Kids Stay and Ski for Free at Intrawest's Canadian Winter Resorts When Families Book Before November 15, 2007



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    TORONTO, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - Toronto Ski Snowboard & Travel Show - Intrawest
today unveiled additional details for its early season "Destination: Snow"
vacation package deals for the 2007-2008 winter season. Now through
November 15, when families book their winter vacation at Whistler Blackcomb,
Blue Mountain or Panorama Mountain Village, they will get discounts up to
44 percent and their kids aged 12 and under will stay and ski for free. The
vacation deals also extend to Mont Tremblant where the "Destination: Snow"
pre-season savings deliver exceptional family value with free accommodation
for kids aged 17 and under. At Whistler Blackcomb, kids under 12 will also be
able to rent ski equipment for free when accompanied by an adult.
    "We are definitely seeing a trend towards people making bookings earlier
in the year," says Erik Austin, Vice President of Intrawest Central
Reservations. "Much of this is driven by families who have busy work and
school schedules. Booking early will ensure they can go where they want to go,
when they want to go, because of increased availability. And now with our
Destination: Snow promotion, they can also realize significant savings."
    Some of the world's most renowned ski resorts -- Whistler Blackcomb in
British Columbia, Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario and
Panorama in British Columbia -- also happen to be among the most
family-friendly, offering a variety of activities for the entire family, both
on the mountain and in Intrawest's resort villages. Intrawest offers
affordable vacation options that provide an economical way for families to
spend quality time together, reconnect and share experiences and memories to
last a lifetime.
    "The increase in the amount of families booking their winter vacations
early this season is a reflection of the variety of activities and amenities
we have at our resorts," says Austin. "In addition to top-rated skiing and
snowboarding, all of our destination resorts offer a vibrant village
experience with a wide range of dining and shopping options, an array of
entertainment and nightlife, spa facilities, guided tours and a host of
family-friendly options."
    In British Columbia, Whistler Blackcomb and Panorama are casting an
optimistic gaze towards the coming season after last year's epic snowfall
levelsm -- Whistler Blackcomb experienced the resort's second snowiest year on
record with a total snowfall of 14.16 metres (46.5 feet). In Quebec, Tremblant
was recently voted the No. 1 ski resort in Eastern North America for the
eleventh consecutive year by the readers of Ski Magazine. Blue Mountain is the
premiere mountain resort in Ontario boasting an extensive state-of-the-art
snowmaking system that continues to provide the best ski and snowboarding
terrain in the province.
    This winter, Tremblant will be closer than ever with Porter Airlines
starting new direct flights from Toronto City Centre Airport. In addition,
Ultimate Travel's Excite Flights will continue to provide direct service from
Toronto's Pearson International Airport for the sixth consecutive year. With
these flights, skiers and snowboarders departing from Toronto will land at
Tremblant's International Airport in just 90 minutes.
    To take advantage of the "Destination: Snow" vacation packages,
reservations for travel during the 2007-2008 winter season must be made before
November 15, 2007. Rates range from $94 per person, per night at Blue
Mountain; $82 per person, per night at Panorama; $98 per person, per night at
Tremblant and $80 per person, per night at Whistler Blackcomb. Rates are
subject to availability, blackout dates, and are based on minimum night stays.
To book, guests should either visit each resorts website or call Intrawest
Central Reservations at 1-866-787-1977.

    
    -   Whistler Blackcomb is consistently ranked as North America's top ski
        and snowboard resort. With the landmark Peak to Peak Gondola project
        underway, the return of the popular Symphony Amphitheatre, and a host
        of other on-mountain improvements, this winter promises to be one of
        the most exciting yet. With over 17 alpine bowls, four glaciers,
        200 trails, 8,171 acres of skiable terrain and a one mile vertical
        rise, the choices of where and what to ski/ride at Whistler Blackcomb
        from beginner to advanced terrain are staggering. The resort is
        joined at the base by a vibrant pedestrian village filled with
        restaurants, patios, cafes, shops, galleries and spas, and surrounded
        by breathtaking scenery. Whistler Blackcomb is a proud host venue for
        the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
        www.whistlerblackcomb.com/snow

    -   Mont Tremblant has been voted the No. 1 ski resort in Eastern North
        America for an unprecedented eleven consecutive years by the readers
        of Ski Magazine. One visit is all it takes to fully appreciate the
        Tremblant experience. The moment you arrive, you realize the mountain
        is simply where the fun begins. Every night you'll have a different
        story to tell. Every minute you'll be living to the fullest. In the
        heart of the pedestrian village and steps away from the slopes, live
        the total Tremblant experience: entertainment, activities, shopping,
        restaurants and bars. Some people consider it magical. Others simply
        say Tremblant. www.tremblant.ca/snow

    -   Panorama invites guests to reconnect with family and friends. At
        Panorama Mountain Village, high-speed chairlifts lead to a slower
        pace of life. The intimate ski-in, ski-out village places you steps
        away from the lifts and miles away from the crowds. With 4,000 feet
        of vertical and almost 3,000 acres of snow-covered inspiration, and
        incredible slope-side hot pools, it's the best kept secret only two
        hours form Banff. www.skipanorama.com/snow

    -   Blue Mountain is Ontario's ultimate winter playground. Located only
        two hours North of Toronto, the resort spans over two miles wide,
        253 skiable acres and boasts Canada's best snowmaking system.
        Welcoming and exhilarating, the newest Intrawest Village is the heart
        of the resort and features a variety of lodging from slopeside
        studios to luxury boutique suites. From adrenaline-filled days on the
        slopes to a relaxing evening of après, there's something for
        everyone. www.bluemountain.ca/snow
    

    About Intrawest ULC

    Intrawest is a world leader in experiential destination resorts. The
company has interests in eleven resorts at North America's most popular
mountain destinations including Whistler Blackcomb, a host venue for the 2010
Winter Olympic and Paralympic 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 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 further information:

For further information: Ian Galbraith, director, corporate
communications, at (604) 643-1586 or at igalbraith@intrawest.com. Or contact
our mountain resorts at: Blue Mountain: Kelly O'Neil, Public Relations
Specialist, Tel: (705) 445-0231 Ext. 6052, koneil@bluemountain.ca,
www.bluemountain.ca/snow; Tremblant: Virginie Barbeau, Public Relations,
Supervisor, Tel: (819) 681-3000 Ext. 46553, vbarbeau@intrawest.com,
www.tremblant.ca/snow; Panorama Mountain Village: Marke Dickson, Marketing
Manager, Tel: (250) 341-3035, mdickson@intrawest.com,
www.panoramaresort.com/snow; Whistler Blackcomb: Michelle Leroux, Public
Relations and Communications Manager, Tel: (604) 938-7381,
mleroux@intrawest.com, www.whistlerblackcomb.com/snow

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