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6 Best Decks on Vail Mountain

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 18, 2018 10:18:52 PM

The spring is approaching, the ski days are getting longer and sunnier and there is nothing better than enjoying your lunch outside, warming up in the sun. Vail Mountain has an abundance of great decks and seating areas inviting you to take and enjoy the amazing views. There is a perfect spot on the mountain for everybody, whether you are looking for the party or just want to relax and take in the crisp are. Below is our list of some of the must visit mountain decks.
Hawk’s Nest is tucked in near the top of High Noon Express Lift(#5), it is somewhat more secluded and offers unbeatable views to Blue Sky basin and the Mountain of the Holy Cross. A bonus to the views is the gas grill open to the public. So grab your buns and brats, take a few runs to work up an appetite and enjoy Hawk’s Nest deck but be advised that this place might get busy around lunch time on a sunny day.

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Topics: Vail, Family, Skiing

Powder Conditions in Beaver Creek 

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 6, 2018 10:31:00 PM

The storm from Monday , Feb5 and Tuesday Feb6 produced about a foot of fresh snow, making conditions in  Beaver Creek perfect. The mountain has skiing and snowboarding available on 131 trails across 1,415 acres of terrain served by all 22 lifts. Enjoy the powder day photos and make sure to book your trip soon as we have more snow in the forecast. 

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Topics: Beaver Creek, Skiing, snowmobiling, powderday

6 ski myths debunked 

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 19, 2018 10:04:48 PM

1) Your boots should hurt

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Topics: snowboarding, Skiing, ski myths

Vail's debuts new 6-pack Northwoods Chair 11

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 29, 2017 11:52:12 PM
Vail Mountain debuted the new Northwoods Express (Chair 11) on Dec. 26, 2017, to powdery conditions. The lift is a new incarnation of the detachable quad that was installed in 1985, and is similar with one exception:
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Topics: Vail, snowboarding, Skiing

Lindsey Vonn, Vail's most recognizable Olympian

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 17, 2017 10:43:05 PM
Lindsey Vonn has called Vail home since the age of 12, when she moved here from Minnesota with her family to get serious about ski racing. 
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Topics: Vail, Notable Locals, Skiing, 2018olympics

Best powder day runs at Vail by level, beginner through expert

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 8, 2017 11:01:24 PM
It's true there's lots of resorts to choose from on the I-70 corridor. What makes Vail stand out? The massive amount of terrain -- over 5,000 acres -- that it boasts. Even on Vail's busiest powder days, beginners, intermediate and expert skiers and snowboarders can find fresh snow for the entire day due to the sheer size of the resort.
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Topics: Vail, Winter, Skiing, snowboard, powder

A 90-year-old skier's advice on how to make the best of your first ski trip

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 5, 2017 8:15:39 AM
If you're coming to Vail for the first time, you may want to take advice from those who have been skiing here for years. 
One example to follow might be that of Harvey Simpson. The Vail skier is 90 years old, and at 80 years old, he decided he needed to get better at skiing. How did he do this?
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Topics: Winter, Skiing, ski vacation, ski lessons

Birds of Prey World Cup Marks the Begining of Winter

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 2, 2017 11:21:48 AM
Even though Beaver Creek Mountain opened for skiers and snowboarders last week, everybody knows that the season does not really start until Birds of Prey World Cup races hit town. As of today the races are underway, the lifts are running and the après-ski parties are in full swing.
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Topics: Beaver Creek, Winter, Skiing, ski racing

3 Tips for a Stress-Free Ski Vacation

Posted by Polina LaConte on Nov 30, 2017 9:26:18 AM
There's no time more valuable than vacation time, whether you're a powder chaser or in Vail bonding with your family, taking advantage of various services offered in the area can save precious hours on your vacation.
Transporting your luggage
With the cost of checking luggage these days, why check at all? If you're skiing or snowboarding the Vail area a company called  SkiPods will offer luggage pickup from your home and drop off at your destination with reasonable pricing 
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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, Winter, Skiing, traveling with kids

Improvements coming to Beaver Creek and Vail Mountains

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 7, 2017 9:34:22 PM
It is only the beginning of August but we are already starting to think about the next ski season. (Assuming that some of us have actually stopped dreaming about fresh powder.) Even though it might be a bit too early to take your ski gear out of the closet just yet it is the right time for the mountain crews to be working on the lift improvements across various Vail Resorts properties. Here is a quick update of what to expect this winter season on both Beaver Creek and Vail Mountain.
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Topics: Vail, Beaver Creek, Winter, Skiing

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