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4th Annual 36 hours of Keyston

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado

KEYSTONE, COLORADO – Nov. 15 – While most resorts welcome winter by turning on the lifts by day, Keystone is kicking off its 2007 – 2008 season with a straight 36 hours of excitement. The 36 Hours of Keystone features 36 hours of skiing, riding, music, lodging deals, and the chance to win $3,600.

“The fourth annual 36 Hours of Keystone event is back and bigger than ever,” said Elizabeth Tobias, special events manager for Keystone Resort. “36 Hours is an amazing on- and off-mountain winter event that you truly have to come and experience to believe.”

Keystone plans to remain open for 36 consecutive hours starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30 and continuing until 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The festivities include 36 hours of live bands, a summit sunrise breakfast, KSMT radio live for 36 hours, skiing and riding all day and all night, and new this year, 36 hours of gaming fun with Activision’s Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

For those willing to test their mettle, Keystone will present a 36-hour team challenge for a fourth year. Teams of two to four skiers and snowboarders who complete one lap every hour for the entire 36-hour event are entered to win $3,600 in cash for first prize, $1,800 for second prize, and $900 for third prize. The cost to enter the 36 Hour Team Challenge is $265 per team, which includes a one-night stay in a one-bedroom condominium in River Run Village on Friday, Nov. 30. Teams must register on Keystone36.com. Lift tickets must be purchased separately (or season passes can be used). The number of teams will be limited and registration is available on first-come, first-served basis.

“Participate or just be a spectator,” said Laura Harris, special events coordinator. “Either way, this is one-event you won’t want to miss”.

Buses will be making stops on all lodging routes for the entire 36 hours. Free parking will be available in the Montezuma Lot. Pets and camping are not allowed and all guests must pass through a security checkpoint before entering the River Run Gondola area. A portion of the proceeds from 36 Hours of Keystone will benefit the Keystone Center.

For more information on the 36 Hours of Keystone, visit http://www.keystone36.com or call 800-468-5004.

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