Vail set to open on November 19

The 2010 - 2011 Colorado ski season has officially arrived! The eagerly anticipated first legitimate snowfall of the season occurred this past week and the mountains of the Vail Valley have been covered! Vail is scheduled to open on Friday, November 19...just in time for Thanksgiving week. Beaver Creek is scheduled to open on Wednesday, November 24. Ski racers from all over the world have recently arrived in Vail to begin training before the resorts officially open. The recent snowfall will provide ideal training conditions.

Vail has been ranked the #2 ski resort in North America, falling just behind Utah's Deer Valley Resort in the 2010 - 2011 SKI Magazine annual rankings. Beaver Creek came in at number 4 behind Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia. Vail and Beaver Creek continue to raise the bar as they make up some of the world's best skiing separated by a few short miles. Many exciting changes have occurred in Vail and Beaver Creek this season. Vail Resorts is making constant improvements to their skiing, lodging, dining and everything else that occurs in these top-notch ski towns.

The 2010 Audi Birds of Prey is scheduled for December 1 - 5. As the only men’s World Cup stop in the United States, the Audi Birds of Prey has evolved into one of the world’s premier ski events. Beaver Creek is home to the formidable Birds of Prey racecourse, challenging an international roster of top athletes for three days of racing including Downhill, Super G and Giant Slalom. A festival atmosphere surrounds the on-mountain venue which is easily accessible, free and open to the public.

Epic Mix: EpicMix is new for the 2010 - 2011 season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly, and a revolutionary technological advancement for the ski industry. With EpicMix, all your activity on the slopes is automatically captured and uploaded to your EpicMix dashboard. Now you can follow your days skied, track your vertical feet, see where you rode, earn EpicMix pins for your achievements, and collect points. But that’s not all. You can also connect with your social networks like Facebook and Twitter and share your stats, pins and points.

Continue to check the Ski Butlers Blog. Breckenridge updates next week!

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