What to Expect This Ski Season in Vail

Ski season is calling, here is what you can expect when visiting Vail, CO for a ski-filled weekend
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As this year’s ski season fast approaches, resorts are working hard to ensure that skiers, snowboarders, instructors and everyone else can stay safe on and off the slopes. Vail Resorts recently began unveiling their operating plans, we took a closer look to see just how different this ski season will be. From planning ahead and making reservations to changes to the après scene, here’s what to expect at Vail Mountain this season.

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The Antlers at Vail resort is located only 150 yards from the Eagle Bahn Gondola at the base of Lionshead Village. Gondola rides will be a bit different this year. At 50% capacity, the gondola windows will be open at all times and will allow no more than two separate parties in a cart per ride. However, guests who do not wish to ride with a separate party are not required to.

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As one of the top resorts in 2020, we have received the most questions about ski reservations. Vail is requiring reservations for the 2021 season. Rest assured, reserving your spot is fairly easy with the Epic Pass. Since November 6th, guests have been able to reserve their priority dates. 

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Aside from soaring down the slopes, everyone is certainly looking forward to the après scene. Vail restaurants are trying their best to maximize outdoor seating areas and will encourage guests to sit outside to enjoy food and beverages. Like most restaurants, tables will be 6-feet apart and there will be limited capacity for each restaurant. With limited seating and availability, the Antlers at Vail resort will be servicing guests with in-room dining, offering menus and a full kitchen. Antlers at Vail will also be offering an après package, including a charcuterie board that comes with your choice of wine and beer. At Antlers, we want this ski season to be even more enjoyable than past seasons. 

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We understand everyone is gearing up for a great ski season in beautiful Vail, Colorado. With a few changes, we believe all ski guests will be able to enjoy the slopes just as much, or even more than, they have in the past. Above all, skiers and snowboarders have been wearing face coverings for decades on the mountains. Could the mask mandate could get any more normal on Vail’s snowy slopes? 


Liana Moore is Marketing Director at Antlers at Vail, a resort specializing in residential-style accommodations and amenities for their Vail visitors & guests. Contact the Antlers’ team at 970-476-2471 or visit their page.

Content for this article is provided by Antlers at Vail.

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