Vail’s southern hills liberty and roundtop 1/2

Since peak bought snowtime, and vail bought peak I wanted to check out some resorts that I’ve never been to, and probably won’t have the chance to get to again since I’m over vail and super passes. The original plan was to drive to whitetail, then hit liberty, then Roundtop on the way home. Whitetail is by far the biggest of the three but only had one trail off the top open so I figured I would just check out liberty and Roundtop.

The weather didn’t help things, but these hills are so boring and lame great conditions wouldn’t help. Liberty is super weird. You can see if for a while driving up to it, and it’s just a small bump sticking out of semi rural farmland.

As you drive around to the front side, the roads change from moderately maintained backroads to perfectly paved two lane. The actual resort at liberty is insanely impressive, the lots are paved and marked. Multiple sit down restaurants and a hotel slope side. I just can’t fathom why all this was built on this tiny hill.

The park is serviced by a j bar. Super cool. Surface lifts on terrain parks are great.

Past the mid station It looks like this was a trail at one point. Shame it’s gone, one of only a few short steep pitches.

At the top you sitting on a ridge maybe 50 feet wide. And you have quite a few trails to try on both sides. The front side (lodge and park side) looked boring so I tried the back. Conditions were soft and fun but if it doesn’t get cold soon, they area gonna have to close

I hit each open trail twice and got bored so headed to Roundtop.

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