Vail Mt. opens Siberia Bowl, tops 3,000 acres |

Vail Mt. opens Siberia Bowl, tops 3,000 acres

Daily News staff report

VAIL, Colo. – Vail Mountain operations crews opened Siberia Bowl Wednesday, boosting the resort’s skiable terrain up to 3,079 acres. Siberia Bowl is accessible via the Orient Express Lift (#21).

Skiers and snowboarders now have access to the following lifts and portions of terrain in these areas on Vail Mountain:

Avanti Express Lift (#2)

Wildwood Express Lift (#3)

Mountaintop Express Lift (#4)

Riva Bahn Express Lift (#6)

Game Creek Express Lift (#7)

Born Free Express Lift (#8)

Northwoods Express Lift (#11)

Gopher Hill Lift (#12)

Sourdough Express Lift (#14)

Little Eagle Lift (#15)

Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16)

Sun Up Lift (#17)

Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19)

Cascade Village Lift (#20)

Orient Express Lift (#21)

Tea Cup Express Lift (#36)

Additional terrain will open to the public as soon as conditions and weather permit. Ticket offices in Lionshead, Vail Village and Golden Peak are now open. The Lionshead Adult and Children’s Snowsports School is open for all private and group lessons. The Vail Village Adult Snowsports School is currently open only for private lessons. The Small World Nursery and Children’s Snowsports School will be open in Golden Peak. The Golden Peak Adult Snowsports School will open Friday, Dec. 3.

Eagle’s Nest, Buffalo’s, Wildwood and Mid-Vail are open for on-mountain as well as Express Lift at Mountain Plaza. Two Elk Restaurant will open on Friday, Nov. 26.

As usual in the early season, Vail Mountain lifts will open at 9 a.m. to accommodate early-morning operations. Skiers and riders are asked to observe all posted signs and closures, especially during the early season. Closed trails may contain hazards due to early snow coverage. Crossing an on-mountain closure is a violation of the Colorado Ski Safety Act and will result in the loss of skiing privileges and could involve prosecution and a fine of up to $1,000.

For more information about Vail Mountain, including opening day, terrain updates, snow reports, events and lodging and vacation values, visit or contact the Mountain Information Center at (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8425).

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