Snowstorm Blankets Colorado Ski Country USA Resorts‏

November 25, 2014 on 12:51 pm | In Rockies, Skiing Snowboarding | Comments Off



Backcountry.com Winter ClearanceSkiers and Snowboarders to Enjoy Powdery Conditions As Four More Ski Areas Open This Week

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Denver, Colo. – Nov. 24, 2014 – A significant fall snowstorm came through Colorado yesterday, enhancing early season conditions on the slopes of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) ski resorts. Of the seven CSCUSA resorts that are open for skiing and riding, Loveland received a healthy 13 inches of new snow in the last 48 hours, closely followed by Copper Mountain where skiers and riders are enjoying 12 inches of brand new snow. Winter Park reported 11.5 inches of snow from this week’s storm, Eldora welcomed a fresh 9 inches, and Arapahoe Basin accumulated 7 inches of powder. Aspen Mountain, which opened for the 2014-15 ski season on Saturday, received 5 inches, and Wolf Creek added 3 inches.

This weekend’s storm was widespread and left significant amounts of snow at other ski areas in Colorado Ski Country as they prepare to open for the season later this week. Steamboat led the way with 17 inches of fresh powder, while Crested Butte and Monarch reported 10 inches of snow and Telluride welcomed 8 inches. Steamboat and Crested Butte are scheduled to open for the 2014-15 ski season on Wednesday, November 26 while Monarch, Snowmass and Telluride will open for skiers and snowboarders aiming to build up their Thanksgiving Day appetites the morning of Thursday, November 27. In addition, Sunlight Mountain Resort and Ski Cooper will open for the weekend on Friday, November 28.

More snow is expected today and tomorrow, ensuring memorable conditions for skiers and snowboarders venturing to Colorado Ski Country this holiday week. Keep up to date on snowfall totals with the CSCUSA snow report updated by the resorts themselves: http://www.coloradoski.com/snow-report.

A full list of scheduled opening dates can be found at http://www.coloradoski.com/resort-season-dates.

 

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A sweepstakes for those who don’t hibernate‏

November 25, 2014 on 12:48 pm | In Adventure Travel, New England, Skiing Snowboarding | Comments Off



Tell us your Maine Thing for a chance to win a quintessential New England winter getaway. Settle in at Maine’s premier four-season resort, The Bethel Inn, before hitting the stunning slopes of Sunday River. Spend your days exploring Maine’s western Lakes and Mountains region by cross-country ski, snowshoe or snowmobile, then warm up with a bowl of chowder, a roaring fire and our unique Maine hospitality.

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Get in the Holiday Spirit in Colorado‏

November 24, 2014 on 1:29 pm | In Adventure Travel, Plains States, Rockies, Skiing Snowboarding, Southwest, Webbandstand | Comments Off



Backcountry.com Winter ClearanceThere is no better place to celebrate the holidays than a destination filled with snow-covered trees, white-capped mountains and streets sparkling with holiday lights. Colorado is a picturesque holiday escape and offers a variety of ways to get in the spirit this season. From experiencing the THE POLAR EXPRESS™ and admiring the lights of “Winter on the Mountain,” to spending New Year’s Eve at a prestigious resort in Aspen or in a yurt in Crested Butte, Colorado’s holiday celebration options are endless. Below are just a few ways to experience the holidays in Colorado. For more information, visit

http://www.colorado.com/articles/winter-events-colorado.

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Greeley Festival of Trees (Greeley). Twenty-seven years ago, an annual tradition began by the City of Greeley and the Greeley Philharmonic Guild. This tradition is a week-long extravaganza (November 28 – December 6) in which guests enjoy a forest of beautifully decorated trees, each tree with its own theme. Also, check out Candy Cane Lane, which presents evergreens decorated by the “mini-crafters” who compete for the Kid’s Choice Ribbon. Bring the kids along to visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, take a horse and carriage ride, and hear the beautiful, merry music from the Christmas choirs.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Winter on the Mountain (Glenwood Springs). From November 1 through January 4, 2015, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will be lit up with more than half a million lights, 35 miles of lights to be exact. There will also be a warming hut, fire pits and a new 4D movie along with the thrill rides. The Alpine Coaster and the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride will be lit and open for rides, and the caves will be filled with holiday lighting.

