Best Bargains 2003: Odds and Ends in SKI Country


Mount Cranmore, N.H.
Book a two-night stay Sunday through Friday at the Darby Field Inn, in Albany, N.H., eight miles from Cranmore, and get a free private sleigh ride for two people. Offer not valid Saturday nights, unless it includes a three-night stay Friday through Sunday. It's also not valid holidays or vacation weeks. 800-426-4147,

Over the Hill Gang
Peer grouping for the age 50-plus members delivers discounts as high as 35 percent on lift tickets, equipment rentals, lodging and vacation packages (domestic and European). Discounts vary from year to year, but last year, bargains were available at more than 100 ski areas, and there were more than 100 offers for travel and lodging discounts. 719-389-0022;

Steamboat Springs, Colo.
If you're visiting Steamboat before Dec. 21, check out the "Winter Sol-Stice Specials" at the Sol Day Spa. This full-service spa offers 30 percent discounts on classic 30-, 50- and 80-minute massage treatments from the start of ski season until Dec. 21. Ask for the "Winter Sol-Stice Specials" when booking. 970-871-9765;

Tubbs Snowshoe Company
Tubbs insists that snowshoeing is a family sport and has a deal to prove it. The company is offering a 50 percent rebate (up to $25) on all junior snowshoes with the purchase of two pairs of adult snowshoes. Buyers can pick up a Family Rebate Program coupon when they purchase the snowshoes. The deal is valid through Jan. 31. 800-882-2748;