The First Day of November Brings Nine Inches of Snow to Vail Mountain

01 November 2013
The month of November is already off to a snowy start, dropping nine inches of fresh snow on Vail Mountain overnight. As the flakes continue to fall, excitement and anticipation for winter continues to rise with Vail’s opening day just three weeks away on Friday, Nov. 22.
 
In addition to excitement for the first turns of the season at Vail, guests can also look forward to new investments on the mountain in the form of two new chairlifts, including the replacement of one of the most recognizedand highly utilized chairlifts in North America, the Mountain Top Express Lift (#4), with a new six-passenger chairlift. Serving as a major access route from Mid-Vail to Vail’s legendary Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin, uphill capacity of the lift will increase by 33 percent, dramatically reducing lift lines and building upon the success of the newly built state-of-the-art Gondola One.
 
The Gopher Hill Lift (#12) in Golden Peak will also be upgraded this season from a double chair to a triple chair, better serving beginners and Vail’s youngest ski school guests. Both the new Mountaintop Express Lift (#4) and Gopher Hill Lift (#12) will continue to build upon Vail's preeminent position in delivering the best experience in the ski industry worldwide. Additionally, Vail will continue to host world-class athletes this winter during the U.S. Ski Team early-season training sessions in Golden Peak, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships March 5-8, 2014, and the future 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships.
 

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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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