Ah, Spring: The days are getting longer, the slopes are suddenly littered with Texans skiing in jeans, and I-70 is clogged with out of towners (drive from Copper Mountain to Denver last night? Just over three hours), but it is indeed snowing, and there's more on the way. And, better still, there are some Spring deals to be had.
We like this one from Echo Mountain, in honor of the daylight savings time change:
Today through March 28 (and again April 12 through May 2) pick up a four-pack of weekday lift tickets at Echo Mountain for $99 and ride from 9am to 9pm with your whole crew for about what a single lift ticket costs at some other mountains. The deal goes into effect today, just in time to take advantage of the foot of fresh pow Echo got last night.
To celebrate the official start of spring with the transition to Daylight Savings Time, Echo Mountain is offering a special Family Four Pack to take advantage of the resort's night skiing--which gets a whole lot lighter starting March 14.
The deal is simple. A Four Pack of lift tickets costs just $99 on weekdays (excluding Tuesdays when the resort is closed) and $119 on weekends. The special pricing begins Monday, March 15 and continues through Sunday, March 28 and is good from when the lifts open at 9am until closing at 9pm--except Sundays when the lifts close at 5pm. Blackout dates are in effect March 29-April 11 but the sweet deal returns Monday, April 12 through the remainder of the season--Sunday, May 2. The caveat: All four lift tickets must be used on the same day they are purchased.
"It's amazing what a difference daylight savings makes to our night skiing experience because it is so much warmer and lighter once we move the clocks forward," said Cindy Dady, general manager for Echo Mountain. "And since we are the only Colorado ski area to offer night skiing five nights a week, it just made sense to do a special offer so that families can take advantage of the longer days, warmer temperatures, and soft spring conditions."
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