Vail Resorts issues reminders for Closing Day
VAIL — Vail Mountain will close out the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season on Sunday. All operating lifts and decks will close for the season at 4 p.m. and public restrooms will close at 4 p.m. Vail Ski Patrol will detonate a series of avalanche explosives to signal the end of the season.
Vail Resorts issued the following reminders in a press release this week:
• “Guests are reminded that using any ski lift or trail while impaired by alcohol or controlled substances such as marijuana is prohibited under the Colorado Ski Safety Act.”
• “Guests are also not permitted to ride lifts, ski or snowboard on Vail Mountain with open containers or exposed quantities of alcohol, coolers, suitcase-like carriers, barbeques or similar items.”
• “One daypack per person will be permitted on closing day, provided the bag fits in a five-gallon container. Bags that do not meet the requirement are subject to search and will only be allowed if they contain no alcohol or controlled substances.”
• “As in recent years, violators who are ticketed or arrested or caught throwing snowballs will lose skiing and snowboarding privileges for the 2015-16 season.”
• “Those who disobey posted signs and closures or engage in other inappropriate behavior could lose skiing and snowboarding privileges for up to the entire 2015-16 season.”
In Golden Peak, the World Pond Skimming Championships will get underway at 3 p.m. followed by free live music from DJ Ramona and The Greyboy Allstars at Solaris in Vail Village as a part of Spring Back to Vail. The venue opens at 4 p.m. and music begins at 4:30 p.m.