Patrick Thorne

17 Sep 23

Vail Resorts Season Start Dates

Patrick Thorne

17 Sep 23

In an exciting sign that the ski season is just around the corner. Vail Resorts have published opening dates for many of their resorts, the first, hopefully, just a couple of months away in October.

First to open in likely to be Keystone in Colorado, conditions permitting, from mid-October.

Then more precise dates have been given for nearby Breckenridge and Vail on 10th November.

They’ll be followed a week later by California’s Heavenly and Northstar as well as the largest ski area in the US at Park City Mountain on 17th November.

More Colorado areas, Beaver Creek and Crested Butte, will open on 22nd November, then North America’s largest resort Whistler Blackcomb in BC, Canada on the 23rd November.

This season at Keystone Resort, for the very first time, guests will have lift access to Keystone’s high alpine, thanks to the installation of a brand-new, high-speed, 6-passenger chairlift in Bergman Bowl.

The Bergman Express will provide lift access to more than 550 acres of intermediate-and-above-level high alpine terrain, including 16 new trails in Bergman and Erickson Bowls.

“In addition to offering an inviting high alpine adventure, Bergman Express will elevate the guest experience by improving skier and rider circulation across Keystone’s three mountain peaks,” a Vail spokesperson said.

The lift is one of 25 new lifts across Vail Resorts’ 40 ski areas. The season at Vails Resorts will continue through the spring for a total of around 8 months, with Whistler Blackcomb and Breckenridge planning to stay open to late May.

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