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Vail Resorts Mounts 96-Hour Ski Sale Feb. 23-26 With up to 55% Off Lodging

February 12, 2016
Keystone Mountain Resort

Take advantage of Vail Resorts’ 96-hour sale to book a trip to Keystone Mountain Resort, Colorado © 2016 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Snow.com 96-Hour Sale clock starts ticking with the best rates on vacations across Vail Resorts and RockResorts destinations, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Grand Teton National Park and Montego Bay, Jamaica.

A Mountain of Vacation Values

With up to 25 feet of snow in Colorado and Utah this winter, there are plenty of fresh tracks for one more ski getaway this season. Rates at the Keystone Lodge & Spa, which has undergone substantial upgrades throughout the property and guest rooms, start at $179 per night – a savings of up to 45 percent! Mountain Thunder Lodge in the heart of Breckenridge offers a variety of lodging choices including studio, one- to three-bedroom condominiums and two- and three-bedroom town homes at up to 40 percent off with rates starting at $173. Vail aficionados can also enjoy lodging savings of up to 40 percent with rates at The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort in Vail Village starting at $253. In Beaver Creek, lodging rates can be found with savings of up to 45 percent, including The Pines Lodge, A RockResort, where rates start at $269 with easy access to the resort’s world-class slopes. Save up to 30 percent at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Park City with rates starting at $119 and discovery the country’s largest ski resort. In Lake Tahoe, skiers and snowboarders can save up to 25 percent on lodging with rates starting at $105 at the Meadows in Kirkwood, $199 at Aspen Grove in Northstar and $199 through Lake Tahoe Lodging Company. www.Snow.com/96HourSale

Go Green and Save Green on Transportation

The 96-Hour Sale values continue with ground transportation from Colorado Mountain Express. Keep an extra vehicle off the road, leave the driving to the pros, sit back, enjoy the views or keep up-to-date with complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Save $15 per person on roundtrip shuttles from Denver International Airport to Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek and other Rocky Mountain destinations. www.RideCME.com

Gear Up Online and Save

For those who prefer to travel lightly, RentSkis.com can help skiers and snowboarders save on baggage fees and then some. Get ahead of the game by booking rental equipment online across more than 90 locations in North America and save up to 20 percent. www.RentSkis.com

Celebrate and Save with the National Park Service Centennial

For a different type of mountain vacation, the National Park Service celebrates 100 years this summer across its parks including the spectacular Grand Teton National Park. Also known as the Serengeti of the West, where the bison, moose, bear and other wildlife roam free visitors to the park can listen to the elk bugle from a cozy, classic cottage at Jackson Lake Lodge in the heart of the park with rates starting at $195 per night – a savings of up to 35 percent.www.GTLC.com

96 Hours to Island Time

Choose white sand beaches for an unforgettable retreat at Half Moon Jamaica, located just 10 minutes from MBJ airport. Relax and unwind at the award-winning Fern Tree Spa, play Golf at our 18-hole, par-72 championship course, or dine at the renowned Sugar Mill Restaurant.  Luxury Rooms/Suites start at $299.  Villas start at $2,126 per night – a savings of up to 25 percent. www.HalfMoon.RockResorts.com

Snow.com 96-Hour Sale participating properties and services include:

  • Vail, Colo.
    • The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort
    • The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort
    • The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail
    • Austria Haus
  • Beaver Creek, Colo.
    • Osprey at Beaver Creek, A RockResort
    • The Pines Lodge, A RockResort
    • Beaver Creek Resort Properties
  • Breckenridge, Colo.
    • One Ski Hill Place, A RockResort
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Breckenridge
    • Crystal Peak Lodge
    • Mountain Thunder Lodge
    • Village Hotel & The Village at Breckenridge
  • Keystone, Colo.
    • Keystone Lodge & Spa
    • The Inn at Keystone
    • Keystone Property Management
  • Park City, Utah
    • Grand Summit Hotel
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Park City
    • Silverado Lodge
    • Sundial Lodge
    • Vintage on the Strand
  • Grand Teton National Park
    • Jenny Lake Lodge
    • Jackson Lake Lodge
    • Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch
  • South Lake Tahoe, Calif. & Nev.
    • Lake Tahoe Lodging Company
  • Kirkwood, Calif.
    • Mountain Club
    • The Meadows
    • Sun Meadows
  • Truckee, Calif.
    • Northstar Condos
    • Ski Trails
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
    • Half Moon, Jamaica
  • Colorado Mountain Express
  • RentSkis.com

Visit www.Snow.com/96HourSale to book or for more information. These deals cannot be booked until 12:01 a.m. MST on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 and will expire at 11:59 p.m. MST on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. Other restrictions may apply.

