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July 14, 2014
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Vail Mountain kids’ ropes course debuts

VAIL — Vail Mountain’s new ropes challenge course designed specifically for kids is now open at Adventure Ridge. The new activity is a perfect introductory course for children who are not yet big enough to try Vail’s larger ropes challenge courses.

The new kids ropes course features six distinct obstacle areas including rope bridges, suspended wood bridges, swinging logs and other balance elements. It is designed for kids ages 5 and older who weigh between 30 and 100 pounds.

The kids ropes course is the second new activity to open at Adventure Ridge this summer, following the recent debut of a new, single-line, 200-foot-long zipline, also geared towards Vail’s youngest guests.

Summer lift tickets for Gondola One and the Eagle Bahn Gondola for access to Adventure Ridge can be purchased at the Vail Village or Lionshead ticket offices. All 2014-15 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 for more information.

Guests are reminded to obey all posted signs and closures. Helmets and sturdy shoes with good tread are recommended for bicyclists at all times and all bikes must have two working hand brakes. All mountain bikers must obey the National Off-Road Bicycle Association code, printed on Vail Mountain’s summer trail map.

For more information about Vail Mountain, visit www.vail.com, stop by the Vail Information Center or call 970-SKI-754-8245.

Gondola One

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.

Bikes will be allowed up Gondola One until 4 p.m. as conditions permit.

Eagle Bahn Gondola

Daily Operations: Through Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Extended Evening Operations: Thursdays through Aug. 30, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekend-Only Operations, Fridays through Sundays: June 6-8, Sept. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 and Oct. 3-5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bikes will be allowed up Eagle Bahn Gondola until 6 p.m. as conditions permit.


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