SALT LAKE CITY, UT - February 13, 2009 - A streak of winter storms has pummeled Utah ski and snowboard resorts creating epic conditions for President's Day snowriders. In addition to healthy helpings of The Greatest Snow on Earth, Utah resorts are offering exceptional discounts on spring skiing starting now throughout the remaining season. Recent "airfare wars" have lowered many fares in/out of Salt Lake City International Airport, less than an hour drive from 11 Utah ski resorts. There has never been a better time to take a ski trip to Utah than now.
"It appears as the snow totals rise in Utah, vacation prices fall," commented Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty. "Incredible airfares, resorts deals and prime snow conditions are the perfect ingredients to a satisfying spring break which won't break the bank."
This week's winter storm has brought more than 50 inches of snow in the last five days bringing Utah's year-to-date snow total as high as 359 inches. The current average base depth of ski resorts in Utah's Wasatch Range is estimated at 90 inches, more than twice the average base depth in neighboring states. Weather forecasts are calling for more snow throughout the holiday weekend.
A skier vacationing from New York City in 2008 would have paid $450 for a round-trip flight to Salt Lake City International Airport the first weekend in March. In 2009, that same traveler could snag a round-trip non-stop fare as low as $260.* In addition to discounted airfare from markets around the country, many resorts are practically giving lodging, lift tickets and other amenities away with the following deals:
ALTA SKI AREA
Alta Peruvian Lodge: $214 per person per night for four nights lodging, three meals a day, three days of Alta lift tickets and ground transportation. Check in on Sunday; check out on Thursday, with a black out date of 02/14-02/21, 2009.
Super 8 Midvalley: $98 per person per night for five nights lodging, four days of lift tickets and airport shuttle. Valid all ski season. This property is 60 minutes away from the resort by ski bus. Call 800-220-7067 or email email@example.com.
THE CANYONS RESORT
3rd Night Free Deal: Book two-nights of lodging between now and March 21 and get your third-night FREE when you stay at the Sundial Lodge or Silverado Lodge at The Canyons Resort. For more information on this special offer call 866-604-4171, or book on-line. Restrictions do apply.
DEER VALLEY RESORT
Buy Nights - Get Nights Free!: Stay and Play in Deer Valley with Super Ski Packages- Buy four nights and get the fifth night free at select Deer Valley properties. Package includes four days of skiing for each adult in your party! Offer is valid 2/22-3/1/2009 and 3/29-4/12/2009. For more information visit www.deervalley.com or call 800-424-DEER (3337).
Phenomenal spring rates for Powder Mountain ski-in/ski-out condos! Prices starting at $225/night for a two bedroom with a three night minimum. Additional discounts on weekly reservations. Limited availability. Spring special includes a $15 gift certificate towards a massage or spa service from FreeSpirit Massage & Body Therapies in Eden, the perfect complement to a day on the mountain. Call 888-748-UTAH.
Receive a twenty percent discount on slopeside condos at Powder Mountain during March. Minimum three night stay. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (801) 745-1414.
WOLF CREEK UTAH
Stay in a luxurious Moose Hollow two bedroom condominium and ski at Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort for $80 per person per night. Offer includes a $100 dining certificate at The Club at Wolf Creek Utah, complimentary sunscreen and chapstick, and a Wolf Creek Utah Souvenir T-shirt. Based on a two night rental. For more information visit www.wolfcreekutah.com.
For more information on Ski Utah and the state's 13 incredible resorts visit www.SkiUtah.com or call 800-SKI-UTAH (800-754-8824).
*Based on Expedia.com.