Sun Up Express makes debut
Vail Mountain opened part of its Back Bowls on Saturday.
(Photo: Vail Resorts/David Neff)
About 24 percent of the expansive resort was open for skiing and riding on Saturday. By the end of the day, 11 of the 31 lifts were operating. According to meteorologist Joel Gratz of OpenSnow.com, Vail could see significant snow during the first half of the coming week. Additional snow will likely translate into more open terrain.
Epic Pass deadline nears
The purchasing deadline for the popular 2016-17 Epic Pass is scheduled for Sunday, December 4. The Epic Pass is an unlimited season pass for all of the resorts owned by Vail Resorts, plus Arapahoe Basin. The 2016-17 pass provides five days at Whistler Blackcomb, because the Canadian resort was only recently purchased by the company. The pass also provides limited access to several European resorts. The Epic Pass costs $849 for an adult and $439 for children ages 5-12.