Vail opens Blue Sky Basin chairlift for the season
Skyline Express begins transporting guests to mountain’s more remote, north-facing terrain
Vail Mountain opened its Skyline Express chairlift (No. 37) to skiers on Sunday, offering access to Blue Sky Basin for the 2021-22 season.
Vail recorded 7 inches of new snow on Saturday, making for powdery conditions on runs such as Encore, The Divide, In the Wuides and CJ’s Glade.
The chairs flanking No. 37, Pete’s Express (No. 39) and Earl’s Express (No. 38) did not open along with Skyline Express, leaving some powdery areas preserved for a later date.
The terrain under Earl’s Express was open to the public, with skiers taking Kelly’s Toll Road back to Skyline Express following a run through Earl’s Bowl.
No word has been issued from Vail Resorts on when Pete’s and Earl’s chairs might open for the season.
The opening of Blue Sky Basin brings Vail to 74% of its total terrain offering.