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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2010 (Girdwood, Alaska) – With snow falling throughout the US, Alyeska Resort is excited to announce substantial savings on winter ski packages. Known for steep terrain and deep snowpack, the resort averages 650” of snowfall per season. The resort’s opening day is scheduled for Wednesday, November 24, 2010 (conditions permitting).
The resort invested heavily in the develop of downhill mountain biking trails this past summer and the result is an abundance of newly gladed skiable terrain for intermediate and above skiers and riders. The resort opened Alaska’s only super pipe in January 2010, and it continues to build its park and pipe programs with a newly design beginner terrain park and the second annual Alyeska Summer Camp scheduled for June 2011. The night-skiing season, a favorite activity of Anchorage locals, will also be available Thursdays to Saturdays from mid-December to late March. With the help of Mother Nature, Alyeska Resort also plans to operate weekends in May for late season skiing and riding.
Guests who book by October 31, 2010 will receive up to 20% off lodging during the winter ski season. The discount is available on all room types and for most timeframes. The bookings must be made online at www.AlyeskaResort.com.
Guests can save 25% off lift tickets by purchasing them online with any lodging reservation or package purchase. This bundled savings is an easy way to add skiing or riding to an Alyeska Resort vacation.
There are many ways to enjoy tremendous savings (up to 40% off) when shopping for ski and stay packages at Alyeska Resort. The standard Ski & Stay Package at the resort includes one-night lodging and all-day lift tickets for two adults. Guests can find additional savings by choosing to visit during lower-demand timeframes such as pre-holidays, mid-winter (January to mid-February) and late season (late April and May, conditions permitting). This winter, Ski & Stay Packages for this timeframe start from as low as $99 per person. Guests with flexible schedules who can visit Sunday to Thursday will also find greater savings including package pricing from $79 per person.
For those seeking the full Alaskan experience, the first week of March marks the start of the Iditarod, the legendary dog-sled race begins in Anchorage and finishes 1150 miles away along the western Bering Sea coast in the town of Nome. The Iditarod also marks a week-long celebration in Anchorage including the Fur Rendzevous Festival (www.furrondy.net) where visitors can watch the run of the reindeer and mingle with dog-sled teams up close. Alyeska Resort is offering a four-night stay in a deluxe room with three-day lift ticket and breakfast each morning for two adults starting from $399 per person available during the Iditarod timeframe and through the spring ski season. Avid skiers and snowboarders can add a day of helicopter or snowcat skiing provided by Chugach Powder Guides (www.chugachpowderguides.com). This service can be booked via Alyeska Resort’s concierge team at 907-754-2108.
Current packages and specials are available for purchase online at www.AlyeskaResort.com. The resort reservations team can be reached at 800-880-3880 or 907-754-2111. Packages offered are based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted and subject to availability.