America West Ski Vacations Launches 1999-2000 Ski Packages

PHOENIX, July 6 — America West Ski Vacations today debuted its 1999-2000 ski vacations, featuring custom air-inclusive and long-only packages to the top ski resorts in Colorado, California, Nevada, Utah and British Columbia, Canada.

“For the coming ski season we’ve increased the number of resorts and package options at our existing destinations, plus we’ve added a new destination in Colorado, Winter Park,” said Wendy Schoppert, vice president, marketing and sales. “Winter Park is one of the closest ski resorts to Denver International Airport and offers a variety of choices for families, singles, groups and snowboarders.”

America West Ski Vacations custom ski packages to the top ski resorts include roundtrip air transportation on America West or Continental Airlines from 150 U.S. cities and lodging, and can include amenities such as lift tickets, ski rentals, ground transfers and ski-ready car rentals. Group ski packages are available for corporations, associations and churches. For reservations, group quotes or more information about America West Ski Vacations call 1-888-2SkiAWV (1-888-275-4298) or visit the website at Travel agents can access SABRE Tours at TOR/AWV. America West Ski Vacations is a brand of the Leisure Company, one of the nation’s largest tour operators. The Leisure Company creates and sells vacations to 400,000 customers annually through a variety of brands including America West Vacations, America West Golf Vacations, America West Ski Vacations, Destination Leisure and World Ski Travel Service. The Leisure Company offers vacations to Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Canada and Mexico. Vacation packages may consist of air transportation, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and other amenities. Land-only vacation packages are available at all destinations.

The Leisure Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of America West Holdings Corporation (NYSE: AWA), an aviation and travel services company with 1998 sales of $2.0 billion.

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