…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!
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.
Sunday appeared to be even crazier than Saturday.
Please be careful out there.
WEATHER CLOSURE: We are disappointed to announce that due to high winds, Loveland Ski Area will not open today, Friday, February 7. We apologize to all of our guests that made the drive up this morning. pic.twitter.com/TaDj0mHy8u
— Loveland Ski Area (@LovelandSkiArea) February 7, 2020
We apologize to those of you who were turned around today because our lots filled completely. We know it’s frustrating, and we do our best to let guests in as soon as we’re able. On these powder-frenzy days, the best bet is to arrive by 7 or after 1. Thank you for understanding.
— Eldora (@eldoramtnresort) February 7, 2020