Vail’s Extended 50th Anniversary Season

Vail’s Extended 50th Anniversary Season

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Vail’s Extended 50th Anniversary Season.  After extending the season for one additional weekend due to fantastic snow conditions, Vail Mountain, the largest ski resort in the United States, will celebrate its second closing day of the 50th anniversary season on Sunday, April 21. With nearly five feet of fresh snow reported in the past seven days, skiers and snowboarders can look forward to great conditions and more than 2,400 acres of terrain when making their final turns of the season at Vail.

“With so much snow having fallen since closing day we are thrilled to extend the 50th anniversary season and allow guests to enjoy one more weekend on the mountain,” said Davy Ratchford, director of marketing and sales at Vail Mountain. “It’s a privilege to be able to celebrate closing day for a second time this season and we hope that guests will respect this opportunity and focus the celebration on enjoying some great skiing and snowboarding at Vail.”

On the mountain, all operating lifts and decks will close for the season at 4 p.m. Unlike last Sunday, guests will be asked to leave the mountain promptly at that time.

Resort officials ask everyone for their continued cooperation with ski patrol and other Vail Mountain staff on closing day Sunday. For those picnicking on the mountain, trash and recycling containers will be provided. Skiers and riders are also reminded that variable late-spring conditions exist and are encouraged to descend or download early. Once Vail Ski Patrol sweeps the mountain, it will remain closed until summer operations resume in early June.

U.S. Forest Service and local law enforcement officers will be on the mountain Sunday to help facilitate a safe end to the ski and snowboard season. Guests are expected to abide by the laws and rules of skiing and snowboarding and risk fines or arrest for irresponsible behavior. Skiers and snowboarders must continue to abide by the Colorado Ski Safety Act and “Your Responsibility Code” and observe all posted signs and closures.

Guests are reminded that using any ski lift or trail while impaired by alcohol or controlled substances is prohibited under the Colorado Ski Safety Act. Guests are also not permitted to ride lifts, ski or snowboard on Vail Mountain with open containers, coolers, suitcase-like carriers, barbeques or similar items. One daypack per person will be permitted on closing day, provided the bag fits in a five-gallon container.

Inappropriate behavior that may jeopardize the experience of other guests is not tolerated. As in recent years, violators who are ticketed or arrested or caught throwing snowballs will lose skiing and snowboarding privileges for the 2013-2014 season. Those who disobey posted signs and closures or engage in other inappropriate behavior could lose skiing and snowboarding privileges for up to the entire 2013-2014 season.

Vail Mountain staff thanks all guests, employees and the Vail community for a fantastic, extended 50th anniversary season.

For more information about Vail Mountain and closing day visit, stop by the Mountain Information Center in Lionshead, or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

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Keystone Resort Ends the 12/13 Ski Season

Keystone Resort Ends the 12/13 Ski Season with a Full Line-Up of On and Off Snow Events. As Spring approaches, Keystone Resort announces a closing weekend schedule of events that celebrates


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the end of a great 2012-2013 season. Closing weekend, April 6-7, will kick-off Saturday with the last installment in the A51 River Run Rail Series: The Last Grind followed by a free concert in River Run Plaza featuring Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Closing day, Sunday, April 7, will begin with the third annual Slush Cup and end with a new event, the Red Bull Schlittentag. Skiers and riders can also enjoy great late-season conditions, with 18” of new snow falling in the last seven days alone.

Keystone’s closing weekend events line-up begins Saturday, April 6 with the third and final A51 River Run Rail Series event, The Last Grind. The rail jam set-up will be at the base of the River Run slope right next to the Summit Express Chairlift and steps from River Run Village, allowing spectators to come out and watch local athletes display their skills on a multi-rail feature. The event will also feature music and giveaways for the crowd. Check-in and registration will begin at 10:30a.m., followed by qualifying runs beginning at Noon and finals at 2:00p.m.. Awards will follow, crowning the top female and male skiers and snowboarders with great prizes.

In tradition with Keystone’s closing weekend, River Run Plaza will feature a concert, this year headlined by Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Saturday, April 6 at 4:15 p.m. The concert is free, and will kick off at 3:00p.m. with the opening act, following by the headlining show. The plaza will include prime viewing spots at 9280’ Tap House, with plenty of outdoor seating and delicious Happy Hour specials. All of the restaurants and bars surrounding the Plaza will offer terrific food and beverage specials, making it the perfect way to send a Saturday of Spring skiing.

