2010-2011 Vail Mountain Winter Fast Facts

28 June 2010
2010-2011 Vail Mountain Winter Fast Facts
Dates and hours:
2010-2011 Season: Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 - Sunday, April 24, 2011
2011-2012 Season: Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 - Sunday, April 15, 2012
Hours of Operations (MST) 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Hours extend over the course of the season)
Total Skier/Snowboarder Visits
2008-2009: 1,622,000
2007-2008: 1,569,788
2006-2007: 1,608,204
2005-2006: 1,676,118
2004-2005: 1,568,192
2003-2004: 1,555,513
2002-2003: 1,610,961
2001-2002: 1,536,024
2000-2001: 1,645,902
1999-2000: 1,371,702
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
Snowmaking: 461 acres/187 hec
Average Annual Snowfall: 350 inches/889 cm
Total Skiable Terrain: 5,289 acres/2,141 hec             
Front Side: 1,627 acres/658 hec
Back Bowls: 3,017 acres/1,221 hec
Blue Sky Basin: 645 acres/ 261 hec
Trail Classification:
53% Expert/Advanced
29% Intermediate
18% Beginner
Conventional Trails 193
Longest Run: Riva Ridge – 4 miles/6.4 km
Total number of lifts: 31
Gondola: 1
High-speed quads: 17
Fixed-grip quad: 1
Triple chairs: 2
Double chairs: 1
Surface lifts: 3
Conveyors: 6
Total Uphill Capacity: 59,092
Terrain Parks:
3 Parks: Golden Peak, Bwana and Pride, all including small, medium and large features.
1 Superpipe
1 Halfpipe
Winter (recorded on the mountain)
Daytime low temperatures in the teens with averages in the 20's and 30's
Below 30 degrees nighttime
75 degrees daytime
45 degrees nighttime
Vail sees more than 300 days of sunshine per year
Getting Here and Away
  • Conveniently located off Interstate 70, in the center of the state, Vail is the headquarters for an ideal Rocky Mountain vacation.
  • Eagle Airport
    • With its close proximity and daily flights by major airlines, Eagle Airport (EGE) is the most convenient way to get to Vail. Located 35 miles from Vail, EGE is serviced in the winter by multiple major airlines throughout the winter season. For more information on schedules and available flights, visit www.FlyVail.com.
  • Denver International Airport (DIA)
    • Located 110 miles east of Vail via Interstate 70, Denver International Airport (www.flydenver.com) offers numerous daily flights to and from most major U.S. cities, and connections to destinations around the world.
  • Ground Transportation
    • Colorado Mountain Express (CME) (www.ridecme.com) - Boasting an unsurpassed safety record, flexible schedules, impeccably maintained vehicles, and courteous and friendly drivers, CME is the best link to Vail's pedestrian village where cars are not needed. CME offers access to and from both Denver International Airport and the Eagle Airport.
  • Getting Around
    • The Town of Vail operates the largest free public transportation system in the country.
    • Visitors can also access public transportation to nearby Avon, Beaver Creek, Minturn, Leadville and Edwards for a nominal fee on ECO Transportation (http://www.eaglecounty.com/eco_transit/index.cfm).

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. 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 the consumer website is www.snow.com.


Liz Biebl

Senior Manager of Communications
Email: ebiebl@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 754-3001
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