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Cascade Christmas Celebrates 15 years of Holiday Memories in Vail

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As Vail’s only ski-in/ski-out four diamond hotel, Cascade Christmas gives guests an equally one-of-a-kind experience indoors

VAIL, Colo. – Oct. 31, 2012 – Holiday traditions are nostalgic rituals that transcend generations forever connecting the past with the present. For 14 years, Vail Cascade Resort’s ‘Cascade Christmas’ has been a time honored tradition, bringing families, friends and loved ones together in Vail. This year, as Cascade Christmas celebrates 15 years of making holiday memories and Vail celebrates its 50th anniversary, this cherished tradition flourishes into an even more memorable affair both on and off property. For 11 days, guests of all ages can enjoy a myriad of activities, games, performances, and a special visit from Santa and his elves on Christmas Eve.

“As we near the end of our 30th anniversary, we give thanks to the many guests that have allowed us to be part of their Vail tradition,” said Brett Schoenfield, general manager at the Vail Cascade Resort, a mountain resort in Colorado. “With each visit, we strive to deliver the amenities, services and experiences that inspire treasured memories and we are excited to once again share our Cascade Christmas tradition with our extended guest families.”

Cascade Christmas & Vail’s 50th Anniversary

Starting on Friday, Dec. 21, the luxury resort Vail Cascade will kick off its 15th Annual Cascade Christmas, an 11-day, onsite holiday guest program. Each day, the hotel will host complimentary guest activities, games or holiday performances such as bingo, ornament decorating, caroling, gingerbread house making, magic shows, storytelling and s’mores by the fire pit – to highlight a few. Through the hotel’s KidVenture holiday program, parents can enjoy some adult time by dropping off their kids, ages 5-12, at Aria Spa & Club to participate in moderately priced holiday craft sessions or pizza and movie nights. Since holidays don’t have an age limit, this year’s Cascade Christmas in Colorado will also feature experiences for adults including complimentary craft beer tastings and wine pairings and $1 per minute chair massages from Aria Spa. On Monday, Dec. 24, Santa Claus and his elves arrive at the Vail Cascade Resort giving pint-sized guests the opportunity to make a white winter wish atop St. Nick’s lap. Cascade Christmas ends on Tues., Jan. 1, 2013. For a complete list of Cascade Christmas events, times and locations, please visit www.vailcascadechristmas.com.  

Off property, Vail will be abuzz with various special events and activities to commemorate the resort’s 50th anniversary during the holidays. From Vail Family Holidaze Dec. 16-31 and a New Year’s Eve concert series at Dobson Ice Arena on Dec. 31 to a new state-of-the-art gondola and Adventure Ridge mountain top activities, Vail will provide holiday visitors endless opportunities to be part of the year-long celebration.

Renewed Guest room Elegance & Winter Deals

This winter, Vail’s only ski-in/ski-out AAA Four Diamond hotel welcomes holiday travelers with new found panache and style. In October, Vail Cascade Resort embarked on a multi-million dollar guest room redesign inspired by the beauty of its creek side and mountain setting. Styled in contemporary mountain elegance, the new guest rooms artfully contrast 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 an upscale mountain retreat.

In addition to style, comfort and service, the Vail Cascade Resort is offering various winter promotions to make the holidays in Vail unforgettably affordable. Below is a list of current winter packages available only at www.vailcascade.com or via phone at 800.282.4183. Rules and restriction may apply. 

Happy Birthday Vail

Guests that book a four-night stay at the hotel between Nov. 16, 2012 – Apr. 13, 2013, can add a fifth night for only $0.50, non-inclusive of resort fee, parking and taxes. This promotional rate is valid on all hotel room types and guests must use redemption code VCVAILBDAY to activate promotion.

Double Black Diamond

For guests that need more than an overnight stay, the Double Black Diamond promotion, valid Jan. 2-Apr. 13, 2013, offers 20 percent off room rates on any two, three or four night stay that is booked directly through Vail Cascade Resort reservations. This promotional rate is valid on all hotel room types and guests must use redemption code VCDIAMOND to activate promotion.

Home Away From Home

If you’re looking for a place to call home this holiday season, Vail Cascade Resort is offering AAA Four-Diamond service and amenities at great rates. This package, valid Dec. 20, 2012 – Mar. 31, 2013, allows guests to book multiple stays throughout the season at special rates. Weekday rates start at $169 and weekend rates start at $219. Guests that book a 10-night stay receive complimentary ski storage.

About Vail Cascade Resort

Vail Cascade's ideal location and breathtaking mountain surroundings create the perfect natural playground for all-season adventure. With pleasantly warm summers and cool falls, you can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, strolling through the Villages and soaking up sun poolside. Frosty winter and springtime temperatures transform the hotel into a snowy wonderland with true ski-in/ski-out access.  Just like the hotel itself, dining at Vail Cascade is truly an event to be savored. Atwater on Gore Creek, the hotel's signature dining venue overlooking Gore Creek, fuses modern style with the region's natural elements. Locally inspired and delightfully enjoyed, Atwater serves creative American cuisine in a stylish yet comfortable environment for an exceptional dining experience.  A world of wellness awaits you at Vail Cascade's 78,000-square-foot Aria Spa & Club - the largest spa and fitness facility in the Vail Valley. From the moment you arrive, you feel the inviting warmth and healthy energy of a true mountain retreat. Focusing on all-encompassing wellness, Aria Spa & Club brings mind, body and spirit into balance with pampering treatments, invigorating workouts and a focus on a healthy life. 

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With nearly 40 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,300 guest rooms, 18 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises. For a complete list of properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www.destinationhotels.com.

Lupe Hirt, MindSpeak PR, 303.859.1762, lupeh@mindspeakpr.com

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