Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Whaleback Mountain Free Lift Ticket and 2 for 1 lift tickets

Whaleback Mountain in Enfield, New Hampshire will offer 2 for 1 lift tickets all season for Mountain Sports Club premium members valid all season including holidays. For a limited time there is also a Free Lift Ticket valid any day option available with the premium plus membership. Register and join today to save all winter.

Whaleback Mountain is now a locally owned non profit operated by the Upper Valley Snowsports Foundation. There are many great programs and services they provide. Please support the local mountain's efforts as they are a cornerstone in our communities to keep people outdoors and active. Here is some background.

Why UVSSF Has Purchased and Is Enhancing Whaleback Mountain

The UVSSF, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), has purchased Whaleback Mountain Parcel A and associated assets. This purchase is in line with UVSSF’s mission to support snow sports in the Upper Valley. There are a number of compelling reasons driving this mission:
Whaleback is an invaluable community asset that serves thousands of adult and youth winter sports enthusiasts annually;
Whaleback offers programs and pricing that allow a large Upper Valley population to participate in snow sports who otherwise could not afford to;
It has been made evident that there is a significant need for a training facility that caters to the alpine and freestyle disciplines in both skiing and snowboarding;
There is a noteworthy number of youths who do not participate in traditional team sports who greatly benefit from Whaleback and related programs;
The purchase of Whaleback by a nonprofit provides an opportunity for making Whaleback a sustainable business, therefore greatly extending its life as a community asset.

UVSSF feels strongly that Whaleback’s benefit to the community must be preserved and strengthened and that its future can best be secured by the nonprofit’s purchase.

Educational Programs & Camps
Over 300 youths attended affordable weekly after school instructional programs. These students come from nine towns: Canaan, Enfield, Grantham, Hartford, Hartland, Lebanon, Plainfield, Weathersfield, and Windsor. Many are beginners and rent equipment, and might not ski or ride otherwise.
More than 130 youths participated in our winter vacation camps that include full day instruction and progression plans for each student. This program has very discounted prices.

-The Whaleback Mountain Club has 70 young athletes between the ages of 5 and 17, and families. There are athletes in developmental and competitive programs. All WMC families receive a 25% discount on season passes.
-75 athletes with the Ford Sayre Ski Council trained at Whaleback weekly.
-More than 25 Kimball Union Academy athletes trained weekly, and more than 25 participated in a recreational program.
-Cardigan Mountain School had 18 athletes training at Whaleback weekly. Cardigan recreational skiers and snowboarders also visited.

Whaleback hosted a number of events for all ages that include the disciplines of alpine, moguls, and slopestyle. More than 500 athletes from the Northeast competed at Whaleback this winter. Events included: Masters of the Mountain (150) young athletes; private school alpine race (100), 3 USSA mogul events (230+), USSA slopestyle (60), KUA Alum race (25). In addition, there is our weekly adult race league with 220-plus participants.

2014.15 Lift Ticket Discounts, Free Lift Tickets and big savings on gear

Late August is here with cooler evenings and days shortening. Ski and snowboard sales are competing with back to school as another season of change is here and the 2014.15 ski and snowboard season is not far away. Season pass sales are underway and the Mountain Sports Club keeps updating new offers for the 2014.15 season.

Copper Mountain Resort- Save big on advance purchase lift tickets for 2014.15
Ski Granby Ranch - Season long savings from 2 for 1 lift tickets.

Nashoba Valley - $10 off night lift tickets. Free Nashoba Valley Lift Ticket for premium plus, only $30 while supplies last. Includes second Free Whaleback Lift Ticket as an early bonus.

Shawnee Mountain - Save daily all season from 2 for 1 tickets and daily savings as well as option to include a free day at Shawnee Mountain with premium plus. These lift tickets are limited and will sell out.

New Hampshire
King Pine Ski Area - save daily all season on lift tickets, includes 2 for 1 lift tickets. Free King Pine Lift Ticket for premium plus, only $30 while supplies last. Early season offer includes second Free Whaleback Lift Ticket as an early bonus.
Pats Peak Ski Area - $5 to $10 off lift tickets, day night and weekends. Free Pats Peak Lift Ticket for premium plus, only $30 while supplies last. Includes second Free Whaleback Lift Ticket as an early bonus.
Whaleback Mountain - 2 for 1 lift tickets all winter. Free Whaleback any day lift ticket with premium plus only $25.

Book this winter's lodging and save as well. Book holiday and popular weeks and weekends now. 
New this year featured Mountain Sports Club weeks at top resorts at incredible pricing. Below are the initial offerings and more to come.....

Jackson Hole - Special ski/snowboard lift/lodging packages at big savings from $349.

Breckenridge - Special ski/snowboard lift/lodging packages at big savings from $739.
Book next winter's ski/snowboard vacations now for best selection on popular holiday and peak weeks. 

Thousands of packages available through our travel desk partners. Great vacation packages valid at destinations in North America.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Trails, Mountain Bike Park and much more for 2014.15 at Windham Mountain

This update in today from Windham Mountain Resort, in the New York Catskills, is investing $4.2 million in capital improvements this summer. After investing $7.1 million in 2013 Windham is now adding terrain, expanding services, and continuing to transform into a year round destination. Check out the highlights in the video.

New Ski Trail!

A new blue square trail with snow making will grace the landscape of Windham Mountain Resort this season. Located in the bowl between the east and west peaks, the new terrain begins with a quick swoosh off Wraparound. Continued development of new trails within this area will ensue over the next couple of years. This is the 3rd new trail for Windham in the last two years, bringing total trail count to 53!