 

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New MAX Pass Gives Access to 22 Premier Ski Destinations in North America

October 17, 2015
  • 5 Days at Each Resort with a Total of 110 Days on the Slopes for $719 USD
  • Perfect for Weekends at Resorts near Home and Destination Trips—All on One Pass
  • The M.A.X. Pass Pays for Itself in as Little as Seven Days
  • Buy Now Prices Increase on November 1st
Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado, one of the Powdr resorts, is one of 22 North American ski/snowboard destinations included in the MAX Skicard program © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado, one of the Powdr resorts, is one of 22 North American ski/snowboard destinations included in the MAX Skicard program © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Last spring, Intrawest, Powdr and Boyne Resorts jointly launched the new and revolutionary M.A.X. Pass and it’s available now for the 2015-2016 winter season. This “Multi-Alpine Experience” ski pass gives skiers and snowboarders access to 22 unique and legendary mountains across North America for the 2015-2016 season. M.A.X. Passholders can experience five days at each of the 22 participating resorts with a total of 110 days on the slopes and no blackout dates for $719 for adults, $519 for teens (ages 13–17), $269 for youth (ages 6-12), and US$29 for children (5 and under). These fall prices are available only until October 31, 2015.

Participating resorts by region include:

Northeast/East
Killington, Vt.
Loon Mountain, N.H.
Pico Mountain, Vt.
Snowshoe, W. Va.
Stratton, Vt.
Sugarloaf, Maine
Sunday River, Maine

Rockies
Big Sky, Mont.
Brighton, Utah
Copper Mountain, Colo.
Steamboat, Colo.
Winter Park, Colo.

Midwest
Boyne Highlands, Mich.
Boyne Mountain, Mich.

West
Boreal Mountain, Calif.
Crystal Mountain, Wash.

Lee Canyon, Nev
Mt. Bachelor, Ore.
The Summit at Snoqualmie, Wash.

Canada
Blue Mountain, Ont.
Cypress Mountain, B.C.
Mont Tremblant, Quebec

“Skiers and riders are always looking for new resorts to explore, terrain to master and experiences with friends and family to remember. The new M.A.X. Pass gives winter sports enthusiasts the opportunity to get the most value out of their winter season while experiencing unique mountains and a variety of incredible terrain throughout North America. The M.A.X. Pass gives skiers and riders the flexibility to ski where they want and when they want and The M.A.X. Pass pays for itself in as little as seven days,” the company said.

“Boyne Resorts is proud to align with two companies who share our true passion for creating unique destinations and resorts across North America to offer the best multi-mountain pass on the market,” said Stephen Kircher, President of Boyne Resorts’ Eastern Operations. “M.A.X. Passholders have the freedom to use the pass however they choose—from single day visits and long weekends to longer ski trips over the holidays.”

“Our three companies, Powdr, Intrawest, and Boyne, have always focused on creating a great experience at our resorts,” said John Cumming, CEO of Powdr. “Now, with the M.A.X. Pass, guests can have amazing experiences both close to home and at destination resorts around the country, with premier resorts in the Northeast, Mountain West, Pacific Northwest and Canada.”

“We joined forces with Boyne Resorts and Powdr to develop an innovative product that provides access to more incredible mountains in North America than any other pass in the market. Our goal is to provide our guests with a pass that provides maximum choice on when, where, and how long they ski at a great value. The M.A.X. Pass is a great way for skiers that have never owned a season pass to enjoy the flexibility they crave and the ability to save money versus buying day passes at several resorts,” said Tom Marano, CEO of Intrawest.

No Blackout Dates
The M.A.X. Pass is valid for the entire 2015-2016 ski season at all 22 mountains with no blackout dates, meaning all holidays are includedDays do not need to be used consecutively and days are not transferrable from one mountain to another.

Buy Now for Lowest Price
The M.A.X. Pass is on sale now at theMAXpass.com and is available at the current fall rate through October 31, 2015.

2015-16 Season Pass Holder Add-on Benefit for only $269
Skiers that have purchased a qualifying season pass at their favorite participating resort are eligible to purchase the M.A.X. Pass Add-on for only US$269 for adults, $219 for teens (ages 13–17), $169 for kids (ages 6-12), and $29 for children (5 and under). The M.A.X. Pass Add-on provides five days of skiing/riding at each participating resort, except those accessible with the qualifying season pass. That’s up to an additional 21 mountains for $269 for an adult pass. For more information visit www.theMAXpass.com

Purchase M.A.X. Pass ONLINE ONLY at theMAXpass.com. For additional info, email info@theMAXpass.com.

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Intrawest is a North American mountain resort and adventure company, delivering distinctive vacation and travel experiences to its customers for over three decades. The Company owns interests in seven four-season mountain resorts with more than 11,000 skiable acres and over 1,140 acres of land available for real estate development. Intrawest’s mountain resorts are geographically diversified across most of North America’s major ski regions, including the Eastern United States, the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Southwest and Canada. The Company also operates an adventure travel business, the cornerstone of which is Canadian Mountain Holidays, the leading heli-skiing adventure company in North America. Additionally, the Company operates a comprehensive real estate business through which it manages, markets and sells vacation club properties; manages condominium hotel properties; and sells and markets residential real estate. Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SNOW). For more information, visit www.intrawest.com.

