Unbeatable Bargains: Far West


Check out these great deals¿some of the Pacific Northwest's best for the new millennium¿and save big this season.CALIFORNIA

Lake Tahoe
Designed specifically for SKI readers, the Sierra-at-Tahoe Fantasy Ski Package costs $129 per night, per couple at South Lake Tahoe's Fantasy Inn. It includes an oversized room with a whirlpool spa, a bottle of wine, continental breakfast, two lift tickets and transportation to the resort. Offer valid Sunday through Thursday, excluding holiday periods. Call (800) 367-7736.

àƒ,à‚•At Homewood Mountain Resort, families (two adults and two kids 10 and under) ski for $38 on Wednesdays from Jan. 5 through the end of the season. Bring a new toy for the "Ho-Ho Homewood" Toy Drive on Dec. 17, and ski or ride for just $5.


Brundage Mountain Resort
Brundage offers a night's lodging at the Hotel McCall, lift ticket and breakfast for $49 per person. The Heartland Inn is offering the same for $50. Valid Nov. 9-Dec. 23 and March 15-April 9. Call the Hotel at (208) 634-8105 and the Inn at (888) 509-7400.

Sun Valley
Seven Theme Weeks packages will be offered this season: Sun Valley Value Week, Club Sun Valley/Singles Week, Prime Time Special I & II for Seniors, Sun Valley Ski Club Week, the Spring Special and the Sunshine Special. All include seven nights' lodging, five days' lifts, parties, ski races and more. Theme weeks for seniors 60 years or older start at $412 per person; other packages range from $430-$488. Call (800) 634-3347 or go to www.visitsunvalley.com.


Mt. Hood Meadows
You can receive a $20 day/night lift ticket any day of the season if you're staying at one of 16 participating lodging establishments. The ticket, normally $46, is valid from 9 am-10 pm Wednesdays through Sundays and from 9 am-4 pm Mondays and Tuesdays. Double occupancy rates range from $39-$79 per night. Call (800) 754-4663.