Get Your Ski and Snowboard Fix Now Before the Season Ends

07 April 2011
Time’s running out to enjoy the record-snowfall and epic powder conditions in Colorado and Lake Tahoe this ski and snowboard season. However, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe are ending the season in style with fun events and great deals.
Closing Dates:
Keystone Resort: Sunday, April 10
Beaver Creek Resort: Sunday, April 17
Vail, Breckenridge, Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe: Sunday, April 24
Season Pass Deals
Also, now is the time to lock in your Vail Resorts Season Pass for next year. $49 locks in the best deals now for the 2011-2012 winter ski and snowboard season. Visit for more information.
Don’t Miss Spring Events
Breckenridge Spring Fever, April 1-24
Breck Spring Fever will has just begun and will conclude on Easter Sunday, April 24, the final operating day of the ski resort this season. From fun concerts to spring-themed events in town and on the mountain are happening throughout the month of April. For the full schedule of Spring Fever events, visit
Highlights include:
    • Live concerts every Saturday and Sunday afternoon at the Peak 8 base
    • Breck Spring Beer Festival on Saturday, April 9 at Main Street Station Plaza! This event offers brews, views and free live music, featuring beer sampling from 25 craft brewers and bands
    • EpicMixer singles events every Friday night at the T Bar
    • 5 ‘til 5 Terrain Park Happy Hour every Thursday night off of the 5 Chair lift
    • The Breck “1859 Restaurant Special” featuring special $18.59 menu pricing at town restaurants all month
    • The Breck 5 Peaks competition, North America’s longest ski mountaineering race, on April 9 The Imperial Challenge, taking place on Saturday, April 16
Taste of Vail, April 7-9
In its 21st year, the Taste of Vail is the nation’s premier spring food and wine festival, held at several venues throughout the ski resort. During the three-day event upwards of 5,000 people are able to experience the valley’s world-class restaurants, fine wine from top wineries around the globe, interactive seminars, auction and dance, the Colorado Lamb Cook Off, après ski tasting and the popular mountaintop picnic at the top of Vail Mountain. For more information visit or call (970) 926-5665.
Keystone River Run Rocks, April 9
Come ski Keystone for a day and then stay for a free concert featuring Robert Earl Keen from 4-7 p.m. A kids’ game zone will keep the young ones busy while the music plays. Beverages, alcohol and food sold á la carte. Free concert T-shirt with a purchase of $30 or more from any River Run Merchant. Visit
Heavenly Spring Loaded 2011, April 9-23
Heavenly’s annual spring break skiing and riding celebration is back, filled with California sunshine, Heavenly’s famous spring conditions, the infamous pond skimming contest…plus much, much more. Off the mountain there’s non-stop action with world-class entertainment, après-ski parties, and the South Shore’s 24-hour nightlife. Highlights for this year’s event include the Gunbarrel 25 hosted by skiing legend Glen Plake, the finals of the Stateline Showdown amateur slopestyle competition and two rounds of Heavenly's infamous pond-skimming championships! Off the mountain, the party will continue around the clock with concerts from the Cold War Kids and G. Love & Special Sauce at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
Spring Back to Vail, April 15-24
Join us for a huge end-of-the-season bash with free concerts from national headliners, on-snow events and street parties. This year’s lineup includes performances from Grammy-Award-winning Train, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, The Greyboy Allstars, Shpongle, Stephen Marley and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. And don't miss the greatest spectacle of all – the World Pond Skimming Championships. A celebration of spring and the end of a great ski season, this is an event that you will not want to miss. Top off the festivities with incredible lift ticket deals and great lodging packages and you'll see why everyone knows Vail is the place to be this spring!
Beaver Creek Vintage Ski Fest & Race, April 16
Dust off the ol’ skis and sign up for a vintage ski race. Guests are encouraged to dress in vintage wool skiing attire and use old wood or metal skis to compete for top honors on the Hay Meadow race course, a throwback to the 1940s complete with canvas competitor bibs, hand-painted banners, natural bamboo gates, an old fashioned scoreboard and more. Prizes will be awarded for the Best Costume as well as top honors in several racing categories. Join the competition or stop by as a spectator. For information call (970) 754-4636 or visit
Great Lodging Deals
Spring Break On Us
Whether you dream of a spring on the snow covered mountains of Colorado, in the magical Southwest or on the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean, there’s a free night waiting for you. Visit or call 866-461-ROCK (7625).
Beaver Creek Spring Break Eternal
Soak up sun and savings this spring at Beaver Creek with up to 30 percent off of lodging between March 19 and April 17. Rates start at just $62 per person, per night based upon quad occupancy when guests book a minimum of three nights stay in a two-bedroom Creekside Condominium at Beaver Creek Resort. Book online at or by calling 877.204.7883
Breckenridge Spring Fever Room Night Special From $99
Check out the lodging in Breckenridge available starting at only $99 per night and 40 percent off condominiums. To take advantage of the Breck Spring Fever lodging special, call 888-906-6303 or visit
Heavenly Resort 4th Night and 3rd Day Free in March!
Pay for three nights lodging and two days of skiing and receive one extra night and day of skiing free! That's a savings of almost 30 percent. Click here for more information.
Northstar-at-Tahoe Stay & Ski Free
Lodging packages start at $115 per person, per night (based on double occupancy in a studio condominium) and are offered daily from April 3, 2011 through the end of the 2010-2011 winter season. Some restrictions apply. For more information, please visit or call (800) GO-NORTH.
Keystone Lodging Available From $75 per Night
Celebrate the end of the season and your final ski days at Keystone with rooms from $75 per night - a 50 percent discount. Available March 27 - April 10. For more information visit or call 877-204-7889


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 property and 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 and consumer website is


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