Blue Sky Basin, Vail. October 18th, 2013 - 7″ of snow fell overnight in Vail! All this autumn snow is getting us excited for Opening Day November 22nd.Read More»
Curious what the snow is like in Vail in November and early to mid December? Here’s a few videos of conditions last year to give you an idea. Of course every year brings different storm systems and there’s no way to predict what this winter will bring, but in our book any day spent on skis or a board in the fresh Rocky Mountain air is a good day.Read More»
Oct 5, 2013 – In the midst of heavy snow late yesterday afternoon, Vail’s snowmaking team was able to turn on the snow guns for the first time this season. Conditions have to be just right in order to make snow, with temperatures at least down to 30 but ideally under 20 degrees. The wet-bulb temp, or actual temperature relative to the humidity in the air, is also a major factor. Fortunately everything came together to blow snow throughout the night into the afternoon today. Snow will be made on Golden Peak throughout October and then expand to Front Side side runs in anticipation of our Opening Day, November 22nd.
Pictures of snow being made on Golden Peak this morning:Read More»
One of the most common questions parents ask us is: “At what age can my child learn to ski or snowboard?”
We sat down with Mark Raymond, General Manager of Training and Quality for Vail Ski and Snowboard School, to get his take. As a father of a 5-year-old and an instructor since 1992, Mark is very familiar with what it takes to teach young ones to ski.Read More»
Oct 4, 2013 – We have a mix of seasons here in Vail with peak fall foliage and 5″+ of new snow!Read More»
The evening snowmaking crew starts trickling in to the labyrinthine complex of mountain ops buildings at 3:30pm to change into uniform. Set at the base of Vail, this mix of offices and warehouses is home to the small army of men and women that keep this mountain going day in and day out.Read More»
“Am I too old to learn to ski or ride?” The short answer: No.