Vail’s big halfpipe to open for season |

Vail’s big halfpipe to open for season

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Thanks to regular snowfall and continued snowmaking efforts, portions of Vail Mountain’s three terrain parks – Golden Peak, Bwana and Pride – will be open to skiers and riders for the remainder of the season beginning Thursday.

The Golden Peak Terrain Park – Vail’s flagship park accessed from the mid-point of the Riva Bahn Express Lift (No. 6) – will again offer a 500-foot-long halfpipe with 18-foot walls as well as eight medium rail and box features and one jump.

The Bwana Terrain Park, which opened earlier this month, offers 15 box and rail features as well as a small jump line. The park was expanded over the summer to include more options for beginner and intermediate park enthusiasts on the western side of mountain. It will stand at double its original size when fully open in the coming weeks.

Also on the western side of the mountain, the Pride Terrain Park, which opened last week, offers four user-friendly snow features that cater to beginner skiers and riders and are ideal for learning.

Both the Golden Peak and Bwana terrain parks will have additional features added in the coming weeks, including multiple jump lines, a 250-foot mini-pipe with 13-foot walls and features like the wall ride.

Skiers and riders are asked to observe all posted signs and closures on Vail Mountain, including in the terrain parks where additional features are under construction.

For more information about Vail Mountain, including terrain updates, snow reports, events and lodging and vacation values, visit or call the Mountain Information Center at 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

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