Vail Mountain Moves to Spring Operating Schedule

14 February 2012
VAIL, Colo. – Feb. 14, 2012 – Beginning Saturday, Feb. 18, Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, will move to its full spring operating schedule at which time the majority of front side lifts will close at 4 p.m., the Back Bowls and Game Creek Bowl will close at 3:30 p.m. and Blue Sky Basin will close at 3 p.m. Lift operating hours are posted at the base of all open lifts.
All ticket office and Vail Ski & Snowboard School locations in Vail will continue to be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
Early Diner Special at Game Creek Restaurant
Game Creek is offering an early diner special during the first three seatings at the restaurant. At 5:30, 5:45 and 6 p.m., a three-course dinner will be offered for $69 and children 12 and under dine for free. For reservations, call (970) 754-4275. Entire party must be seated by 6 p.m. and an 18% gratuity will be added to the check.
Weeknight Specials at Bistro Fourteen
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, visit Bistro Fourteen where kids of all ages can enjoy fine dining with a casual, family-friendly twist, including a $10 multi-course menu for children ages 12 and under. Also, enjoy Two-for-One Tuesdays, 50 percent of bottles of wine with the purchase of food on Wine Wednesdays and draft beer specials on Thirsty Thursdays.
Ski Girls Rock
Ski Girls Rock is a new premium lesson product inspired and designed by Olympic gold medalist and World Alpine Ski Champion, Lindsey Vonn, and exclusively for girls ages 5-15. Lessons consist of no more than four students per group and are led by dedicated female instructors who not only focus on improving skiing skills, but empowering girls through the sport and creating opportunities to bond and build confidence along with developing teamwork and social skills. Ski Girls Rock will be offered Feb. 18-24 and March 11-24 for $279 per child for a full day including a lift ticket and lunch, or $260 for the lesson only. Ski Girls Rock is only offered through the Lionshead Ski & Snowboard School in Vail. Reservations are required and can be made online via or by calling (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
Game Creek, Bistro Fourteen and Adventure Ridge will be open for evening operations President’s Weekend Sunday, Feb. 19 and Monday, Feb. 20.
For more information about Vail Mountain, visit or contact the Mountain Information Center at (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
About Vail Mountain
Quickly approaching its 50th anniversary 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.  

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, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar California 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 property and 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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