Springtime is "Special"

Springtime = Snow and Specials

April 23, 2010 and it has snowed all day.  Yes, even in springtime you can find fresh snow in Vail.  The incongruous look of daffodils and tulips peeking up from the snow highlights the adventure that staying in the Rocky Mountains provides.  The old saying, “If you don’t like the weather, stick around an hour—it’ll change” is so very true here.

In a recent blog, I wrote about how spoiled we Vailites can be when it comes to weather.  We rely heavily on Mother Nature’s whims, wishing for major powder days during winter, then wanting a magical switch to flip when our ski season is done, turning on sunny, pleasantly warm summer days.  But if that did occur, we would miss out on a chance to really appreciate all of the great deals that restaurants, spas and favorite stores have to offer. 

Years ago, businesses (for the most part) didn’t even bother with spring specials, they simply closed their doors for a month or two, but now we’ve learned that spring is a time to provide an added incentive for people to stay in the area, visit for the first (or umpteenth) time and come check out what the area offers without crowds and waitlists. 

I know that I’ll be doing my own version of spring celebration by utilizing our spa specials such as 40% off massage, facial and body treatments and getting finger and toenails summer-ready with 20% off mani-pedis at the spa.  And it’s high time I treated some of my extended local friends and family to a dinner out—with a phenomenal $33 prix fix menu at Atwater on Gore Creek (hey Dad, this time the check’s finally on me!).  And since I’m not trying to get into shorts and swimwear shape by hiking trails that are still on the slippery side, I have time to try that Zumba fitness class at Aria…800 calories burned an hour?!  Count me in!

So, yep, the spoiled life continues in Vail.  I watch the weather outside decide what it wants to do, while inside, I get every need attended to—-feel free to join me, just check out the rest of our website at www.vailcascade.com!

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