October Snowstorm Pounds Colorado Ski Resorts – Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail and Beaver Creek


* Breckenridge received more than 30 inches of snow; Keystone, Vail and Beaver Creek received more than a foot.

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — An October snowstorm pounded Vail Resorts’ (NYSE:MTN) ski resorts in Summit and Eagle counties, dumping more than 30 inches of snow on the slopes at Breckenridge and more than a foot at Keystone (17 inches), Beaver Creek (16 inches) and Vail (13 inches).

Mother Nature blanketed the slopes last week with a dusting of snow. Temperatures have been dipping into the 20s at night, prompting Keystone to fire up their snow guns last week.

The new snow has skiers and snowboarders eagerly anticipating the start of the season. The following are tentative opening dates for the resorts:

Nov. 11 – Keystone and Breckenridge
Nov. 18 – Vail
Nov. 23 – Beaver Creek

To take advantage of early-season deals, check out the following deals or log onto vailresorts.com for more specials.

Breckenridge from $320 per person including lifts and lodging

Purchase three nights of lodging and three days of skiing at Breckenridge and get the fourth day and night free. This package is valid Sept. 23 – Dec. 17; Jan. 1 – Feb. 16; Feb. 21 – March 5; and April 5 – 24.

Keystone from $239 per person including lifts and lodging

Buy two nights and get the third free, plus get a three-day lift ticket and free activities like yoga classes, snowshoeing and more. This package is valid Jan. 2 – 13 and Jan. 17 – Feb. 17.

Vail from $413 per person including lifts and lodging

Buy three nights of lodging and three days of skiing and get your fourth night and day free. Valid Jan. 16 – Feb. 19.

Beaver Creek from $333 per person including lifts and lodging

Purchase four nights of lodging and a four-day lift ticket per person this winter at Beaver Creek for just $333 per person. Valid Jan. 2 – 18.

For more information, lodging packages, photos or event information, visit www.snow.com

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