SKIERS AND RIDERS SAVE WITH MASSACHUSETTS’ SEASON DEALS

BOSTON – February 10, 2014 – Hit the slopes while the powder’s fresh and take advantage of Massachusetts’ skiing and snowboarding deals. With twelve ski areas located throughout central and western Massachusetts, there are plenty of opportunities to play in the snow this winter. For up-to-date conditions, lodging packages, and more, visit massvacation.com/skilocal (#skilocal).

Ski and Stay Packages

Crowne Plaza Hotel Berkshires – Ski & Stay Package (Pittsfield): Centrally located in Downtown Pittsfield, the Crowne Plaza offers a discount overnight stay with two adult lift tickets to Jiminy Peak, free parking, and up to four free breakfasts. Contact for rates; package expires March 20, 2014.  berkshirecrowne.com

Red Lion Inn – Ski Package (Lenox): Includes your overnight accommodations, two Ski Butternut lift tickets that can be used Monday through Thursday, a continental breakfast, and all of your taxes and meal gratuities. Rates start at $205; blackout dates may apply.  redlioninn.com

Rose and Goat Retreat – Ski and Stay Deal (Florida): Relax, rejuvenate, and revitalize at this Berkshires retreat. The Ski and Stay Deal offers three nights accommodation in the Rose and Goat’s Main Lodge (three bedrooms, two full bathrooms) and discounted lift tickets at Berkshire East. Add a fourth night for $75. Contact the Rose and Goat for rates.  roseandgoatretreat.com

Wachusett Village Inn – Ski Lovers Package (Westminster): Offering a quintessential New England getaway, the Wachusett Village Inn’s Ski Lovers Package includes overnight accommodation, two half-hour sports massages, dinner for two, continental breakfast for two (Monday through Friday) or breakfast buffet for two (Saturday and Sunday), and Super Lift Tickets at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area. Rates start at $159 per person.  wachusettvillageinn.com

Whitcomb Summit Retreat – Ski Vacation Package (Florida): Enjoy a ski vacation in the heart of the Berkshires with four nights lodging in a deluxe double, queen bedroom for four people. Rates start at $199/per person plus tax; includes eight full day lift tickets at Berkshire East and continental breakfast each morning. Valid Sunday through Thursday including Holiday weeks.  whitcombsummitretreat.net

Deals at the Mountain

Ski Ward (Shrewsbury): Celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, Ski Ward offers nine trails, 220 vertical feet, and 45 acres of terrain. The ski area is selling discounted tickets, which are available for purchase online (in limited quantity per day).  skiward.com

Bousquet (Pittsfield): Bousquet Ski Area features a vertical drop of 750-feet, 24 trails, three lifts, two magic carpets, three terrain parks, and 85 percent snow making coverage. Purchase a season pass for $375 for unlimited skiing and riding; Bousquet season passes also provide discounted tickets at Ski Butternut and Catamount Ski Area.

Catamount Ski Area (South Egremont): Featuring the longest run in the Berkshires, Catamount offers 34 trails and park areas and more than 130 skiable acres. Purchase a $500 Catamount Value Card for $450 – saving $50; value cards can be used for lift tickets, lessons, equipment rentals, and more. Available online only.  catamountski.com

About MOTT:

The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is the state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a leisure-travel destination. An integral part of the state’s economy, tourism generates close to $1 billion in state and local taxes and $16.9 billion in travel related expenditures, supporting 124,700 in-state jobs. massvacation.com

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 For more information, contact:

Lisa Simmons, Director of Communications

Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

617-973-8508

lisa.simmons@state.ma.us

or

Molly Kravitz, Public Relations Manager

Connelly Partners

Mobile # 317-919-5252 ~ Office # 617-521-5431

mkravitz@connellypartners.com