Ski Ride the “Greatest Snow on Earth” - Alta-Snowbird, UT

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Though Mother Nature has not been bringing the powder goods to many ski areas, Utah is getting it! Stay at Snowbird's slopeside Cliff Lodge and catch fresh powder for five days straight at two of Utah's premier resorts.

Waiting in line at the Tram in Alta-Snowbird, Utah

I've been skiing since 1971 and last season's trip to Alta with Brian and KC was the best ski trip I have ever been on - great planning, great hosts and incredible mountain. - David, San Francisco

Ski Ride Tours, an experienced multi-day-destination-trip operator, is leading a ski and snowboard trip to Alta-Snowbird, Utah on March 3–8, 2012. Starting at $1,490, the Alta-Snowbird package includes roundtrip airfare to Salt Lake City, all transfers between the resorts and airport, five nights lodging at the Cliff Lodge in Snowbird, a five-day combo ski pass, three full breakfasts and helpful staff on site.

Alta, with 2,200 acres, 2,020 feet of vertical and an average annual snowfall of 514 inches, consistently ranks among Ski Magazine's Top 10 Resorts. Ski Magazine writes, "If snow is your obsession, Alta—No. 1 in the category—needs to be at the top of your life list." Note there is no snowboarding allowed at Alta, only skiing. Neighboring Snowbird, with 2,500 skiable acres and 3,240 feet of vertical, boasts an annual average 500 inches of buoyant Utah powder. "And all that fluff falls on some of the most amazing lines in North America, including the new Zone 5, a trail with are-you-kidding-me pitches," writes Ski Magazine. Alta and Snowbird are just 40 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Top-rated Cliff Lodge remains Snowbird's only ski-in, ski-out lodging. In addition to mountain- and canyon-view bedrooms, Cliff Lodge guests enjoy three restaurants, two lounges, two swimming pools, four hot tubs, a world-class spa, ski and snowboard lockers with boot dryers and a pro shop with ski and snowboard demo and rental amenities.

Ski Ride owners Brian & KC McCooey, with over 40 years of combined skiing & snowboarding experience around the world, have a special gift for enhancing the skiing/snowboarding experience and for stretching those who desire to ski-ride beyond their comfort zone. On Ski Ride trips, customers have the option to ski-ride and hang out with others in the group or do their own thing.

For more information on Ski Ride Tours destination ski packages, call (925) 680-4FUN or check out http://www.skiridetours.com.

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