Travelzoo Reveals North America’s Top 10 Ski Destinations for Skiers and Non-Skiers

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO), a global Internet media company, today announced North America’s top 10 ski destinations for the 2006-2007 winter season, according to subscriber popularity and Travelzoo editors.

The Travelzoo list of top 10 ski destinations was devised from a survey of over 6,500 subscribers who voted for destinations they had visited and would recommend to others. Travelzoo’s editors then ranked the most popular destinations for both ski and non-ski activities. Lake Tahoe, Calif. was the top destination with 30% of subscribers’ votes. The Northern California location also ranked as Travelzoo editors’ favorite with the most to do for both skiers and non-skiers.

North America’s Top 10 Ski Destinations for Skiers and Non-Skiers:
1. Lake Tahoe, California
2. Breckenridge, Colorado
3. Park City, Utah
4. Whistler, British Columbia
5. Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado
6. Taos, New Mexico
7. Stowe/Sugarbush, Vermont
8. Mont Tremblant, Quebec
9. Sun Valley, Idaho
10. Big Bear, California

“We know from our latest survey that almost 20% of travelers* are planning to take a ski vacation this season,” said Gabe Saglie, a Travelzoo editor. “But even if you don’t get a rush from zipping down a mountain there are a crop of ski resorts that prove there are other ways to enjoy the snow — from ice-skating, spa treatments and hot air ballooning, to cooking classes, dog sled tours and 24-hour gaming, just to name a few.”

In order to find great value when researching ski deals, Travelzoo’s deal experts recommend traveling mid-week to find the best lodging deals and shortest lift lines. Skiers can also save money by booking lift tickets as part of a lodging package. To save on airfare it is often a good idea to opt for flying into major airports and driving to ski destinations instead of flying into smaller airports that may be closer to the destination but could add a great deal more to the ticket price.

The Travelzoo Newsdesk reports the following deals to get you back to the slopes:

– The Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe, is offering $159 per night for a
suite. Normally the rate at this resort would be $299. As part of this
deal, the resort is also offering 50% off discounts for select winter
recreational activities such as ice skating, snow shoeing, sledding and
cross country skiing.

– Breckenridge is offering a stay and ski package for $71 per person
including continental breakfast and lift ticket to Breckenridge,
Keystone or Arapahoe Basin. This is a 60% savings from regular rates.

– Orbitz is offering a Park City three-night package in February (prime
ski season) for just $341 per person including air from Denver. This is
part of a $100 off ski destination sale currently available on Orbitz.

Southwest Airlines Vacations is offering four night packages from $339 per person to Breckenridge, Taos, Lake Tahoe, Park City or Angelfire including air, hotel and lift tickets.

For information on these and more ski deals visit the ‘Ski Vacations’ section at

* Travelzoo Subscriber Survey, October 2006

About Travelzoo

Travelzoo is a global Internet media company. Travelzoo’s media properties, which reach more than 10 million travel enthusiasts in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Germany, include the Travelzoo(R) Web site (, the Top 20(R) e-mail newsletter, the Newsflash(TM) e-mail alert service and SuperSearch(TM), a travel search engine. Travelzoo publishes offers from more than 500 advertisers. Travelzoo’s deal experts review each offer to find the best travel deals and confirm their true value. Travelzoo is headquartered in New York City.

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