We know — you’ve barely planned your Thanksgiving, let alone started to think about going on a ski vacation. But if you want a great, money-saving ski getaway this winter, it’s imperative you book now, as deals will start to dry up by next week. Because slopes in the Western mountains saw many East Coast skiers stay close to home last year due to the recession, they’re launching the big sale guns to entice people to return. But that doesn’t mean their East Coast competition isn’t firing back with deals of their own. Here, we’ve got the deals and some advice on saving so you can hit the powder for just pennies.
Jackson Hole is one of the world’s best ski destinations. And this
year, there is no excuse not to go. The early-season sale at Jackson
Hole’s Hotel and Teton Mountain Lodge gives out a free lift ticket for
each night of your stay (which is only $99 per person, per night,
800-631-6271, www.tetonlodge.com). And at Jackson Hole Mountain
Resort, if you book a minimum of five nights’ lodging, and a minimum
three-day lift ticket by Jan. 1, your fourth guest will fly for free
Killington’s “Ski and Stay” package offers a two-night, two-day deal
that includes lodging and lift tickets, starting at just $113 per
person per night, midwinter (midweek, non-holiday) and $87 per person,
per night in the early and late season
(killington.com/winter/plan/packages). The all-inclusive midweek “Easy
Package” in Stratton, Vt. offers lodging, lift tickets, lunch and
rentals and starts at just $89 per adult, per day at the Inn at
Stratton Mountain (www.stratton.com).
Starting Nov. 27, the Omni Mount Washington and Bretton Arms Inn’s
“Stay Here, Ski Free” package provides one day of skiing per each night
of stay, with rates beginning at $89 per person, per night
(OmniMountWashingtonResort.com). And Mount Washington Valley itself is
offering midweek ski-and-stay deals (mtwashingtonvalley.org) for the
entire ski season.