Old Man Winter Returns to Colorado Giving Skiers and Snowboarders up to 9 Fresh Inches of Snow

08 January 2012
VAIL, Colo. – Jan. 8, 2012 – Skiers and snowboarders can thank Mother Nature for a feast of powder and in Colorado this weekend. Beaver Creek received 9 inches of fresh snow overnight while Vail received 8 inches, Breckenridge 7 inches and Keystone 5 inches. Additionally, Breckenridge Broncos fans are celebrating powder and cheering for their favorite team in today’s game against the Steelers. Go Broncos!
Watch the video and checkout the great powder shots here:
Download photos and video on https://public.me.com/vail.resorts
Beaver Creek Video Footage: files.me.com/rexlint1/ei99nf.mov 
Still Photos: Skier: Palmer Hoyt, Vail Mountain. Photo Credit: Jack Affleck, Vail Resorts.
There’s plenty of great skiing and snowboarding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone Resorts. Now is the time to come up and make some turns. Checkout the events and lodging deals this month:
Breckenridge Resort Bring the Viking horns! Ullr
Fest, Jan. 9 – Jan. 15
Ullr Fest, the annual week-long celebration of Ullr (pronounced Ooh-ler), the mythical Norse god of snow, brings the raucous Breckenridge Main Street parade, live entertainment and bar series, the Ullr Dating Game, a Nordic party, Ullympics and a family ice skating party to Breckenridge. This is an event like no other, and is worth experiencing in person!
The Bud Light Street Beat Free Concert Series – White Water Ramble, Solaris, Jan. 19,
The Bud Light Street Beat free concert series is back and presented by the Vail Valley Foundation for the 13th year. On select Thursday evenings throughout the season Vail Valley residents and guests alike can enjoy free music in the streets of Vail. The show begins at 6:30 p.m.
Keystone Kidtopia, Jan. 13-16
Bring your kids to a festival designed just for them. Explore the ultimate Snow Fort* at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, make arts and crafts, go Disco Tubing and join the continuing education activities that fill this weekend on and off the slopes. Bring the whole family for a fun filled, kid friendly weekend. Visit www.kidtopia.com for more details

KIDTOPIA Weeks: Dec 27-Jan 3. Jan 13-16. Feb 4-5. Feb 17-20.  SPRING March 10- 14. March 18-21

*Snowfort – Kidtopia has a massive Snowfort ready for you to explore complete with a maze, a slide, and a lookout tower this snowfort will be the highlight of your trip! 
When: Opens daily at 11am. 
Where: Top of Dercum Mountain
Cost: Free with lift ticket or pass product
 Lodging Deals
3 For Free
This winter, stay at any of our luxurious RockResorts or at other participating lodging properties in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Northstar and receive a free night on us! Plus, get a $50 gift card and a free hydration backpack. Rates start from $80 per night at Keystone. Minimum length-of-stay restrictions apply and vary by property. Travel must be booked by 1/31/2012 and must be completed by 4/30/2012. Call 866-614-7625 (ROCK) or visit rockresorts.com/3forfree to take advantage of this offer.

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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