Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Pats Peak Ski Area Lift Ticket Discounts, free lift ticket and mountain improvements

Pats Peak Ski area in Henniker New Hampshire will once again extend discounted lift tickets for premium mountain sports club members this coming 2017.18 winter ski and snowboard season. Daily discounts range from $50 off daily to $10 off the day lift ticket. The Premium plus membership which allows the member to select a free day or 2 of skiing/riding at select resorts is now available with the Free Pats Peak ticket option while supplies last. Join now and select a lift ticket or 2 for the coming season.

Ownership continues to invest in Pats Peak ski area as the following are improvements and upgrades for the coming season.

Here's a list of what you can look forward to this upcoming season:

--New Peak Triple Chair
The ole Peak Double Chair was a good one. But with the new triple chair lift Pats Peak will be doubling the capacity of the lift from 800 to 1,600 people per hour! Also, they will be deploying some newer technology at the bottom of the lift with a conveyor carpet system that will make loading easier and faster, cutting down on the ride time to the summit.

-Additional Energy-Efficient Snowmaking Fan Guns
As a big fan of powder and this year is no exception! Improvements to provide early season skiing/riding continues to be at the forefront of our upgrades with another $250,000 investment into our already impressive 100% state-of-the-art snowmaking coverage system. This year’s investment is the addition of six (6) Fan Guns from Snow Machines Inc. We were the first ski area in New Hampshire to offer snowmaking and continue today to be a ski industry leader. With our new snow guns, we will be able to open more terrain even faster and sustain it longer, even through stretches with marginal winter temperatures!

--More Lodge Space
We are midway through our lodge expansion and renovation. When it is complete, it will add more seating, an elevator and new bathrooms along with expanded locker service. This year’s expansion work will be done on the middle A-frame of the lodge and by adding more seating on the cafeteria level.

-More Rental Equipment in the Rental Shop
Every season we add to the Starting Gate Rental Shop's already impressive rental fleet. This season renters will find new Elan skis, boots and poles along with new Burton snowboard boots. The 9,600 square foot Starting Gate Rental Shop is Northern New England’s largest rental shop. The Rental Shop will continue to provide fast service to renters with its self-service check-in service, where renter information is stored to make each rental process quicker. This allows skiers and riders out on the slopes even faster.

-New Deck Heaters
Brand new deck heaters will take the edge off of that chill while skiers and riders are relaxing on the deck. These are state-of-the-art and incredibly efficient. They'll be placed throughout the third floor deck nearest the Sled Pub.

-Renovated Behind the Scenes Infrastructure
When a ski area turns 50 so does a lot of its "behind the scenes" stuff that delivers great experiences year in and year out. With these new, behind the scenes updates, guests will a notice much smoother process in the day-to-day operations.

"The Other Season of Pats Peak"

Pats Peak is New Hampshire’s Premier Banquet Center accommodating up to 200 guests for any type of event. From weddings, company meetings, class reunions, anniversary parties and more.

The Pats Peak staff provides personalized service and will take care of your every desire. Facility amenities include beautiful stone fireplaces, air-conditioning and panoramic views of the mountain. Pats Peak is a one-stop Banquet Center.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fall Tours - Great Smoky Mountains, Yosemite, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley and Grand Canyon

Spotlight on Fall Adventures with Timberline Adventures 

Fall is on the way and here are several spotlight tours from our adventure tour partner. These feature the national parks we so love.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park hiking tourIn so many ways, Great Smoky Mountain National Park is dedicated to hiking and we are challenged by the park’s 850 miles of trails to select those that will provide our hikers with a varied experience and a true sense of those features for which the park is famous. When one considers the park’s proximity to so many major population centers of the eastern U.S., it’s difficult to form an image of wilderness, but under the protection and guidance of the National Park Service, wilderness survives in Great Smoky.

Yosemite National Park Hiking tourJohn Muir, America’s greatest environmentalist, devoted much of his adult life battling for the preservation and protection of our greatest natural icons.  He was instrumental in the establishment of several of our national parks and a moving force in the creation of the National Park Service.  He spent the final years of his life locked in a losing fight to save Yosemite’s magnificent Hetch Hetchy Valley from obliteration by the construction of a dam and reservoir in the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River intended to serve San Francisco’s need for water and power.

Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park Multisport Adventure Tour - Deep canyons, the startling hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park and the rock temples of Zion National Park, the breathtaking array of color, the variety of vegetation, the high alpine setting of the Dixie National Forest — all contribute to the excitement of the Bryce Canyon/Zion biking and hiking tour. 

New Tours - Death Valley National Park with Grand Canyon optionDeath Valley National Park has an instantaneous emotional impact on everyone who sees it. That initial view from Zabriskie Point across the vastness of the valley floor to the distant Panamint Peaks rising from the valley clad in an unmistakable mantle of snow is unlike anything that you have ever experienced in a hiking trip.

For the coming winter a new tour as well, the Rocky Mountain National Park winter snowshoe tour, snowshoes included. Rocky Mountain National Park is one of America’s most popular National Parks, but in the winter time there is a completely different feel. With far fewer visitors and more active wildlife you can get immersed in a truly wilderness experience. The majestic high peaks are engulfed in snow, the trees sparkle in the sunlight and sounds of animals echo off the distant cliffs as you enjoy a leisurely walk up the valleys and around the frozen lakes.

Free Bike Rental with all cycling tours. Save up to $200. Call for more details and to book your tour - 303.664.8388. View full tour schedule.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Free Lift Tickets with Premium Plus Back for winter 2017.18

The calendar reads August which means as the days grow shorter thoughts of winter ski and snowboard outings are now become more and more frequent. The Mountain Sports Club is pleased to offer the Premium Plus membership again for the coming 2017.18 winter season. This membership allows the member to add one or several lift tickets to the premium membership. This exceptional value includes lift tickets valid any day of the season and is a clear choice for the value conscious skiers/snowboarders.

Initial resort participants announced for the coming winter season include:

Shawnee Mountain in the Pennsylvania Pocono mountains 2017.18 ski and snowboard season discounts for lift tickets have been announced and are now available for premium members. Discount coupons include 2 for 1 discount savings coupons, a savings up to $55 daily valid midweek. On weekends Save $10 daily. Premium Plus options are select one free any day Shawnee Mountain lift ticket with premium plus membership now available for only $40($65 value), or 2 any day lift tickets with premium membership for $60($130 value) while supplies last and enjoy the discounts all season.

Swain Resort in New York provides savings once again on lift tickets for the Mountain Sports Club premium members with an array of great discounts on lift tickets for the 2017.18 ski and
snowboard season. We are pleased to announce Swain Resort as a returning resort partner, offering 2 for 1 all day lift tickets midweek/non holidays(a $49 daily value and savings) and $10 off non holiday weekends The unrestricted Free lift ticket with premium plus membership is now only $35, or 2 Swain lift tickets for $60 and a 4 pack of lift tickets for only $100 includes the premium membership. Join now and save all winter. Members save up to $45 daily with 2 for 1 coupons.
Pats Peak Ski Area in Southern New Hampshire. Pats Peak lift ticket discounts for Mountain Sports Club members will once again be valid for savings and discounts all season. Discount lift ticket coupons for Pats Peak are now available for the 2017.18 ski and snowboard season. Save from $5 to $10 daily on lift tickets at Pats Peak. Pats Peak discount coupons are good every day during the 2017.18 ski and snowboard season even weekends, nights and holidays. 

Now register for a Premium Plus membership and add a Free Any day Lift ticket at Pats Peak, only $39, for the coming winter(up to a $68 value), or 2 Any day Lift Tickets($136 value) for only $60. 

More and more resort offers are being added weekly. Book mark the lift ticket discount page to view all current offers.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Keystone - Book Bluegrass & Beer and Get a Free Beer Bomber! This weekend, Book now and save!!

Book Bluegrass & Beer and Get a Free Beer Bomber! 
One of Keystone's most popular festivals, the Bluegrass and Beer Festival, is back in Keystone on August 5 & 6. Enjoy a weekend of beer sampling from over 40 breweries and live music across 3 unique stages.  Great mountain weather and beautiful scenery top off this awesome Keystone festival.  Plus, if you book one of our packages, we'll throw in a free bomber of beer at check-in, compliments of Bruz Beer from Denver!

