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  1. Johnfmh

    Colorado Rob Katz Discusses COVID-19 and Its Impact on Vail Resorts

    It is a three-part podcast. Part 1: "No Playbook. Navigating Through COVID-19" explores in detail our company’s journey through the crisis that COVID-19 has presented. The first part "The Decision," documents our decision to close our resorts on March 14. Part 2: The second part "The Impact,"...
  2. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3 December 30, 2019 By Jim Kenney PugSki Travel Correspondent [Author's note: this is an update of a three-part article originally written for PugSki.com two years ago. In addition to updating, it has been repositioned for easy...
  3. Lofcaudio

    2020 SKI Magazine's Top 50 Resorts in NA

    I just got my SKI magazine in the mail yesterday where they rank the overall Top 30 resorts in the West and Top 20 in the East, with some random subcategory rankings sprinkled in for good measure. As always, there are some head-scratchers. Overall Top 10 in West: 1) Aspen/Snowmass 2) Sun...
  4. Ken_R

    Colorado Vail Resorts Improving Snowmaking for Early Season Openings

    Looks like Keystone will open in October and Vail and Beaver Creek will have more terrain open at their set opening dates of November 15 regardless of snowfall. So, VRi is banking on the snowmaking improvements to challenge both Arapahoe Basin and Loveland for the earliest start and the longest...
  5. mcpowell

    Help me pick a destination with non skiing wife, please.

    My wife and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2020, so we’ve decided it’s going to be year of vacations for the two of us. No more dragging the 3 young adults along as they suck more resouces than a whirlpool in Lake Peigneur (look it up if you don’t know about it) Anyways, Kim...
  6. R

    Colorado Help me plan my Summit/Eagle Co. EPIC trip?

    Going to CO with a buddy (intermediate snowboarder) late March, will be arriving around 9am at DIA on a Saturday, and leaving late the following Thursday. We will be staying in Silverthorne and will have an AWD rental car. Since we both have Epic pass and he's never been to Colorado, I was...
  7. M

    Anti Vail Sentiment

    I'm a new skier. I have been to Heavenly, Squaw, Sierra at Tahoe, Park City, Beaver Creek and Northstar. As such, I don't have a lot of first hand observations on what makes a ski area better than other. I'm curious why there is a lot of anti Vail sentiment on this forum. I think their pass...
  8. Blue Streak

    Birds of Prey 2018 Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2018

    The greatest North American ski race will be upon us in a little over a month, the Audi Birds of Prey in Beaver Creek from Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2018. It is a real thrill to see the worlds best skiers on a great course, and the associated events are just a blast. Anyone interested in a little Pugski...
  9. P

    Colorado Best grooming in the Rockies?

    Planning a mid-season road trip from CA to somewhere in the Rockies for next season, most likely Feb/March, and would like to hear from the collective which resort has the best grooming (don't laugh; sooner or later we all start asking this question if we wish to keep skiing right up to the...
  10. quant

    Interesting Bloomberg article about Whistler and Vail Resorts

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-09/is-vail-resorts-killing-whistler-spirit
  11. Jim Kenney

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3

    I’ve had the opportunity to visit a bunch of Vail Resorts in North America over the last four years and explore the full gamut of great experiences they offer. However, I’m going to set the tone of this discussion by using the words "Vail" and "frugal" in the same sentence. The Vail galaxy of...
  12. G

    Good resort with easy blues?

    Hello, My wife and I have been skiing for a while, and normally go to PCMR every year. But I was looking to go somewhere different just for some variety. Nothing wrong with PCMR, but 7 years in a row, it's time to try somewhere else at least once. My wife doesn't like steep runs, so nice...
  13. Blue Streak

    Colorado 2017 Birds of Prey

    Is anyone planning on attending (or competing in) the 2017 Birds of Prey in Beaver Creek NOV. 28 - DEC. 3, 2017! 2017 RACE SCHEDULE Friday, Dec. 1 Super G | Start: 10:45am Saturday, Dec. 2 Downhill | Start: 11:00am Sunday, Dec. 3 Giant Slalom | Run 1 Start: 9:45am | Run 2 Start...
  14. Blue Streak

    Colorado Behind the Epic Curtain

    Good Morning from behind the Epic Curtain. On Saturday I did some recon on Vail Mountain, marking on my GPS some hidden front side tree lines which are not readily visible when the snow is on the ground. Once again, I will be working undercover here this season, and I hope to provide good...
  15. SkiNurse

    Beaver Creek Cancels Birds of Prey

    The Vail Valley Foundation on Thursday announced that the FIS Audi Birds of Prey World Cup downhill, super-G and giant slalom races scheduled for Dec. 2-4 have been canceled, due to an unfavorable result of the International Ski Federation snow control. A recent shift in weather patterns has...
  16. Bob Barnes

    Vail takes over the skiing world....

    Well, with the first snow of the upcoming season already dusting the highest peaks of our mountains here in Colorado, and the recent news of Vail taking over yet another premiere ski resort (British Columbia's renowned Whistler/Blackcomb), I thought it was time to stir up a few more emotions...
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