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February 05, 2013

Vail Mountain Moves to Spring Operating Schedule on Friday, Feb. 15

  • Dining specials at The 10th, Game Creek and Bistro Fourteen
  • Spring break ski and snowboard lesson products
VAIL, Colo. – Feb. 5, 2013 – Beginning Friday, Feb. 15, Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, will move to its full spring operating schedule at which time the majority of front side lifts will close at 4 p.m., the Back Bowls and Game Creek Bowl will close at 3:30 p.m. and Blue Sky Basin will close at 3 p.m. Lift operating hours are posted at the base of all open lifts.
 
Vail is currently offering skiing and snowboarding on more than 5,000 acres of terrain across 189 trails and 31 lifts.
 
All ticket office and Vail Ski & Snowboard School locations in Vail will continue to be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
 
The 10th, Game Creek, Bistro Fourteen and Adventure Ridge will be open for evening operations President’s Weekend Sunday, Feb. 17 and Monday, Feb. 18.
 
DINING SPECIALS
Meet me at The 10th!
New this season, The 10th, Vail's newest on-mountain dining experience, is open for après and dinner, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Meet up with friends and family for a world-class après experience after a day of skiing, complete with cozy blankets and slippers, handcrafted cocktails and modern Alpine classics. Don’t miss the $10 après menu and $15 Veuve Clicquot and Jordan wine by the glass. Or, return for dinner via a quick ride up One, Vail’s new state-of-the-art gondola, for a memorable dining experience high above Vail. Reservations can be made at www.vail.com/the10th or by calling (970) 754-1010.
 
Early Diner Special at Game Creek Restaurant
Game Creek is offering an early diner special during the first three seatings at the restaurant. At 5:30, 5:45 and 6 p.m., a three-course dinner will be offered for $69 and children 12 and under dine for free. For reservations, call (970) 754-4275 or visit www.vail.com/gamecreek.
 
Weeknight Specials at Bistro Fourteen
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, visit Bistro Fourteen at Eagle’s Nest for fine dining with a casual, family-friendly twist, including a $10 multi-course menu for children ages 12 and under. Also, enjoy Two-for-One Tuesdays, 50 percent of bottles of wine with the purchase of food on Wine Wednesdays, and Date Night $50 dinner for two on Thursday nights. For reservations, call (970) 754-4530 or visit www.vail.com/bistrofourteen.
 
VAIL SKI & SNOWBOARD SCHOOL
‘Tis the Season to Snowboard at Vail
For the not-quite-pro but well beyond beginner rider, Vail Ski & Snowboard School offers the Burton Mountain Experience, which combines small groups of advanced riders with the mountain's best instructors who know the mountain like the back of their hands. Offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the Burton Mountain Experience is a crash course to the ins, outs and best stashes on Vail's 5,289 acres from a snowboarder's perspective. Meet at the Burton Store in Lionshead and have your instructor help select the best demo equipment from Burton’s vast selection that matches your riding style and the conditions of the day. In addition to skipping out on lift lines all day, you spend a day of exploration and adventure on the hill with your very own private guide.
 
For those who have always wanted to try snowboarding, but worried that all the rumors about the first day falls, aches and pains are true, Learn, Turn, Ride offers the perfect opportunity to strap on a board and learn how to ride with top-notch snowboard instructors from the world-class Vail Ski & Snowboard School. Professional instructors use hands-on techniques to create a “slam-free” learning environment and guarantee results after just three days of lessons on the snow. If your skills have not progressed to the level necessary to begin exploring the mountain outside of the beginner chair areas by the end of the third day, Vail will offer a complimentary fourth day!
 
Visit www.vail.com or call (970) SKI-VAIL for more information or to book a lesson.
 
Ski Girls Rock Returns
Ski Girls Rock, a premium, girls-only lesson product inspired and designed by Olympic gold medalist and World Alpine Ski Champion, Lindsey Vonn, is back for its second season in Vail. Lessons consist of no more than four students per group and are led by dedicated female instructors who not only focus on improving skiing skills, but empowering girls through the sport and creating opportunities to bond and build confidence along with developing teamwork and social skills. Ski Girls Rock will be offered Feb. 16-22 and March 10-31. Ski Girls Rock is only offered through the Lionshead Ski & Snowboard School in Vail. Reservations are required and can be made online via SkiGirlsRock.com or by calling (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
 
For more information about Vail Mountain, visit www.vail.com or contact the Mountain Information Center at (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; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; 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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