No fooling, act now for the best spring deals at Vail Resorts

27 March 2012

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 27, 2012 - With just a few weeks left in the winter ski season, now is the time to take advantage of amazing lodging, retail and season pass deals at Vail Resorts. Act now to take advantage of these specials at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar California.

1. 96-Hour Sale Returns - luxury hotel rooms starting from just $96 per night Starting today, RockResorts’ 96 Hour Sale is on, with luxury hotel rooms bookable – at a steal – starting from just $96 per night for travel through January 31, 2013. Book a mountain vacation to Colorado, Lake Tahoe or Wyoming or get away to the beach in Jamaica or The Bahamas. All travel must be booked online at www.RockResorts.com/96HourSale by Friday, March 30, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Blackout dates apply. Offer is valid for new bookings and cannot be combined with any other offer. All reservations are non-refundable and non-cancelable.

2. Rent gear through Rentskis.com and receive $50 off a purchase of $100 for use by April 15 Now through April 15, rent $50 worth of gear (per person) through Rentskis.com and receive a retail coupon of $50 off any in-store purchase of $100 or more. Valid through April 15, 2012, the $50 coupons will be distributed when gear is picked-up in rental stores and can be redeemed at any of 100 plus resort retail locations including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone in Colorado and Heavenly and Northstar in Lake Tahoe.

3. Get the Best Deal in the Ski Industry on Season Passes through April 15 Ski or snowboard eight world-class resorts across three states and 24,980 acres, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in California/Nevada, more than five to six days in one season and all of the passes pay for themselves. All passes are available for purchase at www.epicpass.com. Buy before April 15, 2012, and Vail Resorts is giving guests the option to lock in these prices now with a $49 down payment, with the remainder of the balance due in mid-September 2012. Epic Local, Tahoe Local and Summit Value and Tahoe Value Passes purchased before 4/15 get 6 Buddy Tickets as an added benefit (after 4/15 passes will only come with 2 Buddy Tickets). For more information about 2012-2013 season passes, visit www.epicpass.com.

  • The Epic Pass™, the best season pass deal in the ski industry, offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin for $659. The Epic Pass pays for itself in less than six days on the mountain.
     
  • Epic 7-Day™ pays for itself in less than five days and is ideal for people who don’t plan to ski more than seven days. The Epic 7-Day gives skiers and snowboarders a total of seven unrestricted days of skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, and Northstar, plus Arapahoe Basin anytime during the season for a price of $509.
     
  • The Epic Local Pass™, for $509, pays for itself in less than five days and is perfect for locals who can navigate a few more restrictions. The Epic Local Pass offers unlimited and unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited holiday restrictions at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. It also includes a total of 10 days at Vail or Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. $50 pass holder tickets are also available for purchase during blackout dates at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood.
     
  • Summit Value Pass™ pays for itself in less than four days and is a great option for people who only plan to ski Summit County. The Summit Value Pass is available for $419 and provides unlimited and unrestricted lift access to Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, as well as access to Breckenridge with limited holiday restrictions. Pass holders can purchase access to Breckenridge on restricted days for $50 per day.
     
  • New for 2012-2013, the Tahoe Local Pass™ offers skiing and riding seven days a week to Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood resorts for $419. The Tahoe Local Pass includes access on Saturdays at all three Tahoe resorts with limited holiday restrictions and $50 pass holder tickets available for purchase during blackout dates. Priced $80 less than last year’s Epic Local Pass, the Tahoe Local Pass pays for itself in just over four days.
     
  • The Tahoe Value Pass™, available for $379, includes skiing or riding seven days a week at Heavenly, and skiing or riding at Northstar and Kirkwood on Sunday-Friday, with all Saturdays blacked out at Northstar and Kirkwood. Holiday restrictions apply, but pass holders can purchase a $50 ticket to any of the three resorts on restricted dates. In less than four days of skiing or riding, the Tahoe Value Pass pays for itself.
Resort Closing Dates
Breckenridge, Heavenly and Kirkwood all recently extended their 2012 ski season dates into weekends through April 29. Here are the 2011-2012 season closing dates for all seven Vail Resorts.
  • Keystone April 8, 2012
  • Vail April 15, 2012
  • Beaver Creek April 15, 2012
  • Northstar California April 15, 2012 
  • Breckenridge April 15, 2012. The resort will then re-open Friday through Sunday April 20-22 and April 27-29, 2012, weather and conditions permitting.
  • Heavenly April 15, 2012. The resort will then re-open Friday through Sunday April 20-22 and April 27-29, 2012 weather and conditions permitting.
  • Kirkwood* April 15, 2012. The resort will then re-open Friday through Sunday April 20-22, and April 27-29, 2012, weather and conditions permitting.* Vail Resorts’ acquisition of Kirkwood is still being finalized.
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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 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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