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Weather and Terrain

Great snow in Vail with more on the way, and it's not too late to get an Epic Pass

November 26, 2019
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If you are one of the people who wants to make sure that the ski conditions in Vail are looking good before committing to a pass you can relax and secure the best price for your day on the mountain now.

Conditions on the mountain
Vail mountain has been open since November 15 and if you ask anybody who went up in the first days of operation they will tell you the snow coverage has been really good for this time of the year. Late November had a few snow storms adding more snow to the base and offering some real powder skiing and riding as new terrain has been opened. We are starting the Thanksgiving week with a great 360 acres open terrain spread between 27 open runs which includes beginner favorites such as Swingsville, Boomer, Sourdough, Tin Pants and Lower Flap Jack. The intermediated blue runs open to skiers and snowboarders as of Monday November 25 are Cappuccino, Christmas, Ramshorn, Slifer Express, Whistle  Pig, Northwoods, Snag Park, Timberline Face and Whisky Jack. Experience skiers and riders also have quite a few runs open to enjoy — Gandy Gancer, North Rim, South Rim, North Star, Powerline, Powerline Glade and Zot. Ski school and private lessons are also available with the base of Golden peak dedicated to learners and also the Lionshead magic carpet open to the littlest skiers. 
Snow Storm on the way
Looks like conditions on the mountain are expected to get even better. Meteorologists are expecting an active weather pattern throughout the next week. Skiers’ most read weather blogger Joel Gratz is predicting a powder day for Vail on Tuesday morning with totals up to 10 inches of new snow and additional fresh snow on Friday Nov 29 and Saturday Nov 30. See his details blog post here: https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/colorado
For everybody who loves fresh powder get out early to catch first tracks on Tuesday. If you prefer sunny days make sure you grab some turns on Turkey Day. Don’t be fooled by the early season and pack your warm winter skiing clothes as temperatures are expected to be low in the teens at the top of the mountain. 
Buy your Epic pass
Epic Pass $989
If you haven’t bought your pass you still can. Vail Resorts announced that they are extending the deadline for Epic Passes and all other passes in the Epic family. Epic Pass continues to offer the best access at the best price with unlimited, unrestricted access to all of the Company’s owned resorts for only $989, with additional partner access at Telluride, Hakuba Valley, Verbier, Courchevel, and the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. New for the 2019-20 season, the Epic Pass also includes partner access to Sun Valley in Idaho, Snowbasin in Utah and Rusutsu Resort in Japan.
Epic local $739
For skiers and riders willing to navigate around a few peak dates, the Epic Local Pass offers an incredible value with access to many of the same destinations for only $739, including unlimited, unrestricted access to Breckenridge, Keystone and more, plus ten combined days at Vail, Whistler Blackcomb, and Beaver Creek, with holiday restrictions, and two days each at Snowbasin and Sun Valley. 
Epic Day Pass starting at $95
New for the 2019-20 season, Vail Resorts launched the Epic Day Pass allowing guests to ski world-class resorts for up to 50 percent off of lift ticket window prices. For as little as $95 per day of skiing at any of Vail Resorts’ North American resorts, the Epic Day Pass is perfect for those skiers and riders who may not need the unlimited skiing offered by traditional season passes but want the same flexibility. Guests can also lower their cost per day by adding more days.

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