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Defrost your sense of adventure and chill out with this week's two-night escape to Manor Vail Lodge.

You and your snow bunny will spend two nights in a studio condominium overlooking the sights of Vail, Colorado between now and 1 October ($239), 2 October and 8 November ($219), or 24 November and 6 December ($299).

Set just a snowball's throw away from the area's most popular attractions — including Vail Mountain and Vail Village — the location is perfect for adventure seekers and seasoned shoppers. You can stir up a flurry of fun on the property, which features two outdoor heated pools and four hot tubs. Or, melt away stress with a massage at the Spa for an additional fee.

Vail is the nation's largest ski resort by area, so put any reservations about your abilities on ice and hit the slopes while you are here. The lodge is situated right at the base of Golden Peak, so you can hop on Chair 6 and be on the back bowls in no time.

"For terrain, Vail is our favourite mountain in the state," Lonely Planet says. "Wide open and immense, the back bowls (which cater to intermediate and expert skiers) are nothing short of spectacular, especially on a powder day. Locals must agree, because they flock here by the SUV-load each weekend."

Even if the slopes aren't open yet, you can still spend your day in a perfect storm of activity. Take in the fresh mountain air with some fly-fishing, biking, or hiking. Or, plow through a good book in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate.

In the evening, freeze for a while at the Fitz and sip a Hot Caramel Apple cocktail while admiring the gorgeous Gore Creek views before heading to Sweet Basil for dinner. Request a window table at the Zagat-rated restaurant and enjoy New American dishes like sea scallop crudo and grilled Colorado lamb T-bones. If you prefer something more casual, head to hot spot Vendetta's for pizza and beer.

Don't wait to bundle up your belongings and escape to the Rocky Mountains.

Escape kit

  • A two-night stay for two in a studio condominium from now to 1 October ($239)
  • Or, from 2 October to 8 November ($219)
  • Or, from 24 November to 6 December ($299)
  • Reserve deal by 6 September

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes. For more inspiration, read about how Vail has one of the best ‘après-ski’ spots in the Americas.

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