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Most of Vail Mountain’s terrain to stay open through closing day, April 20

Good news from Vail today, which expects to keep the majority of its terrain, including most of the back bowls, through closing day on Sunday, April 20.
Good news from Vail today, which expects to keep the majority of its terrain, including most of the back bowls, through closing day on Sunday, April 20.
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Vail Mountain announced today that it plans to offer more than 4,800 acres of terrain through closing day, Sunday, April 20. Terrain for all ability levels will remain open, including Blue Sky Basin as well as China, Tea Cup, Sun Down, Sun Up and Game Creek bowls, and virtually the entire front-side of Vail Mountain including the Golden Peak terrain park.

“Consistent snowfall has provided incredible conditions at Vail throughout the winter and will allow us to keep a large majority of terrain open through closing day,” said Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. “Guests can look forward to great spring skiing and snowboarding to close out the 2013-2014 season.”

The majority of lifts on Vail’s front side will continue to operate from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Back Bowls will close at 3:30 p.m. The Pride Express Lift (#26) in Lionshead, the Gopher Hill Lift (#12) in Golden Peak, the Mongolia Lift (#22) and Earl’s Express (#38) will be closed beginning Monday, April 7.

Beginning Monday, April 7, the following lifts are expected to operate for the remainder of the season:

  • Gondola One
  • Eagle Bahn Gondola
  • Avanti Express Lift (#2)
  • Wildwood Express Lift (# 3)
  • Mountaintop Express Lift (# 4)
  • High Noon Express Lift (#5)
  • Riva Bahn Express Lift (# 6)
  • Game Creek Express Lift (#7)
  • Born Free Express Lift (# 8)
  • Highline Express Lift (#10)
  • Northwoods Express Lift (# 11)
  • Sourdough Express Lift (#14)
  • Little Eagle Lift (# 15)
  • Sun Up Lift (#17)
  • Cascade Lift (#20)
  • Orient Express Lift (#21)
  • Tea Cup Express Lift (#36)
  • Skyline Express Lift (#37)
  • Pete’s Express Lift (#39)

Adventure Ridge at Eagle’s Nest will be open for evening operations through Saturday, April 5 and daytime operations through Sunday, April 6. EpicMix Racing will be offered through Sunday, April 6. EpicMix Racing will be offered through Sunday, April 6.

The Vail Ski & Snowboard School will continue to operate from its Vail Village and Lionshead locations through Sunday, April 20. The Golden Peak Children’s and Adults School will be open through Sunday, April 6; the Small World Nursery in Golden Peak will remain open through Sunday, April 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Game Creek Restaurant and Bistro Fourteen will offer dinner service through Saturday, April 5 and The 10th will offer dinner service through Saturday, April 19. Wildwood and the Golden Peak Grill will be open for normal operations through Sunday, April 6 before closing for the season.

Daytime dining at The 10th, Two Elk, Buffalo’s, the Look Ma level of Mid-Vail, the Marketplace at Eagle’s Nest and Express Lift at Mountain Plaza will be available to skiers and snowboarders through closing day, Sunday, April 20.