Denver, Colorado, April 17, 2009—Citing the most recent lodging reservation data released by the Mountain Travel Research Program (MTRiP)* through March 31, occupancy for March 2009 was down 21.3 percent and average daily rate was down 16.6 percent compared to March 2008. Season-to-date results show occupancy down 16 percent and average daily lodging rates down nine percent for the overall season. Figures have remained consistent for the past three months and are thought to closely reflect anticipated end-of-season totals due at the end of April.
Unlike other newcomers, North America's newest ski resort already shows more potential to join the ranks of the world's elite resorts.
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3,031 skiable acres; 5,620 vertical feet; base elevation 1,680 feet; summit elevation 7,300 feet; 630 annual inches; 27 trails; four lifts, including two eight-passenger high-speed gondolas. Lift tickets: adults $63, youth (13–18) $47, children (6–12) $25 seniors (65 and over) $47, children five and under ski free
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PARK CITY, Utah - When the economy is tight, there's no better time to ski or snowboard than early or late in the winter season. Right around now, when skiers and riders start chewing through their restraints to bag that first run, resort property managers at Premier Resorts are setting money-saving early season package deals. Here's a brief round-up found at http://www.premier-resorts.com target=_blank>premier-resorts.com.
Copper has a great ski mountain, but the lodging scene at the base of its 2,450-acre hill has long been a work in progress. The good news is that progress is indeed being made, with the resort's first true luxury accommodations opening this season. And Copper makes it easy to stay here, with extras such as the Beeline Advantage—in which skiers snag first tracks every morning and bypass liftlines all day—included in every lift-and-lodging package. Yes, you want to ski Copper. Especially if you know where to unwind when Union Bowl gets through with you. Here are our picks.