Vail Mountain Receives Approval for Adventure Ridge Upgrades

24 August 2012
  • Mountain plans to implement new activities ranging from zip lines and summer tubing to aerial challenge courses and climbing boulders
VAIL, Colo. – August 24, 2012 – Vail Mountain, the largest ski resortin the United States, announced that it has received U.S. Forest Service approval on a proposal to enhance activities and offerings at Adventure Ridge.
 “The activities and upgrades included in the approved Adventure Ridge proposal will significantly elevate the experience that’s currently available to our guests, especially in summer,” said Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. “This is an important step in continuing to engage people of all ages in our country’s national forests and provide truly memorable experiences in Vail.”
The resort will implement several new activities, including a four-line 1,000-foot long zip line, aerial ropes courses, a large and challenging climbing wall, summer tubing, a series of small climbing boulders, a kids zip line, and a series of short zip lines and rope features, similar to a canopy tour, from Eagle’s Nest to the bottom of the Little Eagle Lift (#15). Plans also entail removing existing modular buildings, re-vegetation work and the consolidation of trails and roads in the Adventure Ridge area to eliminate redundancies and enhance the aesthetics and ease-of-use for guests.
Vail Resorts is currently working through the planning process and hopes to begin some construction this fall with more construction to follow in the spring of 2012. New activities and enhancements to the Adventure Ridge areawould be operational next summer.
The Adventure Ridge enhancement proposal was submitted in April and includes upgrades and enhancements that were anticipated in the resort’s 2007 Master Development Plan. While the plans for Adventure Ridge are consistent with the Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act, they are separate from the proposed Epic Discovery, a Summer Mountain Adventure, which is a broader summer expansion plan for Vail Mountain.
For more information about Vail Mountain visit, or stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
About Vail Mountain
Quickly approaching its 50th anniversary in December 2012 and coveted as the largest ski resort in the United States with more than 5,000 acres of skiable terrain and seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Under blue skies more than 300 days each 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 Ski & Snowboard School to the events, activities and festivals, the shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. 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 can still credibly lay claim to being a resort like nothing on earth.  



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 resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood 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. 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 and consumer website is


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