Kicking-off Keystone’s official last day of the season, Sunday, April 7, the third annual Slush Cup at the Mountain House Base Area will begin with a splash at 10:30 a.m. Participants will have the chance to pond-skim their way to great prizes including three Summit Value Passes in categories including best costume, best crash and best overall. Spectators can watch pond-skimmers glide, crash, dance and ski to a possible victory while listening to music and enjoying a cold beverage from The Last Lift Bar.

In farewell to an excellent 2012-13 ski season, Keystone Resort will host a new event, Red Bull Schlittentag, Sunday, April 7 at 2:00p.m.. Schlittentag is the German word for “sledding day” and translates to daredevils willing to propel themselves on a hand-built sled down a snow-covered hill. Teams will consist of three people with free range to create the wildest, fastest sled this side of the Alps. The Schlittentag will take place at the Mountain House Base Area on the Discovery Hill where spectators can watch the gallant “sledders” propel themselves down the hill while enjoying great Spring conditions. Registration is free and more information is available at

For those focused on getting in the last turns of the season, Keystone continues to offer fabulous conditions, with March bringing plenty of new snow and great lodging deals. The resort currently boasts more than 3,000 acres of available terrain, offering skiers and riders everything from great long groomers to steeps, bumps and tree skiing. For the latest conditions report, please visit Goggle tans should be in full swing in April, with plenty of sunshine to soak up at the Labonte’s Cabin beach at the base of Dercum and North Peaks. Fresh bar-b-que and cold beer and cocktails are the perfect complement to the Adirondack chairs overlooking the slopes.

Already looking ahead to the 2013-2014 ski season, season passes are available at the lowest guaranteed rate when purchased before April 14. Passholders can lock in those low rates with just $49 down, and will receive six buddy tickets to ski with friends next season. The industry’s most popular pass, The Epic Pass™, is available for just $689 ($359 for children five to 12 years old), granting skiers and riders unlimited access to nine world-class resorts across three states. That includes 25,080 acres, 35 bowls and 33 terrain parks at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin and Eldora in Colorado and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in California and Nevada. Also, new this year, ski and ride Keystone and Arapahoe Basin all season long on the Keystone A-Basin Pass for only $279—the best value in Colorado. Visit for more information.

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Vail Resorts’ Line-Up of 2013-2014 Season Passes.

Vail Resorts’ Line-Up of 2013-2014 Season Passes Vail Resorts’ Line-Up of 2013-2014 Season Passes Gives Skiers and Snowboarders Greater Variety Than Ever Before and the Best Value for Skiing

North side of Vail Mountain, and Vail Valley.

North side of Vail Mountain, and Vail Valley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

and Riding Nine World-Class Resorts in Colorado, Nevada and California.

Vail Resorts (NYSE: MTN) is now offering skiers and snowboarders from across the country access to the most resorts, the greatest flexibility and the best value in their ski and ride vacation next winter with its industry-leading season pass line-up. New this year, the Epic 4-Day Pass allows skiers and riders to save up to 30 percent off of lift tickets when skiing or riding any four days of the season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood Resorts in Lake Tahoe at $349 for adults and $199 for children (ages 5-12).

Vail Resorts is again offering the industry’s best-selling season pass—The Epic Pass—for the 2013-2014 winter season. The Epic Pass features eight world-class resorts across three states and access to 24,400 acres, 35 bowls and 31 terrain parks at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin in Colorado and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in California and Nevada at $689 for adults and $359 for children (ages 5-12). The Company has further enhanced the value of The Epic Pass by extending the number of days of free access to the legendary Verbier resort in Switzerland from three to five. Now, Epic Pass holders have the opportunity to extend their winter from the U.S. to Europe for the second consecutive year.

“We are thrilled to offer the new Epic 4-Day as part of Vail Resorts season pass line-up for the 2013-2014 winter season. The Epic 4-Day gives our guests the flexibility of one quick trip to any of eight world-class resorts in Colorado, California and Nevada and the peace of mind they can ski any four days of next season for the lowest price on lift tickets,” said Kirsten Lynch, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “Vail Resorts’ season passes give our guests the ability to choose what pass product is right for them based on which resorts they prefer and how much they plan to ski and ride next season. We encourage all of our guests to purchase their passes in the spring to take advantage of the lowest guaranteed price for the next winter season.”

