New Adventure Ridge Summer
More Fun on Vail Mountain up at
Zip Lines, summer "Tubing" and
climbing walls for all ages are just a few of the enhancements
you'll find at Adventure Ridge this summer! The resort will
begin construction on several new activities this spring and the
activities are anticipated to open to the public by
One of the first new activities at
Adventure Ridge, located at Eagle's Nest, will include a four-line
1,200-foot long zip line located west of the current tubing hill
lift, the Adventure Skyway (#28). Guests riding the zip line will
access the activity by riding both the Adventure Skyway and the
Little Eagle Lift (#15). In addition guests will also be able to
use the Adventure Skyway to access three lanes of summer tubing.
Utilizing the existing tubing hill and covering it with a material
surface designed for the activity, guests will have the opportunity
to glide down the hill in summer, much like they do in
For more of a challenge, guests will have the
opportunity to try their hand on one of two aerial challenge
courses and a large climbing wall which will also be added to the
Adventure Ridge activity lineup this summer. The aerial courses
will each feature three levels of elements for guests to maneuver
including ladders, rope bridges, swinging logs, cargo nets and
more, all within the safety of a cable-attached harness. A beginner
aerial course will feature four distinct, more stable elements for
guests to climb and conquer while an intermediate to advanced
aerial course will feature more than a dozen different elements
that require more balance and upper body strength to successfully
complete. A large climbing wall designed to look like the
world-famous Diamond of Long's Peak, one of Colorado's 54
"fourteeners," will also challenge guests at new heights this
Also, this summer Vail Mountain's Gondola One
and Eagle Bahn Gondola will be open according to the following
The resort will offer scenic rides and bike hauls on
the Eagle Bahn Gondola as well as signature summer activities at
Adventure Ridge including guided hiking and mountain biking tours,
horseback tours, Top of the Mountain tours, disc golf, and
slacklines. Expanded activities at Adventure Ridge are anticipated
to be open for guests by mid-summer.
Guided hikes are also available if you want
more information on the flora & fauna in the area. Want to go
it alone? Grab a hiking map to explore gentle,
relatively flat landscapes or uber-steep lung burners while
checking out the variety of Colorado wildflowers. Vail marks all of
the trails like ski slopes- green being easiest, blue more
difficult, and black diamonds being the most strenuous.
Vail has bike trails for novice to expert mountain
biking. Intermediate riders, check this out- "Flow Trails"
like Big Mamba and the soon-to-be-completed Radio Flyer (July 1)
offer up a wider trail and more of a "flow" type of feel, which not
only helps build confidence, but they are designed with
sustainability in mind and use construction techniques that allow
water to run off the trail itself, reducing erosion and allowing
the trail to last longer. Pretty cool, huh?
Try your arm out with disc golfing at the top
of the mountain! With 8 beginner holes on the front-side and 8
challenging holes at the back-side, your group can have a leisure
or competitive afternoon as the course is completely
If you have a couple of generations to entertain, bring them up
for lunch with a view at Talon's Deck and let the little kids
"discover" dinosaur bones at the Dino Dig or
challenge Grandpa to a complimentary round of horseshoes or bean
This is also your chance to experience Game Creek Restaurant.
The euro-style chalet allows you to feel like you are worlds away
from it all for a fraction of the price you'd pay in the winter.
Ask about their Horseback/Dinner package for a
unique Rocky Mountain experience.
If you don't have time to ride up the gondola,
which is an attraction in itself, enjoy putting around the
Gore Range Mini Golf Course which contains 9 holes
designed in a mountain setting where you will find a different
mountain animal represented at each hole.
Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9, 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, June 13 - Monday, Sept. 2,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Bikes will be allowed up the
gondola until 4 p.m.
**Activities and dining for summer
2013 will be based out of Eagle's Nest.
Eagle Bahn Gondola*
Thursday, June 13 - Monday, Sept.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through
*Bikes will be allowed up the
gondola until 6 p.m.
Weekend-Only Operation, Sept. 6-8,
13-15, 20-22 and 27-29.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through
For additional information and activity pricing please visit Vail's Adventure Ridge website.