Eight Inches of Snow Falls at Vail and Blue Sky Basin is Open for the 2013-2014 Season in Time for Holidays

21 December 2013
Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, received eight inches of fresh powder today on the first official day of winter. With the opening of portions of Blue Sky Basin this week, skiers and snowboarders now have access to a total of 147 trails and more than 3,200 acres of terrain, just in time for the holidays.
 
In addition to 25 other chairlifts currently open on Vail’s front side and legendary Back Bowls, skiers and riders now also have access to the Skyline Express Lift (#37), Earl’s Express Lift (#38) and Pete’s Express Lift (#39).
 
“Blue Sky Basin is a part of what sets Vail apart from other resorts,” said Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. “The great snow we’ve received over the past two days has allowed us to open it for our guests who will be in town for the holidays.”
 
The Bwana Terrain Park is also open for the season, offering more than 20 small and medium snow, box and rail features, including family cross course.
 
Adventure Ridge
Adventure Ridge is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays and Mondays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy activities like snow tubing, kids snowmobiling, bungee trampolines, ski biking and Vail’s new zip line.
 
For the upcoming holidays Adventure Ridge will extend activity hours on Sunday, Dec. 22 and 29, and Monday, Dec. 23 and 30 until 7 p.m., including ski biking.
 
On-Mountain Dining
Game Creek Restaurant and Bistro Fourteen are now open for dinner service beginning at 5:30 p.m. Both restaurants will also be open for the Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve holidays. Visit www.vail.com/dining for online reservations or call Game Creek at (970) 754-4275 or Bistro Fourteen at (970) 754-4530.
 
The 10th is open daily for lunch in the main dining room from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday guests can enjoy après at the bar from 3-6 p.m. and dinner service beginning at 5:30 p.m. The 10th will be open for dinner service during the Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve holidays. Reservations for The 10th can be made by calling (970) 754-1010.
 
For more information about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.com, or stop by the Mountain Information Center, 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. www.vail.com.  
 

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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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

Contact(s)

Liz Biebl

Senior Manager of Communications
Email: ebiebl@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 754-3001

Sara Lococo

Keystone Communications Manager
Email: slococo@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 496-1493
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