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Avalanche awareness is an essential part of Vail mountain safety, whether you’re skiing in the backcountry or exploring on-mountain steeps. In March, several members of the VBSR staff participated in an avalanche awareness class to improve their knowledge and skills. With the help of VBSR ambassador Chris Anthony, we arranged a class with Paragon Guides, […]

Skiing is our favorite way to connect with Vail history, and we had many historic moments to celebrate this season. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 57 years since Vail’s 1962 opening. Since then, Vail has transformed from a swath of bare land where sheep herds roamed into a world-renowned skiing destination. From our store at the base of Gondola One in Vail Village, VBSR is at the heart of Vail history. We’re closed for the summer season, but read on for highlights from this legendary season while looking forward to the next.

At Vista Bahn Ski Rentals, we love sharing the latest ski gear trends with you. Each year, we scout out top-notch skis at the SIA OR + Snow Show in Denver. And then we put in gear testing time at the On-Snow Demo/Ski-Ride Fest at Copper Mountain Resort. No doubt, we love to get out on the slopes and experience ski gear trends in action. But it’s even better when we can share the best with you as rental and demo skis the following season.

With whoop-worthy beginner terrain and several kids’ fun zones, family skiing at Vail is an adventure for all ages. Giggles turn into belly laughs as kids and parents weave along the winding slopes of Chaos Canyon. Banked turns and trees challenge skills at higher levels in forested fun zones ranging from Magic Forest to Buckskin […]

Vail’s best skiing ranges from wide-open powder bowls to corduroy groomers to spine-chilling steeps. And there’s good news for skiers of all levels: It’s not too hard to find. Of course, locals have their favorite stashes, but seeking out Vail’s best skiing isn’t rocket science. Read on to find out how to sniff out some […]

If you’re considering upgrading skis, then there’s no better time than the present. But how do you know if you’re really ready for new gear? And what factors should you consider when deciding to replace current ski gear? At VBSR, we carry a variety of rental skis and the latest demo skis so that you […]

Vail tree skiing is a magical experience that promises to be exciting for skiers seeking Vail’s best powder. And there’s nothing better than spending a full day exploring Vail’s glades when they’re stocked with fresh snow. Vail tree skiing ranges from tight and steep to generously spaced and rolling, offering options for skiers of varying […]

At VBSR, our demo ski rental fleet and rental ski and snowboard fleet showcase a variety of skis, each with different ski flex and performance applications. Such variety helps us customize a demo rental package to fit your needs and skill level. Do you like to fly down Vail’s frontside groomers? Or explore powder stashes in […]