Lace Up! Caesars Chalet Returns to the Heart of the Strip‏

November 20, 2014 on 2:07 pm | In Gaming Resorts, Las Vegas, Skiing Snowboarding | Comments Off



Enjoy a Classic Holiday Tradition at an Iconic Caesars Location Nov. 21 through Jan.11

LAS VEGAS  – Caesars Palace Las Vegas will turn the heart of the Las Vegas Strip into an ice skaters’ paradise once again with a real ice skating rink this holiday season. Guests will be able to ice skate over the iconic Caesars Palace fountain, the Strip-facing promenade that overlooks the Las Vegas Boulevard Nov. 21 through Jan. 11.

Caesars Chalet will offer a traditional real ice skating rink with an infusion of entertainment and special activities that evokes the holiday season. Guests can indulge in warm decadent seasonal food and beverage offerings from Moet and Patron. Festive funnel cakes will be available in flavors such as Caramel Apple, Red Velvet and the traditional favorite dusted with powdered sugar. Signature cocktails will include: Miracle on the Blvd., Inner Elf, Naughty & Nice, Ugly Red Sweater and Red Roller. Bottle service with Adirondack seating will be available nightly.

For more dining options, guests can also visit Serendipity 3 adjacent to Caesars Chalet for sweet treats like the famous Frrrrozen Hot Chocolate and Colossal Brownie Sundae or enjoy savory dishes such as The One & Only Las Vegas Strip Steak Sandwich or hand breaded chicken strips.

Ninety-minute skating sessions are available daily from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Skate rentals are available for $5 per session; each 90-minute session costs $20 per person. This year guests can also purchase an extended pass and/or rent the entire rink for a private party or event.

· All Access Pass: $35

Unlimited public skating on day of purchase & complimentary skate rental

· Chalet Pass – $150

Anytime access to the rink without waiting, private morning skate for chalet pass holders

· Multi-Pass Package – $300

Package of 10 all access passes/valid anytime and complimentary skate rental

· Private Party – $3,500

Includes private access to the ice skating rink for you and your party

Tickets can be purchased on-site, at any Caesars Entertainment resort box office, at any Ticket Master or at Ticket Master online.

CAESARS PALACE

World-renowned Las Vegas hotel and casino, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new 181-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace.

The 85-acre resort offers 25 diverse dining options including celebrity chef-branded restaurants by Gordon Ramsay, Bobby Flay, Nobu Matsuhisa and Guy Savoy, the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, nearly 130,000 square-feet of casino space, a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool oasis and the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa. The Forum Shops at Caesars showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlights world-class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Shania Twain and Jerry Seinfeld.

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Travel Impressions’ ‘Winter Escapes’ Offer Up To $3,000 Savings

November 19, 2014 on 11:18 am | In Adventure Travel, Skiing Snowboarding | Comments Off



Cat Outdoor Apparel 300 250Winter is starting to make its presence felt, with a sudden plunging of temperatures in the Northeast, which will stir migration impulses in people in the most densely populated parts of the country. Savings of up to $3,000 are nothing to sneeze at, so if a sale like this can help someone to achieve their winter breakaway, it’s a win/win. – David Cogswell, TravelPulse tour operators editor

Backcountry.com Winter ClearanceWith colder weather just around the corner, Travel Impressions is announcing its “Winter Escapes” with up to $3,000 in savings per couple on top of already reduced rates at some of the most popular hotels and resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and other domestic U.S. destinations on bookings made by Nov. 6, 2014 for travel Dec. 18, 2014 – Feb. 28, 2015. Dedicated Vacation Flights are also steeply discounted during the same time period, helping travel agents entice their clients to pull the trigger on some much needed winter rest and relaxation.

The “Winter Escapes” discounts include reduced rates, free nights, complimentary room upgrades and free resort credits. Participating hotels include: Azul Hotels, Bahai Principe Hotels & Resorts, Breathless Resort & Spa, Dreams Resorts, El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels, Generations Resorts, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts, Jewel Resorts, Now Resorts, Palladium Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus Resorts, RIU Resorts, Secrets Resorts, Westin Hotels and more.

In addition to hotel and resort rates being discounted, Travel Impressions’ dedicated vacation flights will provide dramatic savings beyond the cost-savings already built into the popular flight program. Travel Impressions offers nonstop dedicated vacation flights with early morning departures that bring travelers to their destination faster, optimizing time spent at the beach.

