Alpine Meadows, Calif.
, costs a mere $38 per day to ski if you buy the Alpine Meadows 10-PAK. If you run out of tickets, you can buy another book at the original purchase price. Call 800-441-4423 or visit www.skialpine.com.
Mt. Rose, Nev. , has a money-saving package for those itching to improve their skiing. The $59 MVP package includes a lesson, rental equipment and an all-day lift ticket restricted to the Lakeview, Pondersoa and Galena lifts. Call 800-754-7673 or visit or visit www.skirose.com.
Lake Tahoe, Calif. , deals are easy to find if you sign up for a weekly e-newsletter called Sliding On The Cheap. It's filled with the great deals at the resorts around Lake Tahoe, lodging bargains and more. Visit www.slidingonthecheap.com.
Squaw Valley, Calif. , gives you free nightskiing with the purchase of a full- or a half-day lift ticket. Children 12-and-under pay $5 for a lift ticket any day of the season. Call 800-545-4350 or visit www.squaw.com.
Willamette Pass Ski Area, Ore. , offers a five-year season pass for $1,000. (Only 1,000 will be sold.) Call 541-484-5030 or visit www.willamettepass.com.
Rossland, B.C. , in the powder-filled Monashees proves that skiing smaller resorts can pay off. Two people can get two nights' lodging and two days of skiing at Red Mountain for $128. Offer valid from opening through Dec. 25 and from March 25 until closing day. Call 250-362-5666 or visitwww.rossland.com.
Whitewater Ski and Winter Resort, in southeast British Columbia (about two hours from Spokane, Wash.) offers a lift, lodging and breakfast package at the historic Heritage Inn starting at $42. When you get hungry on the slopes, you can get a Tuscan wrap and huge salad for $4. Call 877-568-0888 or visit www.skiwhitewater.com.
Mammoth Mountain, Calif. , favors early-season skiers. Lodging and lift packages at Alpine Lodge and Mammoth Mountain Inn start at $99 per person for a two nights' stay and a two-day lift ticket. Offer is valid Nov. 9 to Dec. 15, excluding Thanksgiving (Nov. 23-25. Availability is limited. Call 800-626-6684 or visit www.mammoth-mtn.com.
Northstar-at-Tahoe, Calif. , continues the Stay and Ski/Snowboard Free package, which includes two nights' lodging and two lift tickets per day, per bedroom. It's priced at $87.50 per person, and a two-night minimum is required. Offer valid from opening day in November through Dec. 15, Sunday through Thursday from Jan. 2-13, Jan. 18-Feb. 17 and Feb. 26 to March 29, and daily from April 1 to closing day.
Northstar also offers free vertical improvement lessons designed to take intermediate skiers and riders to the next level. Participants must be at least 13 years old. Call 800-466-6784 or book online at www.skinorthstar.com.