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February 14, 2013

Spend Spring Break with Vail Resorts; Fly, Ski, Stay and Play for Free

Spring Break Skiers and Riders Get Up to 50 Percent Off Luxury Hotels and Catch Major Freestyle Events and Concerts in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone in Colorado and Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –Feb. 14, 2013 Those seeking village relaxation or adrenaline can find it all at through Vail Resorts this Spring Break. With amazing rates on lodging, flights and activities, Vail Resorts makes it easy to enjoy a goggle tan, guilt free as you head for sun-soaked ski days, alpine après and luxurious accommodations. Having fun on spring snow? Spread the word on social networks with the tag#CelebrateOnSnow.

Ten Deals to Fly, Ski, Stay and Play at Vail Resorts this Spring

1. Celebrate On the Snow, Beaver Creek
Savings of up to 40 percent off accommodations at The Pines Lodge, A RockResort, The Osprey, A RockResort and select Beaver Creek condominium properties. www.beavercreek.com

2. Celebrate the Snow, Vail
Booking a mountain getaway in Vail now also saves up to 50 percent on accommodations at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, The Lodge at Vail, The Austria Haus and Legendary Lodging at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail. www.rockresorts.com/winterspecials. Offers can also be customized at an additional cost to include discounted lift tickets, ski school and more. Valid through April 14; some restrictions apply.

3. Fly In Ski Free, Vail and Beaver Creek
Guests from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Miami and Newark can
Fly In Ski Freeby bringing their boarding pass and Vail Valley lodging confirmation to any Vail or Beaver Creek ticket window and ski out with a complimentary same-day lift ticket. Valid through April 14.www.flyvail.com

4. Kids Ski Free – No Hidden Restrictions, Keystone
Stay two nights and kids 12 and under ski free. No blackout dates. No restrictions. No red tape. Just you, your family and a little cash left over for lessons. www.keystoneresort.com

5. Play for Free – from $219, Keystone
Free night skiing on day of arrival, free Nordic trail fee and free ice rink admission means a whole lot of playtime at Keystone. The Play for Free promotion is valid on reservations of two nights or more until March 15. Subject to weather and availability. Night ski is available during normal operations only. www.keystoneresort.com

6. Spring Fever for as low as $99!, Breck
Lodging Rates from $99/night valid March 8- 31. Blackout dates apply. www.breckenridge.com

7. Breck for a Buck – Stay 3 nights and ski 3 days and get the 4thfor $1
Guests stay three nights and ski three days and get the fourth for only $1 with Breck for a Buck.  Minimum length of stay is 2 nights depending on the season. Buy 3 get 4:  Jan. 7 - Mar. 7 (Not valid Feb. 15-24), Apr. 1 - Apr. 14. Buy 5 get 6: Feb.25 -Mar. 15. www.breckenridge.com

8. Third Night Free at Heavenly
Guests receive
33 percent off a three-night stay at Heavenly with prices starting as low as $259 per person for three nights and two days of Heavenly lift tickets. Offer valid for stays Feb. 24-April 15. www.skiheavenly.com

9. Up to 35 Percent off This Spring at Northstar – Stay Longer, Save More
Guests stay one night and receive up to 20 percent off. Stay two nights and receive up to 30percent off. Stay three or more nights and receive up to 35% off. Discount package valid daily March 4 – April 21. www.northstarattahoe.com/springsale

10. Fourth Night Free, Kirkwood
Treat your family this Spring by booking a three-night vacation in any of Kirkwood’s accommodations and receive a fourth night free. Book online at www.kirkwood.comusing the promo code “4NIGHT” or call (800) 967-7500.
 
The 10 Best Spring Events in the Mountains are at Vail Resorts

Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, Feb. 25-March 2, Vail Mountain
The Burton US Open, presented by Mini, which first took place in 1982, is now the longest-running snowboarding competition in the world, attracting the world’s top competitors. After taking place on the east coast for 30 years, the event will now take center stage at Vail Mountain, Feb. 25- March 2, 2013. Free outdoor concerts by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on Friday, March 1, and Santigold on Saturday, March 2nd. www.vail.com/burton

Freeride World Tour, Feb. 27- March3, Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Kirkwood will play host to the lone USA stop for the new Swatch Freeride World Tourby The North Face, which combines the Freeride World Tour, the Freeskiing World Tour and The North Face Masters of Snowboarding to create one unified global championship series, February 27-March 3. Save 25 percent on your stay during the FWT by booking online now using the promo code “EVENTK” or calling (800) 967-7500. www.kirkwood.com

