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Ski.Com Showcases Top Resorts for Best Spring Skiing, Events, Deep Discounts

February 25, 2020

Copper Mountain, Colorado, one of Ski.com’s featured resorts for spring skiing © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Aspen, Colo. – February 25, 2020 – Spring is one of the best times to make a trip to the mountains – from sunny days to a continuous line-up of concerts and events. Ski.com recommends their top spring skiing destinations and signature event weekends in each resort – paired with deep savings, which could offer guests up to 40 percent off regular season pricing.

Many resorts have received above average snowfall this season, making for a great base which will last well into the spring months. In addition, many resorts continue to see significant snowfall well into April.

Ski.com has been customizing dream vacations for nearly 50 years at more than 120 of the world’s top ski resorts. All of the featured packages can be booked by visiting their corresponding links or by calling an experienced Ski.com Mountain Travel Expert at 1-800-525-2052.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

With an average of 459 inches of snow per year, Jackson Hole typically offers fantastic spring conditions across its 2,500 acres of in-bounds terrain.

Since its inception in the ‘60s, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has been known across the globe for being some of the most challenging—and rewarding terrain—there is. Tight chutes, like the iconic Corbet’s Couloir, big airs, deep snow and steep lines are what make Jackson Hole famous. However, there are dozens of wide-open trails for beginners and picture-perfect cruisers and progressive bump runs for intermediates, and much more.

While a Jackson Hole ski vacation will always be top-of-mind with expert skiers as a bucket list destination because of the advanced and extreme terrain on its slopes and easily accessed sidecountry, Jackson brings a lot more to the plate than just being a place for adrenaline junkies to jump off cliffs. Not only does Jackson Hole exude refreshing cowboy character, on and off the slopes, but its All New-All Blue terrain off of Casper chairlift is a game-changer for intermediates.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Jackson Hole Rendezvous – March 26-28, 2020

Bob Weir, member of the Grateful Dead, will be headlining this year’s Jackson Hole Rendezvous festival with his band Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. Jackson Hole Rendezvous is a three-day spring lifestyle and music festival presenting concerts on multiple stages in Teton Village and the iconic Town Square in Jackson, WY from March 26-28, 2020, and is free of charge for general admission audiences across all venues.

Mountain Modern Motel – Fourth Night Free:

The boutique Modern Mountain Motel puts guests smack dab in the heart of downtown Jackson. The 135 guest rooms were designed with practical spaces for storing all gear and are set up to be an adventure basecamp with open floor plans and conveniences like mini fridges and microwaves. Parking and wi-fi are complementary.

Package Details:

Mountain Modern Motel

3 nights in a deluxe double queen room

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $495.30 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 3/26/2020 to 3/29/2020

https://www.ski.com/breckenridge-deals/401575

 

Squaw Alpine Meadows, California

Squaw Valley is one of Lake Tahoe’s most coveted resorts, with a deep seeded history in ski culture from being the home of the 1960 Olympics to the birthplace of extreme and big mountain skiing in the U.S. Squaw is the perfect mix of challenging skiing with a fun-loving California mountain vibe. 

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Winter Wondergrass, March 27-29, 2020

The warm California sun paired with experiencing music amongst the backdrop of Mother Nature, provides the perfect setting for Squaw’s biggest music festival of the season. With bluegrass headliners The Devil Makes Three and The Infamous Stringdusters paired with over 20 additional bluegrass acts – this is the signature spring weekend to combine great spring skiing with bluegrass music’s finest musicians.

Package Details:

Resort at Squaw Creek

3 nights in a king room

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price:$839.49 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:3/27/2020 to 3/29/2020

https://www.ski.com/squaw-valley-lodging/resort-at-squaw-creek

 

Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge, Colo. captures the heart of spring skiing in Colorado. Thanks to a base elevation of 9,600 feet above sea-level and the Imperial Express, the highest chairlift in North America, Breckenridge is often blessed with access excellent spring snow conditions, and now one of the longest running ski seasons of any major resort in the country. With extensive terrain for all levels of skiers, various terrain parks (which come alive in the springtime), a charming historic downtown with plenty of dining options, shops and nightlife, and plenty of spring events,  Breckenridge is the perfect location for family or friends to enjoy Colorado sunshine and spring skiing.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Breck Pride Week, April 1 – 5, 2020

Breckenridge welcomes the LGBTQ community April 1-5, 2020 for Breck Pride, featuring daily après parties, on mountain guided tours and a spring beer festival.

Beaver Run Resort – Save up to 40 percent on lodging:

Boasting a long list of amenities and convenient access to the slopes, Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center is one of Breckenridge’s most popular properties. This ski-in/ski-out property is located on the ski run above the base of Peak 9, making it an excellent choice for the skier or snowboarder looking to get as much time on the slopes as possible.

Beaver Run Resort offers an indoor/outdoor heated pool, a second outdoor pool, seven outdoor hot tubs, an exercise room, video arcade, retail stores, mini market/deli, bars and restaurants, ski and snowboard rental shops, business center, and complimentary in-town shuttle.

Package Details:

Beaver Run Resort

3 nights in a studio room

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $807.25 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/2/2020 to 4/5/2020

https://www.ski.com/breckenridge-deals/401575

 

Vail, Colorado

Vail Mountain, is known for a robust line-up of springtime events and is just over an hour drive from Denver, allowing quick access to one of the largest resorts in the U.S.

With 5,289 acres, Vail offering skiing for every level of skier and many lodging options for just about every type of budget. In addition, Vail keeps the party moving with plenty of après, dining and live music options in the village, once the lifts stop turning for the day.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Taste of Vail –  April 1 – 4, 2020

The Taste of Vail is the nation’s premier spring food and wine festival, which features food from the Vail Valley’s world-class restaurants and fine wine poured by winemakers and winery owners from top wineries around the globe. Events include interactive seminars, an auction and dance party, the Colorado Lamb Cook Off, après ski tastings and the mountaintop picnic on Vail Mountain.

Mountain Haus:

Nestled along the Gore Creek at the Covered Bridge in the heart of Vail Village, Vail’s Mountain Haus offers deluxe condominium and hotel accommodations just steps from world-class skiing, dining and shopping. At Mountain Haus, guests can quickly access the new Gondola One.

In addition to the amenities listed the Mountain Haus also offers their guests private balconies, spacious living/dining areas, fully equipped kitchens, equal number of bathrooms to bedrooms, stereo/TV/VCR/DVD, high-speed cable access, 24 hour front desk, daily housekeeping service and complimentary continental breakfast.

Package Details:

Mountain Haus, Vail

3 nights in a lodge room

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $998 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/2/2020 to 4/5/2020

https://www.ski.com/vail-deals/401580

 

Telluride, Colorado

A ski resort has to be doing a lot of things right to make SKI magazine’s shortlist as a top five destination in their annual Resort Guide. And while a Telluride ski vacation might require a bit more effort than visiting most other resorts, driving up the breathtaking box canyon in the San Juan Mountains is a priceless experience.

