Wrapping up a Legendary Season: Top Moments of Winter 2018-19

Apr. 9, 2019

The snow is getting softer, the days longer and you can smell spring in the air. We aren’t letting go of the momentous snow year quite yet, and to help us #FinishStrong we’d like to look back on a few of your favorite moments of our favorite season.


Video By Deadline Motion Works and Andrew Taylor

This Winter 2018-19 season was the first season in ten years where we were able to open the Mountain early, and it wasn’t just Born Free Express running. Skiers could enjoy, 500 acres of incredible early season conditions on Opening Day.

Photo By Tom Cohen, November 24 2019

In November alone, we received 2 feet of snow, allowing Blue Sky and the Legendary Back Bowls to open by the end of the month – the second earliest opening for Blue Sky Basin in history.

Photo by Jon Resnick

The early season snow continued in to December, with 29″ in the first week and 80% of the mountain open. Anyone who asked to ski great snow for Christmas, certainly got what they wished for and before years end, were able to ski 100% of Vail’s Legendary terrain.

Photo by Tom Cohen, January 24

Just when we thought January was turning out to be a ‘dry’ period, we were hit with just over two feet of champagne powder through out the last few days of the month.

Photo by Jon Resnick, March 4 2019

March is historically one of the snowiest months of the winter, and this year we lived up to it! With 56″ in the first week of the month alone, March offered some great ‘Spring” powder days.

The next best thing to a waist deep powder day, is of course, hearing that there is a new fluffy addition to the Patrol Pup Squad. You all did an excellent job at welcoming sweet Cowgirl to the Mountain this Spring!

Photo by Big Mountain Creative

We want to give a big thank you to our Mountain Ops Teams for allowing us to have a season to remember and keeping us safe while doing so! Another thanks goes out to everyone who shared such a wonderful season with us, it sure was one for the books! We will see if we can top it for the Winter 19-20 season.