Boyne Resorts is the largest family owned four-season resort company in North America; founded in 1947 by Everett Kircher.  A Michigan-based corporation, Boyne Resorts owns and/or operates award-winning mountain and golf resorts and attractions throughout the United States and Canada including Cypress Mountain near Vancouver, British Columbia, official freestyle skiing and snowboard venue of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Sugarloaf and Sunday River Resort in Maine,  Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, The Inn at Bay Harbor – A Renaissance Golf Resort and Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark in Michigan, Big Sky Resort in Montana, Loon Mountain in New Hampshire, Gatlinburg Sky Lift in Tennessee, Brighton in Utah, Crystal Mountain and The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington.  For more information on Boyne Resorts, visit www.boyneresorts.com.

Powdr is an active entertainment company, headquartered in Park City, Utah. Powdr has a network of businesses including eight mountain resorts (Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado; Killington Resort and Pico Mountain in Killington, Vermont; Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon; Boreal Resort and Soda Springs Resort in Donner Summit, California; Lee Canyon Resort near Las Vegas, Nevada; and Gorgoza Park in Park City, Utah); Woodward, world-class action sports camps and progression centers with four locations (Camp Woodward in Woodward, Pennsylvania; Woodward West in Tehachapi, California; Woodward Tahoe at Boreal Resort in California; and Woodward Copper in Summit County, Colorado); Outside Television, a national television network dedicated to the active lifestyle; Human Movement Management, an event production company; and Powdr Enterprises, launched to activate and integrate the Powdr platform and build new, complementary businesses, partnerships and programming. For additional information on Powdr, visit www.powdr.com.

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Stowe, Taos Ski Resorts Join The Mountain Collective

August 18, 2015
Stowe, Vermont has joined The Mountain Collective

Stowe, Vermont has joined The Mountain Collective

The Mountain Collective™ has widened its geographic reach with the addition of two premier ski destinations: Stowe joins The Mountain Collective as their first resort on the East Coast, while Taos extends passholder access into New Mexico.  The resorts join Sun Valley, AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Blackcomb, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Village, Whistler in British Columbia, and Thredbo in Australia, in offering unparalleled access to some of the best ski and snowboard terrain.

Mountain Collective passes are now on sale for $399 US. The Mountain Collective™ Pass includes two days of skiing or riding at each of the eleven destinations (AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, Stowe, Sun Valley, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Taos, Thredbo and Whistler Blackcomb), plus a 50 percent discount on all additional days with no blackout dates. Pricing for kids aged 12 and under is $99 for the 2015-16 season, making the Mountain Collective™ Pass an ideal option for families.

The Mountain Collective™ Pass grants access to 21 mountains with more than 43,400 acres of terrain and 271 lifts and an unmatched reputation for snow quality, quantity and steeps. Passes are available online through an exclusive technology, distribution and marketing partnership with Liftopia at www.MountainCollective.com. A limited number of passes are now available for only $399 US while supplies last.

In addition to being able to ski or ride at eleven leading destinations, extra benefits available to Mountain Collective pass holders include exclusive lodging deals and two bonus days at Valle Nevado, Chile and the Hakuba Valley, Japan. Additionally, passes come with a complimentary, one-year Protect Our Winters (protectourwinters.org) membership. The Mountain Collective is committed to being in business forever and partners with Protect Our Winters with the mission of uniting the winter sports community on the important issue of climate change. The partnership also offers a 50 percent discount on lift tickets to premier season pass holders at the participating resorts throughout the season.

Stowe Mountain Resort, located just outside the vibrant city of Burlington in northern Vermont, offers some of the best of East Coast skiing and riding between the inter-connected Spruce Peak and Mt. Mansfield, the highest elevation in the state.  Stowe regularly receives over 300 inches of snow each season and covers 80% of their diverse terrain with world-class snowmaking, offering the very best snow surfaces east of the Rocky Mountains. Passholders will have access to 485 acres of terrain over a 2,360 foot vertical drop.

“Stowe Mountain Resort is delighted to be part of Mountain Collective,” says Robert McEleney, President & CEO of Stowe Mountain Resort. “As the only Eastern resort among 11 distinctive and iconic destinations, Stowe offers a superlative overall experience both on and off the mountain to the most discerning skiers and riders traveling in this part of North America. Stowe Mountain Resort, a place we call ‘bigger than a mountain,’ combines skiing’s most storied history with new enhancements that range from outdoor ice skating to a new children’s Adventure Center and base area village at Spruce Peak.”

The Mountain Collective™ is an international alliance of premier ski destinations providing the Mountain Collective™ Pass, a lift ticket that includes two days of riding at all partner resorts and 50% off additional days at each resort.  The Mountain Collective™ includes AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, Stowe, Sun Valley, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Taos, Thredbo and Whistler Blackcomb – resorts that are focused on providing the best in snow terrain for skiers and snowboarders.

Visit www.MountainCollective.com or call (800) 705-6286 for more information.

