Posts about ‘Ski Resorts’

Skiing’s just the tip of the iceberg.

The actor/musician tells us where he’s headed for Sundance.

Three great days in nature’s wonderland.

Find out which of these elite winners is your dream hotel.

Welcome to Beaver Creek’s second annual Food & Wine Weekend from January 24-27, four packed days of eating and imbibing, ripping it on the slopes and schmoozing in zee après ski hours.

Forget about work. It’s time to start planning a getaway for the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

With peak ski season rapidly approaching, it’s time to consider turning your business meetings into more scenic events, by moving them to one of North America’s top ski resorts. Here are a few ideas.

By Elina Fuhrman In Park City, it’s all about Sundance and snow.  This pristine enclave nestled in the valley between Mount Alta and the Wasatch National Forest is a skier’s paradise and a filmmaker’s dream-come-true. I should know: My daughter’s film “Salvation Boulevard” debuted there recently. While we spent plenty of time on the red [read more…]

The end of the season is a special time in ski towns. On mountain, the freeze-melt cycle of cold nights and warm days creates corn snow that skis almost as well as powder. Gone are those frenetic mid-season days that start at dawn and end at the closing bell are no more. Springtime skiing has a cooler, more relaxed pace, letting you wake up late, ski a few runs and then head to the sundeck for an IPA. Before it’s too late to savor a ski vacation, head to these three resorts for end-of-year parties that capture the spirit of spring, and still have plenty of terrain open in April as well.

Punxsutawney Phil — bless him so — might have forecast six more weeks of cold, but for some of us, the prediction is no sentence to stay indoors. With the right gear and attitude, February is the perfect time for a ski vacation to Denver hotels. Because Denver is a convenient airport hub, it’s reasonable to stay before and after flights instead of rushing right out to the mountains. Easy on the budget without sacrificing quality, Denver hotels lure travelers who don’t mind taking a nice leisurely drive to one of the big resort areas.

As a Park City, Utah resident, I’m the first to brag about the jewels in my own backyard. This time of year, there’s no more pristine winter ski vacation than here in Park City, with powdery slopes and picturesque mountain ranges beckoning ski novices and pros. Apart from its reputation as a ski haven, though, all eyes are on Park City today for other reasons: the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, opening today and running through Jan. 30. Perfectly synced to keep visitors entertained, the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships kickoff at the end of the Sundance Festival on Jan. 30 with a slew mind-blowing, Olympic-style games.

The new resorts in the area, from boutique hotels to spacious lodges, cater to a wide variety of travelers — whether it’s your first time skiing or you’re a pro. While the powder is still fresh, live out your snow bunny fantasies at three recently renovated or new Lake Tahoe hotels.

January may be one of the best times to take a ski vacation this year. Not only is it a great time to find ski travel deals, it’s also “Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month” with resorts in more than 30 states participating. Throughout the month, you’ll find many of the top ski schools offering opportunities for new skiers and snowboarders to take advantage of deeply discounted– and even free – lessons!

Fall is the time of year when Colorado hotels and condos put their best foot forward for the upcoming ski season, and also the best time to find great deals. Here’s the scoop on some of the best resorts and offerings available right now:

Soon, those who love ski vacations out West will enjoy them even more. In 2010, some fabulous new features will decorate a few of your favorite Colorado and Utah ski destinations.

As the warm weather slowly fades away, that familiar chill begins to fill the air, and for me, it always means heavenly powder and a ski vacation are just around the corner. Others may long for the days of summer, but I look to the Colorado mountains and find myself excited about the first snowfall. And, why not? While the ski resorts won’t be in full swing until Thanksgiving, fall is one of the best seasons to visit your favorite ski resort. Deals are plentiful, and it’s easy to find low rates combined with great discounts. Plus, local restaurants that would normally charge the winter traveler much more offer great deals in the fall.

Whistler and Banff are renowned winter ski destinations, but you ‘ll be amazed by the many summer activities you’ll find here, too, like world-famous golf, scuba diving, summer skiing, and other gorgeous outdoor adventures.

We’ve released the 2010 Orbitz Best In Stay awards today, recognizing more than 50 hotels that scored rave reviews from Orbitz guests.

What are the best resorts for intermediate skiers? For families? For snowboarders? Our expert offers his picks — plus his top three ski vacation destinations.

Whether you want to try a black-diamond run or just soak up the apres-ski scene, there’s a ski vacation for everyone, and the season is definitely here. If you need help deciding where to go, read on: Orbitz has identified the top 10 ski vacation destinations for 2010. For the third year in a row, [read more…]

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