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Sun Up, Sun Down Bowls; new Chair 9; most of front side now open at Vail

Posted by Polina LaConte on Dec 4, 2016 10:23:04 PM

Vail opened some of the legendary Back Bowls on Saturday, including the much-anticipated new high-speed quad chairlift known as the Sun Up Express. The chair used to be known as Chair 17 but is now called Chair 9.

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The resort also expanded terrain to include portions of Sun Down Bowl and beginner terrain accessed via Chair 14 Sourdough Express.

Vail is now offering 1,439 acres of skiable terrain for all ability levels, which has to be among the largest amout of open terrain in the Rocky Mountain region.

Vail Skiers and snowboarders currently have access to the following lifts:
Gondola One
Eagle Bahn Gondola
Avanti Express (#2)
Wildwood Express (#3)
Mountaintop Express (#4)
High Noon Express (#5)
Game Creek Express (#7)
Born Free Express (#8)
Sun Up Express (#9)
Northwoods Express (#11)
Sourdough Express (#14)
Little Eagle (#15)

Topics: Vail, ski, snowboarding

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