Friday, February 24, 2012

Snow and a great weekend to get to the mountains

We sure have been loving the daily snow reports across the country. Looks like the last storm we had in the west tracked real nice across the country and now the New England and Eastern resorts are getting snow.

Here is a sampling of some of the Mountain Sports Club resort snow and condition reports trickling in with existing discounts at partner resorts. Be sure to get out and ride this week and weekend. Make sure to visit these featured resorts and use your Mountain Sports Club

Not a member? Take advantage of a free lift ticket with one year membership for as low as only $19.95.

Snow and deals
Copper Mountain in Colorado has gotten 4 inches in the last day and 19 this week. Save up to $24 daily. 
Ski Cooper, CO high in the Rockies is reporting several inches of new snow this week. Save daily, 2 for 1 lift tickets and Free Lift Ticket still available.
Monarch Mountain, CO has 4 inches new and Save daily on lift tickets with Free Lift Ticket promotion still available.
Sunlight Mountain, CO - 4 inches of snow last 2 days and more on the way. Save daily on lift tickets and Free Lift Ticket promotion still available.
Purgatory at Durango Mountain, CO more snow overnight as they enjoy excellent conditions - Save $10 daily on multi day lift tickets. .
Canyons in Utah Save up to $20 daily.
Sierra at Tahoe, CA Save daily on lift tickets.
Jay Peak, VT enjoy 2 for lift tickets, the village and check out Pump House.
Smugglers Notch, VT -Save $10 daily on lift tickets, and Free Lift Ticket promotion still available
Magic Mountain, VT - Save up to $14 daily and Free Lift Ticket promotion still available.
Plattekill, NY -Save daily and Free Lift Ticket still available
Holiday Mountain, NY - Save 2 for 1 daily.
Shawnee, PA -Save daily and Free Lift Ticket still available
Shawnee Peak, ME - Save daily on lift tickets including 2 for 1 discounts.
Saddleback, ME -Save daily and Free Lift Ticket still available
Lost Valley, ME - Save daily and Free Lift Ticket still available
Mt Abram, ME -Save daily with 2 for 1 lift tickets and Free Lift Ticket still available
Crotched Mountain is reporting 3 - 6 inches of new snow in the forecast. Use the 2 for 1 or free lift ticket option. 
King Pine, NH - Save daily including 2 for 1 discounts, and Free Lift Ticket still available
Cranmore, NH- Save daily with midweek 2 for 1 lift tickets.
Black Mountain, NH -Save daily on lift tickets up to 2 for 1.
Pats Peak, NH - Save daily and Free Lift Ticket still available
Whaleback, NH -Save with 2 for 1 daily and Free Lift Ticket still available
Nashoba Valley, MA - Save daily.

Make sure to visit the Mountain Sports Club for all the best deals and easy to use information for planning your next mountain escape or vacation

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Colorado Snow, Powder Conditions and deals to get you there

The snow sure has started to turn on here in Colorado and other parts of the country. I just left Breckenridge and Summit County Colorado this afternoon and it was snowing county wide with forecast for snow throughout the week. Conditions continue to get better and better across the state and country.

Several updated reports for the Mountains include the following:

  • Durango Mountain Resort, Colorado - Over 4 feet in February and still snowing. Save $10 daily on multi-day lift tickets. 
  • Copper Mountain - Another 2 inches of snow reported this morning and it was snowing all day. Save up to $24 daily on lift tickets.
  • Steamboat Mountain - Reported 28 inches of record breaking snowfall yesterday and the reports are just WOW it is deep. Book your lodging with Mountain Resorts and save up to 30% off. 
  • Keystone Mountain Resort - Reporting another 2 inches this morning and it was snowing steadily all day. Choose great lodging deals and discounts with either Key to the Rockies or Summit Cove offering great savings/discounts up to 33%, and a wide selection on all the best homes and condo.
  • Over at Winter Park the  recent storms dumped 5more inches the last 2 days and it is snowing there again with more predicted all week. Great offers and deals at the Pinnacle Lodge - save up to 30% off, and Winter Park Lodging Company.

A little to the north our friends at Jackson Hole just reported another 16 inches in 24 hours. It has been a winter of epic snow at Jackson Hole. This is the winter to make your way there. We have 2 great lodging partners with big savings at Jackson Hole Property Management and the Alpenhof Lodge conveniently located right by the tram.

Make sure to get your self out and enjoy the great skiing and riding that is breaking out everywhere.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

President's Day at Keystone and The Rockies

Monday of President's day weekend began early with us staying at the original base area of Keystone. Accommodations were very nice through Key to The Rockies with a nice 2 bedroom condo about 250 yards from the lift. The day going to be a good one as we had an additional 2 inches of snow and light snow falling all morning. I worked my way up the mountain and headed to North Peak for a couple of warm up runs then off to the Outback. The snow was easy and soft on top of freshly groomed. The real surprise is the mountain was pretty empty. No lift lines and several runs pretty much had all to myself. I thought the best snow was on the North Peak area as the exposure seems to have protected snow and it felt like they had gotten an inch or two more there than the other parts of the mountain.

