East Vail

The backcountry terrain in East Vail ranges from Northeast to Southeast facing, and is known to be incredibly dangerous and avalanche-prone with a high tally of tragic deaths through the years. Several areas have massive cliffs and large mandatory drops and every skiable zone is a terrain trap owing to the fact that they're all steep chutes and gullies. There are also unskiable chutes mixed in with them that end in impassable cliffs. It is not recommended to venture out to East Vail without someone who knows the area, or during times when there is any amount of avalanche danger.


*All Mapped Areas are Approximations



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Skiing East Vail's "Racquetball" on a Powder Day by Blake K.: 03/21/2019

East Vail Chutes by Ben S.: 03/16/2019

East Vail Far Water Tank Blower! by CK SnowRide: 02/06/2019

East Vail (Water Tower) w/Bri and Cath by CK SnowRide: 02/12/2017

East Vail, CO Old Man's by CK SnowRide: 01/26/2014

East Vail, CO Abraham's by CK SnowRide: 01/23/2014

East Vail avalanche accident by CAIC: 01/07/2014

East Vail Avalanche by Ed L.: 12/22/2013

EAST VAIL by nacho berto: 02/14/2012

East Vail Institute West Wall Edit by East Vail Institute: 02/21/2011

Skiing East Vail Chutes - Joint Point by Justin M.: 02/19/2011

"NBA" Nothing But Air with Skylar Memsic by Nate P.: 01/23/2011

East Vail by Jesse H.: 01/10/2009

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*All Mapped Areas are Approximations