COVID-19 Prevention and Containment

Updated March 18, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.

Your health & safety is of the utmost concern to the Antlers. Following is important information about COVID-19 in our community and links to important sources of information.

What to Know About Changes to Vail’s Offerings to Visitors

Vail Mountain will be closed for the remainder of the ski season.

Restaurants are closed to dining in, but many are offering To Go services. Here’s a list of local businesses that are open.

Vail has canceled events that would bring 50 or more people together.

Our local hospital, Vail Health, is urging that we all take social distancing seriously.

However, outdoor recreation is still a great activity to do, with social distancing in place.  Snowshoeingsledding, hiking, biking will all get you out into nature and lift spirits.

What to Know About Changes to Antlers Operations

Effective as of March 15, 2019 and until further notice:

  • Front desk hours will be 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
  • Daily housekeeping service has been suspended. Fresh towels and other items are readily available by calling the front desk.
  • The on-site gym and sauna will be closed.
  • Shuttle service will be available on a very limited basis by request. Please call in advance for availability.
  • Saturday breakfast has been suspended.

Update to Antlers at Vail Cancellation Policies

Any guest wishing to postpone their lodging currently booked for the 2019-2020 ski season may do so. A credit for the total value of prepaid lodging deposits will be held under the guest’s name. The guest may use this credit toward a future stay at the Antlers at Vail valid anytime prior to the end of the 2020-2021 ski season. You may call reservations at 888.268.5377 to cancel or for the quickest response complete this short form.

What the Antlers at Vail is Doing to Contain COVID-19

Any employee who starts to feel sick or who has a fever is required to stay home.

Hand sanitizing gel is provided in common areas throughout the property for frequent guest and employee use.

As we have advised employees, we would also ask guests to please be sure to take good care of yourselves: get plenty of rest, drink lots of water, follow the advice of experts to wash your hands frequently with soap & water for 20+ seconds every time you wash.

Additional Antlers Housekeeping Sanitation Procedures

In addition to our usual meticulous cleaning standards, the following additional sanitation processes have been implemented.

In common areas, our Antlers at Vail housekeeping team is taking extra precautions to disinfect a minimum of three times daily frequently touched surfaces such as: door handles, key cards, elevator buttons, coffee machines, credit card machines, etc.

In condominium units, in addition to regular cleaning, daily cleaning includes disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces such as: door handles, appliance controls, faucets, thermostats, remote controls, and light switches. Antlers at Vail housekeeping staff wear disposable gloves for cleaning/disinfecting, and the gloves are changed between rooms.

What the State of Colorado is Doing to Contain COVID-19

The morning of March 10, Governor Polis declared a state of emergency for Colorado. While this may sound scary, it is actually really good news for our community and visitors. It proactively gives the state the ability to access funds and to put important prevention and containment measures into place. The state of Colorado has implemented emergency measures to contain the spread of the virus.

On March 15 the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a recommendation that all visitors and residents of Eagle, Summit, Pitkin, and Gunnison counties minimize social contact.

For up to date information on cases of COVID-19 in Colorado please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and EnvironmentThe CDC is also updating cases nationwide daily.

What to Do if You Think You Have Symptoms

If you or a dependent exhibit symptoms of COVID-19: fever, cough and shortness of breath please call your primary care physician first. If you do not have a primary care physician, please call any primary care office or Urgent Care facility for further instructions.

As always, thank you for being a part of the Antlers Family and feel free to reach out directly with any questions, comments or suggestions!

10 Things to Do in Vail Besides Skiing

This guest post is written by Vail local Gina Parrish of Make a Date of It, a website dedicated to creating date, travel, and gift ideas out of the things you already love so you can have more fun and stress less. Subscribe to their newsletter and follow them on social @makeadateofit.

When you think of Vail in winter, you probably think of skiing. After all, Vail has a reputation for being home to some of the best ski terrain in the world. 

However, here’s a secret the locals have been reluctant to tell you: that’s not all winter in Vail has to offer. 

As a veritable winter wonderland, Vail has no shortage of activities. From trekking the unbeaten path on snowshoes, to chucking snowballs at your loved ones, there is always something to do in Vail, even when skiing isn’t an option. 

We’ve made a list of 10 outdoor activities to try out while you are here. Which are you going to do first?

