Vail Mountain to Open Terrain in Blue Sky Basin and the Back Bowls

11 January 2018
For Immediate Release
 
Vail Mountain to Open Terrain in Blue Sky Basin and the Back Bowls
Recent b-roll and photo assets available here: https://vailresorts.box.com/v/ColoradoSnowContent
 
VAIL, Colo. – Jan. 11, 2018 – The New Year brought new snow to Vail Mountain. With 14 inches in the last seven days, Vail Mountain will open portions of terrain in Blue Sky Basin and Vail’s legendary Back Bowls on Saturday, January 13. Sun Up Bowl will be open for ski and snowboard access.
 
Beginning Saturday, Vail Mountain will operate the following lifts with access to 1,959 skiable acres:
  • Gondola One
  • Avanti Express (#2)
  • Wildwood Express (#3)
  • Mountain Top Express (#4)
  • High Noon Express (#5)
  • Riva Bahn Express (#6)
  • Game Creek Express (#7)
  • Born Free Express (#8)
  • Sun Up Express (#9)
  • Highline Express (#10)
  • Northwoods Express (#11)
  • Gopher Hill Lift (#12)
  • Sourdough Express (#14)
  • Little Eagle (#15) 
  • Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19)
  • Cascade Village (#20)
  • Orient Express (#21) – Open only as an egress route from Blue Sky Basin
  • Golden Peak Carpet (#25)
  • Pride Express (#26)
  • Golden Peak Carpet (#29)
  • Golden Peak Carpet (#33)
  • Lionshead Carpet (#34)
  • Eagle’s Nest Carpet (#35)
  • Tea Cup Express Lift (#36)
  • Skyline Express Lift (#37)
  • Pete’s Express (#39)
 
All guests are reminded that they must observe all posted signs and closures, especially during the early-season. Closed trails may contain hazards due to early snow coverage. Accessing closed terrain is a violation of the Colorado Ski Safety Act and will result in the loss of skiing privileges and could involve prosecution and a fine.
 
Mountain Dining
Belle’s Camp will be open on Saturday, January 13 with limited service. Belle’s Camp and The Dawg Haus will open on Sunday, January 14 for regular winter operations.
 
About Vail Mountain: Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, Vail is an extraordinary mountain resort destination. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the awe-inspiring terrain and natural beauty of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges to world-class events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, and the abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail is where outdoor pursuits meet village sophistication. Offering more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain including seven legendary Back Bowls in winter, and flourishing with new summer activities with the debut of Epic Discovery in 2016, the options for year-round adventure are endless. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth. 
 
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Media Note
More info and photos of Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek are also available at http://news.vail.vailresorts.com. Please credit the photographer listed and Vail Resorts. B-roll and photos are available at: https://vailresorts.box.com/v/SnowAlert
 
 
Media Contact
Sally Gunter, (970) 754-3001, sgunter@vailresorts.com
Maggie Meisinger, (970) 754-4528, mmeisinger@vailresorts.com
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com




 
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