April 2, 2006
VAIL, Colo. (Vail Press Release)—With three weeks left in the season, Vail Mountain surpassed the 400-inch mark today reaching 406 inches or nearly 34 feet of cumulative snowfall at the top of the mountain. This is more than eight feet above the annual average. This excellent snowfall setsthe tone for the two-week end of the season celebration, Spring Back to Vail. Guests can enjoy excellent spring skiing conditions, concerts and parties from Apr. 3-16. In addition to the spectacular snowfall conditions and events, Vail announces an increase in the amount of terrain and on-mountain facilities open during the final week of the skiseason, Apr. 17-23.
Spring Back to Vail returns with headliner bands and events from Apr. 3-16. P.O.D., Hoobastank and G. Love & Special Sauce will perform live on Friday, April 7 and Saturday April 8th in Ford Park. In addition to the headliner concerts, Spring Back to Vail will feature more concert street parties, a Warren Miller movie screening, and the wet and wildWorld Pond Skimming Championships. Other artists slated to perform include Cracker, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Little Hercules. Check-out www.springbacktovail.com for more information.
From Apr. 17-23 spring skiers and riders will be able to access more terrain and on-mountain services due to expanded operations. The front side, Sun Up, Sun Down and China Bowls and Blue Sky Basin will be serviced by 18 lifts. 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 Schoolsin Vail Village, LionsHead, and Golden Peak will remain open until closing day.
Skiers and snowboarders can take advantage of the excellent snow conditions, Spring Back to Vail and expanded operations, and with great deals on lodging and lift packages and single day lift tickets. Lift ticket prices from Apr. 16-21 are $59 for adults, $49 for seniors and $39 for children. Lift tickets for the final weekend, Apr. 22-23, are $30 for adults. Lodging and lift ticket packages start as low as $102 per night on weekdays and $123 per night on weekends based on double occupancy from Apr. 2-23. Specials for the final weekend of the season start as low as $81 per night based on double occupancy. Go to www.vail.com for lodging and lift ticket information.