More Than 4,800 Acres of Terrain, Including the Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin, to Remain Open for the Final Weeks of Vail’s 2013-2014 Winter Season

02 April 2014
VAIL, Colo. – April 2, 2014 – Thanks to more than 24 feet of snow so far this season, Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, will continue to offer more than 4,800 acres of terrain through closing day, Sunday, April 20. Terrain for all ability levels will remain open, including Blue Sky Basin as well as China, Tea Cup, Sun Down, Sun Up and Game Creek bowls, and virtually the entire front-side of Vail Mountain including the Golden Peak terrain park.
“Consistent snowfall has provided incredible conditions at Vail throughout the winter and will allow us to keep a large majority of terrain open through closing day,” said Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. “Guests can look forward to great spring skiing and snowboarding to close out the 2013-2014 season.”
The majority of lifts on Vail’s front side will continue to operate from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Back Bowls will close at 3:30 p.m. Lift operating hours are posted at the base of all open lifts and guests are advised to check mountain terrain and lift status reports on or the mobile site, for most up-to-date information.
Beginning Monday, April 7, the following lifts are expected to operate for the remainder of the season:
  • Gondola One;
  • Eagle Bahn Gondola;
  • Avanti Express Lift (#2);
  • Wildwood Express Lift (# 3);
  • Mountaintop Express Lift (# 4);
  • High Noon Express Lift (#5);
  • Riva Bahn Express Lift (# 6);
  • Game Creek Express Lift (#7);
  • Born Free Express Lift (# 8);
  • Highline Express Lift (#10);
  • Northwoods Express Lift (# 11);
  • Sourdough Express Lift (#14);
  • Little Eagle Lift (# 15);
  • Sun Up Lift (#17);
  • Cascade Lift (#20);
  • Orient Express Lift (#21);
  • Tea Cup Express Lift (#36);
  • Skyline Express Lift (#37); and
  • Pete’s Express Lift (#39).
The Pride Express Lift (#26) in Lionshead, the Gopher Hill Lift (#12) in Golden Peak, the Mongolia Lift (#22) and Earl’s Express (#38) will be closed beginning Monday, April 7.
Adventure Ridge at Eagle’s Nest will be open for evening operations through Saturday, April 5 and daytime operations through Sunday, April 6. EpicMix Racing will be offered through Sunday, April 6.EpicMix Racing will be offered through Sunday, April 6.
Spring conditions exist and skiers and snowboarders 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. All on-mountain closures and schedule modifications are subject to change based on snow and weather conditions.
Vail Ski & Snowboard School
The Vail Ski & Snowboard School will continue to operate from its Vail Village and Lionshead locations through Sunday, April 20. The Golden Peak Children’s and Adults School will be open through Sunday, April 6; the Small World Nursery in Golden Peak will remain open through Sunday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On-Mountain Dining
Game Creek Restaurant and Bistro Fourteen will offer dinner service through Saturday, April 5 and The 10th will offer dinner service through Saturday, April 19. Wildwood and the Golden Peak Grill will be open for normal operations through Sunday, April 6 before closing for the season.
Daytime dining at The 10th, Two Elk, Buffalo’s, the Look Ma level of Mid-Vail, the Marketplace at Eagle’s Nest and Express Lift at Mountain Plaza will be available to skiers and snowboarders through closing day, Sunday, April 20. 
Spring Back to Vail
Spring Back to Vail returns April 11-13 and April 20, 2014 with free concerts from national headliners, on-snow events, street parties and more. Don’t miss performances by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, STS9, and Steel Pulse. The annual World Pond Skimming Championships also returns on Sunday, April 20 in Golden Peak. For the complete schedule of events and pond skimming registration, visit
For more information about Vail Mountain visit, or stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Friday, or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).


About Vail Mountain
Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, Vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders for more than 50 years. It is home to world-class athletes during the U.S. Ski Team early-season training sessions in Golden Peak, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships and the future 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, friends and families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to events, activities and festivals, 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 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; Canyons in Park City, 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


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