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Vail Resorts on Tuesday announced it will extend closing day at Vail Mountain until Sunday, April 17. With fresh snow falling hard on Tuesday evening and plenty of new snow the last two week, ski and snowboarding conditions are the best they’ve been all season.
Vail was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, April 10, the same day as Beaver Creek. Normally, Vail closes one week after Beaver Creek, but with Easter falling early this year (March 27), the resort company had set an earlier closing for Vail. Now the mountain will remain open an addition week.
Here’s the full press release from Vail Resorts:
With nearly two feet of snow in the last week, 25 feet so far this season and powder in the forecast, Vail Mountain will extend its scheduled closing date for the 2015/2016 winter season one week to April 17. The annual Spring Back to Vail event will occur as scheduled April 8-10, including a free concert at Solaris showcasing Chris Robinson Brotherhood on Friday night and the World Pond Skimming Championships on Sunday at the base of Golden Peak.
“Our snow conditions have just continued to get better and better throughout the month and we’ve had some of the best skiing and snowboarding of the year in the past couple of weeks,” said Chris Jarnot, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Vail Mountain, “It’s too good right now not to stay open and give our passholders the gift of another week to get out and enjoy what has been an amazing season at Vail.”
There’s still time to get one more trip in this spring. The extended season offers local and destination travelers the opportunity to book travel for one final winter ski getaway. Book online at www.vail.com/lodging. All 2015-2016 Vail Resorts season passes will continue to be valid during the extended week.
During closing week Vail plans to provide skiers and snowboarders access to the majority of the Front Side of the mountain as well as Sun Up and Sun Down Bowls, more than 2,500 acres of terrain. Lifts will open at 9 a.m. and close at 4p.m.
Vail Ski & Snowboard School
The Vail Ski & Snowboard School will be open for private lessons only based out of Lionshead and Vail Village. Reservations recommended for ski school. Please call, (970)754-4300
Dining will be available at Mid-Vail, Marketplace at Eagle’s Nest and Buffalo’s.
Renew your Season Pass by April 10th for the Best Price and Six Buddy Tickets
Skiers can already begin to plan for 2016-2017. The Epic Pass and Epic Local passes returns for the 2016-2017 season, giving Colorado skiers the best value at the best Colorado Resorts. Purchasing before April 10th lock unlocks Buddy Tickets – providing six discounted single day lift tickets. With just one pass, guests are ready to explore more than 32,000 acres of terrain across 13 world-class resorts in the U.S. and abroad – including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. Please visit EpicPass.com to purchase the Epic Pass or to learn about all Epic Pass options, such as Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day and Epic Local passes. Guests can turn in their day lift tickets this spring and apply the cost towards the price of their pass for next season. Renew now to lock in next season.