A Snowy Start to 2014 Leaves Colorado with the Best Ski Conditions In North America

10 January 2014
·         With over 11,000 acres of skiable terrain open and snowfall 105 percent above average at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone, skiers and riders have access to fantastic conditions  
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Jan. 10, 2014—The new year is off to an epic start with powder days and above average snowfall at all of Vail Resorts’ Colorado mountains including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone. Since Jan. 1, our Colorado resorts have received up to four feet of snow, with even more forecast to fall this weekend.
Current snowfall totals as of Jan. 1 and acreage:
-       Vail: 32” of snow with nearly 5,000 acres of open terrain and 30 lifts.
-       Beaver Creek: 26” of snow with 1,776 acres of terrain open and 24 lifts.
-       Breckenridge: 46” of snow with 2,382 acres of open terrain and 33 lifts.
-       Keystone: 21” of snow with 2,328 acres of open terrain and 19 lifts.
Just weeks after the historic opening of Peak 6, and with nearly four feet of snow this month, Breckenridge is more than half way to its average January snowfall total with three weeks still to go! At Beaver Creek, the recent storms have allowed Ski Patrol to open the renowned Stone Creek Chutes, a favorite area of the mountain among expert skiers and riders.
In addition to the fantastic ski conditions, Keystone’s Kidtopia events will continue through this weekend and, weather permitting, Breckenridge will be hosting the US Sprint Grand Prix. Check www.breckenridge.com for any updates.
With Colorado boasting the best ski conditions in North America, now is the time to get out on the slopes.  Make those powder turns even better by saving up to 33% when you book your lift and lodging now through our exclusive Ski Free Stay Free packages. For more details and additional packages please visit www.snow.com
Lift Tickets
For the lowest guaranteed price on lift tickets (up to 25 percent), guests need only purchase seven days in advance for the Colorado resorts. Skiers and riders can call 1-888-216-8538 or visit www.snow.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 resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort 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 across the United States and in the Caribbean. 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.comand consumer website is www.snow.com
Media Note
More information photos and broadcast-quality video footage of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone are also available at http://news.vailresorts.com/. Please credit the photographer listed and Vail Resorts.  For the latest snow photos please visit our Dropbox “Snow Alert”folder.
Media Contacts
Vail – Sara Lococo, (970)754-4528, slococo@vailresorts.com
Beaver Creek – Ashley Smith, (970) 754-5169, ALSmith@vailresorts.com
Breckenridge - Alysa Hetze, (970)496-7402, ahetze@vailresorts.com
Keystone – Tucker Vest Burton, (970)496-4065, tburton@vailresorts.com
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