Was ready to head out to Vail (we own in Lionshead) for our annual Thanksgiving week early season trip with the family. We normally come out for 4 weeks/season starting with our first trip over Thanksgiving., in a normal season of course.
We have skied Thanksgiving in Vail/BC for the last gazillion years and love the uncrowded slopes and no waits at restaurants during this time of year. I also get to hang out with all my local buddies as they are not really "working yet". I may end up going solo though because of Covid here in the east as well as in Colorado. Rest of the family is hesitant to fly. I am not.
We may end up having Thanksgiving Dinner via Zoom if I come out solo...lol
I noticed that Vail is not taking ski day reservations yet (we have full EPIC passes) for any dates in November. I assume this is because they're not sure they're gonna be open that early (weather wise), but I'm sure C-19 is playing a part as well.
I am not getting any answers from the mountain itself ("please try back again soon for updates") and my friends who live out there aren't sure about November reservations either.
Do any of you locals have any idea when they might open up reservations for skiing in the month of November? Very hard to book flights without knowing if they'll be open for skiing or not.
How does the mountain look? Any natural yet? Have they blown out the mice from the snowmaking system at the lower elevations?
Such a weird year and it has me hesitant to book flight(s) even though we've spent Thanksgiving in Vail for many years now. Heck, I can remember years ago stumbling back to our condo after eating Turkey Dinner and watching football at Garf's while skiing all morning and taking runs at halftime and between games. Just something about Thanksgiving in The Rockies. Who knows...
Thanks for any info if anyone knows anything about November reservations or if the mountain will actually open on the planned date of this Friday.
I'm getting a little tired of "please check back for updates".
Thanks for any help here,