Guest blogger Jason Schetrompf is a snowboard instructor with Vail Ski and Snowboard School.
Our enthusiasm for snowboarding can sometimes get the best of us this time of year. With the season fresh and the snow coverage not yet at mid-to-late season levels, I feel it would be good to discuss some tactics for – both riding and decision making – that will ensure that your season is long and filled with many days of shredding.Read More»
Author Gates Lloyd is the Lionshead Adult Location Manager at the Vail Ski and Snowboard School. Originally from Pennsylvania, he has been enjoying the Colorado Mountains since 1987. In addition to his duties at Vail, Gates enjoys working with other instructors as an Examiner with Professional Ski Instructors of America – Rocky Mountain.
Packs are great when you’re going out of bounds, out for a picnic or out with your kids. But there are days when I’m skiing and don’t want to carry a pack. On those days, I go light with select items in my jacket. An added benefit to being prepared for whatever the day brings: most of these items have a significant social value: share them with a friend or someone you’d like to be a friend.Read More»
Author Guy Sedillo is the Training and Quality Manager for the Vail Ski & Snowboard School at Vail Village. Originally from Southern California, he has been enjoying the Colorado Mountains since 1993. In addition to his duties at Vail, Guy enjoys working with other instructors as an Examiner with the Professional Ski Instructors of America – Rocky Mountain.
“How do I use my poles?” is a question we get from many of our guests and the answer is not as easy as one might think. Ski poles have many uses when skiing and the following will give you a simple idea of just how you can use them to your advantage.Read More»
Sep. 22, 2013 – We woke up to snowy views around Vail this morning! Are you ready for winter?
A mix of fall and winter on Vail’s slopes - Photo by Jack Affleck
Trying to figure out where to stay in Vail this winter? The Town of Vail may only be 4.5 square miles but there are hundreds of lodging options to choose from!
To help get you started in your search, we’ve created this blog series that describes the look, feel and experience of staying in Vail’s 5 main neighborhoods.Read More»
One of the best loved areas in Vail, Blue Sky Basin is known for its beautiful views and endless glade skiing. We were lucky enough to get back there this August and experience this beautiful spot in all its summer glory. See any spots you recognize from winter?
Author Jason Schetrompf is the Location Manager for the Adult Ski and Snowboard School at Golden Peak. Originally from Pennsylvania, he has been enjoying the Colorado Mountains since 2006. In addition to his duties at Vail, Jason enjoys working with other instructors as an Examiner with American Association of Snowboard Instructors – Rocky Mountain. He also spends time writing articles and instructional manuals for PSIA/AASI – National.
Does your mouth water with the thought of skiing or riding on wide-open, groomed runs where you can carve clean arcs on pristine corduroy? Here is a list of the top 10 trails across Vail Mountain for choice groomed terrain to practice your carving skills.Read More»