05/31/2016
Vail Mountain will operate Gondola One on June 3-5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with limited offerings at the Mid-Vail area. The resort will begin daily summer operations on Friday, June 10, and will operate both Gondola One and the Eagle Bahn Gondola. On-mountain activities will be limited due to snowmelt and conditions. Hiking and mountain biking trails on Vail Mountain, as well as bike hauls and additional activities, will not be offered opening weekend but will open as soon as conditions permit. 
 
From June 10 through Sept. 4, Gondola One will operate daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
The Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead will operate 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from June 10–22. From June 23 through Sept. 4, the Eagle Bahn Gondola will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 
 
For more information about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.com, stop by the Mountain Information Center, or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
 
About Epic Discovery: A Summer Mountain Adventure
Do you want to soar like an eagle? Travel through the forest canopy like a squirrel? Find out if you’re as strong as a bear? See the world through the eyes of a trout? This summer, Vail Resorts will embark on a new adventure as Epic Discovery debuts at Vail Mountain in Colorado in late June. Epic Discovery provides a unique, connected, on-mountain summer experience, immersing guests in activities which provide big-time thrills, allow them to challenge themselves physically, guide them to explore and better understand their natural surroundings, and ultimately create lifelong memories. This first-of-its-kind comprehensive on-mountain summer adventure will feature components such as zip lines, an aerial adventure, alpine coaster, wildlife trail exploration, and interactive, “learn-through-play” activities. Vail Mountain’s Epic Discovery proposal received final approval from the U.S. Forest Service in October 2014, and the resort began construction the following summer. Vail’s existing Adventure Ridge has already undergone enhancements with the addition of two rope challenge courses, summer tubing, a four-line Zip Flyer, as well as a kids’ challenge course and kids’ zip line. Through a partnership with The Nature Conservancy – the leading conservation non-profit organization – Epic Discovery will complement the eco-discovery experiences across the mountain with scientific content. Subsequently, Vail Resorts will utilize its new “1% For The Forest” program as a means to contribute one percent of all summer lift ticket and activity revenue to The Nature Conservancy for forest restoration projects on national forest lands. To learn more about Epic Discovery at Vail, visit www.vail.com/epicdiscovery.
 
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 in preparation for 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.

Contact(s)

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