Vail Opens to Two Feet of Fresh

Vail Mountain is now open for the 2014-15 season

Drew Rouse takes first turns on the Highline area of Vail Mountain following the recent storm cycle. PHOTO: Daniel Milchev/Vail Resorts.

Drew Rouse takes first turns on the Highline area of Vail Mountain following the recent storm cycle. PHOTO: Daniel Milchev/Vail Resorts.

For immediate release:

VAIL, Colo. – Nov. 24, 2014 – After one of the best opening weekends in recent memory, Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, is now offering skiers and snowboarders access to more than 1,300 acres of terrain, thanks to more than two feet of fresh powder that fell over the weekend and continued snowfall into this week.

Skiers and snowboarders now have access to the following lifts and more than 1,300 acres of skiable terrain in these areas on Vail Mountain:

Gondola One
Avanti Express Lift (#2)
Wildwood Express Lift (#3)
Mountain Top Express Lift (#4)
Game Creek Express Lift (#7)
Born Free Express Lift (#8)
Highline Express Lift (#10)
Northwoods Express Lift (#11)
Little Eagle Lift (#15)
Eagle Bahn Gondola

Early season is a fantastic time to visit Vail, and thanks to Mother Nature's generous snowfall this month the mountain is in great shape and the resort anticipates opening up even more terrain for the upcoming holiday weekend. In addition to great conditions, early season also offers the benefits of better deals, smaller crowds and more of the mountain to yourself!

Kick-Off Winter with Snow, Après, and Free Concerts at Vail Snow Daze Dec. 12-14 & 19-21
Early season also brings the resort's signature event – Snow Daze! Not long after the annual start of the ski and snowboard season, Snow Daze, offers visitors the ultimate winter kick-off party. Spend the day on the mountain, après at parties throughout the village, and wrap up the night with free concerts! This year's lineup features live entertainment from Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., The Wallflowers, 10,000 Maniacs and Rusted Root. For more information, visit

EpicDay Express: For the Ultimate Convenience and Savings on Lift Tickets
With the implementation of a new mobile ticket platform, guests now have the ability to purchase daily lift tickets online and on their mobile devices, in advance or up-to-the-minute before enjoying the mountain at the guaranteed lowest price – as much as 25 percent off the lead rate. In other words, bypass the normal ticket window and get on the mountain faster than ever! Existing hard card lift passes may be instantly reloaded, allowing skiers and snowboarders to head right to the lift. For guests who need a new hard card, an express lane will be available at ticket windows for added convenience.

Enjoy Early Season and Off-Peak Pursuits at Vail this Winter!
Dreaming of the mountain to yourself now? Come experience everything Vail Mountain and Vail Village have to offer during early season and off-peak time periods this winter and receive the BEST rates of the season. Plus, book two or more nights at The Lodge at Vail or The Arrabelle at Vail Square and receive up to $150 mountain money to use towards lift tickets, rentals, shopping, dining and more. The longer you stay, the more you receive!

About Vail Mountain
Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, Vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders for more than 50 years. It is home to world-class athletes during the U.S. Ski Team early-season training sessions in Golden Peak, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships and the future 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, friends and families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail's founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth.