Aspen, Colo. (March 13, 2012) – Ski.com (www.ski.com), providing 40 years of experience customizing mountain getaways, is helping travelers get to the mountains this spring by offering great deals on vacations at the most popular resorts. During the months of March and April, the mountains are graced with an abundance of nighttime snowfall generally followed by bluebird days full of end-of-season festivities and live music. Spring skiing delivers a unique mountain experience and is ideal for anyone interested in the sport, from beginners and families looking for comfortable temperatures in which to learn to expert skiers and riders who love soft snow and electric events.
“Spring in the mountains is a special time of year because of the great snow conditions, warm daytime temperatures, bluebird skies and seemingly endless on- and off-mountain activity options for visitors of all ages,” said Dan Sherman, managing director of marketing for Ski.com. “Ski.com makes getting to the mountains easy this spring by offering lodging discounts of up to 68 percent off as well as deals on lift tickets, equipment rentals and more.”
To help steer people in the right direction, Ski.com has compiled a list of the top five spring skiing destinations based on a combination of late-season snow conditions, deals and fun activities for everyone.
Vail Mountain, Colo.
Spring Back to Vail - April 9 to 15, 2012: Considered one of the biggest end-of-season bashes in the Rocky Mountains, Spring Back to Vail is a weeklong celebration of another great season and features free concerts, including Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Thievery Corporation and JJ Grey & Mofro, an all-mountain film competition and the World Pond Skimming Championships. Click here for deals to Vail this spring.
Schneetag - April 15, 2012: Schneetag (pronounced Sch-knee Tog) is the German word for "snow day." Put simply, it translates as "daredevils willing to propel themselves down a hill, over a jump and across a pond on a craft they built themselves." The 5th annual Schneetag event invites teams of four to create a craft they will pilot down Aspen Mountain in front of Bonnie's restaurant and attempt to float across a 20 x 30-foot pond. Every team has a theme and will perform a skit before they descend. Last year prizes included a trip to the ESPN X Summer Games in Los Angeles, tickets to a professional sporting event in Denver and skis and snowboards.
Aspen Highlands Closing Day - April 22, 2012: Aspen Highlands is best known for Highland Bowl and as the destination most locals call their favorite. On closing day visitors can expect to enjoy live music, pond skimming, crazy outfits and one of the best vibes anywhere in the mountains.
Spring Fever - March 17 to April 15, 2012: This four week-long festival features world-renowned bands, including Julian Marley, Donovan Frankenreiter, Toots and the Maytals, Leftover Salmon and Rusted Root. Visitors enjoy exciting competitions, a chili cook-off, a beer festival and all the closing weekend parties for which the destination is famous. Click here for deals to Breckenridge this spring.
Spring Episode ’12 - May 5 and 6, 2012: Featuring DJs, bands, snowboard contests and a large group of skiers, snowboarders and music enthusiasts ready to mingle, this season-ending party reminds everyone why they love winter.
84th Annual Slush Cup - May 21, 2012: Located in Sunshine Village, Slush Cup features individuals brave enough to ski or ride into a pool of ice cold, slush water while wearing crazy and original outfits. Half the fun is cheering on the participants with the rest of the crowd. Click here for deals to Banff this spring.
Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival - April 13 to 22: This 10-day festival is one of the biggest and best end-of-season celebrations in the mountains. Activities range from ski and snowboard competitions, fashion shows and photo competitions to a filmmaker showdown and Canada's largest free outdoor concert series. As they say in Whistler, "party in April, sleep in May." Click here for deals to Whistler this spring.
To learn more about great spring skiing specials at any of the 100 resorts available through Ski.com, visit www.ski.com/specials
or call a Ski.com Mountain Vacation Specialist at 800-950-4990 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE 800-950-4990end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Celebrating their 40th anniversary during the 2011/1012 season and headquartered in Aspen, Colo., Ski.com is the largest provider of mountain travel in North America. Ski.com is the only travel company specializing in mountain destinations to offer the unsurpassed first-hand knowledge and experience needed to present travelers the most options at the best value. The company has the largest mountain lodging inventory, offers the most ski-related package components in the travel industry and customizes complete vacations to 100 of the most popular resorts in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America.