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A scenic view of Blue Sky Basin at Vail. Photo by: Jack Affleck

Opening days

Nov. 7 Breckenridge and Keystone

Nov. 21 Vail and Heavenly

Nov. 26 Beaver Creek

What’s new and newsworthy for the 2008-2009 season

EPIC deals:

* The most Epic deal in the industry. At $579, Vail Resorts is offering for the first-time an unlimited, ski-as-much-as-you-want, no-black-out-dates season pass valid all season at six resorts (so, pay for six days and get the rest of the season for free).

* Rental pass. A new unlimited ski (or snowboard) rental pass reduces the hassle factor, eliminates luggage fees and gives you a season-long quiver of the latest and greatest high-tech skis or snowboards for $359 (premium package is about $100 more).

* Holidays Free. Your Holidays are on Us with a new deal that offers a free night of lodging on the six most popular holidays (Christmas, New Year’s, etc) when you purchase four holiday nights at our RockResorts from the Rockies to the beaches of St. Lucia.

What’s new:



: A new SKImmersion program that treats and trains you like an Olympic skier on and off the slopes. Plus, enjoy the results of Vail’s extreme makeover and enhanced service.


Beaver Creek

: A new children’s ski and snowboard school center, The Ranch, with a high-tech food ordering system and a children’s gondola. Plus, the debut of a new RockResort called The Osprey.



: A new base area at Peak 7 featuring a new restaurant, high-end lodging at Crystal Peak Lodge, a new ski school, ticket sales and ski rentals.



: A new eight-passenger gondola that will now originate in the village and features a new mid-station.



: New trails and a new 3,300-foot-long zip line (the longest zip line in the continental U.S.).

What’s newsworthy:

* World Saver. Today, Vail Resorts was honored as one of the environmental leaders in the travel industry with a World Savers award from Conde Nast Traveler. Let us know if you’re interested in our sustainable cuisine programs, our environmental education programs, green weddings or our other programs (like Vail’s solar pilot project, Keystone’s composting program, green building and more).

* Girl power. Women’s-only programs continue to increase in popularity. Check out Keystone’s Betty Fest, Vail’s Her Turn and Breckenridge’s park and pipe program with Roxy.

* Green weddings. Saying “I Do” at our RockResorts from the beaches to the Rockies.

* Freebies and added value. Skiers and snowboarders looking to save on their next trip to the slopes can find some great deals like free skiing on day of arrival with your airline boarding pass, Keystone’s Adventure Passport for free activities, Beaver Creek’s free postcards and cookies, free concerts at Breck and more (also check out the Holidays on Us package, the Epic Season Pass and more deals online)

* January Learn-to-Ski or –Snowboard Month. We’re offering the best way to learn your first turns at our resorts.


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Vail Resorts Announces EpicMix

On Monday, Vail Resorts announced a location-based mobile and web app, called Epic Mix. The company's Interactive Director, Mike Slone, sat down with us to discuss check-ins, pins, and where digital experience collides with a typical ski day.

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