Vail grooming schedule

Jan. 23, 2015

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of fresh corduroy sliding beneath your skis. That’s why we groom over 100 trails over the course of the week here at Vail.

There are many go-to trails that you can expect to be groomed daily across our vast terrain, but you can also find corduroy on signature black runs if you know when to look (scroll down for details!).

The most popular trails and areas of the mountain are groomed on a daily basis, including:

• Dealer’s Choice
• Lost Boy
• Poker Flats
• Born Free
• Bear Tree
• Little Eagle Lift (#15) area
• Ski School Ledges
• Ha Ha
Grooming schedule at Vail• Lodgepole
• Lodgepole Gulch
• Swingsville
• Swingsville Ridge
• Ramshorn
• Overeasy
• Meadows
• Sourdough Express Lift (#14) area
• Whiskey Jack
• Flap Jack
• Timberline Catwalk
• Ruder’s
• Gopher Hill Lift (#12) area
• Rip’s Ride, All
• Whippersnapper
• Lower Riva
• Compromise
• Henry’s Hill
• Big Rock Park
• Cloud 9
• Back Bowl Catwalks
• West Poppyfields
• Lower Poppyfields
• EpicMix Racing
• Swingsville Race
• Golden Peak Race

And here is the daily list of “special grooms”:

• Monday – Riva Ridge
• Tuesday – Blue Ox
• Wednesday – Gandy Dancer
• Thursday – The Slot
• Friday – Riva Ridge
• Saturday – Blue Ox
• Sunday – The Slot

Every now and then the grooming team will also throw in surprise grooms on runs that are typically left as natural snow, so make sure to start your day by grabbing a grooming map at the base area or by checking the grooming report on or on the Vail mobile site.