Vail Valley Happenings

End of another snow season

Posted by Elizabeth Wilson on April 16, 2018 in  Community  Events  Skiing  Vail
Massive crowds swarmed Vail Mountain for Closing Day on Sunday, April 15, and there was plenty of terrain open for them to enjoy. About half of the mountain — 2,791 acres — was available for skiers and snowboarders, and most of it had reached a nice mashed potato consistency by the afternoon. By 3:30 p.m., most people had made their way to one of two areas — the top of Chair 4 or the bottom of Golden Peak. Atop Chair 4, thousands of costumed revelers congregated to celebrate the season. ... read more

Colorado Ski Areas Closing

Posted by Elizabeth Wilson on April 09, 2018 in  Community  Skiing  Vail
Here are the Colorado ski areas that closed last Sunday and will be closing this Sunday. Hit the slopes while you can, although be aware of the not-so-good driving conditions in the mountains.  Copper Mountain received 14 inches of snow in 24 hours just a week ago. Original article By ELIZABETH HERNANDEZ for The Denver Post (April 8, 2018) Sixteen of Colorado’s 24 ski areas are closing up shop this season from this Sunday to next weekend, so hit the slopes while you can.Keystone, Crested Butte, Tellu... read more
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USA Today Reports.... Vail

Bigger is better
Posted by Elizabeth Wilson on March 29, 2018 in  Community  Skiing  Vail
The nation’s most popular ski mountain, Vail is not just another winter vacation destination. While many western ski resorts began as mining towns, Vail was planned and built from the ground up to be all about the ski vacation experience, modeled on the European alpine towns where the sport was born, places like Zermatt and St. Moritz. In recent decades, Vail has moved beyond this faux European aesthetic and become truly global, with more dining, lodging and activity options than any other U.S. ski resort. ... read more

Spring Events in Vail

Posted by Step Beyond Media on March 07, 2018 in  Community  Events  Skiing  Vail
Winter is always an exciting season to look forward to. Plenty of skiing, snowboarding and of course tubing and sledding for the kids. On top of the adventures in the snow, Vail has so many incredible events for all ages and all interests this upcoming Spring season. Pink Vail on March 25th celebrates the victims and survivors of cancer and raises funds for a cure. Pink Vail is a fundraiser that brings almost 3,000 people, all dressed in pink on Vail Mountain for a day filled with costume contests, live music and ... read more

Lindsey Vonn's PyeongChang Experience

Posted by Rebekah Holten on February 21, 2018 in  Community  Miscellaneous  Skiing  Vail
“There is no word quit. Failure is not in my dictionary.”  There are so many reasons we love our hometown hero, Lindsey Vonn, but this may be the main reason. One of our own is taking home a medal from PyeongChang and is hopefully taking home another tonight. Lindsey Vonn became the oldest woman to win an Olympic alpine medal getting the bronze in downhill skiing which will likely be her last Olympic go at this event. The women of Team USA have won THREE MEDALS already today (shout out to Jessie ... read more
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