Snow Continues to Blanket Heavenly and Lake Tahoe

27 February 2010

Heavenly Mountain Resort, Calif./Nev. – February 27, 2010 – Visitors to Lake Tahoe’s largest destination, Heavenly Mountain Resort (www.skiheavenly.com), woke up to 15 to 18 inches of new snow that had fallen overnight. Combined with the 12 to 17 inches that fell earlier in the week, skiers and snowboarders are destined for spectacular conditions the rest of the season. 

“This massive series of storms to hit Heavenly to close February have really set the resort up for fantastic skiing and riding conditions in March and all the way into April,” said John Wagnon, Heavenly’s vice-president of Marketing and Sales. “We’re looking at a spring full of snow, bluebird days, big events and, of course, wild Nevada nights – everything you’ve come to expect from Heavenly and South Lake Tahoe.”

With nearly four feet of new snow in the past seven days, it’s the ideal time to take advantage of one of Heavenly’s most unique characteristics – some of the best tree skiing on the planet. From the rolling powder stashes in Powderbowl Woods and Galaxy Glades, to the steep and deep of Nevada Woods and Mott and Killebrew Canyons, Heavenly has glades in spades, hiding fresh snow even days after a storm.

The best way to find Heavenly’s hidden stashes is to go to www.tahoestash.com. It’s the insider’s guide to all the sweet lines at Heavenly. And once you know where the lines are, join The Adventure Sessions to learn how to ski them. For $119, advanced skiers and snowboarders can spend a day sharing a top guide with an intimate group, allowing quick access to the best terrain and conditions on the mountain. Guests will be teamed with like-minded, similarly-skilled ski/ride enthusiasts who want to get the most out of their day, going places that they might not go themselves. Not only will participants receive lunch and preferential lift line access, but they'll pick up tips and technical information along the way. 

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B-roll and Photo Alert
Photos are available and attached to this e-mail. Both were taken on this morning on Heavenly’s Nevada side. Broadcast-quality video will be available at 3pm PST.

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, Heavenly Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and the consumer website is www.snow.com.

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