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Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass Lowest Price Guaranteed Until Sept. 7

August 18, 2015
The view of Lake Tahoe from the slopes of Northstar Ski Resort, California, a Vail Resort. Vail Resorts' Epic Pass provides unlimited skiing to a dozen resorts The view of Lake Tahoe from the slopes of Northstar Ski Resort, California, a Vail Resort. Vail Resorts' Epic Pass provides unlimited skiing to a dozen resorts © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The view of Lake Tahoe from the slopes of Northstar Ski Resort, California, a Vail Resort. Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass provides unlimited skiing to a dozen resorts The view of Lake Tahoe from the slopes of Northstar Ski Resort, California, a Vail Resort. Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass provides unlimited skiing to a dozen resorts © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Labor Day Weekend is the deadline to get the best price on Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass, offering guests access to unrestricted, unlimited skiing for the 2015-16 winter season at a dozen premier ski resorts in the U.S., and perks at a couple of international resorts. Available for $769 for adults and $399 for children, pass holders gain unlimited, unrestricted access to over 32,000 acres at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Park City in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, Perisher in Australia for the 2016 season, Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan, and up to five free consecutive days when staying at in-resort accommodations at Verbier, Switzerland.

“The Epic Pass offers unparalleled access to the best skiing in the U.S.,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “The Epic Pass provides the best value, is the easiest to use and is the most popular pass.””

For visitors looking to take only one ski trip during the 2015-16 winter season, the Epic 4-Day provides four days of unrestricted access to Vail Resorts’ mountains in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe. At just over $1,200 for a family of four, the Epic 4-Day represents a 35 percent savings compared to lift tickets.

Vail Resorts 2015-16 Upgrades

Guests can look forward to $50-million in new improvements combining Park City and Canyons to create one Park City across 7,300 skiable acres of terrain; the project is one of the most ambitious and impactful capital programs in U.S. ski industry history and will be ready for the 2015-16 winter ski season. The plan includes the eight-passenger two-way high-speed Quicksilver gondola with mid-station and new trails, upgraded King Con and Motherload Lifts, new Miner’s Camp Restaurant, snowmaking upgrades and restaurant renovations.

Vail Resorts is also investing $10-15 million more in other resort improvements to elevate the guest experience, bringing its five-year resort investment total to more than $515 million. Improvements include upgrading Vail Mountain’s Avanti Express Lift (#2) to a six-passenger high-speed chairlift, expanding the “refreshing” snowmaking system at Beaver Creek, adding new snowmaking on the recently opened Peak 6 terrain at Breckenridge and rejuvenating the Keystone Lodge. More information on upgrades can be found at http://news.vailresorts.com.

Vail Resorts season pass information:

  • The Epic Pass: Ski as much as you want, whenever you want for $769. The Epic Pass pays for itself in less than five days of skiing or riding. With more than 32,000 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain, this pass can’t be beat. Unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Park City in Utah, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe, Perisher in Australia for the 2016 season, Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan, and up to five free consecutive days when staying at in-resort accommodations at Verbier, Switzerland. No blackout dates. A child pass is $399.
  • Epic Local Pass: Perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions. For $579, get unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, as well as Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton, with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. Also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in less than four days. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $299.
  • Epic 7-Day™ pass is great for guests who don’t plan to ski more than seven days next winter. The pass features seven unrestricted days of skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. The Epic 7-day is $579 for adults and $299 for children (ages 5-12). In addition, pass holders will receive a total of seven free days of skiing at Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton. The Epic 7-Day pays for itself in under four days of skiing and riding and provides more than 45 percent savings compared to lift tickets purchased at the lift ticket window next season.
  • The Epic 4-Day: Is optimal for guests planning one ski vacation during the 2015-16 winter season. $389 for adults and $219 for children (ages 5-12). Ski any four days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, and Arapahoe Basin, plus a total of four days at Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton. This pass pays for itself in just over two days and offers a savings of over 35 percent compared to lift tickets. And, for a little over $1,200 a family of four can ski four days at the best ski resorts in the U.S.

Six Ski-With-A-Friend Benefit Tickets

Epic Pass, Epic Local and Epic 7-Day pass holders will automatically receive six discounted Ski-With-a-Friend lift tickets to use for friends and family. All pass holders receive exclusive offers on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Mt. Brighton, Afton Alps and Arapahoe Basin. Additional season pass benefit information can be found at www.epicpass.com.

Season Pass Insurance Option

Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase pass insurance. 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. Coverage applies for all Epic season passes and is valid for the 2015-16 ski season.  Season pass insurance starts at just $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Biggest Savings of the Year on Lodging

Throughout the year, Epic Pass holders save up to an additional 20 percent off the lowest lodging rates and existing promotional packages with Vail Resorts owned and operated properties. The discounts are even deeper this week when pass holders book during Vail Resorts’ biggest sale of the year, the 96 Hour Sale, by Friday, August 21 at 11:59PM MDT.

Direct Flights to Nearby Airports

Access to Epic Pass resorts is easy with direct access to Denver International Airport (DEN), Eagle County Airport (EGE), approximately 25 minutes west of Beaver Creek and Vail; Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), approximately 1 hour northeast of Lake Tahoe, and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC), approximately 35 minutes from Park City.

