Breckenridge Ski Resort opens with over 3000 Pancakes, Sunny Skies and a Winter Storm Warning

12 November 2009
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BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. –Nov. 12, 2009– Breckenridge Ski Resort kicked off the 2009-2010 season at 9 a.m. this morning, after serving over 3000 FREE pancakes and waffles to hungry skiers and riders from the base of Peak 8. Cheers from folks at the Colorado SuperChair were greeted with sunshine and 108 acres of open terrain to feast on as well.  With snow in the forecast for Summit County tonight through Sunday, more open terrain could be in the forecast at Breckenridge Ski Resort this weekend.  With a triple jump line already open in upper Park Lane Terrain Park, this is a great start to the season.

Visit
www.breckenridge.com for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deal, event details and more or call 970-453-5000.Peak 8 skier services include ticket sales, rental operations and food service, as well as ticket sales at the BreckConnect Gondola. Lifts will open at 9:00 a.m. for the duration of the early season. Breckenridge Ski Resort asks that skiers and riders observe all posted signs and warnings, especially during the early season. Closed trails may contain hazards due to early snow coverage. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons. 

What’s New at Breckenridge
Already home to four huge peaks and 2,350 acres, the resort has debuted the new Peak 7 base area last season and reconstruction of the Peak 8 base area is on track with its first new building on Peak 8, Rock Resort’s One Ski Hill Place, opening in late spring 2010. Also, 2009 marks 25 years of snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Resort, one of the first to embrace snowboarding and to host one of the initial major snowboard competitions in the industry, The World Snowboarding Championships, or “The World’s,” in 1986.  Breckenridge continues its support of the snowboarding community and industry by hosting major events such as the Winter Dew Tour, December 18-20, 2009 and fostering the careers of up-and-comers through the Breckenridge FreeRide Team. With four terrain parks and three pipes, including the top-ranked Freeway Terrain Park/Pipe, a park progression system for beginners and intermediates, Breckenridge remains on the forefront of the industry in both facilities and talent. In fact, three Breckenridge Team Riders have enough points to compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team this year. Steve Fisher, JJ Thomas and Zack Black are all eligible to compete for a spot to Vancouver.

The Best Early Season Deals at Breckenridge and Vail ResortsSeason Pass Deals:
For skiers and riders looking to make the most of their ski season, the Epic Pass and Summit Pass are available for a limited time only. The $599 unlimited, unrestricted Epic Season Pass for skiing at six resorts - Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Arapahoe Basin - all season long. Or, new this year, buy the $399 Summit Pass online (it’s the first time it’s been available for purchase online) for the best skiing in Summit County, Colo. with unlimited skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. Visit
www.snow.com or www.epicpass.com for more information. Passes are available through Nov. 22.

Breck for a $1 - Buy 3 nights and 3 days of skiing get the 4th for a $1!
Buy three days and nights at Breckenridge and get your fourth day and night for a BUCK!  Includes four nights lodging and four days of skiing total with a four night minimum required with some blackout dates/restrictions apply.Free Ski Rentals with Lodging: The Free Skis & Boards package features lift tickets and a free ski and snowboard sports rental package per person for up to seven days at specific retail locations within Vail Resorts.  $79 Sundays: Extend your weekend through Sunday and get a $79 room rate or 50% off Condominiums all season long. Valid 11/6/2009 - 4/18/2009 (blackout: 12/18/2009-1/2/2010)For these lodging deals and more all season long, visit
www.breckenridge.com or call 800-400-9590.

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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, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and 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.com and the consumer website is www.snow.com.

Contact(s)

Kristen Petitt Stewart

Senior Manager of Communications
Email: kpetitt@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970)453-3210

Ryan Whaley

Communications Manager
Email: rwhaley@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 496-4107
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