Posts Tagged: vail

Burton Moving US Open to Vail Colorado for 2013

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Burton announced today that after 30 years in Vermont, they are relocating the US Open to Vail, Colorado for 2013. The US Open has been at Stratton Mountain for the past 27 years. Planning is under way, as they look to get US Forest Service  approvals to move the halfpipe to Golden Peak. The US

Vail Resorts Buys Northstar at Tahoe

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Vail Resorts announced they have purchased Northstar at Tahoe. The purchase included buying stock from Booth Creek as well as other operators for considerations worth $63 million. In addition Vail Resorts has a long term agreement to lease the land that Northstar operates on from CNL Lifestyle Properties, the property owner. Vail Resorts also owns Heavenly Resort in South Lake Tahoe.

Vail making helmets mandatory for staff next season

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Vail Resorts, Inc. have announced that, beginning with the 2009-2010 winter season, the company will require all employees to wear helmets when skiing or riding on the job at each of its five mountain resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly.  Helmets will be provided to every employee next fall as part of their standard uniform for working on the mountain.

Vail Epic Pass for 2009/10 season on sale now

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Vail’s Epic Season Pass is now on sale at last years introductory price of $579 for adults and $279 for children, ages 5-12, for skiing and snowboarding at all five Vail Resorts – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly – as well as at Arapahoe Basin. "We recognize these are challenging times for many of our guests, but in spite of it all, our guests have reminded us of a

The view from…Breckenridge

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Hello from Breckenridge, Colorado where I’ve been attending a two-day women’s Pipe and Park camp run by the resort’s Ski and Ride School.

More than 20 girls took part in the camp which hit the jumps, rails, boxes and pipe in the resort’s two fantastic beginner terrain parks.

Economic downturn hits Vail Resorts

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Vail Resorts have reported a drop in skiers and snowboarders visiting their slopes so far this season.They’ve had a 5.8% decrease in skier visits, a 7.5% drop in lift ticket revenue, and a 14.8%

Accident leaves pant-less Vail skier hanging around

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A set of pictures featuring a skier danging from a chairlift in Colorado has been appearing in newspapers around the world today.

They appeared on The Smoking Gun website yesterday and have spread like wildfire.

The accident is reported to have happened on New Year’s day when the skier and a child boarded the Blue Sky Basin chair. The man somehow slipped and only a single ski boot and binding prevented him from falling from the lift. He dangled for 15 minutes before being rescued by staff.

No reports yet on who the skier was and what he had to say about his mishap.

Click here to find out more at The Smoking Gun.