Onset of March Brings One to Four Feet of New Snow to Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe Regions; Western Storm Patterns Deliver Unprecedented Snow Conditions for Spring Skiers

11 March 2016
  • Save up to 20 Percent this Spring with EpicDay Lift Tickets
  • Be Ready for Surprise Powder Days in 2016-2017 with the Epic Pass

Heavenly Ski Resort March 7, 2016

Eagle/Summit County, Colo., Park City, Utah, Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. – March 10, 2016 – Simultaneous snow storms spanning the western U.S. have added one to four feet of fresh snow during the onset of March. Epic Pass holders are a step ahead and free to move about the country to savor more than a foot of fresh powder at Colorado’s Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone resorts, a foot of new snow at Utah’s Park City Mountain, and two to four feet of new snow at the Lake Tahoe region’s Heavenly, Northstar California and Kirkwood resorts. Additional snow and storm patterns are forecast throughout each of the three regions in the approaching week.   

March is typically one of the snowiest months during the ski season. Skiers who purchased the 2015-2016 Epic Pass last fall have unrestricted access to late-season powder turns as well as classic spring conditions at a moment’s notice throughout Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe. The pass offers unmatched versatility and seamless travel to seek out the country’s best snow at a moment’s notice. 

Fresh Snow – Photos and B-Roll:
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Be ready in 2016 – 2017 with unlimited, unrestricted access
Skiers can already begin to plan for 2016-2017 – including those serendipitous powder days. The Epic Pass returns for the 2016-2017 season, again leading the industry in value. Available for just $809 for adults, purchasing now locks in savings of up to 35 percent versus individual lift tickets. Purchasing in the spring unlocks Buddy Tickets – providing six friends or family members with discounted single day lift tickets. With just one pass, guests are ready to explore more than 32,000 acres of terrain across 13 world-class resorts in the U.S. and abroad – including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. Each resort delivers a unique experience, iconic institutions, and impeccable service.  Please visit EpicPass.com to purchase the Epic Pass or to learn about all Epic Pass options, such as Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day  and Epic Local passes.

EpicDay Lift Tickets – Save up to 20 Percent
Skiers who have yet to become Epic Pass holders enjoy lift ticket savings of up to 20 percent this spring with EpicDay Lift Tickets.  When purchased in advance, lift tickets can be picked up at a designated EpicDay Express Ticket Pick-Up lane at each resort. Once the ticket is issued, guests can retain and re-load it online with additional days – skipping a return trip to the ticket window.

Signature spring events not to miss
Ideal snow conditions are highlighted by signature spring events, concerts and festivals throughout March and April; ease of access between each destination beckons skiers to enjoy ideal conditions at each iconic mountain throughout Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe regions.

Spring Back to Vail, April 8-10, 2016
Spring Back to Vail, the annual spring bash celebrating the close of the winter season, returns to Vail for its 13th year. Enjoy a jam-packed weekend of action including the World Pond Skimming Championships, a free concert headlined by The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, sponsor Expo Village, aprés parties, giveaways, and much more. End the season in style with some serious fun under the sun at Spring Back to Vail.

Beaver Creek Loves Teens Too, March 15 – 31, 2016
The mountain is all the entertainment teens needs during the day, but what happens when the sun goes down?  Beaver Creek offers Beaver Creek Loves Teens too (or BC<3T2) evening programming for teens only.  Designed for ages 13-17, the BC<3T2 programs entertain and engage young adults in all things Beaver Creek indoor and outdoor fun. 

Breckenridge Spring Fever, March 18 – April 24, 2016
Breck Spring Fever is the biggest party in the Rocky Mountains.  Featured headliners throughout the Bud Light Concert Series include Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lucas Nelson & Promise of the Real; parties, competitions (such as the GoPro Big Mountain Challenge) make for a Breck month not to miss.

Keystone Spring Kidtopia, March 10 – April 10, 2016
Keystone’s free daily Kidtopia programming is available throughout the remainder of the season, including a daily cookie time, giant snowball launch, village parade and fireworks. Kidtopia events are free of charge for all participants, and provides added value to the family mountain experience.

Park City Annual Spring Grüv Celebration, March 12 – 27, 2016
Park City hosts the 9th annual Spring Grüv, a two week-long celebration featuring daily activities and musical headliners, Michael Franti & Spearhead, John Brown’s Body, and Dumpstaphunk. The fun kicks off Saturday, March 12th with live music and daily activities including the 20th annual Pond Skimming contest Sunday, March 19th.

Heavenly Spring Kick-Off, March 25 – April 2, 2016
Heavenly invites skiers and riders to Go All In with three days of live music at the top of the Gondola at Tamarack Lodge March 25 – 27 and partake in the 11th Annual Gunbarrel 25 on Saturday, April 2. 

Northstar Pond Skimming, April 2 – 9, 2016
The first two weekends in April will offer snow enthusiasts the Northstar Pond Skimming competition at mid-mountain judged by pond-crossing-style, difficulty, bail height and splash, and of course costume of choice.

Kirkwood Miracle March, March – April, 2016
March is the best time to explore Kirkwood’s legendary snow and terrain with Expedition:Kirkwood (E:K).  Perfect or the avid adventurer looking to explore Kirkwood on a more intimate level, E:K is the perfect way to access inbound or out of bounds backcountry opportunities.
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company 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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