Thursday, October 28, 2010

Big Snow, Resorts Open More Terrain and Ski and Snowboard Season off and running

Well the warm end of early fall turned quickly as the central Rockies in Colorado have gotten over 2 feet of winter snow. I skied today at Loveland and it was mid winter snow - soft and easy to carve. After a week of storms the skies cleared and it was a bluebird day. I know at Loveland and elsewhere Ski Patrol is working hard to open new terrain. This press release just hit my desk as Loveland opens even more terrain and lifts for the coming weekend.I can testify the snow and terrain included soft powdery bumps today. I had to pinch myself that is was only October 28. OH how sweet it is!!!

Giant Snowstorm Opens More Terrain! at Loveland Ski Area.
Mother Nature really pulled through this time!  A giant snowstorm that helped us open this past Sunday continued through Tuesday leaving behind nearly 3 feet of natural snow.   Needless to say the mountain looks like mid-winter and our attention has turned from snowmaking to opening new runs.  On Wednesday both Spillway and Nix Nox were opened and we are excited to announce that this Friday Chair 6 will open!  This opening will provide access to the runs Keno, Blackjack, Roulette, Straight Flush and Royal Flush.  Lower Richards will also open on Friday.

This was a picture from my camera looking up at the entrance to Nix Nox. It was a great run.

Pictures from around the country keep trickling in with reports and pictures of significant snow from Whistler in BC to the Midwest where Wild Mountain is ready to open any day and the New England where snow making crews are already hard at work to get resorts open and ready.

Be sure to check out all the great deals available on discount lift tickets and coupons for Mountain Sports Club members this winter. Join early and save even more.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ski Resorts Open for 2010.11 and More Discounts on Lift Tickets

Ah October skiing and riding with chair lifts running. It warms my heart and gets many of us grabbing our skis or snowboard to get early season turns for another season of sliding in the mountains. Today Arapahoe Basin opens one day after Loveland Ski Area  got the Colorado season off and running. For the die hard New England skiers and riders Sunday River in Maine kicked off the season with one run opening on Saturday.

New lift ticket discounts keep coming in as well. In Vermont, both Magic Mountain and Smugglers Notch just posted lift ticket discount coupons for members for the 2010.11 season.   Discount coupons include 2 for 1 days and up to $14 savings daily. Join now and save all season at the Mountain Sports Club on lift tickets, lodging, shops, travel and more.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pats Peak in New Hampshire Offers Lift Tickets Discounts

Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker, New Hampshire will offer lift ticket discounts to Mountain Sports Club members for the 2010.11 ski and snowboard season.  Pats Peak has always been a popular destination for families in Southern New Hampshire and the Boston area. Lift ticket discounts range from $5 - $10 daily with Mountain Sports Club coupons.

Members save daily on lift tickets, lodging, gear and more. Join now and save all ski and snowboard season.

Lift Ticket Discounts for Magic Mountain and Smugglers Notch in Vermont

Two of Vermont's classic resorts Magic Mountain in Southern Vermont and Smugglers Notch Resort will once again offer daily lift ticket discounts for Mountain Sports Club members. Premium members will be able to download personalized coupons for savings ranging from 2 for 1 early season at Smugglers Notch to daily savings of $10 on weekend at both Magic Mountain and Smugglers Notch during the 2010.11 ski and snowboard season.

Mountain Sports Club members save all season on lift tickets, lodging, shops, restaurants and much more. Join now and start saving.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Congratulations to our September Winners!

This month our winner of the Faro Goggle and Eliminator Automatic No-Fog Fan from HaberVision is member Erika Torres!

We would also like to congratulate Shari Marcely on winning a pair of tickets to Monarch Mountain Ski Area in Colorado!

Increase your chances of winning by posting blogs, pictures or video at MyMountainSportsClub and sending us reviews or use coupons.

Join now at special late season promotional price of only $7.95 for one year of incredible savings on lift tickets, lodging, gear and travel. Use promotion code summer10 through September 21, 2010 to redeem special offer.

