More Snow Falls at Vail with the Help of Mother Nature and the Mountain’s Snowmaking Team

25 October 2012
VAIL, Colo. – Oct. 25, 2012 – Cold temperatures returned last night allowing Mother Nature to drop five inches of fresh snow on the slopes of Vail Mountain. In addition to the natural stuff, Vail’s snowmaking team was able to jump back into action blowing snow through the night and into today on Golden Peak and on Born Free in Lionshead. Snowmaking will continue as temperatures allow and forecasts are calling for more natural snow this afternoon and evening.
Vail’s 50th anniversary season is just 22 days away with opening day on Friday, Nov. 16, and the US Ski Team will be out carving turns down Golden Peak beginning in early November. Fans can catch some of their favorite ski racers, including Olympic gold medalists like Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, up close as the 2013 U.S. Alpine Ski Team is named in Vail the evening before opening on Nov. 15. Partake in the live, public celebration starting at 5 p.m. in Arrabelle Square in Lionshead.
The U.S. Ski Team Announcement will be followed by Vail’s opening day and the dedication of the new, state-of-the-art gondola in Vail Village. In addition this winter season will also feature a series of great events including the special 50th anniversary edition of the signature, early season celebration, Vail Snow Daze, Dec. 10-16 featuring a stellar lineup of bands, including headline act Wilco, the Grammy Award-winning Chicago-based alternative rock band, along with The Shins and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
For more information about Vail Mountain and the 50th anniversary season visit, or stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
About Vail Mountain
Quickly approaching its 50th anniversary in December 2012 and coveted as the largest ski resort in the United States with more than 5,000 acres of skiable terrain and seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year and with more groomed terrain than anywhere on the planet, families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to the events, activities and festivals, the shops and spas, abundant culinary experiences and luxurious accommodations. 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 can still credibly lay claim to being a resort like nothing on earth.  



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, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood 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. 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 and consumer website is


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