2018-2019 Vail Mountain Winter Fast Facts
Dates and Hours
2018-2019 Season: November 16, 2018 – April 21, 2019
Hours of Operations (MST) 9 a.m. to 4:00 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: 350 inches/889 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: 195
Longest Run: Riva Ridge – 4 miles/6.4 km
Total number of lifts: 32  
  • Gondolas: 2
  • High-speed six-passenger chairlifts: 3
  • High-speed quad chairlifts: 14
  • Fixed-grip quad chairlifts: 1
  • Fixed-grip triple chairlifts: 2
  • Surface lifts: 3
  • Conveyors: 7
Total uphill capacity: 63,244 people per hour
Terrain Parks
Two (2) Terrain Parks: Golden Peak (small, medium and large features) and Avanti (beginner progression park). All parks have progressions suitable for each level of rider/skier.
One (1) 22’ Superpipe – located at Golden peak
One (1) 13’ Mini Halfpipe – located at Golden peak
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 County Regional Airport (EGE)
    • Located 35 miles west of Vail, Eagle Airport is serviced in the winter by American, Delta and United with non-stop flights to and from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York/Kennedy, Phoenix, Toronto and Washington Dulles. For more information and the latest schedules and available flights, visit www.FlyVail.com.
  • Denver International Airport (DIA)
    • Located 120 miles east of Vail via Interstate 70, Denver International Airport (www.flydenver.com) 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, Epic Mountain Express is the best link to Vail's pedestrian village. Epic Mountain Express offers access to and from both Denver International Airport and the Eagle Airport. For details and reservations visit www.ridecme.com.
  • Getting Around
    • 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 http://www.eaglecounty.com/eco_transit/index.cfm.
Media Contacts
Sally Gunter (970) 754-3001, sgunter@vailresorts.com
Maggie Meisinger (970) 754-4528, mmeisinger@vailresorts.com
Consumer Site: www.vail.com
Mobile Consumer Site: http://m.vail.com
Media Site: https://news.vail.vailresorts.com