Find a New Altitude in Vail - 50¢ Rates Make Staying at the Vail Cascade Resort Luxuriously Affordable

Boasting 5,289 acres, a vertical drop of 3,450 feet and 31 lifts, Vail Mountain ski resort's size alone is a worthwhile reason to visit. However, this season, Vail gives travelers even more reasons to visit as it celebrates its 50th anniversary in Colorado and unveils the world’s first, state of the art gondola – One. And what better place to call home during a trip to Vail than the AAA Four Diamond Vail Cascade Resort.

 

Recently recognized as a “Top Ski Resort” in North America by Condé Nast Traveler readers, Vail Mountain’s 193 trails cater to a wide variety of skiers, with well-tended slopes for novices and rugged runs for experts. Featuring three terrain parks, one super pipe, one half-pipe, seven bowls and 5,289 acres of free-ride terrain, visitors can enjoy this primo powder playground all on one mountain, making Vail the largest single-mountain resort in the country.

This ski season, Vail will host a myriad of special events and activities to commemorate 50 years of unforgettable moments. From town bashes, fireworks and concerts to special 50th anniversary celebrations and ceremonies, Vail will provide visitors endless opportunities for guests to make their own trip to Vail a milestone memory. In addition to the festivities, Vail will also showcase its highly-anticipated, new gondola, a 10-passenger cabin with heated, cushioned seats and Wi-Fi access for guests. With a speed of 1,200 feet per minute, ‘One’ will be the fastest gondola of its type in the world.

During this milestone year, Vail Cascade Resort invites guests to head to the Rockies and find a new altitude in Vail. Nestled along the banks of Gore Creek, this award-winning Colorado hotel provides the perfect location to enjoy the excitement of the festivities and the tranquility of winter’s snow dusted scenery. With convenient access to Vail Mountain via its own quad chairlift, Vail Cascade Resort is a preferred hotel among guests seeking the ultimate mountain destination. And the readers of Travel+Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler couldn’t agree more, ranking the hotel among Travel + Leisure’s ‘Top 500 Hotels in the World,’ ‘World’s Best Family Hotels’ and Condé Nast Traveler’s ‘Top 50 Ski Hotels.’

Upholding the prestige of these awards, the hotel recently embarked on a multi-million dollar guest room redesign. Starting this month, the hotel welcomes guests with 292 newly redesigned guestrooms styled in contemporary mountain elegance. The redesign artfully contrasts nature’s sandstone palette with accents of honey gold, tangerine orange and hazelnut brown. Distressed wood furnishings, wrought iron accessories and textured fabrics add rustic cachet while luxurious beds and plush carpeting provide the pampering touch for a comfortable mountain retreat. And now through April 13, 2013, guests can take advantage of 50¢ rates* in celebration of Vail’s 50th winter season.

Need more room to spread out? For a more private experience that accommodates large families or a bigger group of friends, Vail Cascade offers 80 fully-equipped Vail Colorado condominiums and spacious private residences that provide the convenience of home with pampering access to hotel amenities and services.

On property, the opportunities to relax and unwind are endless. Nestle in a blanket and sit fireside alongside the hotel’s artisanal firewall or enjoy a dip in the creek-side, infinity-edge pool. Looking for restorative relaxation? Head to Aria Spa and surrender to pampering at altitude with indulging head-to-toe treatments that recently earned the spa a spot among Denver Magazine’s “25 Best Spas in Colorado.” If active relaxation is preferred, explore Aria Club, Vail’s largest and most comprehensive athletic club, where guests will find top-of-the-line fitness training equipment, a variety of classes and personal training. At Vail Cascade Resort, the choice is yours. 

But the day isn’t complete until guests have enjoyed the culinary delights and craft beer pairings of Vail Cascade’s signature restaurant and bar. Joining an award-winning wine program, craft beer is a new found specialty at Atwater on Gore Creek and Fireside Bar, Vail's top restaurants. Headed by an in-house beer specialist, each craft beer is hand-picked to complement the creative cuisine served by the talented culinary team. Explore a dynamic craft beer list, sample several selections through the different flights on the menu, or pair amazing small plates, entrees or desserts with a unique Colorado, American craft or International artisan brews.

Now your journey is complete. Join us at the Vail Cascade, and enjoy elevated experiences delivered by a team whose true passion is to serve and share the Colorado they love.

Vail Cascade is less than two hours from Denver International Airport. Visit vailcascade.com or call 800-282-4183 for more information.

* With Vail Cascade Resort’s Happy Birthday Vail winter promotion, guests that book a four-night stay can add a fifth night for only $0.50. Vail Cascade Resort winter rates start at $199. The Happy Birthday Vail promotion kicks off Nov. 16 to coincide with Vail’s public launch celebration and concludes on Apr. 14.  Some restrictions apply. See Website for more information.

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