18 January 2012

Vail Mountain to Open Portions of the Back Bowls on Thursday and Blue Sky Basin on Friday

VAIL, Colo. — Jan. 18, 2012 — Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, will open portions of Sun Up Bowl and China Bowl this Thursday, Jan. 19 and portions of Blue Sky Basin on Friday, Jan. 20.
17 January 2012

Vail Mountain Blanketed With 10 Inches of Fresh Powder Snow

VAIL, Colo. — Jan. 17, 2012 — Skiers and snowboarders were eager to load the lifts and take advantage of nearly a foot of fresh powder snow that fell across Colorado throughout the day on Monday and into the night. Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, received 10 inches from Monday morning to Tuesday morning while Beaver Creek received nine, Breckenridge five and Keystone four.
03 January 2012

Vail Will Build New State-of-the-Art Gondola to Replace Existing Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16)

Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, has selected Leitner-Poma of America to construct a proposed new, state-of-the-art gondola in Vail Village, the first of its kind in North America.

The gondola cabins will be designed to carry 10 passengers and each will feature heated, cushioned seats and Wi-Fi access for guests. With a speed of 1,200 feet per minute, the gondola will be the fastest gondola of its type in the world, creating a 40 percent increase in uphill capacity. The new gondola will have a ride time of 7.5 minutes versus the 9 minute ride time of the existing Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16), which it will replace.