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2010-02-24 14:48:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced today it will release the Company's financial results for its fiscal 2010 second quarter ended January 31, 2010, and the Company's ski season to date metrics, prior to market open on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, followed by a conference call at 11:00am ET. Participants may listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging on to the Company website www.vailresorts.com and selecting...

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2010-02-17 13:55:00

Too many skiers, snowboarders and resorts are putting fashion before safety TORONTO, On -- While the world's best skiers and snowboarders at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games compete with helmets on, many other skiers and snowboarders are choosing to forego this important piece of safety equipment. In fact, many skiers and snowboarders place fashion before safety, according to a commentary by a St. Michael's Hospital neurosurgeon published in the Journal of the American Medical...

2010-02-08 08:01:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- iCrossing, a global digital marketing agency (http://news.icrossing.com) announced today the launch of destination Web sites for Vail Resorts' properties including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and Heavenly in California and Nevada. Last year, iCrossing launched www.snow.com, an entry point for all five of the Vail Resorts mountain resorts. The site won the OMMA Award for "Best Travel Web Site." Like snow.com, each...

2010-01-25 17:26:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- It was almost four years ago to this day that young Jessica Gregorie traveled from her home in San Francisco for a day of snowboarding with friends at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. She never returned. Instead, her father, Dr. Dan Gregorie, received a phone call telling him that his 24-year-old daughter was fatally injured. "The ski resort was well aware of the hazards that led to my daughter's death," said Dr. Gregorie. "Had there been basic...

2009-12-18 12:55:00

CLARKSTON, Mich., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding the importance of winter recreational activities, Governor Jennifer Granholm has issued a proclamation declaring January as "Discover Michigan Snowsports Month." The proclamation states in part, "Whereas, during the month of January, Michigan residents and visitors are encouraged to learn a new snowsport and take advantage of the sports that only a Michigan winter can provide." To make it easy and affordable to try skiing or...

2009-12-09 08:50:00

BEIJING, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- As China enters the depths of winter, travelers are making plans to visit the world renowned Harbin Ice & Snow Festival. The China Guide (http://www.TheChinaGuide.com ) is currently booking tours to Harbin which include hotel, festival sights and activities, train or flight tickets and the opportunity to ski at China's best mountain resort. Harbin Winter Festival activities will be under way as of December 20th, with the official opening ceremony...

2009-11-17 07:00:00

VAIL, Colo., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With the dollar stretched and the constant push and pull of vacation getaway offers advertised on every corner, Vail Gay Ski Week has done an end-run on the competition and exposed the biggest package in the Rockies for a winter vacation. Organizers of Vail Gay Ski Week 2010 announced today a one-of-a-kind offer for gay and lesbian skiers. When booking two or more nights accommodations through www.vailgayskiweek.com, at any of the hotel and condo...

2009-11-10 16:36:00

VAIL, Colo., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lindsey Vonn, the world's fastest female skier and Vail hometown hero, will celebrate opening day of Vail Mountain's 2009-2010 winter season on Friday, Nov. 20, by hosting a live and interactive online kids press conference: "Epic Kids - Live with Lindsey" from 5-6 p.m. MT (7-8 p.m. ET) at www.LindseyIsEpic.com/Live. For the past week, the two-time World Cup Overall ski champion has been training at her hometown mountain of Vail in...

2009-10-30 15:56:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that Doug Lovell has been promoted to chief operating officer and vice president of Keystone Resort, effective immediately. Lovell will oversee all operations for the resort and will report directly to Blaise Carrig, co-president of the Company's Mountain Division. "Doug brings more than 15 years of mountain operations and guest services experience from within our Company to Keystone. As...

2009-10-15 19:14:00

LONDON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to continued economic uncertainty, a weak pound, and the rise of airline fuel surcharges, the number of Britons taking skiing holidays has significantly fallen. In the season 2008/09 numbers fell to just over one million people, a 13% decrease on the previous season. The upshot of this is that some of the most popular ski resorts have cut the cost of ski equipment and lift passes in an attempt to get skiers on the slopes in the coming season....


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