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Alyeska Resort breezes past 300” snowfall mark in the first week in January; Great savings to be found on stays at The Hotel Alyeska through February
January 10, 2012 (Girdwood, Alaska) – According to weather forecast sources in Anchorage, Alaska, December 2011 represented a “wet, windy and wild” month resulting in 29 days of precipitation and 183 inches of snow in the month alone. The early snowfall resulted in some of the earliest openings for outer areas at the resort including Christmas Chute, Max’s Mountain, High Traverse and Northwest Passage. Weather in January to date has continued the storm patterns with close to two fee of snowfall since New Years Day adding to the season total of 304 inches measured starting from November 1, 2011.
There is ample time to plan a visit to Alyeska Resort this winter. Currently, in the months of January and February, the resort has a number of packages offering savings up to 30% off regular prices. Guests can also find even more aggressive savings by choosing to stay between Sundays to Thursdays. The mid-winter timeframe represents a time of reprieve prior to the peak visitation anticipated once spring arrives. The 2012 Fur Rondezvous festivities and encompassing 2012 Iditarod start scheduled for March 3, 2012, as well as spring break for a number of school districts throughout the state create higher demand for Alyeska Resort in the month of March.
For bargain hunters with flexible schedules, the resort also posts “Last Minute Deals” for hotel only stays on www.AlyeskaResort.com and the resort’s Facebook page. These particular deals offer substantial savings of up to 50% off rooms for those who can take advantage of the short, sometimes less than 24-hour, reservations window.
2011/12 Package Highlights:
Ski & Stay Package from $179 per night (standard room)
Enjoy the greatest savings when you ski and stay midweek (up to 40% off) through mid-February. Savings for Friday and Saturday nights reflect up to a 30% discount. Ski & Stay Packages for this timeframe start from $179 per night for a standard room or $199 per night for a deluxe room. The package includes one-night lodging in a standard room, one-day lift ticket and $25 resort credit.
Get a Lift – with any room-only lodging reservation
With any room-only reservation, guests can add adult lift tickets for 25% off the regular rate of $60, or $45 per lift ticket. This is available for advanced online and phone reservations (guests cannot add this special offer at check-in or during their stay).
Winter Wonderland Package from $149 per night
For many guests, enjoying winter at Alyeska Resort doesn’t require ski equipment. The Winter Wonderland Package offers a starting rate of $149 per night for a standard room from now through the end of February (holiday blackout dates apply). The package includes one-night stay, $50 resort credit and a special savings card valid for 15% off any services at The Spa at Alyeska or shops at The Hotel Alyeska.
Winter Romantic Escape from $199 per night
Tucked in pristine snow-covered mountains with a variety of little luxuries, it’s no wonder that The Hotel Alyeska was rated by Travelocity.com as one of North America’s most romantic destinations. The Winter Romantic Escape Package includes one-night stay in a deluxe room at, bottle of chilled Veuve Clicquot Champagne, hand-crafted chocolates from the resort’s very own chocolatier, $50 in room service breakfast credit for two adults. The package starts from $199 per night and requires guests to be age 21 or over.
Alaskan VIP Package- priceless
Alaska is like no other destination. The Alaskan VIP Package allows guests to experience the best of Alyeska in the winter. The package includes one-night stay in a premium summit room, $100 Seven Glaciers Restaurant Gift Card, $100 credit at The Spa at Alyeska, and private ski or snowboard lesson. The summit-level rooms are located on the top floor of the eight-story hotel and offer breathtaking mountain and water views. The Alaskan VIP Package is available Thursday to Sunday.
Please call Alyeska Resort Reservations at 800-880-3880, 907-754-2111 or visit www.AlyeskaResort.com for more information. Alyeska Resort packages are priced per person based on double occupancy and promotional pricing is subject to availability, tax and resort fee. Special mid-winter savings are valid through February 29, 2012, some restrictions may apply.