For more formation on the Epic Pass, visit www.epicpass.com.

Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and two 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; Perisher, Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Company 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). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

See also:

Northstar California scores with new programs: Tost, 4Her, Mountain Table Dinner and slideshow

Keystone, Colorado is Perfect Destination Mountain Resort For Families and slideshow

Night & Day in Heavenly: Your Inner Angel & Devil Both Get Time to Play At Resort that Straddles Nevada & California

Breckenridge Mountain Resort Is Worth The Hike

Beaver Creek: Penultimate in Rocky Mountain Skiing

A Mancation to Heavenly Mountain, Lake Tahoe

 

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Vail Resorts Opens Sales on 2015-16 Epic Pass at Sale Price of $769 thru April 12

March 10, 2015
Keystone, Colorado is one of the 11 iconic Vail Resorts where you have unlimited skiing and riding privileges for the season with the Epic Pass © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com © Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Keystone, Colorado is one of the 11 iconic Vail Resorts where you have unlimited skiing and riding privileges for the season with the Epic Pass © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com
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BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Vail Resorts has just put the 2015-16 Epic Pass on sale, affording unlimited access to 11 U.S. resorts that collectively offer more than 32,000 acres of terrain. Until April 12, the Pass can be purchased for just $769 for adults and $399 for children, with $49 downpayment to lock in the rate. What is more, you can use lift ticket purchased after March 10 toward the purchase price.

The Epic Pass allows skiers and snowboarders to experience iconic resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Park City all season long. With Park City merging with Canyons Resort over the summer and becoming the largest U.S ski resort, plus the benefit of $85 million in resort improvements for guests last season, $492 million since 2010 and more improvements to come over the summer of 2015, the Epic Pass offers unrivaled services, skiing and snowboarding under one pass.

Skiers and snowboarders can put just $49 down by Sunday, April 12, to lock in the lowest guaranteed pass price for next season, with the balance due in September. The Epic Pass pays for itself in less than five days of skiing and offers a 35 percent savings compared to lift ticket purchases at the lift ticket window. For guests planning on just one ski vacation, the Epic 4-Day offers four unrestricted days of skiing or snowboarding, valid all season long. At $389 for adults, the Epic 4-Day pays for itself in just over two days with a 35 percent savings from the lift ticket window.

“The Epic Pass continues to offer the best deal in the ski industry with access to legendary resorts across the country and some of the best skiing and riding in the world,” said Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts. “This is the best time to lock in the lowest price for yourself, friends and family, and experience the benefits of owning a season pass for next ski season. The prices will only go up, but we’ll continue to offer unparalleled guest offerings at all of our resorts.””

Starting March 10, guests can benefit from the Turn in Your Ticket program this spring, which allows skiers and snowboarders to apply the cost of their day lift ticket towards the price of an Epic season pass for the 2015-16 ski season. Guests can bring their day ticket to a season pass office at any of the Vail Resorts owned mountains and let the staff know they’d like to put the money towards any season pass product.

Epic Pass, Epic 7-Day and Epic 4-Day Pass

The Epic Pass™ delivers unlimited skiing and snowboarding all season long at 11 U.S. resorts. With unlimited and unrestricted access, skiers and snowboarders can ski as much as they want at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. The Epic Pass is $769 for adults and $399 for children (ages 5-12). The Epic Pass pays for itself in less than five days of skiing or riding and offers a 35 percent discount compared to lift ticket window purchases. With more than 32,000 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain, this pass affords the best value in the ski industry.

Epic 7-Day ™ pass is great for guests who don’t plan to ski more than seven days next winter. The pass features seven unrestricted days of skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. The Epic 7-day is $579 for adults and $299 for children (ages 5-12). In addition, pass holders will receive seven free days of skiing at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps. The Epic 7-Day pays for itself in under four days of skiing and riding and provides more than 45 percent savings compared to lift tickets purchased at the lift ticket window next season.

Epic 4-Day ™ pass is optimal for skiers and riders planning on one ski trip next year, but want to save on lift tickets. The Epic 4-Day provides four unrestricted tickets, valid at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. The Epic 4-Day is $389 for adults and $219 for children (ages 5-12). Epic 4-Day pass holders also receive four free days of skiing at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps. For just more than $1,200, a family of four can ski four days of their choosing. The Epic 4-Day pays for itself in over two days of skiing or riding with a 35 percent savings compared to lift tickets purchased at the lift ticket window next year.

Season Pass Benefits
Epic Pass and all Vail Resorts season pass holders will receive exclusive offers on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, as well as Mt. Brighton, Afton Alps and Arapahoe Basin. Season pass holders also automatically receive six discounted Ski-With-a-Friend Tickets, on most passes. All season pass products are non-transferable and non-refundable. Additional season pass benefit information can be found at www.epicpass.com.

