Monday, October 30, 2006

New Lift ticket deals and Site relaunch

October 30, 2006

Over the last few weeks we have been furiously at work repaing for site relaunch and the release of live coupons. With the winter season upon us we are proud to announce that the service will have live and functioning registration by the 10th of November. When the site is re-released the ability to produce live coupons for our members will be operational.

This will also be the date that FREE memberships are no longer available. All services will then be available at $9.95 for the initial family member, $7.95 for each member in groeups of 2 - 5. $6.96 each at 6 - 9 and $5.95 each for groups of 10 or more. The Mountain Sports Club will also function as a fundraiser for many groups. Contact us for more information on promoting our memberships and raising money for your group.

New lift ticket deals continue to becme available. Several new offers are as listed:
  • Loveland Ski Area Colorado - Save $7.00 Daily on adult ful day lift tickets.
  • Echo Mountain Park in Colorado - Save 10% on lift tickets.
  • Silver Mountain Idaho - Ski and Stay Packages with Free Children's Lift tickets.
  • Hidden Valley, Pennsylvania - 2 for 1 repeat lift tickets Opening day till December 24, 2006. Save up to $55 daily!!! 2 for 1 lift tickets Wed, Thursday and Friday all season. Save up to $55 each time.
  • Shawnee, Pennsylvania - Save up to $8.00 Daily on adult lift tickets valid every day including Holidays and Weekends!!!!

New deals in the tavel desk now features lift and lodging specials at resorts such as Aspen, Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Vail, Steamboat Springs, Snowmass, Winter Park, Telluride, Deer Valley, Park City, Whistler/Blackcomb, Stowe, Mt Tremblant and many more. Special members only savings on top of already discounted packages.

Kicking off 2006/07 Ski Season at Loveland

Monday October 30, 2006

Dateline Boulder, Colorado

Friday was the 24th time out of the last 28 October’s that I have had the good fortune of skiing and making turns in Colorado. I had the opportunity to get to Loveland Ski Area and check out the incredible early season snow. The ski season began early this year in the Colorado Rockies. Arapahoe Basin was the first to open Friday October 13 th, followed by Loveland Ski area the next day. Since then the state and central mountains have received several snow falls. The one that kicked the season into a higher gear was the middle of last week when most of the mountains received 18 – 14 inches of snow.

Loveland reported 22 inches of new snow last Thursday and opened an additional chair. On Friday under blue skies it felt like mid winter. The snow was soft and there were soft bumps appearing on blue and black runs. There are now 3lifts with 21 trails open. I have never skied such good winter soft snow and seen so much terrain open this early. It is time to wax the skis or snowboards and get a jump on this season. Loveland Ski Area will be offering a daily $7.00 lift ticket savings/discount on full day lift tickets this season to Mountain Sports Club members.

Arapahoe Basin reports 2 lifts open, 7 runs and top to bottom skiing and snowboarding. This week will see both Keystone and Copper Mountain open one week early for skiing and snowboarding. In Southwest Colorado Wolf Creek opened this past Friday.

See you on the mountain,

Monday, October 16, 2006

Ski area Openings, More Lift ticket deals and St Mary's Glacier

Fall sure is trying to move quickly into winter in the Colorado high country. The early snows and cold temperatures provided enough foundation and for good snowmaking weather to enable both Arapahoe Basin ( first in the nation on Friday 10.13) and Loveland Ski Area ( next day Saturday 10.14) to open for skiing and riding. This is one of the earliest I can remember having 2 areas open. It sure builds the excitement and enthusiasm for a good season.

We took a hike up to St. Mary's Glacier yesterday as well to get our legs ready for some high country winter treks and to take in the sites. This is and has been one of my favorite hikes and access points to the high country for almost 30 years.

Directions: To get there take I-70 west to exit 238 Fall River Road. Take RD 275 about 11 miles to you past the sign that you have gone over 10,000 feet. From there you will shortly see several parking and trail options. It is 3/4 of a mile to the base of the Glacier (tecnically a snowfield) and the lake.With recent snows of up to 2 feet in parts of the mountains, the glacier offered a significant, but narrow in places, run. At the top of the glacier there were kickers and rails that had been built with an very active backcountry park and jumping scene. There must have been 30 - 40 skiers and riders we saw making the hike and earning turns and jumps. It was sunny and warm making for an awesome October day of playing in the high country.

New spotlight deal for Mountain Sports Club Members this week included daily savings of up to $6.00 valid everyday of the season at Shawnee Peak in Maine.

Friday, October 6, 2006

New 2 for 1 Lift Ticket Deals and Travel discounts

The new site relaunch is going to happen in the next week. We are excited about unveiling the new look and functionality. Over 600 resorts with resort detail over 1,000 lodging properties with travel booking options and more lift tickets deals coming online and in the wings.

Strong values that have been confirmed include the following 2 for 1 lift tickets.
  • Windham Mountain in the Catskills of New York is offering a 2 for 1 mid week non holiday for Mountain Sports Club members. This is a $46 value. Well worth the value of one's membership.
  • Tenney Mountain in New Hampshire is offering Mountain Sports Club members 2 for 1 lift tickets daily on midweek non holiday lift tickets, representing a daily savings value of $15 each time you use your membership.

In the Mt. Washington Valley area of New Hampshire, Cranmore has commited to extending savings ranging from $5.00 daily to $10.00 daily savings on Adult Full day lift tickets.

These are several of the newer lift ticket savings that will be available in the coming weeks as well complete site relaunch.

Members can also now access various features of the Mountain Sports Club Travel desk to book lodging and more at our private label travel service powered by Travelocity.

New deals being listed weekly. Memberships are still FREE of charge. Hurry while offer lasts. With new discounts like those above coming in this offer will not last much longer. Over 30 additional resorts have committed to providing lift ticket values for our members by months end.