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Family Spring Skiing In Utah Offers Sun, Snow, And Savings

If your family is planning to travel to Utah for family spring skiing, you are in luck this year. Since Utah's Brighton Resort kicked off the winter season on Oct. 29, area ski and snowboard resorts have been pounded with storm after storm resulting in year-to-date snow totals climbing beyond the 500 inch mark by mid-February. The slope conditions alone offer great reasons for family travel to Utah, but resorts around the state are offering family oriented savings as well.

Some current year-to-date snowfall highlights for resorts around the state of Utah include:

521" - Solitude Mountain Resort
460" - Brighton Resort
454" - Alta Ski Area
383" - Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort
383" - Park City Mountain Resort
363" - Brian Head Resort

With current base depths at many areas over 11 feet, Utah resorts are poised for a not-to-be-missed spring skiing season. A variety of late-season packages are available statewide. A sampling of 2005 Utah spring skiing packages are provided below:

Alta in April: Families enjoy a free additional room, breakfast and dinner for the kids (age 18 and under) when one room is booked by an adult. Valid April 7-17, 2005. Minimum booking of four nights. Cost for four days, double occupancy is $830 per adult. For booking information, call (800)707-ALTA, (801)742-3500 or visit www.altalodge.com.

Ski Free in April: Book four nights at the Alta Lodge April 7-17, 2005 (which, as always, includes full hearty breakfasts and gourmet dinners) and receive two adult lift tickets per room for three days for just $830 per person, double occupancy. For booking information, call (800)707-ALTA, (801)742-3500 or visit www.altalodge.com.

Powder Tracks: Refine your off-trail technique with this unforgettable, high-end clinic for intermediate skiers or better. Powder Tracks, held April 2-6, 2005, is hosted by the Alf Engen Ski School, one of the country's most experienced purveyors of ski instruction in the country. The package includes five nights lodging; hearty breakfasts, lunches and gourmet dinners; four days of lift tickets (3 at Alta, 1 at Snowbird); and high-end demo skis and boots rental. Cost is $2,040 per person double occupancy and $2,633 single occupancy. For booking information, call (800)707-ALTA, (801)742-3500 or visit www.altalodge.com.

Brian Head
Stay Three Ski Free- Enjoy 3 nights lodging at Brian Head's finest lodging facility, the Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa and two all-day adult lift tickets from only $139.00 per person. Based on double occupancy. The Cedar Breaks Lodge is located adjacent to Brian Head Resort's lifts, and features a spa, three restaurants, deluxe bar, heated pools and whirlpools, weight room, and more. Please visit www.cedarbreakslodge.com or call (888)282-3327 for more details and information.

Brighton Lodge offers a "Spring Package" beginning April 6: one night's lodging for two, two lift tickets and dinner for two at Molly Green's Pub, for only $159.95. Call (800) 873-5512 or visit www.brightonresort.com

The Canyons
Ski Free Spring Value: Ski Free lodging packages at The Canyons are available with slopeside lodging in the Sundial Lodge or the AAA Four Diamond-rated Grand Summit Resort Hotel. Sundial Lodge starting at $187 per night for 2 adults. Grand Summit starting at $220 per night for 2 adults. Prices listed are starting-at rates for a basic hotel room or studio and include lodging for two plus two lift tickets per night valid during your stay. For more information on this special package, please call The Canyons Reservations toll-free at (866)604-4171, or email lodging@thecanyons.com.

Deer Valley
Exceptional Value Family Package - save up to 30%: Rates starting at $366 per night for a family of four in a two-bedroom Deer Valley condominium with private hot tub and two days of skiing at Deer Valley Resort for 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12. Offer is valid March 27, 2005 - April 10, 2005. A minimum purchase of three nights' lodging and two days of skiing is required. Hotel rooms to 4-bedroom condominium options are also available. For more information, visit the resort's website at www.deervalley.com or call (800)558-3337.

Park City
$99 Spring Super-Saver: Includes lodging and lift tickets for just $99 per person/per night. Call (800)222-PARK or visit the resort's website at: www.parkcitymountain.com.

For a complete list of Park City's best spring deals, visit their website at: www.parkcityinfo.com/hotdeals/travel.asp

Powder Mountain
Slopeside hotel room with lift ticket good from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. is only $85/person/day inclusive. Two night minimum. Spring Fling Special starts March 7, through the season's end in mid-April. Call (801)745-3772 ext. 156 or email the inn at columbineinn@powdermountain.com.

Ski Snowbasin - 4-Diamond Hotel and World-Class Ski Resort Package: Enjoy Little America Garden Rooms and ski world-class Snowbasin Ski Resort for only $99 per person, per night (based on double occupancy). Includes one lift ticket per day. (Single occupancy rate is $149.) For more information, visit their website at www.snowbasin.com or call (801) 620-1000.

Snowbird is planning to be open until Memorial Day, May 30. Snowbird offers a Late Season Package good April 3, 2005 through the end of the season. The rate of $95/person/day includes lodging and Tram and Chairs lift ticket. For more information, call (800)453-3000 or visit www.snowbird.com

Wolf Creek Resort (Snowbasin/Powder Mountain)
$89 per person Weekend Winter Getaway Special - (a $200 savings) - includes lodging in an elegant two bedroom condominium at Wolf Creek Resort with spectacular mountain views, plus a lift ticket to either Snowbasin (site of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games) or Powder Mountain (a locals secret powder paradise). This rate is based on quad occupancy. For more information, call (800) 301-0817 or visit www.valleylodging.com.

Ski Utah
A comprehensive list of packages covering all 13 of Utah's mountain resorts can be found at: http://skiutah.com/hotdeals/

For families planning late spring season ski trips, the tentative 2005 closing dates for Utah resorts are as follows:

Alta Ski Area April 17
Beaver Mountain April 2
Brian Head Resort April 10
Brighton Resort No set date
The Canyons Resort April 10
Deer Valley Resort April 10
Park City Mtn. Resort April 10
Powder Mtn. Winter Resort No set date
Snowbasin Resort Mid-April
Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort May 30
Solitude Mountain Resort April 17
Sundance April 2

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