More Snow Hits Colorado Rockies this week with Powder Days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone

27 January 2012
Take off Early from Work and Make it a Weekend In the Mountains
VAIL, Colo. – Jan. 27, 2012 – The snow keeps coming in Colorado and just in time for a great skiing and riding weekend. With the mounds of fresh powder, Keystone Resort announced today its famed snow cat skiing operation the Keystone Adventure Tours is now open for business with the opening of Independence Bowl at the Resort. Additionally, Vail Mountain received 11 inches of snow last night and announced more terrain openings in Blue Sky Basin while Breckenridge received 8 inches of fresh powder and continues to open more expert terrain daily. At Beaver Creek, the official 5 a.m. snow report shoed six inches although skiers and riders reported finding nine inches by the time the lifts opened.

Photo: Snowboarder Jeff Myer enjoys the fresh snow in Breckenridge, Colorado. Photo: Carl Scofield.

Powder Footage and Photos
Watch the video and checkout the great powder shots here:
Download photos and video on in the SNOW folder under Jan. 27

Make it a Ski Weekend in Colorado with Vail Resorts try KAT Skiing or attend Snow Sculpture, Food & Wine Festivals and more

3 For Free with RockResorts
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 to take advantage of this offer.
Keystone Snow Cat Skiing Now Open!
One of the only cat skiing operations in Colorado, Keystone Adventure Tours is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows skiers and riders to access untouched terrain. Today’s new snow will mean tomorrow’s first turns should be powder-rific. KAT allows expert skiers and riders to join a guide in Keystone’s Independence, Erickson or Bergman bowls, where they’ll enjoy unrivaled powder and tree skiing and riding. Full day tours include a delicious lunch, and skiers are outfitted with demo powder skis as part of the tour. New this season, Keystone is offering a KAT 5-day stand-by pass at the incredible price of $500, a savings of more than 50%. The pass gives you access to 5 KAT experiences, including lunch and demo skis daily, on a stand-by basis (reservations can’t be made more than 24 hours in advance). V
Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge—this weekend!
The 22nd International Snow Sculpture Championships is in full swing in downtown Breckenridge.  Fifteen teams from 12 countries have descended on Breck to sculpt 12-foot-tall, 20-ton blocks of snow into works of art. Sculpting is underway and continues until 10 a.m. on Saturday. Sculptures will remain standing weather permitting until the night of Sunday, February 4, 2012 Competing countries include Australia, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Greece, Latvia/Estonia, Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland, in addition to two US teams and a local Breckenridge team.
Beaver Creek Food & Wine Festival
Beaver Creek Resort and FOOD & WINE have teamed up for a three-day winter culinary celebration on the slopes: the Beaver Creek FOOD & WINE Weekend, Jan. 26-28, 2012. Chefs John Besh, Tim Love, Marc Murphy, Stephanie Izard, Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson and Richard Sandoval will join local host chefs to produce a palate-pleasing culinary extravaganza featuring casual, yet interactive and fun events from après-ski to First Tracks on the slopes to exclusive dinners with menus meticulously prepared by celebrity chefs. Visit for details.


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 and consumer website is

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