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One for the Record Books: Ski Season Extended!

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
With two feet of new snow since closing day, and more than three feet over the past three days, Vail will reopen for skiing and snowboarding Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21.

With two feet of new snow since closing day, and more than three feet over the past three days, Vail will reopen for skiing and snowboarding Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21.

Today, two days after the ski season ended, Vail Resorts made an announcement that set social media abuzz–they are extending the ski season and reopening the mountain for one additional weekend! What a fantastic way to close out the 50th anniversary. With two feet of new snow since closing day, and more than three feet over the past three days, Vail will reopen for skiing and snowboarding Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21. Here are the details…


As of today, Vail plans to provide skiers and snowboarders access to more than 2,400 acres of terrain and the following lifts this weekend:

 

  • Gondola One
  • Avanti Express Lift (#2)
  • Wildwood Express Lift (# 3);
  • Mountaintop Express Lift (# 4);
  • High Noon Express Lift (#5);
  • Born Free Express Lift (#8)
  • Northwoods Express Lift (#11)
  • Eagle Bahn Gondola

Lifts will open at 9 a.m. There will be no beginner terrain available.

Skiing and snowboarding at Vail this weekend will be free for 2012-2013 season pass holders. Lift tickets will be available for purchase at the Lionshead Children’s Ski School office and at the ticket office in Mountain Plaza for $50. A special $25 ticket will be available for guests who hold season passes from non-Vail Resorts owned and operated resorts. Guests will have the opportunity to apply their weekend ticket purchase towards the purchase of a Vail Resorts 2013-2014 season pass.

Vail Ski & Snowboard School
The Vail Ski & Snowboard School will be open for private lessons only based out of Lionshead and Vail Village.

On-Mountain Dining
Dining will be available at Mid-Vail, Marketplace at Eagle’s Nest and Buffalo’s.

UPDATE: In honor of this 50th anniversary ski season extension the Antlers is offering an extended winter special of $139 per night for Studio, 1 Bedroom  or 1 Bedroom Bunk Condo (Valid 4/19 – 4/22).

Vail snow and ski conditions February 15

Monday, February 15th, 2010

22 inches of snow in Vail Colorado over the last 7 days.  O.k., maybe that might not seem like much if you live in Washington D.C., but things are really soft around here and we have “hills” to play on.  Vail mountain reported 3 inches new today, but most of that came yesterday (Sunday) morning.  This is what the ski slopes (see the pictures) look like on a holiday weekend when you go up early.  They are empty.  I was up to Mid-Vail down Look Ma, then a run in Northwoods, back down the frontside and off the hill by 9:25.  Hardly anyone around.   But I’m sure there were some people out there around 10:45!  More snow predicted (and already on the radar) for tonight.  Even though it is a holiday week, if you are looking for a vail rental, the Antlers at Vail has a few One Bedroom condos still available.  Chris R.

Vail groomer
Quick pics up towards Kangaroo cornice

Vail snow

Looks like the groomers were busy last night

Vail snow conditions… corn snow March

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Great Spring skiing conditions with plenty of corn snow each day. Bring your suntan lotion and sunglasses. But it won’t last! They are calling for snow Saturday through much of the coming week. No more deck parties for awhile. Oh well……

Sun up bowl

Chris, Sarah, Simone (Campo De Fiori chef)