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Book online or call 888-500-5155 (+1-970-496-4910) to speak with a local expert.

EPIC DISCOVERY HOURS

Summer Hours

    June 10 - 22:                   11am-6pm

    June 23 - Sept. 5:           10am-6pm

Fall Hours (Fri-Sun only)
    Sept. 9 - Oct. 2:             11am-6pm

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Discover Summer at Vail

Zip, fly, tour, tube: how will you discover Vail Mountain?  With ropes courses, ziplines, alpine coaster and much more, the options are endless at Epic  Discovery, the ultimate playground!

1 Pass. Unlimited All-Day Adventure on Vail Mountain. 

Enjoy unlimited all-day access to an array of thrilling activities, including the Forest Flyer™ alpine coaster and Scenic Gondola Ride up the mountain to reach Epic Discovery! Ideal for adults and kids alike, the Ultimate Adventure Pass includes a free parent ride-along ticket for the Forest Flyer™, so parents can ride with smaller kids who cannot ride alone.




Ultimate Adventure Pass for $89

UNLIMITED ALL-DAY ACCESS
Best value! The Ultimate Adventure Pass provides unlimited all-day access to an array of thrilling activities, including the Forest Flyer™ alpine coaster! Ideal for adults and kids alike, this pass includes a FREE companion ride-along ticket for the Forest Flyer™ (so parents can join their kids if they can’t ride alone) and a Scenic Gondola Ride up the mountain to reach Epic Discovery.

The Ultimate Adventure Pass Includes:

  • Golden Eagle Zipline
  • Gore Range Adventure Course
  • Holy Cross Adventure Course
  • Eagle's Nest Tubing
  • Forest Flyer™
  • Mountain Goat Climbing Tower
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Little Eagle Zipline
  • Pine Cone Adventure Course
  • Marmot Mini Tubing
  • Scenic Gondola Ride
  

Activity Restrictions: For some activities, age and/or height restrictions apply; see the specific activity for full details.

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Little Explorer Pass for $49

UNLIMITED ALL-DAY ACCESS
The Little Explorer Pass, designed for our smallest guests, provides an introductory Epic Discovery experience. This pass includes a Scenic Gondola Ride up the mountain to reach Epic Discovery. (Note: The pass does not include access to the Forest Flyer™ alpine coaster.)

The Little Explorer Pass Includes:

  • Mountain Goat Climbing Tower
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Little Eagle Zipline
  • Pine Cone Adventure Course
  • Marmot Mini Tubing
  • Scenic Gondola Ticket

Activity Restrictions: For some activities, age and/or height restrictions apply; see the specific activity for full details.

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All Pass Activities

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GOLDEN EAGLE ZIPLINE

Take in the sights and sounds of Vail Mountain from a bird's eye view on the Golden Eagle Zipline at the top of Eagle's Nest. Soar, zip and swoosh to new heights with your friends on this 1,200 ft-long zipline!

Activity Restrictions: Participants must be at least 8 years old, 45-80" tall, and weigh between 55 and 275lbs. Harness must fit properly. Fully enclosed footwear, no heel straps, required for all activities.

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Gore Range Challenge Course

GORE RANGE ADVENTURE COURSE

Put your strength and balance to the test as you explore challenging obstacle areas via ropes, bridges, logs and balance elements, all with a bird's eye view of Vail's surrounding mountain ranges! 

Preview the Adventure Courses>

Activity Restrictions: Participants must be at least 52" tall and weigh at least 45-250lbs. Harness must fit properly. Fully enclosed footwear are required for all activities.

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Holy Cross Challenge Course

HOLY CROSS ADVENTURE COURSE

Put your strength and balance to the test as you explore challenging obstacle areas via ropes, bridges, logs and balance elements, all with a bird's eye view of Vail's surrounding mountain ranges!

Preview the Adventure Courses>

Activity Restrictions: Participants must be at least 52" tall and weigh at least 45-250lbs. Harness must fit properly. Fully enclosed footwear is required for all activities.

