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Vail opens more ski terrain as three more storms head toward Colorado

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November 30, 2016, 1:37 pm

Vail cranked up Chair 3 and Chair 4 on Wednesday, bringing its skiable acreage up to nearly 500, and both Vail and Beaver Creek should be able to get much more terrain open in the near future as three more storms are taking aim at Colorado this week and next.

Vail Resorts logo“Our three-day storm from Sunday through Tuesday is now over and we’ll have a quiet day on Wednesday,” meteorologist Joel Gratz of Opensnow.com wrote Wednesday morning. “The next storm will be weak and should bring only light snow on Thursday and Friday. A stronger and colder storm will then affect Colorado between Sunday and next Wednesday (Dec 7), with a third storm likely during the weekend of December 10th.”

Here’s the latest press release from Vail Resorts on additional ski terrain opening up at Vail:

Vail Mountain opens Wildwood Express (#3) and Mountaintop Express (#4)

  • Resort now offering 479 skiable acres
  • Additional terrain expected to open during course of the week

VAIL, Colo. – Nov. 30, 2016On Wednesday morning, Vail Mountain began operating Wildwood Express (#3) and Mountaintop Express (#4) and is now offering 479 skiable acres for skiers and snowboarders. With more snow in the forecast and cold temperatures allowing for productive snowmaking, additional terrain is expected to open during the course of the week at Vail.

Skiers and snowboarders now have access to the following lifts and 479 acres of skiable terrain in these areas on Vail Mountain:

  • Gondola One
  • Eagle Bahn Gondola
  • Avanti Express (#2)
  • Wildwood Express (#3)
  • Mountaintop Express (#4)
  • Born Free Express (#8)
  • Little Eagle (#15)

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