VIDEO: Avanti Express Lift (#2) being replaced with a Six Passenger Lift

Sep. 22, 2015

Vail is in the midst of replacing the four-passenger Avanti Express Lift (#2) with a six-passenger lift. Watch the video above for some highlights of construction work this summer and read on to learn what this change means for the mountain as well as see some photos of construction.

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Fall in Vail

Sep. 21, 2015

East Vail autumn Kari Mohr

September and October are some of the most beautiful months to be in Vail. As the nighttime temps start to drop, the fall colors begin to pop up from Game Creek Bowl to East Vail. Here are some of our favorite spots to experience the changing colors. So grab a thermos of hot cocoa, a camera, and get ready to soak up the breathtaking views.

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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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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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