Vail Resorts Welcomes Master Sommelier Sean Razee

Vail Resorts Welcomes Master Sommelier Sean Razee as New Beverage Director for Vail Resorts’ Mountain Division

Beaver Creek, Colo.,

Trail Ridge Winery

Trail Ridge Winery (Photo credit: paulswansen)

–Sean Razee, MS, AIWS, has accepted the newly formed position of beverage director for Vail Resorts’ Mountain Dining Division. One of only 135 master sommeliers in North American, Sean brings more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry to the mountain dining teams where he will be working collaboratively with the food and beverage directors, restaurant general managers, and sommeliers at all 10 of the company’s resorts.

“We’re fortunate to have someone with Sean’s expertise, especially with his certification as master sommelier, oversee our beverage programs across the Mountain Dining Division,” said Beth Howard, vice president of mountain dining and clubs for Vail Resorts.
Sean developed his knowledge while creating award-winning wine and spirits programs for The Ritz-Carlton and Wolfgang Puck’s Spago.  After gaining the prestigious title of Master Sommelier, Sean went on to complete another internationally recognized diploma from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust.  More recently he also earned the title of Certified Sake Professional.
Prior to accepting the position with Vail Resorts, Sean held the position of Key Account Wine Specialist for Southern Wine & Spirits of Colorado. When not lecturing, conducting staff trainings, or working with aspiring students, Sean also works as one of the teaching and examining Masters for the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Sean’s curiosity in wine was set in motion while studying food science for his under-graduate degree in college and through weekend trips to the Santa Barbara wine-country. His aptitude for the sciences led him toward pursuit of a graduate program in wine-making, but shortly before heading to U.C. Davis, Sean was given the chance to run a wine and spirits program. This turned out to be a watershed moment in Sean’s career, allowing him to combine his love of wine, food, and service.
Although he holds the industry’s most prestigious academic titles, Sean maintains a down-to-earth approach to wine and food, and believes strongly in removing the formality and pretence surrounding wine. Striving to become a “highly-acclaimed” home chef, when he is not on the road visiting each of the resorts, Sean can be found spending much of his free time cooking, exploring exotic markets, and finding innovative food and wine combinations.
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; Canyons in Park City, 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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Big Head Todd and The Monsters

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English: Big Head Todd & The Monsters play live in Mission Control for STS-133 crew’s wakeup song. The song received the most votes in NASA’s Top 40 song contest receiving 722,662 votes (29 percent of the 2, 463,774 total). It was originally written as a tribute to the space program and workforce. The live performance was the first time a shuttle crew has been awakened live from Mission Control, Houston. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Big Head Todd and The Monsters Complete the Lineup of Free Concerts at Vail Snow Daze

  • Big Head Todd and The Monsters, presented by Bud Light, will take the stage with Matisyahu on Saturday, Dec. 14
  • Rebelution will follow opener MiM0SAon Friday, Dec. 13 presented by Pepsi
  • Vail Snow Daze will include après and after-dark parties and expo village, Dec. 9-15

Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, announced today that Colorado rock band, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, presented by Bud Light, will complete the entertainment lineup for Vail Snow Daze 2013, the resort’s annual festival to kick off the winter season. Vail Snow Daze takes place Dec. 9-15, 2013.

Formed in Colorado in 1986, Big Head Todd and The Monsters have played together for nearly three decades, first gaining popularity in the mountain states before catapulting into the national spotlight. Together the band has sold more than three million albums and headlined packed venues worldwide, including sold-out shows at Colorado’s historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Combining a mix of musical genres, with original songwriting and scorching guitar licks, Big Head Todd’s success is no mystery and continues with the their eleventh studio album, Black Beehive, set for release in 2014.

Big Head Todd and The Monsters will join co-headliner Matisyahu on stage at Vail Snow Daze for a free live concert on Saturday, Dec. 14. Rebelution, with opening act MiM0SA, will entertain guests on Friday, Dec. 13.

All Vail Snow Daze concerts are free of charge and will be held at Vail’s Ford Park. The schedule of activities for Vail Snow Daze 2013 will also include the return of the sponsor expo village and gear demos at the base of Gondola One, Dec. 13-15, as well as après and after-dark parties in the Town of Vail throughout the week.

A limited number of Private Reserve tickets are available for purchase and include a preferred viewing area, private entrance, complimentary food and beverage and a rocking party! Please check www.vail.com/snowdaze for more info.