1. Snowshoe

Photo by Patrick Hendry

Get outdoors and enjoy Colorado’s local scenery on snowshoes. On mountain and off, there are plenty of trails to check out within the area. We suggest Booth Falls Trail in East Vail or heading over to Minturn’s Grouse Creek Trail. Dress in light protective layers and, if the sun is shining, don’t forget the sunglasses and sunscreen!

The Antlers at Vail offers a limited number of snowshoes for guests to use on a first-come-first-serve basis. Inquire at the front desk.

2. Walk

unsplash-logo Photo by Alexandra Avelar

If snowshoeing feels a bit too extreme, there are areas you can enjoy a walk without the need for snowshoes. Gore Valley Trail, the bike path that leads from East to West Vail, while for the most part unmaintained, tends to get packed down in winter. The scenic path follows Gore Creek and is enjoyable at any time of year. Wear snow boots with decent traction or crampons, then get walking and take in the fresh air.

3. Take a Scenic Drive

Photo by Alexandra Avelar

So long as the weather is nice (that is, it’s not snowing and the roads are dry), why not take a scenic drive and admire the beautiful mountain views? A day trip to Red Cliff or Leadville takes you along spectacular Battle Mountain Pass, a scenic byway sporting brilliant views and plenty of pull offs for photographs. 

4. Photography (+ Free Photo Scavenger Hunt!)

Time to pull out that camera on your phone and start taking photos! Vail not only has amazing nature views, but also spectacular art and architecture. Download our FREE Vail Photo Scavenger Hunt Challenge to print or use on your phone for inspiration.

5. Window Shop

Vail has two pedestrian villages full of shops and galleries to explore. Tour the galleries, observe the latest mountain trends, and people watch. The local retailers are always finding new ways to impress. 

6. Build a Snowman

No matter your age, you are never too old to play in the snow. Use items you find in nature, like pine cones and fallen branches, to craft the perfect snowman. Bonus points if it looks like you!

7. Have a Snowball Fight

Photo by Stepan Babanin

This one is not just for the kids, either. Snow has many possibilities–you can ski on it, step on it, build with it, and of course throw it at each other. Just be sure to use the soft stuff.

8. Fat Tire Biking

unsplash-logo Photo by Paul Esch-Laurent

Biking? In the winter? Yes, it’s a thing. Rent fat tire bikes from a nearby retailer and take to the bike paths for a day of extreme fun. Check out the Vail Valley Mountain Trails Alliance recommendations on what trails to ride and where to rent.

9. Local Beer Tasting

unsplash-logo Photo by Jonas Jacobsson

Colorado is known as a hub for the craft brewery scene, and Vail is no exception. Vail Brewing Company, 7 Hermits Brewing Company, and Bonfire Brewing all brew tasty suds in the Eagle River Valley. 

Want to do a tasting of your own? Local retailers like West Vail Liquor have a wide selection of local beers.

10. Learn the Local History

It is always fascinating to learn the history of places you visit, and Vail is no exception. Several years ago, for Vail’s 50th anniversary, Vail put out a video history series, perfect to watch before exploring the iconic town. As you tour the villages, see if you can recognize the old and the new parts of Vail.

Another great resource is the Colorado Ski Museum, which has online access to pieces from their collections, as well as their Hall of Fame.

Enjoy the Amenities

You can also take advantage of evenings in at the hotel. The Antlers at Vail has a vast DVD movie collection, as well as a great selection of board games. These are complimentary to guests of the hotel and would make for the perfect family fun night. 

Each Antlers at Vail residence also features a fully equipped kitchen. The Antlers offers a complimentary shuttle service to anywhere from East Vail to West Vail, including the local grocery stores. Try out a new recipe, like those in Ski Town Life, collected from ski town restaurants around the country.

Antlers Art | Artists in Residence at the Antlers at Vail

Unique Artistic Additions at the Antlers at Vail

It’s official – the Antlers at Vail has a beautiful, spacious new lobby and a speedy new elevator that accesses all floors of the hotel. Local interior design firm Casey St. John has crafted bespoke interiors for the new space. Large windows pour natural light into the new lobby and elevator foyer. General Manager, Magdalena King, wanted to tie together these new spaces with art that would not only adorn the lobby, but would be unique to the Antlers. She wanted this art to enhance our guests’ and homeowners’ feeling of being in the mountains. She sought to commission two very talented artists to help her achieve this goal. Enter artists Cindee Lundin and Bonnie Wakeman who have fulfilled this vision and created one-of-a-kind pieces for the Antlers at Vail. 

