Archive for the ‘Vail Mountain Reports’ Category

Here at Vista Bahn Ski Rentals (VBSR), we get excited about early season Vail skiing. But we know that a good day out on the slopes depends on many factors at this time of the year. Snowfall history, grooming, open terrain, and weather all contribute to the early season skiing experience. Sometimes the mountain is […]

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 […]

Vail Mountain operations crews opened Siberia Bowl Wednesday, boosting the resort’s skiable terrain up to 3,079 acres. Siberia Bowl is accessible via the Orient Express Lift (#21). Beaver Creek opened Wednesday with 530 of 1,815 skiable acres and 13 of 25 lifts. Skiers and snowboarders now have access to the following lifts and portions of […]

About to kick off its inaugural winter season, the winter leg of the Gatorade Free Flow Tour will hold contests across the country throughout the month of January, looking to find the top amateur winter athletes in snowboarding (slopestyle and superpipe) and freeskiing (slopestyle and superpipe). Spread out across the East (3) and West Coasts […]