Vail Mountain to Offer Sightseeing, Forest Flyer and First-time Children’s Lessons on Wednesday, Nov. 23

30 November 2016
For Immediate Release
Vail Mountain to Offer Sightseeing, Forest Flyer and First-time Children’s Lessons on Wednesday, Nov. 23
  • Resort to Open for Skiing and Snowboarding on Friday, Nov. 25
***Recent snow photos and b-roll can be downloaded from Vail’s Box account:
VAIL, Colo. – Nov. 22, 2016 – From Wednesday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 27, Vail Mountain will offer scenic gondola rides, on-mountain dining, the Forest Flyer alpine coaster, guided snowshoe or hiking tours, a children’s activity day camp, and an introduction to skiing and snowboarding for children, ages 3 to 14, out of Lionshead Village. The Eagle Bahn Gondola will operate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for sightseeing, as well as dining at Eagle’s Nest.
At 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, Vail will open for the 2016-2017 season with terrain on Born Free trail for intermediate skiing and snowboarding accessed via Born Free Express (#8) out of Lionshead Village. Breakfast burritos from Vail Mountain and hot cocoa will be provided for early risers, as supplies last. 
For the most up-to-date opening weekend information, visit
On-Mountain Dining
The Marketplace at Eagle’s Nest and the Bistro Fourteen bar will open for the season for daily operations on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Vail Ski & Snowboard School
The Lionshead Ski and Snowboard School will open on Wednesday, Nov. 23 and offer first-time children’s lessons for ages 3 to 14 in Lionshead on the base-area carpet. A non-skiing activity camp will also be offered for children ages 3 to 14 and will include a scenic gondola ride, the Forest Flyer alpine coaster, lunch on-mountain, village activities and more.
The Small World Nursery at the Golden Peak Children’s Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted. For the best price guaranteed, guests are encouraged to book in advance online at
Vail Mountain Nordic School
The Vail Mountain Nordic School opens Wednesday, Nov. 23 and will offer free guided hiking or snowshoe tours through Sunday, Nov. 27, conditions permitting, at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola for sightseeing guests ages 14 and older. The tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and meet at the Ski and Snowboard School desk in the Pavilion at Eagle’s Nest.
The Ticket and Season Pass Offices located in Lionshead and Vail Village will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information about Vail Mountain visit, stop by the Mountain Information Center, or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
Skiers and snowboarders are reminded to observe all posted signs and closures, especially during the early season. The Golden Peak base area and the Riva Bahn Express Lift (#6) are a designated race training area only and will open to the public at a later date.
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 in preparation for 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.


Media Contact
Sally Gunter, (970) 754-3001,
Maggie Meisinger, (970) 754-4528,
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate ten 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; 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 and consumer website is

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