VAIL, Colo. – Aug. 19, 2011 – Beginning Monday, Aug. 22 some of Vail Mountain’s biking trails will be closed due to construction across the western side of the mountain in preparation for the upcoming winter season. The construction projects that will affect trails include lift cable work on the Born Free Express Lift (#8), installation of snowmaking pipes on Born Free, and pine beetle mitigation work. These projects are expected to impact trails through Friday, Aug. 26, but trails will re-open as soon as possible throughout the week.
Beginning Monday Aug. 22, the following trails will be closed:
- Old Nine Line
- Mane Lane
- Liondown – below Cub’s Way
- Hank’s Hideaway
- Berrypicker – hiking trail will have some re-routes
Some alternative downhill routes include Big Mamba (Vail’s newest biking trail) to Cub’s Way, Magic Forest to Cub’s Way and ’94 Downhill. Alternative cross-country biking routes include Grand Traverse, Kloser’s Klimb, Village Trail, Gitalong Road, Upper Liondown to Cub’s Way, Fred’s Lunch, Onza Alley, and Lucy’s Loop.
Bike hauls are available on the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19). Trail updates are posted in the Vail Village and Lionshead base areas as well as at Eagle’s Nest.
As always, guests are reminded to obey all posted signs and closures. Helmets and sturdy shoes with a good tread are recommended for bicyclists at all times and all bikes must have two working hand brakes. All mountain bikers must obey the National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) code, printed on Vail Mountain’s summer trail map.
For more information about Vail Mountain, Adventure Ridge and mountaintop dining, visit www.vail.com, stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 9 a.m. – 4 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, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe 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 property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.