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Smart Deals: Sonnenalp Hotel’s Ski Safari

The Sonnenalp Hotel, Vail
The Sonnenalp Hotel, Vail

What’s the Deal: The Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail is one of my favorite ski hotels in the world, a gracious old-world family-run property that has seemingly been magically airlifted from the Alps.  The Sonnenalp Hotel’s Ski Safari is a package that gives guests the opportunity to ski and ride four of Colorado’s top resorts in four days, all while being guided by one of the world’s best skiers, Olympian Sarah Schleper, and Sonnenalp Hotel owner Johannes Faessler.

The Details:  Ski the slopes at Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge or any combination of the four, depending on which resort offers the best ski conditions for the day. Ski Safari at the Sonnenalp Hotel includes: five nights lodging, a four-day lift ticket, breakfast each morning at the Sonnenalp Hotel, daily transportation to and from the hotel to the mountain, a ski guide for four days and two cocktail receptions for the group.

Backstory: Sarah Schleper is a four-time Olympian and FIS Alpine Ski World Cup winner. Throughout her 15 year skiing career, Schleper took part in 186 World Cup races and achieved four podium finishes including one victory.  The VailValley has been her home her entire life.

Fine Print: The Ski Safari Package is available from Jan. 12-17, 2014; Feb. 9-14, 2014 and Mar. 30- Apr. 4, 2014. The cost of this ski adventure is $3,530 for double occupancy and $2,700 for single occupancy.

Booking: Visit http://sonnenalp.com/skisafari/index.html

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