Vail Resorts Mountains in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe Flush With New Snow

06 February 2014
  • Breckenridge was the snowiest resort in the U.S. in January according to OnTheSnow.com, and has received more than 11 FEET of snow since Jan. 1
  • Keystone, where Kids Ski Free, is 100 percent open with more than 3,100 acres of terrain
  • Heavenly was California’s snowiest spot in January, and Lake Tahoe is expecting as much as FOUR FEET of snow this weekend
  • Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah, could see as much as THREE FEET of new snow this weekend
 

Video & Photo Alert: Broadcast-quality photos and video of all this snow are available on Vail Resorts’ Dropbox site, https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wcvr41spvmcas0g/PFtjG2Sf6b under the Snow Alert – February 2014 folder.  Please credit Vail Resorts.
 
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Feb. 6, 2014- Who said 2014 was the Year of the Horse? At Breckenridge Ski Resort and the other Vail Resorts mountains in Colo., Utah and Calif., it’s been the Year of the Snowflake.
 
According to snow reports submitted by 345 U.S. resorts to OnTheSnow.com, a global web and mobile platform used by more than 16.4 million visitors each year (source: Google Analytics), Breckenridge’s 123 inches of snow in January was 22 inches more than its closest competitor. Since Jan. 1, 2014, Breckenridge has been blessed with nearly 11 FEET of new snow.
 
“What better way to celebrate the December opening of Peak 6, the largest resort terrain expansion in the last decade, than to cover it with over 10 feet of snow in January?” asked Pat Campbell, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Breckenridge Ski Resort. “The skiing has been phenomenal for our guests.”
 
After what is being hailed as “The Storm of the Century” in many Colorado mountain communities dropped record amounts of snow on Vail and Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in late-January and early-February, all four resorts are 100 percent open and offering the finest skiing and snowboarding conditions in North America. According to weather site Opensnow.com, Colorado resorts could be in for another foot of snow before Monday.
 
At Lake Tahoe, California, forecasts are calling for as much as four feet of snow to fall on Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood this weekend.
 
“In Tahoe, we hope to be measuring our snow in feet rather than inches this weekend,” said Bill Rock, Northstar California’s senior vice president and chief operating officer. “Our resorts have been relying on the West Coast’s largest snowmaking systems to provide Lake Tahoe’s best ski and ride experience. Now that the storm door is open, we hope to rapidly open new terrain.”
 
Canyons Resort, located in Park City, Utah where they already have 158 trails, all 19 lifts, all five bowls and all six natural half-pipes open, is expecting as much as three feet of snow this weekend.
 
“February and March are historically our snowiest months,” said Mike Goar, Canyons’ vice president and general manager. “This weekend it looks like we’ll be enjoying a few of Utah’s famous light-and-dry powder days.”

Resort snow totals since Jan. 1, 2014:
Breckenridge: More than 11 feet
Vail: More than eight feet
Beaver Creek: More than seven feet
Keystone: More than five feet
Canyons: More than three feet
Heavenly: More than three feet
Northstar: Nearly two feet
Kirkwood: More than three feet

Keep track of the upcoming snowfall via the live-look snow stake cameras at snow.com.
 
Lodging
With the Storm of the Century creating epic ski conditions, now is the time to get out on the slopes. Make those powder turns even better by staying at a Vail Resorts lodging property and save up to 33 percent when you book your lift and lodging now through our exclusive Ski Free Stay Free packages. For more details and additional packages please visit www.snow.com
 
Lift Tickets
For the lowest guaranteed price on lift tickets – up to 25 percent off – guests need only purchase seven days in advance for the Colorado resorts. Call (888) 216-8538 or visit www.snow.com to purchase.
 
Making a last minute decision to head to Keystone for the weekend? New this season, snow enthusiasts may purchase lift tickets at Keystonetickets.com just one day before hitting the slopes. One-Day Peaks Advanced tickets will be available every day, all season long, offering up to 25 percent savings off window-rate tickets.
 
For Lake Tahoe, the lowest-price guarantee on lift tickets is available when purchased at least three days in advance online at www.snow.com/lifttickets or through Vail Resorts Central Reservations and any of the three resort websites. With the Three-Day Advance, skiers and riders can save up to 25 percent off the window rate.
 
Kirkwood is offering a one-day advance lift ticket, for those powder hounds who are chasing the snow.
 
Now in Utah, when arriving at Salt Lake City Airport, guests will find a special deal on a lift ticket to Canyons. Guests can text “Canyons [guest email address]” to 366-98 and receive $30 off one adult lift ticket. Or for the lowest price guaranteed (up to 35 percent), purchase tickets in advance at CanyonsResort.com until midnight the night before you want to ski at Canyons.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. 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 consumer website is www.snow.com.

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