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ASPEN SKIING COMPANY, COLO.,
is bringing back its millennium pricing¿adult tickets (with access to all four mountains) as low as $39 per day. Guests who purchase lift passes before Dec. 1 will pay $234 for a six-day lift ticket ($39/day), $225 for a five-day lift ticket ($45/day) and $196 for a four-day lift ticket ($49/day). Purchase a six-day or more lift ticket online and you can also book a small group lesson for $39 (normally $99). If you book with an American Express card, a special concierge will help you customize an Aspen/Snowmass vacation. Call 800-525-6200 or visit www.aspensnowmass.com.
COPPER MOUNTAIN, COLO., offers premium studio condo units starting at $109 per night Nov. 4-Dec. 15 and again April 6-22 (three-night-minimum stay). That rate is also valid Sunday through Thursday, Jan. 4-March 5. Additional weekend nights cost $212, based on availability. Book by Dec. 15, and choose from a free equipment rental upgrade, free breakfast for two or a free afternoon adult group lesson. Call 888-263-5302.
CRESTED BUTTE, COLO., charges each child¿ages three to 16¿their age per day for lift tickets. There are no blackout days, no limit on the number of children in a family who get the discount and no minimum lodging stay. Call 800-544-8448.
JACKSON HOLE, WYO., turned a drab memoir of a lodge into the sleek Renaissance Resort and Spa. Check it out for a song Jan. 4-Feb. 12. Round-trip airfare on American Airlines, five nights’ lodging, a three-day lift pass, ground transfers and taxes start at $595 from Chicago, $599 from Newark. Call 800-525-7547 or visit www.skithewest.com.
LAKE LOUISE, ALB., and Sunshine Village are four to five hours drive from a luxe stay at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, where special deals await SKI Magazine readers. Marmot Basin ski area is within a half-hour drive of the Fairmont properties. The $99 per night rate includes breakfast, lift ticket and stay at one of three luxurious Canadian Rockies properties: The Fairmont Banff Springs, The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge or The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. The offer is valid from start of the ski season in mid-November through Jan. 31, excluding Dec. 20-Jan 2. Sunday arrival is required. Call 800-944-3533.
SNOWBIRD, UTAH, is the place to relax your sore muscles with the Spa Early Bird Package. The $980 package includes three nights’ lodging at the Cliff Lodge, three days’ skiing, three 50-minute spa treatments, three meals a day, ground transportation to and from the airport and unlimited use of the spa. (Package is good Sunday-Wednesday or Monday-Thursday, Dec. 24-March 29.) Call 800-453-3000.
TELLURIDE, COLO., offers built-in freebies with the Ski Free & More package. Prices start at $65 per night, based on minimum occupancy for lodging. Then, choose from a day of free skiing, a free ski/ride clinic, lunch on the mountain or a half-day of childcare for each night spent at participating properties. Call 800-854-3062 or visit www.telski.com.
VAIL RESORTS, COLO., introduces a new “Colorado Deal” pass that includes 10 days at five resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin). For $299 you’ll get one three-day pass and seven one-day passes that can be used at any of the resorts. At least one ticket must be redeemed by Jan. 31 to activate the pass, and the three-day pass (three out of five days from the first day used) must also be activated by that date. Blackout dates are Dec. 23-Jan. 6. A maximum of two $149 child passes can be purchased when an adult pass is purchased. (Exceptions for single parents may be made at time of sale.) Call 303-504-5870 or visit www.vail.com, www.beavercreek.com, www.breckenridge.com or www.keystoneresort.com.
WINTER PARK, COLO., encourages wannabe skiers and riders to take their first two-hour lesson free with the purchase of a lift ticket. The offer is valid Nov. 27-Dec. 155, but for the biggest savings, go when early-season lift ticket prices are in effect. Lift ticket prices will be about $34 through Dec. 3.
If you already ski or ride and are looking to improve your turns, head to the Avalon Quick Tips Learning Lane. For $5, you’ll get a video analysis of your technique, with a ski professional’s suggestion for improvement. The Lane, just above the Snoasis restaurant, is open 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 970-726-1551.