Fresh Powder Blankets the Slopes at Vail

24 March 2016
Fresh Powder Blankets the Slopes at Vail
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VAIL, Colo. – March 24, 2016 – Vail Mountain has received 16” of fresh powder in the last 48 hours and 29” of new snow in the last week. Open Snow meteorologist, Joel Gratz, forecasts that a series of storms may return to Vail again Thursday and Friday evening with potential for 3-13” of fresh snow heading into the weekend.
More than 5,200 acres of open terrain, new snow, and full lineup of events, combine to provide terrific spring skiing conditions at Vail for the remainder of the season.
Taste of Vail: March 30-April 2
The Taste of Vail is the nation’s premier spring food and wine festival, held at several venues throughout the iconic ski destination. During the annual four-day event, guests are able to “taste the Vail Valley lifestyle,” which showcases Vail’s sophisticated resort village and world-class dining options. For more information visit,
Pink Vail: April 2, 2016
Pink Vail™ is the world’s biggest ski day to conquer cancer. Enjoy live music, a costume contest, themed deck parties and the Celebration Ski Down on Vail Mountain. All ages and abilities can participate, and skiing is not required. All proceeds benefit patient care and survivorship programming at Shaw Regional Cancer Center. Bust out your pink attire for a good cause. For more information visit,
Vail Film Festival: April 7-10
The Colorado Film Institute’s mission is to foster independent film through film screenings, panels, workshops, networking events, and educational projects. The Colorado Film Institute stages the Vail Film Festival on an annual basis in Vail, Colorado as the primary outlet for the Institute’s initiatives. For more information visit,
Spring Back to Vail: April 8-10, 2016
Springtime in the Rockies welcomes warmer temperatures, stellar skiing conditions, grilling out at various on-mountain decks and, of course, awesome events. Spring Back to Vail, the annual spring bash celebrating the close of the winter season, returns to Vail for its thirteenth year. Enjoy a jam-packed day of action including the World Pond Skimming Championships, a free concert by the Chris Robinson Band, sponsor Expo Village, an on-mountain luau, aprés parties, giveaways, and so much more. End the season in style with some serious fun under the sun at Spring Back to Vail. For more information visit,
Sunshine & Savings: Save up to 50% on Spring Travel
There’s still time to get one more trip in this spring, and there’s still time to save, with the Sunshine & Savings lodging deal. Save up to 50 percent on spring travel. Book online at
Be ready in 2016-2017 with the Epic Pass
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 to purchase the Epic Pass or to learn about all Epic Pass options, such as Epic 7-DayEpic 4-Day  and Epic Local passes.
About Vail Mountain
Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, Vail is an extraordinary mountain resort destination. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the awe-inspiring terrain and natural beauty of the surrounding Gore and Sawatch Ranges to world-class events, activities and festivals, shops and spas, and the abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations that line the pedestrian-friendly streets of Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail is where outdoor pursuits meet village sophistication. Offering more than 5,200 acres of developed ski and snowboard terrain including seven legendary Back Bowls in winter, and flourishing with new summer activities in preparation for the debut of Epic Discovery in 2016, the options for year-round adventure are endless. Coupled with the vision inherent in the spirit of Vail’s founders, and a modern day commitment to excellence in all aspects of guest service and operations, Vail is a mountain resort like nothing on earth.
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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 and consumer website is

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