Colorado resorts and ski operators are
gearing up for the 2005-06 season with a host of deals for clients.
Hotel Jerome in Aspen debuted a Ski Deal that
includes lift tickets at all four of the resorts ski areas: Aspen
Mountain, Aspen Highlands, and Snowmass and Buttermilk
which is available throughout the ski season, includes
accommodations in a deluxe room or suite; up to two daily ski lift
tickets per room per day; and complimentary shuttle service to and
from Aspen Mountain and Aspen Airport. Room rates vary by season,
ranging from $370 to $695 per night.
property, which dates from 1889, is in the center of downtown Aspen
and features such hot spots as the J-bar and the Library
Hotel Jerome at (800) 331-7213 or go online to www.hoteljerome.com.
" Purgatory at
Durango Mountain Resort is offering nonstop air
service from Dallas to Durango this winter season in partnership
with Adventure Tours/Funjet Vacations and Southwest Airlines
charter flights will operate Wednesdays and Saturdays from Dec. 17
to March 25.
To kick off the
Southwest Airlines service, an inaugural Love to Ski package is
available, priced from $399 per person for three nights, $449 for
four nights and $569 for seven nights. The package includes
airfare, resort lodging and airport transfers.
or to book, call (800) 982-6102 or visit www.durangomountainresort.com.
Vacations is also offering packages this season that
include getaways to Colorado ski destinations such as Aspen, Beaver
Creek, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Keystone,
Snowmass, Steamboat, Telluride, Vail and Winter Park.
available via American, American Trans Air, Alaska Airlines,
Continental Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Northwest, United and US
three-night packages to Breckenridge -- for Monday departures, Jan.
9 to Feb. 13 -- start at $614.99 from St. Louis with air on
American, and $629.99 from Atlanta via Delta. The deal includes
accommodations at The Great Divide Lodge and a three-day lift
Travel agents can
book through www.vaxvacationaccess.com or the VAX VacationAccess
technology via Amadeus AgentNet, Sabre Vacations, and Vacation.com
" The Inn
at Lost Creek in Telluride unveiled several ski-themed
deals, including a Bed Inn Breakfast package that includes
accommodations, daily breakfast, lift tickets at Telluride Ski
Resort and use of the rooftop spa.
package is priced from $179 per person, per night Jan. 2 to Feb. 10
and March 26 to April 2.
Ultimate Ski Package offers two full days of skiing at Telluride
Ski Resort, one day of helicopter skiing with apres ski and lodging
in a one-bedroom residence at the Inn. Prices start at $402 per
person a night, double, for stays Jan. 13 to Feb. 14, with slightly
higher rates Feb. 15 to April 2.
Total Ski package includes hassle-free ski and snowboard rental for
those who like to travel light. Available Jan. 2 to April 2 from
$187 per person, per night (with rates higher after Feb. 14) the
deal includes studio lodgings, a three-day ski/snowboard
performance package and two three-day lift tickets.
All ski packages
at the Inn at Lost Creek include ski valet, nightly ski waxing and
deburring, advance itineraries with activity and restaurant
reservations and airport transfers.
All packages may
be customized to add nights, ski tickets and activities.
601-5678 or visit www.innatlostcreek.com.
reporter Felicity Long, send e-mail to [email protected].