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Ski Deals Starting at $99 Available Now

HARTFORD, CT, January 23, 2004 - With the early snowfall this season, Connecticut skiing conditions are favorable and, this winter, Connecticut properties are offering ski and stay packages that will warm up value-conscious travelers searching for a nearby winter getaway, especially for families wanting a quick ski getaway. This year's Connecticut's ski and stay package deals include:

Ski and Stay Package, Cornwall Bridge, CT
Built in 1821, Cornwall Inn is a historic inn situated upon three acres of land, which borders a Preservation Land Trust and provides a relaxing and tranquil environment for travelers. The package includes:

  • One-night's accommodation
  • Two-for-one ski passes to Mohawk Mountain
  • Complimentary continental breakfast

Cost begins at $99, double occupancy, or $149 for four persons per room, and is valid through March 2004. Tax is not included. For more information, call (860) 672-6884 or visit www.cornwallinn.com.

Ski and Snuggle Package, Lakeville, CT
Nestled in the Litchfield and Berkshire Foothills, the Wake Robin Inn has been a vacation destination for couples and families for more than a century. The package includes:

  • One-night's accommodation
  • Discounted ski passes to Mohawk Mountain
  • Complimentary breakfast and a copy of the New York Times 

Cost begins at $99 double occupancy and tax is not included Package is valid through March 2004. For more information, call (860) 435-2200 or www.wakerobininn.com.

Winter Wanderings Package, Pomfret, CT
Enjoy accommodations at the Daniel Trowbridge House, a home built in 1733 by a young colonist who farmed and raised his family in the home that bears his name. Today the B&B still sits on 80 of the original 100 acres of land.

  • Two-night's accommodations
  • Hearty, multi-course breakfast each morning
  • A three-course dinner at one of the area's top restaurants: Harvest, Vine Bistro or the Inn at Woodstock (alcohol and tax not included)
  • Admission to Old Sturbridge Village
  • A traditional afternoon of tea at Mrs. Bridge's Pantry
  • Cross country-skiing, hiking or ice skating on the 80 acres of land surrounding the B&B
  • All tax and gratuity included

At a 20% savings, cost is $185 double occupancy and excludes certain blackout dates. Package is valid through March 2004. For more information, call (860) 974-3622 or www.danieltrowbridgehouse.com.

Ski enthusiasts can also obtain suggestions for tailored ski getaways on the Connecticut Tourism Division's official web site, www.ctbound.org, as part of its innovative 52 Getaways program. By clicking onto Getaway #38 - Ski Down, Across visitors can access a ski itinerary which includes: Mohawk Mountain, featuring night skiing; Ski Sundown, offering challenging moguls and snowboarding; and White Memorial Foundation, a conservation park providing 60km of untouched nature trails for cross-country skiing. Travelers will also want to check out other ski opportunities in Connecticut at Woodbury Ski Area in Woodbury at www.woodburyskiarea.com, Mount Southington Ski Area in Southington at www.mountsouthington.com or Powderidge in Middlefield at www.powderridgect.com.

For more information please call 1-800-CT BOUND (1-800-282-6863) or www.ctbound.org.

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Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
Ed Dombroskas
Tourism Division Director
Tel: (860) 270-8080
E-mail: edward.dombroskas@po.state.ct.us


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