Sleep and Ski Utah for $100 a Day or Less

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH- With spring break literally around the corner, many families are looking for last minute vacation deals. Fortunately, a surplus of incredible Utah ski vacation packages are making spring break possible without breaking the bank. In fact, nearly 60 offers are listed on the Hot Deals section of SkiUtah.com (http://www.skiutah.com/hot_deals/). More than half the U.S. population lives within a 2.5 hour flight from the state. Boasting 11 resorts within an hour drive of Salt Lake City International Airport and a plethora of deals from which to choose, Utah is the perfect destination for travelers looking to make the most out of their time and money.

“Visitors are booking vacations with incredibly short lead times,” said Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty. “Skiers know this is a very competitive travel market and want to secure the best deal imaginable. Our resorts are accommodating visitors with amazing offers and unparalleled accessibility.”

Many Utah ski and snowboard resorts are even rolling out packages which include lodging, lift tickets and more for as little as $100 a day per person.

ALTA VACATIONS
Alta and Snowbird – Slopeside condominiums starting at $93.00 per person per night includes lodging and lift tickets.  Minimum occupancy and stay required.  Contact Alta Vacations at 888-356-2582 or info@altavacations.net.  Other packages available.  Visit: http://www.altavacations.net/store/p16details139.php

THE CANYONS RESORT SECOND ANNUAL SPRING GRUV
Join The Canyons for a week of events, concerts, and contests! Spring Gruv kicks-off March 28 with the always hilarious Pond Skimming event. Contestants in elaborate costumes attempt to ski or snowboard across a 100-foot pond much to the enjoyment of spectators. Packages start as low as $97/night and include slopeside lodging, breakfast for two and two lift tickets with each night stay. Spring Gruv will run from March 27 to April 5, 2009. Check out www.springgruv.com for more details.

BRIGHTON RESORT
Get away on a Spring Fling to Brighton Ski Resort for $79.97 per person including lift ticket and a night of slopeside lodging at The Brighton Lodge.  Restrictions apply, reservations required. Contact The Brighton Lodge at (801) 532-4731 ext. 120 or visit www.brightonresort.com. Mention “Spring Fling” when booking to receive discount.

SNOWBIRD SKI & SUMMER RESORT
$99/night includes lodging and lift tickets. Rates are per person and based on double occupancy. Good April 5 through the end of the season. Call 800-453-3000.

WOLF CREEK UTAH
Stay in a luxurious Moose Hollow two bedroom condominium and ski at Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort for $80 per person per night. Offer includes a $100 dining certificate at The Club at Wolf Creek Utah, complimentary sunscreen and chapstick, and a Wolf Creek Utah Souvenir T-shirt. Based on a two night rental. For more information visit www.wolfcreekutah.com.

Not a skier? There has never been a better time to join the sport by taking advantage of these great learn to ski and snowboard deals:

BRIAN HEAD RESORT
Brian Head Resort in Southern Utah is offering perfect packages for individuals looking to learn to snowride or simply brush up their skills. Families who purchase three days of Kid’s Camp (ages 4-12) will receive a free season pass at Brian Head for their child. Similar lesson packages are also available for adults.  Brian Head offers lodging deals which start as low $59/night. For more information visit www.brianhead.com.

SNOWBASIN RESORT
Starting March 16, 2009 through end of 2008-09 winter season, Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville, Utah will offer a beginner package including lesson, Little Cat Lift ticket and basic rental for $39/day. Beginner snowriders may also purchase a five-ride Adult Little Cat lift ticket for only $10 (children under 6 are free). Call (801) 620.1015 for more information.

More incredible Utah ski vacation packages are listed at www.skiutah.com/hot_deals/.

For more information on Ski Utah and the state’s 13 incredible resorts visit www.SkiUtah.com or call 800-SKI-UTAH (800-754-8824).

For media information, contact Ski Utah Director of Communications Jessica Kunzer at (801) 647-2510.