Vail Mountain statistics

This season

Season Dates

Opening Date: Wed 21 Nov 2007
Closing Date: Sun 13 Apr 2008

New season improvements

05/06: Nine new snow cats to enlarge fleet. 04/05:Snowmaking line is being installed at Golden Peak this summer with new hydrants and fan guns which will enable the resort to make more snow faster on the eastern side of the mountain, including the eastern off-mountain routes. A snowmaking project also in underway on Simba. - Grooming: 10 new cats to Vails snowcat fleet will add 33 percent more grooming this season,

Mountain Details

Mountain

Top lift: 3527m
Vertical drop: 1052m
Bottom lift: 2475m

Pistes

Ride Area: 5289acres
Total Pistes: 193
Longest Piste: 4miles (6.4km)

Pistes gradients

Easy (Green/Blue):
28%
Intermediate (Red):
32%
Advanced (Black):
40%

Other Facilities

On mountain restaurants: 20
Tree riding: Yes
Off-Piste: Yes

Lifts

Facilities

Total lifts: 34
Gondolas: 1
Chair Lifts: 23
Drag-lifts: 10

Extra details

Lift Capacity per hour: 53281
Lift operating times: 8.30am to 4.00pm

Lift passes

Local area

Other passes

Other details/passes: Day pass $81 3 of 5 days $243 5 of 8 days $405 Better deals if you book in advance via their website

Snowfall

Average annual snowfall: 8.5m metres
Snowmaking cover: 5 % of area

Lesssons & Hire

Lesssons

Snowboard Schools:
one day group $90/100 1 Hour Private Lesson - $110 3 hours park lesson $80

Hire

Snowboard Hire:
Board and boots - $27

Freestyle features

Summary

Halfpipe: Yes - 1
Terrain Park: Yes - 3 varied parks

Other Facilities

Night snowboarding: Yes
Heliboarding: Yes
Snowmobiles: Yes
1 hour from $62
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Resort Information

Location

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World Ranking

8th

Overall in the world

  • #54 best freeride
  • #31 best freestyle
  • #32 best piste riding

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