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January 17, 2012

Vail Mountain Blanketed With 10 Inches of Fresh Powder Snow

  • Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone covered with up to nine inches
VAIL, Colo. — Jan. 17, 2012 — Skiers and snowboarders were eager to load the lifts and take advantage of nearly a foot of fresh powder snow that fell across Colorado throughout the day on Monday and into the night. Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, received 10 inches from Monday morning to Tuesday morning while Beaver Creek received nine, Breckenridge five and Keystone four.
 
Operations crews are continuing to evaluate conditions and hope to open additional terrain including portions of Vail’s Back Bowls soon.
 
Download broadcast quality photos and video footage of the powder day from the “SNOW” folder on https://public.me.com/vail.resorts Please credit the photographer listed and Vail Resorts.
 
National Safety Awareness Week – Play It Safe. Play All Season.
Vail Resorts is celebrating the National Ski Areas Association’s National Safety Awareness Week through Friday, Jan. 20 across its six mountain resorts – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar California with an emphasis on its new “Play It Safe” campaign, a multi-faceted, comprehensive approach to addressing slope safety reminding guests to “Play It Safe, Play All Season.” The campaign is aimed at communicating how guests of all ages can ski and snowboard more responsibly and still have a great time through Play It Safe messaging across a variety of in critical locations, such as terrain park exits and areas where trails merge. For more information about resort-specific activities throughout the week, visit the resort websites via www.snow.comhttp://www.youtube.com/v/xqzdm5sx1ic.. To see Olympic and world champion Lindsey Vonn’s Play It Safe video message, visit
 
Upcoming Winter Events
Street Beat Free Concert Series, Jan. 19
Ski and snowboard all day, and stay for the show at night! The Bud Light Street Beat free concert series presented by the Vail Valley Foundation is back for the 13th season. Listen to the sounds of White Water Ramble this Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Solaris beginning at 6:30 p.m.
 
International Snow Sculpture Championships, Jan. 24 – Feb. 5
2012 will be the 22nd year of International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge. The sculptures "live" in the area around the Riverwalk Center grounds for visitors to see. Artists sculpt from Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. until Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. and the judging takes place at 10 a.m. on Jan. 28 with an awards ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 29 and sculptures will remain standing weather permitting until the night of Feb. 4. Giving snowmen self-esteem issues for 22 years! For full event details, visit gobreck.com.
 
Beaver Creek Food & Wine Weekend, Jan. 26-28
Beaver Creek, along with Food & Wine Magazine, welcomes six of the country’s top chefs paired with local and renowned chefs to celebrate all things culinary this winter with the Beaver Creek Food & Wine Weekend. This brand new event will feature a weekend of fun and interactive culinary events beginning Thursday night with the Meet the Chefs Reception and ending Saturday night with the Grand Tasting. Other highlights will include the Guided Snowshoe and Luncheon, First Tracks Ski Breakfast, wine seminars and cooking classes. Guest chefs for the 2012 Beaver Creek Food & Wine Weekend include Tim Love, Stephanie Izzard, John Besh, Richard Sandoval, Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and Marc Murphy along with wine expert Anthony Giglio. Visit www.beavercreek.com for a full schedule of events and to purchase tickets.
 
Keystone Kidtopia, Feb. 4-5
Bring your kids to a festival designed just for them. Explore the ultimate Snow Fort* at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, make arts and crafts, go Disco Tubing and join the continuing education activities that fill this weekend on and off the slopes. Bring the whole family for a fun filled, kid friendly weekend.
 
Keystone’s massive Kidtopia snowfort at the top of Dercum Mountain ready for kids of all ages to explore complete with a maze, a slide, and a lookout tower this snowfort will be the highlight of your trip! The snowfort opens daily at 11 a.m. and is free with a lift ticket or pass. Visit www.kidtopia.com for more details. Additional Kidtopia Weeks: Feb 4-5, Feb 17-20, March 10- 14 and March 18-21.
 
Winter Teva Mountain Games, Feb. 10-12
The country's largest summer celebration of adventure sports, music and the mountain lifestyle, the Teva Mountain Games, introduces the Winter Teva Mountain Games, presented by Eddie Bauer. Events will include ice climbing, on-snow biking, telemark skiing, Nordic competitions, running, dog events and an Ultimate Mountain Man/Woman combination event. As with the summer edition, the Winter Teva Mountain Games, will include art and music components, with snow and ice sculpture contests, concerts, films and parties. www.tevamountaingames.com
 
3 For Free Lodging
This winter, stay at any of our luxurious RockResorts or at other participating lodging properties in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Northstar California and receive a free night on us! Plus, get a $50 gift card and a free hydration backpack. Rates start at $80 per night at Keystone. Minimum length-of-stay restrictions apply and vary by property. Travel must be booked by Jan. 31 2012 and must be completed by April 30, 2012. Call (866) 614-ROCK (7625) or visit http://rockresorts.com/3forfree to take advantage of this offer.
 
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and Heavenly and Northstar in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com
 
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Media Note
For broadcast-quality video footage and photos, visit: http://public.me.com/vail.resorts. Please credit the photographer listed and Vail Resorts.
Contact(s):
Liz Biebl
phone: (970) 754-3001

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar California in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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