Besides its remarkably remote positioning, Telluride is surrounded by fourteen thousand foot peaks and is easily one of Colorado’s most gorgeous mountain towns. Rich in mining-era character and stocked with endless stashes, steeps, and deeps to explore thanks to nonexistent crowds, Telluride is a place skiers will never want to leave.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Telluride Closing Weekend, April 3-5

With above average snowfall this season, Telluride has a great base moving into the spring season. Closing weekend features a pond skim and on-mountain dance party at Gorrono Ranch on April 5, followed by a concert by Main Squeeze in the Mountain Village Heritage Plaza.

Package Details:

The Peaks

3 nights in a Hotel Room Alpine Vista

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $587.49 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/3/2020 to 4/5/2020

https://www.ski.com/telluride-lodging/peaks-resort-and-spa

 

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen has seen great snowfall this season and is known for not only excellent coverage well into the spring and continued late-season snowfall, but also plenty of events on-mountain and in town, to keep guests entertained from first chair until their heads hit their pillowcase.

With three of Aspen Snowmass’ four area mountains being open until mid-to-late April, guests continue to have a choice of skiing/riding Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Snowmass during the package dates below – offering skiing options for every type of skier.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Bud Light Hi Fi Series and Aspen Highlands Closing Day – April 9 – April 12

With on-mountain events including The Oasis, the roving champagne bar on Aspen Mountain, open Saturday and Sunday, a robust après scene and free concerts – this is the top recommended weekend to visit Aspen Snowmass according to Ski.com Mountain Travel Experts.

In Aspen on April 11, the Aspen Snowmass Bud Light Hi-Fi Series presents The Après – a free concert and street festival in the heart of downtown (the line up is to be announced soon). April 12 is Aspen Highlands Closing Day, which is one of the biggest parties on snow. On Aspen Highlands Closing Day, guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite 80’s ski gear or costume, hike-to the top of the 12,392 foot Highland Bowl and ski down, followed by on-mountain après at Cloud Nine mid-mountain restaurant. The day ends at the base of Aspen Highlands with a large dance party marking the end of another great season in Aspen.

Package Details:

Limelight Aspen

3 nights in a Grand Deluxe room, king

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $602.50 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/9/2020 to 4/12/2020

https://www.ski.com/aspen-deals/400806

 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado 

From its celebrated Champagne Powder to its deep Western heritage and Winter Olympic history – Steamboat is one of the most memorable ski towns in North America. Steamboat packs a punch for just about every on- and off-mountain interest: a nice mix of terrain, a casual, yet, high-quality dining scene. There’s a reason skiers of all ages have been calling Steamboat Springs one of their favorite ski resorts for the last 50 years.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Steamboat Closing Weekend, April 10-12, 2020

With a great base from a powder-filled season, Steamboat is a great spring time destination featuring weekly on-mountain concerts and a robust event line up for it’s closing weekend, April 10-12, 2020. The Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series on April 12 features a free concert by one of Colorado’s favorite bands – The Motet – from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square. Closing weekend is complete with the Cardboard Classic, a downhill race featuring homemade cardboard crafts, on April 11. The annual Splashdown Pond Skimming Championships will provide great entertainment for guests on closing day, April 12.

Steamboat Grand – Save 30 percent on lodging:

The Steamboat Grand brings a new level of service to one of the West’s best resorts for powder skiing. Steamboat Grand features 327 deluxe guest rooms and condos including hotel rooms, studios and one- to five-bedroom condominiums and penthouses featuring gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and walk-in closets. All units feature Direct TV and in room DVD players, stereo, coffee makers, dual phone lines with fax/modem and voice mail capabilities, hair dryers and iron and board. Many larger units include fully equipped kitchens with GE Profile appliances, hardwood cabinetry and granite countertops and much more.

After a satisfying, full day on the slopes, guests can find some R&R at the Grand Spa or soak in a hot tub. The Grand Hotel is also home to wonderful restaurants including The Grand Café, The Cabin Restaurant and offers an in room dining option. Additional hotel amenities include ADA accessible rooms, bathrooms, shuttle services, daily housekeeping, valet and bell service, underground parking and slopeside ski valet.

Package Details:

Steamboat Grand

3 nights in a Grand Deluxe king room

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $473.60 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/9/2020 to 4/12/2020

https://www.ski.com/steamboat-springs-deals/401252

 

Copper Mountain, Colorado

From its unique, naturally divided terrain, and world-class terrain parks and halfpipes, to its many low-key restaurants and bars, lodging options and family-friendly attractions, a Copper Mountain vacation will delight just about any skier. From first timer to expert, young to old, to those on a budget or those looking to splurge a little, Copper is a fantastic option. On average, most of Copper Mountain’s restaurants and accommodations sway towards laid-back, rather than upscale, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of world-class experiences to be had on a Copper Mountain vacation.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Sunsation presented by 10 Barrel Brewing Co, April 18-19, 2020

For Copper Mountain’s closing weekend, the resort features free live concerts in the base village (acts to be announced soon) as well as Red Bull SlopeSoakers – a pond skim/rail jam hybrid event.

Passage Point – Third Night Free Lodging:

Convenient access to the best of everything Copper Mountain offers can be found at the Passage Point condos. Passage Point offers spacious living quarters in the Center Village. The units are located minutes from the ski slopes, just a short walk across a bridge to the American Eagle lift. Each unit comes with one unassigned garage space and balcony views towards the mountain and Center Village. Other amenities include a full kitchen and gas fireplace. Onsite amenities guests have access to include a ski locker, hot tub, laundry room, elevator, and fitness room.

Package Details:

Passage Point

3 nights in a One bedroom

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $502.16 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/16/2020 to 4/19/2020

https://www.ski.com/copper-mountain-deals/400859

 

Mammoth Mountain, California

Mammoth receives 400-plus inches of snow annually, and is home to a vast, and varied amount of terrain from steeps to one of the top terrain parks in the world. Located in the Eastern Sierra range, Mammoth boasts 3,500 skiable acres and has a robust village to keep guests entertained well after the ski day ends.

Ski.com’s Top Recommended Spring event:

Mammoth Mountain Annual Pond Skim – April 19, 2020

With ample snow through June and plenty of California sunshine, Mammoth is the perfect spring destination. Crowds fill up the slopes outside Canyon Lodge to watch the craziest costumed skiers and snowboarders straight-line it across an ice cold, 100+ foot pond.

