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I just added 12 new Christmas & New Year's ski vacation deals.

It may seem very early to be posting about Christmas & New Year's ski vacation deals, but take it from me, if you want the best prices and the largest selection, now is the time to start thinking about grabbing that great Christmas & New Year's vacation deal.

Below are two samples of the 12 I have just posted. One is for 4 nights in Vail at $1,047 per person including lift tickets. The other is ski-in/ski-out in Breckenridge at $79 per person per night.

Vail
Christmas at the Landmark Tower  West.
Save 25% on lodging. 4 nights lodging in a Landmark Tower  West 1-bedroom condo, 2, 3-day lift tickets valid at Vail and Beaver Creek, from $2,094 per person. Price based on 2 guests staying the nights of 12/20 through 12/26. >> http://www.snowpak.com/cgi-bin/ct.pl?rd=ski.com.blog.deals.vail.11156.web.link

Breckenridge
The Ski in/Ski out Cedars.
Spend Christmas 2015 in this Deluxe 2 Br 2 bath Townhome at The Cedars.  Sleeps 8 from $632 per night. >> http://www.snowpak.com/cgi-bin/ct.pl?rd=mtnres.blog.deals.breckenridge.4730.web.link

See all 12 Christmas & New Year's ski vacation deals here. >> http://www.snowpak.com/snowpak/resorts/christmas_ski_vacation_packages_and_deals.html

See all 526 deals here. >> http://www.snowpak.com/snowpak/resorts/ski_package_deals.html
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I have just updated our listing of the 2015 Spring Break Concerts & Parties. Concert & party dates for Aspen, Breckenridge, Whistler & Vail are included on this page as well as a list of when U.S. colleges break for spring in 2015.

New: Dates and venues of Whistler and Vail concerts.
An article listing the North American resorts that have a reputation for being the most Spring Break friendly. Concerts, parties, event dates, and college break dates are also included.
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I have just updated our listing of the 2015 Spring Break Concerts & Parties. Concert & party dates for Aspen, Breckenridge, Whistler & Vail are included on this page as well as a list of when U.S. colleges break for spring in 2015.

There some dates that are TBA. I will be updating the page as the dates come available.
An article listing the North American resorts that have a reputation for being the most Spring Break friendly. Concerts, parties, event dates, and college break dates are also included.
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Great news for Colorado skiers.

Colorado resorts are running way ahead of their normal snowfall for this time of year.

Breckenridge at 159% of normal.
Copper Mountain at 158% of normal.
Telluride at 145% of normal.
Keystone at 130% of normal.
Vail at 121% of normal.
Crested Butte at 119% of normal.
Aspen/Snowmass at 118% of normal.
Beaver Creek at 118% of normal.
Winter Park at 116% of normal.
Who gets the most snow? Is it consistent between years? Does it all come at once or is it spread out over the winter? How likely am I to find powder if I spend a week there?
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See who's got the snow going into the new year?

Are they ahead or behind of their normal amount for this time of year?

See Tony Crocker's latest completely independent analysis here.>> http://www.snowpak.com/news/snowreports.html
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Christmas Snow?

Is your favorite North American ski resort going to have a White Christmas?

According to Tony Croker of BestSnow.net "...there is enough natural base to have some optimism for a normal or better Christmas season at many areas."

Read more here >> http://www.snowpak.com/news/snowreports.html
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Aspen/Snowmass - 7days, 43 inches of snow.

Almost 16 feet of snowfall this season. Here's a great deal to take advantage of all that snow.

Aspen/Snowmass
50% off Lodging, Lift tickets, equipment rentals and lessons. >> http://www.snowpak.com/cgi-bin/ct.pl?rd=sas.blog.deals.snowmass.7553.web.link

See all 56 Aspen deals here:
http://www.snowpak.com/snowpak/resorts/features/aspen.html

See all 39 Snowmass deals here:
http://www.snowpak.com/snowpak/resorts/features/snowmass.html
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Aspen/Snowmass is the nice place for skiing. Awesome!
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I just added 35 new ski vacation deals. I'm adding this one to Bob's Best. It starts at $93 per person per night including lodging and lift tickets. It's a great Spring skiing value.

