Experience Terrain Based Lessons

Feb. 8, 2016

In Vail, CO

At Vail our lessons aren’t just for beginners learning art of the Pizza Vs. French Fries. We believe in being life-long learners, and we take that belief to the slopes. With offerings like our Max 3 Lesson and our terrain based learning approach, you can perfect your technique, become a master mountaineer and conquer all the terrain Vail has to offer.

Our Max 3 experiential lesson is considered to be the Masters Degree of skiing. Even the most experienced skiers will walk away from this day on the hill feeling more well versed skiing on all types of terrain, reading conditions, learning about their gear and how to combine their knowledge to have an incredible experience on the hill, no matter what the conditions are!

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The Perfect 4 Days in Vail

Feb. 4, 2016

Vail_blog_imageVail truly is like nothing on earth. Discover what makes this the perfect place for making memories by experiencing the perfect 4 days in Vail. There are a myriad of lodging options, such as the iconic Lodge at Vail, the first hotel and cornerstone of Vail Village. Plus, the Lodge is just steps from Gondola One, the fastest and most advanced gondola of its kind, complete with free Wi-Fi and heated seats. You could also choose to make your home base The Arrabelle at Vail Square, located at the bottom of Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead. The stunning Arrabelle offers a luxurious, old-world charm and countless amenities to make you feel right at home. Whether you are on the mountain or in the village, you are mere steps away from all Vail has to offer.
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Day 1

Priority #1 after you check in – get on the mountain! Whether this is your first or 50th ski trip, prepare for one of the most exhilarating days of your life. Start the day off with one of our ski guides to help you get familiar with our 5,289 skiable acres. Our world-class pros offer beginner, intermediate, expert and private instruction, so you can choose the level that fits you best.
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Then and Now

Jan. 20, 2016



During Vail’s first few years, there were no grooming machines. Instead, teams “groomed” by doing the “Vail Two-Step” (pictured here), earning them a lift ticket in exchange for their dance steps. Grooming has changed leaps and bounds since the ’60s, with new innovations to ensure world-class conditions. Vail boasts the most groomed terrain on the planet, covering more than 1,200 acres each night. This year, we aim to increase groomed terrain by 20%, covering 9,000-11,000 acres per week! Not only can our new machines sculpt the perfect slope, but they also shape half-pipes, terrain parks and snow tube parks for a variety of winter adventures.

Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Grooming

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Maximize your mountain experience at Vail with Epic Mix Time

Jan. 11, 2016

Imagine this: you are having that picture-perfect day on Vail Mountain with bluebird skies, spectacular views of the Gore Range and Holy Cross, fresh snow and your family at your side, all while catching the very next chair going up the hill on nearly every chair lift you approach – getting you around the mountain as quickly as possible. Thanks to Epic Mix Time, you can make this dream a reality.

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Increased Weekly Grooming Acreage at Vail

Jan. 4, 2016
Night grooming on Vail Mountain, Colorado.

As the Senior Director of Mountain Operations, I am beyond excited to share with you a project that I am very passionate about and that our entire mountain operations staff has worked diligently on to research and implement.

At Vail Mountain this season, we have a goal of increasing the weekly grooming acreage by 2,000 acres per week. Historically, we have averaged between 7,000-9,000 acres per week of grooming, so we are aiming to boost that to 9,000-11,000 acres per week, an increase of 20 percent.

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New Year’s Eve at Larkspur

Dec. 29, 2015


If you’re lucky enough to celebrate New Year’s in Vail, you might as well do it up right. At Larkspur, situated at the base of Golden Peak, you can ring in the New Year in ski pants with our après celebration or you can purchase tickets and get fancy for our evening dance party. Or join us for both!

Larkspur offers an ingredient-focused, integrity-driven menu in a contemporary mountain atmosphere. With Larkspur’s onsite parking and convenient access to the town bus stop, you can relax and enjoy the evening without worrying about logistics.

New Year’s Eve at Larkspur
We invite you to join us for our two-part New Year’s Eve Celebration. Part I takes place from après-ski to 7p.m. on our mountainside patio, front-row center at Vail’s annual New Year’s Eve Torchlight parade and fireworks at Golden Peak. Part II begins at 9p.m., when we’ll re-open our doors for “Shake, Shimmer, and Shine,” our biannual New Year’s Eve dance party.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

Dec. 18, 2015

The holidays are the most magical time of the year and Vail is a perfect place to be.  The town comes alive during the season!  The snow covered Vail Mountain as a backdrop and the quaintness of Lionshead Village make every day here picture perfect.

Start creating memories that will last a lifetime with all the holiday activities that Vail Marriott Mountain Resort is offering this year.  From photo opportunities with the Ski Patrol Rescue Dog to s’mores to movie nights to mulled wine they are sure to keep you busy when you are not on the mountain.  Of course, Santa will be making a few appearances too.

Vail Marriott is a wonderful home away from home this month.    Welcoming visitors with warm hospitality, Vail Marriott is ideally situated just a three minute walk from the Eagle-Bahn Gondola.  They offer complimentary ski / snowboard valet and if you didn’t bring your gear they have you covered with rentals conveniently available at the resort in Charter Sports.

A hit with all guests is the breakfast buffet at First Chair, a great way to fuel up for all the fun each day has in store.   For a quick bite, apres ski or night cap stop in to Avalanche Pub located in the lobby.  Make sure you check out the incredible Bloody Mary’s they are serving up, one even has a cheeseburger with it!

The holiday events for you and your family are from Friday, December 18th through Friday, January 1st.  For times and locations, visit http://deals.marriott.com/marriott-hotels-resorts/usa/co/vail/holiday-calendar.

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