Start to Snow 2018

Nov. 5, 2018

December 2, 2018
The Snow Keeps Coming

It was a November to remember, no doubt. December has had an excellent start with 13″ in the last 48 hours and we hope it keeps up!

Nov. 25, 2018

Vail Mountain has opened its legendary Back Bowls, providing access to portions of Sun Up and Sun Down bowls via High Noon Express (#5) and Sun Up Express (#9). Vail is now offering 2,166 acres of skiable terrain, with more anticipated to open this week.


This marks the third time in the last decade that the Back Bowls have opened this early. In 2014, the Back Bowls opened on Nov. 26, in time for Thanksgiving, and in 2010, portions of the Back Bowls opened on Nov. 24. The earliest the Back Bowls have opened this century was on Nov. 16, 2002.

“We are excited to open a portion of the Back Bowls this early in the season and are thankful that we were able to provide that legendary experience for our Thanksgiving holiday guests,” said Doug Lovell, Vail chief operating officer. “Vail has had a strong start to the season, with a foot of snow in the last 48 hours and almost six feet of snow this season. We are definitely experiencing mid-winter conditions.”

See more on Terrain Openings and current Mountain Conditions here: Vail Resorts Newsroom



Nov 14, 2018
Opening Day!

Opening day was nothing but smiles, sunshine and powder for Opening Day. For the first time since 2002, we were able to open early with over 600 acres of skiable terrain out of two base locations!

November 12, 2018
Vail is Opening Early!!

“We are thrilled to be kicking off the 2018-19 season by opening early and truly setting the tone for the season to come at both Vail and Beaver Creek,” said Doug Lovell, Vail chief operating officer. “This is the first time we’ve been able to open both resorts early in more than 10 years. We owe a big thank you to our mountain operations teams for their hard work in making this possible for our loyal guests and season pass holders.”

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November 5th, 2018
Open Snow Report

“Holy moly, yet another awesome storm for the northern half of Colorado with totals generally between 5-15 inches…If this were mid-winter, and all mountains were open, there wouldn’t be a thought about what we’d be doing today (Monday). We’d be riding pow in the northern and central mountains! The most snow that fell on Sunday and Sunday night was at Vail where both the mid-mountain snow stake and the Blue Sky snow stake showed 15 inches.” – Joel Gratz

See more on Open Snow!

November 2nd – November 4th :  Weekend Snow 
Colorado got hit with snow in a BIG way this weekend with a total of 23″ inches for Vail Mountain!