Ski Scoop: Fall 2017 Edition

The Fall Formula

Fall has arrived in full force in the Vail Valley. With temperatures dropping, snow has already begun to accumulate on the summits! Are you ready?

While Vail Mountain doesn’t open until, Friday, November 17, 2017, we are already working behind the scenes. Yes, there’s lots of paperwork to do, but the more exciting part is orders will start arriving in October. Skis, boots, poles and helmets galore – all to keep you skiing your best on the most current equipment.

Until then, Blaise and I will be following Matt on a ski training trip to Germany and Austria for 3 weeks. Our little adventurer has passport stamps to collect!

Until the snow flies, Dominique Underhill

Ski Prep VBSR Storage Matt Dirolf

[SKI] Get Ready for Vail Skiing with VBSR Ski Gear Prep Tips

With winter weather on the horizon, fall is the time to do some ski gear prep for the Vail skiing season. Time invested in pre-season organization will pay off when the snow falls. Plus, assurance of your equipment’s functionality will give you the boost you need for all-mountain confidence, all winter long.

Begin with a head-to-toe assessment for a comprehensive look at your skiing and snowboarding gear. Pull all equipment out of its summer storage places, and then decide what’s working, what needs work, and what needs replacement. Read full article.

VBSR Erik Brofos on Wiegele World

[EXPERIENCE] Lifelong Skiing: Interview with Erik Brofos

Lifelong Skiing: Interview with Erik Brofos
It inspires us to see the commitment to lifelong skiing that we see here at Vista Bahn Ski Rentals in Vail, Colorado. Grandparents are out on Vail’s slopes skiing with knee-high young ones. Brothers, sisters, friends, and families share the adventure of skiing together. At VBSR, we know that lifelong skiing is a joy as much as it is a commitment to the healthy lifestyle that makes it possible. Read the full article.

Vail Chair 11 upgrade

[VAIL] Vail Chair 11 Upgrade to Improve Vail Skiing

It’s summertime in Vail, but we’re already looking forward to the upcoming winter-and getting excited about the Vail Chair 11 upgrade for the 2017-2018 season. Also called the Northwoods Express Lift, Chair #11 provides access to amazing frontside skiing on Vail Mountain and helps disperse skier traffic. One of our favorite improvements to Vail Mountain this past winter was the addition of the new Sun Up Express Lift, Chair #9, which improved access to Vail’s famed Back Bowls. We’ll also hopefully see some similar improvements with the new Vail Chair 11 upgrade. Read the full article.