Snowmaking-VDN-120817-1-1 Vail Resorts says improvements to its snowmaking operations will allow Vail Mountain to open Nov. 15. Chris Dillmann | |

Despite humanity’s best efforts, certainty is hard to come by when it comes to nature. Vail Resorts is bringing a bit of certainty to Vail Mountain’s opening day.

Vail Resorts announced Monday that, thanks to work this summer on new snowmaking equipment, Vail Mountain will be open on Nov. 15 of this year. That’s a for-sure opening.

According to a release from the company, Vail’s snowmaking upgrades and expansion will ensure a pre-Thanksgiving Opening Day each year. Nearly 200 acres of new and enhanced snowmaking terrain will provide guests with earlier access to higher-elevation terrain, top-to-bottom skiing/ snowboarding, access from two base areas and improved early-season ski school terrain.


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