Summer Operations and Activities Kick Off at Vail Mountain on Friday, June 5

01 June 2015
  • Adventure Ridge to offer activities for the whole family opening weekend
  • Summer tubing coming to Adventure Ridge mid-summer
Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, kicks off summer operations on Friday, June 5. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. Gondola One in Vail Village and the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead will operate for weekend scenic rides June 5-7, and will move to daily summer operations beginning Friday, June 12.
For opening weekend Adventure Ridge will offer fun for the whole family high atop Vail Mountain at Eagle’s Nest. At the base of Lionshead, Vail’s Gore Creek Mini Golf course, situated near the Born Free Express Lift (#8) across from the ticket office, will offer putting fun for all ages.
Hiking and mountain biking trails on Vail Mountain, as well as bike hauls, will not be offered opening weekend June 5-7 but will open as soon as conditions permit.
Later this season guests can look forward to a new hiking center at the base of Lionshead, plus the introduction of summer tubing at Adventure Ridge which will eventually be incorporated into Epic Discovery along with existing activities like the Zip Flyer and challenge courses. Construction is also underway on the new Forest Flyer and canopy tours that are anticipated to debut as a part of Epic Discovery in summer 2016.
On-Mountain Dining
For opening weekend Sarge’s BBQ & Deck at Mid-Vail and Talon’s Deck at Eagle’s Nest will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday-Sunday, and will move to daily operations on Friday, June 12.
Bistro Fourteen and Game Creek Restaurant will open for summer operations beginning Friday, June 26. Bistro Fourteen will serve lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner Fridays and Saturdays from 3 to 8 p.m. Game Creek will open for dinner service Thursdays through Saturdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The 10th will open for summer lunch service Friday-Sunday beginning Friday, July 3.
Summer 2015 Gondola Dates (Gondola One and Eagle Bahn Gondola)
  • Daily: Friday, June 12 – Sunday, Aug. 30
  • Weekends-Only: June 5-7, Sept. 4-7, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 and Oct. 2-4

Lift tickets are required to ride Gondola One and the Eagle Bahn Gondola during the summer and can be purchased at the Vail Village or Lionshead Ticket Offices. Lift & Lunch tickets are also available and include gondola access plus a $15 credit towards the purchase of food and beverage at any of Vail’s on-mountain dining facilities.
2015–2016 Epic Pass holders receive unlimited, free scenic access to the both gondolas throughout the summer. Guests who have not yet secured a pass for next winter can purchase one online at
As always, guests are reminded to obey all posted signs and closures. Helmets and sturdy shoes with a good tread are recommended for bicyclists at all times and all bikes must have two working hand brakes. All mountain bikers must obey the Mountain Bike Responsibility Code, printed on Vail Mountain’s summer trail map.
For more information about Vail Mountain visit, stop by the Mountain Information Center, or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
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.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
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; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; 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


Sara Lococo

Keystone Communications Manager
Phone: (970) 496-1493
<< Back