Dedicated Vacation Flights depart from more than 20 U.S. departure cities to popular vacation destinations throughout Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic with convenient service on new generation aircrafts operated by reputable airlines including AeroMexico, Alaska Airlines, Icelandair, Sun Country Airlines and Xtra Airways. These flights are typically non-stop with schedules that allow vacationers to spend more time in their resort instead of the air.

Agents booking online with Quest for Agents will receive a 1 percent bonus commission.

For more information and details on Travel Impressions’ “Winter Escape” program – including a list of participating properties – visit www.travimp.com/WinterEscapes.

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17th Annual Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival

November 18, 2014 on 2:24 pm | In British Columbia, Canada, Dine Drink, Festivals, Skiing Snowboarding, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Backcountry.com Winter ClearanceSun Peaks, BC (November 18, 2014) – Two of British Columbia’s finest assets—winter recreation and wine—make for an inspired pairing at the Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival this January 16–25, 2015. Dubbed one of the Best Winter Parties in Canada by MSN Travel, the Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival offers something for every taste with exquisite B.C. wine, food, skiing and riding.

The Festival is unique in Canada, offering extensive wine and culinary festivities at the height of the winter ski season.

A boon to oenophiles, foodies and outdoor aficionados, festival guests can enjoy Sun Peaks Resort’s spectacular new terrain. The resort now ranks as the second largest in Canada, growing to 4,270 acres of in-bound ski terrain with the addition of over 500 acres for the upcoming season.

Infused with mountain personality, the festival celebrates both the rough and tumble and the sophisticated sides of Canada’s Alpine Village. Not content to sample varietals around ordinary tables, the Festival’s famous Progressive Tasting takes over 650 participants into the mountain air and ski-through village to taste B.C. wineries’ diverse offerings. Plus, new this year are Vertical Goes Vino and I Heard It Through the Grapevine. Several events have already sold out, being snapped up shortly after they became available, including one of the traditional favourites Port, Chocolate & Cheese: After the Après Social and the brand new Explorer Series.

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Tickets are still available for the remaining 18 events but are going quickly. Guests are encouraged to book early to avoid missing out.

“The Sun Peaks Winter Okanagan Wine Festival is truly a quintessential British Columbian Festival to start your new year. After a fantastic day skiing at one of the world’s best resorts, the idea of relaxing to delectable B.C. wine and cuisine is proving to be very popular,” said Blair Baldwin, general manager of Okanagan Wine Festivals Society.

“It’s the perfect way to embrace winter in an intimate environment with the tastemakers behind our award-winning wines and food. And with advance sales looking their strongest ever in 17 years before the mountain has even opened for the season, this great winter party will definitely please the après ski gods.”

“Inviting dozens of B.C. wineries and hundreds of wine festival guests to explore our winter playground is a highlight here every winter,” says Brandi Schier, media specialist with Tourism Sun Peaks. “This year, we are looking forward to the inclusion of three of Kamloops’ newest wineries as well as guests discovering our new and challenging terrain in between some of the exciting new events and traditional favourites.”

One of the largest winter gatherings of B.C. wineries with well over 100 different wines, the popular festival is showing ticket sales already 30 per cent ahead of last year.

wickers.com COUPON 10% OFF all ordersTickets range from $29 to $130, with packages including accommodation starting at $149 per person, per night. Early bird pricing is available until November 22, with a 10 per cent discount off two and three night packages. For complete event listings go to: http://www.sunpeaksresort.com/wine-festival.

The B.C. wineries participating this year include: 40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery Inc. Bartier Family Vineyards Ltd., Bella Wines, Bench 1775, Cana Vines, Castoro de Oro Estate Winery, Covert Farms Family Estate, Dirty Laundry Vineyards, Fort Berens Estate Winery, Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery, Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery, Harper’s Trail, Kismet Estate Winery, Little Straw Vineyards, Meadow Vista Honey Winery, Misconduct Wine Co., Mission Hill Family Estate, Moon Curser Vineyards, Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Privato Vineyard and Winery, Recline Ridge Vineyards and Winery Ltd., Rivers Stone Estate Winery, Road 13 Vineyards, Rollingdale Winery, Silkscarf Winery, Sonoran Estate Winery, Sperling Vineyards, St Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Sunnybrae Vineyards and Winery, Tantalus Vineyards, Thornhaven Estates Winery, Volcanic Hills Winery, and Wild Goose Vineyards.