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Summer Tubing

EAGLE'S NEST SUMMER TUBING

Grab a tube, hop a lift, get a rush! Adventurers young and old will love taking thrilling runs down the 550 ft-long tubing hill. Music entertains you the whole way down, while the Adventure Bahn carpet ride will take you back to the top.

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Activity Restrictions: Participants must be at least 42" tall and at least 7 years old. Fully enclosed footwear is required for all activities.

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FOREST FLYER™

Speed is your friend as you fly through the forest on a raised alpine coaster! the Forest Flyer™ winds its way 3,400 feet down the mountain, following the natural contours of the landscape through the forest.

For guests who do not meet the height requirement for the Forest Flyer™ a free ride along ticket will be provided for a companion 16 years or older to accompany them as the driver.

Preview the Forest Flyer>

Activity Restrictions: Participants must be at least 54" tall to ride alone. For participants who are at least 3 years old and 38-54" tall, a free ride along ticket will be provided for a companion 16 years or older to accompany them as the driver. Max. weight 330lbs. Fully enclosed footwear is required for all activities.

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MOUNTAIN GOAT CLIMBING TOWER

Harness your inner adventure while scrambling up to new heights! Explore the nooks and crannies of the 25-ft tall climbing wall while taking in the views of the surrounding mountain ranges, all while safety strapped in. The climbing wall is designed with beginner to advanced climbers in mind, so there is fun for all ages and abilities.

Activity Restrictions: Participants must be at least 3 years old and weigh between 45-250lbs. Harness must fit properly. Fully enclosed footwear is required for all activities.

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Rebound Trampoline

BUNGEE TRAMPOLINE

Kids and adults can bounce, flip and soar skyward on this trampoline, all while safely harnessed to a series of bungee cords. 

Activity Restrictions: Participants must be at least 3 years old and weigh between 30-180lbs. Harness must fit properly.

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Epic Discovery Little Eagle Zip Line

LITTLE EAGLE ZIPLINE

The Little Eagle Zipline is a super fun, single-line, 200 foot-long zipline geared toward the littlest adventurers. 

Activity Restrictions: Participants must be at least 3 years old and weigh between 30 - 100lbs. Harness must fit properly. Fully enclosed footwear is required for all activities.

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Pinecone Challenge Course

PINE CONE ADVENTURE COURSE

The Pine Cone Adventure Course is a kids-friendly, smaller version of Vail's challenges courses, featuring easier-to-navigate ropes, bridges, logs and other kid-friendly obstacles closer to ground level for Vail's younger guests. 

Activity Restrictions: Participants must be at least 3 years old and weigh between 30 - 100lbs. Harness must fit properly. Fully enclosed footwear is required for all activities.

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MARMOT MINI TUBING

Grab a tube and glide down the mountain on a thrilling, adrenaline-fueled ride. The multi-lane tubing hill features two runs, and easy-access surface lift gets you back up top fast.

Activity Restrictions: Participants must be at least 3 years old and weigh between 30 - 100lbs. Fully enclosed footwear is required for all activities.

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Gondola Ride

SCENIC GONDOLA TICKET

Enjoy magical views of the Gore Range while the Eagle Bahn Gondola whisks you up above 10,000 feet.

Gondola Ride

Scenic Gondola Ride

Enjoy magical views of the Gore Range while the Eagle Bahn Gondola out of Lionshead or Gondola One out of Vail Village whisks you up above 10,000 feet. To access the main Epic Discovery activities, take the Eagle Bahn Gondola out of Lionshead to the top of Eagle's Nest.




Scenic Gondola Ride for $34 

UNLIMITED ALL-DAY GONDOLA ACCESS

Adult $34 | Child $17 | Senior $29

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Epic Discovery activity availability dependent on mountain conditions. 