The following is a guide to help skiers and snowboarders choose the best season pass options for them, based on how much they plan to ski and ride. All passes are available for purchase at

Ski or Snowboard Any Day of the Season for a Great Value

Vail Resorts also offers options for guests who don’t plan to ski or ride more than seven days next winter:
New this year, The Epic 4-Day™:Perfect for people who only plan to take one ski vacation. The Epic 4-Day at $349 for adults and $199 for children (ages 5-12) offers four unrestricted lift tickets for skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Arapahoe Basin. At the spring rate, the Epic 4-Day pays for itself in less than three days.

Epic 7-Day™:

Perfect for people who don’t plan to ski more than seven days. The Epic 7-Day gives skiers and snowboarders a total of seven unrestricted days of skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, plus Arapahoe Basin, anytime during the season at $529 for adults and $269 for children (ages 5-12). At this spring rate, the Epic 7-Day pays for itself in just over four days.

Take Multiple Ski Vacations Out West Throughout the Winter Season for a Great Value
The Epic Pass™:

Ski as much as you want, whenever you want at $689 for adults and $359 for children (ages 5-12). Unlimited skiing or riding at eight resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe. New this year, the Epic Pass also comes with five free days of skiing or riding at the renowned Verbier Resort in Switzerland. No restrictions. At this spring rate, the Epic Pass pays for itself in just over five days.

The Epic Local Pass™:

Perfect for people who can navigate a few more restrictions on their winter vacation. The Epic Local Pass at $529 for adults and $269 for children (ages 5-12) offers unlimited and unrestricted skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. The Epic Local Pass also includes 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. At this spring rate, the Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over four days.

Pay $49 Down Now and Lock in The Lowest Price Available

Vail Resorts is making it as easy as possible for guests to lock in the lowest guaranteed pass prices with a $49 down payment now and the remaining balance due in mid-September 2013. The lowest guaranteed 2013-2014 season pass prices are only available through April 14, 2013.

Season Pass Insurance Option: Protect Your Pass Investment in the Event of Unexpected Circumstances

Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase pass insurance. All of the Company’s season pass products are non-refundable and non-transferrable; however, pass insurance covers pass holders in the event of unexpected circumstances including sickness, injury and job loss. Pass insurance is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 5-12). Coverage applies for all season passes and the Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day valid for the 2013-2014 ski season.

For more information about Vail Resorts’ season passes or to purchase a pass online, visit

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Spend Spring Break with Vail Resorts.

Spring Break Skiers and Riders Get Up to 50 Percent Off Luxury Hotels and Catch Major Spend Spring Break with Vail Resorts.Freestyle Events and Concerts in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone in Colorado and Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe.

Spend Spring Break with Vail Resorts; Fly, Ski, Stay and Play for Free. Those seeking village relaxation or adrenaline can find it all at through Vail Resorts this Spring Break. With amazing rates on lodging, flights and activities, Vail Resorts makes it easy to enjoy a goggle tan, guilt free as you head for sun-soaked ski days, alpine après and luxurious accommodations. Having fun on spring snow? Spread the word on social networks with the tag #CelebrateOnSnow.

Ten Deals to Fly, Ski, Stay and Play at Vail Resorts this Spring

1. Celebrate On the Snow, Beaver Creek
Savings of up to 40 percent off on accommodations at The Pines Lodge, A RockResort, The Osprey, A RockResort and select Beaver Creek condominium properties.

2. Celebrate the Snow, Vail
Booking a mountain getaway in Vail now also saves up to 50 percent on accommodations at The Arrabelle at Vail Square, The Lodge at Vail, The Austria Haus and Legendary Lodging at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail. Offers can also be customized at an additional cost to include discounted lift tickets, ski school and more. Valid through April 14; some restrictions apply.

3. Fly In Ski Free, Vail and Beaver Creek
Guests from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Miami and Newark can Fly In Ski Freeby bringing their boarding pass and Vail Valley lodging confirmation to any Vail or Beaver Creek ticket window and ski out with a complimentary same-day lift ticket. Valid through April

4. Kids Ski Free – No Hidden Restrictions, Keystone
Stay two nights and kids 12 and under ski free. No blackout dates. No restrictions. No red tape. Just you, your family and a little cash left over for lessons.

5. Play for Free – from $219, Keystone
Free night skiing on day of arrival, free Nordic trail fee and free ice rink admission means a whole lot of playtime at Keystone. The Play for Free promotion is valid on reservations of two nights or more until March 15. Subject to weather and availability. Night ski is available during normal operations only.

