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The Peaks Resort & Spa in Telluride hosts the VISA U.S. World Cup

World Cup in Telluride Dec. 15-18, 2010

December 20, 2010 (Telluride, CO) – The Visa U.S. Snowboard Cross World Cup returns to Telluride this December 15-18, 2010, and the Peaks Resort & Spa is hosting media, athletes and guests throughout the week for this great event.

The newly opened Great Room and Palmyra Decks host nightly après ski parties featuring superior cocktails and delicious appetizers. Competitions can be viewed daily from the core of mountain village, just steps away. Ski in/ski out accommodations access the on mountain competition viewing areas with ease. The 2009 World Cup party hosted over 300 international athletes and media - the talk of the town for months!

As the only U.S. stop of the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup, the Snowboard Cross and Parallel Giant Slalom (SBX and PGS), features competitions showcasing the talents of two time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott, X Games gold medalist Lindsey Jacobellis, X Games gold medalist Nate Holland, Olympic athlete Graham Watanabe, and World Championship bronze medalist Nick Baumgartner.

World Cup Events include:

Wed December 15, Men’s and Women’s SBX qualifications, Lower Misty Maiden
Thu December 16, PGS qualifications and finals, Upper Misty Maiden
Fri December 17, Snowboard Cross finals, Lower Misty Maiden
Sat December 18, SBX Team Event, Mtn.Village Plaza

About The Peaks Resort & Spa

The Peaks Resort & Spa is Telluride’s premiere full-service resort hotel. This year-round resort property includes guest rooms and suites, as well as stunning multiple bedroom penthouse and residential accommodations.

Located on the slopes of the Telluride Ski Resort, ‘Unmatched in North America’, the Peaks ski-in ski-out access is as easy as strapping on your gear and walking out the door to 18 lifts, 125 trails, four terrain parks, alpine and telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

Superior dining options include the Palmyra, the Great Room, The Lift, Legends and Deep End Grill (summer only), as well as in-room private dining. The hotel is also home to Colorado’s oldest heli-skiing operation, Helitrax, with the main office and heli-pad located on site.

The Spa at The Peaks Resort, at 42,000 sq. ft., is the largest spa in Colorado. The Spa features 32 treatment rooms and a variety of signature treatments. A full service salon, Oxygen Room, fully-equipped fitness center, yoga and Pilates studios, indoor climbing wall, gender specific steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs and Roman tubs, a three-lane lap pool, indoor/outdoor heated pools and hot tubs with Telluride’s only water slide are also featured at the resort.

Ski & Stay Winter Season Package

The Peaks Ski & Stay Winter Package includes both accommodations and lift tickets at one low price! Rentals and/or daily breakfast also available as an add-on purchase. Perfect for families and couples. For more information, check our website at www.thepeaksresort.com, call 800-789-2220 for reservations today!

Contact

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970-708-0336