Summit Mountain Rentals Announces “Race to Opening Day” Facebook Contest

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KWGN-TV meteorologist predicts impending storm, adding excitement to annual opening day race between Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area.

In an effort to get skiers and snowboarders excited about the approaching winter, Summit Mountain Rentals (SMR), a Breckenridge vacation rental and property management company, is holding its “Race to Opening Day” Facebook contest. This is the second year the company has hosted the contest. Last year, 78 votes were submitted. The company has already tripled the number of votes this year.

Summit Mountain Rentals is asking people to visit its Facebook page, “like” the page, vote for the resort they think will open first and guess the opening date by posting under the “comments” section. Those who guess the correct opening date are eligible to win a two-night stay in a one-bedroom condo in Breckenridge, along with lift tickets to Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Areas. Contest details can be found at http://ow.ly/pzNUh.

“The leaves have already changed. The snow is starting to accumulate on the Breckenridge Ski Resort’s high peaks. Everyone has the itch to hit the slopes,” said Jamie Goswick, marketing manager at Summit Mountain Rentals. “And we want to contribute to the excitement. It’s always fun guessing which resort will open first; now, everyone can go to our Facebook page and participate.”

Right now, Arapahoe Basin is winning the contest, with 133 votes, compared to Loveland’s 89 votes. The contest ends once an opening date by either resort is announced. Voters are encouraged to cast their votes this week. On Sunday, both Arapahoe Basin and Loveland reported the suspension of snowmaking activities, due to warm temperatures. Both resorts plan to resume snowmaking later this week, as a storm approaches Colorado. Both ski areas were able to make snow for 50+ consecutive hours.

“The next storm hits the mountains Thursday through Friday with snow between 4-10 inches above 7,000 feet,” said KWGN Meteorologist Chris Tomer. “It’s just what the doctor ordered for A-Basin and Loveland racing to open. Overnight lows at the ski areas will drop into the teens and twenties after Thursday through the weekend.”

Summit Mountain Rentals’ offices are located at 111 Ski Hill Road in Breckenridge. For more information, call Summit Mountain Rentals at 1-800-383-7382 or visit http://www.summitrentals.com.

About Summit Mountain Rentals
Summit Mountain Rentals, voted “Best Property Management/Rentals” company in Summit County in the “Summit Daily News’” 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 annual readers’ polls, offers Summit County visitors more than 145 lodging choices in Breckenridge and Frisco, from luxurious mountain homes (with sleeping for up to 22 guests) to boutique condominiums. For reservations or additional information, call Summit Mountain Rentals at 1-800-383-7382 or visit http://www.summitrentals.com.

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