Vail Mountain Prepares to Open for the 2011-2012 Winter Season Tomorrow

17 November 2011
VAIL, Colo. - Nov. 17, 2011 - Vail Mountain employees, like Brice May of the Vail Ski Patrol, are making final preparations on the mountain for the opening of the 2011-2012 winter season, which begins tomorrow, Nov. 18 at 9 a.m. Skiers and snowboarders will have access to the mountain from both Vail Village and Lionshead, opportunities to experience EpicMix Photo and an opening day terrain park experience on Born Free.
Don’t miss $1 breakfast burritos – benefitting the Vail Veterans Program – and complimentary hot cocoa along with gear giveaways from Helly Hansen for first chair at both the Vista Bahn Express Lift (#16) and Born Free Express Lift (#8) in celebration of opening day.
There’s still time to purchase an Epic Season Pass and enjoy the best deal in the ski industry with unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Arapahoe Basin. The Epic Pass is available now for $669 for adults through Nov. 29. For more information about Vail Resorts season passes or to purchase a pass online, visit  

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 of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe 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 property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in 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 and consumer website is


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