Vail Unscripted: S3E1. Opening Weekend.

Nov. 27, 2013


Early season snowfall made for a great opening weekend at Vail! Here’s what skiers and riders had to say about conditions, terrain openings and what makes Opening Day at Vail special.

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Opening Mountain Top Express Lift (#4)!

Nov. 27, 2013

Vail Lift UpgradesMountain Top Express Lift (#4) got a major upgrade this summer, converting it from a 4-passenger to a 6-passenger high speed chair. With these great early season conditions, we were able to open it for the 2013-14 ski season this morning, bringing us to over 650 skiable acres here at Vail with more terrain opening every day.

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VAIL FROM YOUR VIEW: Guest Twitter & Instagram photos

Nov. 27, 2013

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Current Vail conditions captured by you! A curated feed of the best Twitter and Instagram photos posted with the hashtag #Vail.

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Vail Ski Patrol’s skiing and snowboarding safety tips

Nov. 26, 2013

Tips for safe skiing and ridingA few quick tips from Vail Ski Patrol to make sure you stay safe while you’re having fun on the mountain!

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Vail Opening Day 2013

Nov. 19, 2013

Pics and video of Vail Opening 2013

Vail opened for the season Friday, Nov. 22! With a mix of great early season snowfall, colder temperatures and the hard work of our mountain operations crews, we were able to open both the Lionshead and Vail Village base areas for opening day 2013. Pics and video of the day below!

11/23/2013: TERRAIN UPDATE

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Thanksgiving week in Vail

Nov. 15, 2013

November skiing Vail

Time to head outside after feasting on Thanksgiving! This year, we are happy to have a full plate of activities available at Adventure Ridge.  Read on for details about mountaintop activitites, terrain updates, Ski and Snowboard School openings, and on mountain dining options!

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Hiking & skinning Vail Mountain: a message from USFS and Ski Patrol

Nov. 14, 2013

Information for hiking and skinning up Vail MountainAs opening day approaches Nov. 22, more and more people are strapping on their skins and snowshoes and heading up the mountain. Your cooperation with Vail Ski Patrol and U.S. Forest Service’s guidelines for safely skinning and hiking up Vail Mountain are what make the opportunity possible.

Update 11/14/13: There will be a public meeting at the Minturn Holy Cross Ranger Station Weds, Nov 20th, read on for more info.

A few key pointers for early season:

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