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**Attached Photo: A snowboarder enjoys the fresh powder on the Stickline Trail in Beaver Creek.
VAIL, Colo. – March 19, 2010 –Mother Nature makes her mark on the last day of winter with a storm warning that is in effect until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning with up to 18 inches expected in the Colorado mountains and 10 inches has fallen so far today in Vail and Beaver Creek. The new snow continues to make spring skiing conditions outstanding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone. Additionally, Heavenly Resort announced this week that because of the great snow it is extending its season by one week until April 25th.
Spring is a great time to ski and snowboard at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly with warmer weather, more daylight and great snow conditions. There are also fun concerts and events at all Resorts and great deals and lodging packages available for spring ski vacations. Now is also the time to buy your season passes for the 2010-11 ski and snowboard season and lock in the best rate for the Epic Pass at $599.
Spring Lodging and Lift Ticket Deals
Book by March 31 and get a Free Night at Keystone with the Spring Break on Us package when you stay for three nights. Rates start at $159 per person for three nights. Lower rates are available for midweek April stays at www.keystoneresort.com. The Spring Break on Us package is also available at Breckenridge, Aspen, Vail, Beaver Creek and Jackson Hole, but you must book by March 31. 800.404.3535 or http://www.springbreakonus.com/?cmpid=PARPR00001
Save Up to 40% off lift tickets when you purchase your lift tickets online before your trip and save:
Keystone $99 3-Day Lift Ticket Deal (4/4-4/11):
Get your last tracks of the season with a 3-day lift ticket for just $99. Valid 4/4-4/11. Purchase at KeystoneResort.com, in-person at the ticket window or call 888-222-9285.
Vail & Breckenridge $199 7-day Lift Ticket Deals (4/12-Closing Day):
Pay a flat rate of $199* for up to 7 days at Vail or Breckenridge from April 12 through Closing Day. *Rate valid on Adult and Senior lift tickets.
Midweek savings at Vail from $149
Stay in the heart of the action at Vail midweek this spring and save at two of Vail's premier properties. Rates start as low as $149 per night at The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort, located in Vail Village just steps from the slopes and from $199 per night at ski-in/ski-out Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort. Valid April 11-15. Restrictions apply. Not good with other offers. Rate based on availability and blackout dates may apply. www.vail.com
Beaver Creek Spring Break
Now through-April 4, 2010 buy five nights of lodging and five days of skiing, receive the sixth night of lodging and day of skiing for free plus one day of complimentary ski rentals. Rates for lodging and lift for the six-day package begin at $722 per person and rentals for six days are $245 for adults and $140 for kids. Call 877-226-5684 or visit Beavercreek.com/springbreak?cmpid=PARPR00001.
Spring Massive Festival at 9600 Feet, April 1-18, 2010
This annual festival is an interactive event including music, family fun and on-hill competitions. Events include the Bite of Breckenridge, Massive Comedy Nights, Massive Brewfest, Massive competition weekend and the ever-popular season finale – Massive Music Weekend! Visit www.springmassive.com for more information.