Season Pass Insurance Option
Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase pass insurance. All of the Company’s season pass products are non-refundable and non-transferrable; however, pass insurance covers pass holders in the event of unexpected circumstances including sickness, injury and job loss. Coverage applies for all Epic season passes, valid for the 2015-16 ski season.

Current benefits and prices on Epic season passes are only guaranteed through Sunday, April 12, 2015. To purchase a season pass online or to find out more information, visit www.epicpass.com.

 

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Discounted Rates Kick in for Spring Skiing at Keystone Resort, Colorado

February 18, 2015

Spring skiing at Keystone, Colorado offers best of all worlds - great snow, long days, warm weather, and discounted rates © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Spring skiing at Keystone, Colorado offers best of all worlds – great snow, long days, warm weather, and discounted rates © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

March and April is the perfect time to plan a trip to Keystone Resort, Colorado, when rates are discounted, the days are long, there is night skiing (free on the day of arrival), the weather is warm and the snow is soft.

Discounted lodging offers, including savings of up to 50 percent off, are available for select dates and accommodations during the remainder of the ski season. All stays of two nights or more include Keystone’s Kids Ski Free offer for children 12 and younger. Keystone’s Kids Ski Free program contains no red tape, fine print, or blackout dates and is available daily, including weekends and holidays.

During Keystone’s Secret Season, Feb. 20-March 5, guests can receive up to 50 percent off mid-week visits and up to 33 percent off weekend stays. One-bedroom condos in River Run Village, a central location within walking distance of lift access, begin at $148 per night. In addition to fewer people on the mountain during this time frame, plenty of free family-friendly activities are available daily.

For guests looking for a perfect spring break getaway, 50 percent discounts on lodging options are available from March 19-27 for any length of stay. Additionally, 33 percent off lodging stays are available all season long.

March and April offers skiers and riders the chance to enjoy soft snow, plentiful late-season powder days, and sunny afternoons perfect for enjoying an après beverage on one of the resort’s many decks or patios. Keystone’s renowned night skiing operation will be available for most of the month of March, taking advantage of longer days and providing the opportunity for sunset turns and fun under the stars.

Warmer days and softer snow make spring a perfect time for newcomers to the sport to take advantage of Keystone’s Ski&Ride School. With lessons for all ages and abilities, families can hone their skills and pass on their love of snow sports. Late season at Keystone is also highlighted by a number of fun events, whether you choose to spectate or participate; rail jams, pond skimming and the hilarious annual Red Bull Schlittentag are all perfect events to plan a trip around.

Keystone’s 3,148 skiable acres of terrain, average of 300 days of sun a year, discounted lodging, free daily activities, and lots of on- and off-snow activities all combine to provide the ideal location for Spring Break vacations. When not skiing or riding, Keystone’s Kidtopia offers free daily programming; from a 4 p.m. Cookie Hour to Saturday night fireworks, there are a variety of additional activities to enjoy. Plus, Keystone’s many award-wining dining options provide the perfect backdrop for family gatherings, intimate date nights and memory-making outings with friends.

In addition to free lift tickets for children 12 and younger, guests who stay two or more nights receive free night skiing access on day of arrival, free ice skating with 20 percent off skate rentals and free yoga class admission.

As one of the closest ski resorts to Denver, Keystone is the ultimate location for families to enjoy the allure of the mountains; be it on skis, snowboards, ice skates, snow tubes or horse-drawn sleigh rides. For more information about Keystone, visit keystoneresort.com or call 877-204-7889. Follow the resort at @KeystoneMtn on Twitter or at http://www.Facebook.com/Keystone.

 

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Score Super Lift Ticket Savings on SuperBowl Day with Liftopia

January 26, 2015
Score savings of up to 30% off the walk-up window rate at Copper Mountain, Colorado on SuperBowl Sunday, through Liftopia © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Score savings of up to 30% off the walk-up window rate at Copper Mountain, Colorado on SuperBowl Sunday, through Liftopia © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Short Lift Lines, Open Slopes and Advance Purchase Lift Tickets Up to 80 Percent Off Make It Easy to Ski One Bowl Then Watch the Other on Feb. 1

SAN FRANCISCO – With more than 115 million people expected to stay home and tune in to the big game on Feb. 1, it’s the perfect time to hit the slopes.  Liftopia, an online and mobile marketplace for advance purchase lift tickets and other mountain activities, is helping skiers and riders take advantage of uncrowded runs and short lift lines before the 6:30pm EST kickoff on Game Day with savings up to 80 percent on lift tickets when booked in advance.

Even those heading to Phoenix can take advantage of these deals before the big game, with lift tickets at Arizona Snowbowl (2.5 hour drive from Phoenix) starting at $49.99 on Jan. 31 (19% savings) and $45.99 on Feb. 1 (26% savings compared to the walk-up window rate when purchased in advance).

“Super Bowl Sunday is one of the best days of the year to get out on the mountain. There’s always time to start the day on the snow with some friends before you spend some time on the couch with some friends. Burning a few calories makes the wings all the more enjoyable,” said Evan Reece, co-founder and CEO of Liftopia.