6. Spring Fever for as low as $99!, Breck
Lodging Rates from $99/night valid March 8- 31. Blackout dates apply.

7. Breck for a Buck – Stay 3 nights and ski 3 days and get the 4th for $1
Guests stay three nights and ski three days and get the fourth for only $1 with Breck for a Buck. Minimum length of stay is 2 nights depending on the season. Buy 3 get 4: Jan. 7 – Mar. 7 (Not valid Feb. 15-24), Apr. 1 – Apr. 14. Buy 5 get 6: Feb.25 -Mar. 15.

8. Third Night Free at Heavenly
Guests receive 33 percent off a three-night stay at Heavenly with prices starting as low as $259 per person for three nights and two days of Heavenly lift tickets. Offer valid for stays Feb. 24-April 15.

9. Up to 35 Percent off This Spring at Northstar – Stay Longer, Save More
Guests stay one night and receive up to 20 percent off. Stay two nights and receive up to 30percent off. Stay three or more nights and receive up to 35% off. Discount package valid daily March 4 – April 21.

10. Fourth Night Free, Kirkwood
Treat your family this Spring by booking a three-night vacation in any of Kirkwood’s accommodations and receive a fourth night free. Book online at using the promo code “4NIGHT” or call (800) 967-7500.

The 10 Best Spring Events in the Mountains are at Vail Resorts

Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships, Feb. 25-March 2, Vail Mountain
The Burton US Open, presented by Mini, which first took place in 1982, is now the longest-running snowboarding competition in the world, attracting the world’s top competitors. After taking place on the east coast for 30 years, the event will now take center stage at Vail Mountain, Feb. 25- March 2, 2013. Free outdoor concerts by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on Friday, March 1, and Santigold on Saturday, March 2nd.

Freeride World Tour, Feb. 27- March3, Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Kirkwood will play host to the lone USA stop for the new Swatch Freeride World Tourby The North Face, which combines the Freeride World Tour, the Freeskiing World Tour and The North Face Masters of Snowboarding to create one unified global championship series, February 27-March 3. Save 25 percent on your stay during the FWT by booking online now using the promo code “EVENTK” or calling (800) 967-7500.

10th Annual Talons Challenge March 2, Beaver Creek

Adrenaline junkies tackle 26,000 vertical in one day in the 10th Annual Talons Challenge March 2, by skiing or riding 14 of Beaver Creek’s steepest and bumpiest black diamond and double black diamond runs on the legendary World Cup Birds of Prey downhill course, Grouse Mountain, and on the flanks of Larkspur Bowl. New this year, the challenge adds Kestrel trail, created as the new women’s speed course for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Championships. Online registration is now underway at

The North Face Park and Pipe Open March 7-10, Northstar

A worldwide roster of slope-style and super pipe skiers will vie for the chance to claim a prize purse worth over $20,000 at the North Face Park & Pipe Open at Northstar March 7-10.

Spring Break Luau March 9-10, Keystone

Keystone welcomes sunny blue-bird days and warmer temps with a new Spring Break Luau March 9-10 at the Mountain House Base Area that will bring the beach to the mountains. In line with a traditional Luau, Keystone will be giving out Leis and roasting a hog, plus guests can stop by the Mountain House Base Area and enjoy live music, games, food, prizes and drink specials.

Breckenridge Spring Fever, March 17-April 14

Breckenridge Spring Fever is a month-long festival featuring some of the best bands, most exciting competitions, and incredible blue bird days in Colorado – the country’s top spring snow conditions and stay for a month of celebrations.

Spring Loaded March 27-April 13, Heavenly

From March 27-April 13, Spring Loaded takes over Heavenly. This annual spring festival features live entertainment, pond skimming, parades, on-mountain concerts and events. The 10th annual Gunbarrel 25 with Glenn Plake will see over 200 skiers and riders test their endurance by shooting for 25 runs down the infamous Gunbarrel at Heavenly.

U.S. Freestyle Championships, March 29-31, Heavenly

Mountain Resort will host the U.S. Freestyle Championships in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. From March 29-31, this year, accomplished freestyle skiers, like Heavenly’s own Sho Kashima, a U.S. Ski Team athlete, will showcase their talents, as they prepare for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. This will be the rockin’-est competition of the season, highlighted by fireworks and a live concert.

