Spring Snowstorm Delivers Feet Up to 17 Inches to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone

24 March 2009

 Beaver Creek, Colo. Photographer: Cody Downard. 3/27/09

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Vail, COLO - March 24, 2009 – Put away your clubs, racquets and bikes – spring skiing and riding in Colorado is far from over! A spring storm brought cold temperatures and fresh snow to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone with measurements coming in feet.  Vail has been blanketed with 17 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours while Beaver Creek and Breckenridge received a foot of the freshies and 11 inches of powder have fallen on Keystone.  Look for more snow before March is over, as forecasters are predicting a favorable Pacific jet stream that should keep Colorado in a snowy pattern all week.  Visit www.snow.com for the most up-to-date snow reports and more.

Spring Snow + Spring Events
The legendary spring conditions in Colorado are always complemented with legendary events.  Here are a few highlights:

Blues & BBQ - March 28, 2009 - Keystone's Blues and Barbecue Festival serves up an afternoon of authentic barbecue and silvery blues music March 28, 2009. The savory Saturday features the resort’s premier chefs and restaurants grilling up a storm in River Run. End-of-the-ski-season blues are danced away with dynamic music and soul-soothing indulgences. www.keystone.com

Spring Massive, Breckenridge – April 1 – 19 - Celebrate April in Breckenridge with three weekends of concerts, competitions, family fun, nightlife, comedy clubs, the Bite of Breckenridge, the Massive Brewfest and legendary spring snow conditions.  Closing weekend features a FREE performance by Keller Williams.  Visit www.breckenridge.com for more information and spring massive lodging deals with up to 50 percent off Breckenridge Hospitality properties.

Competitions for Causes– April 4 - 5 - Don’t miss the “Love for the Ladies” co-ed rail jam fund-raiser April 4 for the Vail Breast Cancer Awareness Group. On April 5, the 16th annual Snowshoe Shuffle features competitive and non-competitive categories. More than 1,000 participants convene to honor those who have been touched by cancer and raise funds for cancer research, support and early detection programs. For complete details visit www.Beavercreek.com or call 970-845-9090.  Get 50 percent off lodge rooms at The Charter at Beaver Creek; rates start at $199 per night through March 28 and are $169 per night March 29- April 12. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival plus free parking, internet and health club access. Call The Charter at 800-525-6660 to book.

Spring Back to Vail – April 13 – 19 - The biggest end-of-season bash in the Rocky Mountains, Spring Back to Vail is a week of fun in the sun, huge concerts and the 7th Annual World Pond Skimming Championships and free BBQ and DJ party in Golden Peak. Free Vail Village concerts include Chris Isaak on April 17 and Of a Revolution (O.A.R.) on April 19.  www.vail.com

Vail Resorts Offers Last Year’s Epic Price of $579 for Next Season’s Epic Season Pass
The Epic Season Pass (www.epicpass.com) returns for the 2009-2010 ski and snowboard season with a return to last year’s introductory pricing of $579 for adults and $279 for children, ages 5-12, for skiing and snowboarding at all five Vail Resorts – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly – as well as at Arapahoe Basin.  A $49 down payment now locks in last season’s pricing through April 9 for the 2009-2010 Epic Season Pass with the remainder due in the fall.
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Vail Resorts Corporate:  Amy Kemp, akemp@vailresorts.com, 303.404.1863
Vail:  Liz Biebl, ebiebl@vailresorts.com, 970.754.3001
Beaver Creek:  Jen Brown, jbrown@vailresorts.com, 970.754.5292
Breckenridge:  Kristen Petitt, kpetitt@vailresorts.com, 970.453.3210
Keystone:  Kate Coble, kcoble@vailresorts.com, 970.496.4017


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 at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski 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 hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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