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Back Bowls and Beyond

Get the inside scoop on everything you need to explore our Legendary Mountain!

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Stay for the Summer

Sunshine, events, and activities galore! This season brings three new exciting activities including a new concert series.
Posted on June 1, 2024 - Read More

The “Backcountry” Experience

Inner & Outer Mongolia Bowls are the farthest removed bowls on the resort, offering untouched snow and secluded expert terrain that makes you feel like you have entered the backcountry.
Posted Jan. 7, 2024 - Read More

Where Solitude and Mystery Go Hand in Hand

Siberia Bowl includes a great variety of terrain with low angle open glades, large cliffs, and steep vertical drops to amplify stoke.
Posted Jan. 6, 2024 - Read More

The Introduction to Bowl Skiing and Riding

China Bowl offers wide mellow intermediate terrain with consistent grooming and iconic views.
Posted on Jan. 5, 2024 - Read More

A True Spring Gem

Tea Cup Bowl provides smooth trails on favorite runs like Emperor’s Choice and Red Zinger.
Posted on Jan 4., 2024 - Read More

Explore the OG Bowl

Sun Up Bowl is the gateway to the Back Bowls—take one lap and you can scout your next run.
Posted on Jan. 3, 2024 - Read More

Welcome to the Old Local's Bowl

Sun Down Bowl is the go-to spot to play in offering numerous features such as trees, cliffs, and gullies.
Posted on Jan. 2, 2024 - Read More

Powder Playbook - Holiday Edition!

The holiday season is here, and Vail Mountain is hard at work opening terrain for your ultimate holiday vacation.
Posted on Dec. 22, 2023 - Read More

Powder Playbook - Thanksgiving

We don’t know about you, but somehow Thanksgiving snuck up on us! The holidays are here, and we’re excited to celebrate with you.
Posted on Nov. 21, 2023 - Read More

Powder Playbook: Opening Day

Welcome back to Vail Mountain for the winter season! With more than 30 inches of snow so far and one of the best snowmaking teams in the business...
Posted on Nov. 9, 2023 - Read More

Top 5 Things To Do In Vail This Fall

As the summer sun gives way to the crispness of autumn, Vail transforms into a breathtaking wonderland of vibrant colors and captivating experiences.
Posted on Aug. 29, 2023 - Read More

4th of July in Vail!

Although we’re known for our world-class skiing, Vail transforms into a vibrant summer destination. The summer fun really ramps up during the Fourth of July! Here’s what you can expect for the holiday this year.
Posted on June 30th, 2023 - Read More

Start Planning Your Summer Trip to Vail

As the snow melts and the weather warms up, Vail is transformed into a summer playground, offering activities and events for visitors of all ages.
Posted on May 15th, 2023 - Read More

Top 6 Thing To Do In Vail In April!

April is a great time to visit Vail, Colorado, as the winter ski season comes to a close and the spring season begins.
Posted on April 5th, 2023 - Read More

A Powder Hound's New Best Friend

Leitner-Poma has been on-site with our Vail Mountain team to bring you our NEWEST chairlift – Sun Down Express (#17).
Posted on January 14, 2023 - Read More

How to Make the Most our of your MLK Weekend Trip to Vail

We’ve got the inside scoop on everything that’s happening, and some tips on how to make the most out of your holiday weekend.
Posted on January 13, 2023 - Read More

Christmas Holidays at Vail Mountain!

The holidays in Vail are a spectacular time of year. If you’re visiting us this December through the New Year, here are a few tips from us to you!
Posted on December 23, 2022 - Read More

It's a BIG week at Vail Mountain

On Dec. 1st we gave you a sneak peek at the Back Bowls and what they looked like. Most areas needed more snow, and the south facing aspects were predominantly brown.
Posted on December 12, 2022 - Read More

Thanksgiving Week Skiing and Riding

Our 60th Anniversary season is off to a celebratory start, and we’re excited to welcome you back to legendary skiing and riding during this season full of thanks.
Posted on November 22, 2022 - Read More

Tips for Beginners

We want everyone to be prepared and have a great early season experience at Vail Mountain from beginners to experts.
Posted November 18, 2022 - Read More

Epic Lift Update

What’s better than one new lift? TWO! The Vail Mountain operation teams have been working hard to install two new chairlifts.
Posted November 17, 2022 - Read More

Vail Mountain's Photo Pros Talk Fall Photography

Fall's the perfect time to capture the perfect photo. Here's some tips from our photo pros:
Posted September 16, 2022 - Read More

Tips For Summer In the Mountains

There’s so much more to Vail than just our epic powder days. Summertime in the Rocky Mountains is full of activities with something for everyone.
Posted July 23rd, 2022 - Read More

20th Anniversary GoPro Mountain Games kick off summer in Vail

The annual GoPro Mountain Games serve as a signal – rather a beacon – that summer has arrived here in Colorado.
Posted May 27, 2022 - Read More

Check Out The New Hangout At Golden Peak

Looking for a place to lounge while listening to live music at the GoPro Mountain Games and talking to Mountain Games athletes?
Posted May 26, 2022 - Read More

National Brotherhood of Skiers Selects Vail Mountain for 2023 Golden 50th Anniversary Summit

(NBS), in partnership with Vail Resorts, the Town of Vail, and the Vail Valley Partnership, is proud to share that NBS has selected Vail Mountain for its Golden 50th Anniversary Summit.
Posted Mar. 29, 2022 - Read More

Fun in the Sun: Spring Skiing in Vail

March kicks off longer days and warmer temps, but it can also be the snowiest month in Vail. This makes spring THE dreamiest season to hit Vail Mountain.
Posted Mar. 24, 2022 - Read More

Level Up At Vail

Are you dreaming of leveling up your mountain game? The instructors at Ski & Snowboard School are called “world-class” for a reason.
Posted Mar. 15, 2022 - Read More

Legendary Terrain: China Bowl

“What makes China Bowl so special?” Some say it’s the mellow groomers, some say it’s the long meandering glades, some say it’s the hidden route to the Back Bowls…There’s no wrong reason to love China Bowl.
Posted Feb. 19, 2022 - Read More

Legendary Terrain: Northwoods

We’re starting our Legendary Terrain journey in Northwoods - some of the most varied and exciting terrain on Vail Mountain’s front side.
Posted Jan. 13th, 2022 - Read More

Legendary Terrain: Biggest Mountain in CO

With over 5,317 acres of terrain for you to explore, Vail is one of the largest mountains in the world – and the largest in Colorado.
Posted Dec. 28, 2021 - Read More

Behind the Rope Drop: Blue Sky Basin

As we get deeper and deeper into the snow season, we always get asked: When will the Seven Legendary Back Bowls & Blue Sky Basin open?
Posted Dec. 20th, 2021 - Read More

The Best Day: A Beginner's Guide to Vail

New to skiing or snowboarding and visiting Vail for the first time? Welcome! With 5,317 acres, we’ve got something for everyone.
Posted Dec. 1, 2021 - Read More

A Guide to Adventuring at Altitude

People come from all over the world to experience Vail’s legendary terrain, but in order to fully enjoy it, visitors must be prepared.
Posted Nov. 22, 2021 - Read More

Four Perfect Days at Vail

The ultimate guide to the four perfect days in Vail – from choosing the right hotel, trails and restaurants, we’ve got the knowledge you need.
Posted Sept. 09, 2021 - Read More

The History Behind Vail’s Trail Names

Vail is steeped in legacy, and there’s nothing on this mountain that doesn’t have a story rich in history.
Posted Oct. 10, 2021 - Read More

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