Vail closes lifts as it begins winding down season — The Know

Vail Mountain began winding down for the season on Monday, closing lift Nos. 10, 22, 24 and 38.

Lift No. 22, the Mongolia surface lift, is the only closed lift which can not be accessed from another, still-open area. That lift had a short run this season; it did not open until the second week of February.

Chair No. 10, the Highline Express, is the eastern-most lift on the front side of Vail Mountain. The four-person chairlift services black and double black diamond terrain on the Highline and Blue Ox runs. Those runs can still be accessed by guests exiting China Bowl via Chair No. 21.

Roger’s Run, which connects to Chair No. 11, the Northwoods Express, is recommended to guests who reach the top of Chair No. 10 from China Bowl.

Skiers and snowboarders who opt for Highline or Blue Ox will find themselves on the eastern end of Vail’s front side, and will need to use the long (and sometimes painful) Brisk Walk road from the bottom of Chair No. 10 to egress the mountain via Golden Peak.

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