Winter Has Arrived Just in Time for the Start of Ski Season in Colorado

26 October 2010

• While Mother Nature delivers up to 2 feet at Keystone, Vail Resorts delivers deep savings and hot ski deals

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KEYSTONE, Colo. – Oct. 26, 2010 – For the past few days, a series of powerful storms have pounded the Colorado Rocky Mountains delivering 13 inches at  Vail, 11 inches at Breckenridge and 8 inches at Beaver Creek  for the 48-hour mid-mountain snow totals with almost two feet (20 inches) falling at Keystone’s North Peak Mountain over the past week. And, Mother Nature isn’t done yet.  According to the National Weather Service, a winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 p.m. MDT today for the Central Mountains of Colorado. So much has fallen that Colorado Department of Transportation is closing a stretch of Interstate 70 tonight near Keystone and Breckenridge to clear the roads.

Opening Dates for the Vail Resorts ski and snowboard resorts:
The deep early-season snow delighted skiers and snowboarders who were celebrating the first days of the season on the Colorado slopes. Arapahoe Basin opened on Monday, Oct. 25, following Loveland’s debut on Sunday. Keystone is set to open Nov. 5 followed by Breckenridge’s Nov. 12 opening day.

Keystone Resort   Friday, Nov. 5
Breckenridge Ski Resort  Friday, Nov. 12
Vail Mountain   Friday, Nov. 19
Heavenly Mountain Resorts  Friday, Nov. 19
Northstar-at-Tahoe   Saturday, Nov. 20
Beaver Creek   Wednesday, Nov. 24

Epic Pass just got more Epic with eight resorts
The snow couldn’t have come at a better time for skiers and snowboarders. Yesterday Vail Resorts announced that with the acquisition of Northstar-at-Tahoe, the $629 Epic Pass will now include unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Northstar and Sierra-at-Tahoe in addition to the six other resorts: Heavenly Mountain Resort in Calif./Nev. and Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado. The Epic Pass is on sale at $629 for a limited time, through Nov. 7. or 800.404.3535

Every Vail Resorts pass and lift ticket will come with enhanced functionality that will completely change the way you experience the mountain (or mountains). Called EpicMix™, Vail Resorts groundbreaking new app and program gives you a new way to capture the ski/snowboard experience digitally and then share your mountain experiences through social media.

Early season snow means early-bird deals
Other Vail Resorts passes and products like the Heavenly Pass, the Epic 7-Pack and the Colorado Pass have recently added skiing/riding benefits for Northstar. Visit for more information. The only catch is that these passes, like the Epic Pass, are offered for a limited time.

This year, travel experts are recommending that skiers and snowboarders book early to secure the best rates and deals from lift tickets to lodging. For the best deals on lift tickets, check out Vail Resorts advanced purchase lift tickets, the Epic 7-Pack or a Vail Resorts season passes for the guaranteed lowest pricing. For lodging, book by Oct. 31 to get a free holiday night at the top-rated RockResort hotel and properties at Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge. Restrictions apply. Visit or 866.513.ROCK (7625) for more information.
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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 and Northstar-at-Tahoe in the Lake Tahoe area of California, 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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