Friday, December 29, 2006

Mountain Sports Club of North America and Shell Gas Promotion

Boulder December 28, 2006

Mountain Sports Club of North America is pleased to announce participation in the Shell Ski Free promotion. This promotional program builds on our effort to not only drive incremental skiers and snowboard visits to resorts and corresponding merchants, but to help them build a database of who these skiers and snowboarders.

By sending participants to the web to register for the valuable savings vouchers, resorts now have the name, email and mailing address of those who redeem the vouchers and visit their resort.

The marketing budget for this promotional program includes $500,000 of media, 550 Shell Stations and 1 million vouchers are being distributed throughout Idaho, Washington, Colorado and Oregon to encourage folks to go out skiing and if additional information is required go to the website. "We are pleased to collaborate with the Mountain Sports Club in providing more value for our clients in the Pacific Northwest - Estelle West,".

A promotion that targets vacationing, regional weekend and destination market skiers and outdoor enthusiasts. Strong in season promotion, now with email messaging.

This program builds on existing promotions where the Mountain Sports Club membership is featured and included as part of the 4th and 5th Grade passport programs in the Pacific Northwest and Ski New Hampshire. By encouraging more participation to these target groups with incentives there is a higher likelihood of converting the users to more frequent participation in skiing and snowboarding.

The Mountain Sports Club program provides skiers and snowboarders extensive discounts and savings on lift tickets, lodging, travel, shopping and more. Members register for this new online service at The service is also being provided as a gift on purchases of $50 or more through specialty retailers – Sun and Ski Sports (16 locations in 7 states across the South), Ski Chalet with 3 locations on the DC and Northern Virginia metro region and The Ski Stop in Long Island, New York.

For more information contact:
John Siewierski
Mountain Sports Club of North America
3360 Dover Drive
Boulder, CO 80305
303.829.1699 phone – 303.499.9553 fax -

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Daily Lft Licket Savings for MSC Members

December 21, 2006

Winter is here and with a major blizzard in the Colorado Rockies now headed east to the plains we simply wanted to list all the resorts currently offering daily lift ticket discounts.

Be sure to upgrade to a premium membership to enable yourself to use these great deals. Buy a membership for a friend. Now only $19.95. Register here for Free basic memberships and Premium memberships.

New announcement - all Charter memberships purchased from now till January 31 will be valid for two winters and next summer. Mountain Sports Club charter memberships will be vaild through April 30, 2008.

Initial Lift ticket discounts and savings for Mountain Sports Club Members : Currently over 20 resorts and counting have finalized lift ticket discounts from 2 for 1 lift tickets to daily savings. Mountain Sports Club Members can anticipate additional resorts adding special member savings as the season unfolds:

Loveland Ski Area Colorado - Save daily on lift tickets.
Monarch Ski Area Colorado - Save daily on lift tickets.
Powderhorn Colorado - Save daily on lift tickets.
Ski Sunlight Glenwood Springs Colorado - Save daily on lift tickets
Echo Mountain Park just outside of Denver - Save daily on lift tickets
Windham Mountain in the Catskills of New York - Members save big - 2 for 1 midweek lift tickets.
Diamond Peak - Nevada Lake Tahoe - Save daily on lift tickets
Tenney Mountain New Hampshire - Save daily on lift tickets
Mad River Glen - Vermont - Save daily on lift tickets
Ascutney Mountain Resort Vermont - Save daily on lift tickets
Shawnee Peak Resort Maine - Save daily on lift tickets
Shawnee Mountain Pennsylvania - Save daily on lift tickets
Hidden Valley Pennsylvania - Save daily on lift tickets
Silver Mountain Idaho - Save daily on lift tickets
Ragged Mountain in New Hampshire save up to $40 daily. Save $10 per person up to 4 per member per day. Savings certificates will be available after January 1, 2007.
Blue Hills in Massachusetts save up to $40 daily. Save $10 per person up to 4 per member per day. Savings certificates will be available after January 1, 2007.
Pats Peak New Hampshire - Save daily on lift tickets
Cranmore Mountain Resort in Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire - Save daily on lift tickets

Happy holidays and enjoy the skiing and riding.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Pre - Holiday Skiing and more snow in the Colorado Rockies

Dateline December 16 & 17, 2006

Location Copper Mountain, Colorado

You can feel that the holiday season is upon us as the resorts receive the initial wave of holiday visitors. Our family joined the march for one last weekend in the Colorado central Rockies, before the holiday rush. Copper received 5 inches of new snow yesterday and they are calling for additional snow showers the next several days. It should cover the rocks starting to show on the steeper runs and soften snow across the mountain. The local paper announced that all the Summit County resorts continue to open new and steeper terrain just in time for the holidays.