Package Details:

Juniper Springs Resort

3 nights in a one bedroom

2, 2-day lift tickets

Package price: $640.59 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 4/16/2020 to 4/19/2020

https://www.ski.com/mammoth-lodging/juniper-springs-resort

 

Founded in 1971 in the heart of Colorado ski country, Aspen-headquartered Ski.com is one of the largest providers of mountain vacation packages in North America and an industry leader in online travel technology. The company specializes in booking custom ski vacations at more than 120 of the most popular ski resorts and heli- and cat-skiing destinations in North America, Europe, Japan and South America and offers the largest collection of mountain lodging and ski-vacation components, including discounted lift tickets, flights, equipment rental, ski school, activities and more. Providing unsurpassed mountain-travel expertise, Ski.com’s 70 Mountain Travel Experts average 26 years of experience in the ski travel industry. Call 800-525-2052 or visit ski.com.

 

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Gift of Travel: SkiCom Introduces 12 Deals of Christmas

December 12, 2019
Park City, Utah

Save up to 20% on lodging at Snow Flower Condominiums in Park City, Utah, the largest ski resort in the United States offering 7,300 acres of world-class terrain © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Aspen, Colo. – To make things easy and encourage shoppers to give the gift of travel, Ski.com has compiled a list of 12 packages offering up to 40 percent off lodging at top destinations in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia 

Westin Resort and Spa

Save up to 40 percent on lodging I Feb. 23 – April 30, 2020 I Book by Jan. 31, 2020  

With over 8,171 acres of terrain and over 200 marked trails, Whistler Blackcomb is North America’s largest ski area.

Sample package includes:

  • Six nights’ lodging in a Deluxe studio king, mountain view
  • Two, five-day lift tickets

From $1,414.58 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 3/7/2020 – 3/13/2020

https://www.ski.com/whistler-blackcomb-deals/401452

 

Breckenridge, Colo. 

Beaver Run Resort 

Save up to 40 percent on lodging | Travel through April 30, 2020 | Book by April 30, 2020 

Breckenridge is the perfect blend of everything a skier could want out of a Rocky Mountain ski vacation: world class skiing for all levels, a hopping nightlife scene, a wide range of lodging options, great restaurants and a historic downtown.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights’ lodging in a studio
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $998.11 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:4/6/2020 – 4/10/2020

https://www.ski.com/breckenridge-deals/401575

 

Chamonix Mont-Blanc

Ski.com To The Mountains Trip

Save $200 I March 1 – 7 

Situated beneath the shadow of 15,767-foot Mont-Blanc—Europe’s highest peak—are three legendary ski destinations: Chamonix, France, Courmayeur, Italy and Verbier, Switzerland. All three resorts are perfect for advanced to expert challenge-seekers and all three are accessible as part of this guided experience.

Package includes:

  • Airport and resort transportation

Prices start at $2,799 per person based on double occupancy.
https://www.ski.com/guided-trips/chamonix

 

Vail, Colo 

Grand Hyatt Vail 

Save up to 30 percent on lodging | Travel through April 21, 2020 | Book by Dec. 31, 2019

With wide-open pristine bowl skiing to intermediate and beginner trails, Vail has terrain to impress every type of skier.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights’ lodging in a deluxe king room
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $1,284.75 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:4/5/2020 to 4/10/2020

https://www.ski.com/vail-deals/401554

 

Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Steamboat Grand 

Save up to 30 percent on lodging | Travel through April 30, 2020 | Book by April 15,2020 

From its celebrated Champagne Powder to its deep Western heritage and Winter Olympic history, Steamboat is known as one of the most memorable ski towns in North America.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights’ lodging in a deluxe king room
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $1,039.25 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:4/6/2020 to 4/11/2020

https://www.ski.com/vail-deals/401554

 

Aspen Snowmass, Colo. 

Limelight Hotel Aspen / Limelight Hotel Snowmass 

Save up to 25 percent on lodging | Travel through April 29 / April 19 2020 | Book by April 15, 2020 

With four mountains offering beginning to expert terrain and great dining and nightlife, Aspen Snowmass has something to offer for everyone in the family.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights’ lodging  in a deluxe double room, king bed
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $869.50 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:4/6/2020 to 4/11/2020

https://www.ski.com/aspen-deals/400806

 

Beaver Creek – Save up to 25 percent on lodging

Beaver Creek features wide-open runs and ski terrain for every type of skier and is home to a luxurious Barvarian village – featuring shopping, dining and an ice skating rink. Ski.com is offering a 25 percent off of lodging at Charter at Beaver Creek, valid for travel between January 5 – March 5, 2020. Book by date is December 15, 2019.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights lodging in a lodge room
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $1,342 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:2/9/2020 – 2/14/2020

Link: https://www.ski.com/beaver-creek-deals/401576

 

Breckenridge

Pine Ridge Condos 

Save up to 25 percent on lodging | Travel through April 30, 2020 | Book by April 15 

Breckenridge is the perfect blend of everything a skier could want out of a Rocky Mountain ski vacation: world class skiing for all levels, a hopping nightlife scene, a wide range of lodging options, great restaurants and a historic downtown.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights lodging in a one-bedroom, two-bathroom, platinum condo
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $918.11 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:4/6/2020 to 4/10/2020

https://www.ski.com/breckenridge-deals/400622

 

Park City, Utah

Snow Flower Condominiums

Save up to 20% on lodging  | Travel through April 30, 2020  | Book by April 15

Park City Mountain is now connected with the Canyons Resort, to form the largest ski resort in the United States – offering 7,300 acres of world-class terrain. The charming, historic town of Park City also offers great nightlife, dining and shopping.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights lodging in a one bedroom, one bath
  • Two, four-day lift ticket

Starting from $1,160 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:4/13/2020 to 4/18/2020

Link: https://www.ski.com/park-city-mountain-resort-deals/401500

 

Jackson Hole

Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa 

Fourth Night Free | Travel through April 6, 2020 | Book by Jan 1, 2020  

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers breathtaking, rugged Teton mountain views, some of North America’s best terrain and the authentic and welcoming Wild West atmosphere that pervades both Teton Village and downtown Jackson Hole.

Sample package includes:

  • Five nights’ lodging in a lodge room king
  • Two, four-day lift tickets

From $1,102.68 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates: 3/9/2020 to 3/13/2020

https://www.ski.com/jackson-hole-deals/401571

 

Zermatt, Switzerland 

Le Mirabeau Hotel & Spa 

Seventh Night Free | Travel through February 6, 2020 | Book by January 27, 2020 

Located at the foot of Switzerland’s iconic Matterhorn peak, Zermatt offers some of the most iconic skiing in the Alps, spectacular views and is home to a charming village with great restaurants and a bustling nightlife scene.

Sample packages include:

  • Seven nights’ lodging in a standard double room
  • Daily breakfast included

Starting from $2,033.71 per person based on double occupancy

Sample dates:1/30/2020 to 2/6/2020

Link: https://www.ski.com/zermatt-deals/401448

 

The 12 Deals of Christmas can be found by visiting the Ski.com website at https://www.ski.com/12-deals-of-christmas or by calling 1-800-525-2052.

