Vail Mountain Opens Blue Sky Basin

Nov. 29, 2018


November 29, 2018

Resort Boasts Most Open Terrain in North America with More Than 4,200 Skiable Acres

After receiving an additional four inches of snow overnight and more in the forecast through the weekend, Vail Mountain opened Blue Sky Basin today. This is the second-earliest opening for Blue Sky Basin in history, behind only the Nov. 25, 2002 opening. Vail is now offering 4,200 skiable acres of terrain, the most currently open in North America.

“There is no doubt that Vail is the place to be for the holidays. We have almost 80 percent of the resort’s terrain open, and it is still November,” said Doug Lovell, Vail chief operating officer. “This is the strongest start to a season that we’ve seen in decades, and it is only looking to improve with more snow expected over the weekend. This is going to be a legendary season.”

Belle’s Camp in Blue Sky Basin is now open for daily operations, and Wildwood Smokehouse is scheduled to open on Friday, Nov. 30.

Skiers and snowboarders now have access to 4,200 acres of skiable terrain accessible via the following lifts on Vail Mountain:

  • Gondola One
  • Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19)
  • Born Free Express Lift (#8)
  • Avanti Express (#2)
  • Wildwood Express Lift (#3)
  • Mountain Top Express Lift (#4)
  • High Noon Express (#5)
  • Game Creek Express (#7)
  • Sun Up Express (#9)
  • Northwoods Express (#11)
  • Gopher Hill (#12)
  • Sourdough Express (#14)
  • Little Eagle Lift (#15)
  • Orient Express (#21)
  • Lionshead Carpet (#34)
  • Eagle’s Nest Carpet (#35)
  • Tea Cup Express (#36)
  • Skyline Express (#37)
  • Pete’s Express(#39)

 

All guests are reminded that they must observe all posted signs, closures and slow zones, especially during the early season. Closed trails may contain hazards due to early snow coverage. Accessing closed terrain is a violation of the Colorado Ski Safety Act and will result in the loss of skiing privileges and could involve prosecution and a fine.

 

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