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January is Learn to Ski and Ride Month: Now’s the Time to Brush Up on Your Ski and Snowboard Skills and Enjoy Time in the Mountains with Great Ski & Ride School Deals from Vail Resorts
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Jan. 4, 2012 –Why not start off the year by getting outside and enjoying the mountains with friends and family and getting in great shape? January is Learn to Ski and Ride Month and Vail Resorts is offering great deals on Ski and Ride School lessons at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar. There’s plenty of great trails and terrain to ski and ride on in Colorado and Lake Tahoe. Resort guests to the Heavenly and Northstar in Lake Tahoe now have access to:
Total Lifts Open
Total Trails Open
Acres/Percent of Terrain Open
1,510 acres/29 percent
Beaver Creek
1, 325 acres/73 percent
1057 acres/45 percent
923 acres /29 percent
Total Lifts Open
Total Trails Open
Total Vertical Open
17 lifts open
26 trails open
2,280’ (top-to-bottom)
23 lifts open
26 trails open
2,600’ (top-to-bottom on NV side)
Northstar + Heavenly Combined
40 lifts open
52 trails open
All of the terrain open is perfect for learning and perfecting your ski and snowboard skills. In addition to all the great terrain to explore check out these Ski & Ride School Deals at
Vail Mountain: Adult First Time Series - For Beginners
New to winter sports? We'll help you get the basics down quickly. The First Time Series offers new skiers and riders three consecutive days of lessons, beginner lift tickets and equipment for one low price of $280 for lesson and lift tickets. The goal is to have you confidently negotiating our easiest trails after your first series. The same instructor all three days is not guaranteed. Click here to learn more.
Beaver Creek: First Time Series
If it's your first time out on skis or a snowboard, you won't be alone. The goal is to have you confidently negotiating the easiest trails on the mountain after your first series. A series consists of three days of group lessons, and lift tickets for $300. Click here to learn more. Click here to learn more
Breckenridge: First Time Discovery Series
Three full days of exciting discoveries, lift tickets and rentals. You’ll make great strides—all in a comfortable atmosphere that’s been known to turn beginners into avid, life-long enthusiasts. Registration is non-refundable, and reservations are strongly recommended to make sure you get a spot. The First-Timer Discovery Series includes Beginner Lift-Lesson-Rental for $310. Click here to learn more

Keystone: Free Kid’s Ski & Ride Lesson When You Stay With Keystone - Two Bedroom Condos Starting From $150: Stay 3 or more nights & receive a free group children’s lesson. Lessons include lift, lesson & lunch. Equipment rental available for an additional fee. Featured lodging rate is per night, standard occupancy in a 2 bedroom Forest condo. Click here to learn more.
Do you have a potential “little ripper”?  Keystone wants to help you turn your youngster into the next superstar! Kroozers is a three-week program designed for kids ages 5-15 years old.  Skiers and snowboarders of all ability levels are welcome.  Children are grouped by age and ability level. Kroozers strives to help children develop a solid skill-set in a safe environment while promoting camaraderie amongst peers.  Kroozers lessons feature weekly themes, including a race day finale on the last day of each session. Click here to learn more.
Keystone's Bettys - Betty Fest Weekends for Women
Ladies! Join the fun, sharpen your skiing skills, and experience why women return year after year to Betty Fest! Whether you are just getting comfortable on green trails, want help in the moguls, or aspire to conquer any Black Diamond with ease, Betty Fest is for you. Click here to learn more.
Camp Keystone
We've one-upped summer camp. This is more than ski school. This is Camp Keystone, where your kids will not only learn to ski and ride, they’ll get to participate in an array of on-snow activities, kids’ nights out, themed days and more. In addition to all these exciting activities, your kids can have the same camp counselor every day. Being more comfortable with their instructor means they’ll feel more comfortable on the snow, have more fun and learn even more. Book 3+ days at Camp Keystone and get the same instructor every day. Call 888-605-7581 for details.
Note: When booking make sure to select Mountain House base area, as Camp Keystone is only offered there. Click here to learn more

Learn to Ski or Ride at Heavenly in January!
If you want to learn to ski or ride this winter, you've come to the right place! Spend two nights during January and take a level 1 or 2 lesson, including rentals and lift tickets, starting as low as $196 per person! Before you click the Book Now button let us warn you, once you start skiing or snowboarding, you won't want to stop! Click here to learn more.
Northstar: Burton Academy for guests 7 – 12, first-timers through advanced:
In partnership with Burton Snowboards, Northstar California is pleased to offer the Burton Snowboard Academy – a first-of-its-kind learning program designed to welcome new riders to the sport, encourage the progression of those already in the sport, and provide a customized experience built around an entirely new terrain-based teaching methodology.Click here to learn more.
Ski and Stay at Vail Resorts
Take Advantage of the great lodging deals at Vail Resorts including:
Three For Free in Vail and Beaver Creek- Get a Free Night on Us!
Visit Vail this winter and receive a FREE night on us! Plus, enjoy a complimentary $50 gift card and a free hydration backpack. Simply book by January 31, 2012, and save!
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Ski Free & Stay Free in Beaver Creek. Get one night's lodging and one day of skiing free! Learn more:
Save 25% with the Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale in Breckenridge!
Get more out of your weekends with the Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale. Save 25% through 2012 when you book a stay for any weekend night by January 31, 2012 at Doubletree by Hilton Breckenridge. Visit
Also, checkout for great lodging packages at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe.
Ski Gear and Equipment Deals
Rent Equipment Online & Save up to 20 Percent Off: Reserve your ski and snowboard rentals online and save up to 20 percent off our 2011-2012 walk-in rates. Rent everything you need at your convenience – online – and it'll be waiting for you the rental shop at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly Resorts. Visit for more information.

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 California in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and 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 and consumer website is

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