Cindee Lundin, Faux Bois Artist

I had the opportunity to talk with Cindee Lundin a few weeks back, and had the pleasure of asking her questions about her as an artist and the pieces she has created for the Antlers at Vail. Cindee was an educator, and also painted murals in people’s homes. She has always had a knack for painting and enjoys it immensely. While studying to continue her career as an educator, one of her clients encouraged her to study art and painting instead. 

On the way to Artistry 

Cindee felt compelled to study art and wanted to pursue her passion. She changed fields of study, and began studying art fundamentals and art history. Cindee has now been creating art for her clients for 25 years. Cindee is intrigued by concrete faux bois art. Concrete faux bois is the artistic rendition of creating the appearance of wood grain using cement, stones, and gems. Faux bois art is now recognizable by many. Martha Stewart even began featuring her own faux bois collection a few years ago. Cindee is proud to create faux bois pieces and enjoys being part of this artistic movement.

Custom Faux Boix Panels for the Antlers at Vail

The collection she has created for the Antlers at Vail is all original and unique to the hotel. There are 73 pieces in all. From Cindee’s Artist Statement; Images of mountains are carved into concrete, trees are represented in the faux bois panels, the minerals and the riches of the mountain are symbolized with natural stone elements, semi-precious gemstones and crystals. The movement of the mountain streams are also represented throughout the compositions. The connection between us and nature is strong here. Cindee will be in residence with us in the spring of 2020 when she will install her faux bois panels.  

Bonnie Wakeman, Sculpted Relief Artist

A sculpted and painted scene of a majestic elk in front of the Gore Range is one of the first decorative elements you will notice upon entering the Antlers lobby. Bonnie Wakeman recently completed this sculpted relief when she was in residence at Antlers last month. Bonnie was gracious enough to take some time away from creating the sculpted relief to speak with me about the piece she has created and her journey as an artist.

From Illustrator to Sculptor

Bonnie’s background is in illustration and design. She moved to the mountains in the early nineties. Bonnie began painting murals in her clients’ homes in Keystone, Breckenridge, and Vail. In 1995 her and her husband took a trip to Italy where she noticed sculpted relief everywhere. She wanted to bring this back to the US and so began crafting a plaster medium which can be sculpted wet and dry. Everything she has worked on in her life has come together in this art form. The pieces she creates involve mountain scenes and aspen groves, African safaris and lions, as well as any other scene her clients bring inspiration and passion to. She enjoys bringing the beauty of nature indoors through sculpted relief. Every blank wall she sees now looks to her a fresh canvas. 

A Sculpted Relief that just suits the Antlers

The incorporation of antlers through a bull elk and the Gore Range in the background is one of the elements of this piece that she loves most. The aspens give the impression of being in a grove as the limbs even wrap around the adjacent walls. She has enjoyed partnering with the Antlers at Vail to create a piece that was exciting for her to design, sculpt, and paint.

We are delighted to share these talented artists’ work with our guests and homeowners. 

Are you interested in commissioning art similar to what you have experienced at the Antlers at Vail for your own home or business? Please visit Cindee Lundin’s website Sticks and Stones Decor and Bonnie Wakeman’s website Transforming Walls to contact the artists directly.

Click or tap on a thumbnail below to view Cindee’s and Bonnie’s art at the Antlers at Vail. 

 

Antlers at Vail employees lend a helping hand to Roundup River Ranch

Antlers at Vail Employees Volunteer

In the shoulder season, activity around the Antlers at Vail slows down a little. It’s in this season that our staff likes to take time to see how we can give back to our community. There are a wide variety of excellent charitable organizations in the Vail Valley. One Sunday this fall, we shuttled down-valley to Gypsum to give our friends at Roundup River Ranch a helping hand.

About Roundup River Ranch

Roundup River Ranch is an incredible organization. They specialize in providing children the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors at summer camp. The children invited to Roundup River Ranch are some of the bravest around; they are those that face serious illnesses everyday. Their campers have the opportunity to take a true vacation from being “a patient” and get back to the fun of being a child. At the camp children are provided the medical, physical and emotional support of healthcare professionals – All the while having a great time participating in activities like horseback riding, canoeing, stargazing, and making arts and crafts. Camp at Roundup River Ranch is always free of charge for all kids and families who attend. This worthy non-profit is funded by the communities that the camp serves.