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Unique Twists on Holiday Stories We Know and Love

Scrooge’s Holiday Flight (Boulder). From December 12-14, Boulder’s aerial dance company, Frequent Flyers Productions, takes its inspiration from the traditional “Christmas Carol” and turns it upside down — literally! Instead of traditional ballet, the student company uses the low-flying trapeze, stilts, hoop and aerial fabric to tell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge as he deals with the three ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ (Golden). Take a 75-minute journey on the THE POLAR EXPRESS™ beginning November 21 through December 28 at the Colorado Railroad Museum. While waiting for the train to arrive, dancing chefs and waiters serve cookies and hot chocolate while sharing the story of the Polar Express. Once on the train, see the story come to life around the train. At the North Pole, look for Santa’s bag of toys and the giant Christmas tree.

Santa Sightings

Free Shipping Over $50* at Altrec.com!Visit Santa – at the North Pole (Colorado Springs). Visitors can make a trip to Santa’s Workshop, also known as The North Pole, through December 24. This Christmas-themed amusement park has two dozen family rides to choose from. Meet Santa and his elves, ride on an Aerial Tram through the sky and don’t forget to touch snow that never melts.

Race of the Santas (Breckenridge). Come see hundreds of Santas, or participate with them, on a six-block race down Main Street in Breckenridge the first weekend of December. The event is to help benefit the local charity, Adopt an Angel. The festivities continue with the Lighting of Breckenridge. Join Santa as he greets visitors from his horse-drawn carriage. The event is $15 for those who have their own suit and $45 for registration plus a suit.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

New Years at the St. Regis (Aspen). The St. Regis in Aspen is having two full days of festivities for the New Year. Begin with the New Year’s Eve family buffet at Trecento Quindici Decano from 6-11 p.m. Continue the night in the resort’s courtyard in a transparent tent for a cozy viewing spot of the fireworks. There will also be live music from the Derek Brown Band along with a DJ. Celebrate the New Year at the New Year’s Day Breakfast Buffet in Trecento Quindici Decano from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New Year’s Yurt Dinner & Party (Crested Butte). Ski or snowshoe to Crested Butte Nordic’s Magic Meadows Yurt at sunset for a New Year’s Eve that will be one for the memory books. Enjoy a five-course gourmet dinner, libations and live music for $90, which includes a trail pass, ski or snowshoe rental, dinner, beer and wine.

 The Ultimate Online Ski Shop With 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Skis.com | Shop Now >Doors open at 7 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m. There also is an option for the New Year’s Eve yurt party only that begins at 10:30 p.m. and features a DJ supplying high-energy music.

The $35 cost includes trail pass, beer, wine and a celebratory toast at midnight. For those who want to partake in the entire evening, the cost is $120.

Torchlight Parade (Durango). Usher in the New Year at Purgatory Mountain Resort with a Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display at 6 p.m. Watch the torchlight parade wind down the mountain as spectacular fireworks illuminate the sky overhead; the best place to see all the action is right from Purgatory Beach.

Enjoy a kid-friendly celebration at 10 p.m., complete with party favors at Paradise Pizzeria & Ice Creamery. Savor a special New Year’s Eve Buffet dinner complete with live music by Lacey Black, and then head to Purgy’s to dance the night away with live music by Black Velvet and a toast at midnight.

ABOUT COLORADO

Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and 25 renowned ski areas and resorts. The state’s breathtaking scenic landscape boasts natural hot springs, the headwaters of seven major rivers, many peaceful lakes and reservoirs, 11 national parks and monuments and 58 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet.

For more information or a copy of the 2014 Colorado Official State Vacation Guide, visit www.COLORADO.com  or call 1-800-COLORADO. Follow Colorado on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Foursquare, Flickr, Tumblr and YouTube.

 

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The Alpine Club Launches ‘St Martin Uncovered’ A Blog on Life in a Ski Resort

November 24, 2014 on 9:37 am | In France, Paris, Skiing Snowboarding | Comments Off




Boutique chalet operator The Alpine Club, which is based in the charming Trois Vallées resort of St Martin de Belleville, has launched a blog aimed at lifting the lid on life in a ski resort.

‘St Martin Uncovered’ features in-depth interviews with a range of key people who work in St Martin and help it to function as the most sought-after hidden gem resort in the Trois Vallées. These individuals range from ski instructors to massage therapists, ski shop owners to après ski bar managers, estate agents and more.

In the first ‘St Martin Uncovered’ Helen Raemers, the owner of The Alpine Club, which runs a collection of beautiful chalets in the resort, chats to Lucy Chittenden, owner of The Piano Bar in the heart of the village. Find out about a typical day in the life of a bar owner in picture postcard St Martin de Belleville; why Lucy doesn’t get to wear high heels & which of her favorite programs she never sees the final of!

