Mother Nature Gifts Vail with Powder for the 50th Anniversary Weekend and Beyond with More Snow in the Forecast

17 December 2012
VAIL, Colo. – Dec. 17, 2012 – Vail Mountain, the largest ski resortin the United States, celebrated its 50th anniversary over the weekend on Dec. 15 with a public celebration and fireworks display of epic proportions. But even though Vail’s official birthday has passed, Mother Nature continues to shower the mountain with gifts of powder snow for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy.
In the past seven days Vail has received 19 inches of fresh Colorado powder, with 10 inches new in the last two days and six inches new in the last twenty-four hours. But Mother Nature isn’t quite done gifting Vail with snow as large flakes continue to fall and a lot more is in the forecast through Wednesday.
With the addition of new snow guests can expect more terrain to open soon.
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
Celebrating its 50thanniversary this winter 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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