VAIL — Evening summer operations started Thursday at Vail Mountain. Every Thursday through Saturday throughout the summer season, the Eagle Bahn Gondola will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for access to evening activities at Adventure Ridge and dinner at Bistro Fourteen and Game Creek Restaurant.
Zipline for Kids
Adventure Ridge has debuted a new, single-line, 200-foot-long zipline geared towards Vail’s youngest guests. Kids aged 5 and older, between 30 and 100 pounds, will enjoy flying through the air on this new summer activity. Guests can also look forward to a ropes challenge course designed especially for kids, which is planned to open later this summer at Adventure Ridge.
Hiking, Biking Trails Open
Open hiking and biking trails on Vail Mountain include Berry Picker, Big Mamba, Eagle’s Loop, Fireweed, Fred’s Lunch, Gitalong Road, Grand Escape, Hank’s Hideaway, Lion Down, Lucy’s Loop, Magic Forest, Mane Lane, Onza Alley, PMT, Ridge Route, Radio Flyer, Village Trail, and portions of Grand Traverse.
• Bistro Fourteen is open for summer operations, offering lunch daily as well as dinner Thursdays through Saturdays.
• Game Creek Restaurant also opens this evening, offering apres specials on the deck with spectacular views overlooking the Vail Valley, dinner Thursdays through Saturdays and a sumptuous Sunday brunch through Aug. 31.
• Lift tickets are required to ride Gondola One and the Eagle Bahn Gondola during the summer and can be purchased at the Vail Village or Lionshead Ticket Offices. All 2014-2015 season pass holders receive unlimited, free scenic access to the both gondolas. Guests who have not yet secured a pass for next winter can purchase online at www.epicpass.com or visit any ticket office in the valley for more information.
Bikes will be allowed up Gondola One until 4 p.m. and the Eagle Bahn Gondola until 6 p.m. as conditions permit.
For more information about Vail Mountain, visit www.vail.com, stop by the Mountain Information Center or call 970-754-8245.
Gondola dates and hours
Daily operations: Through Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekend-only operations: Fridays through Sundays: Sept. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 and Oct. 3-5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Eagle Bahn Gondola
Daily operations: Through Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Weekend-only operations: Fridays through Sundays: Sept. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 and Oct. 3-5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Extended evening operations: Thursdays through Saturdays, through Aug. 30, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.