The fact that the Super Bowl falls in the middle of a traditionally snow-heavy weekend might escape the notice of less sports-minded skiers, but true (American) football-loving powder hounds have the date permanently marked on their vacation calendars.
How often can one eat wings, watch football on a massive-screen TV and make powder turns all in the same weekend? These vacation packages make it possible, with extra perks to sweeten the deal:
Where to Go: Park City | The Deal: Super Bowl on the Slopes
The perks: Gourmet food, local brews, ski-in/ski-out lodging and concierge service to make everything easy.
Go all out: Spring for a home with an in-home, stadium-seat theater like the one pictured below at King’s Estate, a 6-bedroom ski-in/ski-out pad by Resorts West at Deer Valley Resort.
Where to Go: Mount Hood | The Deal: NFL Weekends
The perks: Round-trip transportation from Portland to Mount Hood Meadows and special pricing on lift tickets, meals and rentals.
Go all out: Stay at The Heathman Hotel in Portland and end your day with a steak at the restaurant and a Huckleberry Mule at their swanky bar.
Where to Go: Tahoe | The Deal: Rock & Ride with Hard Rock & Heavenly
The perks: This one almost isn’t fair. To celebrate the grand opening of the Hard Rock Lake Tahoe, you can add a swag bag worth $300 to your stay and hit the casinos while you’re at it.
Go all out: Skip the Double Queen room and go for the Suite. Better yet, ask about the yet-to-be-unveiled Poolside Terrace Suite.
Where to Go: Ski Brule | The Deal: Super Bowl Bash Weekend
The perks: In true Midwestern style, this Michigan resort will host a tailgate party with giveaways, BBQ and tubing.
Go all out: Choose a Brule Village Chalet like “Heaven’s Window” for space, privacy and access to family-friendly activities like cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.