Vail will open lifts at 8:30 a.m. |

Vail will open lifts at 8:30 a.m.

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Vail Mountain will have all 31 lifts open, serving 189 trails and 5,100 acres, today.

The opening time will also be moved back to 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

Vail has received nearly 10 feet of snow this season and more than 66 inches in December alone, allowing for a 41-inch base. Snowfall and base at Vail are both up from last season.

All mountain dining venues are open at Vail, including Wildwood, Two Elk, Mid-Vail, Buffalo’s and the Marketplace at Eagle’s Nest. Vail’s newest on-mountain restaurant, Bistro Fourteen, is now open daily for lunch and apres and Tuesday through Saturday for dinner. Located at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola, Bistro 14 offers full table service with amazing views and a family-friendly twist, allowing kids to eat for only $10. Game Creek Restaurant, sitting 10,500 feet atop Vail Mountain in the Game Creek Bowl, is open to the public for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

Also, all Vail Snowsports School locations are open for private and group lessons for both adults and children. For guests who are new to Vail’s vast terrain, the resort’s free two-hour mountain welcome tours are provided daily and depart at 9:15 a.m. from Golden Peak, Vail Village and Lionshead. Blue Sky Basin tours meet daily at 11 a.m. at the top of the Northwoods Express Lift. All tours are designed for intermediate and advanced skiers and riders.

Adventure Ridge is open Tuesday through Saturday from 2-9 p.m., with activities for all ages including ski bikes, a kids snowmobile track and tubing.

For more information on Vail Mountain, call the Resort Information and Activities Center at 970-476-9090 or visit

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