Vail Mountain is Now 100 Percent Open

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Resort Boasts Most Open Terrain in Colorado with 5,289 Skiable Acres

VAIL, Colo. – Dec. 28, 2018 – Following 13 inches of snow in the past seven days and with more in the forecast as the New Year approaches, Vail Mountain is now 100 percent open. All lifts at Vail Mountain are operational for the season, providing access to 5,289 skiable acres of terrain, the most currently open in Colorado.

“It has been a legendary start to the season, with the second-earliest opening for Blue Sky Basin in history, to offering all 5,289 skiable acres before the New Year,” said Doug Lovell, Vail chief operating officer. “With excellent early season snow conditions, this has been the strongest start to the season in decades, thanks to the hard work of our mountain operations teams and a little help from Mother Nature.”

Vail is currently celebrating Vail Holidays, and will ring in the New Year with the New Year’s Eve Torchlight Ski Down and fireworks on Dec. 31. For more details, visit here.


Purchase Lift Tickets In Advance to Save

Skiers and snowboarders looking for the best prices on lift tickets can purchase tickets online in advance at By purchasing lift tickets seven or more days in advance online, guests will receive the biggest savings and the lowest price, guaranteed. Lift tickets can be purchased online up until midnight the night before a ski day to save money off the ticket window price.


About Vail Mountain

Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, Vail is the world’s premier mountain resort. The year-round alpine destination delivers a superior, seamless experience for every guest, from the vast terrain and natural grandeur of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges to world-class events, shops and spas, and the abundant culinary options and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail and Lionshead Villages. Vail offers more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain including seven limitless Back Bowls in winter, and flourishing with new summer activities after the debut of Epic Discovery in 2016. Coupled with the enduring spirit of innovation inherent in Vail’s founders, and a timeless pursuit of excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is like nothing on earth.