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When do the Back Bowls open?

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When do the Back Bowls open?

I'm planning a trip for December and I'm wondering how likely we'll be able to get into the back bowls at Vail

Vail, Colorado
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1. Re: When do the Back Bowls open?

It's based completely on snow conditions. The bowls have opened as early as Thanksgiving in a big snow year or as late as christmas/new years in a drier year. Normally, in an "average" year, they try to have them open by mid-December (the Dec 10-18 range). Check Vail.com for details and updates.

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2. Re: When do the Back Bowls open?

Not to dampen your spirit but last Christmas the Back side didn't open until half way thru the holiday week and lift line waits were the worst most can recall because of it. The upside is it's weather dependent. If we have a good Nov/early Dec then all will be good.

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3. Re: When do the Back Bowls open?

Yep typically they will open for the holiday season if snow permits. It is fairly rare to have them open mid december, and when they do you might want to have "rock skis" as the cover is pretty shallow.

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