Heli Skiing in Lake Tahoe

The search for untracked powder drives many of us to search for ways to get the goods as we gaze at distant peaks from local resorts full of powder. Yes a helicopter is one of the best ways to access the goods and enjoy the pristine mountains. The Lake Tahoe area has many resorts and lots of back country access and now will have heli access.

Pacific Crest Heli Guides will operate this winter in the Lake Tahoe region.

"The following is detail we found on their web site: "Our adventures range from Helicopter skiing, and snowboarding, to summertime adventures such as heli fishing, heli hiking, and downhill mountain biking.  Our location is poised just minutes from the world class ski resorts of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Mt Rose, Heavenly, and Sugar Bowl.

Wether you choose heliskiing at Lake Tahoe in our deep powder snow, or our remote helihiking tours to relax at distant mountain lakes, flightseeing tours, or downhill mountain biking, you will benefit from our conveinient locations near Reno, Sacramento, and San Francisco.

We fly our tours from the Truckee Airport, as well as the South Lake Tahoe airport, and can pick you up from several other locations around Lake Tahoe as well."

Looks like the fun meter was just provided another bar to reach for Tahoe powderhounds. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Third Night Lodging Free at Sunday River including Holidays

The Bethel Inn and Resort, located just minutes from Sunday River and Mt Abram has just announced an incredible buy 2 nights and receive the third night free. Save 33%.

3 for 2 Ski Getaways... back this winter! For a limited time, even available Christmas Vacation and February Vacation Weeks!

Reserve a two night Stay & Dine package this winter and receive your third night of lodging for FREE! Resort Resort Stay & Dine Packages start at just $109 per person, per night and include country elegant accommodations, a four course dinner and hearty country breakfast, heated outdoor pool, hot tub, ice skating and more!

Other Restrictions: Min stay may apply. Call for full details...

Mountain Sports Club members save on lift tickets, lodging, shops, travel and more. Join now and save.

Lost Valley in Auburn Maine Offers Lift Ticket Discounts

The family friendly ski and snowboard area Lost Valley Ski Area, in Auburn Maine, is once again extending discount coupons on lift tickets for Mountain Sports Club members for the 2010.11 ski and snowboard season. Skiers and snowboarders will save $5 daily on midweek adult full day lift tickets. In addition to this offer there is now a half price Learn to Ski or Snowboard lesson package with rentals included. This is a great value and perfect for friends and family that you wish to introduce to skiing and snowboarding.

Be sure to join the Mountain Sports Club now and save on your lift tickets, lodging, rentals, gear and more this coming ski and snowboard season.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Big Savings and Discounts at Eastern Mountain Sports

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October Sale - this is a solid event with great offers from the key fall categories - offer runs through 10/24

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Mountain Musings - Mountain Snow, snow making, new resort owners...

Columbus Day sales are bountiful and signs of another ski and snowboard season are everywhere. Snowmaking efforts are underway from Maine to Colorado as resorts vie to open first and start another season. The new season may have officially began several weeks ago when Timberline in Oregon reopened on weekends to start October. Reports of snow making efforts get the 2010.11 ski and snowboard season underway have emerged from Sunday River, Loveland, and Arapahoe Basin. New snow has also graced the high peaks of the Rockies and the Sierra's.

Interesting news in the mountains include:

- New owners at Waterville Valley in New Hampshire as Booth Creek exits the eastern US market. Rumor has it that Wildcat is probably the next one to have new owners announced be the start of the new season.
- Sun and Ski Sports is opening new locations in New England in locations where The Ski Market once were located. Pembroke, MA and Avon, CT are the first two locations announced. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wildcat Mountain Offers Lift Ticket Discounts and Coupons

Once again Wildcat Mountain in New Hampshire will be offering a save $10 daily lift ticket discount coupon for Mountain Sports Club Members. This daily discount savings is valid Sundays through Friday on an adult full day lift ticket. Be sure to join now and download personalized coupons for your savings and discounts this ski and snowboard season.

Savings in the New Hampshire area on lift tickets, lodging, shops and more abound. Make sure to join and download discount coupons and save.