Vail opens Back Bowls |

Vail opens Back Bowls

Daily staff report
Vail Mountain's Chair 5, along with Chair 17, opened Wednesday, serving parts of Sun Up Bowl. Sun Down Bowl is set to open today.
Andrew Taylor | Special to the Daily |

VAIL — Following 6.5 feet of snow in November, Vail Mountain has opened its Back Bowls, providing access to portions of Sun Up Bowl via High Noon Express (No. 5) and Sun Up (No. 17). The resort plans to open portions of Sun Down Bowl mid-day on Thursday.

“It has been a great start to the season, and to be able to add Back Bowls terrain this early is fantastic,” said Chris Jarnot, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. “The 6 feet of snow we received in November has made for an excellent early season at Vail Mountain.”

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Skiers and snowboarders currently have access to the following lifts and skiable terrain in these areas on Vail Mountain:

• Gondola One

• Eagle Bahn Gondola

• The new, six-passenger Avanti Express (No. 2)

• Wildwood Express (No. 3)

• Mountain Top Express (No. 4)

• High Noon Express (No. 5)

• Game Creek Express (No. 7)

• Born Free Express (No. 8)

• Highline Express (No. 10)

• Northwoods Express (No. 11)

• Gopher Hill (No. 12)

• Sourdough Express (No. 14)

• Little Eagle (No. 15)

• Sun Up (No. 17)

• Cascade Village Lift (No. 20)

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