Vail Mountain Winter Fast Facts 2012-13

08 September 2011
2012-2013 Vail Mountain Winter Fast Facts
Dates and Hours
2012-2013 Season: Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 - Sunday, April 14, 2013
Hours of Operations (MST) 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Hours extend over the course of the season)
Base Elevation 8,120 ft. /2,476 m
Mid-Elevation: 10,250 ft. /3,125 m
Peak Elevation: 11,570 ft. /3,527 m
Vertical Rise: 3,450 ft. /1,052 m
Snowmaking: 461 acres/187 ha
Average Annual Snowfall: 354 inches/899 cm
Total Skiable Terrain: 5,289 acres/2,141 ha
Front Side: 1,627 acres/658 ha
Back Bowls: 3,017 acres/1,221 ha
Blue Sky Basin: 645 acres/ 261 ha
Trail Classification
53% Expert/Advanced
29% Intermediate
18% Beginner
Conventional Trails 193
Longest Run: Riva Ridge – 4 miles/6.4 km
Total number of lifts: 31
Gondola: 2
High-speed quads: 16
Fixed-grip quad: 1
Triple chairs: 2
Double chairs: 1
Surface lifts: 3
Conveyors: 6
Total Uphill Capacity: 59,069 people per hour
Terrain Parks
3 Parks: Golden Peak (small, medium and large features), Bwana (small and medium features) and Pride (small and medium features). All parks have progressions suitable for each level of rider/skier.
1 22' Superpipe
1 13' Mini Halfpipe
Winter (recorded on the mountain)
  • Daytime low temperatures in the teens with averages in the 20's and 30's
  • Below 30 degrees nighttime
Vail sees more than 300 days of sunshine per year

Getting Here
  • Conveniently located off Interstate 70, in the center of the state, Vail is the headquarters for an ideal Rocky Mountain vacation.
  • Eagle Airport - Located 35 miles west of Vail, Eagle Airport (EGE) is serviced in the winter by American, Continental, Delta and United with non-stop flights to and from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York (Kennedy and LaGuardia) and Newark. For more information and the latest schedules and available flights, visit
  • Denver International Airport (DIA) - Located 110 miles east of Vail via Interstate 70, Denver International Airport ( offers numerous daily flights to and from most major U.S. cities, and connections to destinations around the world.
  • Ground Transportation - Boasting an unsurpassed safety record, flexible schedules, impeccably maintained vehicles, and courteous and friendly drivers, Colorado Mountain Express (CME) is the best link to Vail's pedestrian village. CME offers access to and from both Denver International Airport and the Eagle Airport. For details and reservations visit
  • Getting Arround - In addition to pedestrian-friendly streets, the Town of Vail operates the largest free public transportation system in the country. Visitors can also access public transportation to nearby Avon, Beaver Creek, Minturn, Leadville and Edwards for a nominal fee on ECO Transportation (
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About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is

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