“We love participating in the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival! We get to connect with guests in a casual and fun environment and Sun Peaks Resort is such a beautiful venue. I can’t think of a better midwinter getaway,” said Jane Hatch, general manager of Tantalus Vineyards.

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About Sun Peaks:

Oakley - Free Shipping - Shop OnlineSun Peaks is a four season resort community located in the interior of British Columbia. With the addition of two, new alpine ski zones for the 2014-15 winter season, it now ranks as the second largest ski area in Canada. Most recently declared the #2 Ski Destination in Canada by Canadian Living Magazine’s Reader Poll and Best Overall Resort #2 by the Editors’ Choice Awards in the SBC Resort Guide in 2013, Sun Peaks is continually rated one of the top ski experiences in North America. The award winning resort design features three mountains surrounding an intimate ski-in, ski-out village filled with shops, restaurants and hotels. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf on B.C.’s highest golf course, both downhill and cross country mountain biking, lift accessed alpine hiking as well as numerous concert events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and still the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resort’s environmental policies and practices. Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways – Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2.5 hours) and also by car; only a four hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.

About Okanagan Wine Festivals Society: The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is responsible for the development of the wine tourism sector in the interior of British Columbia. It is well known for producing two annual valley Okanagan Wine Festivals in spring to celebrate the bud break and in fall to celebrate the grape harvest. Its Winter Okanagan Wine Festival is run in partnership with Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops. It is also responsible for Signature Wine Events and two annual wine judging competitions. www.thewinefestivals.com

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Best Vacation Discounts on Breckenridge Rentals with Access to 5 Surrounding Ski Resorts Offered by Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts

November 17, 2014 on 10:30 am | In Rockies, Skiing Snowboarding | Comments Off



Backcountry.com Winter ClearanceColorado Rocky Mountain Resorts knows that when travelers are getting ready to spend time away from home with friends and family members they deserve to have an unforgettable winter vacation. Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts guarantees the skiing and snowboarding trip of a lifetime.

The winter travel season will soon be in full swing, and with access to many of the world’s most thrilling resorts and epic snowfall covering the ground, Colorado is of course one of world’s top destinations for skiing and snowboarding, and provides endless options for classic winter fun. Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts takes pride in ensuring that all guests, whether an individual or group revels in the ski vacation of their dreams.

Vacationers who are looking for the perfect ski resort getaway in Colorado this year will be amazed by the savings that are available when they book their trip in the month of November. If they book now, travelers can save up to 35% on accommodations for multiple night stays in a variety of properties located throughout Summit County. Savings can be found on vacation stays all the way through April, but travelers must book this November to get the amazing deals. Travelers that are Colorado bound can make their reservations online.

Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts gives eager travelers access to a number of stunning rental properties all over Summit County.

With the best variety of affordable and luxurious accommodations located in Frisco, Copper Mountain, Dillon and Keystone, Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts also offers a number of options for those who want to stay in historic and picturesque Breckenridge during the snowy season. There are a number of extraordinary choices for Breckenridge vacation rentals available, and guests can easily select their location, amenities, number of bedrooms and type of lodging.

Ski-in/ski-out, condos, townhomes, and private residences are all available and put travelers in the prime spot for some amazing winter sports and activities. Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts will ensure that travelers select the perfect property for their unique dream ski vacation at the best price possible. The lodging options are endless, and all properties give access to the number one visited ski resort in North America, Breckenridge Ski Resort.

Vacationers are guaranteed the ultimate ski vacation while staying in their stunning Breckenridge accommodations. Guests have access to all that the superb destination has to offer to make their trip unforgettable and exceed their expectations. In addition to its beauty and its standing as one of the best places in the world for winter vacations, Breckenridge, Colorado is a town steeped in rich American mining history. Visitors may take a break from the slopes to adventure through the area and see the beautiful rivers, mountains, and wildlife that call Colorado their home. There are also amazing museums, family activities like tubing and alpine coasters, Colorado distinctive dining and après options, as well as endless other opportunities for fun, excitement and relaxation. Colorado Rocky Mountain Resorts provides travelers with customized vacations. Create the perfect trip today!

To learn more about the perfect Colorado winter vacation and the best available accommodations visit http://www.coloradormr.com/.