 Dates
 Gondola One Eagle Bahn Gondola  Adventure Ridge  
June 10 — 22 
 9:30am — 4:00pm
 9:30am — 6:00pm
 11:00am — 6:00pm
June 23 — Sept 5
 9:30am — 4:00pm
 9:30am — 6:00pm*
 10:00am — 6:00pm
Sept 9 — Oct 2
Weekend
Operations
Only (Fri-Sun)


 9:30am — 4:00pm
 9:30am — 6:00pm
 11:00am — 6:00pm
 *Note: June 23 — Sept 3, Thurs — Sat the Eagle Bahn Gondola will operate until dusk. Bikes will be allowed up Gondola One until 4pm and up Eagle Bahn until 6pm as conditions allow.



Game Creek Aerial Adventure

Experience the Game Creek Aerial Adventure, which also includes all-day access to the Ultimate Adventure Pass. Fly through and above the forest habitat with an array of seven ziplines and aerial bridges. Learn about the mountain ecosystem while working your way through each course’s challenges. Experience nearly 2 miles of ziplining over the course of a 3-4 hour tour.

Preview the Canopy Tour>

Game Creek Aerial Adventure for $189 

Includes the Ultimate Adventure Pass ($89 value)

Reservations are required. Call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245) to reserve.

Activity Restrictions: 

Participants must be at least 10 years old and weigh between 75-250lbs. Participants under 14 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult. Harness must fit properly. Fully enclosed footwear are required for all activities.

Top of Mountain Tour

Mountain Top Tour

$37 Pass Holder Rate | $71 Non-Pass Holder Rate (includes lift ticket)

This Mountain Top Tour is an open-air adventure in a guided off-road vehicle with incredible views of Vail's legendary Back Bowls, the Gore Range and Mount of the Holy Cross. You will learn about Vail's ecosystem and geology from your personal tour guide. The loop begins at Eagle's Nest, winds up and around Vail mountain and loops back to Adventure Ridge. Guests need to be able to sit in their own seat and cannot have children on laps or in baby carriers. 

Call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245) to reserve.

Mountain Bike Clinics
Join one of our experienced guides for an exhilarating journey down Vail Mountain’s network of mountain bike trails. Designed for guests looking to refine their already confident mountain bike skills or for guests interested in basic instruction and a guide to help you explore Vail Mountain. Explore mountain bike rentals>



FREE-RIDE UNLIMITED PASS

$349 Pass Holder Rate | $369 for Non-Pass Holders.

  12 and under Adult Senior 
 Week lift pass
$43 $85 $73
 Week bike pass   
$58  $100 $88

***Valid for 7 days of use in a 7-day time frame. Biking and hiking activities availability based on construction and mountain conditions. Please check with the Ticket Offices or call 970-SKI-VAIL (754.8245) for daily operations. Includes all-day unlimited rides. All lift-transported mountain bikers must sign a liability and code of use agreement prior to use at tickets sales location. Anyone under 18 years must have a parent/guardian sign release.

Call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245) to reserve.

Guided Hiking
Explore Vail Mountain on a guided hike with an interactive hiking expert through the White River National Forest and learn about the area’s flora and fauna. 

Call 970-SKI-VAIL (754-8245) to reserve.

Gore Creek Mini Golf

Gore Creek Mini Golf
Practice your short game on this 9-hole course located at the base of the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead on the banks of Gore Creek.

Disc Golf
Tee up for this spectacular, self-guided 18-hole Disc Golf Course at the top of the mountain. Front nine is beginner/intermediate and the back nine is intermediate/advanced. Allow 1–2 hours per nine holes.

Friday Afternoon Club and Saturday Sundown Series 
Enjoy family friendly live music at Vail's party at the top of the mountain. Ride the Eagle Bahn Gondola from Lionshead to food, beverages, and live music starting at 4pm. Every Friday July 1- September 2 and Saturday July 2- September 3. Weather permitting. Learn more about Friday Afternoon Club and Saturday Sundown Series.

