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**Legendary Resort Introduces Farmers' Market Culinary Classes**


Vail, CO -June 18, 2009 - Have a passion for peaches, a craving for cauliflower…or simply want to sharpen culinary skills? The legendary Lodge at Vail, A RockResort, invites guests to be chefs-for-a-day with the new Colorado Cookin' package. The package includes an educational journey through the Vail Farmers' Market as escorted by Executive Chef Rahm Fama, followed by a cooking class in the kitchen of Cucina Rustica restaurant.


Available June 20 through September 21, 2009, the Colorado Cookin' package includes two nights accommodation (Saturday night stay required), as well as the following Sunday activities:

- Sunday morning: Tour the Vail Farmers' Market as accompanied by Executive Chef Rahm Fama to select fresh ingredients for dinner.

- Noon: Return to The Lodge for a four-course brunch at The Wildflower.

- Afternoon: Receive a chef's jacket and head to the kitchen for a cooking class led by Chef Rahm. During this session, participants help prepare dinner

- Dinner: Guests can sit back and enjoy a meal that they helped create.


Rates start at $274 per night, based on double occupancy. Saturday night stay required. Based on availability, blackout dates apply. Tax, gratuities and resort fee not included. Percentage of savings is up to 25 percent. Stay additional nights at a discounted rate of $149 per night.


The Vail Farmers' Market is the largest farmers' market in Colorado. Taking place each Sunday, June 21 – September 20, 2009, Colorado farmers arrive early with their freshly picked conventional and organic fruits and vegetables. Colorado crops range from Palisade peaches, rhubarb and strawberries to sweet corn, chile peppers, broccoli and beets. Selections change weekly. Colorado farmers have earned an international reputation for producing some of the best crops in the world.


Situated in the heart of Vail Village, the AAA Four-Diamond Lodge at Vail offers relaxed luxury and impeccable personal service.  Featuring mountain and village views, The Lodge's 165 rooms and suites are reminiscent of a fine European chalet with accents of mahogany and marble. The intimate alpine resort features two exceptional restaurants including The Wildflower and Cucina Rustica, as well as Mickey's Bar, a Vail institution with live entertainment An 11,000-square-foot RockResorts Spa opened in July 2008.


For more information about The Lodge at Vail visit WWW.ROCKRESORTS.COM or call 877-LAV-ROCK (528-7625).


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About RockResorts

RockResorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, owns and operates luxury resort hotels that offer casually elegant accommodations, lavish RockResorts Spas, renowned golf courses, award-winning dining and a variety of exciting outdoor adventures. The RockResorts collection includes The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail in Vail, Colo.; Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colo.; The Osprey at Beaver Creek and The Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, Colo.; La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, N.M.; Snake River Lodge & Spa in Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and The Landings St. Lucia, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia  Future RockResorts include: Tempo Miami in Miami, Fla. (scheduled to open in 2009); One Ski Hill Place in Breckenridge, Colo. (scheduled to open in 2010); The Mansfield Inn at Stowe in Stowe, Vt. (scheduled to open in winter 2010/2011); Rum Cay Resort Marina, The Bahamas (scheduled to open in 2011); and the Third Turtle Club & Spa, Turks and Caicos (scheduled to open in 2011).


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