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Vail Resorts

October 16, 2008 09:00 ET

Vail Resorts Announces Top Vacation Deals for 2008-2009

BROOMFIELD, COLORADO--(Marketwire - Oct. 16, 2008) -

Attention: Travel and Tourism Editors

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN), operator of the five world-class mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone in Colorado and Heavenly in California and Nevada, is working hard to make it easier for guests to take their ski and snowboard vacation this winter.

Here's our list of the top four ways to save on nearly every aspect of a ski and ride vacation this season with Vail Resorts.

1. Epic Season Pass

A full season of unlimited and unrestricted skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Arapahoe Basin for only $579 for adults and $279 for children ages 5-12. The Epic Season Pass must be purchased by Nov. 15, 2008. Get yours today at www.snowusa.com.

2. Unlimited Ski and Snowboard Rental Pass

If you'd rather leave your equipment at home, then be sure to check out the new Unlimited Equipment Rental Passes at all five resorts this winter. The Rentskis Unlimited Rental Pass provides you with unlimited ski and snowboard rentals all season long at any Vail Sports, Beaver Creek Sports, Breckenridge Sports, Keystone Sports or Heavenly Sports locations for as little as $359. Guests can take the equipment out for a maximum of seven days at a time, with no black out dates.

Reserve your equipment online at www.snowusa.com.

3. Baggage Bailout

To help offset added airline fees, Vail Resorts is offering a "Baggage Bailout" for skiers and snowboarders staying at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone or Heavenly this winter. Guests will receive a $50 credit when they book at least a 4-day, 4-night ski or snowboard vacation by Dec. 1 for travel this ski season through April 20, 2009.

To qualify for a "Baggage Bailout," guests must book four or more nights of lodging at any lodging property at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone or Heavenly and buy at least four days of adult lift tickets.

Guests who have already purchased Vail Resorts' Epic Season Pass are qualified for the "Baggage Bailout," as long as they purchase at least four nights of lodging. Children may also receive a $25 baggage credit, if at least four days of children's lift tickets are purchased. The "Baggage Bailout" credit is based on occupancy limits of two people per room. Other restrictions apply.

The "Baggage Bailout" credit is available to guests, even if they are not traveling with bags or are flying on an airline that is not charging baggage fees. International visitors who wish to take advantage of the "Baggage Bailout" should contact their preferred travel partner or visit www.snowusa.com.

4. Holidays On Us

From a thrilling ski getaway to a relaxing beach escape in the sun and sand, discover the most cherished places to play this winter for less. Get a free night of lodging on the six most popular American holidays this winter season when you purchase four consecutive holiday nights of lodging. That's a 20% savings during the most popular times in the most popular places to stay this winter. To qualify, reservations must be booked by Dec. 15, 2008, and guests must stay five consecutive nights arriving on one of the following dates:

- Thanksgiving: 11/23/08 - 11/27/08

- Christmas Day: 12/21/08 - 12/22/08 (for The Pines Lodge and The Osprey at Beaver Creek only: 12/21/08 - 12/25/08)

- New Year's Day: 12/31 - 1/1 (for The Pines Lodge and The Osprey at Beaver Creek only: 12/28/08 - 1/1/09)

- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: 1/15/09 - 1/19/09

- President's Day: 2/12/09 - 2/16/09

- Easter: 4/8/09 - 4/12/09

The promotion is valid at Vail Resorts' managed condominiums, townhouses and other properties at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone, as well as the Company's RockResort properties, including the Snake River Lodge and Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Hotel Jerome in Aspen; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa in New Mexico; and the beachside resort of The Landings St. Lucia in the West Indies, among others. For a complete listing of participating properties, visit www.holidaysonus.com The package is restricted Dec. 27-30, 2008 unless otherwise noted.

Book your Vail Resorts winter vacation today at www.snowusa.com. Less than a month to fresh tracks! Keystone and Breckenridge open for the 2008-2009 season on Nov. 7! Vail opens Nov. 21, Heavenly opens Nov. 23 and Beaver Creek opens on Nov. 26.

For more information or to book your vacation please visit www.snowusa.com.

About Vail Resorts

Vail Resorts, Inc. is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties at the Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski 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 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 consumer website is www.snowusa.com.

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