You can spend a week in Europe for less money than it costs to visit a North American ski resort.
With Central Holidays, packages to European resorts start as low as $659 per person and include airfare, lodging and breakfast. For example, trips from New York City start at $659 with lodging in the three-star Hotel Goldener Krone in Innsbruck, Austria, and at $899 for lodging in the three-star Chalet Oberland in Interlaken, Switzerland, or the three-star Hotel Gourmets Et Italy in Chamonix, France. Packages start at $754 from Houston or Miami and $823 from Los Angeles. Packages starting at these prices are also available specific weeks in January to Italy, Austria, France, Switzerland and Spain.
Collect three couples or five friends, and you can make the per-person price even lower. Call (800) 935-5000 or book directly at www.centralholidays.com.
Come spring, Adventure on Skis adds value to its standard packages for skiers who want a Spring Fling in Zell am See, Austria, with skiing at the Kaprun Glacier. This midwinter package (which starts at $1,165) includes round-trip air from New York to Munich and transfers to the Hotel Waldhof in Zell am See for seven nights, including breakfast and dinner daily. The package also includes a daily lunch pack, après-ski snack buffet, plus wine and liquor in the evenings.
Children get a discount during this period. Packages start at $1,059 with a March 18 arrival and $1,047 with a March 25 or April 1 arrival. Call (800) 628-9655 or go to www.advonskis.com.
Stay tuned to www.Skinet.com/travel for more of ski's best bargains and packages being offered all season long.