Vail Mountain Extends Lift Operating Hours

04 March 2009

VAIL, Colo. – March 4, 2009 – Beginning Friday, March 6, Vail Mountain will extend its operating hours by an additional half-hour through the remainder of the season. The front side of Vail Mountain will close at 4 p.m. and Game Creek, Sun Up, Sun Down, Tea Cup, China and Siberia Bowls will close at 3:30 p.m. Blue Sky Basin’s Skyline Express Lift (Chair 37) and Earl’s Express Lift (Chair 38) will close at 3 p.m. and Pete’s Express Lift (Chair 39) will close at 2:45 p.m. Lift operating hours are posted at the base of all open lifts.

Vail Snowsports School offers extended
The Vail Snowsports School is extending its three-for-the-price-of-two offer for the remainder of the 2008-09 season on the “1st Time” and “3 D” series group lessons offered for adult skiers and snowboarders at any level of experience. Additionally, all full-day and half-day private lessons will be offered at discounted rates for the remainder of the season.

For more information about Vail Mountain or the Vail Snowsports School call the Mountain Information Center at (970) 476-9090 or visit

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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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