Future blogs will feature Didier Coloma, a private ski instructor for the local ESF school and Sandy Ritter’s who manages Le Montagnard restaurant in the village. Others include Olivier Bertrand who runs the Twinners ski hire shop, Emma Horsfall who works for the local Leggett Immobilier estate agents, realising people’s dreams of buying their very own chalet in the Alps, and even Estelle Roy, the local tourist officer, who keeps visitors informed on local events, furnishes them with piste maps and even directs them to their chalet or hotel.

Helen will also be revealing what it is like to run a leading luxury chalet company in the Alps, in her capacity as owner of The Alpine Club.

“There is a real buzz in St Martin now about the blog,” she says. “Everyone seems to want to appear on it, which is fantastic. We just really wanted to put something back and to thank these brilliant people for the contribution they make to the running of this wonderful, properly local, Savoyard ski resort that lies in the heart of the Trois Vallées.”

Blog: http://thealpineblog.co.uk

The Alpine Club – www.thealpineclub.co.uk

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Europe’s Largest High Altitude Ski Plateau – The Perfect Family Ski Holiday

November 24, 2014 on 9:33 am | In Italy, Skiing Snowboarding | Comments Off




You would be forgiven for comparing this place to the rolling English countryside rather than the grey, granite, sharpness associated with many Alpine ski settings.

Alpe di Siusi is Europe’s largest high altitude Alpine ski plateau and you would have to suppose, one of the most beautiful, unspoilt places on earth!

An easy 90 minute transfer from Innsbruck airport, this is a winter (and summer) gem is yet to be discovered by the British family skier. The beauty of Alpe di Siusi, also known as Siser Alm in the local Ladin language, has held people spellbound for Millennia. Once a feature of the ‘Grand Tour’, the plateau formed a main route from Austria through the Brenner pass to Venice. Today’s visitors don’t just pass through, they ski, toboggan, walk, drink, eat, sunbathe, cross country ski or take a horse and sled across this Heidiesk setting. Roger Fulton, editor of SNOW Magazine wrote of this place, “A scene that is quite the most idyllic I’ve seen in any winter landscape”.

The ski slopes are comfortable for beginners and intermediates alike and surprisingly quiet given its convivial skiing environment.

The plateau, which sits at the western extreme of the Dolomites Superski region, is an area of some 22 square miles, offering 37 miles of ‘alpine ski slopes’, 49 miles of cross country ski track and seven official toboggan pistes! If you have yet to experience the thrill of a purpose built toboggan and piste, this is ‘the’ place to sit astride these wonderful, authentic wooden contraptions and let yourself go!

Take a winter walk along mile upon mile of wonderful winter track revealing an abundant selection of restaurants liberally dotted across the Alpe and each looking perfectly placed.

Oakley - Free Shipping - Shop OnlineAccess to the plateau is from Ortisei in the famous Val Gardena, setting for the World famous Mens Downhill race or take the long bubble lift from Siusi village itself, sitting beneath the spectacular Dolomite double pinnacles of the Scillar mountain that stance sentry at the western edge of the Dolomite region. There is a third slight less orthodox access option – the craziest bus ride that you will ever experience! A perfectly ordinary service bus, fully dressed in snow chains and huge open ski rack hanging from the rear of the bus, running a perfectly normal looking bus-timetable along a single track, off-road, logging trail! The bus follows the track as it twists, turns, rises and falls until the driver receives a radio message from his opposite number, upon which, the bus rests at one of the few available pull-overs where you sit and wait for the opposite bus to pass.

There is not much to challenge any competent skier on the plateau with only 1 mile of black runs. Skiing Alpe di Siusi is fun, relaxing and cruisey, with around 58k of blue and red pistes served by 23 modern lifts.


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Siusi is steeped in its own mystical and rich history. Speak with locals who will share with you childhood summer stories of cowboys tending family cattle, climbing the Scillar to prove their manhood, of operas, Witches and Warlocks.

Alpe Di Siusi is a magical place. And at €252 for a six day adult, high season ski pass, well worth investigation for your family ski holiday.

ABOUT INSPIRED ITALY, The Ski Safari – In 1989, Tim Hudson and Louise Anderton organised their first active holiday to Umbria, Italy with a small group of like minded friends.

Four years later Tim and Lou were married and 25 years on, through their own business, Inspired ITALY Ltd. and The Ski Safari, they continue to create unique, soft adventure, active travel holiday experiences for small private groups, specialising in the Dolomites and in Umbria.


 


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.

For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com  or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.


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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