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Vail Mountain is officially open for summer. Gondola One in Vail Village, the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead Village and Epic Discovery at the top of Vail Mountain are now open for daily operations.   

“It’s a beautiful day to ring in the official start of summer on Vail Mountain,” said Doug Lovell, chief operating officer at Vail Mountain. “Today marks the second summer of Epic Discovery on Vail Mountain. Debuting this summer, children 12 and younger can ride up the gondola for free with a paying adult. Vail Mountain is truly a year-round destination for the whole family.”

Beginning today, Vail will offer limited on-mountain activities that will include, the Game Creek Zipline Tour, Holy Cross Adventure Course, Forest Flyer Mountain Coaster, Little Eagle Zipline, Pine Cone Adventure Course, bungee trampoline and the new Paramount Peak Climbing Wall. The Gore Creek Mini Golf located at the base of Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead will also open on Friday.  

Additional on-mountain activities will open as soon as conditions permit.

For more information about Vail Mountain, call the Mountain Information Center at (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245) or visit www.vail.com.
About Vail Mountain
Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, Vail is an extraordinary mountain resort destination. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the awe-inspiring terrain and natural beauty of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges to world-class events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, and the abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail is where outdoor pursuits meet village sophistication. Offering more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain including seven legendary Back Bowls in winter, and flourishing with new summer activities with the debut of Epic Discovery in 2016, the options for year-round adventure are endless. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth.


Sally Gunter, (970) 754-3001, sgunter@vailresorts.com
Maggie Meisinger, (970) 754-4528, mmeisinger@vailresorts.com
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