Vail Mountain to Offer Skiing and Snowboarding from Mid-Vail Beginning Friday, Nov. 29

29 November 2012
For Immediate Release

Vail Mountain to Offer Skiing and Snowboarding from Mid-Vail Beginning Friday, Nov. 29

  • The Gopher Hill Lift (#12) will also open on Friday for access to additional beginner terrain
  • One and the Eagle Bahn Gondola will remain free to foot passengers through Sunday, Dec. 2
VAIL, Colo. – Nov. 28, 2012 – Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, is scheduled to open One, its new state-of-the-art gondola in Vail Village, to skiers and snowboarders beginning Friday, Nov. 30, including access to Lionshead via Lions Way to Lodgepole to Columbine.
The Gopher Hill Lift (#12) will also open to skiers and snowboarders beginning Friday, offering additional beginner terrain in the Golden Peak area. Guests can also ride the Gopher Hill Lift (#12) and ski or snowboard to the Vail Village base area to access other areas of the mountain.
Skiers and snowboarders currently have access to the Born Free Express Lift (#8), the Little Eagle Lift (#15) and the Eagle Bahn Gondola and terrain in those areas. Additional terrain and lifts will open to the public as soon as conditions and weather permit.
Foot passenger access on both One and the Eagle Bahn Gondola will remain free through Sunday, Dec. 2.
On-Mountain Dining, Entertainment and Services
The 10th, Vail’s newest on-mountain table-service restaurant, is open Friday through Sunday for lunch in the main dining room from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations for The 10th can be made by calling (970) 754-1010.
The Look Ma level of Mid-Vail is also open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
The Marketplace at Eagle’s Nest is also open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the bar at Bistro Fourteen is open 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Vail Ski & Snowboard School
The Lionshead Adults and Children’s Ski & Snowboard School as well as the Golden Peak Children’s Ski & Snowboard School offices are open for all ability levels. The Small World Nursery at the Golden Peak Children’s Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted and guests can also register online at
Last Call! EpicPass Sales Extended Through Sunday, Dec. 2
The Epic Pass™, the best season pass deal in the ski industry offering unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin is available for $699 only through Sunday, Nov. 18. The pass pays for itself in just over six days! For those who can navigate a few restrictions or don’t plan to ski more than seven days, the Epic Local Pass™ or the Epic 7-Day™ are available for $549 each. For details, visit
Vail Mountain lifts open at 9 a.m. throughout the early season to accommodate early-morning operations. Skiers and snowboarders are asked to observe all posted signs and closures, especially during the early season.
For more information about Vail Mountain visit, or stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. beginning Friday, or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
About Vail Mountain
Quickly approaching its 50th anniversary on Dec. 15, 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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