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Vail Resorts Commits to $175 Million to $180 Million in Capital Investments
07 December 2018

Vail Resorts Commits to $175 Million to $180 Million in Capital Investments

Vail Resorts today announced that the Company plans to invest approximately $175 million to $180 million in the guest experience in time for the 2019-20 winter ski and snowboard season across its network of 18 resorts. This latest investment is in addition to approximately $150 million invested for this season, bringing the Company’s industry-leading resort investment total to more than $1.2 billion over the last decade.
Breck’s Peak 6 to Open Friday Dec. 7 – Its Earliest Opening Ever!
06 December 2018

Breck’s Peak 6 to Open Friday Dec. 7 – Its Earliest Opening Ever!

Today, Breckenridge Ski Resort announced that Peak 6 will open on Friday Dec. 7, making it the earliest opening date in history for the resort’s newest peak that first opened in 2013.
Rusutsu, Japan Joins the Epic Pass for the 2019-20 Winter Season
03 December 2018

Rusutsu, Japan Joins the Epic Pass for the 2019-20 Winter Season

Vail Resorts today announced a long-term alliance with one of the most renowned resorts in the world for deep powder and tree skiing, Rusutsu Resort, located in Hokkaido, Japan, just 90 minutes from Sapporo and New Chitose Airport. Beginning with the 2019-20 season, the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass and Epic Australia Pass will offer five consecutive complimentary days with no blackout dates at the three unique, interlinked mountains that make up Rusutsu Resort.
Vail Mountain Opens Blue Sky Basin; Resort 80 Percent Open
29 November 2018

Vail Mountain Opens Blue Sky Basin; Resort 80 Percent Open

After receiving an additional four inches of snow overnight and more in the forecast through the weekend, Vail Mountain opened Blue Sky Basin today. This is the second-earliest opening for Blue Sky Basin in history, behind only the Nov. 25, 2002 opening. Vail is now offering 4,200 skiable acres of terrain, the most currently open in North America. “There is no doubt that Vail is the place to be for the holidays. We have almost 80 percent of the resort’s terrain open, and it is still November,” said Doug Lovell, Vail chief operating officer. “This is the strongest start to a season that we’ve seen in decades, and it is only looking to improve with more snow expected over the weekend. This is going to be a legendary season.”
Crested Butte Mountain Resort Opens Silver Queen Express for the Winter Season
29 November 2018

Crested Butte Mountain Resort Opens Silver Queen Express for the Winter Season

After receiving more than two feet of snow in the past week – plus six inches of snow in the last 24 hours – intermixed with great snowmaking conditions, Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) is excited to announce that the Silver Queen Express is open for the 2018-19 winter season. Today marks the earliest opening date for the Silver Queen Express in 20 years.

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A Legendary Start

No hyperbole about it, the start to the 2018/19 season has been nothing short of legendary.  Snapshot of the season What’s made it so incredible? Here’s a snapshot: First early opening, Nov. 14, since 2002. The most open terrain in North America with over 5,000 acres. One of the earliest openings for the Back Bowls, ...

2019-20 Winter Guest Experience Investment at Keystone

Let’s play earlier! Keystone Resort is planning to upgrade snowmaking on its opening terrain to a state-of-the-art, automated, energy-efficient system that will assist in allowing the resort to operate more productively in narrow early-season snowmaking windows. This will help to position Keystone to be the first resort to open in Colorado and the U.S. each... Read More

Enhanced Snowmaking to transform the early-season terrain experience at Vail, Keystone and Beaver Creek

December 7, 2018 VAIL RESORTS COMMITS TO $175 MILLION TO $180 MILLION IN CAPITAL INVESTMENTS TO REIMAGINE THE GUEST EXPERIENCE FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON Proposed plans to invest in state-of-the-art, energy-efficient Snowmaking technology and infrastructure upgrades will help to drive an earlier, more predictable opening date, high-quality conditions during the early-season across Vail, Beaver Creek ...

Breck 2019 Capital Improvements

More improvements to the ski area were announced today! New Ski School Facilities and a new Zipline for Epic Discovery are coming soon. Check out excerpts from the official statement below: “At Breckenridge, we are planning to make a one-time investment to transform the guest experience at the base of Peak 8 with new ski... Read More

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