use a more enticing name to grab our kids’ interest to be sure. It could be the “do these things and get to ski again tomorrow Code”. Too long? Maybe, “The Code Taylor Swift skis to”, or the “I-Code”, “The Everything is AWESOME Code”. In any case, if we learn, model, and teach our young skiers the Code we will all safely enjoy sliding around on our gorgeous mountain together for many family ski vacations to come!

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Early Season In Vail: What To Expect

Sep. 5, 2015

Eary Season Conditions at Vail

Curious what it’s like to visit Vail in November through mid-December?

Here’s a taste: events abound, there are more affordable lodging options, quieter slopes and a friendly, slower-paced vibe in town. Snow conditions can vary quite a bit from season to season, so we caught up with meteorologist Joel Gratz to get his take on the long-range forecast. 

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Vail Gear Guide

Sep. 1, 2015


Whether you’re an expert who revels in knee-deep powder in the Back Bowls or a casual skier who cruises the groomers, you’ve got to be ready for a variety of conditions on the mountain. Don’t risk having a bad time just because you didn’t bring the right gear along – our Ultimate Gear Guide is here to help you make the most of your trip. 

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Vail’s Best Kept Holiday Secret

Aug. 25, 2015

December in VailIt’s hard not to get into the holiday spirit in Vail – the twinkling lights, blankets of snow, and European style pedestrian village can bring out the rosy cheeks in even the most hard-nosed Scrooge among us.

But you don’t have to be here during Christmas week to soak up the holiday spirit.

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