Founded in 1971 in the heart of Colorado ski country, Aspen-headquartered Ski.com is one of North America’s largest providers of mountain vacation packages and an industry leader in online travel technology. The company specializes in booking custom ski vacations at more than 120 of the most popular ski resorts and heli- and cat-skiing destinations in North America, Europe, Japan and South America and offers the largest collection of mountain lodging and ski-vacation components, including discounted lift tickets, flights, equipment rental, ski school, activities and more. Providing unsurpassed mountain-travel expertise, Ski.com’s 70 Mountain Travel Experts average 26 years of experience in the ski travel industry.

 

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Gift of Travel: Ski Vermont Offers Holiday Gift Guide

December 12, 2019
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Skiing Okemo Mountain Resort, now part of Vail Resorts and included on the Epic Pass. © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

Getting the perfect gift for the skiers and snowboarders on your list doesn’t require busting doors, battling crowds of fellow shoppers or waiting in long lines at the checkout.Ski Vermont has compiled a handy guide to holiday shopping ideas that will bring a smile to the face of everyone who enjoys Winter In Its Original State.

Ski Vermont Wine: Ski Vermont has once again partnered with New England-based 90+ Cellars on a limited-edition red wine just in time for the holidays. This year’s release of Ski Vermont wine is the newest vintage of the same delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from California, a full-bodied red with hints of vanilla, dark chocolate, blackberry and warm oak spices, making it the perfect wine to cozy up with after a day on the slopes. The label features artwork from one of Ski Vermont’s official posters and encapsulates the feeling of watching the sun set over Vermont’s beautiful mountain ranges while squeezing in one last run.  One dollar from the sale of every bottle will be donated to Ski Vermont and used to support a scholarship program for Vermont students in areas of study relating to the snow sports industry.

Ski Vermont Take 3 Beginner Package: The Take 3 Beginner Package allows you or someone you love to take 3 beginner ski or snowboard lessons at participating Vermont resorts for one low package price of $129. Beginner skiers and riders can choose to redeem all three lessons at the same resort, or they can choose to visit a new resort for each lesson – it’s up to them. Each pass will include rental equipment for the day plus a group lesson with a professional instructor and a lift ticket to access limited beginner only terrain. Some restrictions apply. https://skivermont.com/take-3

Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport: Skiing and snowboarding are magical sports and that can change lives, supporting healthier decisions and experiences that can last a lifetime. There is no better time to fall in love with snow-covered mountains of Vermont than during a student’s 5th grade year. To help our youth get to the hills, we offer participating fifth graders, from both in-state and out-of-state, up to 88 days of skiing and riding at Vermont’s alpine and cross country resorts for just a $20 processing fee. https://skivermont.com/fifth-grade-passport

Ski Vermont 2020 50th Anniversary Poster: This very special 50th anniversary Ski Vermont poster (right) was designed to honor some of the very foundations of our organization – families, learning, history and, of course, skiing in Vermont. Made in the signature throwback style Ski Vermont’s posters are known for, it features period-correct outfits and gear as a nod to Ski Vermont’s 50th anniversary (1959-2019). https://skivermont.com/store

Killington Resort: 3-Day Discovery Program – Earn ‘Best Gift’ this year without breaking the bank with Killington’s 3-Day Discovery Program for adults (16+). Not only will you learn to ski or snowboard, but you’ll walk away with a brand-new set of skis or snowboard – all for under $400.Dinner at the Ledgewood Yurt – Earn major points with your partner this year and get the Adult Dinner Excursion to Killington’s Ledgewood Yurt this year! It’s one of their most unique slopeside dining experiences on the mountain, complete with a snowcat-drawn sleigh ride to get there.

Okemo Mountain Resort: Okemo Gift Card – This Christmas, give the gift of skiing. A gift card in any amount purchased at an Okemo retail shop can be redeemed for new items in those shops (outerwear, skis, helmets, goggles, etc.) OR apply that amount toward rental equipment for the day. Rental equipment that includes skis, boots, poles and a helmet will run from about $45 a day for a junior kit. Junior skis are designed for children under the age of 12 with varying ability levels. Sport Skis, about $65 a day, feature a softer, more forgiving flex which makes them best for beginner skiers who are looking to build confidence on the mountain. Performance skis, about $74 a day, are designed for beginner and intermediate skiers who are looking for a stiffer ski that will perform better at higher speeds. Demo skis, about $87 a day, are the best for any ability level and any condition. These are the newest and best skis Okemo carries. Choose from all mountain, women’s-specific and powder skis.

Smugglers Notch Resort: Top of the Notch Snowshoe Adventure Tour and Dinner: Treat your special someone to an unforgettable mountain adventure and leave the work to us (and gravity)! The Top of the Notch Snowshoe Adventure Dinner offers a unique opportunity to see the top of beautiful Sterling Mountain during the quiet evening hours. Sunsets, the glowing city lights of Montreal in the distance, and a four-course meal provided by the legendary Hearth & Candle restaurant, all complement this romantic evening in a rustic post and beam cabin. Diners are brought to the top of the mountain via chairlift and have the chance to enjoy a relaxing guided trek around the top of the mountain. After dinner, enjoy a downhill hike back to the base, set to a backdrop of moonlight, stars, and the glowing peaks of some of the tallest mountains in Vermont. This event even runs at the same time as Kids’ Night Out event, so if need be, the little are all taken care of! For more info, visit https://www.smuggs.com/pages/winter/amenities/top-of-notch.php

Sugarbush Resort:
First Timer to Life Timer Program: The best gift a skier can give a non-skier is an introduction to the sport, so consider giving your buddy the best learn to lesson package around. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and you can grab a $49 beginner package that includes a beginner lift ticket, lesson, and rentals. But it gets even better because that $49 ticket can be upgraded into the First Timer to Life Timer Program (normally $315, but with $49 ticket it’s only $244), where upon the completion of three lessons you get a FREE Sugarbush Premium Season Pass. Add a fourth lesson to that and you get your very own FREE pair of Elan skis or a Rome Snowboard to take home with you. https://www.sugarbush.com/plan/deals/learn-to-ski-and-ride-month/

Cabin Cat Adventures: Give the gift of adventure with Sugarbush’s Lincoln Limo cabin cat. Sunrise First Tracks with early morning cabin cat skiing, Sunset Groomer Rides with beautiful summit sunset views, and Allyn’s Lodge Remote Fireside Dining with a cabin cat ride to a candle-lit gourmet feast followed by a moonlit ski down are all available for you, your friends, and your family. Rates and availability available online. https://www.sugarbush.com/activities/cabin-cat/

Pico Mountain:
Rent Pico – The ultimate gift for 2019 can only be found in Vermont at Pico Mountain. What says ‘I love you THE MOST’ like an entire mountain? Rent Pico for an epic proposal, party with your closest friends, company retreat or just because.

Adaptive Ski & Ride Lessons – Give the gift of freedom through hitting the slopes at Pico this season. Vermont Adaptive offers ski and snowboard clinics at Pico, where Vermont Adaptive instructors teach lessons for all ability levels. Students may book lessons as individuals or as part of a group.

