By: Paul Marner, Director at Merit Travel
I came up with a concept before getting out of bed in the middle of the night to tend to my daughter, Alanna: a travel promotion for two people to visit some of the most beautiful ski resorts in Canada for one low price. I knew I was on to something. Nearly 25 years later, I am delighted to have such a great alliance and legacy of offering these sensational 2-for-1 deals to great destinations all over Canada!
Let’s start with Marble Mountain – yep, in Newfoundland. Way too often, Marble is overlooked as it’s a hidden gem with snow galore. If you have been everywhere and got the t-shirt proving it, add this ski resort to your list.
Quebec’s Le Massif and Mont Ste. Anne are favourites with slope-side lodging, sensational vistas, great snow, superb fall- line skiing, and a dash of free night skiing; if you can’t get enough during the day! The world famous and historic Quebec City is only a mere 40 minutes away, and the legendary Château Frontenac is the world’s most photographed castle – so say “fromage” and take a selfie!
Tremblant anyone? An award-winning billion dollar village with every bell and whistle in a state-of-the-art pedestrian village, Tremblant even has, get this, the world’s only ski-in/out casino! An easy drive on modern highways or catch a flight from Toronto, where you can fly from both Pearson International and Billy Bishop to Tremblant’s own airport.
Bust Loose in BC! The more extreme skiers and boarders will shout with snowy glee when they dance in the diamond-like bowls of Kicking Horse and Fernie. The slope-side lodging and quaint towns of Fernie and Golden offer warm ambience and reliable snow year-after-year.
Catering to the less extreme skier and boarder, while still delivering big mountain thrills for every ability, is Panorama. The convenience of a posh, slope-side village, complete with its own slope-side swimming pool, get you to the max vertical and then to the max relax! Situated just an hour from Banff, skiers and snowboarders from every corner can catch a flight right into Calgary.
Set in the midst of the Monashee Mountains, Silver Star Mountain Resort is a charming, Victorian-inspired village offering an excellent selection of ski-in/ski-out hotels. The mountain’s stunning acreage boasts 700cm of snow annually with some of the world’s best powder.
“The Ultimate 2-for-1 Ski Vacation Deal featured at our show annually is the longest running and most successful travel promotion in Snow Show history!” says Toronto Snow Show Manager, Tara Diazcyk.
Become part of a legacy by getting your own Ski Saver 2-for-1 Deal today!
For more information on these great package deals, please visit http://www.merittravel.com/2-for-1-ski-deals/.