KEYSTONE, Colo. — May 28, 2012 — In celebration of longer days, warmer temperatures and outdoor activities, Keystone Resort has a summer season of entertainment, excitement and adventure on tap, beginning with Opening Weekend, June 15-17. Guests will enjoy the seasonal opening of activities including the Keystone Bike Park, scenic lift rides and the family-friendly Adventure Park, as well as a weekend schedule of events and entertainment including live music in River Run Village, a children’s Strider Cup balance bike competition, a BMX showcase and the debut of the new Keystone Bike Park pump track. Setting the tone for a summer season that will be filled with animated events, exciting competitions and plenty of outdoor recreation, Keystone’s Opening Weekend is the perfect sampling of summer fun in the High Country.
For those with a competitive swing, the Keystone “We’re Open Open” will be held Sunday, June 17 at the Keystone Ranch Course. This fun-filled day of good natured competition will include $3000 in prizes plus the chance to have an engraved spot on the coveted We’re Open Open trophy. Reservations are required by Friday, June 15, entry fee is $130 per person and play begins at 9am on Sunday, June 17.
- Pump Track Park—a newly designed mountain bike park that will include rollers, banks and features for youngsters and beginners that wish to practice their skills before hitting the mountain. The park will also offer two small single track loops in the surrounding wooded area, giving newcomers to the sport the chance to learn and improve basic skills that will translate to the more challenging downhill terrain offered in Keystone’s Mountain Bike Park. Located in the former Gold Bug parking lot, the park offers easy access to and from both the River Run Gondola and Village areas. All features are free and will be open daily beginning June 15.
- Keystone Ascent Series—an uphill race against the clock, riders will compete to nab the fastest time and a cash reward. Race one or all three of the series races for a chance at the overall title. Dates: Friday, June 15 (Ascent #1). Friday, July 20 (Ascent #2). Friday, August 17 (Ascent #3). Race start-time: 5:30pm at the base of River Run trail/Summit X lift. Check-In: Gondola Plaza, 3pm-5pm. Minimum age is 14. Cash prizes for top three men and women for each event as well as series overall. Entry-fee: $15/race or $38.25 for series (no bike load ticket necessary). For online registration: www.bikekeystone.eventbrite.com
- Keystone Enduro Series—a downhill mountain bike race that allows competitors to choose their own route and compete against the clock and the pack. Participants will begin at the top of Dercum Mountain in a mass start before tackling their chosen line in hopes of being the fastest to the bottom. Individual event and series overall prizes offered to the top three men and women. Dates: Thursday, June 21 (Enduro #1). Thursday, July 19 (Enduro #2). Thursday, August 16 (Enduro #3). Race start-time: 6pm at the top of Dercum Mountain (top of the River Run Gondola/Summit X lift). Check-In: Gondola Plaza, 3:30pm-5:30pm. Minimum age is 14. Entry-fee: $15/race or $38.25 for series. Bike-Haul Ticket required for all competitors: $16 for a single haul ticket or $20 for an all-day haul ticket. For online registration: www.bikekeystone.eventbrite.com
- Time For Nine—perfect for those days when you just can’t fit in a whole round of golf, Keystone’s two championship courses, The Ranch Course and The River Course, offer affordable rates for nine holes of play. Offered daily with same-day tee times prior to 2pm, Time for Nine is a great way to enjoy some time on the greens without taking up the whole day. Call 800-464-3494 for pricing and availability.
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, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar California 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 property and 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.