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Colorado Gets Hit Again

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Sept. 23, 2006

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (Vail Resorts Press Release)—The second snowstorm to hit the Colorado High Country dumped more snow on Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone. With more than five inches falling overnight in Breckenridge, the total snowfall for the past 72 hours is more 27 inches at mid-mountain. Vail and Beaver Creek also received more snow in the 24 hours, bringing the both resort’s total to more than two feet. Not to be outdone, Keystone is also reporting four inches of new snow, with 18 inches falling in the past 72 hours.

This storm cycle has packed a punch, with more than two feet of snow covering Breckenridge’s 150 acres of new high-alpine terrain, SnowWhite, Beaver Creek’s new Stone Creek Chutes and Keystone’s new Independence Bowl, as well as Vail’s legendary Back Bowls.

Snowmaking is set to begin in mid-October for Breckenridge and Keystone with Vail and Beaver Creek firing up their snowmaking guns on Nov. 1. This early snowfall has resort officials excited for opening day on Nov. 10 for Breckenridge and Keystone, Nov. 17 for Vail, and Nov. 22 for Beaver Creek.