Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Need a Ski Fix: Check out Utah!




If you’re frustrated by the lack of skiing most of the US has experienced this winter, we suggest travelling to “The Greatest Snow on Earth” for the weekend at one or more of Utah’s 14 ski resorts. Never suffering from a lack of snow (they usually have more than 500 inches of dry, fluffy powder on the slopes each year), there are seven ski resorts located within one hour of Salt Lake City, a direct flight from many US cities. If you choose an early morning flight, you’ll be able to hit the slopes by early afternoon. Some of the resorts are offering all-inclusive vacation packages through the winter months – great deals to help add some snow back to a virtually snow-less winter for most of us.

Perfect for Romance: Sundance Resort
Sundance Resort's “Table for Two” deal is a perfect way to enjoy winter. Through April 8, this romantic getaway promises indulgence, adrenaline, and relaxation all in one weekend, with two free all-day ski passes, daily complimentary breakfast, and dinner.Prices start at $349 for the package.A favorite for romance and pampering, Sundance Resort is a beautifully decorated mountain cottage with its own spa. Non-skiers can attend a jewelry or pottery class at the Art Shack.

Perfect for Families: The Lodges at Deer Valley Resort
The Lodges are great for a family ski holiday. This luxury rustic resort has both hotel rooms as well as 1-3 bedroom condominiums, each with distinct architecture and elegant décor. It’s cozy and perfect for family bonding with a three-story fireplace in the lobby, an on-site hot tub and outdoor heated pool. They make it easy for you, too, with a coffee bar to rev you up for your downhills, daily complimentary hot breakfast buffet, WiFi and an in-town shuttle service. If you don’t have the gear, the ski rental shop will take care of your needs. Skiers and non-skiers also have access to the resort’s onsite fitness center. If you book Deer Valley’s “Exceptional Value Package,” you’ll receive 25% off lodging and adult lift tickets from April 1-8. Even better, if you purchase two adult day tickets, children 12 and under ski for free. Check online for the daily ski conditions and deals.

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