5 Reasons to Enjoy Vail’s Early Season Snow

Antlers at Vail’s Early Tracks Package offers excellent value on lodging, lift tickets

Enjoy early snow, great deals at the Antlers at Vail hotel
Photo by Jack Affleck

Vail, Colorado — June 30, 2011— The Antlers at Vail hotel’s new Early Tracks Package (November 18 – December 15, 2011) offers a four-night, four-day stay-and-ski deal with the fourth night free. The Antlers offers a variety of room sizes/prices starting at $599 per person for 4 people in a 2-bedroom condo – and the price includes four-day lift tickets for each person! Colorado skiers and boarders know that the early season brings great snow deals without the crowds. Need more convincing?

Top 5 Reasons Why Vail’s Early Snow Season Rocks

1. Be among the first to lay tracks on the pristine new snow (like in this video).

2. Enjoy early season deals on lift tickets, equipment rental and lodging.

3. Fewer crowds = shorter lift lines = more runs.

4. Preview the season’s latest ski equipment when it’s brand spankin’ new.

5. Enjoy the bragging rights that come with being one of the first to experience Vail Mountain!

Since 1972, the Antlers has offered a unique Vail lodging experience in a relaxed mountain setting. The Antlers Vail condominiums – named the ‘Green Business of the Year’ by the Vail Valley Partnership Success Awards – is also proud to be a Green Star rated business. With condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four bedrooms and plenty of space to spread out, each room at the Antlers offers all the comforts of home including fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, outdoor balconies, free Internet access and free parking in a heated indoor garage. The Antlers Vail is conveniently located in the Lionshead area of Vail with numerous restaurants, galleries and shops within walking distance, and the free Vail town shuttle stops just footsteps away. For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit the Antlers web site at www.antlersvail.com.

Media Contacts: Rob LeVine, General Manager, Antlers at Vail, RLeVine@antlersvail.com, 970.476.2471; or Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, darla@wordenpr.com, 307.734.5335

 

Mountain Roller Coaster, Glenwood Springs

Many Antlers guests have asked about “mountain roller coasters”.  Vail doesn’t have one at the moment, but we are working on it.  But if you are in the Vail Valley for a week or so, many guests will visit Glenwood Springs Caverns and fun park which has a cave tour, bungey jumping, a mountain roller coaster, food, games, and more.  Here is a quick clip of Darci and Amy from the front desk riding the roller coaster this past spring.

Art Fest, BBQ and One Tough Mudder

The Vail Valley is exploding with events this weekend!

The Vail Arts Festival kicks off on Friday in Lionshead Village with over 60 vendors. This open air market is a great place to pick up a new sculpture or a hand made piece of jewelry. The festival runs until Sunday.

The 4th Annual BBQ Bonanza is Saturday and Sunday in Vail Village with live music, BBQ and a pig race.  Swing by and grab some BBQ from local restaurants as they compete for the coveted title of Vail’s Best BBQ!

Beaver Creek welcomes the Tough Mudder competition Saturday and Sunday. Tough Mudder is not your average mud or endurance race. Participants go through 7-12 miles of obstacles designed by British Special forces. Spectator tickets are a suggest donation of $15 with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.

Vail’s Fall Feast for Food Lovers

Antlers at Vail offers convenient location, excellent value during autumn culinary events

The Antlers at Vail is a convenient home base during Oktoberfest

Vail, Colorado – June 10, 2011–People have always flocked to the Vail Valley in autumn to see the area’s renowned aspen trees turn golden yellow, but this fall ‘foodies’ have even more reasons to visit Vail with numerous culinary-themed offerings throughout the season.

It may be called Oktoberfest, but the festivities for this popular annual festival are held in September – 9-11 and 16-18, 2011, to be exact – with two full weekends of German parties, bratwurst, beer gardens and traditional dance demonstrations held throughout Vail Village and Lionshead. Vail Restaurant Month returns September 19 through October 16, 2011, featuring harvest dinners at local eateries, wine and beer tastings, chef demonstrations and activities for families.

Just minutes from Vail, Minturn Cellars’ tasting room is open every Saturday through the end of October featuring local wines made from grapes from Grand Valley – one of the state’s two designated American Vinticultural Areas. The Marketplace on Meadow Drive includes a bistro, wine shop, deli, bakery, gelato shop and creperie and offers regular tastings and events. Many of Vail’s 100-plus restaurants also offer special ‘shoulder season’ deals and discounts.

The Antlers at Vail hotel is a conveniently located ‘home base’ for fall festivals and activities, with spacious condominiums and fall lodging discounts of up to 35% off regular room rates from September 5 through November 17, 2011; prices for a studio suite start at just $156. Autumn is one of the best times to experience the Vail Valley. The summer crowds are gone, the days are sunny, the evenings are cool — and the values can’t be beat.

Since 1972, the eco-friendly Antlers has offered a unique Vail lodging experience in a relaxed mountain setting. The Antlers Vail condominiums – named the ‘Green Business of the Year’ by the Vail Valley Partnership Success Awards – is also proud to be a Green Star rated business. With condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four bedrooms and plenty of space to spread out, each room at the Antlers offers all the comforts of home including fully-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, outdoor balconies, free Internet access and free parking in a heated indoor garage. The Antlers Vail is conveniently located in the Lionshead area of Vail with numerous restaurants, galleries and shops within walking distance, and the free Vail town shuttle stops just footsteps away. For more information, call 1-800-843-8245.

Vail Summer Snow tubing on Vail mountain

Vail’s gondola opens up this weekend (June 3-5) and with a bit of snow still up on the top of Vail Mountain, they are opening up the tubing hill and the kids snowmobiling area.  Don’t worry, down in town it is all green and the flowers are out, but YES, us locals are a bit sick of the snow up on our mountains.  The climbing wall and bungee trampoline are also open.  The gondola will run from 10am – 6pm and then the tubing and snowmobiling are available 11am – 5pm.  If you signed up for an Epic Pass for next year, your current pass will get you up.

Tubing   $25

Tubing + Lift  $39

Tubing + Lift +Lunch  $44