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[ Wed, 2009-10-14 12:42 ]
Improve your skiing and your insider knowledge with a guided mountain tour
Think you're too cool for school? Vail Resorts protects your rep with a new instruction program that feels less like class, more like recess.

Let us be abundantly clear: No one is too good or too old for ski school. A lesson with a professional ski instructor will make you a better skier. But we get it: When you only get a few precious weeks or days on snow, you're loath to spend them in a restrictive class setting, following a guy in a uniform down trails of his choosing, not yours.

[ Mon, 2009-10-12 00:35 ]
New substitute for tire chains may help truckers -- and ski commuters

Let's face it: Getting to Vail is often a pain. The drive to the Colorado resort from Denver International can be snowy, slow and crowded. On the one hand you've got overconfident locals in all-wheel-drives zipping from lane to lane; on the other you've got just-off-the-plane out-of-staters not wanting to crash the rental.

[ Mon, 2009-10-05 13:11 ]
Vail at Dusk
Vail no longer purchasing wind energy, putting money into reforestation efforts instead

Vail Resorts has decided to forgo buying wind energy credits, opting instead to use that money for reforestation efforts in fire-damaged areas of Colorado's Front Range. The resort will match $750,000 the U.S.

[ Mon, 2009-10-05 12:33 ]
Vail Resorts to Offer Pass Insurance
Accidents, unemployment among the reasons for refunds

Let's say you bought a season pass, but you lost your job before the season even started. Are you screwed? Not if you opted for Vail Resorts' Pass Insurance program. For an extra $20 for adult, teen or senior passes (or $10 for children's passes), you'd be able to recover at least some, if not all, of your investment. Break a leg before the season even starts? Full refund. Get pregnant after opening day? Partial refund. Called up for duty two weeks after opening day? Partial refund.

[ Wed, 2009-09-23 06:24 ]
Keystone Resort Lawsuit
Lifetime passholders say Vail is breaking agreement

It must be lawsuit season: Vail Resorts is getting sued by a group of Keystone ski resort "lifetime" lift pass holders.

[ Wed, 2009-09-02 15:20 ]
Vail by Rail
Is the solution to I-70 gridlock worth $15 billion?

A recent report pegs the cost of a rail from the Denver International Airport to Vail's Eagle County Airport at a hefty $15 billion. The proposed route would also stop at Keystone and Frisco. Via: USA Today

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