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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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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Thursday December 13, 2018

Today, Vail Resorts announced that Chief Executive Officer Rob Katz and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, have made significant contributions totaling more than $2 million to support emotional wellness programs in nearly every mountain resort community in which Vail Resorts operates. Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Thursday December 06, 2018

Today, Breckenridge Ski Resort announced that Peak 6 will open on Friday Dec. 7, making it the earliest opening date in history for the resort's newest peak that first opened in 2013. Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

Vail Mountain Opens Blue Sky Basin; Resort 80 Percent Open

Snowboarding News: Heavenly Mountain Resort | Thursday November 29, 2018

After receiving an additional four inches of snow overnight and more in the forecast through the weekend, Vail Mountain opened Blue Sky Basin today. This is the second-earliest opening for Blue Sky Basin in history, behind only the Nov. 25, 2002 opening. Vail is now offering 4,200 skiable acres of... Shared by: Heavenly Mountain Resort Read Article...

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Snowboarding News: Heavenly Mountain Resort | Monday November 26, 2018

Continuing its legendary start to the 2018-2019 season, Vail Mountain opened China Bowl and Tea Cup Bowl today, with plans to open terrain in Siberia Bowl on Tuesday. This expansion increases the resort's open skiable acreage to 3,348, the most in North America. Shared by: Heavenly Mountain Resort Read Article...

Vail Opens Legendary Back Bowls

Snowboarding News: Heavenly Mountain Resort | Sunday November 25, 2018

Vail Mountain has opened its legendary Back Bowls, providing access to portions of Sun Up and Sun Down bowls via High Noon Express (#5) and Sun Up Express (#9). Vail is now offering 2,166 acres of skiable terrain, with more anticipated to open this week. This marks the third time... Shared by: Heavenly Mountain Resort Read Article...

Epic Pass Expands European Access In World Class Resorts In France And Italy

Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Wednesday November 14, 2018

Vail Resorts announced today that Epic Pass holders will now receive seven days of skiing or snowboarding with no blackout dates at Les 3 Vallees, France and Skirama Dolomiti in a long-term alliance beginning with 2018-19 winter season. The Epic Pass, available for $949, offers skiers and snowboarders unlimited, unrestricted... Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

Emma The World's First Digital Mountain Assistant Kicks Off The 2018 19 Winter Season In Beta At Keystone Ski Resort

Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Thursday November 08, 2018

Vail Resorts announced today that Emma, the world's first digital mountain assistant, has begun her inaugural winter season, launching in beta at Keystone Ski Resort in Colorado, which opened ahead of schedule this week. Emma is using the early season to better understand how guests ask questions while at the... Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

Vail Resorts Closes Its Acquisition Of Okemo Mountain Resort Mount Sunapee Resort And Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Thursday September 27, 2018

Vail Resorts today announced that the Company has closed on its acquisition of Triple Peaks, LLC, the parent company of Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire and Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado. Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

Vail Resorts Names Lou Trope Vice President Of Food And Beverage For The Company's Mountain Division

Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Thursday March 15, 2018

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...

Sos Outreach Partners With Wilmot Mountain To Introduce The Sports Of Skiing And Snowboarding To Wisconsin Area Kids

Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Tuesday January 09, 2018

Wilmot Mountain announced today that it will partner with the nationally acclaimed SOS Outreach organization for five weeks this winter to provide an outdoor avenue of adventure for young Chicagoans from Nicholas Senn High School's STOKED mentoring program. Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Saturday December 09, 2017

Mt. Brighton opened for business on Saturday, Dec. 8, sending the first chairlift of skiers – Brighton's Jim Needham and Matt Widdick – up to the top of Metro Detroit's popular winter sports destination. Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

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Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Friday December 08, 2017

Wilmot Mountain, a long-time favorite Midwest ski destination, announced today its opening date of Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. In addition to welcoming guests back to the ski slopes, Wilmot Mountain is celebrating its 80th anniversary season with even more improvements and new events. Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

Vail Resorts Announces Plans For Historic Investment And New Gondola At Whistler Blackcomb To Further Enhance The Guest Experience For The 2018 19 Season

Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Thursday December 07, 2017

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company plans to make an historic investment of CAD$66 million (USD$52 million) at Whistler Blackcomb this season focusing on three new lifts at the heart of the resort. This transformative investment features the addition of a new gondola on the Blackcomb... Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

Vail Resorts Announces Plans For Significant Investment To Continue Enhancing The Guest Experience At Park City Mountain For The 2018 19 Season

Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Thursday December 07, 2017

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company will make significant capital improvements at the largest ski resort in the United States, Park City Mountain in Park City, Utah, slated to debut for the 2018-19 winter season. Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

Wilmot Mountain 80th Season Celebrated At Museum Exhibit

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...

Vail Resorts Names Taylor Ogilvie New Urban Ski Areas Vice President

Snowboarding News: Vail Mountain | Thursday August 31, 2017

Vail Resorts, Inc., (NYSE: MTN) ("Vail Resorts") announced today the promotion of Taylor Ogilvie, previously general manager of Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, as the new vice president of the company's urban ski areas. In addition to oversight of Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan, he will continue... Shared by: Vail Mountain Read Article...

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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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Mitsuki Ono And Joonsik Lee Win 2017 Burton U S Open Junior Jam

Snowboarding News: Snowboarder Mag | Wednesday March 01, 2017

The celebrated Junior Jam went off at the 35th Annual Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships. The field featured 25 of the top boys and girls halfpipe riders ages 14 and under competing in Vail Mountain’s 22-foot superpipe in a best run format. Read the full Mitsuki Ono & Joonsik Lee Win... Shared by: Snowboarder Mag Read Article...

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Snowboarding News: Heavenly Mountain Resort | Thursday January 05, 2017

The New Year has resolved to deliver massive amounts of snow across ski resorts in the western United States, with as much as six feet falling in the last week. A heavy band of snow is expected to continue falling today across the mountains throughout the day, including Colorado's Vail... Shared by: Heavenly Mountain Resort Read Article...

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