Vail Extends Season Pass Deadline

Comments by Dave Amirault/

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Nov. 12, 2007 –Today, Vail Resorts announced it’ll extend sales of its popular ski and snowboard season passes – The Colorado Pass™, The Summit Pass™ and the new Colorado Pass PLUS™ – through this Sunday, Nov. 18.

With the Keystone and Breckenridge slopes already open and Vail set to open this Friday followed by Beaver Creek’s opening on Nov. 21, Vail Resorts is extending pass sales to allow Colorado skiers and snowboarders one last chance to get one of the industry’s best skiing and snowboarding values.

The Summit Pass™
The Summit Pass™ (formerly known as The Buddy Pass™) provides unlimited lift access at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, the most skiing and snowboarding in Summit County, with no date restrictions, at $409 for adults, $319 for teens and $209 for children.

The Colorado Pass™
For just $40 more for adults ($20 more for teens and $10 more for children 5-12), the Colorado Pass provides the benefits of the Summit Pass plus ten days at Vail and Beaver Creek (Vail and Beaver Creek days are restricted Nov. 23-24, Dec. 27-31, 2007 and Feb. 16-17, 2008).

The Colorado Pass PLUS™
New for 2007-2008, The Colorado Pass PLUS™ features the benefits of the Colorado Pass, but six of the Vail and Beaver Creek days are completely unrestricted and may be used any day all season long. Restrictions apply only to the remaining four days. The Colorado Pass Plus is priced at $549 for adults, $409 for teens and $289 for children.

Additional Pass Benefits:
The Summit Pass™, the Colorado Pass™ and the Colorado Pass PLUS™ also entitle passholders to:
-Half-price lift tickets at Heavenly Mountain Resort, the highest-rated resort at Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.
-Six Ski With A Friend tickets, available at a discounted daily rate
-Free Summer 2008 lift access at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone
-Exclusive offers and last minute deals on lodging, packages and more
-SKI Magazine one-year subscription with The Colorado Pass™ and Colorado Pass Plus only (refund available, restrictions apply)

Vail Resorts is also offering the Keystone/Arapahoe Basin Four Pack, military season passes and Learn-to-Ski and –Ride Passes. All passes will be on sale through Nov. 18 at numerous Front Range locations and for online renewals.

Keystone/Arapahoe Basin Four Packs
The Four Pack returns for Keystone and A-Basin and provides four days of skiing for $149 (restricted on Nov. 23-24, Dec. 27-31, 2007 and Jan. 19-20, Feb. 16-17 and March 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2008). Four Packs are non-transferable and must be purchased in person at Front Range locations only.

Breckenridge and Keystone Learn-to-Ski (or Snowboard) Pass
For $389, first-time skiers or snowboarders will receive three beginner ski or snowboard lessons from Keystone or Breckenridge’s top-notch instructors, plus get the equipment rentals and the lift tickets. Once they ‘graduate’ from their three lessons, skiers (or snowboarders) will receive a graduation season pass valid at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin.

Vail Resorts season passes will only be available at these prices through Sunday, Nov. 18. Pass renewals are available at coloradopass.com and new passes are on sale daily through Sunday at Boulder Ski Deals (Boulder) and Colorado Ski and Golf (Aurora, Arvada, Colorado Springs and Littleton) and then Friday through Sunday at REI (Denver Flagship, Fort Collins, Lakewood, Englewood, Boulder and Colorado Springs) and Breeze Ski Rentals in Lakewood, Flatiron Crossing Mall and Park Meadows Shopping Center. For more information on Vail Resorts season passes, dates, locations and more, visit www.coloradopass.com or call (888) 215-3867.

Vail Resorts is also offering some tips to help Colorado skiers and snowboarders get ready for their 2007-2008 ski and snowboard season.

Tune up your equipment. Ski and snowboard shops like Colorado Ski and Golf, Boulder Ski Deals and Breeze Ski Rentals are offering great deals right now on ski and snowboard tunes and/or new gear. Spruce up your look on the slopes with new gloves, hats, goggles and base layers at your local ski and snowboard shop. Check out hot items like ‘park gloves’ for early and late season riding or the latest styles in knit hats.
Get yourself tuned up with stretches, a ski conditioning class at your local gym or a yoga class to improve your flexibility. Pilates is also a great way to strengthen your core muscles.

Find a buddy or two (or more) and arrange your mountain carpool for the winter. Visit skicarpool.com to find a friend and start planning your mountain getaways all season long.
Buy your pass. This is the last chance to get one of the best values in the skiing and snowboarding industry – a $449 Colorado Pass or the $389 Learn-to-Ski or –Ride pass at Keystone and Breckenridge.


About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc. 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 in California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States. 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 website is www.vailresorts.com.