Here is a sample of Liftopia’s Game Day offers when purchased in advance, with more available at www.liftopia.com:

California

  • At Mt Baldy save up to 62% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $25
  • At Snow Valley save up to 45% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $34
  • At Homewood save up to 13% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $54

 Colorado

  • At Arapahoe Basin save up to 31% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $59
  • At Copper Mountain save up to 30% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $89
  • At Sunlight Mountain save up to 28% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $42.99

 New England

  • At Jay Peak save up to 38% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $45
  • At Waterville Valley save up to 44% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $42
  • At Okemo save up to 21% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $73
  • At Killington save up to 16% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $77

 Other Regions

  • At Arizona Snowbowl save up to 26% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $45.99
  • At Gore Mountain (NY) save up to 20% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $66
  • At Mont Blanc (QC) save up to 41% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $23
  • At Sun Valley (ID) save up to 28% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $79
  • At Snowbird (UT) save up to 28% off the walk-up window rate with lift tickets starting at $68

 (All prices are based on availability and will change dynamically.)

Liftopia operates one of the largest online and mobile marketplace and resort technology platforms serving the ski and mountain activity industry.  Skiers and riders can purchase lift tickets, equipment rentals, meal vouchers and more from more than 250 ski areas in North America on Liftopia.com and via the Liftopia mobile app, with savings of up to 85% off walk-up window rates when purchased in advance. The Liftopia Platform, a cloud-based commerce solution, provides resorts with access to the industry’s most advanced data-driven pricing models along with sophisticated business intelligence and customer analytics to better control and create predictability from advance purchase sales. The Liftopia platform also enables resorts to  integrate variable pricing through their own branded websites and mobile channels. Founded in 2005, Liftopia is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by leading institutional and angel investors. Visit the Liftopia blog or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Ski Finger Lakes, NY Entices Pennsylvania Residents with Discount Card

November 11, 2014

Ski Finger Lakes, representing four ski resorts in Cortland County, New York are running a special promotion to bring overnight travelers from Pennsylvania. The Ski FLX Mountain Pass provides a 30% discount card to the four resorts – Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Toggenburg Mountain Winter Sports Center, Labrador Mountain, and Song Mountain Resort.

The resorts are within 30 minutes of each other and offer plenty of variety for experts and beginning skiers alike.

The pass is valid at all four mountains and can be used multiple times. PA residents can order the card at a new website: http://www.skifingerlakes.com. (A Pennsylvania license must be shown in order to get the discount.)

 

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Deadline to Purchase Vail Resorts’ EpicPass, For Access to 22 Ski Mountains is Nov. 23

November 11, 2014
The spectacular view from Heavenly Mountain, one of the 22 Vail Resorts included in the EpicPass © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The spectacular view from Heavenly Mountain, one of the 22 Vail Resorts included in the EpicPass © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

  • Park City Mountain now featured on the Epic Pass
  • Epic Pass now features 22 of the world’s most iconic mountains and more than 32,000 acres of skiing and riding for $769
  • All season passes (including Epic, Epic Local, Epic 4- and 7-Day and Tahoe products) are available only through Nov. 23, 2014
  • At the current price, the Epic Pass saves 30 percent vs. lift tickets and pays for itself in just over six days

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -—Nov. 23, 2014 is the last chance for skiers and riders to purchase an Epic Pass, one of the world’s most flexible, popular season passes, for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season. With Keystone Resort in Colorado already open and recent snow storms combined with snowmaking systems in full operation across Vail Resorts’ iconic mountains in Colorado, Utah and Lake Tahoe, the clock is ticking down on being able to purchase the industry’s best-selling and arguably most valuable season pass.

Why is it so valuable? With the recent acquisition of Park City in Utah, Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass now offers unprecedented access to 22 legendary mountain resorts and more than 32,000 acres of the best skiing and riding in the world.  At $769 for adults and $399 for children (ages 5-12), it also offers the industry’s best value, saving 30 percent versus buying lift tickets and paying for itself in just over six days.

The 2014-15 Epic Pass features unlimited, unrestricted skiing and riding at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Furthermore, Epic Pass holders have the opportunity to extend their skiing and riding adventures globally with up to five consecutive free days each (when booking in-resort lodging) at the renowned mountain resorts of Les 3 Vallées, France (Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle) and Verbier, Switzerland, and five consecutive free days at Niseko United, Japan.