Vail Snow Daze is presented by Vail Mountain, Bud Light, Pepsi, Sprint and the Town of Vail, and sponsored in part by Helly Hansen, GoPro, Liberty Skis, Colorado Mountain Express, Vail Daily and KZYR.

For more information on Vail Snow Daze, including the full schedule of events, visit www.vail.com/snowdaze. For more information about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.comor call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

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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Registration for Epic Race to Ski the World

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Registration for Epic Race to Ski the World for a Lifetime Season Pass Ends Nov. 17, 2013

  • The Epic Race challenges Epic Pass holders to ski and ride 26 iconic mountains in four countries, including the U.S. (Colorado, Utah, Lake Tahoe, Minnesota and Michigan), Switzerland, France and Austria
  • Registration for The Epic Race ends Nov. 17 at http://epicrace.epicpass.com
  • Last day to purchase an Epic Pass is Nov. 24

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – There are only five days remaining to register to be a part of Vail Resorts’ Epic Race, and the contestants are turning out to be as unique as the race itself. The Epic Race is a season-long competition to ski/ride all 26 resorts spread across four countries that make up the Epic Pass. The reward: The first 10 participants to complete the adventure win a lifetime Epic Pass. Registration closes on Nov. 17, 2013. The race officially begins Nov. 22, 2013.

Contestants can find all the rules and register to Ski the World by visiting http://epicrace.epicpass.com. Each racer will need to ski or ride all 26 resorts on the Epic Pass (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps, Minnesota; Mt. Brighton, Michigan; Verbier, Switzerland; Arlberg, Austria – St. Anton, Lech, Zürs, St. Christoph and Stuben; and Les 3 Vallées, France – Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle). Epic Racers will be asked to document and share their experience at each resort to be eligible to win. After all resorts have been visited, all content will be verified.  Winners will be determined upon completion of the race and verification of compliance with the Official Rules.

“The contestants are as diverse as the mountains they have to ski or ride,” said Vail Resorts chief marketing officer, Kirsten Lynch. “We’ve been blown away by the passion shown by everyone involved in the race.”

The list of participants includes:

  1. Father-son teams from Park City, UT and Louisville, CO, who want to spend serious bonding time over their shared passion.
  2. A man from Denver who has run for President of the United States, holds multiple Guinness World records and has been SCUBA diving with sharks.
  3. A family from Eagle, CO, whose daughter’s middle name is “Vail.”
  4. A student at Colorado State University who is currently studying abroad in France.
  5. An Odessa, FL couple of 32 years that is skipping Thanksgiving, which they had planned to host at their own house, to participate in the race.
  6. An airline pilot from Atlanta, GA who, at 47, is out to prove that older guys have still got it by doing a board slide in the terrain park of every mountain.
  7. A family from St. Paul, Minnesota that is new to the Epic Pass family, courtesy of Afton Alps, and excited to explore every Epic resort.
  8. A couple from Lake Tahoe who got engaged at Heavenly and will use the race as the honeymoon they never took.
  9. A woman from New Jersey whose second date with Mr. Right will be the Epic Race.

The Epic Pass features unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Furthermore, Epic Pass holders have the opportunity to extend their skiing and riding adventures from the U.S. to Europe with five free days at the renowned mountain resorts of Verbier, Switzerland, five consecutive free days at Arlberg, Austria and five free days at Les 3 Vallées, France. Vail Resorts is offering the industry’s best-selling season pass at $729 for adults and $379 for children (ages 5-12). For more information about the 2013-2014 season pass line-up or to purchase a pass online, visit www.epicpass.com. The last day to purchase a pass is Nov. 24, 2013.

Not up to the challenge this season? Follow the #EpicRace on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and at www.epicrace.epicpass.com.

 

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Catch Olympic Fever and the Holiday Spirit

Copper Mountain Ski Area This morning.

Copper Mountain Ski Area This morning. (Photo credit: paulswansen)

Catch Olympic Fever and the Holiday Spirit in late November and throughout December at Copper

  • Just In – American Flyer Chairlift opens today – 123 skiable acres, 8 trails and 4 lifts now open

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – The 2013/2014 winter season is underway at Copper Mountain. After an exciting early season sendoff for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team on their road to the 2014 Winter Olympics, the spotlight has now shifted to the U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding Olympic preparations. December is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of Olympic hopefuls training and competing at Copper Mountain while spreading holiday cheer with friends and family. Of course, there is still plenty to celebrate in November. Colorado Days, Nov. 16-17, includes two days of Colorado-based brand and gear demos, for guests and Woodward Remix Weekend, Nov. 29 – Dec 1, features free introductory trampoline, skate, and BMX sessions at the newly renovated Woodward at Copper Barn.

