With an annual average of over 500 inches of annual snowfall, Utah is entering 2011 with a wealth of value-added deals for travelers seeking an action-packed vacation. Skiers and riders can experience Utah’s winter wonderland including new terrain, accommodations and on-mountain improvements such as North America’s first heated chair lift at The Canyons; Utah’s 14th ski resort, Eagle Point; and recently opened Montage Deer Valley.
The following is a sampling of Utah’s unbeatable winter deals;
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Snowbird, UT
Stay and Ski Free 5th Night – Valid through April 2, 2011
Adventure seekers looking for an extra night at Snowbird, offering over 3,000 vertical feet of skiing from the Aerial Tram, will receive the fifth night free with the Stay and Ski Free package. The offer includes accommodations and two tram and chair passes per night of stay at The Inn at Snowbird. Rates start at $156 per night, per person based on double occupancy. Minimum four night stay required. For more information, call 800-232-9542.
Sundance Resort, Sundance, UT
Stay and Ski Free Package – Valid through April 2, 2011
Sundance Resort is offering a special opportunity for guests to receive two passes per day when booking a stay at Sundance Resort. Passes include both day and night skiing on nights available. Blackout dates include January 20th-30th, 2011. Group rates qualify to receive one pass per day. Weekday rates start at $269 per night. For more information, call 877-831-6224.
The Canyons, Park City, UT
Ski, Dream & Dine – Valid through April 9, 2011
The Canyons Ski, Dream & Dine package provides guests the opportunity to experience the freedom of skiing and riding on 4,000 acres of The Greatest Snow on Earth®. This exclusive package is offered at The Canyons five extraordinary lodging facilities and starts at $209 per night, based on double occupancy. Guests staying in a hotel room, studio or one-bedroom suite at the Grand Summit Hotel, Silverado Lodge, Sundial Lodge, or Vintage on the Strand will receive two, multi-day lift tickets and a sumptuous buffet breakfast for two each day. Guests staying in two-bedroom units and larger will receive four, multi-day lift tickets and four breakfast buffets each day of stay. For more information, call 866-604-4171.
Park City Quick START Vacation, Park City, UT
Ski Today, Ride Today for Free – Valid January 4 through February 18, 2011, and March 27 to respective resort closing day 2011
Snow enthusiasts can catch a morning flight from almost anywhere and be on the slopes the same afternoon. The Park City Quick START Vacation lets out-of-state visitors convert airline boarding passes into free, same-day lift tickets to the Park City resort of their choice: Deer Valley Resort, The Canyons Resort, or Park City Mountain Resort. For more information, call 435-649-6100.
Eagle Point, Beaver, UT
Two nights Lodging, Two Days of Skiing at Eagle Point – Valid through end of 2011 season
Utah’s newest ski resort is offering guests unbeatable deals for its opening season. This package includes two nights at Beaver Comfort Inn and Suites and two lift tickets for two days of skiing at Eagle Point. Rates start at $275 based on double occupancy. For more information, call 435-438-3619.
Snowbasin, Huntsville, UT
Learn to Ski or Snowboard – Season Pass valid February 1, 2011 through resort closing day 2011
Snowbasin is offering first time skiers and riders a chance to receive a free season pass upon completion of 14 hours of instruction. The total cost, including rentals and lift tickets, is $347 for adults and $297 for kids over 7. The program begins with three, two-hour lessons and is followed by four, two-hour sessions of the skier/rider’s choice on a Saturday or Sunday. Classes gather at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. All who complete these two steps receive a pass for the rest of the season. For more information, call 801-620-1015.
Park City Mountain Resort, Park City, UT
Adventure Seeker’s Package – Valid February 2 through April 10, 2011
Skiers and riders seeking to experience 3,300 acres of incredible terrain, plus the authenticity of Park City’s historic Main Street, will enjoy the Adventure Seeker’s package at the Peaks Hotel. This package includes three nights at Park City Peaks Hotel and two-day lift tickets for two adults to Park City Mountain Resort. Rates start at $69 per person/per night. Minimum four night stay required. For more information, call 800-649-5012.
Deer Valley Resort, Park City, UT
Ski Free/Stay Free Package – Valid March 27 through April 10, 2011
Travelers who book a late season trip will receive 25 percent off lodging and lift tickets. Guests who book this package will also receive a free day of skiing for each paying adult and one night of free lodging. Free lodging and skiing may be added to qualifying packages of four or more nights with three or more days of skiing. Rates start at $225 per night, based on double occupancy. For more information, call 800-424-3337.
Alta Ski Area, Alta, UT
Kids Free During Early/Spring Season – Valid April 3 through April 24, 2011
Alta Lodge is offering the ideal package for a family winter getaway, providing a savings of more than $200. Two kids under 18 stay free and receive complimentary breakfast and dinner when booking a room for four or more nights. A four-night minimum stay is required. For more information, call 801-359-1078.
Utah Office of Tourism, 800-200-1160, www.utah.travel