Construction continues on Vail’s second mountain biking flow trail, Radio Flyer, which is anticipated to open by July 1. The new trail will follow the debut of Big Mamba, the mountain’s first flow trail that opened late last summer. Both flow trails are the result of Vail Mountain’s partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) and are constructed using techniques that allow water to run off the trail itself, reducing erosion and allowing the trail to last longer.
High atop Vail Mountain and just off the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19) Adventure Ridge offers activities including the Top of the Mountain Tour, horseback tours, disc golf, bungee trampolines, a climbing wall as well as pony rides and Dino Dig for Vail’s youngest visitors. Guests can also partake in the complimentary slackline park, horseshoes and bean bag toss. Vail’s original mountaintop Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) at Eagle’s Nest returns for the summer next Friday, June 22 with free live music and activities, food and drink specials, and more. For more information and the full FAC summer lineup visit www.vail.com.
Eat, drink, and be merry all while indulging in views of the Vail Valley, Gore Range and Mount of the Holy Cross over lunch at 10,350 feet at Talon’s Deck open daily beginning Friday.
Bistro Fourteen opens this Friday and their summer hours will include Thursday, 4–9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.–9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Game Creek Restaurant opens for Sunday brunch on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17 at 11 a.m. Dinner service begins on Friday, June 22 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. through Sunday, Sept. 2. Regular summer hours for dinner will include Thursday, Friday and Saturday with après on the deck from 5:30–7 p.m. and brunch on Sundays from 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Lift tickets are required to ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19) during the summer and can be purchased at the Lionshead Ticket Office. 2012–2013 season pass holders receive unlimited, free scenic access to the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19). Guests who have not yet secured a pass for next winter can purchase one at www.epicpass.com.
Summer 2012 Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19) Dates & Hours
- June 15–Sept. 3
- Sunday–Wednesday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
*Bikes are not allowed up the gondola after 6 p.m.
Open Additional Weekends, Friday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
- Sept. 7–9, Sept. 14–16, and Sept. 21–23
For more information about Vail Mountain, lift tickets, Adventure Ridge and mountaintop dining, visit www.vail.com, 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 50thanniversary in December 2012 and coveted as the largest ski resort in the United States with more than 5,000 acres of skiable terrain, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Spanning seven miles are seven legendary Back Bowls, blanketed last season with more than 40 feet of powder snow. 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. www.Vail.com.