Hope on the Slopes Returns to Breckenridge on Saturday

18 February 2014

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Feb. 18, 2014 —The ninth annual Hope on the Slopes returns to Breckenridge Ski Resort, February 22, 2014, to provide skiers and snowboarders an opportunity to make a day of skiing or riding more meaningful by raising money and awareness for the American Cancer Society, the nation’s number one non-profit contributor of funds for cancer research. This year’s event is targeting 300 participants to raise $300,000 as well as to remember and honor those affected by cancer. The 2013 event at Breck raised $250,000.

Hope on the Slopes also allows teams and individuals to compete for fantastic prizes in two categories: dollars raised through fundraising and an Epic Mix Ski/Snowboarding Competition. Friends, family and colleagues are encouraged to form teams to make every run count towards the fight against cancer. Participants should register at Hope on the Slopes, where they will also be eligible for discounted lift tickets and equipment rentals.
 
The day’s festivities also include a closing ceremony and post-party at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Breckenridge.  Skiers and boarders of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate and support the cause to find a cure and fight back against cancer.
 
To get involved with the Hope on the Slopes event, please visit http://hopeontheslopes.net or contact Charlene Piercy, Executive Director with Hope on the Slopes at Charlene.piercy@cancer.org, (253) 312-8669.
 
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with more than a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery, and fighting back through public policy. As the nation’s largest nongovernmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, nearly 14 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
 
For more information about Hope on the Slopes, call 970.453.5000 or visit www.breckenridge.com
 
Stay Connected with Breck!
Visit Breckenridge.com for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details and the lowest priced lift tickets guaranteed. Stay connected all season long and learn more about Breckenridge Ski Resort at www.facebook.com/Breckenridge, watch official resort videos at www.YouTube.com/Breckenridge, and follow @Breckenridgemtnon Instagram and Twitter.
 

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About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
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; Canyons in Park City, Utah; 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)

Kristen Petitt Stewart

Senior Manager of Communications
Email: kpetitt@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970)453-3210
Charlene Piercy
Hope on the Slopes

Charlene.piercy@cancer.org
(253) 312-8669.
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