Burton US OPEN RIDERS TO WATCH: HAILEY LANGLAND

Feb. 25, 2016

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Hailey Langland is more than just Women’s Rookie of the Year according to the Transworld Snowboarding’s Riders’ Poll or a force to be reckoned with in women’s snowboarding competitions around the world in recent years; Langland is expected to make a serious showing next week in the 2016 Burton U.S. Open. Read her full interview at Events.Burton.com!

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Jayhawks Rally for Pink Vail

Feb. 24, 2016

On February 4, 2015, Daniel Elsbury was informed by his doctor that he had Stage 2/early Stage 3 colorectal cancer. Daniel had recently moved to Eagle County with old friends, ready to start “a new chapter in life.” “I never thought my life would change so much in one moment,” says Daniel. “No 31-year-old wants to get news like that.”

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A RISING THREAT: RETURN OF THE JUNIOR JAM

Feb. 23, 2016

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This year the Burton U.S. Open will kick-off the week long event with the return of its Junior Jam. The kids competition will return after being absent from the Snowboarding Championship’s schedule since 2009. The Junior Jam has turned out no shortage of notable snowboarders, with alumni including Pat Moore, Hannah Teter, Luke Mitrani, John JacksonMikkel Bang and Jake Blauvelt. To learn more about this year’s Junior Jam and the up-and-coming riders that will compete this Tuesday, March 1, read the full story at Event.Burton.com.

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Getting the most out of your Kid’s Lesson

Feb. 22, 2016

By Janet Lawrence

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You, the parents, and we the ski instructor team, have so much in common! We want exactly the same thing. We want your child to have the BEST ski experience ever. We want your kids to be safe, capable, happy skiers. The most important thing your child’s instructor wants to know is this: what is your biggest priority? What do you most want to happen for your child in the course of their lesson?

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Greens to Blues: Becoming a “Ski Family”

Feb. 15, 2016

We all remember that magical day on the slopes when it finally clicked. You connected turns, felt in the flow and changed your favorite color from green to blue. It’s a story we all share. Mathew Fortune had one of those days with his “aha moment”—a moment realized during a day spent taking a private family lesson with one of Vail’s top–notch instructors.

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5 Tips to the Ultimate Ski Trip

Feb. 15, 2016

Vacations can be stressful, especially when you’re the one doing all the planning. Rather than spending your time worrying about the details, read these tips for the ultimate ski trip ahead of time and you’ll be ready to kick back and enjoy your time on the slopes.

1. Make a game plan before getting on the mountain

Group skiing groomed terrain in Vail, Colorado.

Vail Mountain spans 5,289 acres, and while that makes for a lot of enjoyment to be had, it can be overwhelming to explore. We’ve taken the legwork out of planning your day on the mountain with three all-encompassing trail guides. Based on your skill level, these guides enable you to focus on making memories and racking up vertical feet – sans any stress.

Explore Vail’s Trail Guides as a BeginnerIntermediate or Expert

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5 Ways to Spring Break in Vail for a Steal

Feb. 10, 2016

 

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Our temperatures in Vail are rising, the days are getting longer and spring break is beckoning. It’s time to warm up this spring break and our sunny blue bird days, soft and unmatched skiing conditions, and a whole host of springtime events and festivities make Vail the perfect 2016 spring break destination. So whether you’re interested in basking in the sun on the lift between laps on the mountain or enjoying one of our restaurant patios for Après Ski dining and drinks, find out how to make the most of your spring break and save big. Here are some ways to save big while still enjoying the Spring Break of a lifetime in Vail.

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