Mount Snow Resort: Peak Discovery Program: This year, give your loved ones the gift of skiing and riding, with the Peak Discovery Program. We all have that one friend or family member that we’d love to get into the sport and now you can. With the Peak Discovery Pass, you get three lessons, rentals, and lift tickets, for just $199, so all you have to do is show up ready to learn a new lifechanging sport. Designed for the true beginner, these lessons start with the basics and work with you to grow your confidence and expertise in a fun and supportive environment.  Take all your lessons at Vermont’s Mount Snow, or mix and match across 10 resorts in the Discovery Pass program, it’s up to you.

Darn Tough Vermont: Outer Limits Ski and Ride Sock: Secret stashes are a source of pride here in Vermont, but we’re going to let you in on a little secret of our own: Darn Tough Vermont makes the best ski and ride socks out there. Added mesh panels on top of the foot and back of the leg combined with light cushion underfoot will guide soft landings lap after lap. https://darntough.com/

Skida: Extra Blue Alpine Hat: The Alpine Hat, is the perfect weight for colder days. Skida’s printed poly-blend outer fabric is fully lined with cozy mid-weight fleece – it wicks moisture, cuts the wind, and always leaves you warm and dry. Great for chilly runs, hitting the slopes, or just cruising around town. This hat goes from casual to performance without skipping a beat. And as always, Skida is made in Vermont. Visit https://skida.com/.

Burton: Step On Binding: Experience the simplicity and convenience of snowboarding’s most intuitive connection. The Burton Step On Binding offers the ultimate boot-to-binding connection for riders seeking both convenience and performance. Three connection points – two by the toe and one at the heel – deliver unmatched simplicity, security, and board control, while a quick release lever ensures quick and easy exit. The Step On is universally compatible with all current snowboard mounting systems.

Rossignol: Experience 88TI (Konect): Experience the all-mountain freedom to carve high-speed groomers and explore further off-trail. The Experience 88 TI is Rossignol’s most versatile all-mountain ski. It blends the heart of a high-performance carving machine with a freeride-inspired profile for playful fluidity and ease in any snow. The race-inspired build gives you the confidence to explore all sides of the mountain in all conditions. This ski is available in Men’s and Women’s. Give the gift of skiing this winter. Visit https://www.rossignol.com/us/ for a holiday gift they’ll never forget.

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Deer Valley Resort Named 2019 United States’ Best Ski Resort By World Ski Awards

December 8, 2019
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Deer Valley Resort, in Park City, Utah, maintains the coveted title of the 2019 United States’ Best Ski Resort by the World Ski Awards for the seventh year in a row.

DEER VALLEY RESORT, PARK CITY, UTAH– Deer Valley Resort maintains the coveted title of the 2019 United States’ Best Ski Resort by the World Ski Awards for the seventh year in a row. The accomplishment was announced at the World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony at the world-class winter destination of Kitzbühel, Austria, on November 23, 2019.

The competition continues to see a rising number of votes year after year from leading ski tourism professionals and hundreds of thousands of ski consumers internationally. Out of 17 U.S. contenders, Deer Valley rose to the top to receive the nation’s most prestigious award for the seventh time.

“It’s an extraordinary compliment to receive such a distinguished honor from our guests and international industry leaders each year since the awards began,” said Todd Shallan, Deer Valley Resort president and COO. “Earning the United States’ Best Ski Resort title is a testament to our incredible Deer Valley staff who always strive to provide the most exceptional experience for our guests of any ski destination in the world.”

The 2019 World Ski Award for the U.S. Best Ski Resort was accepted by Deer Valley Resort President and COO, Todd Shallan.

World Ski Awards is the sister organization of World Travel Awards™. For more information on the World Ski Awards, visit worldskiawards.com.

Deer Valley Resort located in Park City, Utah, is organized around the concept of providing the first-class service one would receive at a five-star hotel. The ski-only resort offers 21 chairlifts, 103 ski runs, six bowls, 300 annual inches of powder, 2,026 acres of alpine skiing, limited lift ticket sales, 14 restaurants, three elegant day lodges, hundreds of luxury accommodations and a renowned Ski School and Children’s Center. Deer Valley is honored to be ranked as the United States’ Best Ski Resort by the World Ski Awards for seven consecutive years (2013-2019).

For additional information on Deer Valley Resort, visit the resort’s website at deervalley.com.

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SkiCom Announces 12 Winners of Dream Jobs at 6 Top Ski Destinations

November 25, 2019
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Alex Broadstock and Kris Roller from Brooklyn, NY were selected by Ski.com for a Dream Job at Niseko United ski resort in Japan.

Twelve candidates have been chosen by Ski.Com to document what it’s like to experience it all at six top destinations around the world

Aspen, Colo.– Ski.com, one of the largest providers of ski vacations in North America, announced the 12 new hires for the second year of The Ski.com Dream Job.

Out of more than 1,500 applicants, Ski.com hired 12 mountain enthusiasts to document what it’s like to experience six top ski destinations in North America, Europe and Japan. In addition to being selected for an all-expense paid VIP experience, each individual new hire will receive $2,000; flights on United Airlines; gear from Stio, Black Crows, Giro and GoPro; custom forecasts from OpenSnow; and the opportunity to save our snow with Protect Our Winters.

“In the second year of The Ski.com Dream Job, we are blown away by the significant amount of submissions we received from people with a deep passion for skiing and snowboarding, mountains and travel,” said Dan Sherman, Ski.com’s chief marketing officer.”. “We are thrilled to send 12 talented content creators around the world for a VIP experience at six of the world’s top ski destinations. We can’t wait to watch as their adventures starting this January.”

Beginning in January, 2020, Ski.com will be sending teams of two to each of the following six locations: Aspen Snowmass, Colo.; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Big Sky, Mont.; Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta; Chamonix, France; Niseko, Japan.

Ski.com Dream Job New Hires:

Chamonix Mont Blanc, France

Jack Botti and Max Rhulen from Bend, Oregon

Jack and Max bring strong photography and cinematography credentials to their bucket-list destination of Chamonix, France. As seen in their application video, they are both expert skiers with a passion for going big in powder and the park. Jack, grew up skiing in Oregon and Max grew up skiing the slopes of Colorado. Their sense of having fun in the mountains is infectious and Ski.com can’t wait to watch their Chamonix experience through their talent for capturing content and skiing big lines.

Application video: http://youtu.be/VtYsJOaFmW0

Niseko United, Japan

Alex Broadstock and Kris Roller from Brooklyn, NY

Alex and Kris are roommates, friends, skiers and accomplished content creators living in Brooklyn, NY. Alex was born in Taiwan and raised in Ohio and has continued to follow his passion for travel and inspiring others through his content. Kris grew up in New Hampshire, has been skiing since the age of three and is a former youth ski instructor. As documented in their submission video, Alex and Kris have captured breathtaking content from around the world but have yet to capture Niseko, Japan – an internationally renowned ski destination for deep powder.

