- Vail and Beaver Creek have received more than 4 feet of snow this month
- Vail Resorts is giving skiers another early holiday gift – last-minute savings with a free holiday night of lodging and more deep savings
SNOW ALERT: b-roll and photos available
Beaver Creek, Colo. – Dec. 14, 2008 – Mother Nature delivered an early holiday gift to skiers and snowboarders: another major storm that brought more than a foot of snow to Vail (12 inches) and Beaver Creek (14 inches) overnight plus snow continued throughout the day. This storm follows on the heels of a series of early-season snowstorms that have racked up nearly four feet of snow since Dec. 1, allowing Vail (www.vail.com) to open more than 4,000 acres including Blue Sky Basin and China Bowl just in time for this weekend and giving Beaver Creek (www.beavercreek.com) skiers more than 1,200 acres with this weekend’s opening of Larkspur Bowl and Grouse Mountain. Keystone has doubled the amount of open terrain in the last week with the opening of The Outback, North and South Bowls. Breckenridge (www.breckenridge.com) unveiled its brand-new Peak 7 base area this weekend and upped its terrain to more than 1,300 acres this weekend (www.breckenridge.com).
And, the great news is that it’s not even officially winter yet. A winter storm is in effect until 6 p.m. tonight with snow in the forecast for the Colorado Rockies next week leading up to the first official day of winter on Monday, Dec. 22. Already, Beaver Creek is on track to break its December snowfall record. Thanks to the new snow, Beaver Creek will have 1,300 acres of terrain and 18 of 25 lifts for tomorrow. With more snow, the resorts plan to open more terrain. Sign up at www.snow.com to be the first to know about terrain openings, big deals and more.
24-hour snow totals as of 1 p.m. today (with the two-day storm total)
Vail 16 inches (22 inches)
Beaver Creek 18 inches (23 inches)
Breckenridge 5 inches (9 inches)
Keystone 6 inches (9 inches)
Deep Snow, Deep Savings
• Sunday night snow = Sunday night $79 rates. The last two Colorado snowstorms have hit over the weekend, giving skiers and snowboarders deep snow and even deeper last-minute Sunday savings like the $79 Sunday night rate at Breckenridge and Keystone (www.snow.com) or the last-minute Vail All The Love packages starting at just $159 for a stay tonight (Sunday) at The Lodge At Vail, A RockResort located just steps from the village and slopes – www.VailAllTheLove.com.
• Last-minute holiday stays. It’s also not too late to book a holiday getaway to the slopes.
• Vail Resorts is giving skiers a bundle of holiday sweet deals like a fifth Holiday night free when you book four consecutive holidays nights at one of the upscale RockResort hotels like The Lodge at Vail to The Pines at Beaver Creek to The Keystone Lodge & Spa. But, you must book by Monday, Dec. 15. www.HolidaysOnUs.com or 800.404.3535.
• At Beaver Creek, take a pre-holiday getaway and get your fourth day of skiing and night free at Beaver Creek through Dec. 20. Package starts at $417 per person at Falcon Point condominiums (quad occupancy in a two-bedroom condominium. Restrictions apply. www.beavercreek.com.
• A $149 Christmas vacation. Stay for $149 per night through Dec. 25 in the heart of the Vail Village at the Austria Haus Hotel. www.VailAllTheLove.com
• $99 room rates this January and February for Breckenridge and Keystone. www.snow.com for more information and restrictions.
• For more deals or vacation planning tips, visit www.snow.com or sign up for Vail Resorts email newsletter online (at www.snow.com).
B-Roll and Photo Alert
Beaver Creek has high-quality digital video footage and Vail and Breckenridge photos are available. Downloadable quick time video footage and photos are available on our FTP server today. To access this footage and images, go to:
Username = snow
Password = blizzard
Right click and download.
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About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc. is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski Resort 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 hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. 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.