Unbeatable Bargains: Rockies


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Use the American Express card to get the Winter Upgrade on a room at The Little Nell, located at the base of Ajax Mountain. This offer is good Nov. 29-Dec. 19 or April 3-23 and is subject to availability. Call (888) 843-6355.

àƒ,à‚• The St. Regis offers a Premier Powder Package, Nov. 20-Dec. 18, which includes a night’s lodging for two, breakfast and lift tickets. Price starts at $299. Call (888) 454-9005.

àƒ,à‚• Guests can get up to 30 percent savings off the window price by pre-purchasing multi-day lift tickets by Dec. 1. Adults pre-purchasing a six-day ticket pay $234 ($39/day), $225 for a five-day ticket ($45/day) and $196 for a four-day ticket ($49/day). Children and teen prices are also available. Call (877) 282-7736 or go to www.skiaspen.com.

Copper Mountain
Copper’s best family deal includes four nights’ lodging at the Telemark Lodge B&B, a four-day lift ticket and breakfast for two adults and two children. Prices start at $215 per day from opening day through Dec. 22 and at $249 per day Jan. 3-Feb. 10 and Feb. 22-March 10. Kids must be 12 and under. Call (800) 458-8386.

Crested Butte
It’s the last year for the Free Lift Ticket seasons. Walk up to the ticket window and ask for a pass Nov. 19-Dec. 18, and again April 2-16. Lodging packages start at $114 for three nights’ lodging at the Outrun condos. Three nights’ lodging at the Sheraton Crested Butte Resort, at the base, starts at $189 per person during the same dates as the Free Lift Ticket promotion. Call (800) 544-8448.

For $96, the Parallel Breakthrough includes equipment, lift ticket and a half-day lesson. Add $110 and get a night’s stay in the Forest Neighborhood. Call (800) 248-0732.

At the Sheraton Tamarron Resort, children 12 and under accompanied by an adult get a free lift ticket, free meal and free lodging in the parents’ room. Early-season packages, from opening day through Dec. 19, start at $79 per person for room and lift ticket. Call (800) 678-1000.

The Bargain Blitz package includes five nights’ lodging and four days’ lifts for just $480 per person in a hotel, or $440 per person, quadruple occupancy in a two-bedroom, one-bath condo. Offer valid from Jan. 3-Feb. 5 and again from March 26-30. Call (800) 854-3062.

Vail Resorts and United Vacations present the Ski Free promotion during early- and late-seasons: Skiers at Beaver Creek, Vail, Keystone and Breckenridge can get discounted rates on stays of five nights or longer, or receive four days of skiing for the price of three. For example, a Keystone Inn vacation (five nights’ lodging and a four-day lift ticket) starts at $399, April 2-27. Call (800) 328-6877 or visit www.unitedvacations.com.

Winter Park
This early-season Learn to Ski package includes three nights’ lodging, two days’ lifts, two days’ rentals and a beginner ski lesson. The package is $199 per person and is good from Nov. 17-Dec. 17. Call (800) 729-5813. For $5, take a ride down the Avalon Quick Tips Learning Lane. In 15 minutes, skiers get a video analysis of their technique and personalized suggestions from a certified instructor.

àƒ,à‚•For $8, the Cup’N’-A-Half at Mary Jane’s Club Car restaurant will buy you a huge cup of soup, a half sandwich and fries.


Big Mountain
Northwest Airlines has increased air service into Whitefish and is offering packages that include airfare, seven nights’ lodging, five days’ lifts at Big Mountain, plus ground transfers. With accommodations at the European-style Kandahar Lodge, packages start at $1,272 from Minneapolis, Minn., $1,128 from Seattle, Wash., $1,233 from Los Angeles, Calif., and $1,358 from New York City. Packages at the new slopeside Kintla Lodge start at $702 from the same cities. Call (800) 858-4157.

New Mexico

Angel Fire
This season, Angel Fire is offering Value Seasoon packages for $296, which include four nights’ lodging (Sunday through Thursday), breakfast and four days’ skiing. Valid dates are Jan. 2-13 and Jan. 7-27. Call (800) 633-7463, or go to www.angelfire.com.

The Taos Pillow & Powder sale provides savings of up to 40 percent off regular season packages. More than 30 Taos lodging properties participate from opening day through Dec. 20 and the last two weeks of the season. Call (800) 776-1111.


Deer Valley
Southwest Airlines Vacations packages include roundtrip air, two nights’ lodging and one interchangeable lift pass to Deer Valley, Park City, Snowbird, Solitude, Alta, Brighton and The Canyons starting at $204 from Los Angeles, Calif., or $284 from St. Louis, Mo. The best part: Kids fly, stay and ski free. Offer is valid for one free child age 2 to 11 with the purchase of a full two-night or longer adult ski package. Must be booked by Jan. 31. Call (800) 754-8365.

àƒ,à‚•Deer Valley will let you top your $5.25 baked potato with turkey chili, sautéed fresh vegetables, cheese and more.

WYOMINGJackson Hole
If you like to gamble, book the $499 Jackson Hole Bed & Breakfast Pot Luck package, which includes six nights at a B&B, a four-day ski pass and airport transfers. The catch? Your reservation at one of 12 participating properties won’t actually be confirmed until seven days prior to arrival. Call (800) 542-2632 or go to www.jacksonholebnb.com.