Vail, Beaver Creek, Breck, And Keystone Offer Buddy Pass.

VAIL, Colo. – Aug. 25, 1999 -Skiers and snowboarders can reap extraordinary savings this coming season through a variety of discounted pass programs at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone, Bruce W. Mainzer, senior vice president of sales and marketing, announced today.

“Our four resorts lead the industry in providing tremendous value in the skiing and snowboarding experience, and this season will be no different. We’ve made capital improvements at our four resorts totaling $60 million. Even so, we are still keeping skiing affordable by offering savings on everything from lift tickets to lodging,” explained Mainzer. “We have fine-tuned our popular pass programs and have added new ones to meet the needs of every skier and snowboarder.”

The Buddy Pass

Back by popular demand, the Buddy Pass offers unlimited skiing and snowboarding at Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin for $299 per person for a group of four adults. The group can also register up to three children per adult on the Buddy Pass (ages 5-12, proof of age required) for just $99 each. The Buddy Pass provides nine months of skiing and snowboarding, from October through June, and up to 12 hours a day with night skiing at Keystone.

New Buddy Passes will only be offered for groups of four people from Sept. 3-12 at select locations including Boulder Ski Deals, Colorado Ski and Golf (Aurora, Arvada and Littleton), Grand West Outfitters (Colorado Springs) and at the ticket/season pass offices at Keystone and Breckenridge. Skiers and snowboarders can also purchase the pass at one of two upcoming events: Sniagrab at Gart Sports in Denver, Sept. 3-6 and Sept. 11-12, or the Taste of Colorado in Denver’s Civic Center Park, Sept. 3-6.

Buddy Pass holders from the 1998-99 ski season can renew their passes individually at any of the outlets above, but they will probably find it much more convenient to renew by returning the renewal applications that are now in the mail, or by going on line at www.buddypass.com.

Buddy Pass holders can take advantage of savings on food and lodging at Keystone and Breckenridge. They also can link the credit card of their choice to the pass to automatically receive low Colorado Card lift ticket prices and enjoy the convenience of going directly to the lifts at Vail and Beaver Creek. Buddy Pass holders also have access to an exclusive, members-only Web site, www.buddypass.com, where they can check out everything from last-minute lodging deals to current snow conditions.

New 10- and 20-Day Passes at Vail and Beaver Creek New for this season, Vail Resorts also is launching a new 10- and 20-day pass valid at Vail and Beaver Creek.

“We have had many discussions with fans of Vail and Beaver Creek on the Front Range, Vail Valley skiers and snowboarders, merchants and community groups over the summer,” said Mainzer. “So, we have developed some innovative season pass options that give a Vail and Beaver Creek skier extraordinary skiing value.”

The new 10- and 20-day passes, offered only at Vail and Beaver Creek, provide significant savings to skiers and snowboarders. The 10-day pass for adults costs just $269 (equaling $26.90 per day), and the 20-day pass is $499 (equaling $24.95 per day). Limited restricted dates apply.

“On a per-day ticket price, this is a fantastic deal to ski Vail and Beaver Creek,” said Mainzer.

These passes can be purchased at all season pass sales locations in the Front Range, but only through Nov. 20. They also will be available through Nov. 20 at Vail and Beaver Creek ticket/season pass offices, which open Nov. 6.

Other Season Pass Program Values

Designed especially for the younger generation, the resorts’ young adult and teen passes make it easier for kids and students to have fun on the slopes. Both passes are valid at all five resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin. Some restricted dates apply at Vail and Beaver Creek. The young adult pass (ages 18-22) costs $499 and the teen pass (ages 13-17), $399, when purchased prior to Nov. 20.

After that date, the teen pass price increases to $499 and the young adult pass is no longer available. Proof of age is required for both pass purchases.

For those who want skiing and snowboarding at all five resorts, Vail Resorts offers either a value season or full season pass. The value season pass, priced at $1,149 per adult, is restricted Nov. 26-27 at Vail and Dec. 26-31 at both Vail and Beaver Creek. There are no restrictions at Breckenridge, Keystone, or Arapahoe Basin. The full season pass costs $1,449 per adult and provides unlimited access with no restrictions at any of the five resorts.

These five-resort passes can be purchased at a variety of locations. They will be available Sept. 3-12 at Boulder Ski Deals, Colorado Ski and Golf (Aurora, Arvada and Littleton), and Grand West Outfitters (Colorado Springs). They also will be available at Sniagrab at Gart Sports in Denver, Sept. 3-6 and Sept. 11-12, and at the Taste of Colorado in Denver’s Civic Center Park, Sept. 3-6, or they can be purchased at Keystone and Breckenridge ticket/season pass offices, which will be open Monday through Friday from Oct. 6 until the resorts’ opening day and daily after that, and at Vail and Beaver Creek ticket/season pass offices, which will be open daily beginning Nov. 6. Call 303-504-5870 for additional dates and locations.

An unrestricted adult season pass valid at Keystone, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin will be available for $349 from Sept. 3 to Oct. 3 only. This pass can be purchased at Buddy Pass sales locations, and at the resorts’ Front Range Colorado Card locations (REI stores; Colorado Ski and Golf stores in Aurora, Arvada and Littleton; Grand West Outfitters in Colorado Springs; and Boulder Ski Deals) each Friday, Saturday and Sunday during store hours.

Skiers and snowboarders check out the latest information on discounts and deals, snow conditions, events and more on Vail Resorts’ award-winning Web site, www.snow.com. This season, skiers and snowboarders will find additional on-mountain cameras at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone. To make lodging reservations, call (800) 404-3535 or book them on-line at www.snow.com.