Snow Science Snapshots

Overview

Have you ever seen a snowflake through a microscope or wondered why flakes come in different sizes, shapes, and flavors? This program revolves around everything snow! Learn all about the fluffy white stuff that brings millions of visitors to the valley and holds the power to shape landscapes and clear forest. Discover why Colorado’s snow is the gold standard for skiers and snowboarders, and dig (literally) into the science of avalanches—all while experiencing the serenity of Vail’s backcountry.

*this is not an avalanche education course. This program serves as an introduction to the many facets of snow science, and does not cover how to safely navigate avalanche terrain.

$35 (transportation from Walking Mountains Science Center), $30 (meet at the trailhead).  Ages 12+

December 17- Register
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Meadow Mountain Difficulty: Moderate

January 5 – Register
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Maloit Park Difficulty: Easy 

January 28- Register
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West Lake Creek Difficulty: Moderate 

February 9 – Register
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Maloit Park Difficulty: Easy 

February 23 – Register
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Meadow Mountain Difficulty: Moderate 

March 4 – Register
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Meadow Mountain Difficulty: Moderate 

March 16 – Register
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West Lake Creek Difficulty: Moderate