Keystone Offers New Liberty Pass


KEYSTONE, Colo. Sept. 29, 2004 - To say thanks to the men and women of the U.S. armed forces, Keystone Resort is again offering a discounted season pass for unlimited skiing and snowboarding. The $99 Liberty Pass will be offered for the second consecutive year to all active U.S. military and will be valid for skiing and snowboarding at Keystone Resort through the 2004-2005 season. Children 12 and under are eligible for a $69 Liberty Pass.

"This is the least we can do to support our troops," said RogerMcCarthy, chief operating officer for Keystone Resort and BreckenridgeSki Resort. "Personally, skiing is my favorite way to relax and enjoytime with my family. I couldn't think of a better way for our Keystonefamily to reach out to the men and women of the armed forces and totheir families. This is an opportunity to give them an affordable way to enjoy the serenity and beauty of Keystone's mountains."

Active duty and reserve military personnel and active National Guardneed to present their military-issued identification cards at the Keystone Resort season pass office to purchase the Liberty Pass. Passescan also be purchased at the Airforce Academy, Buckley AFB, PetersonAFB, Schriever AFB, F.E. Warren AFB and Fort Carson. Immediate familymembers of military personnel are also eligible for this program. Thepass is good for unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Keystone from thedate of purchase through Keystone's closing date, tentatively set forApril 10, 2005.

According to McCarthy, the Liberty Pass is part of Keystone's continued commitment to supporting our troops. Keystone Resort has partnered with the U.S. military to create Rocky Mountain Blue, a program offering discounts on lodging, activities, dining, and lift tickets to men and women serving our country in all branches of the military and Department of Defense employees. The program was recently awarded the "Best in the Air Force," beating out 265 other service programs in the military.

Last season, returning troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan weretreated to some R&R by Vail Resorts with "Operation FreedomLodging," a program that offered 2,000 complimentary room nights toservice men and women at its owned and operated hotels in Keystone andBreckenridge resorts.

Since November 2001, Keystone Resort has been a preferred provider ofrecreation for the U.S. military through the Rocky Mountain Bluestrategic alliance. Keystone and the U.S. Air Force entered thelong-term partnership to provide affordable year-round resort vacationsin Colorado's Rocky Mountains to the military community.

For more information about the Keystone Liberty Pass or the RockyMountain Blue program, call 800-322-9498 or Keystone's season passoffice in River Run Village is open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesday,Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Beginning Nov. 1, the pass office will be open every weekday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.