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NextGreatTrip, Mountain Collective team up to deliver mystery, luxury, powder

September 17, 2014, 10:58 am

NextGreatTrip, in partnership with the Mountain Collective is offering skiers and riders a chance to chase the powder this February, staying in luxury accommodations and flying via private chartered jets. The trip begins with two days of first chair access to Aspen Snowmass’ pristine terrain.

powder skiing at Aspen

Powder skiing at Aspen (Aspen Skiing Company photo).

The mystery part? Guests won’t know which slopes they’ll be tackling on the next two days of their trip, only that it will be one of four domestic Mountain Collective destinations (AltaSnowbird, Jackson Hole, Mammoth or Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows). Guests will be flown to the destination that has the best snow and weather conditions at the time of the trip.

The journey begins and ends in Aspen, although guests will have the option to fly via private charter from Aspen to Denver at no additional charge at the end of the trip. A celebrity athlete will accompany guests for the duration of the trip, providing insights and serving as an expert guide. Each guest receives a Mountain Collective Pass, valid for the entire 2014-2015 season at all seven Mountain Collective destinations. A few additional perks include early access to the lifts for first tracks, complimentary breakfast each morning and apres ski cocktails and snacks.

Starting at $4,950 per person, this experience includes:

  • Mountain Collective 2014-2015 Pass (14 days of skiing at seven destinations)
  • Luxury lodging for four nights – two nights at the Limelight Hotel in Aspen & two nights at a Mountain Collective destination resort
  • Private chartered round trip flight between Aspen Snowmass and the Mystery Destination, with option to fly back to Denver from Aspen on the return flight
  • All ground transportation between airports and destinations
  • Breakfast each day
  • Welcome reception in Aspen
  • Celebrity athlete host
  •  Apres ski cocktails and snacks in-flight

mountain collective logoThe Mountain Collective is an alliance of seven of North America’s preeminent ski destinations: AltaSnowbird; Aspen Snowmass; Jackson Hole; Mammoth; Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine; Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows; and Whistler Blackcomb. The seven independent destinations are offering snow riders a combined season pass. The Mountain Collective Pass gives pass holders two days at each of the seven destinations for a total of 14 days at top-rated ski destinations in North America. Pass holders also receive lodging discounts, reduced pricing on additional lift tickets and a complimentary 1-year Protect Our Winters membership.

“Mountain Collective has always been about collaboration and innovation, essentially linking together incredible experiences at the best destinations in North America,” said Christian Knapp, \ice President Marketing, Aspen Snowmass.  “We’re excited to be working with NextGreatTrip to deliver on that promise with a previously unattainable multi-resort adventure.”

NextGreatTrip offers travelers an upscale, comfortable solution to the traditional hassles of flying commercial air – no long security lines, lost baggage, delays, layovers, overcrowded flights or mediocre customer service. Guests enjoy direct flights, shaving hours off commute times and gaining access to remote destinations, enabling them to spend more time enjoying their destination instead of reaching it. NextGreatTrip guests receive personalized, first-class service – flights depart from private terminals, ground transportation is pre-arranged between airports and resorts, and cocktails and food are served inflight.

“Our core mission is to take advantage of the convenience and flexibility of charter airplanes to craft experiences of a lifetime for groups of travelers that would otherwise be impossible using commercial flights,” said NextGreatTrip Founder and CEO, Tom Filippini. “We’re honored to partner with the Mountain Collective to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience two of the best ski resorts in the world in a single unforgettable trip.”

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