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Vail Resorts introduces "Epic Summer’

Daily staff report
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Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado “-Vail Resorts Wednesday announced a new all-inclusive summer family vacation in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, “Epic Summer, A Colorado Family Adventure.”

Vail Resorts is combining the best of its Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek mountain resorts in Colorado with classic Rocky Mountain summer adventures for locally guided, all-inclusive family vacation experiences in four- and seven-day itineraries. Vail Resorts will begin taking reservations for the Epic Summer trips on April 1.

“In these challenging times, we’re seeing a return to the basics of a classic family vacation with ‘luxury’ now defined as companies providing a good value and people spending quality time with friends and loved ones. Our ‘Epic Summer’ vacation will have the best that Colorado’s Rocky Mountains have to offer with everything included at one very attractive price,” said Rob Katz, chief executive officer of Vail Resorts.



On the six-night, seven-day itinerary, families will experience all of the following included activities:

– A ttrip to world-renowned Rocky Mountain National Park.



– Whitewater rafting down a scenic Colorado river.

– Horseback riding through groves of aspens, pines and fields dotted by wildflowers on Beaver Creek Mountain.

–Gondola ride to the summits of Vail and Keystone mountains, followed by family-friendly naturalist hikes and mountaintop picnics.



– Historical walking tour through the old Victorian mining town of Breckenridge, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

–Ggold mine tour and hands-on gold panning.

–Wild West cowboy campfire dinner, complete with wagon rides and storytelling.

Families looking for a weekend escape can enjoy an abbreviated version of the seven-day guided trip featuring white water rafting, a scenic gondola ride to an easy guided hike and mountaintop picnic, horseback riding and time for shopping in the towns of Vail and Breckenridge.

The Epic Summer trips run from June 26, 2009 through Sept. 6, 2009.

The six-night, seven-day all-inclusive package is priced at $1,195 for adults and $895 for children (ages 12 and under). It begins on Sunday evenings with a welcome reception and dinner in Keystone Resort and ends after breakfast on Saturdays.

The three-night, four-day package is $695 for adults and $545 for children (ages 12 and under). It begins on Thursday evenings with a welcome reception and dinner in Keystone Resort and ends after breakfast on Sundays.

For more information and reservations, call 888-538-EPIC (3742) or visit http://www.epicsummer.com. Vail Resorts will begin taking reservations for the Epic Summer trips on April 1, 2009.


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