Copper Mountain Colorado Days, Nov. 16 – 17, 2013

TheThird Annual Colorado Demo Days celebrates all things homegrown in Colorado, including locally-made skis and snowboards (including demos), a Colorado craft beer garden and local bands, who will battle it out, winner takes all, for a chance to play at Copper’s Sunsation Festival later this spring. More information here.

Woodward Remix Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 29 – Dec 1, 2013

The Woodward at Copper Barn is all dressed up and ready for the ball following a half-million dollar remodel, completed this past summer. Woodward Remix Weekend includes free public sessions for all guests, all weekend long. The U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding teams will be on hand, as will pro-BMX riders Red Bull’s Anthony Napolitan and X Games Gold medalist Zack Warden, in addition to Red Bull pro skateboarders Tom Schaar and Curren Caples and Volcom’s Louie Lopez for demos and athlete meet-and-greets. The Annual GoPro Yam Jam is the perfect way to work off that third (maybe even fourth) helping of Thanksgiving turkey with Woodward at Copper’s progressive rails on Friday, Nov. 29. More information here.

North Face Park and Pipe Open, December 6 – 8, 2013

The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series returns to Copper Mountain’s Main Vein Superpipe Dec. 6 – 8. As one of the only open-format event series, amateurs have the opportunity to compete alongside top pros at this action packed event. This year’s stakes are especially high, as the event also will serve as a last-chance qualifier heading into the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series. The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix is the Olympic qualification series for freeskiing athletes in the U.S., and will ultimately determine which athletes will compete for the U.S. Olympic Freeskiing team at the Sochi Winter Olympics in February. Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Copper Mountain, Dec. 16-22, is the last final Olympic qualifying opportunity in Colorado for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. More information here.

Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, December 16 – 22, 2013

Copper Mountain kicks off the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix series, a U.S. Olympic team selection event, Dec. 19 – 22. In 2012, Copper hosted over 500 athletes from 13 countries and the stakes will be even higher in 2013, with a potential Olympic bid on the line. Both slopestyle and halfpipe disciples with be featured at Copper Mountain before making their world debut in February in Russia. Athletes will be throwing their biggest and best tricks in the last Colorado qualifier before Sochi. Top athletes from all over the world are expected to compete giving spectators a chance to watch and rub elbows with the sport’s next big stars. New this season guests can watch the high-flying action of both Snowboarding and Freeskiing in Copper’s Main Vein Superpipe under the lights on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 – 21. More information here.

 

Twelve Days of Copper, December 20 – 3, 2013

Get your festive on during the Twelve Days of Copper, with torchlight parades for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, fireworks, fire dancers, rail jams and more. More information here.

Lock in personal snow days for the 2013/14 winter season with the Copper Season Pass and Copper 4-Pack on sale now, prices are guaranteed until November 18. Visit www.CopperColorado.com for more information.

Visit CopperColorado.com for the latest information on winter pass products, lodging steals and more. Stay in the loop all year long at www.facebook.com/CopperMtn or @CopperMtn on Twitter.

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Back to the Grind Rail Jam Returns to Keystone Resort

Back to the Grind Rail Jam Returns to Keystone Resort

Keystone Back to the Grind Rail Jam


KEYSTONE, Colo. Keystone Resort’s A51 Terrain Parkis back with the second rail jam of the season, Back to the Grind, Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Summit County resort. Following on the heels of the successful Backyard BBQ and Rail Jam, Back to the Grind will give skiers and riders the chance to jib their way to the top of the podium, with the chance to win huge prizes. Spectators will enjoy a fun evening featuring live music, giveaways, and plenty of under-the-lights action. Skiers and riders will take on a multi-rail feature on Keystone’s River Run face, adjacent to the Summit Express chairlift just outside the resort’s River Run Village. The competition will get underway at 3:30 p.m. and will continue as the sun sets into the late afternoon. Spectators can enjoy the high-energy action from great vantage points on-snow, the perfect end to another great day on the mountain.

