The Eagle County Avalanche Awareness Series, Presented by Vail and Beaver Creek Ski Patrols, Returns Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Vail Cascade Resort

16 January 2014
On Thursday, Jan. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. the Vail and Beaver Creek Ski Patrols will present the first session of the 2014 Eagle County Avalanche Awareness Series at the Vail Cascade Resort to educate the community about snow and avalanche safety.
 
The evening will include discussion about the new Colorado Avalanche Information Center website, basic avalanche awareness information. Guest speakers will include Billy Mattison from the Vail Ski Patrol; Edwin LaMair, a student who was recently caught in a backcountry slide; and Scott Smith, director of the Apex Mountain School, a full-service mountaineering adventure company located in Vail, Colorado.
 
“The turnout for last season’s Eagle County Avalanche Series was tremendous and a testament to the appetite for continued education in our community,” said Caroline Stone a seventh year Vail Ski Patroller. “We hope the series will encourage skiers and snowboarders to continue their education and make informed decisions when accessing the backcountry.”
 
Guests are also encouraged to arrive early for free food and soft drinks donated by Vendetta’s, as well an opportunity to win raffle prizes and receive giveaways. Information tables will also be set up for participants to engage with Vail and Beaver Creek Ski Patrol, Backcountry Access, Apex Mountain School, Friends of CAIC (Colorado Avalanche Information Center), Paragon Guides, Weston Snowboards and many more. The session will begin promptly at 7 p.m.
 
The event is free to the community and free parking is available in the Vail Cascade parking structure. Overflow parking will be available on the north side of the South Frontage Road adjacent to the Vail Cascade Resort.
 
The second and third sessions of the Eagle County Avalanche Awareness Series are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.
 
The Eagle County Avalanche Awareness Series is brought to the community by the Vail and Beaver Creek Ski Patrols and is made possible by the generous support of sponsors such as Backcountry Access, the Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, National Ski Patrol, CAIC, Weston Snowboards, Paragon Guides, Vendetta’s, the U.S. Forest Service, Kind Design, Boar’s Head and more.
 
For more information about the Eagle County Avalanche Awareness Series please contact Vail Ski Patrol at (970) 754-4610 or check out Vail Ski Patrol on Facebook at www.facebook.com/vail.skipatrol.
 
For more information about the series, call Vail Ski patrol at (970) 754-4610 or visit www.facebook.com/vail.skipatrol.
 
For more information about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.com, or stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. beginning Friday, or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).
 
About Vail Mountain
Coveted as one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5,200 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet, Vail has been an extraordinary winter vacation destination for passionate skiers and snowboarders for more than 50 years. It is home to world-class athletes during the U.S. Ski Team early-season training sessions in Golden Peak, the Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships and the future 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year, friends and families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is exceptional, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to events, activities and festivals, 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 is a mountain resort like nothing on earth. www.vail.com.  
 

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About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
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; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

Contact(s)

Liz Biebl

Senior Manager of Communications
Email: ebiebl@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 754-3001

Sara Lococo

Keystone Communications Manager
Email: slococo@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 496-1493
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