Park City
5th night free lodging at the Park Avenue in a Two Bedroom, 2.5 Bath (Unit 312), 4-Day Canyons/Park City Lift Ticket, from $466.35 pp. (Travel Months: Mar, Apr)>> http://www.snowpak.com/cgi-bin/ct.pl?rd=ski.com.blog.deals.parkcity.10446.web.link

See all 31 of Bob's Best deals here.>> http://www.snowpak.com/snowpak/resorts/Bobs-Best-Ski-Vacation-Deals-And-Packages.html

There are 199 deals expiring & needing to be booked the next two weeks.>> http://www.snowpak.com/snowpak/resorts/last_minute_ski_vacation_packages_and_deals.html

See all 918 deals here.>> http://www.snowpak.com/snowpak/resorts/ski_package_deals.html
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Mid-January has some of the best ski/ride vacation deals.

We are coming up on two of the least expensive weeks to go on a ski/ride vacation. The second and third weeks of January. See the details here:>> http://www.snowpak.com/news/articles/cheap_weeks-121810.html

See 112 ski package deals the need to be booked in the next two weeks here:>> http://www.snowpak.com/snowpak/resorts/last_minute_ski_vacation_packages_and_deals.html
I get asked by skiers and snowboarders all the time for the best time to go on a ski and snowboard vacation. There are many considerations.
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Win a day roaming the slopes with Travis Rice at Jackson Hole.

I just posted 2 new Ski Vacation Sweepstakes. One of them has part of the grand prize a day with professional snowboader Travis Rice at Jackson Hole. Enter to win trips to Aspen, Banff-Lake Louise, Vail, Whistler, Jackson Hole, Deer Valley, Lake Tahoe, and more.

See all 10 contests here.>> http://www.snowpak.com/win/win.html

Good Luck.
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nice pic!!!
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I just added 57 new ski vacation deals. I'm adding this one to Bob's Best.

Tremblant
Save 30% on 4 nights lodging at the Lodge de la Montagne in a Two Bedroom, 3-Day Mont-Tremblant Lift Ticket, from $419.00 pp. (Travel Months: Jan, Feb)>> http://www.snowpak.com/cgi-bin/ct.pl?rd=ski.com.blog.deals.tremblant.9534.web.link

See all 32 of Bob's Best deals here.>> http://www.snowpak.com/snowpak/resorts/Bobs-Best-Ski-Vacation-Deals-And-Packages.html

See all 832 deals here.>> http://www.snowpak.com/snowpak/resorts/ski_package_deals.html
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Ski Vacation Giveaways.

Check out how to win 13 different ski vacation giveaways to major North American Ski Resorts. I'm adding new giveaways all season long.

Here's an example of one.

Mtn Dew Danny Davis Sweepstakes.
One Grand Prize will be awarded, consisting of a trip for winner and one guest to Jackson Hole, WY, between March 9-14, 2015 to meet with professional snowboarder Danny Davis. The Grand Prize consists of round-trip coach air transportation for winner and one guest from an airport nearest the winner's home within the continental U.S. to Jackson Hole, WY, one double occupancy standard hotel room for six nights at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, two 5-day lift tickets to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, ground transportation and $250 spending money. 
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I've been in the ski travel business for 20+ years and know a good deal when I see one. SnowPak.com doesn't sell ski packages. We just find them and share them with skiers and snowboarders.

I grew up and live in South Florida. Never skied until I was 19 when I went on a trip to Vail, Colorado. I was totally blown away. It was like nothing I had ever seen or experienced before. From then on I went on ski trips any time I could. Skiing all over the world. I've stayed in all types of lodging at ski resorts from a barn in St. Anton, Austria to 5 star hotels.

I began working with ski resorts and travel companies in 1992 when I started SnowPak. In 1996 we registered SnowPak.com and started our web site.

I have the perspective of a consumer. Because I am a consumer. I don't work at a ski resort, property, or travel company. I hope I can point you in the right direction so you can have the winter mountain vacation you have always dreamed of.
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