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American Airlines ski sale: last day for cheap flights

Friday, January 29th, 2010

cheap flightsIf you’re thinking about a last-minute cheap ski vacation, these cheap flights on American Airlines may help.

The American Airlines ski sale features cheap flights to popular ski vacation destinations, starting at $258. But hurry — today is the last day to save.

Check out these sample cheap flights:

  • Chicago to Eagle/Vail: $258
  • Dallas/Fort Worth to Jackson, WY: $278
  • Boston to Montrose: $298
  • New York City to Eagle/Vail: $298
  • Miami to Hayden: $298

This American Airlines sale on cheap flights ends today, and airfares are good for travel through February 24.

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Save up to 30% on ski vacations

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Jackson hole hotels
By Kate Schwartz

It’s already snowing out West, so make sure to book your cheap ski vacation today. This winter, CheapTickets is offering is offering up to 30% off cheap hotels in top ski destinations. Whether you ski, snowboard, snowshoe or prefer to remain fireside, CheapTickets makes all your ski travel needs cheaper. Check out some of CheapTickets’ top cheap ski-town hotel picks:

  • Jackson Hole: After spending a day tackling the steep terrain of the Tetons, you will need a comfortable place to rest your head. The Snake River Lodge & Spa in Teton Village provides high-end luxury without the high-end price tag. Book now through April 6, 2009, and CheapTickets will help you save 25% on four or more nights. Let the Snake River Lodge & Spa show you how luxurious cheap travel can be.
  • Lake Tahoe : Lake Tahoe offers the best of both worlds: world-renowned skiing overlooking one of the most beautiful lakes in the United States. If you travel to Lake Tahoe this winter and book a four-night stay at the Horizon Casino Resort, you can save 30%.
  • Breckenridge : If miles upon miles of groomed terrain overlooking magnificent Summit County isn’t enough, try skiing into Crystal Peak Lodge. A new luxury condominium property at the base of Breckenridge Ski Area’s Peak 7, Crystal Peak Lodge offers unbeatable convenience and luxury for a cheap ski vacation! Book with CheapTickets today and save 20% off your stay.

After a full day of winter activities, CheapTickets wants to make sure you have a great place to rest your head and your wallet. With great travel deals on cheap hotels in some of the hottest ski spots in the nation, your next ski vacation can be fun and affordable.

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Kate Schwartz is a marketing coordinator for CheapTickets. When
she’s not searching for the best travel deals, she’s out taking
advantage of them!  From hiking the Rockies to lounging on the beaches
of Barcelona, Kate is always looking for adventure.

Cheaponomy: Top cities for cheap vacations

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Denver hotels To prove that travel can still be part of a frugal lifestyle, CheapTickets has identified the top three Cheaponomy travel destinations, which offer plenty of free attractions and cheap hotels.

Austin, Texas: With an average daily rate of $78.70 at Austin hotels and dozens of free activities, the Texas capital takes our top spot for Cheaponomy travel. Austin is known for its music scene, and it’s easy to find free concerts just about any day of the week. You can also tour the Governor’s Mansion, visit the historic Paramount Theater and take the trolley around town — all for free.

St. Louis, Missouri: This Midwestern city comes in #2 with an average daily hotel rate of $83.63. Beyond inexpensive St. Louis hotels, the city has one of the best free zoos in the country, and you can also visit the St. Louis Art Museum and Boeing Space Station for free.

Denver, Colorado: The Mile High City takes the #3 spot. Denver hotels boast an average daily rate of $109.85. Visitors can enjoy many of Denver’s natural attractions for free. Coors Brewery offers free tours, and Dinosaur Ridge, with its prehistoric animal tracks, is free.

CheapTickets knows that travel doesn’t have to cost a lot. With cheap flights and hotels and free activities, travel in The Age of the Cheaponomy can be affordable and fun.

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Cheap ski vacations: Tips for saving money on the slopes

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

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It’s that time of year again, when the hottest travel destinations are the places with the most snow. If you’re looking for cheap flights and hotels so you can hit the slopes, check out these tips first. The folks at Christy Sports have some advice for making your ski vacation cheaper.

