Heavenly to Open for Memorial Day Weekend

04 May 2015
Resort to Offer Sightseeing, Hiking and Dining
Looking forward to the summer season, Heavenly Mountain Resort will operate the Heavenly Gondola during Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday-Monday, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Heavenly will offer sightseeing via the scenic Gondola ride and the mid-station observation deck, with limited hiking trails and dining options at Tamarack Lodge, Café Blue and Heavenly Donuts.
“Memorial Day Weekend is the first look into what the summer season has in store,” said Pete Sonntag, vice president and chief operating officer of Heavenly. “The Heavenly Gondola and observation deck have stunning views of Lake Tahoe and exploring the upper mountain is an experience that is unique in the region. The opening of the Hot Shot Zip Line on June 12 will be the next exciting step in elevating this experience for our summer guests.”
Heavenly will open for full seven-day-a-week summer operations beginning Friday, June 12, 2015, with the debut of the resort’s new four line Hot Shot Zip Line as well as the Discovery Forest Ropes Course and Boulder Cove Ropes Course, which opened in summer 2014. The Blue Streak Zip Line, Black Bear Ropes Course and summer tubing will open full-time on June 26, 2015.
2015-2016 season passholders can take advantage of free access to the Heavenly Gondola during Memorial Day Weekend and throughout the remainder of the summer season. Passes are available for purchase at the Heavenly Gondola Guest Service Office and at skiheavenly.com/pass.

The Tahoe Local Pass™: The best way to access Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood seven days a week, plus five days in Colorado and Utah
It includes Saturday access at all three Tahoe resorts with limited holiday restrictions, all for $479. Pass holder tickets are available for purchase for 50 percent off during blackout dates at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. The Tahoe Local Pass pays for itself in fewer than four days.  New for the 2015-16 season, the Tahoe Local Pass now includes five days of non-holiday skiing and riding to Utah’s Park City, soon to be the U.S.’ largest ski resort, and Colorado’s Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin.
About Heavenly
High above the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort is one of the most unique mountain resorts on the planet. Combining 4,800 acres of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe with high-octane, non-stop nightlife, Heavenly offers a high-energy resort experience like no other. Visitors to Heavenly come prepared to go “all-in” because Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are still going strong after last call. Heavenly is a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc., the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. Visit www.skiheavenly.com or call 800-HEAVENLY to learn more.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. 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 consumer website is www.snow.com.


Sally Gunter

Senior Communications Manager
Email: sgunter@vailresorts.com
Phone: 9707543001
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