Winter bookings strong so far

By scott miller VAIL — This could be the year lodging occupancy and revenue finally surpass the old winter records set in the 2007/08 ski season. That said, there are still some deals out there for the few days before Christmas. Let’s start with the immediate picture. If the forecast holds and the skies deliver […]

Vail Daily column: The shortest day of the year

By Edward Stoner The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year. Sunday, Colorado will experience more than 14 hours of darkness. The literal etymology of the term “solstice” means something akin to “standing sun.” The point on Earth below where the sun’s light is most intense can be considered where it “stands.” Sun […]

Ski racing series: Dynasties are born

By Edward Stoner This winter, Vail/Beaver Creek are hosting the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships for an unprecedented third time. The Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum has opened its ski racing archives to tell stories that connect the dots between today’s spectacular made-for-TV competition extravaganzas and their humble beginnings. This series will feature many of […]

Winter storm warning issued for Vail

By Staff Reports VAIL — Forecasters are calling for 1-2 feet of snow to fall in Vail through Tuesday. Snow will develop late Saturday night and continue through Tuesday morning, said Joel Gratz of opensnow.com. “Total snow accumulations between Sunday morning and Tuesday morning should be 1-2 feet with perhaps more,” Gratz said Saturday. The […]

On the Hill: Chair 26 now open at Vail

By John LaConte On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: With Chair 26 now open, Vail Daily on-snow correspondent John LaConte reports from the far west side of the Vail Mountain, where a break in the boundary offers access to great section of tree […]

On the Hill: The calm before the storm at Beaver Creek

By Ross Leonhart On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily reporter/copy chief Ross Leonhart takes a run through the trees of Corkscrew at Beaver Creek and finds fresh powder from the previous storm. [iframe src=”http://player.vimeo.com/video/115062654?autoplay=1″ width=”640″ height=”360″ style=”border: 0px;”] BEAVER CREEK OFFICIAL […]

Lindsey Vonn wins Val D’Isere downhill, draws closer to record

By Staff Reports VAL D’ISERE, France — Just four races back into her skiing career, Lindsey Vonn is on the verge of World Cup history. After clinching a second straight win — and third consecutive podium — with a victory in Saturday’s downhill, the 30-year-old American now has the chance to secure a 62nd career […]

#VailLive: Busy Saturday at Vail

By Staff Reports VAIL— Snow reporter John LaConte is covering Vail Mountain with updates on ski conditions, weather and crowds. Send your text, photo or video updates using #VailLive on Twitter or Instagram and see them published in tomorrow’s paper. [iframe src=”http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=995307&ThemeId=” width=”650″ height=”2000″ frameborder=”0″] … Source:: Vail Daily Feed       

#VailLive: Conditions updates from Vail Mountain

By Staff Reports VAIL— Snow reporter John LaConte is covering Vail Mountain with updates on ski conditions, weather and crowds. Send your text, photo or video updates using #VailLive on Twitter or Instagram and see them published in tomorrow’s paper. [iframe src=”http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=995307&ThemeId=” width=”650″ height=”2000″ frameborder=”0″] … Source:: Vail Daily Feed