One Last Week to Get the Best Ski Deals in Colorado – the Colorado, Summit and Epic Passes

Broomfield, Colo. — Nov. 16, 2009 — Another fall storm hit Colorado this past weekend, much to the delight of skiers and snowboarders at Breckenridge and Keystone. The new snow will help Breckenridge and Keystone open more terrain by this weekend and is setting a wintry stage for Vail’s opening day on Friday, Nov. 20 and Beaver Creek’s Nov. 25 opening day.

The new snow is also serving as a reminder for skiers and snowboarders to buy their Vail Resorts season pass. “We’ve been getting phone calls and e-mails from eager Colorado skiers and snowboarders who didn’t buy their Colorado Pass before our Nov. 15 deadline,” said Heidi Kercher-Pratt, chief marketing officer for Vail Resorts. “With the new snow and the kickoff of the season at Breckenridge and Keystone and with Vail and Beaver Creek opening soon, we’re giving our loyal guests one more week to buy a Colorado Pass … or an Epic or Summit pass.”

Vail Resorts is extending the deadline on Colorado Pass sales through Sunday, Nov. 22. Now, all three passes – The Colorado, Summit and Epic passes – will be on sale through Sunday, Nov. 22 at the current pricing:

Colorado Pass: $459 Adult / $339 Teen / $219 Child: Offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin all season with an additional 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek.
Summit Pass: $399 Adult / $309 Teen / $199 Child: Offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin all season.
Epic Pass: $599 Adult / $299 Child: Offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing on 18,000 acres at six resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Arapahoe Basin all season.

Visit www.coloradopass.com or www.epicpass.com for more information or sales locations in Colorado. The Summit and Epic passes are available for purchase online. Online renewals are available for all three passes. To purchase a new Colorado Pass, please visit www.coloradopass.com for sales locations in Colorado.

The following products have also been extended for sale through Sunday, Nov. 22:

$139 Four Pack: Offering four days of skiing and riding at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin for only $139.
$225 Keystone Family Freedom Pack: Once you buy your Vail Resorts season pass, upgrade to the $225 Family Freedom pack and get four days of full-day lessons, free slopeside parking and lodging discounts. While supplies last. (www.coloradopass.com)
$225 Breckenridge Unlimited Lesson Pack: Once you buy your Vail Resorts season pass, add on with a $225 adult Unlimited Lesson pack for unlimited adult lessons at Breckenridge this season. Children’s unlimited lesson packs are available, as well. While supplies last. (www.coloradopass.com)

Visit www.snow.com for snow reports, lodging deals, event information and more all season long.

Other Best Bet for Early Season Deals
FREE LODGING with Three for Free Starting Nov. 1 when you book lodging at a RockResort property in Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge or Keystone receive “three for free”; a value that includes a free night of lodging, $50 resort gift card plus a free helmet cam to capture your experience on the slopes. Visit www.rockresorts.com.

FREE Ski Rentals with Lodging: The Free Skis & Boards package features lift tickets and a free ski and snowboard sports rental package per person for up to seven days at specific retail locations within Vail Resorts. For information and reservations, visit www.snow.com or call 800-404-3535.

50% OFF Holiday Lodging at Keystone: Book by Friday, Nov. 20 for a stay over the holidays (Dec. 19-26). Rooms from $101 a night at valid properties including hotels, as well as 1 and 2 bedroom condos. www.keystoneresort.com

FREE Skiing for 5th and 6th graders in Colorado through School of Shred: Vail Resorts is again offering free skiing to all Colorado 5th and 6th grade students with four unrestricted days of skiing (or snowboarding) at each of its Colorado resorts – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone – through The “School of Shred” program. The “School of Shred” pass can also be used for four free days at Arapahoe Basin this season. www.coloradopass.com for more information.