In addition to adding Park City to the Epic Pass line-up, Vail Resorts has poured $85 million into elevating the guest experience for 2014-15, bringing its five-year resort investment total to $492 million. Improvements include:

  • A new combination 10-person gondola/six-passenger express lift at Beaver Creek replacing Centennial Express, the resort’s primary portal.
  • Breckenridge upgraded the Colorado Super Chair from a quad express to a six-passenger express providing a 30 percent increase in capacity for Peak 8’s primary and most-used lift.
  • A one-of-a-kind “refresh” snowmaking system at Beaver Creek which will ensure, regardless of natural snowfall, the resorts’ guests will always be skiing or riding on the freshest snow available every day.
  • A remodeled Peak 9 restaurant at Breckenridge, providing a warm, welcoming, high-quality guest experience at the resort’s most scenic dining location, sitting at 11,274 feet.
  • Canyons will replace the temporary Cloud Dine structure with a permanent, 316-seat restaurant, a 41 percent increase in seating capacity to the only on-mountain facility serving the Dream Peak and Iron Mountain lift pods.
  • A snowmaking upgrade to Canyons’ pump station, increasing snowmaking efficiency by 25 percent and enabling top-to-bottom skiing and superior early-season snow surface conditions.
  • Vail’s most historic hotel, The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort, is undergoing significant renovations to 56 hotel rooms and the lobby, including contemporary mountain interior finishes, furnishings, soft goods, lighting and the installation of air conditioning.

All Vail Resorts 2014-15 season pass options are available only through Nov. 23, 2014, including:

  • The Epic Pass™: Unlimited skiing all winter for $769. Enjoy unlimited skiing or riding at 12 resorts including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. No blackout days or restrictions apply. Pass holders can also enjoy up to five consecutive free days each at Les 3 Vallées, France (Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle) and Verbier, Switzerland when booking in-resort lodging. New for winter 2014-15, Epic Pass purchasers will have access to five complimentary consecutive days at Niseko United, Japan–known as one of the snowiest and most celebrated powder skiing resorts in the world. The Epic Pass pays for itself in just over six days.
  • The Epic Local Pass TM  is perfect for people who can navigate a pass with restrictions.  At $589 for adults, $449 for teens (ages 13 – 18) and $299 for children (5 – 12), the Epic Local pass offers unlimited and unrestricted skiing at Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado with limited restrictions at Park City and Canyons in Utah, as well as Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. It also offers 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek in Colorado with holiday restrictions. The Epic Local Pass pays for itself in just over four days.
  • The Epic 4-Day ™ is optimal for guests planning one ski vacation during the 2014-15 winter season. At just$409 for adults and $229 for children (ages 5-12), ski any four days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. In addition, pass holders receive four free days at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps. This pass pays for itself in less than three days and offers a savings of up to 25 percent compared to lift tickets. And, for a little over $1,200 a family of four can ski four days at the world’s best ski resorts whenever they choose.
  • The Epic 7-Day ™ is ideal for guests planning to ski seven days throughout the winter season. At $589 for adults and $299 for children (ages 5-12), ski or ride a total of seven unrestricted days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe. In addition, pass holders receive seven free days at Mt. Brighton or Afton Alps.

Season Pass Benefits

Epic Pass and all Vail Resorts season pass holders will receive exclusive offers on lodging, dining, ski rentals, equipment, ski school and special events for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Canyons, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, as well as Mt. Brighton, Afton Alps and Arapahoe Basin. Season pass holders also automatically receive six Ski-With-a-Friend Tickets. Access to Les 3 Vallées, Verbier and Niseko United is only provided to Epic Pass holders and not holders of other passes offered by Vail Resorts (Epic 4-Day, Epic 7-Day, Epic Local Pass, Tahoe Local Pass, Summit Value Pass and Tahoe Value Pass). All season pass products are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Season Pass Insurance Option

Vail Resorts encourages guests to purchase pass insurance. All of the Company’s season pass products are non-refundable and non-transferrable; however, pass insurance covers pass holders in the event of unexpected circumstances including sickness, injury and job loss. Pass insurance is $20 for adults and $10 for children (ages 5-12). Coverage applies for all season passes, the Epic 4-Day and Epic 7-Day valid for the 2014-15 ski season.

For more information about the 2014-15 season pass line-up or to purchase a pass online, visit www.epicpass.com.

 

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Ski Deal Alert! Okemo Mountain’s 3&Easy Ticket Available Thru Oct 31

October 15, 2014
Okemo Mountain, Vermont. Okemo's Three-and-Easy ticket offer is back, but only through Oct. 31 © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Okemo Mountain, Vermont. Okemo’s Three-and-Easy ticket offer is back, but only through Oct. 31 © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

LUDLOW, Vt. – Ski deal alert! Okemo Mountain Resort’s Three-and-Easy ticket offer is back: the three-pack of lift tickets, good any day of the season with no restrictions, at one price for all ages, is $199 if purchased by October 31.

Tickets can be used one day at a time or all on the same day. At $199, this special offer is available only until October 31, 2014 at okemo.com.

“There’s so much excitement building for the winter season ahead,” said Okemo VP of Marketing Dave Kulis. “Since Three-and-Easy was so well received last year, we decided to bring it back to reward skiers and riders who plan their visits to Okemo early. And, Three-and-Easy tickets make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers!”

Okemo Mountain Resort is targeting November 15 as the start of the 2014/2015 ski and ride season. Improvements this year include snowmaking upgrades, terrain park makeovers and a new, state-of-the-art, six-passenger “bubble chair” – a high-speed lift that feature retractable orange domes and heated seats.

For more information, call 802-228-1600, or visit www.okemo.com.

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