Spring Forward at Keystone Resort with Sunset Skiing and Riding

13 March 2009


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Kate Lessman Coble, 970.496.4107, kcoble@vailresorts.com
Katie Adamson, 970.496.4065, kadamson@vailresorts.com
Spring Forward at Keystone Resort with Sunset Skiing and Riding
Video and photos of sunset skiing at Keystone is available at http://videotransfer.vailresorts.com/keystone  Username: snow; Password: blizzard
KEYSTONE, Colo. – March. 13, 2009 – Thanks to daylight savings time, guests can take advantage of more daylight hours and enjoy more skiing time at Keystone Resort. Skiers and riders can ski into the sunset and under the lights Wednesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday until 6 p.m. Keystone will also offer expanded terrain during twilight skiing hours giving skiers and riders more trails to enjoy.
“The months of March and April are the best times to come and enjoy twilight and night skiing at Keystone,” said Doug Lovell, Vice President of Mountain Operations at Keystone Resort. “With the warmer weather and the longer daylight hours, skiers and riders can extend their day on the slopes and enjoy the views and spectacular Rocky Mountain sunsets at Keystone.”
Best Of Sunset Skiing at Keystone Resort
--Fresh corduroy: The Frenchman Trail on Dercum Mountain is groomed for night skiing.
--The scenery: Take in the beautiful views of the snow-capped peaks from atop Dercum Mountain.
--The new River Run Gondola: The new River Run Gondola operates for night skiing and whisks skiers and riders up in warm cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows in less than 12 minutes.
--A51 Terrain Park: Keystone boasts the best terrain park in Colorado according to Transworld Snowboarding Magazine. Come explore our world-class park into the night.  
--Apres ski at Parrot Eyes: Take a trip to Margaritaville and enjoy a great time with après ski specials.
Keystone is also offering great lodging deals for spring skiers and riders includinga one bedroom condo for $149 or a two bedroom condo for $189. This offer represents a 30 percent savings. For more information visit www.keystoneresort.com. Guests can also take advantage of the non-skiing activities at Keystone during the spring time as well including: 
Lift-Served Tubing at Adventure Point
One of Colorado's best tubing spots is at the summit of Dercum Mountain at Adventure Point.  With a good pitch and long runout, the park’s five tubing lanes deliver fast fun and entertainment for the entire family. Guests can also enjoy the highest elevated magic carpet lift in North America to whisk them back up the hill for more fun. Snow biking and slopecycle are also a part of the exhilarating times at Keystone's Adventure Point. Call 800.468.5004
Girls Rock Nordic Getaway Weekend, March 21-22
Keystone is offering a new Nordic getaway weekend just for women with guided snowshoe and cross country skiing treks, healthy meals, yoga classes and discounted spa treatments. Led by former Olympian Jana Hlavaty, the weekend is great way for women to get away from it all for a healthy and stress-free getaway. The cost is $204 per person and includes a night’s stay at the Keystone Lodge & Spa.
Blues & BBQ Festival, March 28
Here's a cure for your "end of the ski season blues": Mix in some sunshine with lip-smacking barbecue from Summit County’s award-winning chefs and live blues music to celebrate spring skiing in the Rockies at the Blues & BBQ festival in River Run Village. Vote on the best BBQ in Keystone with the new barbecue showdown competition. Plus, the brews, tunes and BBQ benefit the local Snake River Community Association, a nonprofit that promotes a vibrant community in the Keystone area with cultural programs, community events and community facilities.
Easter Fun at River Run, April 11
The River Run Events Plaza celebrates Easter with music, crafts, and an Easter egg hunt for children 2 to12 years old. Kids ages 13 and up can join in the Easter Raffle with adult–sized prizes. Bring your camera and take pictures with the Easter Bunny himself. Grab your Easter baskets and come to Keystone’s River Run for some Easter fun.
Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam, April 11
The Peanut Butter and Rail Jam is Volcom's free amateur snowboard contest series. The goal of the series is to give something back to the kids. Deviating from the established way snowboard contests are run, Volcom put their heads together and came up with a fresh format. Instead of having rails or features set up in a row, three rails are dug in side-by-each to create a single, large rail zone. The event is absolutely free, on a first come first serve basis, and boasts tons of free prizes and PB&J sandwiches! Also, everyone who enters walks away with a Volcom PBRJ shirt plus other goodies.
Visit www.keystoneresort.com for more information.



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Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading of mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski Resort 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 across the United States and the Caribbean. 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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