Vail Resorts and GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras, announced a partnership to provide exciting, unique videos for resort guests and online snow sports enthusiasts and greater opportunities for skiers and snowboarders at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood to capture and share their epic vacations using GoPro cameras.
During the 2012-2013 winter season, Vail Resorts guests and ski and snowboard enthusiasts can expect to see the unique GoPro perspective of epic snow conditions, skiing and riding the mountain, special events and behind-the-scenes happenings on the resorts’ social media channels and websites.
Furthermore, guests of Vail Mountain will also be able to watch videos shot exclusively with GoPro cameras on a special "GoPro Video Wall" at the base of the Eagle Bahn gondola in Lionshead. The video wall will feature nine, three-by-three-foot screens and run the GoPro ski and ride video footage to inspire guests as they board the gondola. All Vail Resorts guests can also look for special GoPro contests throughout the season and an opportunity to share their own best GoPro ski and ride footage.
"The Vail Resorts partnership with GoPro gives guests of our iconic, world-class resorts an even greater opportunity to visually share their mountain vacation experience of a lifetime with friends and families", said Kirsten Lynch executive vice-president and chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. "Vail Resorts is already a leader in the travel industry in social media engagement and we’re excited to work with GoPro to help us elevate our online video content and communicate the unparalleled experiences at our resorts to mountain enthusiasts around the world".
"Whether it's taking the first run on a bluebird morning at Vail or charging down the mountain bike trails at Northstar, Vail Resorts represent an amazing mix of beauty, action and adventure. There is no better way to capture these memorable experiences than with your GoPro camera", said Paul Crandell, vice president of marketing for GoPro. "We see how much our fans love Vail Resorts because they share their photos and videos with us on our GoPro Facebook page. We couldn't be more stoked to kick off this partnership and see what epic content will be created in the coming winter and summer seasons!".
GoPro will receive exclusive marketing and advertising rights as the "Official Camera of Vail Resorts" and its seven world-class resorts. GoPro also will be a key marketing partner of unique promotions and signature events of Vail Resorts, including Vail Snow Daze, Beaver Creek Talons Challenge, Spring Back to Vail, Breckenridge Spring Fever Festival and the Northstar Mountain Bike Series. Vail Resorts social media followers and online fans can expect to see first-hand, insider views of these events captured exclusively on GoPro cameras.
Vail Resorts is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. Vail Resorts operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and Heavenly, Northstar and now Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the GrandTeton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resorthotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estateplanning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly heldcompany traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
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