Friday, May 27, 2011

Skiing and Riding Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day and the corresponding long holiday weekend signals the start of summer for many. However this year there may be more areas open for skiing and riding than any Memorial Day I can recall. Record snowfalls and cool temps is ensuring winter like conditions at many resorts. Here are a few that we know will be open this weekend.

Colorado will see Arapahoe Basin open with a 100 inch base and a huge Brew Fest Celebration at the base on Sunday.  The Basin will stay open Friday - Sundays through Father's Day and maybe later depending on snow. In Aspen the area will open Aspen Mountain as well this holiday weekend with a 71 inch base on the mountain.

California has several areas open as well. In the Lake Tahoe area Kirkwood, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will all three be open, while Mammoth Mountain continues operations as well and a huge base of snow still at all four areas.

In Utah Snowbird continues operations and will operate skiing and riding into the summer and appears ready to ski until July 4th.

With skiing and riding being extended this year the snow slowly is giving way to hiking and biking as well. Be sure to regularly check our deals section at the Mountain Sports Club for deals all summer as well. Join now for one year only $7.95 when using the summer promotion code of summer11.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Deals and Discounts at Durango Mountain Resort

Memorial Day is the kick off to summer in the Southwest Mountains of Colorado for those visiting Durango and the area. Durango Mountain Resort offers a full range of summer activities to keep everyone busy and engaged.

Make sure to check out the Durango Total Adventure Ticket (TAT). This 4 hour adventure ticket provide you access to unlimited Alpine Slide Rides, unlimited Scenic Chairlift rides, unlimited Mountain Bike Uplift, miniature golf and two of the following - Bungee Tramp, Climbing Wall or Mechanical Bull. This package is the best value for the day at $40, additional hours can be added at $10 per hour. Now for Mountain Sports Club members take advantage of the half price ticket when purchasing one ticket, this represents a $20 value.

This summer the Durango Mountain Resort has put together several value packages to help you stretch the family vacation budget. Packages up to 25% off the already low summer rates include activities. Be sure to make your plans early and get the best value this summer in the Rocky Mountains.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Half Price Mountain Bike Tickets at Plattekill Bike Park

Spring is in full swing and the mountain bike season is kicking into high gear. The folks at Plattekill Mountain Bike Park in the New York Catskills offer up over 60 miles of mountain bike trails and is one of the first lift served bike parks to operate on the East Coast. Plattekill Mountain Bike Park is open every weekend from April through November and also features hiking, chairlift rides, camping and operates midweek for group adventure camp tours.

Mountain Sports Club members receive half price lift tickets during the mountain bike season at Plattekill Mountain Bike Park. Save up to $17.50 a day. Join now and save!!