Vail Pass bike path, still a bit of snow

This past week summer has finally been arriving.  Sunshine throughout the day and warmer temps.  Believe it or not the snow is finally starting to melt.  A few of us biked up the Vail Pass bike path this Sunday.  Amazing all the ice still on the big lake at the top and the amount of snow up there.  The Antlers Vail hotel “Book by June 1st” special is almost ending.  Book soon…

Only ice fishing out on that lake

blue sky, white (and brown) snow

Greg Ziccardi named Sustainability Coordinator

May 16, 2010 – Vail, CO – The Antlers at Vail, a condominium hotel and conference center, has named Greg Ziccardi to the newly-created position of Sustainability Coordinator. Ziccardi is responsible for researching, maintaining and improving the resource conservation, energy efficiency, recycling and sustainability practices at the Antlers at Vail hotel.

“This is new era in the Antlers’ longstanding commitment to sustainability,” says General Manager Rob LeVine. “I’m confident that Greg will do a great job. He’s excited and passionate about the growth opportunity – both for himself and the Antlers.” Ziccardi has been with the hotel since 2000, and also lives on site as a property manager. 

The Antlers is a 90-room condominium hotel with 2600 square feet of meeting space, conveniently located in the redeveloped Lionshead area near the Vail Gondola. Named the ‘Green Business of the Year’ in 2009 by the Vail Valley Partnership Success Awards, the Antlers Vail condominiums is also proud to be a Green Star-rated business. With condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four bedrooms and plenty of space to spread out, each room at the Antlers includes fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, outdoor balconies, free Internet access and free parking in a heated indoor garage. There are numerous restaurants, galleries and shops within walking distance, and the free Vail town shuttle stops just footsteps away. For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit the Antlers web site at www.antlersvail.com.

Media Contacts: Rob LeVine, General Manager, The Antlers at Vail, (970) 476-2471, RLeVine@antlersvail.com or Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, (307) 734-5335, darla@wordenpr.com.

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Spring break in the Rockies, Vail Colorado

4 More inches of snow today.  I didn’t get up on the hill but everyone is all smiles.  Soft snow and sunshine.  Here is a picture I took with my camera phone this afternoon around 3pm.  It is spring break in the Colorado Rockies.  There are plenty of families here for the next two weeks through April 11th.  After that we have one more week that the ski mountain is open (April 11 – 18th).  The Antlers at Vail hotel is running a “Snowball Special”, check it out on our specials page.   The weather will be blue bird skies the next 2 days with snow perhaps coming again on Wednesday.  It’ll be a great time to get in the Back Bowls.  Chris R.

Vail Colorado, Spring break in the Rockies

Vail ski report from the Antlers at Vail hotel

Here is your vail ski report from the Antlers at Vail hotel for February 17th.  Another 2 inches of snow with light snow throughout today.  Here I am with Carol MacGillis from Madison Wisconsin.  What is it about those Wisconsin skiers ?  They are all so good !  The picture below is on the ridge over at Blue Sky Basin at Vail.  70% chance of snow for tonight and tomorrow with 2-4 more inches predicted.  Even though it is President’s week in Vail, it isn’t too busy today.  Chris R.

Blue Sky Vail

Vail skiing conditions January 31

Sorry about the lack of vail skiing condition updates, but when the snow gets good (as it has been this past week) we don’t have a lot of time for pictures and posting blog updates.  We have to hit the slopes, right now.  That is just the way it goes.  So anyhow…..the skiing has been fantastic this week but we had some warm and sunny weather this past Friday and Saturday.  What that means is that Friday and Saturday skiing was GREAT but by Sunday it got pretty icy.  We either need more sun or new snow.  The bumps are staying soft on the northern facing slopes such as Vail front side and Blue Sky Basin, but the south facing Back Bowls were no good by this Sunday.  But don’t despair, it started snowing this Sunday afternoon as we were up on the mountain.  We expect 2-4 inches between now and Monday night.   Chris R.

Vail skiing Antlers

Mark Ulmschneider, Vail condo owner at the Antlers at Vail Hotel, with the snow coming in

Vail skiing Antlers2

Storm clouds coming in over the Gore Range

January 11th groomers, Vail ski conditions

Lots of sunshine today.  I went out early as I had to start work mid-day.  The Vail groomers were nice and soft early morning.  We did a number of runs in the Northwoods area.  Highs are expected in the upper 30s today with more snow expected Wed or Thursday.  Everything is open.  If you are looking for some Vail lodging for this upcoming Martin Luther King weekend, we don’t have but a handful of rooms left, so let us know soon.  Chris R.

Vail groomersSome Vail groomers in the early morning

Gore RangeFrom the top of the mountain looking towards Gore Range

Antlers at vail skiingEarly morning sun and no one around

102107 004And last but not least, Stella the bull dog in the snow from a little while back.
We are a Pet friendly Vail hotel, but as only 20% of our rooms accept pets, please let us know in advance when you make your reservations.