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Shape Up for the Ski Season in the Shadow of North America's Top Ski Mountain
Vail Cascade Offers Special Ski Conditioning Weekends in November

VAIL, Colo. - Oct. 6, 2008 - As the winter season approaches, skier and snowboarders have an opportunity to shape up at altitude in the backyard of the top ski mountain in North America as the Vail Cascade, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, offers two special Ski Conditioning Boot Camp weekends in November.

During the weekends of Oct. 31-Nov. 2 and Nov. 2-9, 2008, skiers and riders can shape up for the season with the resort's Ski Conditioning Boot Camp lodging package starting at $109 per night. The offer includes a one-night hotel stay, access to Aria Spa & Club, admission to ski conditioning and athletic yoga classes at Aria, and continental breakfast. Guests can also enjoy 40 percent off of treatments at Aria Spa; the ideal remedy for soothing newly relocated ski and snowboard muscles.

During these two special weekends, Aria Club is adding six ski- and snowboard-specific conditioning classes, four ski conditioning classes and two athletic yoga classes to an already packed schedule of training opportunities.

"Vail Cascade's Aria Club has become known locally as the best place to get in shape for the season," said Dan Timm, general manager of Aria Spa & Club. "Our ski conditioning classes have become legendary. We wanted to open these classes and our expertise to anyone interested in fine-tuning their training technique to maximize time on the mountain this winter."

Aria Club is the fitness facility of choice for Vail Valley residents, visiting guests and professional athletes. In addition to an extensive list of athletic pursuits, including high-tech machines, an indoor running track, tennis courts, racquetball and squash courts, a basketball gymnasium, an outdoor swimming pool, and a calendar full of unique classes, the Club's training staff sets this gem apart.

"The Ski Conditioning Boot Camp package is ideally timed for those hoping to be physically ready for opening day at Vail Mountain on November 21," added Timm.

In addition, Aria Spa is offering 40 percent off all spa services (excluding Songs of the Mountains packages and waxing) and 20 percent off all nail services through Nov. 15, 2008. Aria is recognized locally and nationally as one of the top spas in the Vail Valley and in Colorado.

The 292-room Vail Cascade Resort & Spa provides slope-side access to the largest single-mountain ski resort in North America. The mountainside resort offers 27 suites, and more than 80 spacious condominiums and private homes to choose from.

Nestled at the base of Vail Mountain, Vail Cascade, which is completing a $30 million renovation, is Vail's only ski-in/ski-out AAA Four Diamond resort. The property was also recently listed as one of the top world-class mountain resorts in Conde Nast Traveler. An abundance of off-slope activities also abound including snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, dog-sled rides, winter fly-fishing, ice climbing, indoor and outdoor ice skating, hot air balloon rides and hut trips.

The Vail Cascade features the 78,000-square-foot Aria Spa & Club. The Spa offers more than 10,000 square feet of rest and relaxation found in 14 treatment rooms. Guests also can train and take advantage of one of the fitness center's many programs from group classes to personalized instruction. After an afternoon of working out at the fitness center or in nature's playground, guests can refuel at Chap's Grill & Chophouse, Colorado's only AAA Four-Diamond chophouse.

To reserve a Vail Cascade Ski Conditioning Boot Camp package call 800-420-2424 or visit and use promotion code SKIBOOTCAMP. Vail Cascade's Ski Conditioning Boot Camp package is based upon double occupancy and reservations are based upon availability; restrictions may apply. The price listed does not include taxes or resort fee and this offer is not valid for group business.

For more information about Vail Cascade or Aria Spa, visit or call 800-420-2424.

The Vail Cascade is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company, headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo., features a portfolio of more than 7,000 guest rooms, 10 golf courses and 12 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Houston, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit


For high resolution, downloadable images of the Vail Cascade, please visit

Emily Jacob McCormack, for Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, (970) 331-6145,

Kristin Yantis Mettler, for Vail Cascade Resort & Spa, (775) 831-4422,

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