Base area lifts at Colorado's Vail Mountain will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the remainder of the ski and snowboard season. This change includes the Vista Bahn Express Lift (Chair 16), Gopher Hill Lift (Chair 12) and Born Free Express Lift (Chair 8).

Additional lifts will offer extended operating hours beginning Friday, March 6, allowing guests to enjoy an additional half-hour of skiing and snowboarding. The front side of Vail Mountain will close at 4 p.m. and Game Creek, Sun Up, Sun Down, Tea Cup, China and Siberia Bowls will close at 3:30 p.m. Blue Sky Basin's Skyline Express Lift (Chair 37) and Earl's Express Lift (Chair 38) will close at 3 p.m. and Pete's Express Lift (Chair 39) will close at 2:45 p.m. Lift operating hours are posted at the base of all open lifts.

The Vail Snowsports School is extending its three-for-the-price-of-two offer for the remainder of the 2008-09 season on the "1st Time" and "3 D" series group lessons offered for adult skiers and snowboarders at any level of experience. Additionally, all full-day and half-day private lessons will be offered at discounted rates for the remainder of the season, resort officials indicate. Call 970-476-9090.