With recent snows the conditions continue to get better and better as we get to peak season. The early season lack of snow seems to have put a damper on how busy the areas are. Not necessarily what the resorts want, but it sure is providing good skiing and lack of crowds. Looking for Keystone lift ticket discounts? Be sure to buy in advance and save.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Chris Rudolph RIP, Lost in an avalanche outside of Stevens Pass

As I prepare to ski this morning and check news and notes my heart is heavy as the news of friend and industry associate Chris Rudolph, Stevens Pass Marketing Director, was one of 3 skiers who lost their lives in an avalanche area right outside of the area. This has been a very deadly winter for avalanche lives and it hurts even more when we lose one of ours.

Reports are there were 2 sets of avalanches in Washington yesterday claiming lives. In Colorado avalanches have claimed 6 lives and the Colorado Avalanche center has issued warnings this is the most dangerous avalanche conditions in Colorado for 30 years. Please be safe and live to ski or ride another day. I will make turns today for Chris and others as they passed doing what the loved. Chris always had a smile and was energetic to make sure every thing was done right when any event or promotion was put together at the area. We will miss you.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Discount Lift Tickets for President's Day Weekend

As we know during peak holidays like the Presidents Day weekend and week is often one of the periods deals and discounts are blocked out. Be sure to read the fine print as you head to the slopes this weekend. To try and make is easier for our members below is a guide to areas where the Mountain Sports Club discount coupons are valid.

Canyons in Utah - Save $10 daily
Durango in Colorado - Save $10 daily on multi-day lift tickets
Ski Cooper in Colorado - Save big with 2 for 1 or Daily savings - Free lift ticket promotion still available.
King Pine in New Hampshire - Half Price Junior with Adult lift ticket. - Free lift ticket promotion still available.
Pats Peak in New Hampshire- Save $5 - Free Lift Ticket promotion still available.
Whaleback in New Hampshire - 2 for 1 daily and Free Lift ticket promotion still available.
Holiday Mountain in New York - 2 for 1 daily lift ticket savings.

After the weekend and week all the offers tend be be valid for the balance of the season with a few spring break restrictions. We will keep updating new offers as they come is as well.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lift ticket winners for reviews at Crotched & Magic Mountain

Keep the reviews coming and increase your chances to win lift tickets and more. This past week we were pleased to send lift tickets to the following folks.

Matt Zanchi from MA won 2 Magic lift tickets as a result of submitting the recent Magic Mountain review.  Way to go Matt.

 Jennifer Scalon in Manchester, NH just won 2 lift tickets to Crotched Mountain for her review. Post reviews and increase your chances to win. 


We still have lift tickets to giveaway at the following resorts - Lost Valley, MEMt Abram, ME;Saddleback, MEMagic, VTPlattekill, NYShawnee, PAKing Pine, NHWhaleback, NH;Crotched Mountain, NH;Pats Peak, NHSki Cooper, COSunlight Mountain, CO and Monarch, CO, so start submitting reviews and stories now.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sweet Deals on Gear at Christy Sports, Save 40%

With President's Day holiday coming up it is good news for those still looking to pick up new gear this year as Christy Sports kicks off with a sale on skis, boards and gear up to 50% off. 

Christy Sports is now offering this years TOP ski brands at deep discounts! Were talking about 2012 inventory at the best prices available for Atomic, Rossignol, Nordica, Volkl and Dynastar!

Christy Sports is proud of its expertise and for its reputation of being known for lowest prices on quality goods and services along with its high-level of customer service. 

Make sure to visit our retail partner supporting the Mountain Sports Club. 


Vermont Lift Ticket Discounts and Free Lift Tickets

While winter was a little stingy getting going the winter ski and snowboard season is in full swing in Vermont. Recent snows and good snow making weather has resorts at full operations with great skiing and riding conditions. Yea and the economy is still not looking too sweet either but we have great deals for you to stretch the skiing budget on lift tickets, lodging and more. Discounts from 2 for 1 daily lift tickets, maybe a free lift tickets and daily discounts. Here is our sampling of Mountain Sports Club discounts and deals on lift tickets for members at Vermont Ski and Snowboard areas.

Jay Peak Resort - Make sure to visit Jay Peak Resort and save with 2 for 1 lift tickets.
Magic Mountain - Save $10 - $14 daily all season on Magic Mountain lift tickets. Day of Free Skiing option still available.
Smuggler's Notch - Save $10 daily, Day of Free Skiing option still available.
Killington Mountain Resort - Save on advance purchase lift tickets.
Sugarbush Resort - Save on lifts and packages.
Mount Snow - Save on advance purchase lift tickets
Stratton - Save on advance purchase lift tickets
Bolton Valley - Save on advance purchase lift tickets
Stowe Mountain Resort - Save on advance purchase lift tickets
Mad River Glen - Save on advance purchase lift tickets

Get out and enjoy the skiing and riding. It keeps getting better.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Friday Happy Hour at Arapahoe Basin

Fridays are one day many of us always look forward to start the weekend. The folks at Arapahoe Basin in Colorado sure know how to get the weekend started. They kick off the weekend with the following promotion.

LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY'S and this week there is a $1.50 TACOS/BAR SPECIALS 2/10/201
at the 6th Alley Bar from 2:30 - 5:30 PM

Every Friday featuring live music, $1.50 braised Pork or Chicken Tacos, Premium Tequila Specials & Beer Specials. Featuring music this Friday from: High 5

Go high and enjoy the high alpine snow at Arapahoe Basin. Looking for discount Arapahoe Basin lift tickets? Buy in advance and save.

Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort
28194 US Hwy 6, Keystone, CO