Blue Sky Basin turns 15!

Jan. 5, 2015

Vail Blue Sky Basin anniversaryBlue Sky Basin’s unparalelled views. Photo by Daniel Milchev.
 

Since its opening 15 years ago on Jan. 6, 2000, Blue Sky Basin has become a legendary area on Vail Mountain and a favorite amongst locals and guests from around the world. This outer-most area of the resort offers a distinct backcountry feel, complete with glades, cliffs, steeps, and often plenty of powder and fresh tracks within 645 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain!

In honor and celebration of Blue Sky Basin’s 15th anniversary at Vail Mountain, following is a list of the 15 things we love about this legendary area of Vail Mountain.

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Tour Guide: A Beginner’s Day on the Mountain

Jan. 4, 2015

vail_overeasy_meghangruszynskiNew to skiing or snowboarding and visiting Vail for the first time? The mountain’s size can initially be intimidating, and while the ski runs might be longer than what one would encounter at other ski areas, there are plenty of places where beginners can cruise along comfortably. So click into those skis, strap into that snowboard and get ready to enjoy the views and groomed terrain while exploring the mountain. (Click here for the Intermediate guide and here for the expert guide)

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Happy New Year from Vail, Colorado!

Jan. 1, 2015

New Year's Eve in Vail, Colorado
New Year’s Eve in Vail, Colorado. Photo: Andrew Taylor
We rang in the New Year with a Vail tradition: the Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Vail’s Golden Peak. Here are some of favorite photos from last night’s festivities.

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6 FEET of snow since Dec. 14!

Dec. 31, 2014

Conditions this December in Vail have been nothing short of extraordinary. Get a taste of what the snow’s been like through our recap video, shot December 14-30.

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Father/Son ski day at Vail

Dec. 30, 2014

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A photo journal of Jason Roberts and his son, Tanner, age 10, skiing the Northwoods area of Vail, Colorado on yet another powder day this December. Shot December 30, 2014 by Daniel Milchev.

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Christmas Eve in Blue Sky Basin

Dec. 24, 2014

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Skier: Christopher Ewart. Photo: Daniel Milchev
 

After a series of stormy days and over 3 feet of accumulation, the sun broke out on Christmas Eve to reveal one of those blue sky powder days your dream about at Vail!

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Happy (Powdery) Holidays!

Dec. 24, 2014


With 32″ of snow in the last week of Vail, we have a LOT to be thankful for this holiday season. One of Vail’s best early seasons ever continues with powder conditions and 99% open terrain – the most in North America!

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