Breck Hosts Extreme Weather Town Hall Event Moderated by Jim Cantore

11 January 2016
Wed., Jan. 20 from 6-7 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge
 
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Jan. 11, 2016 — Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Breckenridge Tourism Office invite the public to join an engaging and fascinating evening of discussion around extreme weather, moderated by the Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore,  Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 6-7 p.m. in the Columbine room at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Breckenridge.

Mr. Cantore will be joined by a panel of leading scientists from across the nation, including Colorado scientists Dr. Jim White, Director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and a Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado, Dr. Lora Koenig, a Senior Research Scientist at the National Snow & Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado and Dr. Phil Klotzbach, Research Scientist in the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University.

This town hall-type event is part of the 2016 Glen Gerberg Climate and Weather Summit and is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. This will be an interactive opportunity to speak with the scientists, ask questions and be engaged in critical conversations. Key questions for the evening:
  • Why are we seeing such Extreme Weather?
  • What can be done about it?
  • How do we make our communities more resilient?
  • How can we better deliver and get the message out about Extreme Weather
The full list of panelists includes:
  • Dr. Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University
  • Dr. Jim White, University of Colorado
  • Dr. Tim Brown, Desert Research Institute
  • Dr. Phil Klotzbach, Colorado State University
  • Dr. Ben Preston, Oak Ridge National Lab
  • Greg Mandt, GOES-R Satellite Program
  • Jim Gandy, Chief Meteorologist, WLTX-TV Columbia, SC
Seating is limited so please make plans to attend and arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the event start. Free parking is available in the Beaver Run Lot across the street.

This event will also be LIVE streamed as part of the 2016 Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit, co-hosted annually by Breckenridge Ski Resort and the Breckenridge Tourism Office.  Learn more and watch live at http://www.stormcenter.com/wxcsummit/
 
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development 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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Kristen Petitt Stewart

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