Windham Mountain Resort Spa

Windham Mountain Resort is constructing a full service spa and yoga center. Open all four seasons, the slope-side spa will boast world class services, treatment and products. Non skiing resort-guests will also have easy access to the spa, which is conveniently located at the base of the new beginners' area Whisper Run built in last year's expansion.   BTW, don't forget the Ahimsa Yoga and Music festival,  October 4th - 5th at Windham Mountain Resort.

Renovated 3rd Floor Restaurant

Apr├Ęs ski just got bumped to first class. Windham Mountain Resort will open a totally redesigned bar / restaurant in the location formerly known as Legends. Vaulted ceilings will compliment two new bars, one facing Windham Mountain and the other facing the Valley. Two fireplaces will keep guests warm and toasty after a long day on the hill. It will also be one of the largest banquet and entertainment facilities in the area allowing for larger events.

Lift Served Mountain Bike Park Announced for 2015

Construction of the Windham Mountain Bike Park is underway. Scheduled to open next summer, the Park will feature two new intermediate flow trails, existing World Cup trails, a pump track, bike rentals and food and beverage. Gravity Logic, known for designing the most accredited bike parks in the world, has been working closely with Windham to provide an incredible design and experience that will thrill riders of all abilities. Click here to learn more.

Expansion of the Children's Learning Center

Expansion of the Children's Learning Center will allow for increased occupancy to an important amenity offered at the resort. The CLC provides indoor activities and ski and snowboard lessons for 2-7 year olds. The expansion supports Windham Mountain Resort's family friendly reputation and goal of attracting new participants to the sport.

Plenty to do and enjoy year round at Windham Mountain Resort. Get out and enjoy fun in the Catskill Mountains.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

King Pine Resort Offer 2 for 1 lift Tickets and Discounts All season for the 2014.15 Ski and Snowboard Season

Once again the team at Mountain Sports Club is pleased to announce lift tickets discounts for the upcoming 2014.15 ski and snowboard season at King Pine Resort in New Hampshire. Discounts include 2 for 1 lift tickets midweek and Half price Junior lift ticket with the purchase of an adult lift ticket. King Pine is truly an outstanding and popular family resort for skiing and snowboarding in New England.

Save all season on lift tickets, lodging, dining, shops and much more year round in mountain towns and surrounding communities. Buy your premium membership and access personalized discount coupons and Free Lift Ticket offers with premium plus promotions. Free King Pine Lift Ticket available with premium plus membership now for only $30 while supplies last. Mountain Sports Club premium members enjoy big savings at top resorts in New England and across North America.

Pats Peak Lift Ticket Discounts for 2014.15 and Improvements

Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker, NH will once again offer lift ticket discounts and savings in the form of Mountain Sports Club premium members coupons. For the 9th winter season in a row Pats Peak and Mountain Sports Club have teamed up to offer skiers and snowboarders great savings and values all winter long for skiing and snowboarding at Pats Peak Ski Area. Save from $5 to $10 daily on weekends, nights and midweek lift tickets. Take advantage of Premium Plus offer and include one free day of skiing or snowboarding for only $30. This includes access to all the discounts at Pats Peak and other areas in New England and North America. Register today, reserve a Pats Peak lift ticket and save all winter.

Pats Peak just announced new trails and more for the coming 2014.15 winter ski and snowboard season. Two New Trails and One New Glade For The 2014/2015 Season along with snowmaking improvements and more. This is the 52nd consecutive ski and snowboard season under the same local family ownership. Pats Peak Ski Area improvements for the 14/15 season including two new trails and one new glade as part of the Cascade Basin expansion.

Cascade Basin
2 New Trails and 1 Glade - Pats Peak will unveil 2 New Trails and 1 New Glade in the Cascade Basin area. These new trails will be lined with state-of-the-art “snowflake technology” to continue to provide quality snow surfaces you’ve come to expect at Pats Peak.

The new beginner trail, Cascade Brook, will meander and follow the contour lines nicely with some great twists and turns. Adventure seekers will be able to pop off skiers left into a new gladed tree section.

Scirocco (shuh-rok-oh) is a black diamond trail that falls away skiers' right off of the Crosswind trail. She’ll cut left, then right through some trees all the while giving you some of the best sun and bumps on the mountain. She’ll drop you off at the bottom of the lift where you’ll get a chance to catch a break.

Additional Energy-Efficient Snowmaking Guns - Every year the snowmaking efforts gain enhancements to provide even more snowmaking power to the trails. This is a must for ensuring quality conditions all season.

This season seven additional Fan Guns from Snow Machines Inc. will be added to the snowmaking arsenal to improve snow output. Fan guns require 80-85% less compressed air than other technologies, while putting out more snow in marginal temperature conditions.

An additional 20 new low energy snowmaking towers from HKD Snowmakers will also be added to the fleet.

More Rental Equipment
Pats Peak is home to northern New England’s largest rental shop. Every season the Starting Gate Rental Shop continues to add to its already impressive rental fleet. This season PATS PEAK has invested over $100,000 in new rental equipment including skis, boots, junior skis, junior boots, twin tip skis, ski poles, helmets, Burton Learn-to-Ride snowboards, bindings and snowboard boots.

The state-of-the-art 9,600 square foot Rental Shop provides fast service to renters along with a carpet lift that takes guests and their equipment up to the slopes.

Updated High-Speed Internet Service
And finally if all goes according to plan, we will have 10 times the wireless internet access capabilities in our lodge with an all new high-speed internet service. There are lots of moving parts to make this happen but if the utility company does what is says it will do, the logjams will be a thing of the past.