Nature Discovery Center
Operated by Walking Mountains Science Center, explore an array of regional wildlife exhibits and speak with naturalists about the flora and fauna of Vail. The Nature Discovery Center is open daily, free of charge. Join us to experience the interactive exhibits inside, along with free daily Nature Walks and Interpretive Nature Talks that are led by certified interpretive guides. To learn more and see the full schedule of free programs offered, visit www.walkingmountains.org.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Adequate ClothingFully enclosed footwear, no heel straps, are required for all activities. Be aware, mountain weather changes quickly and there is usually at least a 10-degree temperature difference from the bottom to the top of the lifts. Bring a raincoat and consider a sweater or fleece layer. Wear closed-toed, comfortable, sturdy shoes, such as hiking boots or tennis shoes. Hair ties are suggested for shoulder length hair or longer.

Sun Protection: At 10,000 feet, exposure to the sun is 40% greater than it is at sea level. We recommend sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or higher, as well as eye protection.

Lightning and Thunderstorms: Afternoon thunderstorms are common in the mountains and may cause interruptions and delays in summer activities and lift operations. Lifts and activities may close on occasion due to weather conditions, causing delays. Take proper precautions when you see or hear a storm developing: seek shelter, keep off ridgelines, and stay clear of chairlift houses, lift towers, power lines, open spaces, lone trees and signposts.

High-Altitude Environment: If you live at a lower elevation, you may tire more easily. Take it easy at first, plan short trips until you are acclimated and drink plenty of water. Some visitors may experience symptoms associated with Vail's high altitude. Symptoms may include headaches, nausea, and dizziness, loss of appetite, restless sleep, coughing and difficulty in breathing. If symptoms persist or if you have a concern about your health, you should seek medical attention.

Health and Safety Guidelines: Most activities have height, weight and age requirements, please refer to each activity section to understand any restrictions that may apply. If you are pregnant or have heart, back/neck or other serious health issues, you should consult a physician prior to participating in any activity. Most activities require guests to be ambulatory and be able walk on their own. Trained service animals are welcome in most locations on Vail Mountain. Although trained service animals are welcome, guests who use service animals must retain control of their animals at all times and should keep them on a leash or harness while visiting. Documenting your vacation is always encouraged; check out our EpicMix Photos upon arrival, however Selfie Sticks are prohibited on our activities.

ADA Statement: All Adventure Ridge activities have equipment and safety systems in place per the activity manufacturer based on guests of average height and weight. Guests who have the certain conditions such as heart, back or neck conditions, pregnant women, guests who have had recent surgery or guests with casts, braces, restrictive devices or certain disabilities or other impairments are prohibited from participating in Adventure Ridge activities. Certain reasonable accommodations can be made as staffing allows and, will be at Management’s discretion for participants as long as they meet all of the Participation Requirements for the activity. Participants will be asked to demonstrate the required abilities of the Participation Requirements as well as the willingness to follow all instructions from Adventure Ridge staff. If a guest is uncertain or concerned about their health or pre-existing condition, they should abstain from participating in an activity.

Activity Requirements: Some of our activities have age/height/weight restrictions. Refer to the chart below for details on each activity.


WHAT TO EXPECT WHILE YOU'RE HERE
Summer in the mountains is taking on a whole new feel as Epic Discovery debuts at Vail Mountain this year. Epic Discovery provides a unique, connected, on-mountain summer experience, immersing you in activities which provide big-time thrills, allowing you to challenge yourself physically, guiding you to explore and better understand your natural surroundings, and ultimately create lifelong memories. 

Want to challenge your skills on a variety of thrilling activities? Consider the Ultimate Adventure Pass and enjoy unlimited all-day access to an array of thrilling activities, including the Forest Flyer™ alpine coaster and Scenic Gondola Ride up the mountain to reach Epic Discovery! Ideal for adults and kids alike, the Ultimate Adventure Pass includes a free companion ride-along ticket for the Forest Flyer™, so parents can ride with smaller kids who cannot ride alone. All activities are accessed via the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19) in Lionshead. 

Looking for a unique dining experience? From the views of the 10th at Mid-Vail to the five-star setting of Game Creek to the casual family-friendly atmosphere at Bistro Fourteen, on-mountain dining at Vail is as varied as the mountain's terrain. 

