Vail Ski & Snowboard School to Host Kids Rail Jam in Lionshead, Wednesdays through April 16

18 March 2014
  • Free kid’s rail jam open to all kids on skis or snowboards from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
VAIL, Colo. – Month 18, 2013 – TheVail Ski & Snowboard School will host a kid’s rail jam on Wednesdays through April 16 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. in Lionshead next to the Born Free Express Lift (#8). The introductory park and rail clinic is free to kids on skis or snowboards and included instruction from Vail’s ski and snowboard pros. Kids from age three to 15 will learn the fundamentals of how to tackle their first rail slide or receive tips on maneuvering on a rail or other terrain park feature.
“The rail jam is designed to open up the door to freestyle for young aspiring snowboarders or skiers who may not yet feel comfortable venturing into the terrain parks on the mountain,” said Greg Willis, general manager of the Vail Children’s Ski & Snowboard School. “With the help of our top pros in this closed setting we hope to remove the intimidation factor and allow kids to learn the basic skills needed to ski or ride their first feature as well as general park etiquette and safety.”
Guests must bring their own equipment and parents must sign a release form in advance of participation. The rail jam is subject to weather and conditions.
For more information about Vail Mountain visit, or stop by the Mountain Information Center or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
About Vail Mountain
Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, Vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders for more than 50 years. It is home to world-class athletes during the U.S. Ski Team early-season training sessions in Golden Peak, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships and the future 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, friends and families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth.  
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is


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