Heavenly to Open for the 2019-20 Winter Season this Wednesday, Nov. 27

25 November 2019
Heavenly Mountain Resort will open for the 2019-20 winter season on Wednesday, Nov. 27. The Heavenly Village Gondola and Tamarack Express chairlift will open at 9 a.m., providing access to beginner and intermediate skiing and snowboarding. Upper California Trail to Tamarack Return will be open via Tamarack Express, as well as the Bear Cave Carpet for beginner skiers and riders. Heavenly’s Ski and Ride School will be open for beginner lessons.
 
“We are excited to start our season with a great conditions and fun opening day celebrations,” said Tom Fortune, general manager and vice president of Heavenly. “Our snowmaking teams have been working at every available opportunity to make snow and prepare our mountain for guests. We look forward to the upcoming forecast, and our teams will be working hard to continue to expand and open terrain as soon as we can safely do so.”
 
The resort will continue to expand and open terrain as conditions allow.
 
Kirkwood Mountain Resort is planning to open on Friday, Nov. 29. Celebrations will give pass holders a chance to score burritos, swag and drop into their winter flow. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 27, the Wall Bar will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., offering upscale pub classics. Details at Kirkwood.com.
 
Guests can visit SkiHeavenly.com, NorthstarCalifornia.com and Kirkwood.com for conditions and terrain updates, and to find events and activities throughout the winter season.
 
Grab your Squad for First-turns and Après at Heavenly Opening Day
Heavenly will kick-off the early season with a lively opening day celebration. Guests will be welcomed with complimentary donuts, hot chocolate and coffee in the morning at the Heavenly Village Gondola from 8-10 a.m. Selfies take a backseat to the annual Heavenly Opening Day Photo, captured at 12 p.m. at the top of the gondola. Photo will be followed by ski and snowboard giveaways. A DJ and EMCEE will welcome guests at the base of the Heavenly Village Gondola, while Heavenly’s DJ CAT and live music from the “Send-It Band” will provide the tunes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tamarack Lodge. Details at SkiHeavenly.com.
 
Early Season Events at Heavenly
Guests can continue to celebrate when the resort opens in two states – California and Nevada. Stagecoach Express and California Lodge (and the Tram and Gunbarrel Express lifts) will open soon. For groups looking for a social-scene, Mountain Dew will be kicking off winter on Dec. 7 with the Mountain Dew Snow Dance, a new early season experience with live local music, an outdoor snowball range area, a DJ cat, ice-cold Dew® samplings, Mountain Dew Yeti’s (the mythical snow creatures) and more.
 
Early Season Conditions
Limited terrain and early season conditions exist. Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood require all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Closed trails may contain hazards due to limited natural snow coverage and snowmaking operations. For the safety of all guests, please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
 
Vail Resorts Extends Pass Deadline to Dec. 2
With Tahoe resort openings just around the corner, Vail Resorts is extending the deadline to Dec. 2 to give pass holders more time to lock in their Epic Pass, Tahoe Local Pass, Tahoe Value Pass, new Epic Day Pass, or any products in the Epic Pass.
 
New for the 2019-20 season, Vail Resorts launched the Epic Day Pass allowing guests to ski world-class resorts for up to 50 percent off of lift ticket window prices. For as little as $95 per day of skiing at any of Vail Resorts’ North American resorts, the Epic Day Pass is perfect for those skiers and riders who may not need the unlimited skiing offered by traditional season passes but want the same flexibility. Guests can also lower their cost per day by adding more days. Guests can purchase season passes and start planning their next winter vacation today at www.epicpass.com.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 37 world-class mountain resorts and urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, Okemo in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
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