First Powder Day of the Season Arrives at Vail Mountain

09 December 2012
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VAIL, Colo. – Dec. 9, 2012 – Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, received nine inches of fresh snow overnight providing skiers and snowboarders some of the first powder turns of the season. With the arrival of new snow guests can look for more terrain to open soon.
The snow arrived just in time as the resort prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 15 as well as the entire week leading up to it with Snow Daze taking place Dec. 10-16 including concerts from The Shins on Thursday, Michael Franti and Spearhead on Friday and headliner act Wilco on Saturday. To purchase tickets visit
In addition to Snow Daze guests can reserve tickets for the world premiere of Roger Cotton Brown’s film, “Vail, the Rise of America’s Iconic Ski Resort,” on Friday, Dec. 14, and join in a live, public celebration of Vail’s 50th anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in Mountain Plaza. For more details on 50th events, visit
For more information about Vail Mountain visit, 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
Quickly approaching its 50th anniversary on Dec. 15, 2012 and coveted as the largest ski resort in the United States with more than 5,000 acres of skiable terrain and seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, Vail is an extraordinary winter vacation destination. Under blue skies more than 300 days each year and with more groomed terrain than anywhere on the planet, families reconnect and celebrate here from year to year and generation to generation. The vacation experience is world class, from the Vail Ski & Snowboard School to the events, activities and festivals, the 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 can still credibly lay claim to being a resort like nothing on earth.  



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 resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood 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. 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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