Breckenridge Tip Sheet - January 2010

31 December 2010
 
Great Snow + Great Ski and Ride School = Perfect Time to Learn
With over 150 inches of snow so far this season Breckenridge Ski Resort sits at a 55 inch base and is 124% of its average snowfall. December 2010 has been the snowiest month in the past 10 years, and we’re not even to the half-way point of the season yet.
 
January Learn to Ski Month
Peak 9, the ideal learning environment
Breckenridge is widely known for it’s variety of terrain (in fact, more than 50 percent of the mountain is advanced/ expert terrain), but what most people don’t realize is the other half is dedicated our unbelievable blues and beginner runs. If you are just getting on skis for the first time or a once a year skier just looking to cruise, Peak 9 is just the ticket. With a ski school and rental shops located at two bases areas of Peak 9, Beaver Run and at the Maggie, forget all your nightmares about a hectic confusing family ski vacation. With tons of programs for all ages and levels, and some of the best teaching terrain in the world, Breckenridge Ski School really simplifies the vacation that you have always wanted to take.
 
Whether you’re a novice who wants to tackle some of the longest and most gentle beginner trails in the country or a seasoned expert determined to conquer a double black diamond run, Breckenridge offers world-class ski and snowboard lessons for every skill level. Our Ski and Snowboard School boasts over 600 professional instructors and a range of group and private lessons to help you reach you’re skiing and riding goals.
 
First Time Discovery Series
Three full days of exciting discoveries, lift tickets and rentals. You’ll make great strides—all in a comfortable atmosphere that’s been known to turn beginners into avid, life-long enthusiasts. Registration is non-refundable, and reservations are strongly recommended to make sure you get a spot. The First-Timer Discovery Series includes Beginner Lift-Lesson-Rental.
Lesson, Lift Ticket, and Rental: $300
 
 

January Signature Events
Looking for a wacky, winter festival, then you’ve got to check out Breck’s infamous Ullr Fest! This annual week-long celebration of Ullr (pronounced Ooh-ler), the mythical Norse god of snow, brings to Breckenridge an unrivaled Main Street parade along with live entertainment, the Ullr Dating Game, Ullympics and a family ice skating party. New for 2011, the Tuaca Body Art Ball combines painted, costumed bodies and performance art.
 
The week of Jan. 25 – Jan. 30, 2011, teams from around the globe descend on Breckenridge to hand carve 20-ton blocks of snow into works of art. A family favorite, the competition showcases pieces achieved after 65 intense hours of work, no power tools allowed. This is an awe-inspiring event that’s been making snowmen jealous for over 20 years!
 
Lodging
January Steals - 33% off Lodging! With the triple threat of great conditions, new ski school programs and awesome events this month, how about 33 percent of lodging in January too! Starting at $120 per night with a three night minimum, this deal is valid 1/09/11 – 2/17/11, some restrictions apply. Visit Breckenridge.com for more information.
 
Mid Season Ski Free/ Stay Free In Breckenridge, winter activities abound. Visit GoBreck.com or call 888-251-2417 for specials and custom packages that combine lodging, lift tickets, dog sledding, sleigh rides and more.
 
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Members of the media, please visit our newsroom at http://news.breckenridge.vailresorts.com. For consumer information on Breckenridge including snow reports, events and more, visit www.breckenridge.com or call (970) 453-5000.  

 
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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.

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