Vail’s 50th anniversary season is just 22 days away with opening day on Friday, Nov. 16, and the US Ski Team will be out carving turns down Golden Peak beginning in early November. Fans can catch some of their favorite ski racers, including Olympic gold medalists like Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, up close as the 2013 U.S. Alpine Ski Team is named in Vail the evening before opening on Nov. 15. Partake in the live, public celebration starting at 5 p.m. in Arrabelle Square in Lionshead.
The U.S. Ski Team Announcement will be followed by Vail’s opening day and the dedication of the new, state-of-the-art gondola in Vail Village. In addition this winter season will also feature a series of great events including the special 50th anniversary edition of the signature, early season celebration, Vail Snow Daze, Dec. 10-16 featuring a stellar lineup of bands, including headline act Wilco, the Grammy Award-winning Chicago-based alternative rock band, along with The Shins and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
For more information about Vail Mountain and the 50th anniversary season visit www.vail.com, or stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
About Vail Mountain
Quickly approaching its 50th anniversary in December 2012 and coveted as the largest ski resort in the United States with more than 5,000 acres of skiable terrain and seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Under blue skies more than 300 days each 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 Ski & Snowboard School to the events, activities and festivals, the shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail can still credibly lay claim to being a resort like nothing on earth. www.Vail.com.
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the