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March 28, 2012

Keystone Ends Season with Annual Slush Cup, Concerts and Great Deals

KEYSTONE, Colo. — Mar. 19, 2012 — Spring skiing has hit the high country with gorgeous weather and warm temperatures making for enjoyable spring conditions, incredible après, outdoor events for the whole family and goggle tans galore. What better way to celebrate the beginning of spring than heading out to Keystone Resort closing weekend, April 7 and 8,for unbeatable lodging discounts, amusing events and mountain-side live music.
                                                      
Sam Bush featured artist at River Run Rocks Concert Series
After cruising down the slopes kick off the weekend by stopping by the River Run Village Plaza for an awesome FREE concert. Grab a cold beer from one of the many beverage carts, order some appetizers from an array of food vendors, take a seat at one of the numerous restaurant decks and let Sam Bush acoustically soothe at this amazing après scene. Sam Bush’s music is primarily bluegrass intermixed with jazz, rock and funk making for the perfect sound to finish off an epic day. Feel free to bring the kids because this family-friendly affair provides a kid’s fun zone that will keep them busy for hours, allowing Mom and Dad to enjoy the music. Don’t forget to arrive early, because starting at 3 PM there will be crowd giveaways and the day’s opening act. Then stick around until 5 PM when Sam Bush hits the stage.
 
Annual Closing Day Slush Cup
Every year skiers and snowboarders head to Keystone Resort for the one and only Slush Cup. Garbed in wild costumes, they compete for awesome prizes by skimming across a pond strapped to a snowboard or clicked into skis. This thrilling spectator event offers top-notch entertainment that showcases crazy costumes, impressive falls, great commentary and a chance to have one last hoorah at Keystone Resort. Head on over to the Mountain House Base Area by 10 AM Sunday, April 8 for registration followed by the official event starting at 12 PM. A Summit Pass good for the 2012-13 season will be handed out in the categories of Best Costume, Best Crash and Best Overall. Stick around until 3 PM for awards followed by live music brought to you by the Swing Crew at the one of the best après spots at Keystone: Last Lift Bar.
 
Insanely Good Lodging Discounts and BOGO Ticket Sales
Book now for great discounts and easy bookings to secure a perfect getaway for Keystone Resort’s closing weekend. Look no further than the exceptional spring skiing deals that include 50% OFF slope side accommodations. Plus, guests enjoying those final turns of the season can take advantage of great spring deals including Buy One, Get One Free on lift tickets, March 26-April 8. Guests lodging with Keystone will also receive free night of arrival skiing privileges when applicable. Call (877) 204-7889 for complete lodging details or to make reservations.
 
Visit keystoneresort.com to check out our tremendous lodging packages for Lowest Rate Guaranteed and Discovering Keystone for Less.
 
Season Pass Sales: Early Bird Gets the Best Deal
Season passes for the 2012-13 are officially on sale offering some of the best deals in the ski industry. Buy the Epic Local and Summit Value pass before April 15 to receive six buddy tickets for skiing and riding with friends and family. Plus $49 down now guarantees an Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass and Summit Value Pass for unbeatable skiing and riding all next year. What better way to celebrate the end of the season than locking in supreme access to multiple mountains that boast staggering terrain.
 
For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.com or call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.
 
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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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