10thAnnual Talons Challenge March 2, Beaver Creek
Adrenaline junkies tackle 26,000 vertical in one day in the 10thAnnual Talons Challenge March 2, by skiing or riding 14 of Beaver Creek’s steepest and bumpiest black diamond and double black diamond runs on the legendary World Cup Birds of Prey downhill course, Grouse Mountain, and on the flanks of Larkspur Bowl. New this year, the challenge adds Kestrel trail, created as the new women’s speed course for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships. Online registration is now underway at www.beavercreek.com/talonschallenge. www.beavercreek.com
The North Face Park and Pipe Open March 7-10, Northstar
A worldwide roster of slope-style and super pipe skiers will vie for the chance to claim a prize purse worth over $20,000 at the North Face Park & Pipe Open at Northstar March 7-10. www.northstarcalifornia.com

Spring Break Luau March 9-10, Keystone
Keystone welcomes sunny blue-bird days and warmer temps with a new Spring Break Luau March 9-10 at the Mountain House Base Area that will bring the beach to the mountains. In line with a traditional Luau, Keystone will be giving out Leis and roasting a hog, plus guests can stop by the Mountain House Base Area and enjoy live music, games, food, prizes and drink specials. www.keystoneresort.com 

Breckenridge Spring Fever, March 17-April 14

Breckenridge Spring Fever is a month-long festival featuring some of the best bands, most exciting competitions, and incredible blue bird days in Colorado – the country’s top spring snow conditions and stay for a month of celebrations. www.breckenridge.com.

Spring Loaded March 27-April 13, Heavenly
From March 27-April 13,
Spring Loadedtakes over Heavenly. This annual spring festival features live entertainment, pond skimming, parades, on-mountain concerts and events. The 10th annual Gunbarrel 25 with Glenn Plake will see over 200 skiers and riders test their endurance by shooting for 25 runs down the infamous Gunbarrel at Heavenly.  www.skiheavenly.com

U.S. Freestyle Championships, March 29-31, Heavenly
Mountain Resort will host the
U.S. Freestyle Championshipsin 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. From March 29-31, this year, accomplished freestyle skiers, like Heavenly’s own Sho Kashima, a U.S. Ski Team athlete, will showcase their talents, as they prepare for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. This will be the rockin'-est competition of the season, highlighted by fireworks and a live concert. www.skiheavenly.com

Closing Weekend Festivities April 6-7, Keystone
Beginning Saturday, April 6, Keystone Resort will kick-off closing weekend with the final installment in the River Run Rail Series. Come out and watch ski and snowboard athletes throw down their best tricks on a rail feature while listening to music and enjoying a cold beverage. Stick around Saturday for the final River Run Rocks Concert presented by Bud Light beginning at 3 PM in the River Run Village Plaza featuring headliner Robert Randolph. Moving into Sunday, April 7 Keystone will say farewell to the 12/13 season with the third annual Slush Cup pond-skimming competition for the chance to  win one of three Summit Passes and a qualifying spot in the World Championships held in Vail. www.keystoneresort.com

Spring Back to Vail, April 8-14
Vail continues to celebrate its 50thanniversary this spring, with phenomenal skiing and riding, après options galore and unforgettable events and entertainment, including O.A.R., Sublime with Rome, Jimmy Cliff and the World Pond Skimming Championships closing out the season during Spring Back to Vail. www.vail.com/springback

Media Contacts
Vail: Liz Biebl, (970) 754-3001, ebiebl@vailresorts.com, Sara Lococo, (970) 754-4528, slococo@vailresorts.com.

Beaver Creek: Jen Brown, (970) 754-5292, jbrown@vailresorts.com, Julia Littman, (970) 754-5169, jlittman@vailresorts.com.

Keystone: Laura Parquette, (970) 496-4107, lparquette@vailresorts.com, Tucker Vest Burton (970) 496-4065, tburton@vailresorts.com

Breckenridge: Kristen Petitt Stewart (970) 453-3210, kpetitt@vailresorts.com,
Alyza Hetze (970) 496-7402,
ahetze@vailresorts.com.

Heavenly and Kirkwood: Russ Pecoraro (775) 586-4451, rpecoraro@vailresorts.com, Sally Gunter (775) 586-4461, sgunter@vailresorts.com.

Northstar: Jessica VanPernis, (530) 562-3866, jvanpernis@vailresorts.com, Brooke Rose, (530) 562-8036, brose1@vailresorts.com

Vail Resorts Corporate Communications: Kate Lessman, (303) 404-1871, klessman@vailresorts.com, Laura Kirby, (303) 404-6472, lkirby@vailresorts.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.comand consumer website is www.snow.com.
 
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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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