KEYSTONE, COLO – Oct. 27, 2009 – A late October snow-storm is blanketing Colorado in white, covering the top of Dercum Mountain at Keystone Resort with eight (unofficial) inches of snow, and winter storm warnings predicting 18-36 additional inches of snow throughout today and tomorrow in the state’s high country.
With this bountiful gift from Mother Nature and snowmaking operations underway, the Colorado Vail Resorts are in great position for the start of the ski/snowboard season.
Skiing and riding is just nine days away with the opening of Keystone Resort on Nov. 6 followed by the Nov. 12 opening of Breckenridge, the Nov. 20 start of the season for Vail, and Beaver Creek’s opening day of Nov. 25.
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The Best Early Season Deals at Vail Resorts
EPIC SEASON PASS and SUMMIT PASS-Time is running out on buying season passes at a great price - the $599 unlimited, unrestricted Epic Season Pass for skiing at six resorts - Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Arapahoe Basin - all season long. After the sixth day of usage, Epic Pass holders are skiing or riding for free! Or, new this year, buy the $399 Summit Pass online (it’s the first time it’s been available for purchase online) for the best skiing in Summit County, Colo. with unlimited skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. Visit snow.com or epicpass.com for more information. Passes are available through Nov. 22.
FREE LODGING with Three for Free Starting Nov. 1 when you book lodging at a RockResort property in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge or Keystone receive “three for free”; a value that includes a free night of lodging, $50 resort gift card plus a free helmet cam to capture your experience on the slopes. Visit www.rockresorts.com.
FREE Ski Rentals with Lodging: The Free Skis & Boards package features lift tickets and a free ski and snowboard sports rental package per person for up to seven days at specific retail locations within Vail Resorts. For information and reservations, visit www.snow.com or call 800-404-3535.
Holidays on Us—Book by Oct. 31: Get a free night at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly during the most popular times at the resorts. Book by October 31st and receive a free night’s lodging during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Martin Luther King Weekend, President’s Day Weekend, Spring Break and Easter. Visit snow.com.
What’s New This Ski Season at Vail Resorts
To find out more about Beaver Creek’s big on-mountain improvements for its littlest guest (like a new tubing hill), Breckenridge’s new base area, Keystone’s new skier bridge, the 10th anniversary celebration of Vail’s Blue Sky Basin and/or Heavenly’s new tubing hill at Adventure Peak, visit Breckenridge.com, KeystoneResort.com, Vail.com, Beavercreek.com and SkiHeavenly.com.
More info, photos and video are available. For an overview of what’s new or newsworthy at Vail Resorts, visit http://news.vailresorts.com.
Vail Resorts: Amy Kemp, email@example.com, 303.404.1863
Vail: Liz Biebl, firstname.lastname@example.org, 970.754.3001
Beaver Creek: Jen Brown, email@example.com, 970.754.5292
Breckenridge: Kristen Petitt, firstname.lastname@example.org, 970.453.3210
Keystone: Kate Coble, email@example.com, 970.496.4017
Heavenly: Russ Pecoraro, firstname.lastname@example.org, 775.586.4451