2016 Vail Mountain Summer Fast Facts
 
Location
Vail Mountain is located 100 miles (160 km) west of Denver, 140 miles (230 km) east of Grand Junction and is easily accessible via the Eagle Airport, located 35 miles (56 km) to the west, all along the Interstate 70 corridor.
 
Summer 2016 Gondola Dates & Hours
 
Eagle Bahn Gondola
  • June 10 – September 5
    • 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Night Hours: June 23 – September 9 | Thursday – Saturday
    • 9:30 a.m. to Dusk
  • September 9 – October 2 | Friday – Sunday
    • 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Bikes will be allowed up the gondola until 6 p.m. as soon as conditions allow.
Gondola One
  • June 3-5
    • 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday
  • June 10 – September 5
    • 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • September 9 – October 2 | Friday – Sunday
    • 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Bikes will be allowed up the gondola until 6 p.m. as soon as conditions allow.
Adventure Ridge
  • June 3-5
    • 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Friday through Sunday
  • June 10-22
    • 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • June 23 – September 3
    • 10:00 a.m. to dusk
  • September 4-5
    • 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • September 9-11,16-18,23-25,September 30-October 2
    • 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
On-Mountain Dining Dates & Hours
  • Talon’s Deck (Eagle’s Nest)
    • Daily service begins Friday, June 10
    • Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Open weekends-only June 3-5, Sept. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30-Oct 2
  • Sarge’s Outdoor BBQ (Mid-Vail)
    • Daily service begins Friday, June 10
    • Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Open weekends-only June 3-5, Sept. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30-Oct 2
  • Bistro Fourteen
    • Open Monday, June 13 through Monday, September 5
    • Lunch served daily 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Dinner served Fridays and Saturdays 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Game Creek Restaurant
    • Open Sunday, June 19 through Sunday, September 4
    • Dinner served Thursday-Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m.
    • Enjoy summer après drinks and appetizers on the sunny deck at 5:30 – 7pm, Thursday – Saturday. $8 specials daily
    • Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Reservations recommended. Please call 970-754-4275
  • The 10th
    • Open Friday, June 24 through Sunday, September 4
    • Lunch served Friday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • $44 Lift & Lunch ticket includes $15 credit
    • 20% service charge added to bill upon redemption of voucher
    • Advanced reservations highly recommended.
    • Call 970-754-1010 or visit the10thvail.com
By the Numbers
  • Vail Mountain Elevations:
    • Base Elevation 8,120 ft. /2,476 m
    • Mid-Elevation: 10,250 ft. /3,125 m
    • Peak Elevation 11,570 ft. /3,527 m
    • Vertical Rise 3,450 ft. /1,052 m
  • Freeride Biking Trails: 42 miles of trail
  • Hiking Trails: 23 miles of trail
Summer Climate
  • Average Daytime Temperature: 75 degrees
  • Average Nighttime Temperature: 45 degrees
  • Vail receives an average of 300 days of sunshine a year with little-to-no humidity, although weather can change in a matter of hours
Flora & Fauna
  • The earliest wildflowers bloom in April.
  • By July, wildflowers abound, sometimes waist deep in mountain meadows as in China Bowl on Vail Mountain.
  • By mid-September, leaves from the aspen trees that engulf the Vail Valley, turn a brilliant gold, lasting about three weeks.
  • Wildlife is often viewed in the backcountry and includes fox, deer, elk, marmots, beaver, coyotes, moose, black bears and bighorn sheep.
History
  • During the 1800s, Ute Indians and pioneer hunters roamed the peaceful valley that is present-day Vail.
  • In 1854-56, mountain explorers, Jim Bridger and Lord Gore, explored the area. The high mountain peaks surrounding Vail to the east were named the Gore Range by Bridger in honor of his friend.
  • In the 1940s, a group of ski enthusiasts from the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division were exposed to the area's majestic mountains while training at Camp Hale near Leadville during World War II
  • Following the war, veteran 10th Mountain Division soldiers Pete Seibert, Bill "Sarge" Brown and Bob Parker returned to the Gore Valley with dreams of establishing a ski area in the beautiful mountain area. Through hard work and endless dreaming, Vail was established by the trio in 1962.
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Vail Mountain Media Contacts
Sally Gunter (970) 754-3001, sgunter@vailresorts.com
Maggie Meisinger (970) 754-4528, mmeisinger@vailresorts.com
Consumer Site: www.vail.com or Mobile Consumer Site: http://m.vail.com
 
General Vail Summer Media Contact
Kristin Yantis, Malen Yantis Public Relations, (775) 351-7904, kyantis@myprco.com

 

12 February 2014

Summer Houston Flights return to Eagle County Regional Airport for 2014

Vail, Colo. – Feb. 11, 2014 – The EGE Air Alliance announced today the continuation of summer service operated by United Airlines from Houston (IAH) to Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) three days a week for summer 2014. The nonstop flights will operate from Houston to EGE Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from June 26 through Aug. 17, with southbound service from EGE to Houston on Friday, Sunday and Monday June 27 through Aug. 18.