Vail Mountain, CO, Opens Signature Blue Sky Basin | Resort Now Skiing & Riding Nearly 4,000 Acres

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Blue Sky Basin opening day. Eric Dunn, Vail Mountain

Following the Dec. 15 opening of Vail Mountain’s Legendary Back Bowls, the resort opened its signature Blue Sky Basin for the season. Guests were treated to untouched powder, and endless tree runs across both Pete’s Bowl and Earl’s Bowl. Vail Mountain will offer nearly 4,000 acres for guests to enjoy during the holiday period.

New terrain now open:

  • Earl’s Bowl with return access via Kelly’s Toll Road to Skyline Express (#37)
  • Pete’s Bowl with access via Pete’s Express (#39)

Ongoing 60th Anniversary Experiences:

  • Bistro 14 – A new fine art experience featuring Gray Malin: Bistro 14 relaunched as a fine art photography gallery experience featuring fine art photographer Gray Malin. The legendary photographer is debuting a new series, Gray Malin in Vail, on Jan. 17, and Vail Mountain guests get an exclusive first look only at Bistro 14. See his aerial collection at
  • Snow Bungalows: Four exclusive snow bungalows are open for guests today, and will be available for reservation later this month. The Snow Bungalows are conveniently situated at the Eagle’s Nest Ice Bar and Bistro 14, and are your personal mountaintop retreat for an elevated day on the slopes.
  • Vail Mail: Write a postcard from Vail’s highest mailbox at the Legacy Hut. Postcards feature artwork by Gray Malin and postage is courtesy of Vail Mountain. Send a letter from the highest mailbox in Vail – in true throwback and analog fashion.
  • Vail Mountain 60th Anniversary Limited Edition Rye Bourbon: Vail Mountain collaborated with local distillery, 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits, for a one-of-a-kind Limited Edition spirit that is now available on Vail Mountain and throughout select lodging locations. Grab a taste at the Eagle’s Nest Ice Bar.
  • Murals and more: Vail Mountain has new murals and must-visit photo spots across the mountain. Visit a large recreation of Vail Mountain’s original Opening Day sign at the top of Wildwood Express (#3) and the new Mt. of the Holy Cross archway at the top of Eagle’s Nest, which beautifully frames up the mountain’s closest 14,000’ peak.
Vail Mountain frontside trail map.

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