More Than Two Feet of Snow Greets Colorado Skiers and Riders Today

18 January 2011
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort received more than 26 inches last night
  • Vail received over a foot of new snow
Breckenridge, COLO – January 18, 2011 – To say it is snowing in Colorado is an understatement in the ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado today. Breckenridge Ski Resort received more than two feet of snow in 24 hours. Vail received 16 inches and Beaver Creek and Keystone also received an extra helping of snow. Local Breckenridge skier Grant Savidge says this is some of the deepest snow he has ever skied at Breckenridge Ski Resort. “Now go get some,” he added, with a smile.

January is also ‘Learn to Ski Month’ and with all of the new snow, now’s the time to hone your powder skiing and riding ability. Take advantage of the great deals at Vail Resorts Ski & Ride Schools:

Breckenridge First Time Discovery Series: Three Days of Lift Tickets, Lessons and Rentals for $300
Three full days of exciting discoveries, lift tickets and rentals. You’ll make great strides—all in a comfortable atmosphere that’s been known to turn beginners into avid, life-long enthusiasts. Registration is non-refundable, and reservations are strongly recommended to make sure you get a spot. The First-Timer Discovery Series includes Beginner Lift-Lesson-Rental for $300. For more information visit  

Vail Mountain Three-Day Ski and Snowboard Lesson Package
Buy three consecutive days of adult group lessons for the price of two. Available to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities and levels. $270 per person (lesson only) $465 per person (lesson and lift tickets). For reservations, please call (970) SKI-VAIL or visit  

Beaver Creek Learn to Ski/Ride Package starting at $278
Beaver Creek celebrates Learn to Ski Month with a package that includes four nights of lodging, three days of beginner lessons, lift tickets and rentals starting at $278 per person per night valid Jan. 3-31, 2011. Some restrictions may apply. Book online at or call (800) 404-3535. Families visiting Beaver Creek also enjoy daily complimentary activities including ice skating, rail jams, on-hill story time, snowshoe tour, tubing and more now through early April.

Keystone Resort Learn. Improve. Do more:
Group Lessons starting from $109 per day or Keystone also offers buy two group lessons, get the third free from $218. For more information visit  

Snow Events and Activities January 2010
Breckenridge Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships
The week of Jan. 25 – Jan. 30, 2011, teams from around the globe descend on Breckenridge to hand carve 20-ton blocks of snow into works of art. A family favorite, the competition showcases pieces achieved after 65 intense hours of work, no power tools allowed. This is an awe-inspiring event that’s been making snowmen jealous for over 20 years!

Keystone KAT Skiing
Let our experienced Keystone Adventure Tour guides make your first run down Independence Bowl, Keystone's newest expert-only terrain, a memorable one.

During the season, we'll offer two guided tours daily through this exhilarating bowl. Each tour comes complete with lunch at the Independence Bowl Hut catered by Peak Provisions– which you're certain to need after making laps in this powder. Please note that, while highly trained, our KAT guides are not ski instructors; these tours are for expert skiers and riders who are accustomed to and adept in powder and trees. If you'd like to learn the art of powder skiing – or hone your skills before striking out in this territory – we recommend a lesson with our Ski & Ride School, which has instructors for every level (not just beginners). Call 970-496-4FUN (4386) to book your tour or visit  

FREE Thursday Night Vail Valley Foundation Bud Light Street Beat Concert Series
Presented by Bud Light and Volvo, we're happy to have the popular Street Beat concert series back for 2010-2011! New for this year, the dates have been moved to Thursday nights throughout the season. A great reason to head up on Thursday and enjoy a long weekend in Vail! For more info and artist samples, visit The Bud Light Street Beat Free Concert Series website.

Lodging Deals

January Steals - 33% off Lodging in Breckenridge! With the triple threat of great conditions, new ski school programs and awesome events this month, how about 33 percent of lodging in January too! Starting at $120 per night with a three night minimum, this deal is valid 1/09/11 – 2/17/11, some restrictions apply. Visit for more information.

Keystone Resort Studios starting at $112 per night
Now through February 17, 2010.Recharge with Keystone's Getaway Package. Studio Condo 01/2/11 - 2/17/11 from $112. No minimum night stay required. Subject to availability. Visit for more information.

Vail’s Ski FREE Stay FREE is BACK!
Vail’s popular Ski Free Stay Free packages are back for 2010-2011! Book now and we'll reward you with an extra night and day of skiing! Packages starting from $150 per person, per night!

For RockResorts lodging specials, visit


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 and the consumer website is


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