We were grateful for the opportunity to volunteer with Roundup River Ranch. We spent a day out of the office, and away from the condominiums that we usually look after, to clean the facilities at Roundup River Ranch. At the end of their busy summers it’s all about the cleaning, and we were happy to pitch in for the cause. Some photos of our staff helping out are shown in the gallery below. If you would like to make a donation to Roundup River Ranch, we invite you do so. Just visit the Roundup River Ranch website by following this link.

New 2-Bedroom Residence at Antlers Nears Completion

Antlers at Vail’s $5 million renovation project has reached its highest level, and celebrated with a topping off ceremony earlier this week. While the focus of the project has been the speedy new elevator and spacious new front desk, lobby and gathering space, it also includes a brand new two-bedroom residence. This new construction in the heart of Lionshead Village in Vail is now available for sale!

With the main entrance on the 5th floor, located between units #518 and #519, this new condominium will be identified as #500. This newest Antlers gem has very unique features, and everybody will love it!

Here’s what you can expect in this new 2-bedroom residence at Antlers at Vail:

  • Air conditioning.
  • A completely enclosed entrance. Access from both levels of the garage (as well as the courtyard level) is via the north elevator. It will be the only one of our 91 condominiums without an “exterior” front door.
  • Vaulted ceilings throughout the living room, kitchen and dining areas
  • Ample windows facing east, west and north. It may be the lightest, brightest unit at the Antlers with more natural light than any other.
  • Two spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms … unlike any of our other two bedrooms.
  • Two private decks … one off the living area and another off the bedrooms.
  • 1,200+ square feet … compared to most of the other Antlers two-bedrooms which range from 900 to 1,100 SF.
  • A finish package to rival the nicest, newest condominiums anywhere in Vail. Note that a pre construction purchase allows the buyer to select their own flooring, woodwork, countertops, appliances and any other custom finishes. The offering price includes a very upscale, defined (platinum) level of finish. Any customization may cause a deviation from the initial price. Furniture is optional.

Listing price: $1,875,000.

Antlers #500 Floor Plans/ Elevations

 

 

Antlers #500 Finishes & Furniture

Antlers 2020 Project Reaches for the Sky

We are very pleased to announce that the Antlers at Vail’s new lobby and Southwest Elevator have reached their tallest point as of October 8th, 2019.

Hyder Construction celebrated this progress with a luncheon for everyone involved – both Hyder Construction’s staff and subcontractors and the Antlers at Vail’s employees.

Framing, and exterior walls are being installed this week, and all glass windows are here. Installing the new elevator car and its mechanics began today, and we are well underway to have the project completed by Mid-December. To view progress of the construction project in real-time, please visit our construction updates page. 

We are thrilled to offer our guests an elevated check-in experience and a beautiful new lobby to relax in, a speedy elevator ride up to platinum-rated accommodations, and unforgettable experiences at the Antlers at Vail. We look forward to welcoming all our guests this winter for Vail’s 2019-2020 ski season.

Celebrating International Housekeeping Week

To celebrate International Housekeeping Week, the Antlers housekeeping team took a field trip to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. The pollinators were out in force (HOORAY!), as you can see from a couple of the flower pictures. A grand time was had by all! Antlers also gave each team member a small packet of wildflower seeds to plant at their homes.

The complete line up of fun activities housekeepers have the opportunity to experience this week in celebration of International Housekeeping Week:

Sunday – Management provided the housekeeping team with breakfast, including breakfast burritos, yogurt, fresh fruit, donuts & pastries, juice & smoothies.

Monday – Housekeeping arrived to find their offices festively decorated. Because some of the team wasn’t here on Sunday, they received breakfast again with yogurt & pastries.

Tuesday – A colorful field trip to Betty Ford Alpine Gardens & seed packets to take home.

Wednesday – Karaoke Margarita Party

Thursday – Pampering Extravaganza – chair massages plus gift bags that include face masks, hand lotions, bath bombs, and aromatherapy candles

Friday – Lunch at La Bottega

 

Vail Pass Bike Tours with Charter Sports

Our staff recently rode along the Gore Valley Trail and enjoyed this view of East Vail while on a Charter Sports led bike tour.