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What’s Going on in Mammoth

November 14, 2014 on 2:24 pm | In Airlines, California, Los Angeles, Skiing Snowboarding | Comments Off



Oakley - Free Shipping - Shop OnlineOPENING DAY IS ALMOST HERE
Tomorrow’s the day. The 2014/15 season kicks off with a weekend of awesome activities including: a beer toast, live music, DJs, and numerous film premieres. Opening day lift tickets are only $50.
SPEND YOUR HOLIDAY IN THE MOUNTAINS
For some reason turkey tastes better, Christmas lights shine brighter, and fireworks are more spectacular in the mountains. Special lodging packages are available for your Mammoth holiday visit.

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Winter’s on its way! in Lucerne, Switzerland

November 14, 2014 on 12:27 pm | In Adventure Travel, Skiing Snowboarding, Switzerland | Comments Off



Backcountry.com Winter ClearanceThe runs on Gemsstock in Andermatt are already open and the slopes on Titlis in Engelberg are ready for skiers and snowboarders from mid-November onwards. The new winter activities brochure (PDF download) describes all the things you can do in winter in the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region. Take advantage of our attractive SnowCard packages and save up to 30 per cent on the prices of day passes.

 

The landscape of the Lake Lucerne Region is covered in a spectacular blanket of fluffy snow in winter. A winter wonderland is nearby, for our 24 snow sport resorts can all be reached within a short time by train, mountain railway, Postauto bus and even by boat. Those looking for deep powder snow at high altitudes love the Engelberg-Titlis, while Andermatt, at the foot of the Gotthard Pass, is perfect for snow-savvy skiers and snowboarders. The quaint village of Sörenberg attracts off-piste skiers, and the car-free resort of Melchsee-Frutt is ideal for family adventure. Mt. Rigi is just as popular in winter as a paradise for winter sports, winter walks and snowshoe treks, all wiht breathtaking view everywhere.

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Celebrating Christmas & Winter at Montana’s Triple Creek Ranch‏

November 13, 2014 on 11:16 am | In Adventure Travel, Rockies, Skiing Snowboarding | Comments Off



wickers.com COUPON 10% OFF all orders Darby, Montana – Montana’s Triple Creek Ranch, a Relais & Chateaux sanctuary with five star cuisine, an award-winning wine list and stellar service, is a joyous

place to celebrate the holidays and experience the beauty of a Rocky Mountain winter. Adorned in holiday finery for the season, Triple Creek Ranch offers an intimate getaway with festive cheer and a range of activities that include dog sledding, skiing, and cooking lessons. Triple Creek Ranch, named the World’s Best Hotel in the Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best Awards, was just ranked one of the Top 100 on Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2014.

A Montana Christmas and A Wild, Wild West New Year’s Eve

Triple Creek Ranch celebrates Christmas in Montana with elegant decorations in the main lodge and a jubilant atmosphere. Guests may choose from a selection of freshly cut evergreens (or a faux tree) to decorate for their cabin. Some guests prefer to ship their own ornaments, while others avail themselves of Triple Creek Ranch’s collection of holiday decorations, or simply let the staff adorn the tree before their arrival. The holidays are spent at leisure, enjoying Ranch activities such as winter hikes in the Bitterroot Range or horseback riding on the forested trails, and of course enjoying Chef Jacob Leatherman’s rich holiday menu with carefully selected wines to match. There will be celebratory dinners on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This year, guests will ring in 2015 on New Year’s Eve decked out in cowboy finery with a Wild, Wild West New Year’s Eve celebration that includes a five-course wine-pairing dinner and a champagne toast with signature New Year’s Eve fireworks.*

*Three-night minimum stay required for Christmas and New Year’s only.

.Winter 2015

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Dogsledding with Triple Creek Ranch’s resident professional musher, Jessie Royer, is a thrilling highlight of any winter visit. Royer is a veteran racer who has competed in and finished 12 Iditarod Races in Alaska, “The Last Great Race on Earth.” She’s already training the “J team” for her 13th Iditarod in March 2015, a daunting 1,000 mile race from Anchorage to Nome. Royer will be training and also taking Triple Creek Ranch guests dog sledding with her prize mushing teams. Guests will learn how to harness and hitch a team of dogs to a sled, how to start and stop, and how to drive and maneuver a sled. The Dog Sledding season runs from mid-December through February 28, 2015. To help Jessie get her team in shape for the race, from January 2 to 16, 2015, Triple Creek Ranch is offering one complimentary dog sled ride per person, per visit.