Closing Weekend Festivities April 6-7, Keystone

Beginning Saturday, April 6, Keystone Resort will kick-off closing weekend with the final installment in the River Run Rail Series. Come out and watch ski and snowboard athletes throw down their best tricks on a rail feature while listening to music and enjoying a cold beverage. Stick around Saturday for the final River Run Rocks Concert presented by Bud Light beginning at 3 PM in the River Run Village Plaza featuring headliner Robert Randolph. Moving into Sunday, April 7 Keystone will say farewell to the 12/13 season with the third annual Slush Cup pond-skimming competition for the chance to win one of three Summit Passes and a qualifying spot in the World Championships held in Vail.

Spring Back to Vail, April 8-14

Vail continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary this spring, with phenomenal skiing and riding, après options galore and unforgettable events and entertainment, including O.A.R., Sublime with Rome, Jimmy Cliff and the World Pond Skimming Championships closing out the season during Spring Back to Vail.

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Keystone Resort Celebrates Valentine’s Day with “Love on the Lifts”

Keystone Resort is making sure that singles also enjoy Valentine’s Day fun this year with the Love On The Liftsintroduction of “Love on the Lifts” gondola speed dating. Singles can jump on an 11-minute gondola speed date, with the chance to reconnect that evening at a Valentine’s Day party hosted at 9280’ Tap House. The dating fun gets started at 10:00a.m. at the River Run gondola. A “single, singles” line will be set up, playing on the industry norm of a singles line at lifts for those skiing or riding alone. Participants will be paired up with another snow enthusiast for the 11-minute ride to the top of Dercum Mountain, and the resort will be providing a rose and a tasty chocolate treat for each “gondola date”.

Once they arrive at the summit of Dercum Mountain, participants can choose to continue the date by skiing/riding Keystone’s nearly 3000 acres of open terrain, which has seen 8” of natural snowfall in the last week. The moment can also be marked with a photo from Keystone’s EpicPhoto team, which will also allow daters to reconnect on social media with EpicMix technology. For those that want to reconnect later in the day, Keystone’s signature après spot, 9280’ Tap House in River Run Village, will host a party from 4:00p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Keystone’s partners are also sharing the love, with Keystone Sports offering 50% off demo ski and snowboard rentals on Valentine’s Day. Skiers and riders can fall in love with the latest technology while enjoying Keystone’s diverse terrain offerings, which include long groomers, bumps and trees and the award-winning A51 Terrain Park. The resort’s $5 Outback cat shuttle is also open with convenient access to powder-filled bowl skiing. Skiers and riders can take advantage of the 50% offer at any Keystone Sports location, or reserve equipment at least 24 hours in advance online at

For those that have already found love, Keystone Resort offers plenty of ways to celebrate this Valentine’s Day. Whether it is a romantic dinner at The Alpenglow Stube or Der Fondue Chessel, a special Chandon Sparkling Flight Tasting at The Ski Tip, voted best place for a date, proposal or anniversary celebration in Summit County, or the very special Champagne and Chocolate Indulgence treatment at the Keystone Spa, including a 50-minute customized massage, facial and pedicure, all enjoyed with a glass of champagne and decadent chocolate truffle, Keystone has romantic options for every style and budget.

Resort lodging deals for Valentine’s Day include Keystone’s Play for Free package, starting at just $219, which includes free night skiing on day of arrival, free Nordic trail fee and free ice rink admission. For families wanting to spend the holiday together, Keystone continues to offer Kids Ski Free, with no blackout dates or restrictions, with all kids 12 and under skiing free when staying two or more nights in Keystone owned/operated accommodations.

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Breckenridge Ski Resort Announces the Return of the Annual Spring Fever Festival.

Breckenridge Ski Resort today announced the return ofSpring_Fever_Crowd_Timelapse Spring Fever Festival – the largest spring party in the Rocky Mountains. The month long festival will kick off on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, and will last through Breck’s Closing Day, April 14, 2013.

Spring Fever, presented by Breckenridge Ski Resort will include more than 40 events in 30 days, taking place both on the mountain and in town while visitors are welcomed to ski and ride the best spring snow in Colorado. The month-long series of events will feature countless bluebird days and great deals for guests to offer attractions for all ages.

