Vail Mountain open for summer
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – Vail Mountain is now open for daily and evening summer operations including Friday Afternoon Club and on-mountain dining at Bistro Fourteen and Game Creek Restaurant.
Vail Mountain’s FAC kicks off Friday at Eagle’s Nest beginning at 4 p.m. with live music from the Laughing Bones, food and drink specials, and free activities including bocce ball, horseshoes, bean bag toss and a new slackline park where kids and adults can test their balance.
Pass holders ride Eagle Bahn Gondola for free. Guests who do not have a 2009-2010 or 2010-2011 season pass can purchase a $15 lift ticket to ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola after 4 p.m., which includes a $10 credit voucher valid for the purchase of on-mountain food, beverage or Adventure Ridge activities. The last ride up during evening operations is at 8:30 p.m. to allow time for guests to use their voucher. Children ages 4 and under always ride free; ages 5-12 years old ride free with a paid adult (limit three children per paid adult).
Vail Mountain’s summer 2010 FAC concert lineup includes:
• June 25: Laughing Bones.
• July 2: Cowboy Hillbilly Hippy Folk.
• July 9: Sloppy Mountain String Band.
• July 16: Frogs Gone Fishing.
• July 23: Badly Bent Band.
• July 30: Mad Dog and the Smokin J’s.
• Aug. 6: Bluzilla.
• Aug. 13: Sloppy Mountain String Band.
• Aug. 20: Mad Dog and the Smokin J’s.
• Aug. 27: Frogs Gone Fishing.
• Sept. 3: Bluzilla.
After a scenic gondola ride, hike or mountain bike ride, visit any of Vail’s three mountaintop restaurants. Enjoy smoked barbeque and other lunch favorites on Talon’s Deck from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Or, complete a day on the mountain with lunch or dinner at Bistro Fourteen at Eagle’s Nest, offering an eclectic food and bar menu for adults and $10 kids menu. Bistro Fourteen is open for lunch 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday-Sunday, and dinner 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.
For those looking for a distinctive American cuisine and unparalleled views and service, Game Creek Restaurant, tucked away in Vail’s legendary Game Creek Bowl, is open for sunset appetizers on the deck and bar or dinner Thursdays through Saturday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and for Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with one complimentary mimosa per adult brunch purchase. Evening gondola lift tickets are included for all advanced reservation dinners. Walk-ins based on availability may use their $10 evening ticket food and beverage credit.
Or, combine a late-afternoon horseback tour through Game Creek Bowl with a three-course, family-friendly sunset dinner at Game Creek Restaurant overlooking the Vail Valley. The Wrangler ride and dinner is available for $85 for adults or $55 for children 12 and under. Call 970-754-4275 for reservations.
For more information about Vail Mountain, lift tickets, Adventure Ridge and mountaintop dining, go to http://www.vail.com, visit the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or call 970-754-VAIL (8245).