Vail Mountain to Debut Northwoods Express (#11) on December 26

24 December 2017
Vail Mountain to Debut Northwoods Express (#11) on December 26
10th New Chairlift in Last 11 Years at Vail
Game Creek Express Lift (#7) to open on Monday, December 25
Sourdough Express Lift (#14) to open on Tuesday, December 26
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VAIL, Colo. – Dec. 24, 2017 – On Tuesday, December 26, Vail Mountain will debut Northwoods Express (#11) as a six passenger lift. Northwoods Express is the most recent lift upgrade on Vail Mountain and marks the 10th new chairlift in the last 11 years at the resort. By Tuesday, Vail Mountain will have 900 acres of terrain open for skiing and snowboarding.
On Monday, December 25, Vail Mountain will open Game Creek Express Lift (#7) with additional terrain totaling 618 acres available for skiing and riding.
In addition to the new Northwoods Express Lift (#11), Sourdough Express Lift (#14) will open on Tuesday, December 26. With the chairlift openings and additional accessible terrain, Vail Mountain will have 900 acres of terrain open on Tuesday. Two Elk will be open for dining beginning Tuesday, December 26.
Northwoods Express (#11) is a primary lift on the front side of Vail Mountain, serving intermediate and advanced terrain. The new lift will reduce wait times and increase capacity by 25 percent. The increase will also improve the flow of skiers and snowboarders to the legendary Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin throughout the day, as well as create a better flow of traffic exiting Blue Sky Basin and moving across the mountain at the end of the day.
“Vail Mountain doesn’t ski the same way it did 10 years ago,” said Doug Lovell, Chief Operating Officer of Vail Mountain. “Vail has made tremendous efforts in the last 11 years to make improvements that directly benefit our guests. The amount of lifts we have built in the time frame we have built them doesn’t happen at other resorts.”
About Vail Mountain
Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, Vail is an extraordinary mountain resort destination. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the awe-inspiring terrain and natural beauty of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges to world-class events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, and the abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail is where outdoor pursuits meet village sophistication. Offering more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain including seven legendary Back Bowls in winter, and flourishing with new summer activities with the debut of Epic Discovery in 2016, the options for year-round adventure are endless. 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 is a mountain resort like nothing on earth. 
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About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development 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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