Returning signature events include the free Bud Light Concert Series with national acts on Saturday and Sunday afternoons the first 2 weekends of April on the mountain at the base of Peak 8, the 2nd annual “Breck Throwback Throwdown” superpipe and minipipe competition presented by Mountain Dew, the 17th Annual Imperial Challenge, and extended operating hours on Friday afternoons on the 5 Chair as part of Breck’s month-long “5 ‘til 5” promotion.

Breck Spring Fever 2013 Signature Events to look for:

•The Bud Light Concert Series with big-name national acts on April 6, 7, 13, and 14th on a specially-constructed stage on the mountain at the Peak 8 base

•St. Patrick’s Day Party & Celebration at Seven’s

•5’ til 5’ extended after-hours Terrain Park Happy Hour events every Friday night via the 5 Chair lift

•The 2nd Annual “Breck Throwback Throwdown” superpipe & minipipe competition presented by Mountain Dew and a Throwback Party and Concert and the Riverwalk Center

•The “Supergirl Snow Pro Community Cup” women’s pro slope style competition and lifestyle event

•The “Breck Ascent Series” uphill races on Wednesday afternoons

•Extended Gondola operating hours

•The 3rd Annual Ripperoo Mascot Winter Olympics

•The Breck 5 Peaks Mountaineering Race, North America’s longest ski mountaineering race

•The KSMT Spring Fever Beer Festival

•The 17th Annual Imperial Challenge bike & ski race

•The “Tatry Giant Slalom & Slalom Races”

•Park, Pipe, and Big Mountain Camps for adults and children alike

•The 2nd Annual “Spring Fever Chili Cook-off”

•Easter egg hunts both on the mountain and in town

•The annual “Easter Kids Weekend”

•A sunrise Easter service at Ten Mile Station

•The Spring Series International Ski Federation Super G & Giant Slalom Races

•The 3rd Annual Ripperoo’s Mini Cup

Full details on all the events taking place during Breck Spring Fever continue to be updated daily; for the latest news and details on all the events taking place, visit

Breck is also offering incredible Spring Fever getaway deals for lodging and lift ticket packages, including the Spring Fever Steal lift & lodging package, as well as great discounts for groups of 20 or more. For full details, visit

Breck Spring Fever is presented by Breckenridge Ski Resort, Bud Light, Mountain Dew and Red Bull. Associate partners include Go Pro, Helly Hansen, DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge, and Maui Jim.

Breckenridge Ski Resort is open until Sunday, April 14 this year, so save your sick days and come play during Spring Fever! For more information about this month-long series of events, call 970.453.5000 or visit

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Keystone Resort Receives 11″ of Snow in the Last Seven Days

In the last seven days Keystone Resort has received 11 inches of new snow providing excellent skiing and riding conditions heading into the month of February. The Resort boasts 2,170 acres of

English: Keystone Village at night.

English: Keystone Village at night. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

terrain open across 104 trails accessed by 19 lifts providing guests a superb experience when visiting the mountains. In the past 48 hours alone, Keystone’s further peak, The Outback, has received nine inches of new snow making for a wintry powder day at Keystone.

To add to the great wintry experience, the Resort always offers free parking, red wagons to haul gear and excellent guest service making skiing and riding more friendly and accessible for everyone. On top of the new snow and easy access, Keystone has two festivals happening this weekend, Savour the Slopes and Winter Bluegrass Festival.

Savour the Slopes is a month-long rotating showcase of all of Keystone’s signature restaurants happening daily at 4:30 and only costing $20 per tasting. A full schedule of tastings can be found on the Resort’s website:

Warren Station at Keystone presents the Second Annual Winter Bluegrass Festival featuring two-nights of bluegrass music from some of Colorado’s own, including The Mossgatherers, Taarka, The Pine Beatles and The Haunted Windchimes. Advance tickets are $12 a night or $20 for a two-night pass and can be purchase at

When traveling to Keystone Resort to experience great skiing and riding conditions make sure to check-out the Resort’s lodging offers that range from Play for Free at Keystone with rates starting at $219 that includes free night skiing on day of arrival as well as a free Nordic trail fee and free ice rink admission, to mid-week savings up to 20% off.

On top of the great snow, lively festivals and affordable lodging deals, Keystone continues to offer one of the best family ski experiences in the industry, bolstered by its new Kids Ski Free offer. Any child, 12 and under, staying two or more nights in a Keystone owned/operated lodging unit will receive free lift tickets for the duration of their stay. Keystone’s offer is as simple as childhood itself, without any red tape or restrictions. There are no blackout dates, giving families the freedom to take advantage of the special deal on weekends and throughout holiday periods, a rarity in the ski industry. Reservations may be made at or by calling 800-328-1323.

