Summertime in the valley is truly special. The restaurants are open, the hiking is amazing, and the 70 degree and sunny weather is here. We are happy to report that Vail Resorts has announced their plans for summer Gondola operations.
Gondola One in Vail Village will be open starting July 1 for scenic rides and Gondola Two in Lionshead is slated to open mid-July.
For those who have never visited Vail, here are the details for both Gondolas:
Gondola One is located in Vail Village right behind the Christiania Lodge.
Once you're up to top, there are great hiking trails, scenic viewpoints and Grab 'n go food will be available to snack on at Mid-Vail.
Gondola Two (Eagle Bahn) is located in Lionshead, a 20 minute walk or 10 minute bike ride from the Christiania. Gondola Two is expected to begin turning mid-July with Epic Discovery's interpretive trails, the mountain roller coaster, and grab 'n go food/drink at Eagle's Nest.
Currently, there are no plans for bike hauls, stay tuned for more information.
July 4 in the valley is always a wonderful celebration. This year's Vail America Days will look a bit different than past years. Unfortunately, there will be no parade but the Town of Vail will be featuring exhibits, surprises, and family friendly activities in both villages.
Fireworks will be happening this year! As one of the few places in Colorado to be featuring a fireworks show, Vail is the spot to be this July 4. Grab a cocktail and enjoy the fireworks display from your private vacation rental or boutique lodge room. Vail Village is the perfect setting to watch from the comfort of your home away from home.
Fireworks will start at 9:45 pm and last for 10 minutes.