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Vail Mountain Announces Plans for Capital Improvements for the 2017-2018 Winter Season
26 December 2016

Vail Mountain Announces Plans for Capital Improvements for the 2017-2018 Winter Season

Vail Resorts continues its wave of tremendous investments at Vail Mountain with the replacement of the Northwoods Express Lift (#11) with a six-passenger lift to debut during the 2017-2018 winter season. The new lift marks the 10th lift replacement in the last 11 years at Vail. This plan is subject to U.S. Forest Service approval.
Vail Mountain Opens China Bowl
09 December 2016

Vail Mountain Opens China Bowl

Vail Mountain began operating Orient Express (#21) and Teacup Express (#36) today, accessing terrain in China Bowl. The resort also opened Riva Bahn Express (#6) and Highline Express (#10), bringing the total skiable acres to 2,692, the most open terrain at any ski resort in Colorado. Vail has received two feet of new snow in the last week, and the Colorado forecast is calling for consistent snowfall until Dec. 18.

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Vail Mountain Safety Month Schedule

National Safety Awareness Month Schedule- January 2017 Chaos Canyon Children’s Safety Scavenger Hunt Saturday, January 14th and Sunday, January 15th 10am – 2pm at Chaos Canyon Join Vail Mountain Safety staff in Chaos Canyon for a family-friendly scavenger hunt. Little rippers must answer a series of safety-related questions before receiving a gift bag at the ...

Favorable Weather Patterns for Vail

Which weather pattern brings the most snow to Vail? Here’s the answer right up front: A wind blowing from the northwest usually drops the most snow on Vail, and most of Vail’s deepest powder days occur when a northwest wind is blowing. If you remember almost nothing else from a weather discussion about Vail Mountain, ...

5 Must do Family Activities in Vail

Planning a family vacation to Vail? Be sure not to miss out on the following activities that the whole family can enjoy.   Photo: David Neff 1. Ice Skating at Arrabelle Square in Lionshead Village Could you imagine a more picturesque setting to ice skate with your family? Take a spin under the beautiful architecture ...

Best Après spots in Vail

Let’s be honest, we all love skiing and riding, but sometimes the best part of the day is après, enjoying the company of friends and family.  Vail has a multitude of après options no matter what your style may be.  Follow our guide below to find the perfect watering hole for you and yours.   ...

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