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December 20, 2012

With More Than Two Feet of New Snow in the Past Week, Vail’s Legendary Back Bowls Will Be Open on Saturday in Time for the Holidays

VAIL, Colo. – Dec. 20, 2012 – After a series of storms marched through the Rocky Mountains over the past week and dropped more than two feet of snow on Vail Mountain, the largest ski resortin the United States, resort officials announced today that the skiers and snowboarders will be able to enjoy access to the resort’s legendary Back Bowls this weekend. The High Noon Express Lift (#5) will be running on Saturday to serve up the majority of Sun Up and Sun Down Bowls. With the addition of new terrain in the Back Bowls,skiers and snowboarders will have access to more than 2,500 of terrain at Vail Mountain.
 
“These storms could not have been timed more perfectly. With more than two feet of new snow in the past week and more snow in the forecast, the skiing and riding at Vail Mountain over the holidays should be fantastic,” said Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain. “We’re thrilled to be able to open Vail’s legendary Sun Up and Sun Down bowls for all of our holiday guests and are hopeful that we’ll be able to open even more terrain soon.”
 
Vail also will be opening the Bwana Terrain Park this Saturday, with a total of 12 snow, box and rail features for skiers and riders. In addition to the new terrain added this week, guests also can enjoy Adventure Ridge for snow tubing, kids’ snowmobiling, bungee trampolines, ski biking and more.
 
The 10th, Vail’s newest on-mountain table-service restaurant, is open daily for lunch in the main dining room from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday guests can enjoy après at the bar from 3-6 p.m. and dinner service beginning at 5:30 p.m. Game Creek Restaurant and Bistro Fourteen are also now open for dinner service.
 
For more information about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.com or stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

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Contact(s):
Liz Biebl
phone: (970) 754-3001
Sara Lococo
phone: (970) 754-4528

About Vail Mountain:
Celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the 2012-2013 season and coveted as the largest ski resort in the United States with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain and seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year and with more groomed terrain than anywhere on the planet, families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to the events, activities and festivals, the shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail can still credibly lay claim to being a resort like nothing on earth www.vail.com.  

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, Northstar and Kirkwood 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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