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Vail Resorts Announces a Pricing Change for the Colorado Pass and Provides a Top 5 List of the Best Ski Deals
Broomfield, Colo. -- Oct. 14, 2009 -- Vail Resorts announced a $10 pricing change for the popular Colorado Pass that went into effect yesterday (Oct. 13, 2009). The adult Colorado Pass price went from $449 to $459 for adults. The children's price for the Colorado Pass remains $219. Pricing for the unlimited, unrestricted Epic and Summit Passes remain unchanged -  $599 for the six-mountain Epic Pass and $399 for the three-mountain Summit Pass.

To help Colorado residents find the best deals this season, Vail Resorts is offering its top 5 list of the best ski and snowboard deals for the 2009-2010 season. For a top 10 list of Free and Epic deals, click here.

5. Free Skiing for 5th and 6th graders in Colorado through School of Shred: Vail Resorts is again offering free skiing to all Colorado 5th and 6th grade students with four unrestricted days of skiing (or snowboarding) at each of its Colorado resorts – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone – through The “School of Shred” program. The “School of Shred” pass can also be used for four free days at Arapahoe Basin this season. for more information.

4. NEW: Hungry for a deal? Vail Resorts is serving up two new on-mountain values at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado and at Heavenly in California/Nevada. A $9.95 daily meal at all of its on-mountain restaurants called Lunch for Less which will include an entrée, side dish and drink. And, Vail Resorts is investing in its number one seller on the mountain - its burger - by upgrading to higher-quality ingredients and creating a signature special sauce. Take a bite out of the new Epic Mountain Burger this season.

3. $79 Sunday Sleepover. Keystone and Breckenridge will both offer a $79 rate Sundays throughout the ski and snowboard season to help Colorado skiers and snowboarders extend their weekend and avoid the Sunday night I-70 traffic. or Black-out dates and other restrictions apply.

* Other deals: $99 Guaranteed rate at Keystone, Free ski rentals included with your lodging, a Free Night at Christmas or for New Year's as part of our Holidays on Us package. Restrictions apply. See or for details.

2. Twitter freebies and promos and Steepsaver e-mail alerts. Sign up for Vail Resorts e-mail alerts and be in the know with exclusive"SteepSaver" deals for Colorado skiers and snowboarders. Or, follow @snowdotcom on Twitter to Win a Free Epic Pass or other giveaways throughout the season.

1. A Vail Resorts Season Pass. For the best on-the-snow skiing and snowboarding deals, buy your pass now.

The Summit  Pass™ offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin for $399 for adults, $309 for teens (ages 13-18) and $199 for children (ages 5-12).
The Colorado Pass™ offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin all season with an additional 10 days* at Vail and Beaver Creek and will be $459 for adults, $339 for teens (ages 13-18) and $219 for children (ages 5-12).
The Epic Season Pass™ will continue to be $599 for adults and $299 for children. The unlimited, ski-as-much-as-you-want, unrestricted Epic Season Pass™ with no black-out dates features more than 18,000 acres of skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Arapahoe Basin for the entire 2009-2010 season and is considered one of the best deals in the industry this season, but will only offered at this price point through Nov. 22.
Pass renewals for Summit and Colorado passes are available online at For the first time, new purchasers can buy a Summit Pass online at Epic Passes may be purchased online at
Renewals or new passes may be purchased at select Front Range locations including Boulder Ski Deals (Boulder), Colorado Ski and Golf (Aurora, Arvada, Colorado Springs and Littleton), REI (Denver Flagship, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Englewood, Boulder, Westminster and Colorado Springs), and Breeze Ski Rentals in Lakewood and Dumont. For resort pass sales locations and times, call 866-842-8062.
* The Colorado Pass is restricted from use at Vail and Beaver Creek: Nov. 27-28, 2009; Dec. 27-31, 2009; Jan. 1-2, 2010 and Feb. 13-14, 2010.

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