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North America’s Highest Chairlift Set to Open.

North America’s Highest Chairlift Set to Open with New Snow in Breckenridge. After more than 10 Breck_jan_31_snowinches of snow in the past 24 hours, snow continues to fall today at Breckenridge Ski Resort, adding to the 15 total inches reported in the past 48 hours. The good news doesn’t stop there, as Breckenridge has announced plans to open North America’s highest chairlift this weekend.

With the Imperial Express SuperChair opening, skiers and riders will be able to access Whale’s Tail on Peak 8 and upper Peak 7 terrain, conditions permitting. Exact lift opening time and associated terrain updates will be announced on Facebook at, with full terrain and weather reports at

North America’s highest chairlift, The Imperial Express SuperChair, tops out at 12,840 feet after a quick 2.7 minute ride to the top of the Imperial Bowl. It gives skiers and riders easy access to three high-alpine bowls and hike-to access to the famed Lake Chutes and Snow White areas of Peak 8, when open.

Breckenridge Ski Resort requires all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons.

March Vacation Deals

Are you ready for a break? Whether you’re looking for relaxation or exhilaration, Breckenridge has something to offer every Spring Break group. For a full list of deals for March, visit

For the latest terrain openings, snow report, lowest priced lift tickets guaranteed, and more, visit follow Breckenridge Ski Resort at or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.

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Fresh Powder At Beaver Creek and Vail Mountain.

Fresh Powder At Beaver Creek and Vail Mountain. A powerful winter blast dropped 10 inches of snow in the last 24 hours at Beaver Creek and 15 inchesJed Schuetze enjoys 10 inches of fresh powder on Tuesday morning at Beaver Creek. in the past three days. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Beaver Creek and the surrounding area through Thursday, February 1 with additional snowfall forecasted.

The latest winter storm also blanketed Vail Resorts’ other Colorado mountains with 8 inches at Vail; 3 inches at Keystone and 2 at Breckenridge overnight.

Snow enthusiasts can save 33 percent on lodging packages at
Beaver Creek with the Celebrate The Snow Package. Book online at


Vail Mountain

Skiers and snowboarders were greeted by soft powder turns this morning on Vail Mountain, the largest ski resortin the United States, as eight inches of fresh snow covered the slopes overnight.

Currently there are more than 4,600 acres of terrain open on Vail Mountain and more snow is in the forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.

For more information about Vail Mountain visit or stop by the Mountain Information Center, open daily from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., or call (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245).

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Valentine’s Day Is for Colorado Skiers.

Valentine’s Day Is for Colorado Skiers. Here are some great tips and deals for guests to make this Valentine’s Day a mountain getaway to remember at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in

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Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe. Using the guide below commitment seekers can hunt the best backdrops for getting down on one knee; lovebirds can plan a trip to remember with lodging packages and romantic itineraries that will make them want to break out the champagne; singles can escape Valentine’s Day and find the best après parties and opportunities to meet “Mr./Ms. Right”; and everyone can capture special moments with EpicMix Photo, which allows guests to get their photos taken by professional EpicMix photographers and share them socially on Facebook and Twitter.

Places to Propose.

Mountain Decks, Vail.
Vail’s outdoor decks are a perfect locale to soak up some sun and enjoy a picnic for two surrounded by beautiful scenery. Inside tip: Henry’s Hut, located at the top of the Mountaintop Express Lift (#4) also offers an outdoor deck and grill along with a warming yurt. Belle’s Camp high above Blue Sky Basin not only offer stellar views but also public grills for guests to enjoy their own barbeque.

Game Creek Restaurant, Vail

At Game Creek, Vail has taken fine dining to new heights. Literally. Located in Vail’s scenic Game Creek Bowl, this European chalet is the perfect for a romantic, cozy dinner for two. Take a short ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola to Eagle’s Nest, where you will be taken by snowcat to the restaurant. The magnificent setting is matched with a gourmet, multi-course meal and a superb wine list. This is truly a dining experience not to be missed, and the perfect place to propose.

