16 April 2013
- Excellent snow conditions allow for one extra weekend of skiing
- All 2012/13 Vail Resorts season passes will continue to be valid during the extended season
- $25 lift tickets for season pass holders from other resorts; $50 lift tickets also available
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — April 16, 2013 —Breckenridge Ski Resort and Vail officials announced today they will extend the two resorts’ ski seasons one additional weekend, April 19-21, due to the large amounts of snow the resorts have received over the last part of the season. Breckenridge has received over five feet of snow so far in April, including another 16 inches since the official closing on Sunday. At Vail, 24 inches has fallen since closing day of the 50th anniversary season. Additional snow is in the forecast this week for both resorts.
“After skiing some amazing powder turns on Closing Day and more heavy snow in the forecast this week, we just don’t have the heart to shut down Breck’s lifts just yet,” said Pat Campbell, senior vice president and COO at Breckenridge Ski Resort. “We can’t deny how great the conditions are, so this is a great opportunity for all of our guests to take advantage of a few extra days and enjoy more of the spring skiing and riding we all love here in Breck.”
“This is a great way to end our 50th anniversary season,” added Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and COO at Vail Mountain. “This is an opportunity for our season pass holders and skiers from around the region to take advantage of a few extra days, and enjoy more spring skiing."
Skiing this weekend will be free for 2012-13 Vail Resorts season pass holders. In addition Vail and Breck will have a special $25 lift ticket for guests who hold season passes from non-Vail Resorts owned and operated resorts, and a $50 lift ticket for those without passes for purchase at the ticket windows.
For more information on terrain, skier services, lessons and more for the extended weekend at each resort, look for updates on Facebook and Twitter: Breckenridge Ski Resort at www.facebook.com/Breckenridge or @breckenridgemtn; Vail Mountain at www.facebook.com/Vailmtn or @vailmtn.
2013-14 Season Passes now on Sale!
Vail and Breck’s extended season are just two reasons to have one of Vail Resorts’ popular ski and snowboard season passes, including the Epic Pass at $689 for adults, now on sale for the 2013-2014 winter season. Ski or snowboard eight world-class resorts across three states and 24,980 acres, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe, more than five to six days in one season and all of the passes pay for themselves. Visit www.epicpass.com 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 resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.