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October Colorado Snowstorm Hits the High Country Just in Time for Ski Resort Openings
- Keystone Resort opens Friday, Nov. 4
- Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek also look ahead to November openings
Keystone, Colo. — Oct. 26, 2011
— A late-October snowstorm in Colorado is making headlines across the country as snowfall amounts have reached more than seven inches at Keystone Resort
over the last eight hours, with heavy snow still falling. The ski resort opens to the public for the 2011-2012 season in just 10 days on Friday, Nov. 4. Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek are also seeing snow, over foot in some areas as they also look ahead to their openings throughout November.
This snowstorm ensures skiers and riders can look forward to top to bottom skiing and riding for opening day at Keystone, as well as 25 new features for all abilities in the early season terrain park. Nov. 4 is also being named “Dercum Day” at Keystone, in honor of co-founder Max Dercum, who passed away this fall.
Breckenridge Ski Resort
kicks off its 50th
Anniversary season on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 (11/11/11)! Get the latest on season-long events, the Breck “50 Wishes” campaign and get 50% off two or more room nights at The Village at Breckenridge through Dec. 15 at www.Breckenridge.com
. Follow the resort at www.Facebook.com/Breckenridge
or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.
Catch “First Tracks,” the announcement of the 2012 U.S. Ski Team, including Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety live in Vail on Saturday, Nov. 5! Vail Mountain
opens to the public on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 and the renaissance continues with the addition of a highly-anticipated new 13,000-square-foot table-service restaurant, The 10th
, opening Thursday, Dec. 1.
opens on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. Celebrate opening day on the slopes and then be ready to gobble up 5,000 warm chocolate chip cookies at the eighth annual Beaver Creek Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition
at 2 p.m. Nearly 400,000 Cookie Time cookies are served annually. Also don’t miss the debut of the new high speed Rose Bowl quad this season. Get your winter vacation at Beaver Creek booked early with the best lodging and lift ticket deal of the year, Ski Free & Stay Free
. Purchase a minimum of two nights lodging and two days of lift tickets and receive one free night of lodging and one free day of skiing! Visit www.beavercreek.com
or call (877) 204-7883.
Make Your Winter Epic at Vail Resorts
Enjoy the best mountains in Colorado and California this season with one Epic Season Pass. The Epic Pass
, available now for $669 for adults, is the best season pass deal in the ski industry offering unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Arapahoe Basin. This season guests can also choose the new Epic Local Pass
, available now at $519 for adults, the perfect option for locals offering unlimited and unrestricted skiing and snowboarding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin and ten restricted days at Vail or Beaver Creek.
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