Mountain Sports Club members:  Take 25% off select properties (not all properties participating) when you use this code: Bluegrass2017 with Summit Cove

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ski Shawnee Lift Ticket Discounts for Winter 2017/18

Ski Shawnee, located in the Poconos of Pennsylvania, will once again offer BOGO/2 for 1 and daily discounts all winter season in lift tickets for premium Mountain Sports Club members. This family friendly resort will offer BOGO/2 for 1 lift tickets early season, midweek non holidays and on Super Bowl Sunday. These can be used daily and represent up to a $45 daily savings. Members simply log in and print vouchers for each day they need to use them and present at the lift ticket window. During the holidays and peak weekend members still save $10 daily as well. Limited Premium plus option available where you can add a free day valid all season at Shawnee. This promotion sells out and is limited.

Not a member? Join now and save all year long at Mountain Sports Club partner resorts, lodges, tours, shops and much more.

Friday, July 21, 2017

BOGO Lift Tickets for 2017.18 and more discounts

The calendar says July, Christmas in July ads are appearing and next up will be season pass offers as we approach the coming 2017.18 winter ski and snowboard season. Our initial offers are starting to appear and go live at the Mountain Sports Club. Below are the initial returning offers for your 2017.18 skiing and riding pleasure and savings.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort, CO - Save 30% on winter 2017 vacations when booking early. Lift ticket offers coming shortly. Summer 2017 includes BOGO/2 for 1 tickets and lodging savings.

Ski Sunlight, CO - Buy 2 lift tickets for as low as $50 each and lift ticket/hot springs discount packages available with savings over $100 for 2017.18 now live!

Lookout Pass, ID/MT - BOGO/2 for 1 lift tickets again for the 2017.18 season valid all season non holidays. Summer 2017 offer includes BOGO Ride the Hiawatha Trails.

Swain Mountain Resort, NY - Members will save $10 off on weekends and BOGO/2 for 1 on midweek non holiday lift tickets.
Join now and take advantage of special summer offers and save all winter and for one year

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

3rd Annual Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival Saturday July 8, 2017

Once again the 3rd annual Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure festival is on this Saturday July 8 at Camp Sekani Park on the Spokane River.  At the 3rd annual Spokatopia festival goers will enjoy stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing, kayaking, slack lining, canoeing, geo-caching, SUP yoga, disc golf, mountain biking, yoga and other outdoor activities. The fun, festive atmosphere includes nearly 50 exhibitors, live music, a beer garden and food trucks, a mountain bike jump show with riders performing bike stunts, free bike shuttles to the top of the trail system at Camp Sekani, a trail run/walk, and the biggest bike demo and sales event of the year. All festival activities take place at Camp Sekani Park and Boulder Beach on the Spokane River just east of downtown Spokane from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. General admission is free, although some activities have a cost associated with them.

An hour before the festival kicks off, a 5k or 1.5 mile Up Chuck Challenge trail run or walk starts from the Camp Sekani parking lot at 9 a.m. on the Up Chuck Trail. The free outdoor “yoga for everyone” class starts at 10 a.m., and bike demos, paddleboard demos, slacklining and many other activities happen all day long (see schedule below). General admission to the festival is free, although outdoor adventure clinics, which sold out last year, cost $10-20 per person, and a $5 demo pass that is good for all-day bike and water sports demos, is available at Spokatopia.com and on the day of the festival. Full festival details and clinic registration are available at www.spokatopia.com.

The Biggest Bike Demo Event of the Year!
What makes Spokatopia the biggest bike demo and sales event in the region? You can try many different types of mountain bikes, as well as electric-assist, townie, hybrid, fat bikes and road bikes from Spokane-area shops plus demo fleets from a few reps. Wheel Sport will have bikes from Specialized, Pivot, and Salsa including several types of Specialized e-bikes for demo, plus Specialized and Fox riding gear for sale. Mojo Cyclery is bringing demo bikes from Rocky Mountain; The Bike Hub will have their full demo fleet including bikes from Santa Cruz, Liv, Giant, Trek, and Electra there; North Division Bicycle will have several Trek and Jamis mountain bike options for demo, along with a few road bikes. And Norco will be back this year with its demo fleet including all mountain, enduro, and trail bike options. NW Outdoors, Spokane’s new used gear consignment store will also have great deals on all types of used bikes. Bring a current ID, helmet and riding gear. An all-day demo pass good for bike and water sports demos is $5 (available at Spokatopia.com and at the Out There Monthly booth at the festival).