Cooking School & Vintner Events

Exceptional cuisine and remarkable wines are at the heart of Triple Creek Ranch, which recently won its 10th Wine Spectator Award and third “Best of” Award. This winter, Executive Chef Jacob Leatherman will celebrate his 10th anniversary at the helm of Triple Creek Ranch’s kitchen with three Cooking School and Vintner Events. Chef Jacob and his team will share their collective knowledge with hands-on instruction aimed at helping cooks of all levels to learn new techniques and recipes. The first Cooking School weekend will be held from January 8 – 11, 2015. In February, Triple Creek Ranch combines its cooking school events with its popular Vintner Weekends for a rich, intimate culinary experience. February 19 – 22, the Ranch will welcome winemakers from Chateau Montelena, the historic Napa Valley winery. February 26 – March 1, the engaging father-daughter duo behind Oregon’s Et Fille winery will be there to share their renowned pinot noir as the culinary team shows guests how to pair dishes to match the showcased wines.

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The classic “cowboy” skiing at Lost Trail Powder Mountain is virtually unknown outside of Montana. But with an average of 300 inches of snow a year, 1,800 acres of skiable terrain and 50 runs, this secret mountain just half an hour from Triple Creek Ranch has been nicknamed “Montana’s Greatest Snow Place.” Triple Creek Ranch offers its guests complimentary lift tickets, equipment rental and transportation to Lost Trail Powder Mountain. For those who prefer cross-country skiing, there are the groomed trails on the Continental Divide at Chief Joseph Pass, which has a cozy warming hut and stunning mountain views. Complimentary Nordic ski equipment and transportation is provided by Triple Creek Ranch. Conditions permitting, skiing is available December 20, 2014 to February 28, 2015, Thursday through Sunday, and daily throughout the holidays..

New: The Big Sky Big Five Snow Package

The essence of a Montana winter is on offer with the new Big Sky Big Five Snow Package, designed for active guests who love winter sports. The package includes snowmobiling, dogsledding, winter horseback riding, skijoring (skiers pulled through the snow by a horse!) and skiing. It’s a winter package for two with activities and massages included and where every night there’s a gourmet dinner in the lodge, a luxurious soak in a hot tub and plenty of time to curl up by a fireplace.

The Big Sky Big Five Snow Package

100% GuaranteeAvailable January 18 – February 28, 2015

Five nights in luxury log cabin accommodations

All meals; house wines, spirits & beer

Full Day of snowmobiling

Tandem Dogsledding

Horseback Riding in the snow

Skijoring

Alpine skiing at Lost Trail Powder Mountain or Nordic skiing at Chief Joseph Pass

One hour massage (per guest) in cabin
Big Sky Big Five commemorative gift
$6,960 per cabin, based on double occupancy ($7,635 if booked after January 1, 2015)

Triple Creek Ranch is located in Darby, Montana, in the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains. An all-inclusive retreat for adults and children sixteen years and older, the Ranch is a member of Relais & Châteaux and Virtuoso. Rates start at $950 per couple, per night, based on double occupancy and include a private log cabin, all meals, house wines, spirits and beers, and a range of outdoor activities including horseback riding, cattle drives, fly fishing, dog sledding, cooking classes, skijoring and more. For reservations contact info@triplecreekranch.com or 800-654-2943.

For more information visit www.triplecreekranch.com

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SCHUSS DOWN THE SLOPES ON THE I LOVE NEW YORK SKI BUS

November 12, 2014 on 5:18 pm | In East Coast, New York City, Road Trips, Skiing Snowboarding | Comments Off



Backcountry.com Winter ClearanceNew Ski Bus Program Kicks Off December 13 with Transportation from Manhattan
and Long Island with Lift Tickets, Lessons and an I LOVE NEW YORK Gift

ALBANY, NY  – Visiting New York’s ski resorts will be easier and more accessible this year, thanks to the I LOVE NEW YORK Bus, a new, year-round tourism program initiated by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo this past October. Winter departures offering ski-for-the-day and ski-and-stay packages from New York City and Long Island to ski areas across the state will be kicking off on Saturday, December 13. The trips, which run from December through March, will be priced starting from $89 and up. Packages include transportation and lift tickets with options for rentals and lessons; trip components also can be booked a la carte. In addition, the multi-day trips may include area tours and experiences in the region they visit.

