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Mountain cleanup set for June 16

Daily Staff Writer

The Vail Mountain cleanup this year, scheduled for June 16, will be part treasure hunt. Daily Staff ReportThe Vail Mountain cleanup this year, scheduled for June 16, will be part treasure hunt. Volunteers will receive a voucher good for one free day of skiing or riding on Vail Mountain for the 2004-2005 season. Volunteers should meet at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead at 8:30 a.m. on June 16. From there, teams will be transported up the mountain via truck or the gondola to specific cleanup sites.Trash bags will be provided, but volunteers are expected to bring their own work gloves, water, sunblock, hat, snacks, hiking shoes and clothing for inclement weather. At noon, Vail Mountain dining staff will host a complimentary barbecue on the outdoor deck at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Volunteers will be transported to the deck for lunch, where lift ticket vouchers will be distributed. After lunch, teams will meet again to continue cleaning and hike down to the base area on assigned runs.To volunteer, or for more information, call 479-3001 or e-mail jbrown@vailresorts.com. Vail Mountain plans June 18 openingVail Mountain opens for the summer June 18, offering scenic rides and lift-served mountain biking, as well as family activities at Vail Summer Adventure Ridge. The Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead will open June 18, and the Vista Bahn Chairlift in Vail Village will open July 1. Single day lift tickets are available for $17 for adults, $10 for seniors (65 and over) and $10 for children ages five to 12, which include unlimited lift rides. Single day bike haul and ride tickets are available for $29 for adults and seniors and $22 for kids. Vail’s Summer Hiking Pass is available for $69 for adults, seniors and children. For 2003-2004 pass holders (Colorado, Merchant, Value and Vail/ Beaver Creek passes), the Summer Mountain Bike Pass Upgrade is available for $199 for bike haul at Vail only. The family-oriented activities at Adventure Ridge also begin June 18. The Action Pass is available for $38 for adults and $33 for kids ages five to 12. Vail Resorts has started a series of redevelopment projects in Lionshead and Vail Village. Due to construction, some trails will be closed during the summer. For more information about summer activities on Vail Mountain, call The Activities Desk at 476-9090.


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