Bite of Breckenridge , April 1-18, 2010
For a truly unique dining experience, come to Breckenridge during the annual Spring Massive "Bite of Breckenridge". Participating restaurants will feature sample menu items at a fixed rate of $10, $20 and/or $30, depending on the restaurant. Don't miss this chance to sample Breck's premier restaurants at an exceptional price! Look for flags at participating restaurants. www.springmassive.com
Spring Back to Vail, April 12 - 18, 2010
Vail's huge end-of-the-season bash includes free concerts from national headliners, on-snow events, street parties. And don't miss the greatest spectacle of all – the World Pond Skimming Championships. A celebration of spring and the end of a great ski season, this is an event that you will not want to miss. Top off the festivities with incredible lift ticket deals and great lodging packages and you'll see why everyone knows Vail is the place to be this spring! http://springbacktovail.com/
Taste of Vail, April 7 - 10, 2010
In its 20th year, the Taste of Vail is the nation's premier spring food and wine festival, held at several venues throughout North America's #1 ski resort. During the annual four-day event, upwards of 5,000 people are able to "taste the Vail Valley lifestyle" which showcases Vail's wsorld-famous resort village set against dramatic mountain vistas. Participants at the Taste of Vail experience the Vail Valley's world-class restaurants, fine wine poured by winemakers and winery owners from top wineries around the globe, along with interactive seminars, auction and dance, the Colorado Lamb Cook Off, apres ski tasting and the popular mountaintop picnic sensory extravaganza at the top of Vail Mountain. Proceeds from the Taste of Vail go to various charities in the Vail Valley. http://www.tasteofvail.com/
Keystone Resort KIDTOPIA Week, March 19-21 and April 2-6, 2010
Bring your kids to a festival designed just for them. Explore an ultimate snow fort at the top of Dercum Mountain, dance to live music in the plaza, join the glowstick ice skating party, make arts and crafts, go Disco Tubing and participate in the continuing education activities that fill this weekend on and off the slopes. Bring the whole family for a fun filled, kid friendly weekend. www.keystoneresort.com
Keystone River Run Rocks, April 10, 2010
Guests can ski Keystone for a day then stay for a free concert featuring Seven Mary Three with Salem. A kids’ game zone will keep the young ones busy while adults enjoy the music. Beverages, alcohol and food will be sold á la carte. www.keystoneresort.com
Ice Music at the Crystal Grotto
Visit North America’s only on-mountain igloo music hall and experience the enchanting sounds musical notes from ice instruments through April 4. Beaver Creek’s Crystal Grotto offers weekly concerts every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. plus select Fridays. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased on a cash-only basis in resort; a lift ticket or valid ski pass is required and foot passes are $14 per adult or $4 per child. The 3 p.m. Saturday performance is free for kids 12 and under each week. Visit Beavercreek.com for complete details.
Buy Your Season Passes Now to Get the Best Deals
The revolutionary Epic Pass™ back for its third season providing unlimited, unrestricted access to six world class resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly – as well as at Arapahoe Basin for at a price of $599 adult and $299 child (ages 5 to 12).
New this year is the Epic 7-Pack™ (http://www.epicpass.com/?cmpid=PARPR00001 ): A seven-day unrestricted ticket that skiers and snowboarders can use at any one of Vail Resorts’ five mountain resorts and Arapahoe Basin anytime during the season for a price of $449, or almost 35 percent off of a single-day lift ticket price. Also for the second year, The Summit Pass™ is available to purchase online at www.epicpass.com?cmpid=PARPR00001 and provides unlimited lift access at the top Summit County resorts - Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin - with no date restrictions at $409 for adults, $319 for teens ages 13 to 18 and $209 for children ages 5 to 12. Also new this year is a Keystone and Arapahoe Basin pass for $359 adult, $299 teen, $199 child which offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing at both resorts.Prices on all pass products are guaranteed through May 31, 2010 and are available to purchase on www.epicpass.com?cmpid=PARPR00001 .
Heavenly Season Passes on Sale Tomorrow March 20, 2010 Buy Now and Ski Free in April
The 2010-11 Heavenly Pass – cited by numerous surveys as Lake Tahoe’s best skiing and snowboarding pass product – will be available for a limited time starting March 20, 2010, for renewal or purchase at $339 for an adult pass – a 32 percent savings off the retail price. Teen, child and senior passes are also available at reduced early-bird pricing. As an extra incentive to buy early, new buyers who purchase a 2010-2011 season pass, paid in full, before the end of the current ski season will be rewarded with free skiing and riding from April 1, 2010, through the end of the season which has been extended through April 25, 2010. Existing pass holders who renew their pass before the end of the winter season will receive two additional $50 buddy tickets valid throughout the month of April 2010. For more information visit www.skiheavenly.com?cmpid=PARPR00001