The Eagle Has Landed
Whether you're heading to Vail, Beaver Creek or Aspen, getting to Vail/Eagle County Airport will be easier than ever this year. Continental will be offering daily flights from Houston and Saturday flights from Newark, and United will have Saturday flights from both New York and Washington D.C. Vail Resorts: (800) 404-3535.
Lindenmeyr Travel has come up with an Austrian deal that's both luxurious and affordable. It includes round-trip airfare from New York or Boston to Zurich on Swiss Air, coach transfers, seven nights' accommodations at the four-star, ski-in/ski-out Hotel Angela in Lech, and a six-day ski pass good at St. Anton, St. Christoph, Zurs, Stuben and Lech. Lindenmeyr further sweetens the deal by including a daily buffet breakfast, afternoon tea and a six-course dinner. There's also an eighth night in Zurich at the Hotel Zum Storchen before departure. The price, per person, based on double occupancy, ranges from $1,810 in January to $2,020 in February. Lindenmeyr Travel: (800) 248-2807.
Sleeping In Sunday
Sunday River, better known for skiing than pampering, is making a move toward luxury with the opening of the Jordan Grand Hotel & Crown Club. Located at the base of Jordan Bowl, this 200-room hotel will offer studios as well as one- and two-bedroom units, most with a full kitchen and home-entertainment system. There's a heated outdoor pool, a full-service health club, two restaurants, on-site child care and valet parking. Prices for studios start at $109 per night, but a five-night package at $399, including five days of lift tickets, is the way to go. Sunday River Vacations: (800) 543-2SKI.
Tapas In Taos
The folks at the Inn at Snakedance in Taos Ski Valley insist you not go away hungry. You get seven nights' lodging, a six-day lift ticket, six morning group lessons in Taos' famed ski school and three meals per day at a restaurant that's one of the best in the valley. Prices start at $885 per person, double occupancy. Snakedance: (800) 322-9815.
The New Deal
Early birds can catch a deal at the recently opened slopeside Inn at Solitude. For $110 per night, you get a room for two at this luxury property. Offer is available Nov. 1-20. And until Dec. 20, get the same deal, plus a continental breakfast, for $180. Solitude Reservations: (800) 748-4SKI.