March Snow Roars in Like a Lion to Colorado Ski Resorts

15 March 2016
  • Keystone Ski Resort receives 14 inches of snow in 24 hours with more on the way!
  • Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge all receive 9-plus inches from the same spring storm.
Keystone, COLO. – March 15, 2016 – Spring Breakers are rejoicing at Keystone Resort today as they awoke to  the most reported snow in Colorado, receiving 14 inches of powder from a powerful winter storm moving across the western United States; also dropping 10 inches of freshies at Beaver Creek, and nine inches at Vail and Breckenridge.
 
Keystone’s Snow Stake Cam at 5 a.m. Tuesday Morning
 Keystone’s Snow Stake Cam at 5 a.m. Tuesday Morning 

And the snow isn’t slowing down!  Another round of heavy snow is expected Tuesday and forecasted to add an additional 5-10 inches of snow accumulations to today’s totals. Bottom line for skiers and riders: March snow is delivering the pow as expected!
 
Fresh Snow – Photos and B-Roll:
To download images and B-roll of fresh snow in Colorado, click here

EpicDay Lift Tickets – Save up to 20 Percent
Skiers who have yet to become Epic Pass holders enjoy lift ticket savings of up to 20 percent this spring with EpicDay Lift Tickets. When purchased in advance, lift tickets can be picked up at a designated EpicDay Express Ticket Pick-Up lane at each resort. Once the ticket is issued, guests can retain and re-load it online with additional days – skipping a return trip to the ticket window.

Signature Spring Skiing Events around Colorado
March is typically one of the snowiest months during the ski season in Colorado. With most resorts receiving two feet of snow for the month already, it is the perfect time to visit for spring skiing and events. Here is a look at what’s going on at some of Colorado’s most loved ski areas:
 
Keystone Spring Kidtopia, March 10-April 10, 2016
Keystone’s free daily Kidtopia programming is available every single day, including a daily cookie time, giant snowball launch, village parade and fireworks. Kidtopia events are free of charge for all participants, and provides added value to the family mountain experience.

Beaver Creek Loves Teens Too, March 15-31, 2016
The mountain is all the entertainment teens needs during the day, but what happens when the sun goes down? Beaver Creek offers Beaver Creek Loves Teens too (or BC<3T2) evening programming for teens only. Designed for ages 13-17, the BC<3T2 programs entertain and engage young adults in all things Beaver Creek indoor and outdoor fun. 

Breckenridge Spring Fever, March 18-April 24, 2016
Breck Spring Fever is the biggest party in the Rocky Mountains. Featured headliners throughout the Bud Light Concert Series include Michael Franti & Spearhead, Lucas Nelson & Promise of the Real; parties, competitions (such as the GoPro Big Mountain Challenge) make for a Breck month not to miss.

Spring Back to Vail, April 8-10, 2016
Spring Back to Vail, the annual spring bash celebrating the close of the winter season, returns to Vail for its 13th year. Enjoy a jam-packed weekend of action including the World Pond Skimming Championships, a free concert headlined by The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, sponsor Expo Village, après parties, giveaways, and much more. End the season in style with some serious fun under the sun at Spring Back to Vail.
 
Be ready in 2016-2017 with the Epic Pass
Skiers can already begin to plan for 2016-2017 – including those serendipitous powder days. The Epic Pass returns for the 2016-2017 season, again leading the industry in value. Available for just $809 for adults, purchasing now locks in savings of up to 35 percent versus individual lift tickets. Purchasing in the spring unlocks Buddy Tickets – providing six friends or family members with discounted single day lift tickets. With just one pass, guests are ready to explore more than 32,000 acres of terrain across 13 world-class resorts in the U.S. and abroad – including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. Each resort delivers a unique experience, iconic institutions, and impeccable service.  Please visit EpicPass.com to purchase the Epic Pass or to learn about all Epic Pass options, such as Epic 7-Day, Epic 4-Day  and Epic Local passes.
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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 three 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, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. 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, Wyoming. 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.


 

Contact(s)

Russell Carlton

Email: rcarlton@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970.496.4065

Sara Lococo

Keystone Communications Manager
Email: slococo@vailresorts.com
Phone: (970) 496-1493
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