VIDEO: Vail, CO Lift Line Apocalypse | This Is Why More People Are Heading into the Backcountry!

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…and this is why more and more people are heading out into the backcountry.

38 inches of snow over 48 hours leads to some pretty incredible lines (especially the lift lines). I should’ve brought my skins!

Vail long lines on Sunday…

Yesterday, the lift line for the above-pictured gondola at Vail, CO (Gondola One) was extremely long.

Saturday, a video went viral that depicted the long line at this same gondola at Vail – and today’s line appears to be over three times as long…

We posted yesterday’s long line video on our Facebook page and it reached over 2 million people in 2-days and saw over 9,000 comments.

See video below:


Vail saw 24-inches of snow in the past 48-hours and many people came up from the Denver area via I-70 to experience the new snow.

Vail day tickets are currently priced at $209.

Vail is on the Epic Pass and the $939 Epic Pass allows unlimited access to 36 resorts in the USA, Canada, and Australia, plus free days of skiing or riding in Japan, Chile, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Austria as well as a few other perks like discounted day tickets for friends and family.

I-70 was a nightmare over the weekend as closures & traffic plagued the interstate.

The storm and crowds hit Colorado hard.

Loveland was closed Saturday.

Eldora’s parking lots were completely full Saturday.

Vail snow totals. image: vail, 2/8/20
$209 lift tickets at Vail, CO currently. image: vail, 2/8/20

Sunday appeared to be even crazier than Saturday.

Please be careful out there.

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3 thoughts on “VIDEO: Vail, CO Lift Line Apocalypse | This Is Why More People Are Heading into the Backcountry!

  1. Don’t buy snowmobiles. Winter Wildlands Alliance and Tahoe Backcountry Alliance will try and shut down you out of the backcountry next.

    1. Our friends at the Sierra Club and all their sacrilegious friends could/would never allow more ski resorts to exist. Same reason housing in Truckee is so expensive and in short supply.
      Enviro’s gone wild…

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