SKI Deals: East
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BOLTON VALLEY RESORT, VT.,
guarantees you can’t beat its ski-and-stay package prices this winter. The pledge: to best any advertised slopeside ski-and-stay package in the country. Minimum two-night stay, valid Sunday-Thursday, nonholiday. Call 877-926-5866, and be ready to provide information about the competitor’s pricing when booking the room. Visit www.boltonvalleyvt.com for more resort information.
JIMINY PEAK AND BRODIE MOUNTAIN, MASS. -three miles apart in the Berkshires-share a $10 two-mountain frequent-skier card that is valid for $6 off an eight-hour or twilight ticket at either resort. The card is also valid for $15 lift tickets at Jiminy Peak or $12 lift tickets at Brodie Mountain on designated days. (Non-cardholders can download an e-coupon to purchase lift tickets at the reduced price on those promotional days.) Call 413-738-5500, or visit www.jiminypeak.com.
KILLINGTON, VT., zaps its best bargains to subscribers of the resort’s weekly e-newsletter. Fire sales, such as a $39 one-night ski-and-stay package, will be broadcast to those in-the-know. Best of all, this service is free. Log onto www.killington.com to subscribe, or call 800-621-6867 for more information.
MT. SNOW, VT., THE CANYONS, UTAH, AND MANY MORE… The choice is yours when you purchase an American Skiing Company (ASC) mEticket. Purchase the mEticket for three to 12 days of skiing and riding and save up to $20 per day at any of the ASC resorts. (The per-day lift-ticket price on a three-day mEticket is $48; the per-day lift-ticket price on a 12-day mEticket is $42.) ASC resorts include Killington, Sugarbush and Mount Snow/Haystack in Vermont; Attitash/Bear Creek in New Hampshire; Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine; Steamboat in Colorado; The Canyons in Utah; and Heavenly in California. For details visit www.ascseasonpass.com.
RAGGED MOUNTAIN, N.H., promotes Carload Wednesdays, when a carload of people can ski for a total of $49. Limit: five people per car (with each additional person paying only $10). Not valid during holiday periods. Call 800-400-3911, or visit www.ragged-mt.com.
SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH, VT., runs all-day children’s programs for youngsters 6 weeks to 2 years old. One child per paid adult is free on the Club Smugglers’ Vacation package. A three-night minimum-stay is required.
Visit Jan. 14-19, and get lodging, lifts and lessons for $69 ($59 for children 17 and under)-a 33 percent savings from standard January rates. Better yet, arrive Jan. 25, 26, 27 or 28 and stay six nights, and you’ll get the seventh night free, plus all-day camps for kids with free equipment rental. Call 800-451-8752, or visit www.smuggs.com.
SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN, W. VA., discounts two days’ lifts and two nights’ slopeside lodging for $59 from Nov. 16-Dec. 14, and midweek in January. During the On-slope Demo weekend, Dec. 7-9, lift-ticket holders can demo new equipment for free. Call 877-441-4386, or visit www.snowshoemtn.com.
STRATTON MOUNTAIN, VT., puts you up for free. Purchase a three-day midweek lift ticket for $129, and you’ll get two nights’ free lodging at the slopeside Liftline Lodge. Valid midweek (except holidays) all season. Lodging upgrades available. Call 800-787-2886, or visit www.intrawest.com.
Sugarloaf/USA, Maine, goes retro: a Classic Ski Week that reflects the pricing of years past. The package, which starts at $299, includes five midweek days of skiing and riding, five nights’ slopeside lodging, health club access and Perfect Turn adult group clinics offered daily at 9 a.m. and on weekend days at 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. It’s available Sunday-Thursday nights, from opening day to Dec. 20, Jan. 6-Feb. 14 and March 17 through closing day. From Feb. 24-March 2, packages start at $349 or at $429 with lodging in the luxurious Grand Summit. Call 800-843-5623, or visit www.sugarloaf.com.
SUICIDE SIX, VT., and the Woodstock Ski Touring Center offer free skiingg in December when you stay at the Woodstock Inn. Guests also receive complimentary rental equipment (alpine, nordic, snowboards or snowshoes) and free van service to and from the slopes. Guests who stay at least three nights also receive a free group lesson at one of the two areas. Rates start at $179 per night. Call 800-448-7900, or visit www.woodstockinn.com.
SUNDAY RIVER, MAINE, offers its $99 Deal of the Century. The package includes a two-day adult lift ticket, lodging in the Snow Cap Inn, as well as breakfast and dinner at the slopeside Rosetto’s Restaurante. The package is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays, excluding holidays. Call 800-543-2754, or visit www.sundayriver.com.
WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H., on nonholiday Mondays and Fridays offers Refresher Days filled with freebies. Advanced skiers and riders receive free From the Summit clinics when they purchase a full-price ticket. They also get free snowtubing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, with rental equipment and use of the athletic club. Call 800-468-2553, or visit www.waterville.com.
WILDCAT, N.H., presents the $99 Two-Fer Mid-Week Getaway package, which includes two Wednesday lift tickets as well as lodging either that Tuesday or Wednesday night (and breakfast) at the North Conway Grand Hotel.
Wildcat’s Family Pack allows a family of two adults and two kids (up to 18 years) to ski for five consecutive days for $499. A fifth person costs an additional $100. Call 800-255-6439, or visit www.skiwildcat.com.