Vail Mountain to Extend Operating Hours Beginning Saturday, Feb. 17

21 February 2018
For Immediate Release
 
Vail Mountain to Extend Operating Hours Beginning Saturday, Feb. 17
 
VAIL, Colo. – Feb. 16, 2018 – Following 19 inches of snow in the last seven days, and with snow in the forecast, Vail Mountain will transition to its spring operating schedule beginning Saturday, Feb. 17.
 
With the shift in operating hours, the majority of front side lifts will close at 4 p.m., the Back Bowls and Game Creek Bowl will close at 3:30 p.m. and Blue Sky Basin will close at 3 p.m. Lift operating hours are posted at the base of all open lifts.
 
All ticket office and Vail Ski & Snowboard School locations in Vail will continue to be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
 
Vail is featuring a lineup of world-class events to finish the second half of the season, which include:
 
Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championship – March 5-10
The 2018 Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships returns to Vail Mountain this March, bringing with them the best snowboarders in the world competing to win the most prestigious Halfpipe and Slopestyle titles in snowboarding.
 
Pink Vail – March 24
Sport your pink in the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. Enjoy live music, a costume contest, themed deck parties and the Celebration Ski Down on Vail Mountain. All ages and abilities can participate in Pink Vail, and skiing is not required. 100 percent of the proceeds benefit patient care and survivorship programming at Shaw Regional Cancer Center. 
 
Taste of Vail – April 4-8
Taste of Vail is an idea, a platform for promoting the Vail lifestyle via the community's ever-evolving culinary and beverage assets. After a full day on the mountain, join Taste of Vail’s signature events.
 
Spring Back to Vail – March 31 & April 15
Splash into spring with live music and spring time vibes with a free live concert on March 31 and the annual World Pond Skimming Championships celebrating the close of the winter season, returns to Vail on April 15.
 
For additional information please visit, www.vail.com or call, (970)-SKI-VAIL.
 
About Vail Mountain: Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, Vail is an extraordinary mountain resort destination. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the awe-inspiring terrain and natural beauty of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges to world-class events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, and the abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail is where outdoor pursuits meet village sophistication. Offering more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain including seven legendary Back Bowls in winter, and flourishing with new summer activities with the debut of Epic Discovery in 2016, the options for year-round adventure are endless. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth.
 
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Media Contact
Sally Gunter, (970) 754-3001, sgunter@vailresorts.com
Maggie Meisinger, (970) 754-4528, mmeisinger@vailresorts.com
 
 
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone 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 in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. 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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