Application video: https://vimeo.com/369188787

Aspen Snowmass, Colo.

Andrew Muse, Ashley LaMarre and Kicker the dog from Park City, Utah 

Andrew Muse has a huge following on his YouTube page, documenting his travels around the world often with fellow content creator and girlfriend Ashley and his internet famous dog named Kicker. Andrew and Ashley’s bright personalities and love for skiing will be a great fit for Aspen Snowmass, where they will have the opportunity to ski all four-area mountains and experience some of the best apres-ski, dining and nightlife in North America. Aspen is an incredibly dog-friendly town, from great winter hiking to doggy meus offered at local hotels, so Kicker will fit in well as he adventures around Aspen Snowmass.

Application video*: https://vimeo.com/369056018

*Andrew and Ashley originally applied for Chamonix however Ski.com has hired them for Aspen Snowmass

Jackson Hole, Wyo. 

Aaron Macrae and Matt Chick from Montréal, Canada 

Aaron and Matt, also known as The Rolling Van Creative, applied last year and also joined Jackson Lebsack, last year’s Dream Job hire, for a leg of his trip in British Columbia on their hometown turf in Canada. This year Ski.com is sending them to capture the best of Jackson Hole, one of the most iconic towns in the Rocky Mountain West.

Application video: http://youtu.be/0-BYMJ_KRQY

Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta

Jake Burchmore and Taylor Ahearn from Crested Butte, Colo. 

Jake and Taylor are professional photographers and filmmakers based in Crested Butte, Colo. Jake was born in Aspen, Colo and grew up in Telluride, Colo. skiing some of the most challenging slopes in North America. Taylor grew up skiing in his home state of Maine but followed his passion for skiing out west to Crested Butte. Jake and Taylor are expert big mountain skiers who will be experiencing Banff and Lake Louise for the first time during The Ski.com Dream Job. Jake and Taylor will be capturing the beauty of this iconic Canadian Rockies destination and experiencing the charming town of Banff.

Application video*: https://vimeo.com/369748491

*As reflected in their video Jake and Taylor initially applied for Japan however Ski.com has chosen them for Banff

Big Sky Resort, Mont.

Celia Miller from Frisco, Colorado and Ben Saheb from Steamboat, Colorado 

Celia Miller is a former professional snowboarder, full-time content creator and was the first female snowboard judge for The X Games. Celia has teamed up with professional videographer and photographer Ben Saheb who started his career at Steamboat TV 18. Ben is currently a freelance filmmaker and is the Director of Photography at Steamboat Powdercats, Celia and Ben will be capturing everything from riding the Big Couloir off Lone Peak to riding under the stars with guided headlamp night skiing.

Application video: https://vimeo.com/369205429

During the application process, which lasted from September 17 through October 29, 2019, interested job seekers submitted videos explaining in 90 seconds or less what made them the perfect candidate for The Ski.com Dream Job. Applicants needed to have a serious desire to travel to some of the most amazing mountain destinations in the United States, Canada and Japan; be an intermediate skier or snowboarder or above and excel at documenting new experiences.

For more about The Ski.com Dream Job new hires, visit the Ski.com blog at: https://www.ski.com/blog/ski-com-dream-jobs-new-hires-2020/.

To follow The Ski.com Dream Job new hires travel the world this winter, follow along at www.ski.com/dreamjob for updates, Ski.com’s Instagram, Ski.com’s Facebook page and the hashtags #skidreamjob and #tothemountains.

Founded in 1971 in the heart of Colorado ski country, Aspen-headquartered Ski.com is one of North America’s largest providers of mountain vacation packages and an industry leader in online travel technology. The company specializes in booking custom ski vacations at more than 120 of the most popular ski resorts and heli- and cat-skiing destinations in North America, Europe, Japan and South America and offers the largest collection of mountain lodging and ski-vacation components, including discounted lift tickets, flights, equipment rental, ski school, activities and more. Ski.com’s 70 Mountain Travel Experts average 26 years of experience in the ski travel industry.

 

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Aspen Mountain & Snowmass Opening Early for Season, Nov. 23

November 18, 2019
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Aspen Mountain is opening early for the 2019-20 season.

ASPEN SNOWMASS, Colo. – Nov. 18, 2019 – Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will both be open for daily operations Saturday, Nov. 23, five days prior to the resorts’ scheduled opening date.

Aspen Mountain will operate Little Nell and Bell Mountain chairlifts giving access to 75 acres of terrain with over 2,600 vertical feet. Available runs will include Deer Park, Tortilla Flats, Spar Gulch and The Little Nell. Additionally, the Silver Queen Gondola will be open for sightseeing and the Sundeck will be available for food and beverage options.

Snowmass will offer a total of 60 acres of terrain with skiing and riding from the Village Express midway unload point along Upper Scooper to Lower Hal’s Hollow to the bottom of Fanny Hill as well as at Elk Camp Meadows accessed by the Elk Camp Gondola. The Breathtaker Alpine Coaster will be up-and-running and the Elk Camp Restaurant will be open with food and beverages.

“With a series of incredible early season storms and cold temperatures, our mountain operations teams have been hard at work and we could not be more excited to open early on Aspen Mountain and Snowmass for the second year in a row,” says Katie Ertl, senior vice president, mountain operations. “With 135 acres of combined skiable terrain on Aspen and Snowmass, perfectly groomed corduroy and a few storms coming mid-week we are looking forward to a great 19/20 season.”

Four Mountain Sports will be open and the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass will offer both group and private lessons for all ages at Snowmass, including children’s lessons out of the Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center, and private lessons at Aspen Mountain.

For opening weekend through Wednesday, Nov. 27, lift tickets are $109 per day for adults and $69 for children, teens and seniors. Half-day tickets for adults are $79 and $52 for children, teens and seniors. Sightseeing tickets for both the Silver Queen Gondola and the Elk Camp Gondola are $37 for adults and $26 for children. The sightseeing tickets include a $10 lunch credit at either the Sundeck restaurant on Aspen Mountain or the Elk Camp restaurant on Snowmass. All pass products are good for the early opening. Ticket offices are currently open at the base of Aspen Mountain and at the Snowmass Base Village Gondola seven-days a week. The Snowmass Ticket Pavilion on the Snowmass Mall and the Two Creeks Ticket Office will open for the season Saturday, Nov. 23.

Aspen Mountain lifts will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Snowmass, the Village Express lift will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the Elk Camp Gondola running from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

As conditions allow and weather permitting, terrain will be added on both Aspen Mountain and Snowmass. For the most up-to-date terrain openings, visit www.aspensnowmass.com/our-mountains/mountain-announcements.

Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk are scheduled to open Saturday, Dec. 7.

