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Colorado: Storm of the Century brings over 70cm of fresh snow!

Vicky February 4th, 2014

Ski resorts in Colorado, USA have just witnessed one of the biggest storms in many years in what has been dubbed the ‘Storm of the Century’. There were accumulations of over 60cm of snow in 48 hours in Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Vail and Keystone! These are the largest snowfalls since the 2000-2001 winter season and totals for the 48 hour period to the 31st January were:

  • Vail: 66cm with 5,289 acres of skiable terrain accessible by 31 lifts.
  • Beaver Creek: 71cm with 1,832 acres of skiable terrain accessible by 24 lifts.
  • Breckenridge: 81cm with 2,907 acres of skiable terrain accessible by 35 lifts.
  • Keystone: 68cm with 3,058 acres of skiable terrain accessible by 19 lifts.

The only way to do justice to this amazing news (save for booking a flight and getting out there to experience it for yourself!) is to marvel at some awesome photos from the last few days:

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Ski and Snowboard Show 2013 – London 1st-3rd November

Vicky October 28th, 2013

Gareth and Andy are heading to the Ski and Snowboard Show 2013 at Earls Court 2 in London this week. They’ll be working alongside Whistler on Friday 1st November and will be on the Vail Resorts stand on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November.

Pop along to say hello and learn all about the 2 new lifts opening at Whistler this winter, discover what Peak 6 means for Breckenridge in 13/14, find out all about the very best discounts on offer or simply get some ideas for your holiday to WhistlerBreckenridgeVailBeaver CreekKeystone, CanyonsHeavenly or Northstar. What’s more, benefit from exclusive prices on Epic Passes!

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Epic skiing, Epic value

The Team May 17th, 2012

Vail Resorts, who own Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, as well as Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in California, are currently offering their guaranteed best pricing on their various lift pass products, including the Epic Pass, for winter 2012-13. The passes offer exceptional value for money at eight of North America’s top resorts.

The Epic Pass

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An Epic adventure…

Karen December 19th, 2011

Superlatives can be overused in the ski industry.  We are sometimes guilty of bigging-up things as ‘awesome!’ or ‘fantastic!’ and that means that when you need a really big impact word – well… where do you go?!  So with this in mind I headed out to Colorado to check out some of the Vail Resorts family and see if their ‘Epic’ tag rang true…I wasn’t disappointed.

The Vail resorts portfolio includes Vail, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Keystone and the Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, as well as Heavenly and Northstar in California.  Each resort has its own character so there’s no ‘production line’ feel to things but the Vail Resorts brand does assure the guest of consistently high levels of customer service and excellent on-mountain facilities.  Their Rock Resorts hotel brand maintains these standards off the slopes too. Read the rest of this entry »