SKI Deals 2002: Canada



on the western edge of the Rockies, offers a five-day, five-night Family Luxury Ski Package for four. It includes lift tickets for five days, a group lesson, rental equipment, a dog-sled ride for two, daily breakfast, three evenings for kids in the Resort KidzRule Program and two dinners with wine for the parents. Lodging is in a one-bedroom unit at the slopeside Trickle Creek Residence Inn. Prices start as low as $1,240 per family. Call 877-282-1200, or visit

LAKE LOUISE AND SUNSHINE VILLAGE, ALB., draw skiers to Banff with Bronze, Silver and Gold ski-and-stay packages, available Feb. 2-April 5. Prices include a night's lodging (two-night minimum required) and a one-day three-area lift pass. The $133 Gold package includes lodging in a Fairmont room at the Banff Springs Hotel; the $92 Silver package includes lodging in a standard room at the Ptarmigan Inn; and the $75 Bronze package includes lodging at the Voyager Inn. More reduced rates are available at these properties opening day through Dec. 21 and April 6-30. Call 877-754-7079, or visit

MARMOT BASIN, ALB., is another resort to add to your list. The nearby Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (as well as The Fairmont Banff Springs and The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a half-hour from Lake Louise and Sunshine) are again offering SKI Magazine readers an exclusive $99 per night package. It includes lodging, a lift ticket, breakfast and gratuities. Valid from opening day-Dec. 22, and Jan. 5-31. Call 888-298-4929, or visit

NAKISKA MOUNTAIN AND FORTRESS MOUNTAIN, ALB., and the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis joined forces for SKI Magazine readers, offering a $158 room for two, and lift tickets for two valid at either mountain. Call the Lodge at 403-591-7711, or visit

WHISTLER, B.C., offers the Whistler Absolute Adventure package to match its terrain. It includes seven nights' lodging, five days' skiing, a dog-sled tour, a snowmobile tour, a sleigh ride, a Fresh Tracks breakfast and a Mountain Meal voucher for lunch for $712.

The Extreme Experience, which includes seven nights' lodging, five days' skiing, four heliski runs, a dinner snowmobile ride, and transportation from Vancouver to Whistler, starts at $1,068.

Both packages are valid Nov. 22-Dec. 19. Lodging prices based upon standard studio hotel room within walking distance of a lift. Call 800-944-7853, or visit