I LOVE NEW YORK Bus trips will be available to many of New York’s most popular ski mountains in the Catskills, Adirondacks and Finger Lakes. Initially, the Bus will serve Hunter, Windham, Belleayre, Plattekill, Catamount, West, Whiteface, Gore and Greek Peak Mountains, with additional mountains and trips to be added based on demand. The first ski trip departures will begin on Saturday, December 13 to Windham Mountain and on Sunday, December 14 to Hunter Mountain which are ready to book now at iloveny.com/bus. The full winter schedule and booking details will be posted on December 1. Riders during the inaugural bus trips will also receive I LOVE NEW YORK earbands and more.

Free Shipping Over $50* at Altrec.com!The I LOVE NEW YORK Bus trips will be escorted by a host/attendant who will offer refreshments and snacks, reading material and tend to travelers needs. Reservations can be made HERE.

The I LOVE NEW YORK Bus grew out of feedback received during the Governor’s second Tourism Summit to increase transportation access to tourism opportunities in New York State, and connects riders to some of the state’s most popular getaway experiences, from skiing to wine, beer and cider trails and seasonal festivals. The program is curated by Hampton Jitney, a Southampton-based company known for its on-time service and modern, comfortable wide-body coaches, complete with Wi-Fi, electrical outlets, lavatory, individual reading lights and adjustable seats.

The pick-up and drop-off location for the I LOVE NEW YORK Bus is at the corner of 44th Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan near Grand Central Station with two locations in Long Island. The departure and return times will vary by itinerary. Walk on ticket sales are available if space permits, but advanced reservations are highly recommended. Among the exciting multi-day ski packages being offered this winter is a ski trip to the Adirondacks that includes skiing at Gore and West Mountains, the popular Lake George Winter Carnival and a visit to a local Adirondack brewery tastings and a meal.

100% Guarantee“Many people are not aware that New York State has more ski slopes than any other state in the nation and the greatest vertical drop east of the Rocky Mountains,” said Gavin Landry executive director, Empire State Development Corporation, Tourism Department. “The I LOVE NEW YORK Bus is an easy way for New Yorkers and visitors to hit the slopes, especially for those who don’t have cars, and what could be better after an adrenaline-filled day on the slopes then enjoying a little après ski and hopping on a luxurious jitney to chat with friends, check your email or simply sit back and relax.”

“Our ski areas are thrilled because the program makes our ski areas more accessible to tourists in Manhattan as well as all the residents of New York City and Long Island,” said Scott Brandi, president of the Ski Areas of New York (SANY). “We have a thrilling diversity of terrains including cruisers, steeps and glades and our ski cater to an amazing range of skiers from beginners to Olympic-class skiers. The I LOVE NEW YORK Bus ski program is helping make everyone more aware of the wonderful ski opportunities that New York State has to offer.”

“Hampton Jitney is excited to be offering both one-day and multi-day getaway ski trips as part of the I Love NEW YORK Bus Tours Program,” said Geoffrey Lynch, president of Hampton Jitney Inc. “We are looking forward to working with New York’s ski resorts to create transportation and ski packages from Metro New York that showcase the fantastic skiing we have in our state.”

For more details and reservations for I LOVE NEW YORK Bus ski trips, visit www.iloveny.com/bus/ . Snow reports and other information on New York ski areas can be found at www.iskiny.com.

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New York State features 11 beautiful vacation regions. New York’s attractions span from landmarks such as Niagara Falls to the wine trails of Hudson Valley and treasures like the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Whether it’s wide-ranging outdoor activities for the whole family like snowmobiling, skiing and snowboarding, hiking, culinary wonders and farm-to-table fresh foods, or the rich history and culture of one of the 13 original colonies, New York State offers diverse activities for all travelers. For more information, visit http://www.iloveny.com

Follow the I LOVE NY social media channels for news on tourism in New York State. From NYC to Niagara Falls and all points in between, there’s so much to love to LOVE in NY! Check out I LOVE NEW YORK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for great ideas for your next getaway. Post your visit to #ISpyNY.

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About Ski Areas of New York

Ski Areas of New York, Inc. (SANY) is a trade organization that serves its members by acting as a facilitator, negotiator, educator, marketer, business analyst, legal advisor, information collector and distributor. By operating as a support organization for the industry, SANY’s products and programs help to foster new and continued business for members. SANY continually stays abreast of the latest technology and opportunities in the industry and aspires to grow the sport for generations to come. www.iskiny.com is the go-to site for happenings in the New York Ski Industry.