Keystone opened for the season Nov. 1 and is now offering more than 100 acres of skiable terrain, including top-to-bottom skiing on the Spring Dipper and River Run trails. Beginners can enjoy the resort’s signature cruiser, Schoolmarm, with access to the Montezuma lift. Those looking to get in on the jibbing action can check out more than 20 features in A51’s mountaintop early season terrain park on the trail Scout, with easy lapping via the Ranger lift.

After taking advantage of the great early-season conditions as well as the progressive features in the early season park, skiers and riders can register to participate in the Saturday, Nov. 16 Back to the Grind rail jam that will begin at Noon with participant check-in and registration running until 3 p.m. The official event will start promptly at 3:30 p.m. on a multi-rail feature located at the base of the River Run face adjacent to the Summit Express chairlift.

Rail Jam Schedule Will Run as Follows

Pre-Qualifications
3:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Women’s Skiing
3:55 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Men’s Skiing
4:20 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.  Women’s Snowboarding
4:45 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.  Men’s Snowboarding 

Finals
5:15 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.  Women’s Skiing
5:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Men’s Skiing
6:05 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.  Women’s Snowboarding
6:30 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.  Men’s Snowboarding

Winners in both men’s and women’s snowboard and skiing categories will take home cash prizes, a new snowboard or a Keystone A-Basin Season Pass.

Spectators can jam out to tunes by DJ DC, snag sweet crowd giveaways from companies such as Candy Grind and Qdoba as well as check-out the latest gear at vendor tents.

Following the rail jam, spectators and participants can head over to Warren Station Center for the Arts located in River Run Village to catch a documentary about the life of Shane McConkey, one of the most legendary and groundbreaking freeskiers in the industry. Presented by Matchstick Productions, the film “McConkey” is a heartfelt examination of the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sport and the path he paved to conquer his dreams. Doors open at 7 p.m. featuring Red Bull mixer specials with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m. Buy online tickets now at https://mcconkeykeystone.eventbrite.comfor $10 or pay $12 at the door. For rail jam participants, flash your bib and tickets are only $7.

For those guests looking to make a last minute decision about where to ski/ride, Keystone has
introduced one-day advance purchase lift tickets online. New this season, snow enthusiasts
may purchase lift tickets at Keystonetickets.com just one day before heading to the mountain.
One-Day Peaks Advanced tickets will be available every day, all season long, offering up to 25% savings off window-rate tickets.

Registration for the rail jam costs $15 and can be purchased now at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7242990981.

For more information about Keystone Resort, visit keystoneresort.comor call (877) 204-7889. Follow the resort at @keystonemtn on Twitter or at www.Facebook.com/Keystone.

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; Canyons in Park City, 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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Vail Resorts Announces New Live-Look on Snow Reporting

Thanksgiving at Vail Village, Vail Colorado.

Thanksgiving at Vail Village, Vail Colorado. (Photo credit: paulswansen)

Vail Resorts Announces New Live-Look on Snow Reporting

                 

Vail Resorts Announces new Live Look on Snow Reporting

  • Vail Resorts Install live, on-mountain Snow Stake Cameras

With snow falling and our Colorado resorts open or only days away from opening,Vail Resorts todayannounced the launch of a live-look snow stake camera now available to the public for its four Colorado resorts. This marks the first time guests can see the resort’s snow stake for themselves, offering a transparent update on snowfall at any time. Starting this season, snow stake cameras will be available at seven of Vail Resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood.

The new snow stake system re-imagines the way guests receive snow report information and allows them to see mountain conditions in real-time. This innovative system has been developed internally by Keystone ski patroller and features an electrical system that automatically flips the snow stake at the scheduled time every day.

Keystone successfully piloted the snow stake system in the 2012-13 winter season, and the system is now being extended to six new resorts this year. Canyons in Park City, Utah, is planning to join the program in the 2014-15 winter season. Each mountain will have access links to a time lapse video and static images on designated mountain website pages.

To access Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone snow stake please visit resort specific websites. The Colorado resorts encourage guests to share their snow photos using #vailsnow, #beavercreeksnow, #breckenridgesnow. or #keystonesnow.

Each resort will also have a daily GoPro snow report produced by an on-mountain experience reporter who will capture daily on-mountain GoPro photos and/or videos that will give guests a raw, real-time view of conditions on the slopes.

