PARK CITY, Utah
- When the economy is tight, there's no better time to ski or snowboard than early or late in the winter season. Right around now, when skiers and riders start chewing through their restraints to bag that first run, resort property managers at Premier Resorts are setting money-saving early season package deals. Here's a brief round-up found at
One Night Free at Beaver Run in Breckenridge
- This full service resort located at the base of Peak 9 at the Breckenridge Ski Area offers a One Night Free package: pay for three nights and the fourth night is free. It applies to any room, from a hotel room up to a two-bedroom suite. Valid Nov. 14 - Dec. 22. Some restrictions apply. (For more information: 800 525 2253;
Make Tracks to Lakeland Village, So. Lake Tahoe
- Lakeland Village in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., is offering its First Tracks Ski/Board Package: two nights in a deluxe studio with a fireplace, kitchen, private balcony, and two lift tickets per person at a daily choice of six world-class mountain resorts - Heavenly, Sierra-At-Tahoe, Kirkwood, Squaw Valley USA, Northstar, or Mt. Rose.
The package includes a welcome wine basket and deluxe continental breakfast each morning. The deal is $199 per person, based on double occupancy, plus tax and fee. Valid opening day (approximately Nov. 23) through Dec. 23, 2008. Upgrades are available to a one-bedroom suite for another $30 per person. (For more information on Lakeland Village: 800 822 5969,
Deer Valley's Exceptional and Maximum Values -
Deer Valley Lodging has teamed up with Deer Valley Resort to create exclusive Exceptional Value Lift & Lodging Packages. EVP packages combine deluxe accommodations at a variety of luxury Deer Valley Lodging properties, plus discounted lift tickets to famed Deer Valley Resort, starting at just $208 per person per night. EVP packages are available for select periods throughout the season, and depending on availability and time of season, offer up to a 25% discount on lodging and lift tickets. EVP packages require a minimum three-night stay, and are currently being offered Dec. 6 through Dec. 25 and other non-holiday periods.
To make Exceptional Value Lift & Lodging Packages even more affordable, Deer Valley Lodging has introduced exclusive Maximum Value Lift & Lodging Packages, which offer an early bird incentive for booking by Sept. 30, 2008. MVP packages take already discounted Exceptional Value Package rates on lodging and lift tickets, and adds a free night of lodging and free day of skiing. A minimum three night stay is required, and MVP packages are only available Dec. 6 through 25, 2008, and March 29 through April 12, 2009. (For more information:
or call 800 453 3833).
Make it Happen in Sun Valley -
Stay in a slope-side Warm Springs two- bedroom condominium with full kitchen, fireplace and common area hot tub for $116 per person per day including lift ticket. Offer valid Nov. 27 - Dec. 14, 2008. The package is based on quad occupancy for stays of three nights or more.
Kids ages 15 and under ski free when staying in a Premier Resorts property. Maximum of one child per parent will receive a free lift ticket for the same number of days the parent has purchased one. Limit two free child tickets per condominium. Valid Nov. 27 - Dec. 14, 2008. The chances are great that early season snow will be superb: Sun Valley has the world's largest top to bottom (3,400 vertical feet) automated snowmaking system. (For more information: 800 635 4444;
About Premier Resorts
Premier Resorts International has an inventory of over 2,850 units (8,000 individual rooms) in nine states in the United States, plus Mexico. Its ski, beach and golf resort locations are in Orlando, Fla.; South Lake Tahoe, California; Breckenridge, Vail and Telluride, Colorado; Kauai and Maui, Hawaii; Sun Valley, Idaho; Bend, Oregon; Park City, Utah; North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; San Juan Islands, Washington; and Los Cabos, Mexico. It is headquartered at 1375 Deer Valley Drive South, Park City, Utah 84060; tel. 800 882 4754;premier-resorts.com.