Spring Skiing in Vail

Feb. 5, 2018

Friends Skiing Groomed Terrain in Vail, CO.

Sun-filled days, endless blue skies and temperatures that make you feel spoiled—spring skiing in Vail is an experience all its own. The snow is soft, the vibe is laid-back and the après scene takes on a new energy. If winter skiing is all you’ve known, get ready to enjoy the mountain in a whole new way as you close the season out in style.

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Go Slow and Go With the Flow

Feb. 4, 2018

Two Vail Mountain Safety employees discuss skier and rider speed on Flapjack

Our Mountain Safety team spends a lot of time monitoring skiers and riders on our 12 runs designated as Slow Zones. We stop and talk to a lot of people, giving compliments to safe skiers and riders, and correction when we see something unsafe. The question we get asked the most is: how slow is slow, and what’s too fast?

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Vail Mountain Slow Zones

Jan. 27, 2018


Mountain Safety staff talking to two kids on skis

Vail has about 350 acres of Slow Zones—just 12 out of our 195 runs. As a percentage of the total skiable area, slow zones represent 6% of all the maintained terrain, and about 4% of all the overall inbounds terrain. That means that on the other 95% of the mountain, you can ski in control as fast as you want.

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Ultimate Spring Guide to Vail

Jan. 26, 2018

Make memories this spring break in Vail.  This time of year, This time of year, Vail boasts warmer, sun-filled days that inspire and excite you, whether you’re skiing all day or exploring Vail Village. Start dreaming about your upcoming visit with this itinerary we’ve crafted for you and everyone in your group, so you can plan your days and maximize your time on and off the mountain. Get ready to make memories with your loved ones through activities you can only experience in Vail.

Book your hotel in Vail.

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7 Reasons to Plan Your Spring, Vail Getaway Now

Jan. 25, 2018

Powder in Back Bowls In Vail, CO.

Vail is open for skiing 150 days a year on average. So, why limit your trips to the holiday season and spring break?

With fewer visitors, better conditions, deals on accommodation, and longer, bluebird days, an off-peak getaway to Vail delivers great value and world-class skiing and riding. For the best deals, think late January, Super Bowl weekend, the second half of February and most of March. So, round up your best buddies or partner in crime and plan your escape. You’ll soak up a secret side of Vail that’s all yours.

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Mountain Safety is a Team Sport

Jan. 22, 2018

Two mountain safety talking to a family on skis

Since 1999, people in yellow jackets have been skiing around Vail Mountain giving information, helping guests, and keeping the mountain safe. Vail Mountain Safety is now an award-winning benchmark program whose staff is committed to education and enforcement of the Colorado Ski Safety Act and Your Responsibility Code.

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Latest Terrain Openings: Blue Sky Basin, Sun Up, Sun Down, China Bowl and Tea Cup Bowl

Jan. 11, 2018

Vail Mountain Expands Terrain in the Back Bowls

VAIL, Colo. – Jan. 12, 2018 –The snow just keeps falling. With 6 inches of snow falling throughout the day on Friday, bringing the seven-day snow total to 21 inches, Vail Mountain will open portions of China Bowl, Tea Cup Bowl and Sun Down Bowl, in addition to portions of terrain in Blue Sky Basin, on Saturday, January 13. Sun Up Bowl is now open for ski and snowboard access.

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