Discover summer at Vail: the ultimate playground.

PASS DISCOUNTS
With the purchase of your 2016-2017 Winter Epic Pass, guests will have complimentary summer Scenic Gondola Ride access and the ability to purchase a reduced price Activity Pass upon arrival in resort.

RAIN CHECK POLICY
All lift tickets and activities are non-transferable.

Lift and activity packages are non-refundable once activated, but may be exchanged for alternate products or cancelled prior to use.

Additional days and activities purchased at the ticket window will be charged the window rate.

Lift ticket and activity prices are subject to change at any time without notice.

Any adjustments made at the resort are based on the window rate at the resort on the day of adjustment.

Lift and activity passes may be picked up at either the Vail Village or Lionshead ticket offices on the date of use.

LIABILITY
In order to participate in any activity on Vail Mountain a liability waiver must be filled out. For anyone under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must fill out a liability waiver.  You can print out a liability and fill it out in advance by
clicking here.

Save up to 35%: Buy your lodging and Epic Discovery activity passes together!

Summer in the mountains is taking on a whole new feel as Epic Discovery debuts at Vail Mountain this year. Immerse yourself in nature, challenge yourself with thrilling activities like the Forest Flyer™, Game Creek Aerial Adventure, ziplines and adventure courses. But that is only half the fun. Explore our natural playground, stand where founders Pete Seibert and Earl Eaton did, and learn about local flora and fauna with Epic Discovery’s learn through play elements


Book your Epic Discovery lodging and activity package now and save up to 20%. 

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Stay in the Official Properties of Vail Mountain

Looking for the best home-base for your summer adventure? All four of Vail’s official properties are just steps from all the activities!


Official Properties of Vail Mountain


The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort®


• The absolute best location for Epic Discovery! Located next to the Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead, you’re at the doorstep of Epic Discovery.

• Home to Tavern on the Square, offering Vail’s best outdoor dining thanks to its large patio overlooking the mountain.

• Award-winning RockResorts Spa®, bike valet, rooftop pool and hot tubs and fitness center.

• Opens for summer on June 24!

How to get to Epic Discovery: Take the Eagle Bahn Gondola, located next to the property, directly to Epic Discovery.

 

The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort

• Vail’s original lodge, offering Rocky Mountain hospitality in the heart of Vail Village.

• Located next to Gondola One.

• Three on-site restaurants, outdoor pool and hot tubs and lavish RockResorts Spa®.  Surrounded by the plethora of shops, restaurants and galleries of Vail Village.

How to get to Epic Discovery: Head up Gondola One, located right outside the property, which takes you to Mid Vail. From Mid Vail, enjoy a scenic, beginner-level hike via the Upper Fireweed trail to Epic Discovery activities. Hike is approximately 25 minutes, with some up-hill. Alternatively, utilize the Lodge at Vail’s complimentary on-demand shuttle service to Lionshead. Then take the Eagle Bahn Gondola directly to Epic Discovery.

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The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail 

• Two to five-bedroom luxury residences ranging from approximately 1,500 to 3,500 square feet featuring a gourmet kitchen, gas fireplace and more.

• Outdoor heated pool, hot tubs and fire pit, state-of-the-art fitness center, movement studio, steam room and spa treatment rooms.

How to get to Epic Discovery: Walk 5 minutes to Lionshead or enjoy a complimentary, on-demand shuttle.  Once in Lionshead, take the Eagle Bahn Gondola directly to Epic Discovery.

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Austria Haus

• A perennial top property on Trip Advisor, you won’t find a more personal experience than the Austria Haus

• Nestled perfectly in the heart of exciting Vail Village, Austria Haus offers convenient access to Vail’s signature events, dining, shopping and summer fun.

• Heated outdoor pool and hot tub overlooking Gore Creek.

• Complimentary continental breakfast daily 

How to get to Epic Discovery: Take the Town of Vail complimentary In-Town to Lionshead.  Walk through Lionshead Village toward the Eagle Bahn Gondola. Take the gondola directly to Epic Discovery. 

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