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All lift tickets are free during Crested Butte Mountain's Ski Free Program. Two-bedroom condos (with free shuttle service to the slopes) start at $33 per person a night.
updated 12/14/2007 1:14:28 PM ET 2007-12-14T18:14:28

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MammothMountain, from $120 per person per night
The Midweek Madness Lodging package includes lodging and all-day lift tickets valued at $55 each. Located in central western California, the Mammoth Mountain resort is a 300-mile drive from Los Angeles and offers 3,500 acres of skiable snow in the eastern Sierra Nevada region. The deal includes a standard room with a queen-size bed (but no kitchenette) at the Mammoth Mountain Inn. The resort runs free shuttle buses every half hour.

When: Jan. 8-31, 2008. For Monday check-ins.

Details: Lodging tax of 13 percent is additional. Must book at least three days in advance. Minimum three-night stay; for a two-night stay, rates start at $125 per person per night. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $94.

Contact: 800/626-6684,

Butte, from $33 per night
All lift tickets are free during Crested Butte Mountain's Ski Free Program. Two-bedroom condos (with free shuttle service to the slopes) start at $33 per person a night. Based on quad occupancy. This price doesn't cover airfare.

When: Nov. 25-Dec. 15, 2007.

Contact: Crested Butte Lodging, 866/380-5745,

Breckenridge, from $488 per person for 4 nights
Rental car, four nights in a two-bedroom, two-bath condo at ResortQuest Park Place Condominiums, and a three-day lift ticket, for $488 per person. Shuttles to ski lifts are provided, and the main street of this popular town is within reasonable walking distance. Each unit has a washer/dryer unit and an outdoor hot tub.

When: Nov. 21, 2007, to Feb. 13, 2008 (except Dec. 21 to Jan. 4 and Jan. 19 to Jan. 21). Details Rental-car taxes not included. Based on quad occupancy; no single supplement. Use code 8140 to book.

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Contact: 800/916-9463,

Correction 10/3: The original posting of this article incorrectly said that airfare was included in this $488 per person price. We regret the error.

Jackson Hole, from $532 per person for 4 nights
Four nights in a two-bedroom at the Teton Village Condos, a full-size car rental, and a three-day lift ticket.

When: Dec. 1, 2007, to Feb. 14, 2008 (except Dec. 22 to Jan. 5).

Details: Airfare not included. Taxes on rental car and lodging not included. Based on quad occupancy. No single supplement.

Contact: 800/916-9463,

SilverMountain, from $85 per person per night
An all-day lift ticket is included in the Ski and Stay package at Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, Idaho. You'll enjoy a standard studio lodge room—with a king-size bed, a kitchenette, and a balcony—at Morning Star Lodge, located steps away from the gondolas that usher you to the lifts. The resort features more than 1,600 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain and is located an hour's drive east of Spokane, Wash.

When: Now through the end of the 2008 ski season in mid-April, depending on the weather.

Details: No minimum-night-stay requirement. For midweek, non-holiday dates. Taxes and fees of 12 percent are additional. Based on double occupancy; single supplement $170.

Contact: 800/204-6428,

Big Sky Resort, from $540 per person for a five-night stay
A special at Big Sky Resort in the Rocky Mountains offers a hotel room at the slope-side Huntley Lodge, including breakfast and lift tickets (valued at $75 per person per day). The package price saves about 20 percent off of buying the components separately. Big Sky offers 22 lifts and 3,800 acres of skiable terrain for beginner- through advanced-level skiers. Flights are available to nearby Bozeman, Mont., from Atlanta, Denver, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle.

When: Jan. 2-10, 2008; Mar. 29-Apr. 13.

Details: Taxes are included. An all-you-can-eat breakfast is included. Free shuttle service is provided to places around town. Airport-resort shuttle service is $69 roundtrip. Package based on quad occupancy; double occupancy costs $745 per person.

Contact: 800/548-4486,

New Hampshire
Mount Washington Resort, from $99 per person per night
Great for families, the Ski & Stay package at Mount Washington Resort near Bretton Woods, N.H., allows kids and adults to ski for free on Friday nights. The package includes a standard motel room at the Lodge at Mount Washington, offering an indoor-heated pool, a pizzeria, and other amenities. The mountain has four high-speed chairlifts. Nordic skiers can receive free equipment rentals and ski on about 60 miles of cross-country trails.

When: Checkin on Friday nights, Dec. 28, 2007, to Feb. 29, 2008.

Details: Breakfast is included. Free shuttle service to the ski lifts is provided. Tax is an additional 8 percent. Based on double occupancy; no single supplement.

Contact: 877/873-0626,

Salt Lake City, air/hotel from $149 per person
Southwest Airlines flights from Boise or Denver to Salt Lake City and two nights at the Homestead Studio Suites Mid Valley hotel. Add $103 for a two-day lift ticket to any of four area ski resorts: Alta, Solitude, Snowbird, or Brighton. A three-day car rental costs from $180.

When: Monday and Tuesday departures Dec. 3, 2007 to Jan. 29, 2008.

Gateways: Boise, Denver; add $35 for L.A.; $145 for Orlando (from $294).

Details: Based on double occupancy; single supplement $60.

Contact: 800/423-5683,


Innsbruck, air/hotel, $857 per person
Round-trip airfare from New York City to Munich, transfers, seven nights in Innsbruck at the Tourotel Breinössi Hotel, and breakfast daily. A three-day Glacier Ski Pass is $152 more per person.

When: Jan. 3-Apr. 1, 2008.

Gateways: New York City; add $78 for Chicago; $117 for Dallas; $157 for L.A., San Francisco; $165 for Miami.

Details: Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $173.

Contact: World on Skis, 866/678-5858,

Lake Louise, hotel/ski, from $777 per person
As its name suggests, World on Skis offers ski deals in North America and beyond. Its Lake Louise package includes four nights' accommodations at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, a four-day ski pass, and transfers, from $777 per person.

When: Nov. 22-Dec. 18, 2007.

Details: All taxes are included. No deadline; based on availability. Based on double occupancy.

Contact: 866/678-5858,

Wyndham Cap Tremblant, from $99 per person per night
The Ski, Spa, and Golf package includes a stay at a two-bedroom unit at the Wyndham Cap Tremblant with a fireplace, a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, and a deck or terrace with mountain views, plus three all-day lift tickets for all the runs at Mont Tremblant. The Wyndham Cap Tremblant Mountain Resort offers a Golf-O-Max indoor golf simulator and a spa with a swimming pool.

When: Dec. 11-19, 2007; Jan. 4, 2008, through the end of the 2008 ski season in mid-April.

Details: Three-night minimum stay. No restrictions on the dates you choose; based on availability. Massages and spa services are additional costs. Free private shuttle service to the ski lifts is provided every half hour. Tax is an additional $16 per person per night. Based on quad occupancy; a single traveler looking for a one-bedroom could pay a supplement of $151, plus about $35 in taxes.

Contact: 888/996-3227,

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