Day One: Eldora

The way to tell it's spring at Vail? The smell of grilling hamburgers. Here's a barbecue going on at the top of Blue Sky Basin.

Eldora 6:56am-7:35am Vertical: 200 feet

We arrived at Eldora to treacherous winds blowing near 100 mph at the summit. Greeted by Kari Strong of the marketing department, we were given the option to either take snowmobiles to the top or to ride the Racers Poma lift to the top of Chute. Because of our time restraints and the fact that the wind was gusting near 70 mph in our faces, we opted for the Poma.