Nine Inches of New Snow Since Yesterday; Blue Skies and Powder Today at Vail Mountain

26 February 2015
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Nine inches of new snow fell in the last 24 hours at Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, providing skiers and snowboarders plenty of soft powder turns under bright blue Colorado skies today. The resort has seen more than 20” of new snow since the recent storm cycle swept through the Rocky Mountains beginning Friday evening.
 
With the potential for more snow throughout the rest of the week and into the weekend, guests can expect great conditions across the mountain at Vail as we head into the month of March – historically the snowiest month of the season!
 
Aside from great snow conditions, there’s plenty to look forward to as we head into the spring skiing and riding season at Vail, including great events like the upcoming Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, extended hours, après parties, mountaintop picnics and the resort’s signature end-of-season bash, Spring Back to Vail.
 
The 33rd Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships Return to Vail Mountain Next Week!
The Burton US Open, which first took place in 1982, is the longest-running snowboarding competition in the world and draws the best riders to compete for a coveted US Open title. On the heels of the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships, snowsports enthusiasts can get their fill of world-class, Olympic-level slopestyle and halfpipe snowboarding competitions in Golden Peak by day, and enjoy free concerts from names including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Moon Hooch, Girl Talk and more by night. Stay tuned for more info at www.Vail.com/Burton or www.Burton.com/USO.
 
Put in Your 9-to-5 Day at Vail Mountain March 28 through April 11
Vail Mountain will further extend operating hours later this season to provide guests with more daylight hours on the snow during the Easter holiday period. From Saturday, March 28 through Saturday, April 11 the resort will adjust operating hours to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vail’s Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin lifts will close according to their regular schedule during this time while most Front Side lifts will remain open until 5 p.m. Beginning Sunday, April 12 for the final week of the season, operating hours will shift to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Spring Back To Vail April 17-19
Join the biggest end-of-season bash in the Rocky Mountains this spring with Vail’s annual closing weekend party, Spring Back To Vail, featuring free live concerts by Portugal. The Man, Trampled by Turtles and The Greyboy Allstars. Closing day also brings the annual World Pond Skimming Championships, a spectacle entailing floatable (and sometimes sinkable) athletes launching themselves off an on-snow jump onto an icy pond in attempt to successfully exit the pond on both feet. www.vail.com/springback
 
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. 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; 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.
 

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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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