October 27, 2021

Skiing In Vail, Colorado

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Vail Ski Resort is located in Eagle County, Colorado, in the western United States, near the town of Vail. With its seven bowls and intermediate graded terrain, Blue Sky Basin is the third-largest single-mountain ski resort in the US, behind Big Sky and Park City. Before the 22-23 season, Vail Locations announced a significant $320 million investment in new lifts for 19 of its 34 resorts. It’s thought to be one of the world’s most notable lift building projects.

Vail claims that this year’s investment in the mountain experience is their most significant single-year expenditure to date to reduce wait times and increase upward capacity. A new high-speed lift and gondola from Whistler Blackcomb’s Creekside; a new high-speed lift is in Vail’s Back Bowls; (and North America’s second) high-speed 8-person chair in Park City, and renovations to Keystone’s Bergman Bowl with 550 acres of new lift-served terrain.

Investment in Vail
Before the 22-23 season, Vail Locations announced a significant $320 million investment in new lifts for 19 of its 34 resorts. It’s thought to be one of the world’s most notable lift building projects. Vail claims that this year’s investment in the mountain experience is their most significant single-year expenditure to date, intending to reduce wait times and increase upward capacity.

A new high-speed lift and gondola from Whistler Blackcomb’s Creekside; a new high-speed lift in Vail’s Back Bowls; the company’s first (and North America’s second) high-speed 8-person chair in Park City; and renovations to Keystone’s Bergman Bowl with 550 acres of new lift-served terrain.

Shortly before the epidemic, Vail Resorts planned $200 million+ investments for summer 2020, with many of these projects starting a year later. This time, Vail reveals a 50% increase in spending six months ahead of schedule, which is unusual.

What high speed lifts have been added?
In total, 12 new high-speed chairlifts, a new high-speed gondola, six new fixed-grip chairlifts, and new lift-served terrain will be installed. Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Park City, Keystone, Breckenridge, Stowe, and Mount Snow are among the resorts that will benefit, and more ski resorts will be declared in December 2021 and probably in March 2022. Click here for the latest ski resort news.

Teams have been hard at work identifying significant opportunities to improve the guest experience and have produced an initial list of exciting lift upgrades, a restaurant expansion, and projects that expand access to incredible terrain for next season, with more to be announced. At some of our mountains, this means more lift upgrades, a restaurant expansion, and projects that expand access to incredible terrain for next season, with more to be announced.

Keystone Resort’s Bergman Bowl
Will acquire a new high-speed 6-person chairlift, which would increase lift-served terrain by 555 acres, including 16 new trails, and provide access for novice and intermediate guests and expanded entry expert terrain in Independence and Erickson Bowls.

Park City Mountain
The upcoming Silverlode lift at Park City Mountain will be Vail Resorts’ first high-speed 8-person chairlift and the second in North America after Big Sky. The new Silverlode lift will replace an old 6-person chair, increasing uphill capacity by 20% and decreasing wait times at a critical location on the mountain.

Stowe Mountain Resort
The replacement and extension of an existing fixed-grip triple to a high-speed 6-person lift at Stowe Mountain Resort will increase uphill capacity by 100%, eliminate the steep hike to the lift’s base, improve reliability on windy days, and give beginner and intermediate guests better access to lower-level terrain options.
The overall investment made by Vail Resorts over the last 15 years is estimated to be around $2.2 billion.