Aspen Skiing Company (ASC), based in Aspen, Colo., operates the four mountains in the Aspen Snowmass area – Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk. In addition, ASC owns and operates the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass, a collection of rental and retail shops titled Four Mountain Sports and a hospitality division that includes the five-star, five-diamond property, The Little Nell and three contemporary Limelight Hotels, one based in the core of Aspen, one at the base of Snowmass Mountain, and the other in Ketchum, Idaho. In its current form, ASC is a values-driven company that is grounded within the core values of: Live Passionately, Awaken the Spirit, Elevate Community and Honor Place. Aspen Snowmass is accessible by one of the most convenient airports in the mountains – Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) (3 miles from Aspen).

For more information about Aspen Snowmass, visit www.aspensnowmass.com or call (800) 525-6200. Follow Aspen Snowmass @aspensnowmass on Twitter and Instagram, or at www.facebook.com/aspensnowmass.

 

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Mount Snow, Hunter Mountain Among 17 Mountain Resorts Acquired by Vail Resorts & Included in Epic Pass

September 25, 2019

Our intimate group participating in Mount Snow’s first-ever Devin Logan Experience (Olympic freestyle skiing silver medalist and hometown hero Devin Logan is second from left). Mount Snow, Vermont is one of 17 resorts newly acquired by Vail Resorts and included in this season’s Epic Pass © Karen Rubin/ goingplacesfarandnear.com

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—September 24, 2019—Popular Northeast mountain resorts Hunter Mountain in New York and Mount Snow in Vermont, are now part of Vail Resorts and will be included on this year’s Epic Pass. Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company has closed on its acquisition of Peak Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKIS) for a purchase price of $11.00 per share. With this acquisition, Vail Resorts has added 17 U.S. ski areas to its network of world-class resorts, bringing its total number of owned and operated resorts to 37 worldwide.

The 17 new resorts are located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, near major metropolitan areas including New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Columbus, St. Louis, Kansas City and Louisville.

The new resorts in the Northeast are: Mount Snow in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; and Attitash Mountain ResortWildcat Mountain and Crotched Mountain in New Hampshire. They join the Company’s existing Northeast resorts – Stowe Mountain Resort and Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, and Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire – and together will provide skiers and riders incredible variety and choice in the region.

In the Mid-Atlantic, the acquired resorts are: Liberty Mountain ResortRoundtop Mountain ResortWhitetail ResortJack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania.

In the Midwest, the new resorts are: Alpine ValleyBoston MillsBrandywine and Mad River Mountain in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. They join the Company’s other Urban resorts in the Midwest which draw guests from Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis. Those resorts are: Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Afton Alps in Minnesota.

“We are thrilled that with this acquisition, skiers and riders living in and around some of the biggest cities in the country will now have access to both ski close to home and at renowned mountain resorts around the world – with just one pass,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. “We are excited to welcome each of these ski areas into the Vail Resorts family and to continue to invest in what makes them unique.”

The 2019-20 Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Epic Australia Pass and Military Epic Pass now include unlimited and unrestricted access to each of the 17 ski areas, in addition to the access provided to some of the world’s most well-known resorts including Vail, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City and Breckenridge. Guests with an Epic Day Pass are also able to access these 17 ski areas as a part of the total number of days purchased. For the 2019-20 season, Vail Resorts will honor all Peak Resorts pass products and continue to sell them through the fall. Current Peak Resorts’ pass holders now have the option to upgrade to an Epic Pass or Epic Local Pass.

Following today’s closing, Vail Resorts plans to invest approximately $15 million over the next two years in one-time capital spending to elevate the guest experience at these resorts. Additionally, the Company’s annual ongoing capital expenditures are expected to increase by approximately $10 million to support the addition of the new ski areas.

Peak’s common stock will be delisted from the Nasdaq Global Select Market effective as of the close of trading on September 24, 2019.

Epic Pass Access Details

Vail Resorts currently offers the following access and benefits for 2019-20 Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass, Military Epic Pass and Epic Day Pass holders. These products now include access to each of the 17 acquired ski areas as outlined below.

  • Epic Pass™: For $969 for adults and $509 for children (ages five to 12), the Epic Pass offers the following access and benefits:

o    Unlimited, unrestricted access to: Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Okemo, Mount Snow, Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat, Crotched, Hunter, Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Stevens Pass, Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Mad River, Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Paoli Peaks, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Wilmot in North America. The Epic Pass also includes access to Perisher, Falls Creek, and Hotham in Australia.

    • Limited access to partner resorts, including: seven days at each of Telluride, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies; five consecutive days at Hakuba Valley, Japan’s ten ski resorts; five consecutive days at Japan’s Rusutsu Resort. The Epic Pass also grants limited access to Les 3 Vallées in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy. 
  • Epic Local Pass™: For $719 for adults, $579 for teens (ages 13 to 18) and $379 for children (ages five to 12), the Epic Local Pass offers the following access and benefits:
    • Unlimited, unrestricted access to: Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Okemo, Mount Snow, Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat, Crotched, Hunter, Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Stevens Pass, Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Mad River, Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Paoli Peaks, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Wilmot.
    • Unlimited access with holiday restrictions to: Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Stowe.
    • 10 total days combined (with holiday restrictions) at: Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb.
    • Limited access to partner resorts, including: two days (with limited holiday restrictions) at Sun Valley; two days (with limited holiday restrictions) at Snowbasin; and five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Hakuba Valley’s ten ski resorts in Japan; and five total consecutive days with no blackout dates at Rusutsu Resort.
  • Military Epic Pass™: For $159 for Active and Retired Military and their dependents and $559 for Veteran Military and their dependents, the      Military Epic Pass offers the following access:
    • Unlimited, unrestricted access to: Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Okemo, Mount Snow, Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat, Crotched, Hunter, Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Stevens Pass, Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Mad River, Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Paoli Peaks, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton, and Wilmot in North America. The Military Epic Pass also includes access to Perisher, Falls Creek, and Hotham in Australia.

         Epic Day PassAnnounced earlier this year as a part of Epic for Everyone, the Epic Day Pass provides unprecedented flexibility and season pass discounts to guests skiing as little as one day.

o   With the customizable pass, guests can unlock discounts of up to 50 percent off lift ticket window prices by selecting the number of days they plan to ski or ride – from one day to seven days – and whether or not to add holiday access.

o   Guests can use the pass at any of the Company’s North American owned resorts, including Whistler Blackcomb, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, and more, including the 17 new resorts. Those purchasing four or more days also get access to Telluride, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies as a part of the total number of days purchased.

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 37 world-class mountain resorts and urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher, Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia; Stowe, Mount Snow, Okemo in Vermont; Hunter Mountain in New York; Mount Sunapee, Attitash, Wildcat and Crotched in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; Liberty, Roundtop, Whitetail, Jack Frost and Big Boulder in Pennsylvania; Alpine Valley, Boston Mills, Brandywine and Mad River in Ohio; Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri; Wilmot in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and Paoli Peaks in Indiana. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN).