Paddleboard, Canoe & Kayak Demos
Stillwater Outdoors inflatable stand up paddle boards with Fun Unlimited. Mountain Gear will also have demo canoes and kayaks you can try. Water sports demos happen at Boulder Beach on the Spokane River from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring a current ID, swimsuit and towel (pfd’s provided). An all-day demo pass good for water sports and bike demos is $5 (available at Spokatopia.com and at the Out There Monthly booth at the festival).

Free Activities
Test your balance on a slackline in the pines on the west edge of the exhibitor area. Relax in an ENO hammock in the hammock garden. Listen to live music all day. Try parkour with Odyssey Parkour. Watch mountain bike tricks at the jump show. Try new camp games and activities and spin REI’s “Wheel of Fun” for great prizes as you relax in REI’s custom camp lounge with some the latest, comfiest REI camp furniture. Catch a MTB shuttle to the top of Camp Sekani. Try yoga at the “yoga for everyone” class. Sample a KIND bar, some Roast House coffee, or some Lyte Balance electrolytes. Watch a crosscut saw demo with WTA. Pick up a free sample of Mountain House backcountry meals at the Out There Monthly booth. Win cool outdoor gear prizes by entering the Great Gear Giveaway. Check out over 40 exhibitor booths from the region’s top outdoor recreation oriented companies, travel destinations, and organizations!

Win Prizes All Day Long at the Great Gear Giveaway!
Stop by the Great Gear Giveaway booth at Spokatopia and enter to win sweet outdoor prizes that will be given all day long (listen for winners to be announced from the stage throughout the festival). You must be present to win hourly prizes but not the grand prize Cabela’s kayaking package (over $500 value!). The grand prize will be given away at the end of the festival (5:55 p.m.) Other Great Gear Giveaway prizes include several camp chairs from Crazy Creek, a Yeti cooler from REI, winter biking gear from Bar Mitts, The North Face gear, an ENO hammock package, and more!

7:30-8:30 AM: Up Chuck Challenge Late Registration
Forgot to register for the trail run/walk in advance? No problem.

9:00-10:30 AM: Up Chuck Challenge 5k & 1.5 Mile Trail Run/Walk Start
The Up Chuck Challenge starts at Camp Sekani Park on the Up Chuck Trail for a fun 5k climb to the top of Beacon Hill. Or run or walk the more forgiving 1.5 mile “Up Chuck Lite” course. Look for the start near the old red house next to the Camp Sekani dirt parking lot.

10 AM: Free Morning Yoga Lesson
Join yoga instructor Janelle Britton for a free “Outdoor Yoga for Everyone” class appropriate for all levels. (Bring your own mat and loose-fitting clothing.) Follow the signs up the hill from the Camp Sekani parking lot to the yoga tent.

10-6 PM: Bike Demos
This is the biggest bike demo event in the region! Wheel Sport, North Division Bicycle Shop, Mojo Cyclery, The Bike Hub, and NORCO will be demoing mountain and road bikes, fat bikes, e-bikes and more. Bring a current ID, helmet and riding gear. An all-day demo pass good for bike and water sports demos is $5 (available at Spokatopia.com and at the Out There Monthly booth at the festival).

10-6 PM: Slacklining
Test your balance on a series of slacklines set up in the pines on the westside of the festival grounds. Look for the signs.

11-4 PM: Paddleboard, Kayak, and Canoe Demos
Try Stillwater Outdoors inflatable stand up paddleboards and canoes and kayaks from  Mountain Gear at Boulder Beach on the Spokane River. Bring a current ID, swimsuit and towel (pfd’s provided). An all-day demo pass good for water sports and bike demos is $5 (available at Spokatopia.com and at the Out There Monthly booth at the festival).

