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Matt Lauer

Un-Vailed in Colorado

2/20/2013 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ now knows where in the world Matt Lauer is ... skiing his face off in Vail.

As we previously reported ... Matt took the week off from "Today" to spend time with his kids ... smack in the middle of a critical sweeps period ... when show ratings = ad money.

The pic shows Matt purchasing a pair of ski boots today at Surefoot in Vail, Colorado.

The salesman tells TMZ, Lauer came in and said, "Gimme the best thing you have for my foot" ... so he obliged.

Coincidentally, the salesman's friend is Matt's ski instructor ... who called Matt a "solid skier."

While Matt plays in the snow, the "Today" show is getting trounced by "Good Morning America" -- on Monday, "GMA" beat "Today" by 800,000 viewers. On Tuesday, nearly a million.

And today should be devastating for "Today" because it's Robin Roberts first day back on "GMA."

In fairness, we're told Matt has taken off in years past at exactly the same time -- when his kids are off from school.

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31.

clive    

He may want the best thing for his feet, but the best thing for all of america would be for him to be moved to night time. Oh gee, I hope his eating disorder wife and him don't have a snow related accident. What he needs now is a death in the family so he can have sympathy and people will like him again. Now that I've said it, this might happen, but that would be bad. Then again, maybe not.

521 days ago
32.

Zimba    

Sales guy is hot.

521 days ago
33.

Davis    

What was this a game of find the douche bag or what ? Doesn't matter where you are or where you go Matt. You will always be a douche bag. Wish you could go away forever.

521 days ago
34.

Tina    

If I actually watched the Today show this might interest me, but since I can't stand Matt L. I could care less where he is.
Glad to see Robin R. back at GMA, she is an amazing person.

521 days ago
35.

Quinn    

Vail is better in the Summer.

521 days ago
36.

john johnson    

.......so then it time to give the pUs$y a permenant vacation. he wasn't $#It to begin with.

521 days ago
37.

Sam Sunshine     

Who cares! Are we playing where's Waldo? I would rather get water boarded then see this azzhole in the media.

521 days ago
38.

Claire    

Well we are getting irresistable snow here in Colorado right now!!!!

521 days ago
39.

Tara    

According to this story, the salesman tells TMZ, Lauer came in and said, "Gimme the best thing you have for my foot" ... so he obliged.
So does this mean Matt only bought one boot?

521 days ago
40.

sgm    

The Today Show was good when Meredith Viera was on, Samantha is about as exciting as watching paint dry and Matt acts like he is so superior than anyone. Robin Roberts please ABC will milk this as long as they can!

521 days ago
41.

dathan    

He is still throwing Ann Curry under the Bus........geez

521 days ago
42.

dan    

Today show isn't real news. NBC for that matter are the softest news in TV. Until i see bias across the board. I have no use for the Today and Matt show.. I like being told the truth.

521 days ago
43.

TPF    

Who cares where Matt is and if he was missing no one would even look for him. He's stayed way past his 15 minutes of fame and needs to be let go now.

521 days ago
44.

ProudCanuck    

I'm not sure why this is surprising or 'news'. Kudos to Matt for putting his family first. The Today show needs a total rehaul, it's the same stuff day after day. Although I liked Savannah as a sub-coanchor before they so rudely dumped Ann, I think they should have given Natalie the spot as I find her much more real and relatable. And I think Willie is more than ready to step in for Matt. I think he would be better used doing their big interviews. They just need to stop rehashing the same segments with different gadgets/recipes/tips and come up with something original. And Al should definitely stay.

521 days ago
45.

pattie    

I watched the Today Show religiously until I saw what happened to Ann Curry. Matt was behind what transpired on that show and I doubt it could ever be the same. I watch GMA now.

521 days ago
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