Winter is Back as Breckenridge Opens for 2012/13 Season

09 November 2012
For Immediate Release             
                        
Winter is Back as Breckenridge Opens for 2012/13 Season
 
BROLL & Photo Alert:  Broadcast-quality video footage and photos of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s opening day are available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wcvr41spvmcas0g/PFtjG2Sf6b under the Breckenridge folder.
Please credit Vail Resorts.
 
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Nov. 9, 2012 —Winter Is Back as Breckenridge Ski Resort opened its 51st season today at 9 a.m., with Ullr, the mythical Norse God of Snow, joining guests on the first chair of the season.  Sunshine abounded under brilliant blue skies, which aren’t expected to last long, as the first major Colorado snowstorm of the season is expected to hit Breck starting tonight.
 
Enthusiastic guests gathered early at Peak 8 to celebrate, as Breck hosted an Opening Day party that included free giveaways of Veuve Cliquot champagne, free Ski Hill Grill signature cinnamon rolls to the first 2,000 guests, and a special dedication including releasing of doves to honor our nation’s veterans as part of Veterans Day Weekend. Skiers and riders are now hitting the slopes for a few runs, and participating in festivities all day, including free rides on the GoldRunner Coaster.
 
Breckenridge Ski Resort requires all skiers and riders to observe all posted signs and warnings. Closed trails may contain hazards due to limited natural snow coverage and snow making operations. Please keep off closed trails and out of closed areas for safety reasons.
 
Visit Breckenridge.com for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging deals, event details, the lowest lift ticket prices guaranteed, and more, or call (970) 453-5000. Stay connected all season long socially to the resort via www.facebook.com/Breckenridge or @breckenridgemtn on Twitter.
 
NEW AT BRECK
First Tracks - Dec. 19, 2012
Be a part of an exclusive, rare event at Breckenridge as we invite you to join us on the mountain a full hour before it is open to the public. Breck’s new First Tracks program is only available to those who book a three night minimum stay at an official Breckenridge Hospitality lodging property, including the night of Dec. 18, 2012. The first 250 people to book with get the exclusive chance to access the mountain a full hour before the public on 12/19/2012. Visit Breckenridge.com to book now!
 
Dew Tour Mountain Championships – Dec. 13-16, 2012
This year’s Dew Tour is a free, 4-day action sports and lifestyle festival in Breck, Dec. 13-16, 2012. This is the only mountain stop for the Dew Tour series and will expand into new sports and disciplines, featuring ski and snowboarding competitions with live music and the Dew Tour Experience where fans can enjoy athlete autograph signings, giveaways, games and more. www.allisports.com.
 
Starlight Dinners at 10 Mile Station
Now you can enjoy an on-mountain dining experience like never before at Breck with the winter Starlight Dinners. Guests will begin their night with a sleigh ride up to Breck’s TenMile Station on Peak 9 while enjoying hot cocoa to keep you warm. Experience an intimate four course dinner in the lodge while watching the snow fall outside. This is a fine dining experience, and families are welcome.  Starlight dinners will run Thurs-Saturdays, starting Dec. 20th. www.breckenridge.com
 
Epic Pass
Vail Resorts’ season pass line-up offers the best value in the industry for the 2012-13 winter season. There is really no comparison to what Vail Resorts’ season passes offer skiers and snowboarders. All passes include unlimited skiing and riding to multiple world-class resorts guests can ski or snowboard in one trip as well as take advantage of great discounts on lodging, dining and other activities. www.epicpass.com
 

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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 resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, 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

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Kristen Petitt Stewart

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