Jan. 22, 2002--Every year on Super Bowl Sunday skiers who are football fans have a dilemma: go skiing and possibly miss a drive or stay home to see every darned snap and commercial. A few resorts this year will give skiers and pigskin fans a chance to have their buffalo wings and eat them too. Some offer cheap skiing and smooth beers while others tout big screen-TV's and great sound systems. It's all an effort to keep you skiing and partying from first chair to last whistle. After all, why listen to the game on the drive home? You would miss all the good commercials.
Here are a few Super Deals for Super Sunday:
Where: Snowshoe Mountain
What: Super Bowl Weekend and Jose Cuervo Winter Celebration
When: Feb. 1-3
The Scoop: Unique drink specials, insane apres ski games, tons of prizes and on-snow games such as volleyball, tug of war, cardboard box races, and of course skiing and snowboarding.
Where: Mount Snow
What: Super Bowl at the Snow Barn
When: Feb. 3
The Scoop: Skiers and non-skiers alike can check out the Big Game at the Snow Ban with a large screen-TV, munchies, drink specials and more. (Must be 21+)
What: Whiteface Super Bowl Preview Party
When: Jan. 27
The Scoop: Whiteface is hosting a Super Bowl preview with $25 adult ($15 junior) lift tickets. There will be a football theme all over the mountain and the Blind Pig Blue Band will perform in the Cloudspin Lounge. And if that doesn't get you to show up, the cheerleaders ought to.
Where: Big Mountain
What: Super Ski Weekends Special in honor of Super Bowl XXXVI
When: Through Feb. 14.
The Scoop: The Hibernation House on Big Mountain is offering a 36% discount for a two night stay in honor of the Super Bowl's 36th birthday. For $60.80 you get a double occupancy room and a full hot breakfast each morning.
What: Super Bowl XXXVI Kickoff Party
When: Feb. 3, 3:00pm
The Scoop: Go to the Alpine Bar at Northstar and have $3 drafts while you watch the game on 8 TVs, one with a giant 7-foot screen and a "bone-crunching sound system." For more information call: 530.562.3545.
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