Daily guided horseback excursions, rides to Game Creek Restaurant and children’s pony rides available at Eagle’s Nest
VAIL, Colo. – July 2, 2009 – See Vail Mountain from a new angle this summer! Vail Mountain will offer scenic horseback trail rides through Game Creek Bowl and children’s pony rides at Eagle’s Nest beginning Friday, July 3.
Guided horseback rides begin at the Eagle’s Nest corral, located just below the top of the Pride Express Lift (Chair 26). Two guides will lead groups of up to eight guests westward across Vail Mountain and into Game Creek Bowl. The 40-minute tour ends at Eagle’s Nest and is available daily beginning at 10:30 a.m. for adults and children, ages 7 and up. Vail season pass holders can purchase the tour for $50. A $60 tour includes lift ticket for the Eagle Bahn Gondola for non-pass holders; a $70 tour includes a lift ticket and $15 lunch voucher valid at Bistro Fourteen or Talons Deck.
For those who wish to extend their stay in Game Creek Bowl, horseback rides after 4 p.m. will be offered for $30, ending at Game Creek Restaurant. There, guests can enjoy unparalleled views, a distinctive selection of executive chef K. David Clawson’s seasonal à la carte cuisine and an extensive wine and cocktail list. For $89 ($69 for children, ages 7-12), guests can partake in a horseback ride and four-course “Wrangler” dinner at Game Creek. Both Game Creek rides are one-way only and include return vehicle transportation to Eagle’s Nest. Gondola rides are free after 4 p.m.
For children ages 2-6, pony rides will be offered Friday through Sunday for $10. All pony rides will take place at Eagle’s Nest just east of the volleyball courts in a designated arena. For $25 children can enjoy a pony ride and their choice of two additional Adventure Ridge activities, including rebound trampoline, climbing wall or disc golf rental.
Tickets for all horseback and pony rides are available at the Lionshead Ticket Office or at Eagle’s Nest. For more information about Vail Mountain, horseback riding hours and pricing, mountaintop dining and Adventure Ridge activities, visit www.vail.com or call the Mountain Information Center at (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
Coveted as North America’s top ski resort, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Spanning seven miles are seven legendary Back Bowls, blanketed last year with thirty-eight feet of powder snow. Under blue sky three hundred days a year and with more groomed terrain than anywhere on the planet, families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Snow Sports School to the activities and festivals, the shops and spas, dining, nightlife and accommodations – with many new and luxuriously renovated to discover. Vail – Like Nothing on Earth.
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading of mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction 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.