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Vail's 50th Anniversary will be celebrated all year long! Join us for concerts, parties, Vail 50th documentary movie screenings, and signature events such as Vail Snow Daze and the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships

Celebrate the 50th All Season!

2012 - 2013 Season

This year marks a huge milestone for Vail: the big 5-0. Join the season-long celebration of Vail Mountain’s 50th anniversary during the 2012-2013 ski and snowboard season and into the summer of 2013. From First Tracks with the US Ski Team and Gondola Dedication on Opening Day to Snow Daze and Spring Back to Vail, guests and locals alike are invited to join in on a celebration of Vail’s extensive history over the past 50 years, and all that the next 50 years will bring!

Spring Back to Vail

April 8-14, 2013

The biggest end-of-season bash in the Rocky Mountains, Spring Back to Vail is a week of fun in the sun!  With Vail turning 50 this year, we're ending the season in style with a week of free live concerts, the infamous World Pond Skimming Championships, après after-dark parties, base area giveaways, and so much more!

About Vail

Quickly approaching its 50th anniversary on Dec. 15, 2012 and coveted as the largest ski resort in the United States with more than 5,000 acres of skiable terrain and seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year and with more groomed terrain than anywhere on the planet, families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to the events, activities and festivals, the shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail can still credibly lay claim to being a resort like nothing on earth.