Archive for December, 2010

Every 15 years or so, skiing technology experiences a revelation that changes everything. It’s often something that appears strange at first, but after a period of trial and error, becomes the industry standard. This is the year of the rocker. Ski makers have incorporated camber into ski design since 1850 in Norway. The concave shape […]

As we head towards the weekend, NOAA has issued a winter storm watch with 4-10″ new snow possible through tomorrow night! Which should make for a nice run down to Friday’s opening of the new High Noon Express Chair 5! With Mix Master Mike kicking things off tonight, it’s going to be a great Snow […]

The new High Noon Express Lift (Chair 5) at Vail opens a week from today, right after next week’s Snow Daze events. The high-speed quad chair replaces the old fixed-grip triple, cutting the ride from twelve minutes down to just under six and increasing the lift’s capacity by about 70 percent. Translation? Bye-bye, lift lines! […]

VAIL, Colorado — After surpassing the 100-inch mark for season-to-date snowfall this morning — nearly seven weeks earlier than last season — Vail Resorts said Monday that it will open Blue Sky Basin this Friday, bringing the resorts open skiable terrain to 4,308 acres this season. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday skiers and snowboarders […]

Vail Mountain’s legendary Chair 5, also known as the High Noon Lift and dating back to 1979, was removed following the 2009-2010 season to make way for a long-awaited high-speed quad chairlift. The High Noon Express, being installed this summer, will cut ride time nearly in half from 11 to 6 minutes and will nearly […]