Destination Hotels & Resorts and Yahoo! Travel Offering Ski Discounts and Ski Vacation Package Prize

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Destination Hotels & Resorts Mountain Collection has paired up with Yahoo! Travel to offer special ski discounts and the opportunity to win a dream ski vacation price for four.

Destination Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Yahoo! Travel to feature its collection of world-class ski vacation destinations throughout the month of November in the Yahoo! Travel Ski Interest Guide. This special ski discount includes up to 30 percent off of lodging at ski resorts and hotels in the Destination mountain collection and a chance to win a $7,000 dream ski trip for four. In conjunction with this promotion, Destination Hotels & Resorts will be launching their new booking widget so that frequent travelers have up-to-the-minute deals on their desktops.

Value-Added Accommodations
Beginning Nov. 1, 2008, skiers and snowboarders can visit Yahoo! Travel and click on the Yahoo! Travel Ski Interest Guide for featured ski vacation packages and deals at Destination properties in Aspen, Vail, Telluride, Lake Tahoe, Stowe, Snowmass, Suncadia, Sunriver and Santa Fe. Vacationers will find travel offers of up to 30 percent off lodging, free skiing and other added values which begin at $69 per person, per night depending on the location selected and time of travel.

Dream Ski Vacation
Visitors to Yahoo! Travel throughout the month of November have an opportunity to win a dream ski vacation to any ski mountain resort or hotel in the Destination mountain collection. The winner will receive four nights lodging for four people in a two bedroom, two bathroom condominium, four three-day ski lift tickets, airfare for four people from JetBlue, North Face luggage for the group and four $400 American Express gift cards ($100 per person, per day). The winner of the ski vacation package must take the trip during the 2008-2009 season excluding the holiday periods.

Skiers and snowboarders enter to win by signing up through a link on Yahoo! Travel but they also receive additional entries when downloading the booking engine widget for discount ski travel at Destination properties. A widget is a mini-web application that users can add to their desktop, blog, personal web page or social networking profile such as Facebook. The Destination widget allows user to be the first to receive special offers, check hotel availability, book overnight accommodations and learn more about the properties in the collection. People can receive additional sweepstake entries by forwarding the widget to a friend who downloads the convenient booking tool. Download and check out the new widget at http://www.DreamSkiVacation.com/widget.

Readers of Conde Nast Traveler ranked four Destination Hotels & Resorts properties among the best in ski country in the magazine's annual Ski Poll. The December 2007 Ski Poll ranked the top properties in world-class mountain resorts. Destination properties rated on the poll include Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe (No. 24), Vail Cascade Resort & Spa in Colorado (No. 38), Sunriver Resort in Oregon (No. 47) and The Gant in Aspen (No. 48).

In addition to these four properties, Destination offers seven additional world-class mountain locations to choose from including Destination Resorts Snowmass, Destination Resorts Vail, The Stonebridge Inn and Mountain Lodge at Telluride in Colorado, and the Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The two newest mountain destinations in the collection include the luxury Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont and Suncadia nestled in the Cascade Mountains just east of Seattle. For more information about Destination Hotels & Resorts properties, please visit http://www.destinationhotels.com.

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