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Today is opening day at Vail and Winter Park!

Posted at 10:00 AM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 12:00:47-05
Vail Mountain
Vail Opening Day Wednesday November 14th

Opening day is here for Vail mountain! Early bird skiers were met with free breakfast burritos and hot chocolate, while supplies lasted. Lifts started spinning at 9 am and will continue running till close at 4 pm.

Here are the current operating lifts:

  • Gondola One
  • Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19)
  • Born Free Express Lift (#8)
  • Avanti Express (#2)
  • Wildwood Express Lift (#3)
  • Mountain Top Express Lift (#4)
  • Little Eagle Lift (#15)
Winter Park
Winter Park Opening Day Wednesday November 14th

Winter Park also opens today, with lifts running since 9 am. The Arrow Lift will spin all day, closing down at 4 pm. Miles, the Denver Broncos Mascot, will be on the slopes skiing and cheering on fellow riders.

Monarch Ski Area
Monarch Opening Day at Monarch set for Friday November 16th

Several more ski areas are set to open this weekend. Monarch and Copper mountain will both open this Friday. Lifts at both Monarch and Copper will start turning at 9 am.

Beaver Creek will open this Saturday, November 17th, four days ahead of schedule.