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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ski Prices Plummet as Snow Totals Climb

"It appears as the snow totals rise in Utah, vacation prices fall," commented Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty in this news report. "Incredible airfares, resorts deals and prime snow conditions are the perfect ingredients to a satisfying spring break which won’t break the bank."

This week's winter storm has brought more than 50 inches of snow in the last five days bringing Utah’s year-to-date snow total as high as 359 inches. The current average base depth of ski resorts in Utah's Wasatch Range is estimated at 90 inches, more than twice the average base depth in neighboring states. Weather forecasts are calling for more snow throughout the holiday weekend.

A skier vacationing from New York City in 2008 would have paid $450 for a round-trip flight to Salt Lake City International Airport the first weekend in March. In 2009, that same traveler could snag a round-trip non-stop fare as low as $260.* In addition to discounted airfare from markets around the country, many resorts are practically giving lodging, lift tickets and other amenities away...

Read the entire report.

Comprehensive Park City Ski Guide

The UK Telegraph has published, "A comprehensive guide to the ski resort of Park City, Utah, from arrival and equipment hire to the best ski schools, hotels, bars and restaurants." See it here.

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