Recent Snowfall Means More Terrain for Vail Mountain's Opening Day, Friday, Nov. 19

15 November 2010
  • Recent snowfall has allowed Vail Mountain operations crews to expand their opening day plans
VAIL, Colo. – Nov. 15, 2010 – With nearly a foot of new snow over the weekend at mid-mountain and snowmaking conditions prime for lower elevations, Vail Mountain operations crews plan to open more lifts and terrain than initially anticipated with approximately 550 acres of skiable terrain on opening day, Friday, Nov. 19.

“The recent storms have been a huge help to our snowmaking and grooming crews who have been hard at work to provide our guests with the best opening day and early-season terrain offering we’ve seen in the last few years,” said Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. “We’re looking forward to getting the 2010-2011 season started and will provide additional updates over the next few days.”

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, guests to Vail will be able to access the mountain from both the Vail Village and Lionshead base areas through the Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16), the Born Free Express Lift (#8) and the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19). Skiers and riders will also have access to the following lifts and portions of terrain in these areas: 
  • Avanti Express Lift (#2) 
  • Wildwood Express Lift (#3) 
  • Mountaintop Express Lift (#4)
  • Little Eagle Lift (#15)
Additional lifts and terrain will open as conditions permit. For more information on Vail Mountain, visit www.vail.com or contact the Mountain Activities & Information Center at (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8425).

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MEDIA NOTE: For broadcast-quality photos from today, visit: http://public.me.com/vail.resorts and look in the Vail Mountain folder under the file “Snow 11.15.10”. Please credit the photographer listed.

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.

Contact(s)

Liz Biebl

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