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Liftopia

November 07, 2011 10:00 ET

Rent Your Own Ski Resort This Winter on Liftopia

Experience Plattekill Mountain, Camden Snow Bowl, Mt Abram and Whaleback Mountain With 200 of Your Closest Friends and Family

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 7, 2011) - If you've ever dreamed of having an entire ski mountain to yourself and your closest friends with no lift lines and nothing but open terrain, Liftopia is making it a reality for skiers and boarders in the tri-state New York and New England regions. Liftopia, the largest online retailer of lift tickets and mountain resort activities, has partnered with Plattekill Mountain in Roxbury, New York; Mt Abram in Greenwood, Maine; Camden Show Bowl in Camden, Maine; and Whaleback in Enfield, New Hampshire to offer an exclusive mid-week full mountain rental. It's the perfect day trip for a party with friends, a family reunion, fundraiser, or corporate event.

"An exclusive offering such as the Plattekill Mountain, Camden Snow Bowl, Whaleback and Mt Abram private-mountain rental is a great example of the type of high-value ski experience we are working to provide this season on Liftopia," said Ron Schneidermann, co-founder and COO of Liftopia. "We love having the opportunity to work with our mountain resort partners to give skiers and boarders new experiences at great values, while helping resorts expand their customer base and get more folks on their mountain."

Plattekill Mountain is only three hours (153 miles) outside of New York City and offers skiers and boarders access to 35 trails of varied terrain for every ability level. Attendees will receive discounted rates on rentals and lessons and have access to all of the facilities including chairlifts and food and beverage concessions. The Tubing Hill can also be rented in conjunction with the mountain or on its own for four hours at a time. See below for pricing and details.

Plattekill Private Full Mountain Rental

  • $3,000 for 250 people (additional charge for more participants)
  • Mondays through Thursdays (non holidays) in January, February and March, based on availability
  • Discounted rates on rentals and lessons
  • Access to all facilities including chairlifts and food and beverage concessions
  • Seven hour timeframe tailored to your group's request
  • Must be booked seven days in advance

Plattekill Private Tubing Park Rental

  • $900 for four hours for up to 75 people (additional charge for more participants)
  • Mondays through Thursdays (non holidays) in January, February and March, based on availability
  • Four hour timeframe based on group's request
  • Must be booked seven days in advance

Plattekill Private Mountain + Tubing Park Rental

  • $3,600 for up to 250 guests (additional charge for more guests)
  • Discounted rates on rentals and lessons
  • Access to all facilities including chairlifts and food and beverage concessions
  • Tubing Park for a designated four-hour time period during the day (Note: the beginner area of the mountain cannot be used while the Tubing park is open)
  • Monday through Thursdays (non holidays) in January, February and March, based on availability
  • Seven-hour timeframe based on group's request
  • Must be booked seven days in advance

Mt Abram boasts 44 trails of all ability terrain, five lifts, jib park, and Maine's first "Boundary to Boundary" ski policy, which increased the skiable and rideable area from 250 acres of trails to 550 acres of trails, glades, tree lines and powder stashes that humble some of the most experienced skiers and riders. Guests can design their own perfect ski day with anything from BBQ and brews to lobster and champagne après ski.

Mt Abram Private Mountain Rental

  • $4,600 for up to 250 people (additional charge for more guests)
  • Includes use of ski lifts and food and beverage facilities
  • Mondays through Wednesdays (non holidays), based on availability
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Must be booked seven days in advance

Mt Abram Private Mountain Rental, Intermediate and Expert Terrain Only

  • $2,800 for up to 250 people (additional charge for more guests)
  • Includes use of ski lifts and food and beverage facilities
  • Exclusive access to intermediate and expert terrain, beginner terrain and facilities for this area will be closed
  • Mondays through Wednesdays (non holidays), based on availability
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Must be booked seven days in advance

Only a two-hour drive from Boston, Whaleback Mountain has been a New England Family tradition since 1955. Enjoy 30 trails of classic New England skiing and riding without lift lines or crowded slopes.

Whaleback Private Full Mountain Rental

  • $3,000 for up to 200 people (additional charge for more guests)
  • Includes summit lift access and any/all open terrain (snow conditions may vary), access to the base lodge for changing, bathrooms, and water fountains, groomed terrain on major slopes and popular runs (special grooming upon request)
  • Arrangements can be made for learning area magic carpet and rope tow, food and beverage concessions, rental shop service, night skiing and extended lift operating time
  • Available for four hours on any non-holiday Monday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., based on availability and excluding holidays
  • Reservations required one week in advance

Camden Snow Bowl is the only ski area in the United States where you can get breath taking views of the Ocean from the summit. Just two hours from Portland, there are 15 trails and glades with a vertical drop of just under 1000 feet.

Camden Snow Bowl Private Full Mountain Rental

  • $5,000 for up to 250 guests (additional charge for more participants)
  • Includes summit lift access and any/all open terrain (snow conditions may vary), access to the base lodge for changing, bathrooms, and water fountains, groomed terrain on major slopes and popular runs (special grooming upon request)
  • Arrangements can be made for food and beverage service, rental shop service, extended lift operating time and night skiing
  • Available for four hours on Mondays and Tuesdays during non-holidays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., based on availability

Liftopia is a complete online ski marketplace, offering the largest source of ski lift tickets online with added deals on rentals, lessons, dining and other mountain-related activities and products. With deals at more than 150 resorts across North America, Liftopia offers skiers and snowboarders the ability to buy date-specific lift tickets and other on-mountain activities online and in advance for up to 80 percent off the ticket window prices.

Liftopia also offers detailed information on mountain resorts, including services, amenities, run difficulty and the ability to browse user reviews to help skiers and boarders research and choose the best resort for their needs. Participating resorts include major resorts in California, Colorado, Utah, New York, New England, British Columbia and Quebec, such as Park City, Aspen, Winter Park, Deer Valley, Copper, The Canyons, Mammoth, Kirkwood, Stowe, Sun Valley, Taos, Snowshoe, Mont Tremblant, Killington, Sunday River, Banff, and Whiteface.

About Liftopia
Liftopia is a robust online ski and mountain resort activity marketplace, offering the largest source of advance purchase ski lift ticket deals online in addition to rentals, lessons, dining and other mountain-related activities and products. With deals at more than 150 resorts across North America including Aspen/Snowmass, Park City, Winter Park, Sun Valley, and Stowe, Liftopia provides skiers and snowboarders the ability to buy date-specific lift tickets and other on-mountain activities online and in advance for up to 80% off the ticket window prices. By committing to date-specific, non-refundable tickets, skiers and riders are able to get deep discounts at the resorts they love. Liftopia's proprietary technology enables ski resorts to better manage inventory, revenue, yield and pricing during high- and low-demand periods. Founded in 2005, Liftopia is headquartered in San Francisco and backed by leading institutional and angel investors. For more information visit the Liftopia blog or follow the company on Facebook (www.facebook.com/liftopia) and Twitter (@Liftopia).