Mother Nature Delights Beaver Creek Skiers with 8 Inches of Fresh Snow Overnight; Spring Breakers Should Book Now

07 February 2013
Beaver Creek, Colo., Feb. 7, 2013— Mother Nature demonstrated the element of surprise delivering 8 inches of fluffy fresh snow at Beaver Creek overnight and then cleared the skies for a bluebird powder morning, much to the delight of skiers and snowboarders.  The latest winter storm follows a wintery storm cycle at the end of January and the weekend forecast is calling for more snow in the Colorado Rockies.

For additional images taken of Jason Roberts skiing the 8 inches of fresh powder in Larkspur Bowl and Stone Creek Chutes at Beaver Creek on Thursday visit the following Dropbox links.
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/8ne00tmxetxihzs/Beaver%20Creek%20Jason%20Roberts_Stone%20Creek6_Cody%20Downard%20photo.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nh3fpiezqdv965a/Beaver%20Creek%20Jason%20Roberts_Stone%20Creek5_Cody%20Downard%20photo.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4j1nnmtsccjey51/Beaver%20Creek%20Jason%20Roberts_Stone%20Creek4_Cody%20Downard%20photo.jpg
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h4ngqqmtwhleqte/Beaver%20Creek%20Jason%20Roberts_Larkspur2_Cody%20Downard%20photo.jpg

Now is the perfect time for spring break skiers to plan their vacation to Beaver Creek and take advantage of great snow and a variety of travel packages and spring events.

Travel Packages:
Kids Fly Free: Book by Feb. 15
Bring the whole family to Beaver Creek this spring. For each adult fare purchased, one child’s fare for kids’ ages 2-12 is free on American Airlines. All inbound flights Sunday through Thursday into Eagle Airport (EGE) – only 30 minutes from Beaver Creek – are eligible for this offer. Outbound eligible flights include travel from the resort Monday through Friday. Tickets must be booked by Feb. 15, 2013 for travel valid through March 22, 2013. In bound blackout dates include Feb. 14-16 and March 10, 2013 and outbound blackout dates are Feb. 18, Feb. 23-25 and March 15, 2013. Flight reservations may only be made via phone by calling Vail/ Beaver Creek Central Reservations at 866-668-8245. Other restrictions may apply.

Spring Break Escape
Make your Spring Break memorable with endless sun-soaked ski days, alpine après and luxurious village accommodations. Book the Spring Break Escape package by March 1,2013 and receive 25 percent off of lodging with a minimum four night stay.

Family Value Package
Capitalize on family time this spring break with the Family Value Package featuring signature events and activities and Beaver Creek’s legendary attention to detail. The package includes 25 percent off lodging, 20 percent off lift tickets and kids’ gear rentals as well as a complimentary 4-Pack of tickets for the Haymaker Tubing Hill & Marmot Maze and a complimentary 4-Pack of Ice Skating tickets. Package must be booked by Feb. 15 and is valid for stays through March 22, 2013.

Celebrate On the Snow
Save up to 40 percent off onaccommodations at The Pines Lodge, A RockResort, The Osprey, A RockResort and select Beaver Creek condominium properties and take advantage of winter experiences on and off the slopes now through April 14, 2013. Minimum length of stay restrictions may apply. Visit www.beavercreek.com for details.

Fly In Ski Free
The only thing better than flying non-stop to Beaver Creek is free skiing or riding the day you arrive. Fly In Ski Free by bringing your boarding pass and Vail Valley lodging confirmation to any Beaver Creek or Vail ticket window and ski out with a complimentary same-day lift ticket. Conveniently located just 30 minutes west of Beaver Creek, Eagle Airport (EGE) offers daily non-stop service from major U.S. cities via American, Delta and United.  Passengers on flights arriving from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Miami and Newark may be able to take advantage of this program. Valid through April 14, 2013.Visit www.beavercreek.com/air or call 800-404-3535.

Spring Events:
Feb. 15-18: PrezFest

Celebrate America’s history with Beaver Creek President’s Day weekend, Feb. 15-18, 2013. Featuring American characters, parades, ice sculptures, performances and activities, the village comes to life to celebrate our nation’s history in one of the most spectacular winter settings in the country. New this year, a Fire & Ice sculpture competition will feature six of the country’s top ice sculptors who will carve American icons throughout the village. The popular President-For-A-Day Facebook contest returns for kids ages 14 and under. Parents can post on Beaver Creek’s Facebook page why their child should be president of Beaver Creek. The post with the most likes wins.

10th Annual Talons Challenge
Think you have what it takes to tackle 26,000 vertical in one day? Test your mettle at the 10th Annual Talons Challenge March 2, 2013 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. Registration is $35 which is now open and capped at 1,500 participants.  www.beavercreek.com/talonschallenge.

Ski Girls Rock
Ski Girls Rock, a program inspired by Olympic and World Alpine Champion Lindsey Vonn, expandedto Beaver Creek this year providing girls from ages 7 to 16 with female instructors who focus on skill improvement, empowerment through the sport,confidence boosting opportunities, and development ofteamwork and social skills. Groups consist of a maximum four girls. The program takes place Feb. 16-22, 2013; and March 10-31, 2013. The cost is $320 per day for the lesson only or $340 per day for the lesson and lift ticket.
 
Skiers and snowboarders can find the latest terrain updates at www.beavercreek.com and m.beavercreek.com on a smartphone; like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beavercreek or follow us on Twitter at @beavercreekmtn and @BCSkiPatrol.

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Media Contacts:
Jen Brown, Senior Manager, Beaver Creek Public Relations,  970-754-5292jbrown@vailresorts.com
Julia Littman, PR Coordinator, Beaver Creek Public Relations, 970-754-5169, jlittman@vailresorts.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 resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; 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.

Contact(s)

Julia Littman

Coordinator
Email: jlittman@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 754-5169
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