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Arizona Snowbowl offering deals during final week of skiing

Photo courtesy of Arizona Snowbowl.

Arizona Snowbowl is heading into the final week its 2011-2012 season with the last day of skiing on Sunday, April 1. The Agassiz Lift will continue operating from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the remainder of the season. The Hart Prairie Lift and Little Spruce Conveyor are assessed day by day for adequate snow cover.

“The 57 inches of snow we received earlier this week prolonged the season
two more weeks,” says Dave Smith, Snowbowl’s marketing manager. “Without this snow we would have closed March 1. Unfortunately the 50 degree weather is rapidly melting the snow. Skiing on the upper mountain is holding strong. It’s full-on spring conditions out there, firm in the morning and softening throughout the day. We are seeing lots of Hawaiian shirts and many skiing in shorts having a great time.”

From March 26 to April 1, Snowbowl will be offering many warm-weather
specials. All-day lift ticket rates are now $43 for adults and $29 for juniors. More savings are available on the Arizona Snowbowl website, including a $29 all-day
lift ticket voucher. End of season clearance sales are taking place in the Sport Shop.

Not a skiier? Sometimes the last week of skiing is more about hanging out on the deck, visiting with friends and having fun in the spring sun.

For more information call 928-779-1951 or visit arizonasnowbowl.com.

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Save $100 on season passes to Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort

A young, but quite flamboyant, skiier at Purgatory Mountain. Photo courtesy of Durango Mountain Resort.

Planning a family ski trip this winter?

Purchase a season pass to Purgatory/Durango Mountain Resort before Saturday, Oct. 15 and you will save up to $100.

A 2011-12 season pass includes:

• Unrestricted skiing/riding
• 10 FREE days at Kirkwood
• 3 FREE days at Loveland, Powderhorn, Monarch and Taos (blackout dates Dec 27-31)
• half-price tickets at Alta, Crested Butte and Arizona Snowbowl (blackout dates apply)
• 10% off food and beverages (excluding alcohol)

Purgatory Mountain is located 25 miles north of Durango, Colo. Its name was adopted from that of a nearby creek, a tributary of the Rio de las Anima Perdidas (the River of Lost Souls), so called because a group of Spanish explorers disappeared on the river during Durango’s early history.

The mountain offers skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and snowbiking for beginners to experts, plus five terrain parks, a children’s play park, a NASTAR racing course, 88 trails, 1,325 acres of terraced terrain. The Purgatory Plunge Zipline operates even in the winter!

Purgatory Adventure Camp for Kids is a day camp program for ages 7 offering activities like tubing, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, scavenger hunts, building snow sculptures/forts/igloos and more.

Other attractions in the Durango area include a narrow-guage railroad, rafting/jeep tours, fly fishing, a children’s museum, Mesa Verde National Park and other archeological sites.

For more information about season ski passes, call 970-385-2168 or visit skipurg.com/seasonpass.