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    From the South to the Slopes!

    Louisiana heat got you down this winter? No worries! Here at Isle of Capri Casino Hotel® Lake Charles, we have just the cure. On Fridays and Saturdays in December, you’ll have the chance to win a great seasonal getaway: a ski trip to beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado!

    To enter the Hit the Slopes Giveaway, simply swipe at our kiosk for your free entry between 10 a.m. and 10:59 p.m. You can also earn additional entries based on play!

    We will select two winners every hour between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on drawing days to win $500 in FanPlay®. Then, at 11 p.m., one grand prize winner will win the vacation of a lifetime every Friday and Saturday night in the month of December.

    First Time Skier? No Problem!

    Now if you’re going to win this thing, there are a few things that you need to know about skiing. Whether you're a first timer or an expert on the slopes, here are some key tips to remember from the experts at Breckenridge before getting on the chairlift and starting your ride.

    • Adjust Your Altitude
      The lowest point at Breckenridge spans a massive 9,600 feet. The change in altitude can bring on mountain sickness due to dehydration. Quench your thirst with water or a sports drinks before, during and after your ride.

      Also, don't rush to complete your ski trip. Take your time and enjoy the scenery!
    • Protect Yourself with Proper Gear
      Certain factors may not seem obvious at first but can cause discomfort after you leave the mountain. At high altitudes, the sun can damage your skin and eyesight, so don a pair of goggles or sunglasses with UV protection and apply sunscreen regularly.

      Dress in warm layers of breathable clothing and consider investing in waterproof apparel. Experts suggest that you keep your ski boots unbuckled before arriving at the base of the chairlift. Carry your skis over your shoulder with ski poles in your hands to eliminate stress on your back.
    • Check Out the Rental Locations
      If you find yourself without skis or a snowboard, you can ease your worries by visiting one of the seven locations around town for your gear. Each season, Breck Sports® provides new state-of-the-art equipment for visitors to rent and return at the end of the day.
    • Plan Your Slopes
      Breckenridge may look massive, but the area is easy to navigate and provides many opportunities for skiers of all skill levels. Most beginner and intermediate trails are located at the bottom of the slopes. Steep and black terrains can be found at the top of the mountain for the experts. Consider a group or private lesson to learn all about this exciting winter sport.
    • Take Advantage of Free Transportation
      Breckenridge offers a free bus ride that spans the entire town. You can even find shared and private cars from the airport to the resorts. This complimentary service allows visitors to visit ski rental shops, restaurants and their lodging locations.

    Take a Break and Get Your Game On

    A ski trip can be an exciting getaway combining athleticism and stress relief. The view from the peaks in Colorado has been said to be indescribable and navigating the slopes can be an adrenaline adventure for new skiers and advanced snow bunnies alike.

    If you need a break from skiing, luck is just around the corner. Be sure to check out our sister properties in Black Hawk, Colorado, including Isle Casino Hotel® Black Hawk and Lady Luck Casino® Blackhawk, where you can spend the day dining and gaming!

    Visit us soon for the chance to win your dream skiing vacation to the snowy mountains of Colorado. A great getaway could be just the thing you need this season!

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