March 27, 2013

Ski the Rest of the Season FREE & Other Spring Deals

East Burke, VT - With an anticipated closing date of April 14 and the best Spring skiing & riding conditions in years, there's no reason not to spend your days on the slopes at Burke. With just over two weeks left of the season, take advantage of early 2013/14 season pass pricing and ski & ride the rest of the season for free. Already a season pass holder? Order your 2013/14 season pass and get the best prices of the year. And- if you're still looking for Spring turns later in the season, upgrade to The Judge Pass (Burke + Jay Peak Combo) for just $699 and ski into the month of May for just $699!
If you're not quite ready to commit to a season pass, we have got a lift ticket deal for everyone. Bring a 2012/13 lift ticket from any other ski area for a $55 lift ticket. $45 if you have a season pass from another ski area.

Our biggest celebration of the season is just around the corner. Join us for a day of spectacular Spring skiing, riding and splashing! The 22nd Annual Pond Skimming Celebration will take place on Saturday, April 6. Join the competition for a chance at the title of King or Queen of the Pond and other fabulous prizes, or watch the brave contestants skim the pond from the Magic Hat Beer Garden and BBQ.

March 26, 2013

It May Be Spring....But We Have Tons Of Snow!

Highmount, NY - Are you a current season pass holder for the 2012-2013 season or did you purchase your pass for the 2013 -2014 season? We want to say thank you to you for all of your support by offering pass holders "5 for 5 Friends Days" on March 24th and March 29th, 30th, 31st & April 1st. That is five days with up to five friends for $25 per person each day. Share the Belle, Promote the Belle, Love the Belle! Make your weekend plans now. For those of you who don't have passes take advantage of the "5 for 5 Friends Day" deal and purchase your pass now, online or over the phone at 845.254.5600 ext. 2404/2444. If you aren't a pass holder don't forget that Sunday the 31st is the $30 Easter Special lift ticket. **Note: Midweek pass holders can take advantage of this promotion only on March 29th and April 1st.

Don't miss the best and craziest cardboard contraptions

Have you ever wanted to sled down Belleayre Mountain? Here's your chance! Everyone is welcome to make their own sled out of cardboard and duct tape, then race down the slopes. Make a sled at home or here. We will be supplying a limited amount of Duct tape and cardboard. Sled building will take place from 9am to 12pm in the Longhouse lodge. Registration will begin at 11am and the race begins at 1pm. Use your imagination to build the most stable and aerodynamic sled you can! Don't miss the best and craziest cardboard contraptions as family and friends race behind the Longhouse Lodge. The awards ceremony will follow directly after the event with prizes awarded to the most creative, fastest sled, best crash, & best Belleayre staff. The cost is FREE to enter and Helmets are required.

Celebrate Spring with Great Snow and Warm Temperatures

Flagstaff, AZ - As rewarding as an Easter egg hunt, finding those desirable spring skiing conditions is a real joy to many skiers and snowboarders, and Arizona Snowbowl is the place to look. The ski resort continues to have some of the best snow in the Southwest, riding out the season with discounts and specials, as outdoor recreationists transition from jackets to T-shirts in prime Arizona spring skiing style.

Arizona Snowbowl will maintain its regular operating schedule, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily through March 31, with extended hours on Family Fridays. The ski resort will be open three bonus days in April, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 5, 6, and 7 (closed April 1-4).

"With daytime high temperatures climbing toward the 40s on the San Francisco Peaks, we have the perfect spring skiing conditions on a 62-inch snow-packed base," said Arizona Snowbowl Marketing and Sales Director Dave Smith. "For many of our guests, this is the best time of year on the mountain. Just don't forget to use the sunscreen!"

With one Family Friday remaining in the season, March 29, guests can celebrate the end of the work week from 2- 6 p.m., with $10 lift tickets, $10 rentals and $10 group beginner lessons. Agassiz Lift will remain open until 4 p.m., while the Hart Prairie and Sunset lifts and the Little Spruce conveyor will stay open until 6 p.m.

This week, online lift tickets go on sale for $40 for Wednesday and Thursday. Meantime, guests can enjoy one more Two for Tuesday special on March 26. Two lift tickets may be purchased for the price of one online by midnight the night before.

Arizona Snowbowl plans to close its spectacular 75th anniversary season with a grand finale long weekend in April, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 5, 6, and 7, with live music on the Agassiz deck that weekend.

