Vail to keep chairlifts running longer starting Friday
Weekend storm may bring up to a foot of new snow
Beaver Creek’s main lifts -- Centennial Express, Strawberry Park and Buckaroo Gondola – have been operating till 4 p.m. since December. The resort also recently opened portions of upper Stone Creek Chutes after nearly two feet of new snow fell in late January and early February.
Beaver Creek is now up to 1,665 acres of skiable terrain, and Vail is offering more than 5,000 acres after nearly three feet of new snow in late January.
Opensnow.com is calling for anywhere between four and 10 inches of new snow between Saturday and Sunday night at Beaver Creek, and anywhere between five inches to a foot new at Vail during that same time span.
Vail and Beaver Creek have been basking in mostly warm and sunny weather throughout most of the week. More snow is in the long-range forecast toward the end of next week as well – a good thing given the anticipated crowds for the long President’s Day weekend Feb. 16-18.
Also this week, Vail announced its annual Spring Back to Vail lineup for closing weekend April 12-14. Free concerts featuring Sublime with Rome, O.A.R. and Jimmy Cliff are on tap.
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