06/26/2014
- New kids zip line now open at Adventure Ridge
- Evening summer operations begin today
Evening summer operations started today, Thursday, June 26, at Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world. Every Thursday through Saturday throughout the summer season, the Eagle Bahn Gondola will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for access to evening activities at Adventure Ridge and dinner at Bistro Fourteen and Game Creek Restaurant.

Adventure Ridge today debuted a new, single-line, 200-foot long zip line geared towards Vail’s youngest guests. Kids aged five and older, between 30 and 100 lbs, will enjoy flying through the air on this new summer activity. Guests can also look forward to a ropes challenge course designed especially for kids, which is planned to open later this summer at Adventure Ridge.

Open hiking and biking trails on Vail Mountain include Berrypicker, Big Mamba, Eagle’s Loop, Fireweed, Fred’s Lunch, Gitalong Road, Grand Escape, Hank’s Hideaway, Lion Down, Lucy’s Loop, Magic Forest, Mane Lane, Onza Alley, PMT, Ridge Route, Radio Flyer, Village Trail, and portions of Grand Traverse.

On-Mountain Dining

Bistro Fourteen opened today for summer operations, offering lunch daily as well as dinner Thursdays through Saturdays.

Game Creek Restaurant also opens this evening, offering après specials on the deck with spectacular views overlooking the Vail Valley, dinner Thursdays through Saturdays, and a sumptuous Sunday brunch through Sunday, Aug. 31.

Lift tickets are required to ride Gondola One and the Eagle Bahn Gondola during the summer and can be purchased at the Vail Village or Lionshead Ticket Offices. All 2014-2015 season pass holders receive unlimited, free scenic access to the both gondolas. Guests who have not yet secured a pass for next winter can purchase online at www.epicpass.com or visit any ticket office for more information.  

Summer 2014 Gondola Dates & Hours*

Gondola One:

Weekend-Only Operations:

Fridays through Sundays: June 6-8, Sept. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 and Oct. 3-5
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Daily Operations:

Friday, June 13 through Monday, Sept. 1
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Eagle Bahn Gondola:

Weekend-Only Operations:

Fridays through Sundays: June 6-8, Sept. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28 and Oct. 3-5
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 Daily Operations:

Friday, June 13 through Monday, Sept. 1
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Extended Evening Operations:

Thursdays through Saturdays, June 26 through Aug. 30
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
*All hours and days of operation are subject to change.

*Bikes will be allowed up Gondola One until 4 p.m. and the Eagle Bahn Gondola until 6 p.m. as conditions permit.

As always, guests are reminded to obey all posted signs and closures. Helmets and sturdy shoes with a good tread are recommended for bicyclists at all times and all bikes must have two working hand brakes. All mountain bikers must obey the National Off-Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) code, printed on Vail Mountain’s summer trail map.

For more information about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.com, stop by the Mountain Information Center, or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

Contact(s)

Liz Biebl, (970) 754-3001, ebiebl@vailresorts.com
Sara Lococo, (970) 754-4528, slococo@vailresorts.com

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