To view the snow stakes, visit the snow report page or the web campage on snow.com or on each resort site. Direct links to the Colorado Snow Stakes can be found here:

Vail Snow Stake

Beaver Creek Snow Stake

Breckenridge Snow Stake

Keystone Snow Stake

2013/14 WINTER SEASON PASSES

Vail Resorts’ season pass lineup offers the best value for the 2013-2014 winter season. All current prices on Vail Resorts season passes are guaranteed for a limited time only. Formore information about the 2013-2014 season pass line-up or to purchase a pass online, visit www.epicpass.com.

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 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 www.vailresorts.comand consumer website is www.snow.com

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Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens This Friday!

Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens This Friday!

 

Breckenridge Ski Resort Opens This Friday!

Breckenridge Ski Area

Breckenridge Ski Area (Photo credit: paulswansen)

 

  • Terrain & lift information announced
  • Day-long party with live entertainment and specials
  • 2,000 free Bavarian cream stuffed éclairs
  • TBar will tap the first keg of the Peak 6 Amber Ale

Peak 8 will be the first of five peaks to open at Breckenridge Ski Resort for the 2013/14 season on this Friday, November 8. Breckenridge will kick off opening day with approximately 82acres of terrain on Springmeier, Middle Four O’clock and Trygve’s for skiing and riding. The top of Park Lane will also be open with several features. The Colorado SuperChair, 5-Chair and Rip’s Ride will start turning for the public at 9:00 a.m.

Breckenridge Ski Resort officials anticipate more terrain will open for the upcoming weekend. For terrain updates for the weekend follow Breck at facebook.com/Breckenridge or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.

To celebrate this very special historic season ahead, guests at the base of Peak 8 can enjoy Breck’s new Bavarian cream stuffed éclairs, free to the first 2,000 guests, courtesy of the Ski Hill Grill, Nature Valley Soft Baked Oatmeal Squares, and coffee provided by Starbucks. Skiers and riders can also get amped up for first season runs with DJ DC spinning tunes from the Red Bull MXT vehicle.

The TBar will continue the all-day party at 11:00a.m.with specialty Red Bull cocktails, free TBar can coozies and one lucky guest will get to tap the first keg of Peak 6 inaugural season commemorative Amber Ale. Be one of the first 150 pass holders to flash your pass at the Epic Pass tent to win a free

knit-hat or stop by and spin the wheel and try to win other awesome prizes.

Breck Ski & Ride School will offer both private and group lessons starting opening day and the GoldRunner Coaster will open at 11:00 a.m. The party continues all day long, until last chair of the day at 4:00p.m. 

The full schedule of events can be found at Breckenridge.com.

Breckenridge Ski Resort requires all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Closed trails may contain hazards due to limited natural snow coverage and snow making operations. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons. For the latest terrain openings, snow report and more, visit Breckenridge.com.

Visit Breckenridge.com for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details and the lowest-priced lift tickets, guaranteed, or call (970) 453-5000. Stay connected all season long and learn more about Breck at facebook.com/Breckenridge or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.

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First Tracks U.S. Alpine Ski Team Naming at Copper Mountain This Friday

First Tracks U.S. Alpine Ski Team Naming at Copper Mountain This
Friday

  •  Guests can view the The U.S. Ski Team training at U.S. Ski Team Speed Center
  • U.S. Ski Team members named in ceremony in Burning Stones Plaza

    Wednesday Morning Copper Mountain View

    Wednesday Morning Copper Mountain View (Photo credit: paulswansen)

  • The Swon Brothers, recent finalists on NBC’s The Voice, headline free All-American pep rally concert
  • $39 lift tickets available all weekend

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. – November 6, 2013 – The U.S. Ski Team
Speed Center at Copper Mountain is now open for training. U.S.
Ski Team athletes began training on the only full-length downhill
training venue in the world available early season on Friday,
Nov. 1. The full team of Olympic hopefuls, including Ted Ligety,
Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin will be introduced
this Friday, Nov. 8 during the Nature Valley First Tracks Alpine
Team Naming.

