Vail Mountain Now Open for Daily and Evening Summer Operations

24 June 2010
  • Friday Afternoon Club Kicks Off Friday, June 25 With Live Music from the Laughing Bones
  • Pass holders ride Eagle Bahn Gondola for free
  • Game Creek Restaurant and Bistro Fourteen open for summer season
VAIL, Colo. – June 24, 2010 – Vail Mountain is now open for daily and evening summer operations including Friday Afternoon Club (FAC) and additional on-mountain dining options at Bistro Fourteen and Game Creek Restaurant.

Vail Mountain’s (FAC) kicks off Friday, June 25 at Eagle’s Nest beginning at 4 p.m. with live music from the Laughing Bones, food and drink specials, and free activities including bocce ball, horseshoes, bean bag toss and a new slackline park where kids and adults can test their balance at a variety of levels.

Guests who do not have a 2009-2010 or 2010-2011 season pass can purchase a $15 lift ticket to ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola after 4 p.m., which includes a $10 credit voucher valid for the purchase of on-mountain food, beverage or Adventure Ridge activities. The last ride up during evening operations is at 8:30 p.m. to allow time for guests to use their voucher. Children ages four and under always ride free; ages 5-12 years old ride free with a paid adult (limit three children per paid adult).

Vail Mountain’s summer 2010 FAC concert lineup includes:
  • June 25 – Laughing Bones 
  • July 2 – Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk 
  • July 9 – Sloppy Mountain String Band
  • July 16 – Frogs Gone Fishing 
  • July 23 – Badly Bent Band 
  • July 30 – Mad Dog and the Smokin J's 
  • Aug. 6 – Bluzilla
  • Aug. 13 – Sloppy Mountain String Band
  • Aug. 20 – Mad Dog and the Smokin J's 
  • Aug. 27 – Frogs Gone Fishing 
  • Sept. 3 – Bluzilla
Mountaintop Dining
After a scenic gondola ride, hike or mountain bike ride, visit any of Vail’s three mountaintop venues for incomparable scenic summertime dining. Enjoy smoked barbeque and other lunch favorites on Talon’s Deck from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily. Or, complete a day on the mountain with lunch or dinner at Bistro Fourteen at Eagle’s Nest, offering an eclectic food and bar menu for adults and $10 kids menu. Bistro Fourteen is open for lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday - Sunday, and dinner 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday - Saturday.

For those looking for a distinctive American cuisine and unparalleled views and service, Game Creek Restaurant, tucked away in Vail’s legendary Game Creek Bowl, is open for sunset appetizers on the deck and bar or dinner Thursdays through Saturday from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. and for Sunday brunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. with one complimentary Mimosa per adult brunch purchase. Evening gondola lift tickets are included for all advanced reservation dinners. Walk-ins based on availability may use their $10 evening ticket food & beverage credit.

Or, combine a late-afternoon horseback tour through Game Creek Bowl with a distinctive three-course, family-friendly sunset dinner at Game Creek Restaurant overlooking the Vail Valley. The Wrangler ride and dinner is available for $85 for adults or $55 for children 12 and under. Call (970) 754-4275 for reservations.

Summer 2010 Eagle Bahn Gondola Hours & Dates
June 24 – Sept. 6
Sunday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
*Bikes are not allowed up the gondola after 4 p.m.

Sept. 10 – 19
Weekends only: Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information about Vail Mountain, lift tickets, Adventure Ridge and mountaintop dining, go to, visit the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., or call (970) 754-VAIL (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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