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New snow prompts Back Bowls, Blue Sky Basin opening at Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Jan 13, 2018 12:20:46 AM

The snow just keeps falling at Vail. With 6 inches of snow falling throughout the day on Friday, bringing the seven-day snow total to 21 inches, Vail Mountain will open portions of China Bowl, Tea Cup Bowl and Sun Down Bowl, in addition to portions of terrain in Blue Sky Basin, on Saturday, January 13. Sun Up Bowl is now open for ski and snowboard access. 

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Beginning Saturday, Vail Mountain will operate the following lifts with access to 2,513 skiable acres:

  • Gondola One
  • Avanti Express (#2)
  • Wildwood Express (#3)
  • Mountain Top Express (#4)
  • High Noon Express (#5)
  • Riva Bahn Express (#6)
  • Game Creek Express (#7)
  • Born Free Express (#8)
  • Sun Up Express (#9)
  • Highline Express (#10)
  • Northwoods Express (#11)
  • Gopher Hill Lift (#12)
  • Sourdough Express (#14)
  • Little Eagle (#15) 
  • Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19)
  • Cascade Village (#20)
  • Orient Express (#21)
  • Golden Peak Carpet (#25)
  • Pride Express (#26)
  • Golden Peak Carpet (#29)
  • Golden Peak Carpet (#33)
  • Lionshead Carpet (#34)
  • Eagle’s Nest Carpet (#35)
  • Tea Cup Express Lift (#36)
  • Skyline Express Lift (#37)
  • Pete’s Express (#39)

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Belle’s Camp will be open on Saturday, January 13 with limited service. Belle’s Camp and The Dawg Haus will open on Sunday, January 14 for regular winter operations.

Beaver Creek received 5 inches of snow during the day Friday and 23 inches in the last seven days, and skiers and snowboarders will have access to more than 1,000 acres of skiable terrain on Saturday, January 13.

Beginning Saturday, Beaver Creek Resort will operate the following lifts with access to 1,034 skiable acres:

  • Buckaroo Express Gondola (#1)
  • Highlands Lift (#2)
  • Rose Bowl Express (#4)
  • Red Buffalo Express (#5)
  • Centennial Express (#6)
  • Riverfront Express Gondola (#7)
  • Cinch Express (#8)
  • Birds of Prey Express (#9)
  • Larkspur Express (#11)
  • Strawberry Park Express (#12)
  • Lower Beaver Creek Express (#15)
  • Bachelor Gulch Express (#16)
  • Arrow Bahn Express (#17)
  • Upper Beaver Creek Express (#18)
  • Magic Carpet
  • Bibber Bahn
  • Silver Bahn
  • Kerch Bahn
  • Ritz Bahn
  • Gold Bahn

The Nordic Center at Beaver Creek Resort has approximately 80% of its trails groomed and open for cross country and snowshoeing, approximately 15 miles of trails.

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