Vail’s Ski Patrol exchanges ski boots for hiking boots as they maintain and monitor the mountain in the spring, summer and fall. Here are their tips for staying safe during your summer adventures on Vail Mountain!
Every year Vail Ski Patrol and Mountain Operations work tirelessly to open the Back Bowls. Their work consists of analyzing how the snow has fallen, digging pits, doing snow profiles and blasting potential problem areas. It’s tough, technical work but it’s essential to making sure that the Bowls are not only skiable but safe.