Grouse Mountain lift to run till closing day |

Grouse Mountain lift to run till closing day

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – Thanks to Mother Nature’s generosity this season and above-average snowfall, Beaver Creek plans to keep Grouse Mountain and the Grouse Mountain Express Lift, No. 10, open through closing day, April 17.

The resort’s annual snowfall is more than 5 feet above normal at mid-mountain, and skiers and snowboarders will be able to enjoy 1,180 acres and 85 trails across a variety of terrain through closing weekend. The terrain in Royal Elk Glade and Stone Creek Chutes also will remain open as conditions permit through closing weekend.

The following lifts will remain open through April 17 at Beaver Creek:

• Buckaroo Gondola (No. 1)

• Rose Bowl Lift (No. 4)

• Centennial Express Lift (No. 6)

• Cinch Express Lift (No. 8)

• Birds of Prey Express Lift (No. 9)

• Grouse Mountain Express Lift (No. 10)

• Four surface lifts

Rose Bowl fans can take their last nostalgic lift ride up the Rose Bowl Lift (No. 4) throughout next week and closing weekend. A new high-speed quad is being installed during the summer, which will cut the current ride time nearly in half at just over five minutes.

Join Beaver Creek closing weekend for a celebration of ski history, racing and tradition as the Vintage Ski Fest and The Jimmie Heuga Vintage Ski Race returns on April 16 in honor and memory of ski racing legend Jimmie Heuga. The event is a throwback to the 1940s featuring a lineup of competitions on the Haymeadow Race Course complete with canvas competitor bibs, hand-painted banners, natural bamboo gates and an old-fashioned scoreboard. Dust off the old skis, gear and vintage fashion apparel and join the competitions for a chance to win prizes including Epic Passes and American Airlines tickets, or stop by as a spectator. Prizes will be awarded in the competitive events as well as for best costume.

Visit for more details and competitor registration information.

For more information on all of the resort’s terrain updates and activities visit or from your mobile phone.

Vail Mountain plans to continue operating more than 4,500 acres of skiable terrain – including Blue Sky Basin and China Bowl – through its closing day, April 24, with terrain accessible from Lionshead, Golden Peak and Vail Village.

For more information about Vail Mountain, visit or call the Mountain Activities and Information Center at 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

Guests are advised to check mountain terrain and lift status reports on or the mobile site, for most up-to-date information.

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