Heavenly Opening Day B-Roll Media Alert

21 November 2009


WHO:              Heavenly Mountain Resort
WHAT:            Lake Tahoe’s premiere destination resort kicks-off the winter season in Lake Tahoe.
WHERE:         Heavenly Mountain Resort, South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.
WHEN:            Saturday, November 21, 2009
SUMMARY:    Heavenly Mountain Resort opened today for the 2009-10 winter season, kicking off the winter snowsports season in Lake Tahoe with 6-10” of new snow. Heavenly will operate for skiing and riding, weekends from 8:30 am to 4 pm, and weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm; Gondola sightseeing and on-mountain dining are also open.
                        Heavenly’s signature one-mile long cruiser, Orion’s run is open; as well as California Trail. Access is via the Heavenly Gondola, Tamarack Express and Dipper Express. The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard School is open and offering lessons through the Gondola location only. Heavenly season passes are on sale now for $369 at www.skiheavenly.com, refer-a-friend who purchases a Heavenly season pass and receive $20 in mountain money; the Epic season pass (unlimited skiing or riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly) is on sale for $599 at www.epicpass.com, through November 22.
                        For more information, please call (775) 586-4461 or go to www.skiheavenly.com.
Footage shot on November 21, 2009 will be available at www.me.com; log in - vail.resorts; password - VailResorts (case sensitive). Interested media need only to log-in with the provided password to receive immediate access to free, broadcast-quality video that can be downloaded directly in a very short amount of time. Help is available anytime by phoning Aimi Xistra-Rich at 530-314-9285.
Recommended shots:
  • Gondola_People – Skiers and snowboarders excitedly await the opening of Heavenly – TRT: 22 seconds
  • Gondola_Village – Gondola going up Heavenly; Heavenly Village shots – TRT: 23 seconds
  • Ski_Bytes – Excited people talking about conditions – TRT: 21
  • Ski_Establishers – Wide angle shots of skiing and snowboarding with Lake Tahoe – TRT: 25
  • Ski_GroupAction - Multiple shots of groups of skiers and snowboarders– TRT: 26 seconds
  • Ski_SingleAction – Shots of single skiers and snowboarders– TRT: 22 seconds
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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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