Oakley - Free Shipping - Shop OnlineDaily conditions reports are listed by resort, a weekly video is posted by Skiing Weatherman Herb Stevens, updated press releases are posted from member resorts, and information on skiing and snowboarding programs and promotions including 44 Free, Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, Ski and Stay, lift ticket sales and 10-10-10 can all be found on the website. Additionally, there is an interactive map that provides all the vital stats for our member resorts. www.iskiny.com is the source for everything skiing in New York.

About Hampton Jitney

Hampton Jitney is a pioneer in the transportation field. In 1974, Hampton Jitney started with one van and a commitment to providing the finest personalized transportation service between Eastern Long Island and metropolitan New York. Building on that simple premise, Hampton Jitney now operates a fleet of luxury motor coaches and limousines. Hundreds of thousands of people now travel each year in style and comfort, safely and on time via Hampton Jitney. Hampton Jitney operates 365 days a year between Eastern Long Island and Metro New York, including the airports. In addition, Hampton Jitney limousines, charters and tour coaches operate regularly throughout the northeastern U.S. and Canada. More information is available at www.hamptonjitney.com.

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Fly to Steamboat for Less

November 12, 2014 on 5:08 pm | In Rockies, Skiing Snowboarding | Comments Off



It’s never been easier to get away to the winter vacation of your dreams. And our nonstop and connecting flights are just the beginning. Because when you book our Spur on Winter package, you’ll save 20 percent on lifts and lodging.

Plus, receive $100 in resort credits for each airline ticket purchased from Steamboat Reservations when combined with the Spur on Winter package and purchased by Dec. 1, 2014. With savings this big, there’s never been a better time to visit Steamboat. Visit thisi link.

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Big Bear Lake: $25 LIft Ticket Deal – Lowest Price in Decades‏

November 12, 2014 on 12:54 pm | In California, Los Angeles, Skiing Snowboarding | Comments Off



Backcountry.com Winter Clearance48-hour Sale Offers $25 Lift Tickets Bundled with 25% Off Room Rates

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif.  – Big Bear is offering its guests an opportunity to purchase lift tickets at Big Bear Mountain Resorts for just $25, which is approximately 60 percent off the regular rack rate. It’s the lowest lift ticket price offered at Snow Summit or Bear Mountain in decades. Skiers and snowboarders may never see this slashed price again. This extraordinary one-time offer is only available for purchase during a 48-hour sale from Wednesday, November 12 at 10 a.m. to Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10 a.m.

The 48-hour sale offers $25 midweek lift tickets bundled together with 25 percent off lodging accommodations good for the 2014-2015 winter ski season. During this window guests can purchase one or two $25 midweek lift tickets.

To qualify for the $25 midweek lift tickets to Snow Summit and Bear Mountain guests must book at least one night lodging accommodations for arrivals during the 2014-2015 winter season. The package deal, called the $25 Lift Ticket & Discount Lodging Offer, is good for midweek overnight stays Sunday through Thursday, non-holiday and skiing or riding Monday through Friday, non holiday.

In addition to the discounted ski lift tickets, Big Bear Visitors Bureau offers 25 percent discount on all lodging reservations. Some select weekends in December and March qualify for the $25 Lift Ticket Special Offer, however it is bundled with 15 percent off lodging instead.

Oakley - Free Shipping - Shop OnlineThere is a limit of two ski lift tickets per itinerary. However, more tickets may be purchased at 25 percent off the regular rack rate for all age groups.

The exclusive 48-hour sale differs from Groupon and Living Social because it offers a wide range of lodging inventory to choose from including private home vacation rentals, resort lodges and rustic cabins.

“$25 Lift Tickets are one heck of a way to kick off the winter season,” said Big Bear Visitors Bureau Director of Operations Rebecca Hrabia. “It’s our way of saying thank you to our loyal guests!”

On November 1 Big Bear experienced a slight dusting of snow, which is a promising sign for a prosperous winter season. Big Bear Mountain Resorts (Snow Summit and Bear Mountain) expect to begin snowmaking in the next two weeks, and hope to be open by Thanksgiving Weekend!

$25 Lift Ticket & Discount Lodging Offer is a one-time 48-hour sale that is available online at www.bigbear.com Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 10 a.m. to Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10 a.m.or by phone at 800-424-4232 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 12 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 13. The $25 Lift Ticket & Discount Lodging Offer must be mentioned at the time of booking. There is limited availability, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply, and it cannot be used with any other specials or promotions.

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