Get to know Ben Donnelly: An Adaptive Snowsports Instructor

Mar. 25, 2015

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The Vail Ski and Snowboard School is renowned for its excellence, and the cornerstone of that reputation is the instructors themselves. From ex-NFL players to former Olympians to long-time Vail locals, in this series we introduce you to just a sampling of this widely diverse group of expert skiers and riders.

Ben Donnelly is from Hollis, New Hampshire and teaches out of the Golden Peak Adaptive Ski School.

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Register for the World Pond Skimming Championships!

Mar. 23, 2015

SBTV Concerts announcedYou, yes, you, could be one of the stars of Vail’s closing day tradition: The World Pond Skimming Championships on Sunday, April 19, 2015. 

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EpicMix Guide

Mar. 17, 2015

EpicMix Guide Vail Kari Mohr

This is my 5th winter skiing Vail and I’ll admit that I often just use my same-old, tried-and-true paths around the mountain…over and over again. Do they work? Absolutely. Do I have fun? Always. But everyone needs to change up their routine now and then.

So it was with some excitement that I decided to try out the newest addition to EpicMix, Guide. EpicMix Guide got its start in December of 2014 at a number of Vail Resorts mountains: Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Canyons in Park City, Utah, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and, of course, Vail.

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Duct Tape Heals One Woman’s Cancer

Mar. 13, 2015

This blog is the second in a series leading up to Pink Vail, the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer, March 21, 2015. See the first blog, Wear Pink to Help My Dad.

Pink Vail duct tape
Duct tape does not cure cancer. But in the case of Anne Trumpower, it has healed hers.

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Vail’s On-Mountain Decks

Mar. 10, 2015

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Parker’s Deck (aka Window’s Deck) offers some of the best views of the mountain

When the weather is sunny on Vail Mountain, there is no better place to sit during your lunch break than one the many decks and grills offered at Vail. Some are easy to find, others are out of the way, but each one has its own unique reason to drop by, if anything just to sit down for a second and enjoy the scenery.

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Wear Pink to Help My Dad

Mar. 7, 2015

This blog is the first in a series leading up to Pink Vail, the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer, March 21, 2015.

Doing an ‘Alley Oop Ten’ is one of the craziest feelings in the world––as I travel down the pipe while spinning up, gravity seems to disappear for a second. Then all of a sudden I just seem to land. Being on skis, in those critical moments that will determine whether I top the podium or not, are the moments I live for.

I’m Broby Leeds, an aspiring professional freeskier.

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2015 Burton US Open Fan Photos

Mar. 6, 2015

BurtonPixleeWe’re capturing the 2015 Burton US Open from your view! With the best riders in the world here in Vail as well as a contingent of professional photographers and fans, Instagram and Twitter are crackling with beautiful content. Want to see your shot included? Just use the hashtag #BurtonUSOpen when you post your photo to Instagram or Twitter to submit your content.

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