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November 29, 2007 — Winter has returned to the Colorado High Country and thanks to a series of recent snowstorms and cold snowmaking temperatures, Vail Mountain is set to open additional terrain this weekend. On Saturday, Dec. 1 the resort plans to offer more than 550 acres of terrain accessed by 14 lifts.
More snow is expected this weekend as www.weather.com calls for a 36-hour snow “fest” Friday and Saturday.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007 the following lifts and portions of terrain in these areas will open for the 2007-2008 ski season:
Avanti Express Lift (Chair 2)
Wildwood Express Lift (Chair 3)
Mountaintop Express Lift (Chair 4)
Game Creek Express Lift (Chair 7)
Born Free Express Lift (Chair 8)
Minnie’s Lift (Chair 9)
Gopher Hill Lift (Chair 12)
Little Eagle Lift (Chair 15)
Vista Bahn Express Lift (Chair 16)
Eagle Bahn Gondola (Lift 19)
Pride Express Lift (Chair 26)
3 Beginner Surface Lifts (at Eagle’s Nest, LionsHead and Golden Peak)
On the dining side, skiers and snowboarders can now enjoy lunch on the mountain at Eagle’s Nest Marketplace, The Pavilion at Wildwood, Buffalo’s at the top of Chair 4, and the Look Ma and Terrace levels at Mid Vail. The Vail Snowsports School will expand its locations for adult private and group instruction to the Vail Village and Mid Vail locations in addition to Vail Square/ Lionshead. Vail Snowsports children’s group and private lessons will be offered at Golden Peak and will continue at the Vail Square/ Lionshead location. The Small World Nursery at Golden Peak provides childcare for ages 2 months to 6 years.
Lift tickets will be $72 for adults, $62 for seniors and $52 for children as of Saturday, Dec. 1.
Vail Snow Daze takes place Dec. 3-9, 2007 featuring live concerts with Ziggy Marley at Dobson Ice Arena on Dec. 6, followed by Social Distortion on Dec. 7. Ludacris and The Roots take center stage Dec. 8 for an outdoor concert at Ford Park. Also don't miss the Dummy Gelunde Championships on Dec. 8, snowball eating contests, a fashion show, and 1,000 Snowflakes of Vail throughout the week.
Lodging deal for Snow Daze
A lodging deal accompanies Snow Daze: buy three nights of lodging and three days of skiing and get the fourth lodging night and day of skiing for free. The offer features quad occupancy in a two-bedroom condo for as low as $374 per person (a 25 percent savings) and is valid now through Dec. 12, 2007. Be aware that additional restrictions may apply.
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