- The Live Streaming Webcast from Vail, Colo. will Utilize Social Media and New Video Technology to Connect Kids with Lindsey Vonn for a first-of-its-kind Interactive Event at www.LindseyIsEpic.com/Live
- Kids Whose Questions are Selected and Aired During the Nov. 20 Live with Lindsey Webcast Will Win a Vail Resorts Children's Epic Pass
VAIL, Colo., Nov 10, 2009 -- Lindsey Vonn, the world's fastest female skier and Vail hometown hero, will celebrate opening day of Vail Mountain's 2009-2010 winter season on Friday, Nov. 20, by hosting a live and interactive online kids press conference: "Epic Kids - Live with Lindsey" from 5-6 p.m. MT (7-8 p.m. ET) at www.LindseyIsEpic.com/Live.
For the past week, the two-time World Cup Overall ski champion has been training at her hometown mountain of Vail in preparation for her World Cup race season and for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Before she embarks on her "epic" journey to compete in five alpine ski events at the Winter Games, Vail Resorts (NYSE: MTN) is inviting kids and their parents to ask questions and participate in a live conversation with Lindsey to find out everything they've always wanted to know about the 25-year-old ski champ.
Live Kids Press Conference Utilizes Social Media and New Video Technology
The "Epic Kids - Live with Lindsey" event will be an hour-long online show broadcast at www.LindseyIsEpic.com/Live direct from Lindsey's home at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort, located just steps from the legendary slopes of Vail Mountain. Kids and their parents around the world can watch the show live on their computers on Friday, Nov. 20 and participate in the press conference with pre-submitted video questions via YouTube or with written questions posted on the Lindsey Is Epic Facebook fan page.
Questions may be submitted in any language and will be translated if selected and aired during the show. A select group of kids and their parents will join Lindsey in Vail on Friday and be part of a live audience during which they'll have the opportunity to ask questions in person. "The Epic Kids - Live with Lindsey" show will be available for viewing after the Nov. 20 live show at www.LindseyIsEpic.com/Live.
Vail Resorts is using the new video technology of LiveStream to host the live streamed webcast on www.LindseyIsEpic.com/Live and kids and their parents will be using social media tools to submit their video questions via YouTube and written questions via Facebook. The "Epic Kids - Live with Lindsey" show will be one of the first events of its kind to integrate the latest social media tools and a new video platform to connect kids with a sports hero in an interactive, live event.
Be an Epic Kids Reporter
Kids: Here's your chance to be an Epic Kids Reporter for the first-ever "Live with Lindsey" online show. Ask for your parents' help in recording a video question to Lindsey and then submit your video on the Lindsey Is Epic YouTube page by midnight on Nov. 17.
For complete details and instructions on how to submit a video or a question or for the terms and conditions, visit www.LindseyIsEpic.com/Live. After submitting your videotaped question, you'll need to post a status update on the Lindsey is Epic Facebook fan page to be entered for the chance to win an Epic Pass.
Then, if your video or written question is aired during the live online show, you will win a children's Epic Season Pass for unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding this winter season at Vail Resorts' five world-class mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly, plus Arapahoe Basin.
Or, you can also post a Facebook question for Lindsey (with your parents help, of course) on the Lindsey Is Epic Facebook page and then tune in on Friday, Nov. 20 to see if Lindsey answers your question live, online at www.LindseyIsEpic.com.
For more information, visit www.LindseyIsEpic.com/Live.
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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, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and 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 www.vailresorts.com and the consumer website is www.snow.com.