Vail Mountain Spring Operating Reminders

17 March 2010
VAIL, Colo. – March 17, 2010 – As announced last fall, Vail Mountain extended its operating dates for the 2009-2010 season for one week from the originally planned date to Sunday, April 18, 2010. Operations during the final week of skiing and snowboarding on Vail Mountain will be limited.

Beginning Monday, April 12, guests will have access to the mountain from Golden Peak, Vail Village and Lionshead. More than 2,500 acres of skiable terrain will be accessible by the following lifts through Sunday, April 18:
  • Avanti Express Lift (#2)
  • Wildwood Express Lift (#3)
  • Mountaintop Express Lift (#4)
  • High Noon Lift (#5)
  • Riva Bahn Express Lift (#6)
  • Born Free Express Lift (#8)
  • Northwoods Express Lift (#11)
  • Gopher Hill Lift (#12)
  • Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16)
Lift operating hours are posted at the base of all open lifts. Guests must continue to obey posted closures and observe the Colorado Ski Safety Act and Your Responsibility Code for their safety and the safety of other guests.

On-Mountain Dining

Also beginning Monday, April 12, skiers and snowboarders can enjoy lunch on the mountain at the Look Ma level of Mid-Vail, Buffalo’s at the top of the Mountaintop Express Lift (#4) and limited service in the Wildwood Pavilion.

Spring Back to Vail
Don’t miss Spring Back to Vail, kicking off on Monday, April 12 with seven days of events and activities including live free concerts from Wyclef Jean, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars, Robert Earl Keen and Guster. The annual World Pond Skimming Championships returns to Golden Peak on Sunday, April 18 with a free barbeque to top off the spring festivities. View the complete schedule at  

For more information about Vail Mountain, visit or contact the Mountain Information Center at (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

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 and the consumer website is


Liz Biebl

Senior Manager of Communications
Phone: (970) 754-3001
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