Insider’s Tips to Affordable Vail Vacations from the Antlers at Vail

Vail, Colorado – December 13, 2007 – Vail’s rep may be for glitter and glam, but smart skiers prefer champagne powder without champagne prices—and with plenty of après-ski fun to boot.  The Antlers at Vail hotel’s staff of savvy insiders offers 10 ideas for enjoying the snow scene without the sacrifice: 

1)     Kitchen Little: A condo with cook-in kitchen provides restaurant savings—and room to spread out.  Antlers at Vail’s January 5 – 31, 2008, promotion offers a 20 percent-off five-night deal with package rates starting from $701 per person for two adults and two kids—including four-day lift tickets. (800) 843-8245, www.antlersvail.com.

2)     Nature’s Way: Hear naturalists under the stars at free Nature at Night program at Vail’s mountaintop adventure center, Adventure Ridge.  Or try free family movie night, $10 bungee trampoline, or free moonlight snowshoe tours.  (970) 476-9090, www.vail.snow.com.

3)     Ice Capades: Lace up your blades at Vail’s favorite NHL training stop, Dobson Arena.  Public skating, $3-6; skate rentals, $3.  (970) 479-2271, www.vailrec.com.  Or try the free outdoor ice at Lionshead’s new Arrabelle development, slated to open January 2008.

4)     Night Light: The Back Bowl offers retro bowling in a high-tech facility, including Neon Nights’ glow-in-the-dark balls.  All-you-can-bowl weeknights, $10.95.  (970) 328-BOWL, www.thebackbowl.com.

5)     Culture Club: Vail Symposium’s thought-provoking offerings include a free Madeline Allbright talk via satellite, January 19, and documentary films, $11.  (970) 476-0954, www.vailsymposium.org.

6)     Get Squirrelly: Free Bud Light Street Beat Concert Series includes Squirrel Nut Zippers performing January 16, Vail Village. www.vvf.org.

7)     Cheap Eats: Savor a Coleman beef Lark burger with organic fixins plus a beer for under $20 at Larkspur at the base of Chair 6; bite into a Big Cheesy Calzone, $6.95, at Bagali’s funky Lava Lounge, West Vail; or order a slice and a beer at ski patrol hangout Vendetta’s on Bridge Street, Vail.

8)     Board Story: View primitive gear and ski-world legends at the free Colorado Ski & Snow Museum at the Vail Transportation Center. (970) 476-1876, www.skimuseum.net.

9)     Water World: Make a splash at Avon Rec Center’s aquatic facility with giant slide and aqua climbing wall. Day pass, $10-14; $7 Twilight Pass, 7-9 p.m. (970) 748-4060, www.avon.org.

10)  Breaking News: Vail Daily’s events calendar tracks area doings from January beer fest to free ballroom dancing, www.vaildaily.com.

Media Contacts: Rob LeVine, General Manager, The Antlers at Vail, (970) 476-2471, RLeVine@antlersvail.com or Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, (307) 734-5335, darla@wordenpr.com

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