by Cameron Amman
Front Side of Vail
The front side of Vail is home to the most groomed terrain on the planet. Wide, long runs such as Riva Ridge, Born Free, Simba, Lodgepole, and Bear Tree are popular on the front side. Also the front side of Vail is home of three terrain parks including Golden Peak Terrain Park, home of a 22 foot half pipe and site of the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships.
Back Side of Vail
The World Famous Back Bowls offer wide open skiing and amazing views. Exploring Sun Up and Sun Down Bowls, and work your way back to China and Teacup Bowls. China Bowl offers the only groomed blue runs in the Back Bowls. If you are feeling adventurous, make your way all the way out to Siberia Bowl and inner and Outer Mongolia Bowls!