Back Bowls, Blue Sky to open Saturday |

Back Bowls, Blue Sky to open Saturday

VAIL ” Vail Mountain will drop the ropes on more than 2,500 acres of terrain Saturday with the opening of Blue Sky Basin and parts of China, Sun Up and Sun Down bowls.

The ski area opens at 9 a.m.

The new, high-speed Chair 10 will be among the lifts that will open. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new lift at 9:15.

Other lifts that will open Saturday include: High Noon Lift (Chair 5), the Riva Bahn Express Lift (Chair 6), the Highline Express Lift (Chair 14), the Cascade Lift (Chair 20), the Orient Express Lift (Chair 21), the Teacup Express Lift (Chair 36), the Skyline Express Lift (Chair 37) and Pete’s Express Lift (Chair 39).

The Wildwood Smokehouse will open Friday, and the Golden Peak Grill and Two Elk will open Saturday.

A winter storm warning will be in effect for the area from 6 p.m. Thursday through 6 p.m. Saturday. The National Weather Service calls for 1-2 feet of snow for the area through Saturday.

Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 748-2929 or

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