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SkiCom Looks to Hire 12 For Ultimate Mountain Dream Job: Get Paid for VIP Resort Experience

September 18, 2019
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Be one of the 12 Ski.Com hires to have a VIP experience at top ski resorts like Aspen Snowmass.

Aspen, Colo. – For the second year in a row, Ski.com, one of the largest providers of ski vacations in North America, is once again searching for candidates to document what it’s like to experience the hottest ski destinations around the world. Starting today through October, 29 2019, Ski.com will be accepting applications for the ultimate on-mountain gig: The Ski.com Dream Job. Twelve applicants will be selected—two per destination—and assigned to travel to and document the “ski-boots-on-the-ground” experience at one of the following six destinations during the 2020 winter: Aspen Snowmass, Colo.; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Big Sky, Mont.; Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta; Chamonix, France; Niseko, Japan.

Ski.com’s Dream Job hires will be compensated with an all-expenses paid VIP resort experience, flights on United Airlines, gear from Stio, Black Crows, Giro and GoPro, custom forecasts from OpenSnow, a paycheck of $2,000 per person and the opportunity to save our snow with Protect Our Winters.

“Last fall, for Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job, we received nearly 1,200 video entries and a very passionate community formed online in support of the applicants,” said Dan Sherman Ski.com chief marketing officer. “This year, instead of hiring one person, we are now looking for candidates to fill 12 open positions who will visit six incredible destinations around the word while receiving products and services from an all-star group of partners.”

The ideal candidates must have a serious desire to travel to some of the most amazing mountain destinations on the planet, they must be able to ski and/or snowboard at at least an advanced intermediate level and they must love après, mingling with locals and documenting their travel experiences.

To apply, interested job seekers must first choose the destination to which they would like to apply and then submit an application video between September 17, 2019 and October 29, 2019 explaining in 90 seconds or less why they should be hired and what drew them to the destination. Ski.com encourages applications from individuals or two-person teams. Each applicant can choose one resort or apply to multiple destinations.

For more information and to apply, applicants should visit www.ski.com/dreamjob. Ski.com will announce the 12 people who have been selected for the job on November 19, 2019. 

Founded in 1971 in the heart of Colorado ski country, Aspen-headquartered Ski.com is one of North America’s largest providers of mountain vacation packages and an industry leader in online travel technology. The company specializes in booking custom ski vacations at more than 120 of the most popular ski resorts and heli- and cat-skiing destinations in North America, Europe, Japan and South America and offers the largest collection of mountain lodging and ski-vacation components, including discounted lift tickets, flights, equipment rental, ski school, activities and more. Providing unsurpassed mountain-travel expertise, Ski.com’s 70 Mountain Travel Experts average 26 years of experience in the ski travel industry.

 

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Purchasing Vail Resorts’ 2018-19 Epic Pass before April 15, Locks in Lowest Price & Perks for $49 Down to Ski 64 Resorts Worldwide

April 9, 2018

Skiing Heavenly Mountain Resort, Lake Tahoe, one of 64 mountain resorts on Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass for 2018-9. © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –The Epic Pass is the only worldwide unlimited, unrestricted season pass that allows skiers and snowboarders to purchase a season pass next winter at the lowest guaranteed rate with just $49 down now. Purchasing the Epic Pass before Sunday, April 15 also provides skiers and snowboarders with 12 discounted tickets (“Buddy Tickets” and “Ski With a Friend”) to share with friends and family. Priced at $899 for the 2018-19 winter season, the Epic Pass provides access to 64 mountain resorts in eight countries and 11 states and provinces and remains unmatched in the mountain resort industry for the variety and value it offers skiers and snowboarders.

New for next winter, the Epic Pass will feature access to an additional 19 resorts around the world, including Telluride and Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado; Hakuba Valley’s nine ski resorts in Japan; Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, including Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec; Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont; and Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire, all in a long-term alliance.

Perks for Buying the 2018-2019 Epic Pass before April 15:

  • $49 Down Now, Pay the Rest Later. For a limited time only, a $49 down payment now guarantees the lowest price for Vail Resorts’ season pass products with the remainder due in the fall.
     
  • 12 Total Discounted Tickets for Family and Friends. Purchasing a 2018-19 season pass by Sunday, April 15, ensures that skiers and snowboarders will lock in the lowest price, combined with the most discount lift tickets for friends and family to use: Six “Buddy” tickets at a flat discounted rate for friends and family to use and six “Ski With A Friend” discounted tickets are offered with eligible season passes. April 15 is the deadline to receive all 12 benefit tickets with purchase of an Epic Pass.
  • Put Your Ticket Towards a Season Pass Purchase. New guests can also benefit from the Turn in Your Ticket program, allowing skiers and snowboarders to apply the cost of their day lift ticket toward the price of an eligible season pass for the 2018-19 season. Guests can bring their same-day lift ticket to a season pass office at any of the Vail Resorts owned mountains and put the value of the ticket towards an eligible season pass product.

Additional season pass options and the Epic Pass Account Manager for new or existing pass holders can be viewed at EpicPass.com.

Season Pass Insurance

Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase pass insurance, which ranges from $10 to $25 depending on the type of pass purchased. All of the Company’s season pass products are non-refundable and non-transferable; however, pass insurance covers pass holders in the event of unexpected circumstances including sickness, injury and job loss. Find out more at EpicPass.com.

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc.

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Bolton Valley Vermont Gets 4 Feet of Snow in 4 Days, all 71 Trails Open for Skiing

March 17, 2018

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BOLTON VALLEY, Vt. (March 16, 2018) – Bolton Valley Resort, located high in the Green Mountains of Vermont, has lately been measuring snowfall in feet, not inches. The resort has received nearly 7 feet of snow since March 1, 82 inches to be exact.

Last week the mountain saw 25 inches fall between Wednesday and Sunday (March 7 – 11). Skiers and riders were ecstatic to see over two feet of snow fall in a few short days.

But there was plenty more still to come as it started snowing again at the mountain on Tuesday morning, March 13. Since then snow has been falling pretty much non-stop for four days. As of 3:30pm on Friday, March 16, the four day storm total stands at over four feet of snow, (49 Inches) and it is still snowing.

The resort has all 71 trails and six lifts open. Powder conditions can be found all across the mountain.  2018-19 All Access Season Passes are on sale now and skiers and riders can ski for the rest of this season for free when they purchase a pass for next season. Also, skiers can ski for the next five seasons for less than the price of four seasons with the new Five Year Green Pass.

Bolton Valley offers 71 trails for alpine skiing and riding, over 1200 acres of high elevation backcountry terrain, 15km of groomed Nordic trails, a complete Sports Center plus Vermont’s most extensive top-to-bottom night skiing and riding. All-inclusive, true ski-to-your-door lodging packages are from $75/person/night. For more information, visit www.boltonvalley.com or call 877-9BOLTON.

 

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