There is no better way to plan and enjoy your vacation at a location that you might not be perfectly familiar with than having a local guide that you can ask for suggestions. The IT guys at Vail Resorts have recognized that need and next season they are giving you their best attempt of developing an AI local ski buddy/travel agent/personal Butler - Emma.
Emma is your Epic Mountain Assistant, the world’s first digital mountain assistant to help guide guests while on their ski and snowboard vacation at nine of the Company’s resorts. Emma is an interactive mountain assistant who uses artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) to answer a wide range of guests’ questions about their ski vacation. Emma will debut for the 2018-19 winter season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe; and Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada.
Spring Back to Vail will return to Vail Mountain for two weekends of celebration this year. The first weekend will kick off on Saturday, March 31 with a live concert at Solaris presented by Bud Light. The World Pond Skimming Championships will commence on Sunday, April 15 for the second weekend of celebration with on-mountain and après events as well.
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The 2018-19 ski and snowboard season marks the 10th anniversary of the Epic Pass. The pass responsible for reshaping the ski industry is introducing new perks, more ski resort options and some of the lowest prices. See the details below on prices, pass options and new programs:
Spring in the mountains is magical with plenty of sunshine, powder and great activities for the whole family. Mark your calendar and make sure you don't miss on any of the fun happenings in Beaver Creek.
There is no better feeling than grabbing a cold drink and relaxing on a sunny patio after a fun day of skiing. Next time you are in Beaver Creek check out the four spots from our spring break après-ski list and you are guaranteed to have a great time!
Located in the base of Arrow Head, Broken Arrow restaurant is a great place to take a break from skiing and enjoy the spring. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and après-ski from 7:30 to the late afternoon. The outside deck gets the warm spring sun during mid-day, which makes it the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or a cold beer. Starting March 1st, the Broken Arrow will also feature live music on Sunday. Don't miss the opportunity to try the signature Beaver Creek’s Best Bloody Mary.
Spring is many people's favorite time to visit the mountains - warm sun, great snow and a ton of festivities on and off the mountain. Here in Vail we especially love the month of March as it turns the town into an event-packed spring break destination. With some new festivals mixed in with the annual favorites this March will not disappoint.
The days are getting longer, the sun is out and there's no better way to get some exercise than a snowshoe trek. Below are some of our favorite snowshoe hikes.
Winter may be in full swing, but we just cannot contain our excitement for spring ski season. Not only is it the best time to visit our resorts, we are preparing to celebrate 10 years of the Epic Pass! That means 10 years of Epic experiences, 10 years of Epic memories, and 10 years of unlimited, unrestricted access at your favorite resorts. It’s only fitting that we have 10 Epic reasons for you to visit our resorts before the end of the season, and the only requirement is to bring your Epic Pass. Don’t you wish packing lists were always this short?
Speaking of shorts… just kidding. It’ll still be best to wear snowpants.