Vail Mountain Opens for the 2011-2012 Winter Season

18 November 2011
VAIL, Colo. - Nov. 18, 2011 - Vail Mountain opened for the 2011-2012 winter season today when the lifts started spinning at 9 a.m. this morning. Crowds gathered to catch the first chair and Vail Mountain employees handed out complimentary hot cocao and $1 breakfast burritos, benefitting the Vail Veterans Program.

The next generation of EpicMix, now with photo, made its debut on the mountain offering free professional photos for skiers and snowboarders delivered directly to their EpicMix accounts. Photo locations were set up at the base of Vail Village at Mountain Plaza and the base of Lionshead, as well as at the top of the Eagle Bahn Gondola (#19), the Born Free Express Lift (#8) and the Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16).
It’s not too late to purchase an Epic Season Pass and enjoy the best deal in the ski industry with unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Arapahoe Basin. The Epic Pass is available now for $669 for adults through Nov. 29. For more information about Vail Resorts season passes or to purchase a pass online, visit  

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-at-Tahoe 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 property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in 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 and consumer website is

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