Intrawest Announces Early Season Travel Packages at Several of the World's Premier Winter Resort Destinations



    
    Special Deals at Each of Intrawest's Award Winning Resorts Make It Easier
    Than Ever to Get a Head Start on Winter Travel Planning
    

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - The temperature is dropping and so is the
opportunity to save when booking your winter vacation. Intrawest has unveiled
details about incredible early season vacation package deals at several of
their world class winter resorts. By planning early, snow enthusiasts can save
dramatically on their 2008-2009 winter season travel to Colorado's Copper
Mountain, Steamboat and Winter Park, Vermont's Stratton, New Jersey's Mountain
Creek, Quebec's Tremblant, and British Columbia's Whistler Blackcomb.
    "Intrawest has been a long time leader in providing the highest level of
service to our guests. From East Coast to West Coast and the Rocky Mountains
in between, ensuring that guests have the most memorable experience has always
been our top priority" said Andy Wirth, Chief Marketing Officer for Intrawest.
"There are many amazing packages and flight options that guests can book
directly with the resorts to ensure an affordable and well deserved vacation
this winter."

    Copper Mountain

    Vacations should be all about freedom; the freedom to spend your time how
you want, when you want and doing what you want. Copper Mountain is putting
the freedom back into vacation with Tucker Mountain Snowcat runs, free tips
from Ski and Ride School pros, and the long anticipated Woodward at Copper, a
winter-focused actions sports training facility. Sky is the limit with
Copper's Freedom lodging package where guests can save up to 20% on lift and
lodging packages when booking at least four nights of lodging and four days of
lift tickets, starting from $114 per person, per night. Kids 12 and under ski
and stay free and the package includes Copper's Beeline Advantage allowing
early lift access for those famous Colorado powder days.

    Winter Park

    Entering into its 69th season of continual operation Winter Park is
Colorado's oldest resort but the recent capital improvements make Winter Park
a young 69. Featuring the new Village at Winter Park, a state of the art
Village Cabriolet and $40 million in on-mountain improvements over the past
five years, Winter Park Resort is changing the way its guests think about this
once sleepy ski area by turning it into a true destination resort.
    Winter Parks Free 4 All package provides guests booking three nights
lodging and three days on the slopes plus a fourth day compliments of Winter
Park! This limited time offer is a great way for families and friends to
experience, first hand, Winter Park's authentic skiing and riding experience.

    Steamboat

    Getting to Steamboat Springs - Ski Town U.S.A. (R) is now easier than
ever with increased flight capacity at the Steamboat/Hayden Airport including
nonstop flights from nine major airports on American, Continental, Delta,
Northwest, United and just announced Frontier. The easy access, Champagne
Powder (TM) snow and Early Rewards make Steamboat an obvious choice for winter
vacation. The Early Rewards package features a minimum four nights lodging and
a three-day lift ticket for as low as $302 if purchased by November 3, 2008 -
an amazing 20% savings. All Early Rewards packages must be booked by deadline
and paid in full at the time of booking through Steamboat's Central
Reservations. Steamboat is also offering to offset airline baggage fees;
guests who book an Early Rewards air-inclusive package through Central
Reservations by November 3rd will receive a $25 American Express prepaid card
per booked air seat.

    Stratton

    Vermont's Stratton Mountain is offering the perfect way to experience the
magic of the Northeast with Monday's on Us. This deal allows guests to Get a
"case of the Mondays" and make it a long weekend at Stratton. By purchasing
three nights of weekend accommodations, the skiing and riding are FREE on
Monday! This deal is available in hotels and condominiums and starts at $55
early season, and $85 regular season, per person per night. A three night stay
is required to take advantage of this package.

    Mountain Creek

    For snow addicts in the NYC area, Mountain Creek is offering a trio of
unbelievable deals. The All Access Pass, at $265, is good all the time, any
time with no restrictions and also covers early lift access on the weekends.
The 5x7 PLUS pass, at $199, is good midweek for both day and night skiing plus
$25 weekend tickets. When the snow comes down and accumulates 2 inches or more
the prices of these passes will increase so be sure to act fast. Finally the
Triple Play Package gives guests three, non-consecutive lift tickets that are
good anytime with no restrictions. The Triple Play is available for $69 now
through November 30th and then $75 from December 1st through December 24th.

    Tremblant

    At Quebec's Tremblant, it's all about easy access with daily flights
being offered from both Toronto City Center Airport and NYC's Newark
International Airport. After the success of the first year of direct flights
from Newark to Tremblant, Continental Airlines will again service
Mont-Tremblant International Airport daily this winter. Featuring competitive
rates, resort guests flying into Mont-Tremblant can also cut nearly two hours
of driving time from their trip and can enjoy the Mountain for some skiing in
the afternoon on the day they arrive.
    Tremblant is also offering the Glide into Winter Package. Featuring
flexible options that include 3 to 10 nights accommodation and 3-10 day lift
tickets along with a guided tour of the mountain on skis or snowboard, the
Glide into Winter package is the easiest way to pre book some time on the
hill. As part of the package guests can save also 15% on ski and snowboard
rentals and lessons from Tremblant Snow School. But they have to act fast as
the Glide into Winter package must be booked by November 15, 2008. Package
starts at $96 per person and is valid from November 21st, certain conditions
apply.

    Whistler Blackcomb

    For those looking for a once in a lifetime winter resort experience, the
only choice is Whistler Blackcomb. With the marvel of modern engineering, the
PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola, set to open on December 12, 2008, guests will be able to
enjoy unprecedented access to both Whistler and Blackcomb mountains in unique
Intrawest style. Featuring Twenty eight sky cabins traveling 2.73 miles
(almost 3.5 Golden Gate Bridges) the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola gives Whistler
Blackcomb the distinction of having the longest continuous lift system on the
globe.
    The best way to save at Whistler Blackcomb is to book early. Offered
until November 15, 2008, The Experience Winter Package gives guests savings of
up to 30% on lifts and lodging. If it is a family trip, kids under 12 can
stay, ski and rent and get airport transfers for FREE! As an added and
exciting bonus, those booking the Experience Whistler Package will also be
eligible to participate in the PEAK 2 PEAK opening festivities in December.

    About Intrawest

    Intrawest is a world leader in experiential destination resorts. The
company has interests in ten resorts at North America's most popular mountain
destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010 Olympic
and Paralympic Winter Games. The Intrawest network also includes Canadian
Mountain Holidays, the largest heli-skiing operation in the world, Sandestin
Golf and Beach Resort in Florida and Club Intrawest - a private resort club
with locations throughout North America. In addition, Intrawest develops,
markets and sells real estate at its resorts and at other locations across
North America and in Europe. Intrawest is headquartered in Vancouver, British
Columbia. For more information, visit www.intrawest.com

    For additional info and images on any of the following Intrawest
2008-2009 packages, please contact Kelly Cummings or Caroline Andrew at Mfa,
212.528.1691.





For further information:

For further information: Missy Farren & Associates, Ltd., (212)
528-1691; Caroline Andrew, candrew@mfaltd.com; Kelly Cummings,
kcummings@mfaltd.com

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