New Lift, Royal Gorge XC, 12/13 Spring Skiing, Free Skiing at Grand Targhee all part of Sugar Bowl Resort’s More Affordable 2013/14 Season Passes

Donner Summit, CA - Free skiing for the remainder of this season and a new chairlift for next season have skiers and riders excited about the new lower-priced 2013/14 season passes at Sugar Bowl/Royal Gorge. Season passes go on sale March 23, starting at just $299.

The 2013/14 Sugar Bowl season pass offers numerous new benefits for significantly less money. Passholders will have access to the new Crow’s Peak chairlift, planned for installation this summer, opening up a variety of new intermediate and expert terrain, old-growth tree skiing and beautiful glades on the western edge of the resort. Other benefits include $30 off lift tickets on any pass blackout days, discounted tickets for a friend, 50% off rentals and group lessons, as well as free lessons and rentals for the remainder of the 12/13 season. All Sugar Bowl season passholders will receive a free trail pass/rental/lesson package at Royal Groge, North America’s largest cross country resort, while Royal Gorge season passholders will receive a free lift/lesson/rental package at Sugar Bowl. Combo Sugar Bowl/Royal Gorge season passholders will receive the package of their choice. Sugar Bowl Season Passholders can also ski and ride for free at Grand Targhee Resort, located in the Tetons of Wyoming, when staying two consecutive nights in Grand Targhee lodging.

Pass prices have been reduced significantly for the 2013/14 season. Adult Midweek Plus passes are priced at $299, Summit Sunday Plus passes are $399, Slightly Restricted passes are $469 and the Unrestricted pass is $799. All passes offer 7-day unrestricted access both early and late season. The pass prices are a $30 to $60 savings from last season’s prices.

A standalone unrestricted Royal Gorge XC pass is $299. Combined Sugar Bowl/Royal Gorge passes start at $449.

Sugar Bowl Resort receives the most annual snowfall in Tahoe, and has a wealth of backcountry access from the resort’s open boundaries. The resort is the closest Tahoe resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area, and is known for short liftlines, easy parking and a skiing-centric vibe. The resort has been California owned and operated since 1939, and was voted as one of the top 25 ski resort in North American by Outside Magazine in 2012.

March 25, 2013

Pats Peak Banquet Center Named Top Wedding Venue In The Knot Best of Weddings 2013

Henniker, NH - Pats Peak Banquet Center is pleased to announce they have been selected as a 2013 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section featured on is the number-one wedding destination website, most trusted by brides. Recent brides in New Hampshire rate and review their wedding vendors. The results create the annual list of the best wedding venues and top wedding pros in New Hampshire.

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 provides a “by brides, for brides” guide to the top wedding professionals across the country, and is a must-have when it comes to selecting the best-of-the-best wedding resources. Engaged couples across the country want the inside scoop on the best from real brides.

“It’s an honor to have been chosen as a top wedding venue by our brides,” said Lori Rowell, Marketing Director. “We strive to provide personalized service for our couples and we appreciate them honoring us with a great review.”

March 20, 2013

Powdr Resorts and Woodward Offer Youth a License 2 Ride

Park City, UT - Powdr Corp. (Powdr), a leading mountain resort and action sports camp owner and operator in North America, today announced License 2 Ride, a unique program supporting the youth in the snowsports industry. Passholders aged 17 and under (18 and under for Killington and Mt Bachelor resorts) who purchase their winter 2013-14 season pass to one of six participating Powdr resorts will receive privileges to ride the other five additional resorts for free. Plus, pass holders who currently have a 2012-13 youth/teen pass or who purchase their 2013-14 season pass by May 1, 2013 will save $200 on a week at summer camp at one of Woodward’s four locations in the United States.

“Powdr and Woodward know that the youth are the future of our industry,” said John Cumming, chief executive officer of Powdr. “License 2 Ride is our first program focused on the youth to encourage access to our incredible network of diverse resorts and action sports camps in North America.”

Participating resorts include Boreal Mountain Resort in California, Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado, Killington Mountain Resort in Vermont, Mt Bachelor Resort in Oregon, Park City Mountain Resort in Utah and Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort in Nevada. Participants redeem their License 2 Ride by bringing their home mountain season pass to a ticket window at the other resorts – adult pass holders (18 and over) are eligible for 20 percent discount off of lift tickets.

Woodward is the leading action sports camp in the nation. Woodward currently has four camps in the United States including Camp Woodward in Woodward, Pennsylvania; Woodward West in Tehachapi, California; Woodward Tahoe at Boreal Mountain Resort in California; and Woodward at Copper in Summit County, Colorado. Pass holders who currently have a 2012-2013 youth season pass or purchase their 2013-14 season pass by May 1, 2013 will receive a promo code valid for $200 off a week at summer camp.