Have you ridden a bike on Vail Pass before?

This summer Charter Sports was kind enough to take several of our employees on a guided tour of Vail Pass.

Charter Sports offers several tours each day in the summer that will shuttle you and your family up to the top of Vail Pass to enjoy an exhilarating coast down 3,000 vertical feet along the Gore Valley Trail paved bike path. On our recent tour we passed by a bride and groom taking photos in Vail Village, cascading waterfalls in East Vail, and radiant wildflowers along the trail. We enjoyed conversation with our guide Kris along the way and listened to his stories about living in the mountains for many years working as a ski instructor in the winter and leading adventure activities in the summer.

The tour was great fun and we would highly recommend this unique experience to our guests. 

We paused at the Black Lakes at Vail Pass and took in the view before descending Vail Pass.

In addition to tours of Vail Pass, Charter Sports now offers E-Bike rentals. E-Bikes are a really fun way to zip around town. You can still pedal freely whenever you would like to, but let’s face it, cycling around the mountains is not the easiest activity. With the help of electronic assistance you can climb hills using half the effort of riding a standard bike. I must admit that while I was a little skeptical at first, after my first climb up a hill using very minimal effort on my part it I was sold. It was an absolute blast. Charter Sports E-Bikes are locally manufactured by QuietKat in Eagle. We think it’s really great to not only experience riding a bike around Vail, but to also have a truly local experience by riding a bike that was assembled near Vail. Charter Sports E-Bike Rentals are $65 for a 4-hour rental and can be booked by calling 888-295-9797 or 970-476-0202. They say their E-Bikes are most comfortable for people 5′ 3″ and taller as their E-Bikes are a bit heavy and limited in terms of being adjustable. 

The nearest Charter Sports location to Antlers is just around the corner in Lion Square Lodge North – so feel free to stop by during your next stay at the Antlers at Vail to see which tours are available that day, inquire about E-Bike rentals, and have an awesome time riding around Vail.

Changes Underway and on Schedule at the Antlers

When people learn how long we’ve lived in the Vail Valley (whether that’s 5 years or 45 years) they often say, “You must have seen a lot of changes during that time.”  One of our favorite responses is, “Hey, we’ve seen a lot of changes since Tuesday!”
 
That’s never been more true than right now, right here.  The changes that we envisioned a year ago are happening, and happening fast!  During our last big renovation in 2001, we built a new lobby which seemed like such an enormous improvement over the previous pillbox. Well, that reception area has now been completely demo’d.  And the replacement is going to be AWESOME.

Much less visible, but equally important, is the extensive foundation work that has taken place in preparation for the new elevator. That, after all, was the impetus for this whole project.  The renovated front desk area, offices and one brand new condominium were all afterthoughts (and good ones) to the main motivation of improving the weakest link in our guests’ experience … the 1972 elevator.
 
The past two months have seen an awful lot of noise and dust, but most of the worst of that is behind us now.  Sure, there will be some more noisy days, but the concrete saw cutting is almost done, as is the jack-hammering of the stone pillars.  Throughout it all, our staff and our guests have survived and even often said, “It wasn’t as bad as I expected.”  
 
There have been a lot of parallels between this $5 million project and the Antlers 2000 project twenty years ago.  One of them has been the number of owners in residence, and guests as well, who are actually entertained by watching the construction!  Although the courtyard is off-limits, and packed with equipment and materials staging, most of the walkways have a birdseye view of the whole operation and it tends to bring out the wide-eyed little kid in all of us.
 
Another similarity between the two projects has been the participation of an “owner’s rep”.  In the construction world, that’s they guy you hire to keep an objective eye on the contractor as well as the architect.  Someone who has a lot more construction expertise than the person actually writing the checks.  Never has that been more relevant and necessary than here at the Antlers.  In 2000 we hired Jack Berga to fill that role.  He was beyond wonderful and absolutely instrumental in making the whole project successful.  As great as Jack was, Dave Collins is even better.  And the best part is that Dave has been on the Antlers staff for five years now, acting as our construction coordinator for the dozens of condominium remodels we’ve completed during that time.  He has an extensive background in large-scale construction projects, but also the pleasant demeanor that is often missing from those in the world of hardhats.

