Sloppy Mountain String Band to Make Mountaintop Debut at Vail’s Friday Afternoon Club on July 9

08 July 2010
  • Food and drink specials at Eagle’s Nest from 4 – 9 p.m. 
  • Free activities including bocce ball, horseshoes, bean bag toss and the slackline park
VAIL, Colo. – July 8, 2010 – Vail’s original mountaintop Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) welcomes the folk/bluegrass-inspired Sloppy Mountain String Band this Friday, July 9 from 4-9 p.m. at Eagle’s Nest. Sloppy Mountain String Band is composed of accomplished bluegrass musicians from Colorado-based bands Laughing Bones and All Strung Out.

FAC begins every Friday at 4 p.m. on Talon’s Deck and features live music from blues and bluegrass to rock and reggae, spectacular sunsets, food and drink specials and free activities for all ages including bocce ball, horseshoes, bean bag toss and the new slackline park.

All 18 holes of Vail Mountain’s disc golf course are now open. The course begins at the top of the Pride Express Lift (#26), winds up to the western edge of the ski area boundary, wraps below the Eagle Bahn Gondola through the Little Eagle Lift (#15) area and ends near Thunder Cat Cave. Maps are recommended and available at the information desk at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola. The course is designed for all ability levels and discs, putters and drivers can be rented at Eagle’s Nest for $8. The course is free to those with their own equipment and disc golf equipment can also be purchased at the Vail Sports location at Eagle’s Nest.

All performances are free and the Eagle Bahn Gondola is free to 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 pass holders and children ages four and under. Children ages 5-12 years old ride free with a paid adult (limit three children per paid adult). After 4 p.m., lift tickets can be purchased for $15, which includes a $10 credit voucher valid for the purchase of on-mountain food, beverage or Adventure Ridge activities. Or, take a break from the tunes, grab a complimentary shuttle to Game Creek and use the voucher for sunset appetizers and drinks on Game Creek Restaurant’s deck overlooking the Vail Valley. The last ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola during evening operations is at 8:30 p.m. to allow time for guests to use their voucher.

The remaining 2010 summer FAC band lineup includes:
  • July 16 – Frogs Gone Fishing 
  • July 23 – Badly Bent Band 
  • July 30 – Mad Dog and the Smokin’ Js 
  • Aug. 6 – Bluzilla 
  • Aug. 13 – Sloppy Mountain String Band 
  • Aug. 20 – Mad Dog and the Smokin’ Js 
  • Aug. 27 – Frogs Gone Fishing 
  • Sept. 3 – Bluzilla
For more information about Vail Mountain and FAC, visit, stop by the Mountain Information Center in Lionshead open daily from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

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, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. 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 the consumer website is


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