With 26 unique ski areas and resorts offering more than 2,000 trails and 40,000 acres of mountain terrain, Colorado is the world’s premier ski and snowboard destination. The State also provides visitors with a variety of off-the-slopes winter activities including dog sledding, ice jeeping, snowshoeing and ice climbing. Now, with fresh powder from winter storms adding to the snowpack over the past ten days, resorts across the state are offering great values on airfare, lodging, lift tickets and more. The following are ten of the best offers:
Winter Park: Rates from $45 Per Person, Per Night. Save 50% off your 2nd night when you book one night. Restrictions may apply.
Aspen/SnowmassBuy 4 and Get More with the Perfect Storm Package. Buy a minimum four night/four day lift and lodging package and get a fifth night of lodging and a fifth day of lifts for free. Plus, get a Perfect Storm Card good for discounts on goods and services throughout the resort including in-resort discounts including, 15% off up to two adult group ski school lessons and 15% off any retail at any of our Four-Mountain Sports or D & E locations. Value Season: Purchase by December 1 valid January 5 – February 9, 2010. Peak Season: Purchase by February 15 valid March 26 – April 4, 2010.
Kids Fly, Ski Free at Vail and Beaver Creek: Pay for an American Airlines adult fare (age 18 and above) and get one free child’s ticket for ages 2-12 now through February 10, 2010. Families must travel to Vail or Beaver Creek between Sunday and Wednesday and from the resort between Tuesday and Friday. This offer is valid for travel January 3 – February 10, 2010 with no blackout dates; travel must be booked by February 10, 2010. This offer also allows kids to ski and stay for free and Colorado Mountain Express transports kids for free as part of this package. Additional restrictions may apply.
Breckenridge Ski Resort: Ski and board the blue bird skies and epic snow of Breckenridge! Receive 33% off your Spring Break vacation when you stay for three or more nights at Mountain Thunder Lodge, Great Divide Lodge, the Village Hotel or the Village at Breckenridge. Valid February 15-April 5, 2010.
Family and Friends Fly Free to Crested Butte – This winter season, when traveling to the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) on United, Delta and American, take advantage of the Friends and Family Fly Free program. Through April 4, 2010, buy two airline tickets and get the third free when staying in Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s lodging properties for at least four nights.
Steamboat Ski Resort: Enjoy Steamboat’s signature Champagne Powder™ and save up to 20 percent on lift tickets, lodging and rentals.
Copper Mountain – Stay for at least two nights and the third night is free. This deal includes the Beeline Advantage Lift Ticket offering guests their own dedicated lift line, in addition to kids under 12 skiing/riding free with the purchase of every adult ticket.
Telluride Ski Resort: Kids ski free at Telluride! Book a 5 night, 4 day lodging and lift ticket package with Telluride Resort Lodging and kids ski free.
Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort: Enjoy a Rocky Mountain escape at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort. For as low as $75 per person/per night, including 2 days lift tickets and 2 nights lodging.
Eldora Mountain Resort: Set out to Eldora Mountain Resort, located just 30 minutes from Boulder, and find lodging with lift tickets, starting at just $64.50 per person for a one-night stay. The Boulder Ski Escape Package is the perfect way to enjoy the slopes without breaking the bank.
Photo Credit: Durango Mountain Resort
Article by Barbara Weibel of Hole In The Donut Travels