Vail Terrain and Grooming Report
Terrain and Grooming Reports provided
by Vail Resort.
Vail grooms more acres each night than most resorts total acreage, over 1200 acres per night. The grooming operation is the largest of its kind. Continued dedication to the best technology, training, and efficiency allows Vail to boast the best grooming in the world, available to you each morning.
Most of the groomed terrain at Vail is on the front side of the mountain, but portions of the Back Bowls are groomed nightly, allowing beginner to intermediate skiers to experience the famous Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin.
Look for Guest Services employees handing out grooming reports and trail maps daily throughout the village.
Easiest runs, perfect for beginner skiers or snowboarders and kids. Generally wide and groomed with a moderate slope gradient. Typically used for instruction.
More difficult pitch. Perfect for Intermediate skiers. Usually groomed, but steeper gradients than Green runs.
Most Difficult. Considered among the most difficult terrain on the mountain. Suitable for advanced skiers or snowboarders. May or may not be groomed.
Terrain inside the ski area boundary that contains cliffs with a minimum twenty-foot rise over a fifteen-foot run, and slopes with a minimum fifty-degree average pitch over a one hundred-foot run. This terrain is specifically signed with an EX designation and must meet the criteria set forth in the Colorado Skier Safety Act.