EXTENDED HOURS STARTING NEXT MONTH AT VAIL

Golden Peak Terrain Park P: @vailmtn

Golden Peak Terrain Park P: @vailmtn

Vail is moving to its full spring operating schedule beginning Friday, Feb. 13.  With the shift in operating hours, the majority of front side lifts will close at 4 p.m., the Back Bowls and Game Creek Bowl will close at 3:30 p.m. and Blue Sky Basin will close at 3 p.m. Lift operating hours are posted at the base of all open lifts.
  
Vail Mountain will further extend operating hours later this season to better cater to guests during the Easter holiday period. From Saturday, March 28 through Saturday, April 11 the resort will adjust operating hours to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vail’s Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin lifts will close according to their regular schedule during this time while most Front Side lifts will remain open until 5 p.m. Beginning Sunday, April 12 for the final week of the season, operating hours will shift to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Also, the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships is happening and there will be a few closures in effect on the mountain. Giant Steps, the Golden Peak Race Arena, and upper Simba will be closed for the event beginning Thursday, Jan. 29. Overall, less than one percent of Vail Mountain’s terrain will be affected, but skiier folk will likely be everywhere, so might want to avoid this one.