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Hit the Peaks Without Peak Prices: CheapTickets.com Identifies This Year’s Top 10 Bargain Mountain Retreats For Late Summer and Fall Travel

Popular Ski Destinations Offer Budget-Friendly Fun During Summer and Fall Off-Season
Plus, Save On Hotels Using Promotion Code ‘MOUNTAIN18’

CHICAGO, Aug. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CheapTickets.com®, a leading seller of discounted travel products, has identified the top 10 mountain getaways across the U.S. for savvy travelers looking to beat the heat and save some money as summer draws to a close and the fall begins.1 Hotel savings at these destinations range from 15 percent to over 50 percent as compared to the peak season in the first quarter of the year.

"It's easy to forget that some of North America's top skiing destinations are also great summer and fall retreats," said CheapTickets.com travel expert Justine McDonald. "Our latest data reveals that the budget-minded traveler will find off-season travel to key mountain towns a true bargain. Not only are hotel prices lower, but crowds are lighter, and a wealth of summer and fall activities are sure to appeal to every generation."

CHEAPTICKETS.COM’S TOP MOUNTAIN DESTINATIONS FOR OFF-SEASON TRAVEL
Editors scoured the country and analyzed CheapTickets.com data to find popular ski destinations that offer some of the greatest off-season savings, then narrowed those down to the top 10 on this listed based on their region as well as their selection of summer and fall activities.

Overall, Colorado dominates the list, occupying four of the 10 spots, but the East and West Coast are also well-represented with destinations like Stowe, Vt. and Snowshoe, W.Va., as well as Mammoth Lakes, Calif. and Truckee, Calif. The greatest savings can be found in Park City, Utah, where travelers opting for a trip in the late summer or early fall can save, on average, over 50 percent as compared to peak season.

Savings of over 50%
Park City, Utah
Savings of 35 to 50%
Winter Park, Colo.
Vail, Colo.
Snowshoe, W. Va.
Breckenridge, Colo.
Savings of 15 to 30%
Truckee, Calif.
Stowe, Vt.
Aspen, Colo.
McCall, Idaho
Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

CHEAPTICKETS.COM STAFF PICKS AND SAMPLE FARES FOR OFFSEASON MOUNTAIN GETAWAYS

Stowe, Vt. – Stowe is a great spot to beat the heat during the dog days of summer. From zip lining and rock climbing to golf and horseback riding, Stowe makes a great getaway for the active traveler. Also, take in gorgeous views of the area from the newly refurbished Stowe Gondola SkyRide.

Sample Hotel Rate: Stay 3 nights at the 3-star Butler House from $452.432
Travel Dates: August 18 – 21

Park City, Utah – As part of a new summer experience at Utah Olympic Park, travelers can bring a little winter fun to the warmer months and tube down the landing hill of a Nordic Ski Jump that is coated to make the experience as smooth as sliding down snow. Looking for something a little slower paced? Take a trip on a hot air balloon and take in the majestic Wasatch Mountains.

Sample Hotel Rate: Stay 3 nights at the 4-star Silverado Lodge, Park City – Canyons Village from $480.30
Travel Dates: August 22 – 25

Vail, Colo. – Vail is home to many outdoor festivals and events throughout the late summer and fall, including the two-weekend-long Vail Oktoberfest in September, which has fun activities for the whole family. Hiking and biking amidst the glorious scenery are other low-cost ways to take in the mountain air.

Sample Hotel Rate: Stay 3 nights at the 3-star Simba Run Vail Condominiums from $387.78
Travel Dates: September 12 – 15

Breckenridge, Colo. – With 2,500 feet of coaster track, the Gold Runner Alpine Coaster takes travelers, who control their cars’ speed, on a wild ride through the forest. Visitors can also hike up to Mohawk Lakes to explore an old mining area or take in the picturesque views.

Sample Hotel Rate: Stay 3 nights at the 3-star Tyra by Wyndham Vacation Rentals from $393.06
Travel Dates: September 22 – 25

Mammoth Lakes, Calif. – Check out Minaret Vista for one of the best views of California’s Sierra Nevada range or hop in a kayak to explore Mono Lake, which happens to sit on one of the biggest bird migratory paths in North America. There is no shortage of summer activities for every type of traveler.

Sample Hotel Rate: Stay 3 nights at the 3.5-star Mammoth Estates Rentals from $478.80
Travel Dates: September 13 – 16

SAVE ON CHEAPTICKETS.COM OFFSEASON RETREATS
Now through August 14, use promo code ‘MOUNTAIN18’ to save 18 percent on CheapTickets.com’s best hotel deals.3 For complete terms and conditions, visit https://www.cheaptickets.com/g/rf/mountain18-18percent-coupon-terms. Also, learn more about all what these destinations offer in the late summer and early fall on the CheapTickets.com Blog.

1 Destinations selected based on highest percentage savings as well as region and selection of summer/fall activities. Percentage savings were calculated on 7/15/16 by taking the average price for all hotel bookings to mountain-based destinations on CheapTickets.com in the third quarter 2016 and comparing this data with the average price for all hotel bookings to those same destinations purchased on CheapTickets.com in the first quarter (peak season) 2016.
2 All sample rates shown were accurate and available on CheapTickets.com on 7/21/16 for travel in the third quarter of 2016 on the travel dates specified in each of the sample fares and may not represent current prices because our real-time pricing booking engine is constantly updating prices and availability. Hotel prices shown are for two adults and include applicable taxes and fees, and will vary by selected day of arrival and departure, length of stay, hotel selected, hotel room category, and availability.
3 MOUNTAIN18 - Subject to the restrictions set out in these terms and conditions, the 18% promotion code may be applied to a qualifying stand-alone hotel (not a hotel booking in combination with any other product such as flight + hotel, or flight +hotel + car) booked online with CheapTickets.com between August 1, 2016 12:01AM CT and August 14, 2016 11:59PM CT, for 1 or more nights for travel between August 1, 2016, and December 31, 2016. Qualifying bookings instantly receive 18% off at check-out through the use of the promotion code. Limit one discount per hotel room and one promotion code per itinerary. Exclusions may apply and most major hotel chains are excluded. The promotion code cannot be redeemed against taxes, supplier fees, cancellation or change fees/penalties, administrative fees or other miscellaneous charges, which are the sole responsibility of the customer. Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason. Promotion codes are non-transferable, not for resale, and cannot be combined with other offers or used for any booking previously made. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. CheapTickets reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion. Usual booking terms and conditions apply (see https://www.cheaptickets.com/p/info-other/legal.htm) and all bookings are subject to availability.

About CheapTickets.com

CheapTickets.com is a seller of discounted leisure travel products. CheapTickets.com provides consumers access to its collection of airfares on hundreds of airlines. In addition to cheap flights, CheapTickets.com’s family of discounted travel products includes cheap hotels, cheap cruises, cheap rental cars, cheap vacation packages, vacation rentals, last minute trips and event tickets. CheapTickets.com now offers the CheapCash loyalty program where customers can earn rewards towards hotel stays when booking flights through the website or mobile apps. Follow CheapTickets.com on Facebook and Twitter for more cheap travel deals and giveaways. Founded in 1986, CheapTickets.com is owned by Expedia, Inc., one of the world's leading travel companies.

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