Ski Champion Lindsey Vonn “champions” School of Shred to Denver-area elementary school students

28 October 2010

DENVER, Colo. -- Oct. 28, 2010 -- Wearing her gold medal, Lindsey Vonn, the decorated alpine ski champion, spoke to more than 450 kids today at Devinny Elementary School in the Denver-area about her ski career including her success in the 2010 Olympic Games and her three consecutive World Cup Titles. Vonn was the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the Downhill and also took home a bronze in the Super G at the Olympic Games.
 
Devinny Elementary School won a contest through Vail Resorts and its School of Shred Program, which provides four free days of skiing or riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin for all Colorado fifth and sixth grade students as well as one complimentary beginner ski lesson, including rental equipment. Devinny had the most students sign up for the School of Shred and won the visit from Lindsey Vonn.

Vonn signed autographs and answered student questions even in German at the event today and became the Principal of the Vail Resorts School of Shred program. To follow her alpine race season, visit www.ussa.org or follow her on twitter at @lindseyvonn.

Vail Mountain has supported Vonn throughout her career and Vonn now represents all six of Vail Resorts’ world-class mountain resorts–Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado and Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe in California. 

Following on the heels of this successful School of Shred contest, Vail Resorts announced a new School of Shred contest: The 5th or 6th grade class that registers the most students into the School of Shred program before Nov. 7, 2010 can win a Ski Field Trip to Vail with Warren Miller film star, Chris Anthony. Visit http://www.snow.com/passsales/5thgradeprogram.aspx for more information.

About Vail Resorts School of Shred Program
The School of Shred program provides 4 FREE days of skiing or riding at each of Colorado’s top-ranked resorts Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin for all Colorado fifth and sixth grade students and is only available until Nov. 7, 2010. New this year, it also includes one beginner complimentary ski lesson, including rental equipment, for School of Shred pass holders (Arapahoe Basin excluded). Plus, the 5th or 6th grade class with the most enrollments between now and 11/7 is going to win a free ski field trip to Vail with Warren Miller film star, Chris Anthony. For more information visit www.snow.com.

How to get your pass:
Bring your 5th or 6th grade report card to a Front Range pass sales location or any Special Event by November 7, 2010. The School of Shred pass is ONLY available at Vail Resorts Front Range Pass Sale locations. For more information visit www.snow.com

For more information, visit www.snow.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 resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, Heavenly Mountain Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe 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.

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Kelly Ladyga

Vice President of Corporate Communications
Email: kladyga@vailresorts.com
Phone: (303) 404-1862
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