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Alyeska Resort Winter Packages Offer Savings and Memories

October 23, 2011 (Girdwood, Alaska) – In Alaska, the phenomena of “termination dust” – the first dusting of snow to settle on the higher elevation peaks – signifies the coming of winter. For Alyeska Resort, Alaska’s top ski destination, this change in season is a time of excitement as mountain crews start preparation for ski season. Opening day is scheduled for Wednesday, November 23, 2011 (conditions permitting). Winter packages for skiers and non-skiers are now available, offering savings and uniquely Alaskan experiences.

The ski season at Alyeska Resort is one of the longest in North America spanning from Thanksgiving Weekend through Memorial Day when conditions allow. There are distinct high and low seasons during the season. To correspond with business levels, resort packages reflect tiered pricing where low-season, defined as November 23 to December 15, 2011; January 1 to February 29, 2012; and April 1 to 29, 2012 excluding holidays, often provides guests the greatest levels of savings. High-season, is defined as December 16-31, 2011; March 1 to 31; and holidays. Guests can also find additional savings by choosing stays between Sundays to Thursdays. As locals know, visiting midweek will provide avid skiers many more runs with fresh snow than a weekend visit when the resort is bustling.

2011/12 Package Highlights:

Early Bird Savings

For guests who already know they are coming and have date ranges in mind, the Early Bird Savings offers a straight 25% off lodging for reservations made between September 15 and October 31, 2011. The offer is valid on stays between November 23, 2011 and April 29, 2012 with some blackout times.

Ski & Stay Package

Enjoy the greatest savings (up to 40% off) when you ski and stay midweek in January and early February. Ski & Stay Packages for this timeframe start from $179 per night based on double occupancy. The package includes one-night lodging in a standard room, one-day lift ticket and $25 resort credit.

Ski Alaska

For those seeking the full Alaskan winter experience, the first week of March marks the start of the legendary dog-sled Iditarod Race which begins just north of Anchorage and finishes 1150 miles away along the western Bering Sea coast in the town of Nome. The Iditarod also marks a two week-long celebration aptly named Fur Rendezvous (www.furrondy.net) where visitors can catch the running of reindeer and mingle with dog-sled teams up close. Alyeska Resort is offering a four-night stay in a deluxe room with three-day lift ticket and breakfast each morning for two adults starting from $399 per person. Other classic Alaskan activities available for an additional charge through the resort’s concierge desk include flightseeing, wildlife day cruises, guided snowmobile tours and dog-sled rides.

Ski & Spa Package

The perfect finish to a full day on the slopes is a sports massage at The Spa at Alyeska. The package includes one-night stay in a standard room, lift ticket, $100 spa credit valid on any services, and breakfast. The package starts from $319 per night based on double occupancy. The Spa at Alyeska is one of the most relaxing ways to spend time at Alyeska Resort this winter. The spa has undergone extensive remodeling and the results are spectacular. The intimate space offers a peaceful setting, comfortable for novice and avid spa guests.  The Spa at Alyeska features signature services such as the Alaska Glacial Facial or classic Hot Stone Massage. The experienced spa staff also offers a full-range of facials, body services, massage, Vichy treatments and nail care.

Alaskan VIP Package

Alaska is like no other destination. The Alaskan VIP Package allows guests to experience the best of Alyeska in the winter. The package includes one-night stay in a premium summit room at The Hotel Alyeska, $100 Seven Glaciers Restaurant Gift Card, $100 credit at The Spa at Alyeska, and private ski or snowboard lesson. The summit-level rooms are located on the top floor of the eight-story hotel and offer breathtaking mountain and water views. The Alaskan VIP Package is available Thursday to Sunday.

Winter Wonderland Package

For many guests, enjoying winter at Alyeska Resort doesn’t require ski equipment. For those looking for a relaxing stay, time at the pool and a chance to take in the glorious winter views of the Chugach Mountains, the Winter Wonderland Package provides such pleasures at a great savings. The Winter Wonderland Package offers a starting rate of $149 per night based on double occupancy and includes one-night stay, $50 resort credit and a special savings card valid for 15% off any services at The Spa at Alyeska or shops at The Hotel Alyeska.

Winter Romantic Escape

Tucked in pristine snow-covered mountains with a variety of little luxuries, it’s no wonder that The Hotel Alyeska was rated by Travelocity.com as one of North America’s most romantic destinations. The Winter Romantic Escape Package includes one-night stay in a deluxe room at, bottle of chilled Veuve Clicquot Champagne and souvenir champagne sleeve; hand-crafted chocolates from the resort’s very own chocolatier, $50 in room service breakfast credit for two adults. The package starts from $199 per night and requires guests to be age 21 or over.

Alyeska Family: Sweet Dreams Package

Alyeska offers the perfect playground for kids, day and night. This new family-focused package offers one-night stay with room service delivery of hot cocoa and sweet treats, one in-room movie, $50 resort credit, and special kid-friendly games and book bundle. For a deluxe room, the package starts from $259 per night for two adults and up to three kids under the age of 18. Guests can add an adjoining room which doubles the “family room” from $99 per night.

To take advantage of any of the above listed winter packages, please call Alyeska Resort Reservations at 800-880-3880, 907-754-2111 or visit www.AlyeskaResort.com for more information. Alyeska Resort packages are priced per person based on double occupancy and promotional pricing is subject to availability, tax and resort fee. All packages are available for stays starting December 1, 2011 through April 29, 2012, some restrictions map apply.

About Alyeska Resort (www.alyeskaresort.com)
Alyeska Resort is Alaska's premier year-round destination featuring The Hotel Alyeska, an award-winning 304 room full-service property. Located just 40 miles from Anchorage and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Alyeska Resort is your base camp for summer and winter excursions. The resort is within close proximity of three national parks and the Kenai Peninsula, and is home to the northernmost temperate rainforest, part of the Chugach Mountains. Alyeska Resort stands out in ski season with 650” of average snowfall annually and the longest-continuous double black diamond ski run in North America. Learn more about the resort and plan your Alaskan adventure at www.alyeskaresort.com or 800.880.3880.

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