Dates and Hours
2017-2018 Season: November 17, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Hours of Operations (MST) 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Hours extend over the course of the season)
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
Snowmaking: 461 acres/187 ha
Average Annual Snowfall: 353 inches/897 cm
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: 195
Longest Run: Riva Ridge – 4 miles/6.4 km
Total number of lifts: 31  
  • Gondolas: 2
  • High-speed six-passenger chairlifts: 3*
  • High-speed quad chairlifts: 14
  • Fixed-grip quad chairlifts: 1
  • Fixed-grip triple chairlifts: 2
  • Surface lifts: 3
  • Conveyors: 6
Total uphill capacity: 63,355 people per hour
*Includes the Sun Up Express (#9, formerly #17), which was replaced summer 2016 and the Northwoods Express (#11) which is being replaced in 2017. 

Terrain Parks
Four (4) Terrain Parks: Golden Peak (small, medium and large features), Bwana (small and medium features) and Pride (small and medium features), Avanti (beginner progression park). All parks have progressions suitable for each level of rider/skier.
One (1) 22’ Superpipe
One (1) 13’ Mini Halfpipe
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.
  • Eagle Airport
    • Located 35 miles west of Vail, Eagle Airport (EGE) is serviced in the winter by Air Canada, American, Delta and United with non-stop flights to and from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York/Kennedy, Phoenix, Toronto and Washington Dulles. For more information and the latest schedules and available flights, visit
  • Denver International Airport (DIA)
    • Located 120 miles east of Vail via Interstate 70, Denver International Airport ( 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
  • 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 (
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