Vail has announced savings at all five of its resorts this winter, covering the Whistler Olympics period. The deals include savings of 33 percent on lodging at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Heavenly.
Firstly, skiers can save 33 percent on the room rate if they book a superior, deluxe or premium hotel room in The Arrabelle at Vail Square for a five-night minimum stay through one of Vail's preferred tour operators listed below by Jan. 31, 2010. The Arrabelle at Vail Square was recently named the seventh best resort in the US by Conde Nast Traveler 2009.
Alternatively if you book six nights or more you'll receive 33 percent off select properties in Breckenridge. This special deal is valid from Jan. 3 right through to April 18, 2010 and there's no 'book-by' date. Certain restrictions and blackout dates do apply however. Reservations must again be made with one Vail Resorts preferred tour operators listed below.
In Keystone the resort's Olympic Special means you can stay from $159 a night (20 percent off) at the Inn at Keystone and enjoy free activities with your stay including free yoga classes, NASTAR racing, and $5 wine tasting. You must book by Feb. 1 and stays are valid from Feb. 16 to 28.
At Heavenly you can receive 20 percent off a seven-night stay incorporating five days of skiing and riding during the 2010 Games staying at the Lakeland Village Beach & Mountain Resort.
Resort amenities at Lakeland include an outdoor heated pool, two hot tubs, a sauna, continental breakfast, and a private complimentary shuttle service to Heavenly and the casinos. Again you must book by Feb. 1 and stays are valid from Feb. 16 to 28.
Vail Resorts preferred tour operators are Adventure & Mountain Travel Services (www.amtstravel.com); AmeriCan Ski (www.awwt.co.uk); Carrier (www.carrier.co.uk); Crystal Holidays (www.crystalski.co.uk); Elegant Resorts (www.elegantresorts.co.uk); Erna Low (www.ernalow.co.uk); Holiday World (www.americanskiclassics.com); Inghams (www.inghams.co.uk); Kokopelli (www.ski-kokopelli.com); Kuoni (www.kuoni.co.uk); Lotus Supertravel (www.supertravel.co.uk) ; Neilson (www.neilson.co.uk); Seasons In Style (www.seasonsinstyle.co.uk); Ski All America (www.skiallamerica.com); Ski Independence (www.ski-i.com); Ski McNeill (www.skimcneill.com); Ski Par Excellence (www.skiparexcellence.com); Ski Safari (www.skisafari.com); Ski Solutions (www.skisolutions.com); Ski Dream (www.skidream.com); Ski Wildfire (www.skiwildfire.com); Skiworld (www.skiworld.ltd.uk); Snow Unlimited (www.snowunlimited.co.uk); SnowXscape (www.snowxscape.com); The Couture Travel Company (www.couturetravelcompany.com); Thomson Holidays (www.thomson-ski.co.uk); United Vacations (www.unitedvacations.co.uk); USSkitours (www.usskitours.com); and Virgin Holidays www.virginholidays.co.uk/ski