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VIDEO: 1-year-old hiker and Vail's 3 new hiking trails which are perfect for kids

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 28, 2016 10:22:44 PM

Vail Mountain has added a few new hiking trails to the mountain which are perfect for kids. 

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Topics: Vail, Summer, Family, Video, hiking

Weekly jazz series brings Joey Alexander to Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Aug 4, 2016 11:47:30 AM

At 13, Indonesian jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander has already played at prestigious festivals, clubs and venues all over the world, including last year’s TED Conference. His first album (released when he was 11!) scored Grammy nominations in 2015 for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo.

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Topics: Vail, Video, Music

Must see recap videos from the GoPro Mountain Games

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jun 20, 2016 12:26:54 AM
Here's some amazing recap videos from the GoPro Mountain Games, which took place in Vail June 9-12:
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Topics: Vail, Summer, Video, Outdoor Activity

New video from Vail: March powder days

Posted by Polina LaConte on Mar 20, 2016 2:23:11 AM

Vail has seen its fair share of powder over the last week, measuring in at 27 inches over the course of 7 days. The video team at the mountain put this video together, published Friday, March 18, showcasing the large amounts of snow the resort's legendary back bowls. 

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Topics: Vail, Video, snow

Jake the rescue dog, then and now

Posted by Polina LaConte on Mar 19, 2016 12:26:36 AM

Vail Mountain posted this picture the other day, reminding us how cute Jake the Rescue Dog was when he was just Jake the Rescue Puppy. 

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Topics: Vail, Video

World’s Top Snowboarders to Compete at the 34th Annual Burton US Open in Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 26, 2016 10:58:03 PM

The 34th annual US Open Snowboarding Championships announce a stellar field of riders slated to compete in the longest-running snowboard competition in the world fromFebruary 29th – March 5th at Vail Mountain Resort. Confirmed top riders include two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White (USA) competing in both halfpipe and slopestyle, 2016 X Games gold medalists Chloe Kim (USA), Spencer O’Brien (CAN) and Matt Ladley (USA). Eight-time US Open winner Kelly Clark (USA) and Taku Hiraoka (JPN) will be returning to defend their 2015 US Open halfpipe titles, along with Jamie Anderson (USA) and Yuki Kadono (JPN), both defending their 2015 Burton US Open slopestyle titles. 
Shaun White says, “I'm excited to be competing - the Open has always been one of my favorite events since I was a kid.”
Now in its 34th year, the legendary Burton US Open is the original competitive snowboard event featuring the most progressive riding of the season. As always spectators are invited to come watch all the exciting competitions for FREE. 
“The US Open has always been the event I look forward to in the season,” says longtime US Open halfpipe competitor and two-time X Games gold medalist Danny Davis. “It’s a special one to me, it was the first professional contest I ever did as a kid, and in many ways helped launch my career. I’m always excited to go.” He adds, “It’s the season ender and a really fun one for music and seeing all of our friends. I would love to take home a US Open title!”

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Topics: Vail, Video, snowboarding

Notable locals: Ralph Green

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 24, 2016 11:44:24 PM

Like so many others, Paralympian Ralph Green moved to Vail to pursue his passion for skiing. But Ralph Green's story is unlike many others in a lot of ways. After catching a stray bullet in Brooklyn, New York, as a kid, Green's life took a dramatically different turn.

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Topics: Vail, Notable Locals, Video

Vail has received 32 inches of new snow in the last week

Posted by Polina LaConte on Feb 4, 2016 10:45:50 PM

We are now 11 weeks into a 20 week ski season in Vail and the resort has recorded 224 inches of snow, 32 inches of which has come in the last week alone. And last week, Vail Mountain also

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Topics: Vail, Video

Watch USMC double amputee Daniel Riley shred powder in Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 29, 2016 10:57:39 PM

On Dec. 16, 2011, Corporal Daniel Riley, USMC, stepped on a land mine which forever changed his life. But losing both his legs didn't stop his adventuring spirit, and today he lives near Vail and rarely misses a powder day. Here's a video of Daniel showing off his impressive powder skiing skills in Vail during a six-inch powder day earlier this week. 

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Topics: Vail, Notable Locals, Video

Watch the great video from a teenage video producer on his recent trip to Vail

Posted by Larry Hoffer on Jan 26, 2016 6:41:00 PM

I was riding Chair 5 in the back bowls of Vail over Martin Luther King weekend, when I started chatting with a couple of teenagers from Toronto who were visiting Vail.  I noticed the multiple GoPro cameras and it was quite apparent that these young men knew what they were talking about.  Well, we sure you've heard of the great conditions in Vail this winter.  This video was shot by a 14 year old teenager.  Take a look!  

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Topics: Vail, Video

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