Spring hours coming to Vail Mountain on Feb. 13 | VailDaily.com

Spring hours coming to Vail Mountain on Feb. 13

Daily staff report

VAIL — Vail Mountain will move to its full spring operating schedule beginning on Feb. 13. With the shift in operating hours, the majority of front side lifts will close at 4 p.m., the Back Bowls and Game Creek Bowl will close at 3:30 p.m. and Blue Sky Basin will close at 3 p.m. Lift operating hours are posted at the base of all open lifts.

All ticket office and Vail Ski & Snowboard School locations in Vail will continue to be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Extended Spring Operating Hours

Vail Mountain will further extend operating hours later this season to better cater to guests during the Easter holiday period. From March 28 through April 11, the resort will adjust operating hours to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vail’s Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin lifts will close according to their regular schedule during this time while most Front Side lifts will remain open until 5 p.m. Beginning on April 12 for the final week of the season, operating hours will shift to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Run Closures on Vail Mountain

As Vail prepares to welcome the world for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, there will be a few closures in effect on the mountain. Giant Steps, the Golden Peak Race Arena, and upper Simba will be closed now through the end of the event. Guests will still have access to the western side of Vail Mountain and will be rerouted via upper Bwana to Simba in order to access upper Post Road and Cascade Way. With the closure on upper Simba, uphill skier traffic will also be rerouted. Guests are asked to observe and follow all posted signs, markers and closures. Current operational restrictions and recommended travel routes can be obtained by calling the Trails Hotline at Vail at 970-754-3049.

Overall, less than 1 percent of Vail Mountain’s terrain will be affected by the World Championships.

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