Vail Extends 2012-2013 Season Another Weekend

Apr. 16, 2013

Vail Extends its 50th Anniversary Season for One More Weekend
Update on restaurants, bars and rental shops that will be open this weekend below

Extraordinary snow conditions allow for one extra weekend of skiing and snowboarding! We’ve received 2 feet since closing day, so Vail is extending the 2012/2013 season another weekend. The lifts will run from 9am to 4pm April 19, 20 and 21. See more info below!

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Even after a spectacular 13 inch powder “closing” day on Sunday at Vail Mountain, Mother Nature continued to gift us with heaps of powder snow. With snow this good, it seemed a shame not to run the lifts for people to get a few more turns this season so we’re extending our 50th anniversary season for one more weekend!

With two feet of new snow since closing day, and more than three feet over the past three days, Vail will reopen for skiing and snowboarding Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21.

As of April 16th, we plan to provide skiers and snowboarders access to more than 2,400 acres of terrain including Sun Up and Sun Down Bowl, Northwoods and much of the Front Side. We plan to open the following lifts this weekend, 4/19-4/21:

  • Gondola One
  • Avanti Express Lift (#2)
  • Wildwood Express Lift (# 3);
  • Mountaintop Express Lift (# 4);
  • High Noon Express Lift (#5);
  • Born Free Express Lift (#8)
  • Northwoods Express Lift (#11)
  • Eagle Bahn Gondola

Lifts will open at 9 a.m. There will be no beginner terrain available.

Skiing and snowboarding at Vail this weekend will be free for 2012-2013 valid Vail season pass holders. Lift tickets will be available for purchase at the Lionshead Children’s Ski School office and at the ticket office in Mountain Plaza for $50. A special $25 ticket will be available for guests who hold season passes from non-Vail Resorts owned and operated resorts as well as the Summit Value Pass. Guests who do not already have an Vail Resorts season pass will have the opportunity to apply their weekend ticket purchase towards the purchase of a Vail Resorts 2013-2014 season pass. The $25 daily ticket is also available to holders of Summit County or Epic Local passes that have used all 10 days.

 

Vail Ski & Snowboard School

The Vail Ski & Snowboard School will be open for private lessons only based out of Lionshead and Vail Village.

On-Mountain Dining

Dining will be available at Mid-Vail, Marketplace at Eagle’s Nest and Buffalo’s.

 

2013-2014 Season Passes now on Sale!!
Vail’s extended season is just one of many reasons to purchase one of Vail Resorts’ popular ski and snowboard season passes, including the Epic Pass at $689 for adults, now on sale for the 2013-2014 winter season. Ski or snowboard eight world-class resorts across three states and 24,980 acres, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe, more than five to six days in one season and all of the passes pay for themselves. Visit www.epicpass.com for more information.

 

Local restaurants and bars that will be open this weekend:

Vail Ale House (located in the West Vail Mall):
11am-close
(970)476-4314

Bart & Yeti’s
11am-4/5pm
(970)476-2754

Bearfish Bar & Grill (located in the West Vail Mall):
3:30-close
(970) 476-7596

Big Bear Bistro
10am-4pm
(970) 300-1394

Bol
5-11pm
(970) 476-5300

Bully Ranch Restaurant
11am-11pm
(970) 479-5460

CineBistro Solaris
3pm-7:30pm
(970) 476-3344

Delizioso
8:30am-8pm
(970) 476-0280

Elway’s Steakhouse
5:30pm-close
(970) 754-7818

George Restaurant & Pub
6pm-2am
(970) 476-2656

Gohan-Ya (located in the West Vail Mall)
11am-9pm Monday-Saturday
(970) 476-7570

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream
(970) 476-1411

Joe’s Famous Deli
8am-5pm
(970) 479-7580

La Bottega
11am-10pm
(970) 476-0280

La Cantina
11:30am-8:30pm
(970) 476-7661

La Tour Restaurant
5:30-9pm
(970) 476-4403

Les Delices De France
8:30am-3pm
(970) 476-1044

Loaded Joe’s Coffehouse/Lounge
7am-8pm
(970) 479-2883

Local Joe’s Pizza (located in West Vail)
Open hours vary
(970) 476-2222

Ludwig’s Restaurant
Breakfast only
(970) 479-5429

Marble Slab Creamery
1pm-8pm
(970) 479-1705

Montauk Seafood Grill
5:30-9
(970) 476-2601

Nozawa Sushi & Teppanaki
11:30am-10pm
(970) 476-9355

Old Forge Pizza (located in the West Vail Mall)
11am-9pm
(970) 476-5555

Ore House
4-5:30 happy hr, dinner at 5:30
(970) 476-5100

Pazzo’s Pizzeria
11am-10pm
(970) 476-9026

Qdoba Mexican Grill (located in the West Vail Mall)
10am-10pm
(970) 476-7539

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
10am-5pm

Russell’s Restaurant
Friday & Saturday nights 4/19 & 20
(970) 476-6700

Starbucks – Vail Village
7am-12pm
(970) 476-1202

The Tap Room At Bridge Street
11am-12am
(970) 479-0500

Tavern on the Square
7am-9pm
(970)754-7754

Terra Bistro
7am-close
(970) 476-6836

Vendetta’s Italian Restaurant
11am-12am
(970) 476-5070

Westside Cafe & Market (located in the West Vail Holiday Inn)
7am-2:30pm
(970) 476-7890

Whiskey Jack’s
Friday and Saturday at 10pm
(970) 476-0360

Yellowbelly (located in the West Vail Mall)
11am-8:30pm
(303) 579-8407

Yeti’s Grind
7am-5pm
(970) 476-1515

 

Local Ski and Snowboard Rental shops that will be open this weekend:

Burton @ Arrabelle
8am-6pm
(970) 477-5741

Burton @ Vail Village
8am-6pm
(970) 476-7454

Gorsuch Ltd.
8am-7pm
(970) 476-2294

Vail Sports Kids
8am-6pm
(970) 479-4493

Vail Sports – Arrabelle
8am-6pm
(970) 479-4415

Vail Sports – Vail 21
8am-6pm
(970) 476-3600

Vail Sports – Mountain Plaza
8am-6pm
(970) 477-5740

Vail Sports – One Vail Place
8am-6pm
(970) 479-0600