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.
08 December 2011

Portions of Vail’s Game Creek Bowl to Open on Friday

Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, will open portions of Game Creek Bowl this Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, bringing the resort’s skiable terrain to more than 1,000 acres.
07 December 2011

Ski Girls Rock Program Designed by Lindsey Vonn to Debut at Vail in Late-December

Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, today announced Ski Girls Rock, a new premium lesson product inspired and designed by Olympic gold medalist and World Alpine Ski Champion, Lindsey Vonn – exclusively for girls ages 5 to 15 at Vail Mountain.