Despite Dave’s generally easy-going attitude, don’t let that fool you.  He can quickly “get in your face” when he sees something that isn’t right, or that could be done better.  And that’s EXACTLY what we need.  Our general contractor, Hyder Construction, has been a delight to work with.  Nevertheless, not a day goes by that the Antlers board and management don’t thank their lucky stars for the presence of Dave Collins.
 
Although the construction impacts have been, and will continue to be manageable, we don’t want to risk any of our guests having a bad experience.  So as we approach the halfway mark in the construction schedule we’ll continue to limit our occupancy to about 50% – 60% of our normal capacity, and we’ll continue to bend over backwards to inform those guests (and owners) what to expect.  In a twist on the old customer service adage, we are trying to over-promise and under-deliver on the negative impacts from the construction.  So far, so good.
 
And we sure look forward to showing off the finished product this coming ski season!

3 Reasons to Ski Vail 2019 – 2020 Ski Season

We may be biased but we think that Vail’s 2019-2020 ski season is going to be the best yet. There are three reasons for this. One has to do with the Antlers, and the other with a snowmaking upgrades and a new product offering from Vail Resorts, “Epic for Everyone”.

Antlers Breaks Ground April 2019 on $5M Elevator & Lobby Project

In 2013 the Antlers implemented a Unit Quality Improvement plan, a property-wide project with the objective of bringing our Lodging Quality Assurance ranking up to Vail’s highest possible status. In July of 2015, thanks to the commitment of Antlers condominium owners, this goal of platinum status was achieved. But improvements to individual condominiums continue. There are now only a handful of units left that are not platinum rated.

Exterior rendering of Antlers new lobby and elevator.

Now, with the goal of bringing common areas to the same standard as individual condos, Antlers at Vail has broken ground on a $5 million renovation. This project will transform the hotel’s lobby, front desk, reception area and associated office spaces. Perhaps most importantly, it will provide a new relocated elevator to speed guests to upper levels. The project will be completed by December 12, 2019, just in time to greet winter guests with a new warm welcome.

Antlers at Vail new lobby

Rendering of Antlers new light-filled spacious lobby.

As Always, the earlier guests book, the better the pricing will be. Booking early also gives us the most opportunity to accommodate specific requests. While we do not guarantee condo numbers, we do typically honor requests for specific bedding, location and more. These can only be honored as long as we have availability. So the early bird gets the worm. And, did you know that you can book now with no deposit due until August?!

Vail Resorts Offers Epic for Everyone

Another exciting development that guests can take advantage of this winter is advance day lift ticket purchases for a more reasonable price. There will be no more of $200 plus lift ticket prices for guests who plan ahead. 

“Epic for Everyone,” from Vail Resorts is a customizable pass for those skiers and riders who may not need the unlimited skiing offered by traditional season passes. Guests can create their own pass by selecting the number of days they plan to ski or ride – from one day to seven days – and whether or not to add holiday access. Guests can use their customized Epic Day Pass anytime throughout the season at any of the Company’s North American owned resorts, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Whistler Blackcomb, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, and more. Those purchasing four or more days will also get access to Telluride, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies.

Don't miss out on another epic ski season at Vail. You can purchase yuor lift tickets now for incredible savings!

Don’t miss out on another epic ski season at Vail. You can purchase your lift tickets now for incredible savings!

With the Epic Day Pass, guests can ski world-class resorts for an unmatched price. Offering a discount of up to 50 percent off of lift ticket window prices, the Epic Day Pass starts as low as $106 for one day of skiing at any of the Company’s North American resorts. Guests can also lower their cost per day by adding more days and can lock in the lowest prices by purchasing this spring. The catch is that these passes must be purchased by the fall at whichever date Vail Resorts cuts off season pass sales.

Because Epic is for everyone, guests who purchase a day lift ticket this season also have the opportunity to apply the value of their ticket toward the price of an eligible 2019-20 pass, including an Epic Day Pass with four or more days. Guests can visit www.epicpass.com for more details on this offer and other incentives.

Vail Resorts Snowmaking Upgrades Ensure Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Opening

Vail’s extensive snowmaking upgrades and expansion taking place this summer will ensure a pre-Thanksgiving opening day each year. Nearly 200 acres of new and enhanced snowmaking terrain will provide guests with earlier access to higher elevation terrain, top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding, access from two base areas, and improved early season ski school terrain. Vail will be open November 15, 2019 to April 19, 2020.