1. Avoid peak holiday periods. Christmas, New Years and Presidents Day are popular times for ski vacations, which generally means that airline tickets and hotels are more expensive. Try to plan your ski vacation at less popular time.

2. Book your lift tickets early. Discounts on lift tickets typically are available through mid November.

3. Consider renting ski equipment. With most airlines now charging higher fees for oversized baggage, it may cost less to rent skis at your destination. And don’t forget to make rental arrangements early. Often, discounts are available when you rent skis ahead of time.

4. Order from the bar menu. When dining out, ask if the restaurant has a bar menu. Bar portions generally are not much smaller than dinner portions, but can be much cheaper. The bar also can offer a fun dining ambiance.

5. Book your ski vacation on CheapTickets. Ok, so that’s not from Christy Sports — that’s from us. But you know that CheapTickets has deals on hotels and cheap flights to Denver, Salt Lake City and other top ski resort destinations.

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Visit Colorado … in New York City

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

ColoradoimageBy Samantha Chapnick

On April 11, New York City will be the best place to be to do some serious skiing, whitewater rafting, golfing and fly-fishing.

The state of Colorado is taking over Madison Square Park (23rd and Broadway, not to be confused with Madison Square Garden!) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., giving anyone who stops by a chance to experience a Colorado vacation.

My favorite part is the custom treat created by the best custard maker in New York City (The Shake Shack). Apparently, they created a special dessert specifically for the event: "Colorado’s High Altitude Concrete."  This lemon verbena custard dessert will be mixed with a wild berry compote and a homemade granola.

If, unlike for me, food is not reason enough to venture forth, here are some more:

  • Rock climb on a challenging rock wall or try the new line of commuter bikes from REI.
  • Practice your golf swing with Colorado Springs pros.
  • Listen to live music from Denver artists Angie Stephens and Jill Stevenson.
  • Downhill ski on a state-of-the-art ski simulator.
  • Get up close and personal with Colorado wildlife.
  • Kayak the whitewater rapids of Chafee County.
  • Watch the gravity-defying Breckenridge mountain bike stunt team.
  • Fly fish with a Fort Collins pro angler.
  • Throw a lasso and join a campfire "sing-a-long" with a dude ranch cowboy.
  • Pose for a photo with a Durango cowboy on horseback.
  • Be entertained by street performers and "buskers" from Boulder‘s famed Pearl Street Mall.
  • Take part in an on-camera "screen test" with award-winning filmmaker and director of the
    Independence Film Fest of Colorado.
  • Unwind and pamper yourself with a massage from the Aspen Club & Spa.
  • Sample award-winning chili and spices from SnowmassChili and
    Brew Fest
  • Enter to win one of four Colorado vacations and pick up valuable Colorado information at the
    Tourism Kiosk.

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Day of Deals: Ski, save at Lake Tahoe resort

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Ski_jump_at_lake_tahoeBy Heather Leisman

The Lake Tahoe area has enjoyed
one of the snowiest ski seasons in history, so it’s a perfect place for a
late-winter snowboarding or ski vacation.

And our CheapTickets Deal of the Day is the 3-star Horizon
Casino Resort
, which is offering one of the best bargains among South Lake Tahoe hotels.

Check out the latest video to find out more about our Deal of the Day.

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Heather Leisman is senior director of merchandising for CheapTickets.

Ski for free at Vail and Beaver Creek

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Two Colorado ski resorts have an offer that gives skiers yet another great reason to hit the slopes.

Here’s the deal: If you book a non-stop flight to Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport, you can ski for free at Vail or Beaver Creek on the day you arrive. You must be staying at a Vail Valley hotel or resort to take advantage of the offer. Just take your hotel confirmation, airline boarding pass and a valid photo ID to the lift ticket window.

Non-stop flights to Vail are available from several major cities including Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Chicago and Cincinnati.

The offer is good through April 13, 2008, and is valid for one free lift ticket per person, with some restrictions. Here’s more info.

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