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Behind The Numbers: Resort Stats

Behind The Numbers: Resort Stats

By Hal Clifford
posted: 11/21/2000

Vail and Whistler both opened in the Sixties, added second mountains in 1980 and offer roughly 7,000 acres of skiing. The similarities tend to end there.

  Vail Whistler
Opened Dec. 15, 1962* Feb. 15, 1966*
Skier Visits

1.37 Million

Beaver Creek 586,000

2 million

Includes Blackcomb

Skiable Acres


Beaver Creek 1,635


Blackcomb 3,344

Lifts 33

Beaver Creek 13


Blackcomb 17



Vail Valley 20,000

Future Population Estimated 85,000** in 2020 Capped at 54,485 beds

*Beaver Creek and Blackcomb both opened in December 1980. **All of Eagle County.

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