Vail Surpasses Annual Snowfall Mark and Extends Terrain for Last Week of Season


Mar. 8, 2006

VAIL, Colo. (Vail Press Release)—With more than six weeks remaining in the season and more snow expected this week, Vail Mountain has surpassed its 43-year historical snowfall average of 346 inches at the top of the mountain. In celebration of these record-setting snow conditions, Vail Mountain officials announced today that they are increasing the amount of terrain and on-mountain facilities open during the final week of the ski season.

From Apr. 17-23 spring skiers and riders will be able to access 18 lifts servicing the front side, Sun Up, Sun Down and China Bowls and Blue Sky Basin. On-mountain dining facilities, including Two Elk, Eagle's Nest Market Place, Mid-Vail, and Buffalo's will also remain open through April 23. Adult and Children's Ski and Snowboard Schools in Vail Village, LionsHead, and Golden Peak will remain open until closing day.

Vail's end-of-season celebration, Spring Back to Vail, returns with headliner concerts, the World Pond Skimming Championships, parties, and more from Apr. 3-16. Skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of the expanded operations and Spring Back to Vail with great deals on lodging and lift packages and single day lift tickets. Packages start as low as $245 from Apr. 2-23. Lift ticket prices from Apr. 16-23 are $59 for adults, $49 for seniors and $39 for children.