Vail Resorts, Ski Club To Expand Racing Terrain, Facilities
A plan to expand its race and training terrain at Golden Peak has been submitted to the U.S. Forest Service by Vail Resorts. The plan increases available terrain by 68 acres, allowing for some 41 acres of additional trails, three surface lifts and more snowmaking.
“Since Vail’s inception in 1962, ski racing has been a part of its heritage, and our partnership with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail in the development of future generations of athletes dates to the beginning of the resort as well,” says Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain.
Vail Resorts is also donating an 11,000-square-foot parcel of land to the club, pending Town of Vail approval. The club plans to redevelop its clubhouse, office, and training facility for use by its 600 members. The additional land surrounding present facilities will allow the club to expand.
Photo: Lindsey Vonn trains at Vail's Golden Peak (Vail Resorts)