The full day of events kicks off with the U.S. Ski Team and
Copper Mountain Vendor Village in Burning Stones Plaza, Center
Village at 9 a.m. Spyder, Nature Valley, Blue Diamond Almonds,
Coors, POC and others will be on hand to provide information and
free samples to Copper Mountain guests. Guests are invited to
check out training from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at the base of the Super
Bee chairlift. JJ’s Rocky Mountain Tavern, located inside Copper
Station will be open for lunch to the public. Kids and parents
are invited to the Copper Conference Center from 2 – 3:30 p.m. to
decorate posters to help cheer on their favorite U.S. Ski Team
athletes. A parade will lead athletes and fans into Burning
Stones Plaza where the “Believe in U.S.” Pep Rally will begin at
4 p.m. The official 2014 U.S. Alpine Ski Team will be announced
in an official naming ceremony, determining the athletes set to
represent the U.S. at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The Swon Brothers, recent finalists on NBC’s “The Voice,” will
take the stage at 4:30 p.m. in Burning Stones Plaza, Center
Village.

Get up on the hill with discounted lift tickets, available all
weekend long. Show another mountain resort season pass at the
ticket window and receive a one day lift ticket for just $39.
Make it a weekend and save 33% of lodging if a visit is booked
during the U.S. Ski Team First Tracks Event. For more information
including a schedule of events, please visit
www.CopperColorado.com.

Visit CopperColorado.com for terrain updates, snow reports,
lodging steals, event details, and more. Stay in the loop all
year long at www.facebook.com/CopperMtn or @CopperMtn on Twitter.

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Rebelution, Matisyahu and Additional Act

Rebelution, Matisyahu and Additional Act TBA to Headline Free Vail Snow Daze Concerts

Matisyahu

Cover of Matisyahu

  • Rebelution will follow opener MiM0SAon Friday, Dec. 13 presented by Pepsi
  • Matisyahu will get things moving before an additional headliner TBA on Saturday, Dec. 14 presented by Bud Light
  • Vail Snow Daze will include après and after-dark parties and expo village, Dec. 9-15

VAIL, Colo. – Nov. 4, 2013 – Vail Mountain, one of the largest ski resorts in the world, announced today the entertainment lineup for Vail Snow Daze 2013, the resort’s annual festival to kick off the winter season. The lineup will include free headliner concerts from Rebelution on Friday, Dec. 13 and Matisyahu on Saturday, Dec. 14. Vail Snow Daze, which takes place Dec. 9-15, 2013, boasts the most exciting lineup of entertainment in the event’s multi-year history.

“The lineup for this year’s Vail Snow Daze is a brilliant kickoff of the 2013-2014 ski and snowboard season as well as the first year of Vail’s next 50 years,” said Davy Ratchford, director of marketing and branding for Vail Mountain. “We clearly recognize the value events and entertainment like this brings to our guests and the community. We’re proud to deliver another worthy event that sustains Vail’s “Like Nothing on Earth” brand.”

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Bud Light presents Matisyahu. Since first emerging on the international stage in 2005, Matisyahu has established a reputation for following his muse—from the stripped-down roots reggae of the gold-certified Live at Stubb’s to the trippy ministrations of Youth to the polished pop eclecticism of Light. His most recent release, 2012’s Spark Seeker, debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Billboard Reggae chart, and spawned fan-favorites Sunshine and Live Like A Warrior.

Rebelution, presented by Pepsi on Friday, Dec. 13, is a rock, world and reggae band formed in Santa Barbara, Calif. in 2005. Rebelution’s latest release is the triple-disc “Peace of Mind”, which peaked at #13 on the Billboard top 200. They have self-released three albums and sold over 250,000 copies independently.

Blending sultry melodies with booming bass lines, MiM0SA offers up an interesting and soulful take on the sounds of hip hop beats and future bass music. The Los Angeles-based artist started his own label, False Idol Music, in 2011 as a means of distinguishing his sound from other electronic artists and building a repertoire of releases. MiM0SA will open for Rebelution on Friday, Dec. 13.

All Vail Snow Daze concerts are free of charge and will be held at Vail’s Ford Park. The schedule of activities for Vail Snow Daze 2013 will also include the return of the sponsor expo village and gear demos at the base of Gondola One, Dec. 13-15, as well as après and after-dark parties in the Town of Vail throughout the week.

A limited number of Private Reserve tickets will be available and include a preferred viewing area, private entrance, food and beverage and a rocking party! Please check www.vail.com/snowdaze for more info.

Vail Snow Daze is presented by Vail Mountain, Pepsi, Bud Light, Sprint and the Town of Vail, and sponsored in part by Helly Hansen, GoPro, Liberty Skis, Colorado Mountain Express, Vail Daily and KZYR.

For more information on Vail Snow Daze, including the full schedule of events, visit www.vail.com/snowdaze. For more information about Vail Mountain visit www.vail.comor call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

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