Results from Asessippi Resort

Inglis, MB - Record snowfalls have been reported in many areas throughout Manitoba and Saskatchewan and for at least one business all this snow simply means great conditions.

"We are confident that we will have plenty of snow for our March 31, Slush Cup and last day of the season this year," said Roz Pulo, director of marketing for Asessippi Ski Area & Resort.

Last year at this time, Asessippi had already been forced to close a full two weeks ahead of schedule, so this is no doubt a nice change for the largest ski area on the prairies. It was a similar story for most of the ski areas right across western Canada, this season they hope the fresh snow will keep visits strong over the spring break and also drive more season pass sales. Asessippi Resort offers a discounted season pass in the spring, called the Super Pass, it is a season pass for next season but can be used from the day you purchase it.

"The pass not only allows guests to save close to 50% off regular season pass prices, it also offers a lot of bonuses, like a bring a friend lift ticket plus a single day river tubing voucher," Pulo explained.

The Banff Ice Big Air competition was held Saturday, March 16, and once again attracted skiers and snowboarders from across Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Results are below.

Asessippi Ski Area & Resort is located just west of Inglis, near the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border.

March 13, 2013

Grizzly Ultra Race - Special Two Event Weekend at Panorama

Panorama, BC - On August 31, 2013 mountain bikers will challenge an enduro style race and on Sunday September 1 runners can compete in an ultra trail-run race. In both the biking and the running events, racers can choose if they want to do the whole 36km course solo, or split it amongst a team of up to 5 people. The $250 team fee is the same regardless of team size and the solo fee is $80. Team captains may add, delete or substitute team member names any time after registration until 14 days prior to the event at no cost. In the relay categories, awards will be presented in three classes: all male, all female and mixed.

“Grizzly Mountain Events is very excited about expanding their Canadian series to include a spectacular two day event at the world class Panorama Mountain Village. The addition of the Saturday Mountain Bike event will appeal to the established Panorama mountain biking community,” states Tony Smith Event Director with Grizzly Mountain Events.

“The five legs of the Grizzly Panorama Mountain trail running and mountain bike course offer varied terrain and difficulty levels suitable for all abilities. The solo category will appeal to more seasoned trail enthusiasts looking to take on the challenge of tackling all 5 legs,” continues Mr. Smith.

The first leg is a 3 km sprint on fairly flat ground. The second leg, although only 4 km, is likely the most difficult due to its half kilometer vertical ascent. Leg three is long at 10km but it is mostly downhill. Both leg four and five are about 10 km with leg five being shorter, slightly less hilly and rated less difficult.

The Grizzly Mountain Event expects the Panorama races to draw in about 500 participants in total. “The September 1 Panorama event is perfectly positioned on the Grizzly Mountain Events calendar as a stepping stone towards the very popular October 13 Grizzly Canmore Ultra Marathon & Relay. Last year's Canmore event hosted almost 1,000 runners. Many of the Canmore participants have their sights set on Panorama,” according to Mr. Smith.

“We are delighted to host these new events at Panorama as we continue to add to the repertoire of experiences,” commented Panorama’s Race Training & Mountain Events Manager Patrick Gillespie.

March 6, 2013

Exciting Future Ahead for Greywolf Golf Course

Panorama, BC - An exciting future lies ahead as Panorama Mountain Village finalizes full ownership transfer of the award winning Greywolf Golf Course at Panorama Mountain Village to Totem Golf Ltd. With completion of the purchase, Totem Golf Ltd. has announced a renewed focus on customer service and released plans for a new clubhouse to be open in 2014.

The values of Totem Golf Ltd. are centered on offering exceptional course conditions, maintaining a consistent pace of play, and creating a phenomenal golfing experience that both appeals to and challenges golfers of every level.

Totem Golf Ltd. plans to build a new Clubhouse scheduled for construction in the fall of 2013. Club and cart storage and full service locker rooms are included in the plans, along with an expanded Pro Shop and dining facilities.

"We welcome Totem Golf Ltd. and the addition of a General Manager, Head Professional & Superintendent to Panorama." states Rick Jensen, President & CEO of Panorama Mountain Village. "We are excited about working closely with the Totem Golf team and continuing to offer our guests an exceptional experience on and off the course."

Greywolf is rated among Canada’s Top 25 courses per Score Golf magazine and is home to “Cliffhanger” one of the most dramatic par 3 holes in the world. Summer golf packages are now available through Panorama Mountain Village.