VAIL, CO--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2011) - Vail takes a unique twist from the snow covered ski trails during the late summer months of August and September, welcoming the likes of runners, cyclists and music enthusiasts. Throughout the warm season, guests at Vail Village resorts can enjoy popular events and festivals, great rates, and crisp, clean Colorado mountain air.

The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa is offering exceptional summer rates for fans, spectators and family vacations to enjoy exciting summer activities this year.

Events such as the Divas Half Marathon Series, Vail Soul Music Festival, USA Pro Cycling Tour and Vail Jazz Fest top the list of things to do in Vail and resonate through the valley to create a fun and festive atmosphere second to none. For specific packages and deals, including great September rates from $109, visit

Divas Half Marathon
Dubbed as "the hidden jewel" of the Diva series, Vail welcomes women runners from around the world to experience the beauty of its amazing mountain vistas, near perfect weather and welcoming spirit on the third weekend in August as they challenge themselves along the 12.5 mile trail that takes them on a journey of breathtaking beauty adjacent to Gore Creek and Holy Cross Wilderness.

Vail Soul Music Festival
Adding to the festivities, the Vail Soul Music Festival is also slated Aug. 19-21, promising "the ultimate soul experience," as up-and-coming artists join well-known music veterans for this impressive event.

USA Pro Cycling Challenge
The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will draw an influx of interest to the area Aug. 25-26, as cyclists converge on Colorado for this challenging event. Whether a participant or spectator, family vacations in Vail are built around this leg of what has been readily dubbed "America's Race" as 120 cyclists set out to make their way over 600 miles in seven days, testing their endurance over two 12,000-foot mountain passes before ending the race in downtown Denver. The Vail Time Trial is set as Stage 3 of the event with the starting line in Vail Village triggering riders for an uphill trek toward Vail Pass before ending three miles from the summit.

Vail Labor Day Jazz Fest
The 17th annual Vail Jazz Fest set for Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1-5, highlights a continuing summer series, and is very popular among travelers who can enjoy a variety of Vail Valley hotel offers and packages. Parties and musical sessions are held throughout the weekend and as host of this five-day celebration, the Vail Marriot Mountain Resort & Spa is offering special booking rates for a limited time.

Accommodations at the Vail Marriott hotel may be booked online at or by calling 1-800-266-9432.

About the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa
The Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa is a premier choice among luxury Vail lodges providing guests breathtaking views and elegant accommodations. Nestled along the base of the prestigious Vail Mountain, a 5,289 acre ski resort, the Marriott has an extensive offering of guest accommodations to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers. Spacious and well-appointed lodging includes resort view guest rooms, studio and bi-level suites, penthouse and hospitality suites as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums with fireplace and balcony.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) for company information.

Contact Information:

Sonny Kerstiens
Phone: 970-476-4444