Browsing entries tagged with Vail

29 Aug 2016

New lifts for Colorado ski resorts

New lifts for Colorado ski resorts

Two new lifts are being installed in Colorado ski resorts that offer welcome news for the coming season. Fans of Vail’s back bowls will enjoy faster access to their favourite powder stash with the replacement…

8 Aug 2016

Vail Resorts to buy Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts to buy Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts is to buy Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, in a deal valued at just over US$1billion (CAN$1.4b) that is expected to close before the start of the season. The shock announcement, made today, comes…

20 Jan 2016

Vail Resorts buys another ski area

Vail Resorts buys another ski area

Vail Resorts is marching on — with the purchase of yet another ski area in the US. Today the company that already owns ski areas across the US and in Australia announced it had bought Wilmot Mountain…

21 Aug 2015

Early offer on Vail’s Epic Pass

Early offer on Vail’s Epic Pass

If you’re planning to ski in the states this winter at any of the Vail Resorts-owned ski areas, it might pay to buy your ski pass now. Until Monday, 7 September Vail Resorts is selling its Epic Pass…

16 Aug 2015

Track ski lift waiting times at Vail

Track ski lift waiting times at Vail

Four ski resorts in Colorado will be using an app this winter that tells users how long they will have to wait in a lift queue. Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone have installed technology called…

2 Jul 2015

Vail buys Australian ski resort

Vail buys Australian ski resort

Vail Resorts has gone global with its purchase of Perisher Ski Resort in New South Wales, Australia, for a mere $134.8 million (about £86 million). The company’s intention to buy Perisher was first…

31 Mar 2015

Vail to buy Perisher ski resort

Vail to buy Perisher ski resort

The Australian ski resort of Perisher has agreed a sale to Vail Resorts for AU$176.6 million (about £90.1m), which will join the now-global Epic Pass. Perisher in New South Wales (NSW) is the largest…

27 Mar 2015

Plans for largest US ski resort approved

Plans for largest US ski resort approved

Work will next month begin on the largest ski resort in the US, following unanimous approval of ambitious plans to link two Utah resorts. Last September, Vail Resorts bought Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR)…

7 Jul 2014

Vail Resorts ploughs £50m into ski areas

Vail Resorts ploughs £50m into ski areas

Vail, Beaver Creek, Canyons and Breckenridge ski resorts are to undergo some major refurbishments this summer. Vail Resorts, which owns the four North American ski areas, is ploughing $85 million (nearly…

30 Apr 2014

Crested Butte joins Rocky Mountain pass

Crested Butte joins Rocky Mountain pass

Another ski pass partnership in the US is gathering momentum. Crested Butte and Eldora Mountain in Colorado have been added to the Rocky Mountain Super Pass for next season. For the 2014/15 ski season,…

7 May 2013

One pass for Verbier, Arlberg and Vail

One pass for Verbier, Arlberg and Vail

Five days skiing in the Arlberg, Austria, Verbier in Switzerland and a season pass in top US resorts for just US$689 (£445)? Amazing value if you ask us. The Epic Pass, relaunched by Vail Resorts in 2011,…

16 Apr 2012

British girl skis with Lindsey Vonn

British girl skis with Lindsey Vonn

For one young British girl on holiday in Breckenridge this winter, that trip will be remembered for a long time. Georgia Rawlins (11 years old) from the UK got the chance to ski with her idol, Lindsey…

22 Dec 2011

Vail to install new gondola

Vail to install new gondola

Some early news for next season: Vail Resorts has announced plans for a new gondola to be built in Vail for 2012/13. If all goes well, the new lift is due to open in November 2012 and will mark the…

7 Sep 2011

Vail names new mountain hut ‘10th’

Vail names new mountain hut ‘10th’

Vail, Colorado is going beyond the traditional cafeteria-style mountain dining options next winter, with a new restaurant – announced as called ‘The 10th’. The new hut is due to open on…

14 Apr 2011

Snapshot from Utah

13 Feb 2011

Powder in Vail

2 Nov 2010

Vail Resorts acquires Northstar

Vail Resorts has acquired Northstar-at-Tahoe resort in a $63 million sale from previous operators Booth Creek Resort Properties LLC. California’s Northstar becomes the sixth ski area to fall under…

23 Mar 2010

Vail plans new quad

Vail plans new quad

Looking ahead to next season … We’ve been informed by Vail Resorts that there are plans for a new fast chair to be built on Vail Mountain for next winter. In a recent meeting to discuss financial investment…

11 Mar 2010

Vail announces new Epic passes

Vail announces new Epic passes

Vail Resorts has confirmed that it will offer the Epic Pass lift ticket in 2011, its third season, and will also introduce new passes – the Epic-7-Pack and Keystone / Arapahoe Basin pass. The Epic…

9 Mar 2010

Vail names a piste after Vonn

Vail names a piste after Vonn

Vail Resorts in Colorado has renamed a ski run after Olympic ski racing champion Lyndsey Vonn. Vail is considered Vonn’s hometown, since she and her family moved there in the 1990’s. And when not away…

15 Dec 2009

Editor Watts finds powder

Editor Watts finds powder

Editor Dave Watts is on his way back from Colorado and reports on his last couple of days: Light snow fell for most of Sunday and Monday enabling Vail to open more terrain. Virtually the whole width of…

14 Dec 2009

Good tidings from Colorado

Good tidings from Colorado

Editor Dave Watts arrived in Colorado on Tuesday and has had some great and some not-so-great skiing since. He reports: Colorado has had a slow start to the season, with no significant snowfalls before…

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