Peak 8, Breckenridge

Earlier this season, Shea called the Breck team for help proposing to his girlfriend Hollie on her birthday trip. The day started with upgraded VIP parking at the base of Peak 8, complete with a welcome crew holding a birthday sign, and hot chocolate. The crew walked the couple to the Colorado chair, pointing out the special birthday message on the electronic sign boards in the base area. An already surprised Hollie emerged back from the mountain an engaged woman, to find the resort’s sign boards changed to congratulatory messages.
At the couple’s request a photo of newly engaged Shea and Hollie with the Breck team was captured by an EpicMix photographer and uploaded to

Document your date or proposal without hiring a photographer.

Nobody wants to bring friends along on a romantic date. With EpicMix professional photographers, guests can take free on mountain photos that can be delivered to their EpicMix account and shared with family and friends via Facebook and Twitter instantly.


Best Mountain Packages and Itineraries for Romance

A Luxury Break in Beaver Creek

Morning: Couples ride up the Strawberry Park Express chairlift (#12) together, for a morning of privately guided snowshoeing around McCoy Park’s expansive terrain overlooking the valley. Before they embark on their snowshoe adventure, they’ll strike a pose for the EpicMix photographer at the top of the chairlift to capture this special moment and setting forever.

Afternoon: A private picnic on the sun-soaked deck in McCoy Park, complete with champagne, followed by a stroll arm in arm through the village, ducking into the various boutiques and jewelry shops before strapping on ice skates for a romantic twirl on the ice rink. Couples can warm up with a cozy pomegranate cider at Toscanini, located next to the ice rink.
Evening: Couples snuggle up under the warmth of a blanket and soak in the stars while traveling to dinner by open-air sleigh ride. When they arrive at Beano’s Cabin, nestled in a quaint valley on Beaver Creek Mountain, they’ll settle in by the crackling fire with a glass of Prosecco and toast to their love. Once seated at a romantic table for two tucked in the corner, they’ll select five courses from options including oysters, fried rabbit, Colorado lamb and sinfully rich chocolate desserts, pairing dinner with a well-chosen wine recommendation from one of the expert sommeliers on staff.

Beaver Creek Resort Properties offers up to 33% off lodging accommodations at The Pines Lodge A RockResort, The Osprey A RockResort and select Beaver Creek condo properties. This special package can also be customized at an additional cost to include discounted lift tickets, ski school and more. To book visit our Celebrate the Snow Sale.

Couples Cat Skiing in Keystone

Morning: Those looking for a little adventure to spice up the weekend should try Cat Skiing with Keystone Adventure Tours. Endless acres of powder and terrain while taking in breathtaking scenery with a loved one, is the perfect start to a romantic Keystone weekend. $240 per person (includes lift ticket, powder ski rental and lunch).

Afternoon: Lovers can indulge in a laid back lunch for two at the Inn at Keystone, before settling in for a Champagne & Chocolate Indulgence package at The Keystone Spa. Includes a 50 minute customized champagne massage, luxurious facial, and pedicure, glass of champagne and decadent truffle. The weekend continues with dinner at the historic Ski Tip Lodge, voted “best place for a romantic date” in the Best of Summit County, complete with a rotating four-course menu and celebrated service, including dessert served fireside.

Stay at The Keystone Inn: The Keystone Inn features majestic views of Keystone Mountain, a cozy martini lounge and rooftop hot tubs perfect for a soak under the stars after a long day on the mountain. Lodging at the Inn starts at just $147 per night.

The Best Spots to Mingle With Other Singles on Mountain

Try Chairlift Speed Dating, Keystone

Keystone wants to help singles find someone to share the mountain with! For those celebrating Valentine’s Day solo, head to Keystone for Speed Dating on the chairlift on Feb. 14. Inside tip: You may find love, but at the very least you’ll find someone to make some turns with!

Black Diamonds are a Breck Girl’s Best Friend

While most women across the country are hoping for roses, chocolates and jewelry this Valentine’s Day, black diamonds are a Breck girl’s best friend (black diamond runs that is). With 36 percent of the mountain’s terrain rated as expert, Breckenridge Ski Resort offers all a girl needs this ski season; from cozying up with her partner on the T-bar before linking some turns together in the bowls, to discovering the local favorite stashes on the south side of Peak 10, or the never-ending runs of the Peak 7 Bowl via the Imperial Express SuperChair, the highest chair lift in North America.
Not ready for the double-black diamond terrain just yet? The Breckenridge Ski and Ride School is there to help guide and give pointers on navigating romantic runs such Sizzler, Forget-Me-Not and Rendezvous. Whether in the singles line or sitting close together on the E chair, men and women agree – they love Breck!

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