Vail Mountain Announces 2009-2010 Winter Season Operating Dates

13 July 2009
  • Upcoming season will mark the 10th anniversary of Blue Sky Basin

VAIL, Colo. – July 13, 2009 – Vail Mountain will begin scheduled operations for the 2009-2010 winter season on Friday, November 20, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., weather permitting. The resort will remain open daily through Sunday, April 18, 2010 with hours extending over the course of the season. Early- and late-season terrain offerings will be adjusted as weather and snow permit. Terrain, lifts, restaurants and other services will likely be limited during the first and last weeks of the season.

Blue Sky Basin Approaches 10th Anniversary
The 2009-2010 winter ski and snowboard season will mark the 10th anniversary of Vail’s Blue Sky Basin. The Skyline Express Lift (#37) and Earl’s Express Lift (#38) opened January 6, 2000, offering intermediate and expert skiers and riders a variety of moguls, glades, tree skiing, cliffs and ridges with a distinct backcountry feel.

2009-2010 Epic Season Pass
The Epic Season Pass ( is still available for the 2009-2010 winter season for $599 for adults and $299 for children, ages 5-12, for skiing and snowboarding at all five Vail Resorts – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly – as well as at Arapahoe Basin. Single-day and multi-day lift ticket pricing will be announced closer to opening day.

For more information about Vail Mountain, visit or call the Mountain Information Center at (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).


About Vail
Coveted as North America’s top ski resort, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Spanning seven miles are seven legendary Back Bowls, blanketed last year with thirty-eight feet of powder snow. Under blue sky three hundred days a 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 Snow Sports School to the activities and festivals, the shops and spas, dining, nightlife and accommodations – with many new and luxuriously renovated to discover. Vail – Like Nothing on Earth.

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading of mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski Resort 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 across the United States and the Caribbean. 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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