Every year around this time, I trumpet one thing. Take Super Bowl Monday off as a vacation day and hit the slopes! With the Patriots back in the big game and looking to rewrite NFL history, I cannot stress this enough, yet again.
I was up in Killington, VT last weekend for skiing and the games. I took in the football at the Lookout Bar & Grill. They have a great, giant (no pun intended) selection of HD flat screen televisions.
Tip: Get there (or wherever you are going up in the Killington region) early to secure a good seat/spot to view the game.
Warning: There is an old skiers adage about Killington being the last stop on the NYC subway. Lots of Geeeeeee-Men fans up there…
Observation: It is always fun watching NY fans undergo defeat, especially in person.
So, this preempts my annual Super Bowl events entry, but the press release below was worth passing along.
Press Release from Killington, VT
WINNING SUPER BOWL FANS TO RECEIVE FREE SKIING AT VERMONT’S KILLINGTON RESORT
KILLINGTON, VT (January 24, 2008) – Vermont’s Killington Resort, long considered prime cheering territory for New York and Massachusetts sports fans, is offering free lift tickets to winning Giants or Patriots fans who book a two- or three-day Super Bowl Ski and Stay Package.
“This is the ultimate deal for fans of the New York Giants and New England Patriots who visit Killington Resort to experience outstanding skiing and riding conditions and watch the big game,” said Dave Rathbun, director of sales and marketing for Killington Resort. “Not only will there be more than 100 big screen TVs broadcasting the game up and down Killington Road, but guests can win free lift tickets to return later this season if their team wins the Super Bowl.”
Skiers and riders who book a two- or three-night Super Bowl Ski and Stay Package, arriving any night from Sunday Jan. 27 through Sunday Feb. 3, may choose either a “Giants” or “Patriots” two- or three-day lift ticket in support of their team. If their team wins the Super Bowl they receive a FREE lift ticket voucher of equal duration for a return visit this season to Killington. Two-day Ski and Stay packages start at $112 per person, per night.
Packages must be booked online or by calling 800-621-MTNS a minimum of 48 hours prior to arrival. The Super Bowl Ski and Stay offer is valid for new bookings only and may not be combined with any other discount or promotion, and is not valid for tour operator, group or conference stays. Lift tickets may not be changed or canceled after booking. Winning team vouchers are non-transferable, issued in the name of the guest, and must be exchanged in conjunction with a matching photo ID upon return visit at any resort ticket window. Winning team two- or three-day vouchers are valid from Feb. 4, 2008 through the end of the 2007/08 season.
With more than 100 restaurants, bars and nightclubs throughout the region, Killington Resort is the number one spot in ski country to enjoy a great weekend of skiing and the famous Killington Road to catch the game. Below is a sampling of just some of the Super Bowl celebrations on tap at Killington:
The Wobbly Barn
Catch the big game on the 10 TVs, two big screens and a huge on-stage projection screen. Plus food and drink specials and The Wobbly Nacho Bar!
Jax Food & Games:
Featuring the big game on a 10-foot digital HD big screen, and seven additional HD big screens. Plus $3 Bud Light and Budweiser draft specials.
Lookout Bar & Grill:
Free Wings from 3-6 p.m., with the game broadcast on nine HD TVs and a great atmosphere.
Nine huge TVs to watch the game! Plus, pizza and drink specials and a Football Jersey Give Away!
Santa Fe Steakhouse:
Annual Super Bowl Bash with free pizza, wings and more! Large Screen TVs, watch the Game in leather couches and comfortable chairs, while enjoying drink specials.
Moguls Sports Pub:
Killington’s sports headquarters with 17 TVs broadcasting the big game, plus drink and food specials.
A complete listing of bars and restaurants in the Killington region is available at Killington.com.