After a day on the slopes on Saturday we gathered at Endo’s in the village for apr├Ęs skis drinks. Given we have 3 young boys and our friends had 2 as well it was key to find a place that has pool tables, video games, foosball and room for all to enjoy. Endos is conveniently located and fits the bill. Plenty of tasty local micro brews and traditional beer from which to choose ones favorite libation.

Saturday night Copper kicked off their holiday celebration with En Fuego. This celebration included fire jugglers, torchlight parade, fireworks and a variety of entertainment in the Village. The Village environment has proven to be a huge step in creating atmosphere and ambiance at Copper. With bonfires and entertainment throughout the village it was a warm and festive atmosphere.

Sunday morning we awoke to light snow showers that softened the snow and provided a very good ski day for Sunday. We have developed a pattern of jumping on American Eagle and heading straight to Sierra Chair (S Chair) to ski Union Bowl. Today was no exception. We were greeted with soft wind blown underneath with a couple of inches of new snow on top. The back side going into Gold Digger and down to Timberline proved to be untracked after several descents down different lines in Union Bowl.

Later in the morning we made the decision to hike the 10 minutes above the chair lift to Julies Vision. The run was simply great. The initial turns were broken soft powder followed with untracked lines. One section we skied had the old debris of an earlier avalanche from control work making portions of the untracked a little stickier and trickier. While we did not make it over to Spaulding Bowl, friends of our reported it was open and spectacular skiing as well. Plenty of soft powdery snow to be had for all who venture that way.

With snow and snow showers predicted for most of the balance of the week, Copper Mountain and the Colorado Rockies are a great choice for skiing and riding this holiday vacation. There is abundant snow and terrain open for everyone.

Book your next ski vacation to Copper Mountain online with Mountain Sports Club and save.

Go to the Mountain Sports Club Travel Desk and save on your next trip to the mountains.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Continued Good Early Season Skiing and more deals for Members

Boulder, Colorado - December 14, 2006

Last weekend December 10 th, Sunday was our third weekend in a row of heading to Summit County Colorado and skiing Copper Mountain. Once again it was superb early season skiing and riding. We were able to ski and ride in Union Bowl off the Sierra Chair as if it was mid season skiing conditions. The previous week we had skied this as it was opened. It was terrific soft broken snow with easy steep bumps.

The kids were in ski and snowboard school and I must say they have done a great job with their Scooter program for juniors in making sure our three boys - 11, 9 and 6 - are having a great time and learning new skills weekly. For my wife and I it is a joy to get to ski all day with friends as well.

We stayed at a condo at the base of Super B chair in East Village from Frisco Mountain Rentals. It was a great condo with convenient locations as well.

For a complete list of current resort offering lift tickets savings go here.

Hot new member deals include:

  • Ski Sunlight In Glenwood Springs Colorado with new lift ticket offers.
  • Ragged Mountain in New Hampshire lift ticket savings for up to 4 family members everyday of the season. Coupons available starting January 1, 2007. Save up to $40 daily.
  • Blue Hills in Massachusetts. lift ticket savings for up to 4 family members everyday of the season. Coupons available starting January 1, 2007. Save up to $40 daily.
  • Lodging savings at The Prospector Square Condominiums in Park City, Utah. Members save up to 30%. Conveniently located to Park City Resort, Deer Valley and The Canyons.
  • New lodging discounts for Breckenridge, Copper and Frisco at Hotel Frisco, Frisco Mountain Rentals and Summit Rentals. Save up to 25%.

More and more online and brick and mortar retailers offering savings on purchases, rentals and shop services. Check out the retail listings and save on your next purchase, ski rental or ski, snowboard and bike tune and service.