VAIL — The efforts of Vail Resorts to institute a reservations system with capacity limits at the company’s 34 North American ski areas is nearly complete.
The process has been fluid — at Keystone, the first of the North American resorts to test out the system, the Nov. 6-8 opening weekend immediately filled, and the entire Nov. 8-12 opening week was full by Nov. 8. More slots opened on Monday, but those extra slots were promptly filled.
The system creates a new kind of jostling for position, instead of rushing to the mountain to get your space in the lift line, the jostling occurs on the internet, days before, amid changing limits on reservations due to new terrain openings.
On Nov. 18, the full system will become available to Vail and Beaver Creek guests, who will receive nine week-of reservations in addition to the seven priority reservations they currently have available on epicpass.com. Those looking to book at Breckenridge will be able to begin on Nov. 11.
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