Ski Scoop: Spring 2017 Edition

That’s A Wrap

It’s always bittersweet to wrap up the ski season. While Jane and Joël were sad to miss our 40th season customer parties with Village Bagel and Leroux Creek Vineyards, we intend to continue the celebrations into next season when they are back from their travels so the entire family can be on hand!

We love the winter season and the summers just as much. What will be up to? After the shop closes Matt, Blaise, and I look forward to spending time with friends in Mexico, and traveling around Colorado in our van “The Playpen” – camping in style! Sacha, Emily, Remi, and Gage are looking forward to traveling Colorado as well, taking the truck into the mountains to camp and ride dirt bikes while overseeing Otter’s training of our new puppy Puma.

This summer the VBSR shop will re-open for their second season as Vail Bike Hub, run by two Vail locals; offering rental bikes for cruising around the village, demo bikes, and high end downhill bikes for those more serious about their riding. [Stop on in; however don’t be surprised to not find us in the shop as VBSR is not directly affiliated with Vail Bike Hub and doesn’t offer locker customer discounts. etc.]

Thanks for wrapping up our 40th anniversary year!
Cheers, Dominique Underhill

 40th Anniversary: Only took us 40 years to make the paper. Just kidding. 40 yrs & 3 generations of FUN! Thx @vaildaily. Click to read the article. 4OTH Anniversary: Uncle Yvon Gros treated VBSR customers to Leroux Vineyards wines and charcuterie at our Fête De Season. Click to view the photo album.


40th Anniversary: Customer Appreciation Day with @villagebagel. The schmear was sensational. Click to view the photo album. Happy Birthday! Jane and Joel celebrate the 40th Anniversary from afar and Jane’s 70th in Punta Mita, Mexico.

[SKI] Spring Vail Ski Tuning, Summerizing Skis, and Summer Ski Storage

With only a short time left in the Vail, Colorado, ski season, we wanted to share some spring Vail ski tuning advice that will help you keep your skis in top shape until the very last day the mountain’s open. And we’re always thinking ahead, too, so you’ll also find advice here on preparing skis for summer ski storage, a process that is sometimes called summerizing skis, so that they’re ready to go when the snow starts to fall next winter.

Spring Vail Ski Tuning Tips
Everyone loves skiing the slushy snow that we have here in Vail during the months of March and April. This is the time to lighten up on the clothing layers and enjoy the Colorado sun. Read full article.

[EXPERIENCE] Touching Heaven – A Heli-Ski Vacation

Who: Guest Blogger, Clare Hefferren, VBSR marketing guru and customer since 2010

Where: Heli Ski Vacation | Nakusp, British Columbia, Canada

Once a year, I do something that scares me as much as it excites me. I believe it keeps me young at heart and courageous. A helicopter “heli” ski trip had been on my list for a decade. Why? My ski buddies had been telling me for years that I was ready for it. But mentally I was not there – until this season. And just so I wouldn’t be able to back out, I made a public announcement that I’d be going…eeks! Read the full article.

[VAIL] Summer Cross-Training for Vail Skiing Fitness

The Vail ski season is over, but skiing fitness is a year-round commitment. Fortunately, the summertime provides many opportunities to get fit, and stay fit, until snow’s back on the slopes. Over the years, Vail has become a summer destination for those who also love the culture and the arts. Events including the Vail International Dance Festival, the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, and the Vail Hot Summer Nights music series keep us entertained. But we wanted share some of our favorite Vail summer events here that also provide cross-training opportunities for skiing fitness. These events inspire Vail locals and visitors, alike, and we hope you can also find ways like these to keep fitness in focus wherever you are this summer. Read full article.