Vail lifts will open at 8:30 on Dec. 15 |

Vail lifts will open at 8:30 on Dec. 15

VAIL, Colorado ” Vail will expand its open terrain to 5,103 acres Saturday, including Inner and Outer Mongolia and Siberia bowls.

A terrain park will also open on Golden Peak Saturday.

In all, there will be 191 trails served by 27 lifts. Vail has a total of 5,289 acres.

Also Saturday, Vail’s front-side lifts will open earlier, at 8:30 a.m. The front-side lifts will run until 3:30 p.m., except for the Sourdough Lift, which will close at 3 p.m.

The lifts in Blue Sky Basin will close at 2:30 p.m., and the lifts in the Back Bowls will close at 3 p.m.

Adventure Ridge, which offers activities such as tubing, ski biking and trampolining at Eagles Nest on Vail Mountain, will open Tuesday. The center is open from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call 476-9090 or go to

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