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Winter 2013-2014 Vail Mountain Facts
 
Dates and Hours
2013-2014 Season: Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 - Sunday, April 20, 2014
Hours of Operations (MST) 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Hours extend over the course of the season)
 
Elevations
Base Elevation 8,120 ft. /2,476 m
Mid-Elevation: 10,250 ft. /3,125 m
Peak Elevation: 11,570 ft. /3,527 m
Vertical Rise: 3,450 ft. /1,052 m
 
Snow
Snowmaking: 461 acres/187 ha
Average Annual Snowfall: 354 inches/899 cm
 
Acreage
Total Skiable Terrain: 5,289 acres/2,141 ha
Front Side: 1,627 acres/658 ha
Back Bowls: 3,017 acres/1,221 ha
Blue Sky Basin: 645 acres/ 261 ha
 
Trail Classification
53% Expert/Advanced
29% Intermediate
18% Beginner
Conventional Trails 193
Longest Run: Riva Ridge – 4 miles/6.4 km
 
Lifts
Total number of lifts: 31
Gondolas: 2
High-speed six-passenger chairlifts: 1
High-speed quad chairlifts: 15
Fixed-grip quad chairlifts: 1
Fixed-grip triple chairlifts: 3
Surface lifts: 3
Conveyors: 6
Total uphill capacity: 60,681 people per hour
 
Terrain Parks
Three (3) Terrain Parks: Golden Peak (small, medium and large features), Bwana (small and medium features) and Pride (small and medium features). All parks have progressions suitable for each level of rider/skier.
One (1) 22’ Superpipe
One (1) 13’ Mini Halfpipe
 
Climate
Winter (recorded on the mountain)
Daytime low temperatures in the teens with averages in the 20's and 30's
Below 30 degrees nighttime
Vail sees more than 300 days of sunshine per year
 
Getting Here
Conveniently located off Interstate 70, in the center of the state, Vail is the headquarters for an ideal Rocky Mountain vacation.

EagleAirport Located 35 miles west of Vail, Eagle Airport (EGE) is serviced in the winter by American, Delta and United with non-stop flights to and from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York (Kennedy and LaGuardia), Newark and Washington, D.C. For more information and the latest schedules and available flights, visit www.FlyVail.com.

DenverInternational Airport(DIA) Located 120 miles east of Vail via Interstate 70, Denver International Airport (www.flydenver.com) offers numerous daily flights to and from most major U.S. cities, and connections to destinations around the world.

Ground Transportation Boasting an unsurpassed safety record, flexible schedules, impeccably maintained vehicles, and courteous and friendly drivers, Colorado Mountain Express (CME) is the best link to Vail's pedestrian village. CME offers access to and from both Denver International Airport and the Eagle Airport. For details and reservations visit www.ridecme.com.

Getting Around In addition to pedestrian-friendly streets, the Town of Vail operates the largest free public transportation system in the country.
   
Visitors can also access public transportation to nearby Avon, Beaver Creek, Minturn, Leadville and Edwards for a nominal fee on ECO Transportation (http://www.eaglecounty.com/eco_transit/index.cfm).

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Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) ("Vail Resorts") today announced the appointment of Lou Trope to Vice President of Food and Beverage, Mountain Division, where he will be responsible for establishing strategic direction for, and overseeing operational execution and performance of, the Company's food and beverage outlets across all of its... Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Saturday December 09, 2017

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Thursday December 07, 2017

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Thursday December 07, 2017

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Monday November 27, 2017

In celebration of their 80th season, Wilmot Mountain has curated an exhibit at the Kenosha History Center that will feature a timeline from their opening in 1938 through today. Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Thursday August 31, 2017

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Tuesday June 06, 2017

Vail Resorts announced today that the Company has closed on the acquisition of Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vt. The Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe Mountain Resort for the 2017-2018 winter season, and the Epic Local Pass will offer 10 days of skiing at Stowe. The iconic,... Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

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Snowboarding News: Heavenly Mountain Resort | Wednesday May 10, 2017

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Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Wednesday March 01, 2017

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Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Monday December 19, 2016

The release of the all-new Burton Step On, a strapless binding, at Vail Mountain in Colorado. Read the full First Impressions: Burton Step On Strapless Bindings article on Snowboarder Magazine. Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Wednesday November 30, 2016

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Vail Resorts Announces Sale Management Agreement And Rebranding Of The Inn At Keystone To Hyatt Place Keystone

Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Thursday November 17, 2016

Vail Resorts announced today the sale of the Inn at Keystone to Dallas-based Realty Capital Partners (RCP). Vail Resorts will continue to manage the property under a management agreement with RCP. The property will be rebranded to Hyatt Place Keystone in summer 2017 following a significant renovation and repositioning. Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Tuesday October 18, 2016

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 29th annual Readers' Choice Awards with six Vail Resorts properties – including four RockResorts properties – recognized among the best of the best in travel. Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Monday October 17, 2016

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Monday October 17, 2016

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Monday October 03, 2016

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Tuesday September 20, 2016

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) Today, Vail Resorts announced the appointment of Greg Sullivan as the Company's new Vail Resorts Retail chief operating officer, effective Sept. 26. Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

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