Vail Skiing and Snowboarding Terrain / Mountain StatsVail, CO US
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Vail TerrainThe Back Bowls – Vail Mountain's seven legendary Back Bowls feature vast expanses of open terrain for the intermediate to expert level skier or snowboarder. Enjoy wide turns in endless snowfields, dip into the trees and explore bumps, cliffs and steeps amongst more than 3,000 acres of terrain.
Blue Sky Basin – Blue Sky Basin is the outer-most area of Vail Mountain with the hub, Belle's Camp, at the top of the Skyline Express Lift (#37), flanked by Pete's and Earl's bowls. Skiers and snowboarders will note the area's distinct backcountry feel, including a variety of moguls, glades, cliffs and ridges.
The Front Side: Like the other two faces, Vail’s Front Side has something for everybody. The Front Side offers 127 marked runs as well as all three terrain parks. Choose to cruise down the powder-filled blues next to the Mountaintop Express or challenge yourself to the four-mile long Riva Ridge. Whatever your level, Vail's Front Side will keep you entertained throughout your stay.
Vail SnowboardingHalfpipes: 1
Tarrain Parks: 3
Vail's 500' superpipe in Golden Peak is home to the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships. A variety of medium to larger jibs, rails and hits are scattered throughout the Golden Peak, Bwana and Pride terrain parks each designed to flow into the next section.
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What's New This Season at VailThis winter Vail's Mountaintop Express Lift (#4), one of the most recognized and highly utilized chairlifts in North America as well as an important access route to Vail’s legendary Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin, will be replaced with a new six-passenger chairlift. The new lift will increase capacity by 33 percent, dramatically reducing lift lines and building upon the success of the newly built state-of-the-art Gondola One. The Gopher Hill Lift (#12) in Golden Peak will also be upgraded this season from a double chair to a triple chair, better serving beginners and Vail’s youngest ski school guests. Both the new Mountaintop Express Lift (#4) and Gopher Hill Lift (#12) will continue to build upon Vail's preeminent position in delivering the best experience in the ski industry worldwide. Visit www.vail.com.
Information last updated 10/17/2013.