Thursday, December 27, 2012

Big Snows Brings Many Smiles at Resorts for the Holidays

Big Snows across the country has brought many smiles at ski and snowboard resorts across the country for the holidays. After a tough season last year and a slow start that had resorts close and work to reopen for the holidays cold temps and big snow is a great Christmas gift.

Reports from areas like Magic Mountain in Southern Vermont are issuing storm updates with their powder alert of close to a foot of fresh to rip turns in.

My Colorado snow report and emails shows new snow today in Crested Butte, Durango, Monarch, Silverton, Sunlight and across the state.

Looking to buy lift tickets in advance and save? Check out these great mountain destinations for savings on advanced purchase tickets:

Colorado - Buy lift tickets in advance and save
Copper Mountain
Steamboat Springs
Telluride - Save up to 30% off window price.
Winter Park
Beaver Creek

California/Nevada - Buy lift tickets in advance and save
Heavenly Valley
Mt Rose
Northstar at Tahoe
Sierra at Tahoe

Utah - Buy lift tickets in advance and save
Deer Valley
Park City 

Wyoming - Buy lift tickets in advance and save
Jackson Hole

Canada - Buy lift tickets in advance and save
Banff  - Ski Lake Louise, Sunshine and Mt Norquay on one discounted lift ticket.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Snow for the holidays and resorts open

It sure has been an up and down start to this ski and snowboard season around the country. I am pleased to awake this Christmas morning to new snow here in Colorado, across the west, reports of powder from Northern Vermont, the midwest and snow fall as far south as Maryland. Now enjoy time with family and get out to ski and snowboard as resorts open and race to open more terrain. Be sure to check out all the free lift tickets and discount lift tickets now available to premium Mountain Sports Club members.

Remember next month is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month and there are big Bring a Friend promotions encouraging you to introduce a friend to skiing or snowboarding.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Save on Lift Tickets at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire

Save on Lift Tickets at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire this winter with premium Mountain Sports Club membership. The discount coupons are good for 2 full day lift tickets for only $70 on Sundays in January. This is a 2 fer that is a $70 value. Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire Cannon Mountain is truly a classic New England Ski area that is celebrating 75 years of skiing.

Rich in heritage Cannon Mountain has history and classic ski runs from the start of Amercan skiing and much is on display at the skiing museum hosted here.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Free Ski Day at Brian Head Resort December 13, 2012

As we get this season going and the economy still sputters to recovery it is always nice to see great aggressive promotions form our resort friends. This one from Brian Head Resort in Utah we just had to get out there. 

Thursday, December 13th, will be Free Ski Day at Brian Head Resort.  There will be FREE Lift Tickets and FREE Rentals.  We are no longer accepting reservations for Ski School, as our classes are full. 
For those who have already made reservations for Free Ski Day, we’re excited that you will be joining us.  We just wanted to take minute and go over a few minor details to ensure that your day is as enjoyable as possible.
For those who enrolled in one of our renowned ski or snowboarding lesson programs, check in will start at 9:30 a.m. in the Navajo Lodge Learning Center. If you have children enrolled in Kids Camp, please remember that you will need to pick them up for lunch, or if you choose, you can purchase their lunch for $7 at check in that we will be serving to the children in our Kids Camp lunch room. 
The ski and snowboard equipment that will be provided for the day free of charge will be our standard rental equipment packages, which is the latest ski and snowboard equipment available anywhere.  If you would like to try our high performance rental equipment, we will also have those packages available to rent for just $40.00 for skis and $47.00 for snowboards. 

Finally, if you have children you would like to enroll in daycare, our State-licensed daycare facility will be open and the cost is $15.00 per hour or $85.00 for the day.

Hats off to the staff at Brian Head Resort. So now get out and play hooky from work or school and enjoy the day. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mountain Sports Club Vertical Challenge(s), win free lift tickets

We at the Mountain Sports Club are excited to launch our first series of Mountain Sports Club Vertical Challenge(s). We have teamed up with the award winning app and tracking solution from AlpineReplay to power these family friendly fun events/competitions. We are starting with a overall Mountain Sports Club Vertical Challenge for our premium members. Join the fun now and win cool stuff.

To get started you need to go to the app store on either your Android or iPhone and download the app. Then either set up a profile from there or go to the web site and complete profile. From there go join the Mountain Sports Club group and competition of your choice. It is all free. Just another new benefit for Mountain Sports Club members.

Prizes will be announced and will include lift tickets, gear and more. Also we are running monthly vertical challenges at featured resorts that currently include Smugglers Notch, Pats Peak & Shawnee Peak. Up to 20 more will be announced in the coming weeks.

Silverton Mountain in Colorado Extends Lift Ticket Discount on Unguided Lift Tickets

Silverton Mountain in Colorado extends lift ticket discount offers to premium Mountain Sports Club members for unguided lift tickets for the coming 2012-13 ski and snowboard season. Regular prices at $49, this savings is valid all season. Silverton is truly a steep and deep area. Getting over 400 inches of snow and small to no crowds.

Powder and steeps a plenty for this natural gem in the southwest part of Colorado.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Save 25% on Crested Butte lift tickets and lodging

We are pleased to welcome Crested Butte Mountain Resort to the 2012.13 Mountain Sports Club program. New to the program this season the discount coupons are now available for premium members with a savings of 25% on single and multi day lift tickets for the 2012.13 ski and snowboard season. Holiday restrictions do apply and coupons are valid starting January 5, 2013. There is also a 25% savings on CBMR managed lodging when using the coupon and coupon code when making reservations.

With great deals like these make this the winter to get back to Crested Butte or make it your destination if you have never skied this classic Colorado ski town. The old west charm of a Victorian mining town with world class skiing and snowboarding has and continues to make Crested Butte an ongoing favorite of the Mountain Sports Club team.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Save up to 25% at Keystone on Lodging

Save up to 25% at Keystone Resort on lodging right at the base of the gondola in River Run with Summit Cove. Summit Cove has one of the best selections of condos right in the heart of River Run. Conveniently located with all the amenities and comforts of home.

Walk quickly to the gondola and the village. No need for a car once you get here. Pools, hot tubs, rec rooms and more await your next visit. The team at Summit Cove just posted more discounts up to 25% for members. Book now and save while enjoying your next getaway to Keystone.

Win a pair of Free Lift Tickets to one of 24 resorts

Win a pair of Free Lift Tickets to one of 23 resorts. The Mountain Sports Club will start giving away lift tickets the first week of January. To be eligible to win you must be a Mountain Sports Club member. You must play to win as they say.

Winners will be selected based on creativity, participation and random awards. We are looking for you to post stories, photos, reviews, videos and even blogs. You can post, follow and submit videos, photos or reviews on, the MountainSportsClub YouTube channel, our Facebook page, Mountain Sports Club Blog, and follow us on Twitter.

Resorts that you can win free lift tickets to include:

Monarch, Sunlight Mountain Resort, Ski Granby Ranch and Ski Cooper in Colorado.
Shawnee Peak, Mt Abram, Saddleback & Lost Valley in Maine.
Black Mountain, Cranmore, Crotched Mountain, King Pine, Pats Peak and Whaleback in New Hampshire
Magic Mountain and Smugglers Notch in Vermont
Plattekill and Swain Resort in New York, Lookout Pass in Idaho, Mountain High in California, Red River in New Mexico, Shawnee in Pennsylvania. Nashoba Valley in Massachusetts.