Seven Inches of New Snow Provides a Bluebird Powder Day at Vail

05 February 2015
Seven is the lucky number today at Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, as skiers and snowboarders at the resort enjoy a bluebird powder day. The mountain received seven inches of new snow yesterday and has received 17 inches since the weekend.
With the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships officially underway and less than one percent of terrain affected at Vail Mountain, it’s a great time to visit the resort and enjoy the mountain to yourself by day and exciting medal ceremonies and free concerts by night at Championships Plaza at Solaris in Vail Village. Upcoming events include free concerts by Mix Master Mike tonight, American Authors on Friday, O.A.R. on Saturday, along with many other great headliner acts scheduled next week as the resort celebrates this historic event.
2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, Feb. 2-15: Dream It. Live It. Share It.
The tradition of alpine ski racing has been interwoven throughout Vail and Beaver Creek’s history since Vail Mountain opened to the world in 1962. Founded by a ski racer, Vail hosted its first racing event, a U.S. Ski Team training camp, one week after opening and went on to host numerous World Cup races. The prestigious FIS Alpine World Ski Championships have been held in the U.S. only three times before, including 1989 and 1999 for which the Vail Valley also played host, firmly establishing the community as the ski racing capital of North America. The World Championships represent the largest and most impressive collection of ski racing talent in the world, second only to the Olympics, with approximately 700 athletes from more than 70 nations. Vail will serve as the official hub of the ceremonies and nightly festival events – concerts, parties, art and culinary features, a big-screen stadium and more – from Feb. 2 through 15, while Beaver Creek will host the majority of the competition – all of which is free to spectators, unlike championships in Europe! Experience the World Championships at home in the United States and see the world’s best ski racers in action while enjoying thousands of acres of terrain and the Vail and Beaver Creek experience that guests have come to expect and love. Be a part of history!   
EpicDay Express: For the Ultimate Convenience and Savings on Lift Tickets
With the implementation of a new mobile ticket platform, guests now have the ability to purchase daily lift tickets online and on their mobile devices, in advance or up-to-the-minute before enjoying the mountain at the guaranteed lowest price – as much as 25 percent off the lead rate. In other words, bypass the normal ticket window and get on the mountain faster than ever! Existing hard card lift passes may be instantly reloaded, allowing skiers and snowboarders to head right to the lift. For guests who need a new hard card, an express lane will be available at ticket windows for added convenience.
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.  
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; Park City and Canyons in 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 and consumer website is


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