10:30 AM-6 PM: Spokatopia Beverage Garden
Enjoy craft beers and beverages from 238 Brewing, Bare Culture Kombucha, DruBru Brewing, Ghostfish Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, River City Brewing and more! Proceeds from the beer garden benefits Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance so enjoy a pint and support our local trails!
10:30-12:30 & 2:30-5:30 PM: MTB Shuttles to the Top of Camp Sekani
Ride the trails at Camp Sekani on a demo bike or your own ride and beat the heat with an uphill shuttle back to the top courtesy of Evergreen East. Stop by the Evergreen booth for details, trail maps, and info and follow the signs to the shuttle trucks.

10 AM-6 PM: Live Music
Joe Cajon: 10-11 AM
            Transcendental, mellow, drifty hand pan drum music.
Wyatt Wood: 11-1:30 PM
Back again for year three, Wyatt Wood plays classic tunes from the 80s to the present plus a few originals.
Hey! Is for Horses: 2-3:30 PM
Northwest rock n’ roll that will light up the afternoon with originals brewed right here in Spokane. Front man John Blakesley pours his soul out to get you grooving to blues inspired jams!
Sovereign Citizen and the Non-Prophets: 4:15-5:45 PM
They have been called "cowboy-grunge," "acoustic folk core," and "metal grass” and are sure to close out Spokatopia with a bang!

1-2 PM: Mountain Bike Jump Show
Watch riders show off their tricks and style as they fly through the air off large gapped jumps and other crazy-big features. Follow the signs to the bike park east of the main festival grounds. //

Thursday, June 29, 2017

New Northwest Cycling Adventure Tour, Customize your trip.......

New tour and travel partner Timberline Adventures adds new start any day feature on Northwest Cycling Odyssey. This grand adventure starts late July and ends in September. Now you can choose your start and end day on the Cycling Odyssey 2017! Wanting some cycling in the Pacific Northwest? The 2017 Odyssey, July 29 - September 9, Great Lodges Cycling Odyssey takes 42 days traveling from lodge to lodge through National Parks, National Forests and quaint mountain towns. Don't have 42 days? You can choose any day to start and end your tour! Our guides will work to accommodate your travel arrangements to enter and exit the tour on your schedule.

The route travels a great arc from Jackson, Wyoming to Crater Lake, Oregon, traveling through idyllic places like Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, the Idaho Panhandle, North Cascade Mountains, Lake Chelan, WA, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, the entire Oregon coast and looping back around to Crater Lake. Call their office for prorated rates and to book your tour. 


July 4th holiday, More Savings on Mountain Biking, Rafting, Zip LInes and More...

The weekend ahead leads us into the July 4th holiday weekend as the midway point of summer. There are celebrations across mountain resorts and their towns with fireworks, music and a plethora of activities. The resorts and areas have truly expanded summer offers and activities. Make this the weekend to escape to the mountains and enjoy lift served mountain biking, zip lines, rafting climbing walls and music at your favorite mountain destination. Summer membership special offer now half price, only $30(Regular $60). Register now and save for the next year.

The Mountain Sports Club continues to add more and more summer offers. New this week are the following discounts and savings for your enjoyment:

Lookout Pass - BOGO Ride the Hiawatha tickets for summer 2017. Save up to $10 daily.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort - New summer lodging offers. Save up to 30% on summer lodging and early booked winter 2017.18 vacations. BOGO day Adventure tickets and single scenic rides this summer 2017. Ge out and enjoy the mountain in the summer.

Summit Cove in Keystone, CO - Save up to 33% on lodging. Enjoy a summer of festivals at the base of Keystone Mountain.

Summer 2017 mountain offers and activities:

Brundage Mountain, ID - Save 20% on lift served mountain biking and scenic rides summer 2017.

Berkshire East/Thunder Mountain Bike Park, MA - BOGO lift served mountain biking and trail day pass midweek, Save up to 20% off on rafting and zip lines tickets/adventures

River Runners, CO - 4 locations in CO for rafting adventures. Save 20%.

Get out and enjoy summer 2017 with family and friends in the mountains.