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Deal alert: Vail Resorts' 96-hour flash sale

Feb. 09, 2022
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Vail Resorts is back this year with a three-day sale featuring ski resort rooms starting at $139 across their North American portfolio, with properties in Colorado, California, Utah, Vermont and Canada, among other destinations.

Epic Pass holders also get an additional 20% off the already-discounted 96-hour sale rates, which can also be used for ski school and equipment rentals.

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Gravity Hause Breckenridge. (Photo courtesty of Vail Resorts)

Deal basics

Who: Vail Resorts.
Where: California, Canada, Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, Utah and Vermont.
How to book: Directly through Vail Resorts' lodging deals page.
Travel dates: Through 2022.
Book by: Midnight MST on Feb. 11, 2022.

Note that for reservations made now through April 16, 2022, a $49 nonrefundable deposit is required. Full and final payment is due seven days prior to arrival, at which point reservations are nonrefundable or changeable.

Sample stays

This deal offers travelers the opportunity to save on lodging rates at all Vail Resorts mountain destinations in North America, from mountain hotels to ski-in and ski-out condos.

Featured hotel deals in Colorado include:

  • Stay at Gravity Haus Breckenridge, starting at just $155 per night, where guests can reserve private slopeside Snow Cabanas to serve as a warming hut for a day on the mountain.
  • Stay at Hyatt Place Keystone, starting at just $169 per night. This property is located within walking distance to ski lifts and provides a free shuttle to River Run and Lakeside Village activities.
  • Stay at the Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek, starting at $199 per night, where you can be one of the first to experience Beaver Creek’s 250-acre expansion of lift-served and suitable ski terrain designed for beginners and intermediate skiers and riders.
The Pines Lodge, Beavercreek. (Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts)

Related: Ski-out luxury on points: A review of the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

Featured hotel deals in California include:

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  • Stay at The Meadows in Kirkwood, starting at $169 per night, centrally located to lifts and offering challenging and open terrain.
  • Stay at Northstar Northstar Mountain Condos, starting at $179 per night, situated in the Martis Valley, which receives an estimated 350 inches of snowfall annually.

Featured hotel deals in the Northeast include:

  • New York: Stay at the Kaatskill Mountain Club, starting at $169 per night, for access to Hunter Mountain, which is less than three hours by car from the New York City area. Here you'll find four separate mountain faces encompassing a wide variety of terrain, perfect for skiers and riders of all abilities.
  • Pennsylvania: Stay at the Alpine Lodge in Liberty Mountain, starting at $189 per night, located just north of the Maryland-Pennsylvania border and close to the slopes.
  • Vermont: Stay in Mount Snow or Okemo, starting at $199 per night, both of which offer a variety of lodging options ranging from B&Bs to luxury slopeside accommodations.

Bottom line

Grand Summit Hotel in Park City. (Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts)

For additional deals, including those for Utah and Canada, visit their website.

This deal is only good through Feb. 11, so be sure to book by then. Also check out TPG's guide to the 2022 ski season at Vail Resorts, including all you need to know regarding COVID-19 policies.

Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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