Just when the Vail/Beaver Creek Mountains were scheduled to close for the winter season, mother nature had a different plan... We received over 57 inches throughout the week after the mountains "closed." One of the largest snowfalls we've received in recent history prompted Vail to reopen for another weekend of fun.
Meantime, the Backyard Playground crew was having some fun in the deep stuff by snowshoeing back up Beaver Creek mountain.
Tragically, six backcountry enthusiasts lost their lives in our backyard throughout the storm. All were considered experts in backcountry safety. Joe Timlin was a beloved Vail Valley local and rep for YES, NOW, and Jones Snowboards. Donations in memory of Joe can be made by following the link: paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=Na_sXG1lxaLSXwArjIyyw1buJYmtETCYo2eZgdOVbar_HrZ4wGp2D33RsC0&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d96fc0752e9614158f04872d2f2ae25dc
Ian Lamphere was also killed in the Loveland Pass avalanche. Money is being raised to help cover expenses for his fiancé and daughter: indiegogo.com/projects/fund-for-madelyn
More information about the avalanches can be found at: wildsnow.com/9938/mike-bennett-sheep-creek-avalanche/
Vail Mountain, CO (March 2, 2013) Shaun White and Kelly Clark won halfpipe titles at the 31st annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI in sunny Vail Mountain, taking home $45,000 each […]
Watch an exclusive interview with Jake Burton. and watch Shaun White and Kelly Clark win their 5th and 6th US Open Of Snowboarding titles. The event may have moved from Stratton to Vail but that didn't keep the most progressive pipe riders in the world from showing up and going huge!
BURLINGTON, VT (February 14, 2013) Burton Snowboards is thrilled to announce that Seattle-based hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and singer/songwriter Santigold will both perform FREE concerts at the 31st […]
This month, Quiksilver launched their newly designed mountain concept stores in Vail, Colorado and Park City, Utah to emphasize the winter offerings of their snow and technical apparel collections. Debuting […]
After years of service in support of movies such as FuGnar, The Shred Remains and Amageddon, the Most Travelled Van in snowboarding (aka MTV, aka Rome van) is going to find a new home this coming year. While the Rome van has a long and respected tradition of being parked in Vermont during the off season, the Rome SDS has made an official surprise announcement that it will be moving the MTV (the Rome van) to a yet-to-be-named parking lot in Vail, Colorado.
Burton Snowboards and Vail Mountain officially announced today that the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships is moving to Vail, Colorado starting in 2013. The 31st edition of the US Open will take place at Vail’s Golden Peak from February 25 – March 2, 2013.