17 February 2017

Navigating Holiday Weekends in Vail

The weather looks flawless and you’ve got a three-day weekend. There’s only one possible way you’re going to spend your day: enjoying a picture perfect day skiing. You hit the road early and beeline for first chair; cruise up to the gondola, only to find that you had the same idea as other people. Lift ...
02 February 2017

Spring in Vail: the Season of Dreams

  Like a dream dressed in endless blues and whites. Like an adventure for the refined at heart. Like a fountain of youth for the soul. This is springtime in Vail, welcoming warmer temperatures, stellar skiing conditions, grilling out at various on-mountain decks and, of course, spectacular events. Stellar Snowfall Last year, Vail Mountain saw ...
23 January 2017

Warning! Snorkel May Be Necessary…

While January has been a deep month for Vail snow totals, Sunday, January 22 took things to a whole other level! Vail woke up to 6 incredible inches overnight on Sunday morning.With Blue Sky Basin snow stake showing closer to 10-11 inches and some areas on the mountain skiing waist deep with soft fluffy powder, Sunday was ...
20 January 2017

You Wont Believe What These Kids Said at Ski School

As we ride the lifts and ski with our youngest guests in ski school we meander into some priceless conversations.  Here are a few gems: 1) Instructor:  “Do you have brothers or sisters?� Skier: “Yes� Instructor:  “How many brothers and sisters do you have?� Skier: “All of them� 2) One of my instructors had two ...
13 January 2017

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 ...
04 January 2017

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, ...
03 January 2017

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 ...
29 December 2016

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.   ...
26 December 2016

Northwoods Express (#11) to Get an Upgrade

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, with U.S. Forest Service approval.  The new lift will reduce wait times and increase capacity by 25 percent and will improve the flow of skiers and ...
22 December 2016

New Mid-Mountain Snow Stake Camera

We are pleased to introduce to you our new snow stake and snow stake camera. The snow stake is located near Mid Vail at ~10,250 ft. and provides a live streaming visual to how much snow is falling at Vail. The snow stake piles up onto the platform and is then cleared at 5:00 a.m. each day and ...