Keystone and Breckenridge Receive Historic October Snowfall

30 October 2019
  • Keystone to expand with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on Friday, Nov. 1 
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort set to open on Friday, Nov. 8 
Keystone, Colo. — Oct. 30, 2019 — With up to 22 inches of snowfall in the last week, the month of October is officially the snowiest on record at both Breckenridge and Keystone resorts. Breckenridge has received 48 inches of snow this month and Keystone has received 44 inches. Both resorts surpassed October snowfall records from the 2006-07 season, which were previously 46 inches for Breck and 43 inches for Keystone. Thanks to ideal early season conditions, Keystone is set to open top-to-bottom skiing out of River Run Village starting Friday, Nov. 1 and Breck is in great shape as the resort preps for opening day on Friday, Nov. 8.  
 
Thanks to Mother Nature and Keystone’s new state-of-the-art, automated snowmaking system, the resort is set to open top-to-bottom advanced-level access to the base of River Run Village via The Edge, Zuma East and River Run, starting Friday. Additional trail openings also include Silvermaster, Spring Dipper and Lower Paymaster, bringing the resorts total terrain offering to more than 120 acres. Spring Dipper will also open with an array of small-to-medium terrain park features on Friday.   
 
With incredible early season conditions, Breck set to open on Friday, Nov. 8, Vail set to open on Nov. 15 and Beaver Creek and Crested Butte set to open Nov. 27, don’t miss the last chance to secure an Epic Pass. With a variety of pass products including the new Epic Day Pass to the Epic Local and full Epic Pass, there is a pass for every type of skier and rider.  
 
Please be reminded that Keystone Resort requires all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Closed trails may contain hazards due to limited natural snow coverage and snowmaking operations. For the safety of all guests, please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas. Uphill access at Keystone is currently not permitted due to early season mountain preparations and snowmaking. Once early season operations are complete and the resort has adequate terrain to safely permit these activities, the resort will open for uphill access to guests.  
 
Celebrate with Keystone Kickoff – October through Nov. 24. 
Kick off a new early season tradition with Keystone Resort, which lasts throughout most of November. With activities both on and off the mountain, guests can make their first turns of the season and also revel in their favorite fall activities. Enjoy $5 pancake breakfasts every day at Summit House until 10:30 a.m. through Nov.?24. Guests are also invited to check out free music events in River Run Village from 2-4 p.m. on?Saturday,?Nov. 2,?Nov.?9 and?Nov.?16,?featuring,?So What Brothers, Trout Steak Revival?and Frisco Funk. On those same Saturdays,?guests can?enter?the?Nature Valley bags tournament at?Labonte’s?for a chance to?win free Nature Valley bars for a year.? 
 
 
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About Keystone Resort 
At Keystone Resort, kids have no age limit. It is a place where play is the root of all good, and play is for everyone. Keystone is a family playground where kids of all ages can discover the magic of playing in the mountains. Located in Summit County, Colo. and just 75 miles west of Denver, the resort boasts more than 3,000 acres of skiable terrain including three incredible peaks, five above-tree-line bowls, night skiing and an in-bounds cat skiing program. Home to the industry’s-leading Kids Ski Free offer, kids 12 and younger can ski and ride for free every day, all season long with just two or more nights of lodging booked through the resort. Convenient touches like Kidtopia’s free daily programming, a Family Ski Trail, designated free family parking, and complimentary red wagons for carrying gear and excited kiddos, all enable families to play easier. For more information visit KeystoneResort.com.  
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 37 world-class mountain resorts and urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, Okemo in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development 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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Sara Lococo

Senior Communications Manager
Email: slococo@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 496-3210

Loryn Roberson

Communications Manager
Email: Lroberson@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970.496.4191
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