Vail Mountain Opens Early for 2018-19 Season

Vail Mountain Opens Early for the 2018-2019 Season with Unprecedented Vertical Acreage

Vail Mountain Opens Early for the 2018-2019 Season with Unprecedented Vertical Acreage

Dreams do come true! With more November snow than we’ve seen in YEARS, Vista Bahn Ski Rentals is thrilled to confirm Vail Mountain opens early on Wednesday, November 14 at 9am with skiing available out of Vista Bahn Ski Rentals and Gondola One. With over five feet of natural snowfall, and a 28″+ base, the slopes are looking like January in the early season. For your reservation, tuning and storage needs, the shop is open Monday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 13 10am-3pm.

View from Vail Mountain's MidVail looking up on November 10, 2018.

View from Vail Mountain’s MidVail looking up on November 10, 2018.

Learn the details below from Vail Resorts as the lifts begin to spin! A big shout out to Vail Ski Patrol and Vail Mountain Operations for their hard work of getting the mountain ready for its big day.

“VAIL, Colo. – Nov. 12, 2018 – A combination of some of the best early-November snowmaking conditions and more than four feet of natural snowfall last week have allowed… Vail Mountain … to open early for the 2018-19 ski and snowboard season. Vail, originally slated to open on Friday, Nov. 16, will open for the season on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 9 a.m. 

Vail will offer skiing and riding out of both Vail Village and Lionshead Village, with upload and download access to the Mid-Vail area via Gondola One and top-to-bottom skiing and riding through Lionshead Village…. 

Beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 14, skiers and snowboarders will have access to the following lifts and more than 500 acres of skiable terrain accessible via the following lifts on Vail Mountain:

  • Gondola One 
  • Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19)
  • Born Free Express Lift (#8)
  • Avanti Express (#2)
  • Wildwood Express Lift (#3)
  • Mountain Top Express Lift (#4)
  • Little Eagle Lift (#15)

At Vail, the Golden Peak base area and the Riva Bahn Express Lift (#6) are a designated race training area only and will open to the public at a later date.”

Read the full press release from Vail Resorts.

Welcome to the 2018-2019 ski season. We’ll see you on the slopes!