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WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --, a leading travel research and planning website, is joining with Vail Mountain and RockResorts to launch the Spring Back to Vail travel contest. The contest winner will receive a trip for two to the Spring Back to Vail festival, taking place April 15-24, 2011.

To enter the Spring Back to Vailtravel challenge, contestants must write at least one review in's Ski & Snowboard Resort Guide by March 9, 2011.'s editors will then select the best review based on quality of content, originality and creativity. The winner will be announced on or before March 16, 2011. Users can find more details about the contest including rules at

The Spring Back to Vail contest winner will receive a three-day/two-night getaway for two to Vail, Colorado, including accommodations at RockResorts' Lodge at Vail, roundtrip airfare and lift tickets. In addition, the contest winner will have the chance to be's official Spring Back to Vail correspondent during the event and blog about their experiences on

"We are extremely happy to be able to join with Vail Resorts to offer one lucky winner a fantastic trip to the Spring Back to Vail event," says ski expert and editor, Pieter van Noordennen. "This is also a great opportunity for one of our readers to be a ski writer for a weekend and help us cover the biggest bash in the Rocky Mountains."

"We are thrilled to be a part of this contest and to share Vail's legendary 5,289 acres of skiable terrain, the iconic Lodge at Vail and the Spring Back to Vail experience with's users," said Adam Sutner, director of sales and marketing for Vail Mountain. "Spring Back to Vail has grown into the North American ski industry's premier mountain festival. In recent years Spring Back to Vail has featured names like Wyclef Jean, Kid Rock, O.A.R., Chris Isaak and the spectacular African pop band Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. We're especially proud to once again offer this caliber of world-class entertainment to our new and loyal guests, free of charge."


For ski enthusiasts looking to take that last getaway before the official end of ski season, has recently redesigned its Ski & Snowboard Resort Guide to include a variety of new features to help make planning a ski or snowboard adventure a breeze. This includes the ability for consumers to post reviews to more than 180 ski resorts in the United States.

Additional features in the new 2011 Ski & Snowboard Resort Guide include:

  • Real reviews of the top ski lodges in North America written by ski travel experts.
  • Photo galleries of top ski resorts, so skiers can see where they are going before they get there.
  • Up-to-date news feeds from of recent snow totals and weather conditions at ski resorts across the world, integrated into Google Maps to enable skiers to find the fresh powder.
  • Faceted search technology that enables rankings of 187 ski and snowboard resorts by interest (family skiing, powder skiing, snowboarding, groomers, etc.) orgeographic region.

To access's 2011 Ski & Snowboard Resort Guide or to post a review, visit

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