It’s our favorite time of the ski season- the days are long, the sun is warm and the mountain is blessed with some of the most f
un snow of the year. It’s an amazing time to be in Vail not only because the spring skiing and sunny après-ski are so hot, but also because Vail’s sale season is on fire!
It started as a small, grassroots festival 10 short years ago, the spirited idea of brothers Scott and Sean Cross
, who were aspiring filmmakers and had family ties to the Vail Valley.
Vail is known for its world-class skiing, and just as well for its top-notch après ski. Après- ski (French for “after-skiing”) defines the art of gathering, drinking, eating and socializing and generally celebrating the spirit of a joyful day on the mountain.
February 25 marks the beginning of an historic event: the first appearance of the Burton US Open Snowboarding event in its brand new venue of Vail, CO.
Mom and Dad? Check. 3 kids? Check. Skis, boots, poles, helmets, baselayers, outerwear, accessories and gear for 5 people? Yikes!! It can seem very overwhelming to pack so much gear and so many people for a Vail ski vacation. But if you follow a few guidelines and sound advice from seasoned ski travelers, you can take a lot of the brain damage out of preparing for your trip. Here is a guide to help you streamline your organizing so you can come prepared with all the essentials for your Vail getaway!
One of the world’s premiere snowboarding competitions has just chosen a new home
- right here in Vail, CO.