Vail offers more than 1,000 acres for Thanksgiving weekend |

Vail offers more than 1,000 acres for Thanksgiving weekend

Daily Staff Report
Jack Affleck/Vail ResortsVail skier Jason Roberts cuts some fresh tracks in Northwoods, which opens on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006.

VAIL ” Thanksgiving skiers and snowboarders can thank Mother Nature for allowing Vail Mountain to pass the 1,000 acre mark and open additional terrain and lifts this week in time for the holiday weekend. Tomorrow the resort will offer 1,038 acres with 72 runs accessed by 13 lifts.

The generous early season storms last week, combined with around-the-clock work by operations crews, offer a great variety of skiing and riding options for holiday guests.

In addition to the nine lifts and 780 acres that opened last week, portions of Northeast Bowl and Northwoods Express Lift (Chair 11) will open for the season at 9 a.m. tomorrow along with Minnie’s Lift (Chair 9) and the Golden Peak and Eagle’s Nest beginner carpets.

The Gopher Hill Lift (Chair 12) at Golden Peak will operate from 9 a.m. until noon and carry skiers and riders to Vail Village and the Cascade Village Lift (Chair 20) will provide uphill access to LionsHead. Also on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the Terrace Level at Mid Vail will open for the weekend and on mountain dining is available at the Pavilion atop Wildwood Express (Chair 3). The Vail Kids Ski School at Golden Peak opens for the season.

On Friday, Nov. 24 Vail’s terrain grows to 1,146 acres, 83 trails and 17 lifts with the addition of the Game Creek Express Lift (Chair 7), Pride Express Lift (Chair 26) and another beginner surface lift at Eagle’s Nest. All lifts close at 3:30 p.m. Season pass restrictions have been lifted for Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25 at Vail and Beaver Creek.

Skiers and riders also can check with guest service personnel for the most updated lift, grooming, ski school and dining information.

Vail Daily, Vail Colorado CO

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