An expansion of Golden Peak at Vail Mountain in Colorado lays the foundation for a new training and racing venue for the dual moguls’ event. The initial Golden Peak expansion, undertaken in 2019, included three new ski runs over a 68-acre expansion area and a new T-bar lift to service the terrain. Although the runs are primarily designed for race training and competition, normal skiers can still ride the same trails when training isn’t taking place. The combined Mogul Golden Peak project is the first terrain expansion at Vail since the Blue Sky Basin in 2000.
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The finishing touches, including snowmaking and grading work, are being completed on the 5.4-acre expansion. The new mogul venue was subject to additional groundwork and erosion studies before it could be built, forcing the project to move to 2021. The hope is the venue will be ready to go by the time snow starts to fall. Golden Peak and the wider Vail area are home to numerous elite winter athletes, including Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin, alongside other Olympians. Although normal skiers can’t ski the mogul course, they will be able to watch the action from the side of the run come winter.