Snow Pummels Colorado Rockies Giving Skiers and Riders Epic Early Season Conditions

17 November 2010
Breckenridge Resort Received More than Two Feet of Snow in the Past 48 Hours
Vail Mountain Opens Friday with More than 1150 Skiable Acres and Nine Lifts
Keystone Resort Opens the Outback Terrain Friday with 604 Skiable Acres
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Photo Attached: A skier enjoys 20 inches of powder at Breckenridge Resort. Photo Credit: Vail Resorts
Breckenridge, Colo. – Nov. 17, 2010 –Thanks to the latest winter storm, ski season in Colorado Rockies is off to a record-setting start for resort terrain openings and epic early season skiing and riding conditions at Breckenridge and Keystone Resorts. Twenty inches fell last night at Breckenridge Resort and Keystone Resort received eight inches last night. 
Vail Mountain opens Friday with more than 1150 acres and nine lifts on the front side of the mountain.  Keystone Resort will also open The Outback terrain Friday—the earliest opening in the resort’s history-- giving Keystone a total of 604 skiable acres.
Breckenridge Resort also opened the T-Bar lift on Peak 8 today which goes down in the record books as the earliest opening of the T-Bar in Breckenridge Resort history. Breckenridge also plans to open additional runs and the Rocky Mountain SuperChair on Friday giving the resort over 500 skiable acres. The 6 Chair should also be open by Saturday along with additional terrain.
Beaver Creek Resort opens on Nov. 24 and will be hosting its annual cookie competition. Visit or to find out the latest information on terrain for Beaver Creek’s opening day. 
Heavenly Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe are both scheduled to open on November 19. For more information on terrain openings visit or
Vail Resorts Season Passes on Sale through November 21, 201
Time is running out to buy a Vail Resorts Season Pass. Skiers and riders have until Nov. 21, 2010 to buy any of the Vail Resorts season pass products that provide skiers and riders with the best season pass value in the ski industry.
At, $629 the Epic Pass provides unlimited, unrestricted access to eight world-class resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and– as well as at Arapahoe Basin. Now, the Epic Pass and Epic 7 Passes are also good at Northstar-at-Tahoe as well as Sierra-at-Tahoe. For more information, visit   
The new Epic 7-Pack is 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 $479. The Epic 7-pack differs from a seven-day lift ticket because it can be used any time during the season, from beginning to end. For more information, visit
The Colorado Season Pass offers unlimited skiing and riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin as well as 10 days of skiing and riding at Vail and Beaver Creek. Restrictions apply. For more information visit
The Summit Pass is available to purchase online at and provides unlimited lift access to the top Summit County resorts - Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin - without date restrictions at $479 for adults through Nov. 21 when sales end.
The Keystone and Arapahoe Basin Pass for $389 adult offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing at both resorts. The Keystone and Arapahoe Basin Pass is available to purchase at  through Nov. 21 when sales end.
How to Purchase Your Season Pass
Visit or to renew your Epic Pass and Colorado Pass respectively online or to purchase a Summit Pass or Keystone and Arapahoe Basin Pass, Epic Pass and Epic-7 Pack through Nov. 21 when sales end. To purchase a new Colorado pass please visit select Front Range locations including Boulder Ski Deals (Boulder), Colorado Ski and Golf (Aurora, Arvada, Colorado Springs and Littleton) and REI (Denver Flagship and Fort Collins.) For more information on pass sales hours please visit or call 800-842-8062.
All season pass products are available until November 21, 2010.
Lodging and Lift Ticket Deals
Free Night On Us
Stay at a RockResort and receive a FREE night on us, a complimentary $50 gift card and a free hydration backpack. From powdery Rocky Mountain slopes to sun-drenched Caribbean beaches, RockResorts offers elegant luxury in spectacular destinations. Travel must be booked by Jan. 31 and be completed by April 3. Free night is calculated into displayed nightly rate. Visit for more information.
Lowest Price Guarantee on Lift Tickets
It’s simple! When you purchase your lift tickets to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone or Heavenly in advance through one of the Vail Resorts Official Ticket Outlets (this website or by calling a Vail Resorts reservation center) you are guaranteed the best price on our lift tickets. Visit for more information.
EpicMix at Vail Resorts and the Chance to Win and Epic Holiday Gift
Also new this year, Vail Resorts is launching EpicMix™, the revolutionary new online and mobile application that will allow skiers and snowboarders to digitally capture and share their ski and ride experience at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly.
Vail Resorts is currently offering a contest based on the total vertical feet skied at its resorts, in which one lucky guest can win up to $100,000 in a cash prize. The contest began on Friday, Nov. 5, on Keystone Resort’s opening day, the EpicMix scanners are capturing guests’ lift rides, calculating vertical feet and days skied. The scanners are continuing to capture guests’ lift rides with each of the other resort openings – Breckenridge on Nov. 12, Vail and Heavenly on Nov. 19 and Beaver Creek on Nov. 24, 2010.
For additional details and contest rules, 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, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe 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 in 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 consumer website is


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