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January 20, 2012

Kids Fly, Ride, Ski and Stay Free at Vail and Beaver Creek This Winter

·         Kids fly free on American Airlines flights to and from Eagle Airport
·         Kids ski and stay free with a paid adult at Vail and Beaver Creek
·         Any guest can ski free at Vail or Beaver Creek on the day of arrival into Eagle Airport through the Fly In Ski Free program
 
VAIL, Colo. – Jan. 20, 2012 – The popular Kids Fly Free program returns to Eagle Airport (EGE) this season via American Airlines. For each paid adult fare (age 18 and above) for flights into Eagle Airport, purchased in conjunction with select lodging, American Airlines is offering one free ticket for children ages 2 through 12. Children also receive free skiing or snowboarding at Vail and Beaver Creek with a paying adult; and free lodging with a paying adult at select properties through Vail Beaver Creek Reservations.
 
The entire family can get in on the deal with two specials unique to Vail and Beaver Creek; Fly In Ski Free and Ski Free Stay Free – the value-oriented “buy two, get one free” lodging and lift ticket offer. Guests flying into Eagle Airport on a commercial flight through April 15, 2012 can ski or snowboard for free at Vail and Beaver Creek on their day of arrival. To participate, skiers and snowboarders simply show their same-day boarding pass and Vail Valley lodging confirmation at any Vail or Beaver Creek ticket window to redeem their free lift ticket valid the day of arrival only. It’s a great way to get the ski vacation started early and warm up for a full day on the mountain.
 
Guests can save even more on lodging and lift tickets with the Ski Free Stay Free offer. Purchase a minimum of two nights of lodging and two days of lift tickets and receive the third night of lodging and day of skiing or snowboarding free. For current Ski Free Stay Free rates and details, visit www.snow.com
 
In Vail, get more out of your stay with great events in town like the first ever Winter Teva Mountain Games Feb. 10-12, 2012. Witness the country’s largest summer celebration of adventure sports, music and the mountain lifestyle transform into the Winter Teva Mountain Games, presented by Eddie Bauer. Events will include ice climbing, on-snow biking, telemark skiing, Nordic competitions, running, and dog events. For more information on the Winter Teva Mountain Games, and a complete lineup of the season’s events visit www.vail.com.

Beaver Creek’s signature Talon’s Challenge event returns March 3, 2012, tackling nearly 24,000 vertical feet and showcasing the mountain’s toughest 13 black and double-black diamond runs in one day. Participants return year after year and come from all over to earn a spot on the electronic wall of fame at Red Tail Camp. And now, Talons is a draw for young rippers, too. The new Talons Kids event will be held March 4, 2012. For details, visit http://www.beavercreek.com/events-and-activities/talons-challenge.aspx.

Eagle Airport (EGE)
Located just 35 miles west of Vail, Eagle Airport (EGE) is a convenient alternative to driving from Denver or beyond, especially with growing non-stop service to major markets and quick connections to and from Denver International Airport. EGE is serviced in the winter by four major airlines – American, Continental, Delta and United – offering non-stop flights to and from 11 major airports, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York/Kennedy, New York/LaGuardia and Newark. The majority of service begins Dec. 15, 2011 and continues through April 1, 2012. For more information and the latest schedules and available flights, visit www.FlyVail.com.

Airline tickets for the Kids Fly Free promotion cannot be purchased without lodging. Only travel with valid arrival days on Sunday through Thursday and departures on Monday through Friday is eligible for the Kids Fly Free program. Promotion is valid for travel through March 31, 2012 and a minimum two night stay is required. Blackout dates are Feb. 16-21, 2012 and March 9-19, 2012. Airline and lift tickets for this program must be purchased by Feb. 17, 2012, 21 days in advance of travel. For more information or to book visit www.vail.com or www.beavercreek.com or call (866) 668-8245.
 
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Contact(s):
Liz Biebl
phone: (970) 754-3001
Jen Brown
phone: 970-754-5292
Sara Lococo
phone: (970) 754-4528

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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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