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updated 3/3/2009 11:14:57 AM ET 2009-03-03T16:14:57

Bartlett, N.H., from $99 per room per night
The Ski Free Midweek special includes two nights' lodging at the five-room Covered Bridge House Bed & Breakfast, named after the nearby covered bridge that dates back to the 1850s. The package also features a full country breakfast each morning and two lift tickets valid at any of the area's six alpine resorts: Bretton Woods, Black Mountain, Cranmore Resort, King Pine, Shawnee Peak or Wildcat Mountain.

Or, instead of the lift tickets, you can opt for two trail passes, a Nordic ski rental, and a group lesson at one of the area's six Nordic centers (Bretton Woods XC, Bear Notch Ski Touring, Great Glen Trails, Jackson Ski Touring, MWV Ski Touring and Snowshoe Center, or King Pine XC). Depending on the ski resort you choose, you will save up to 40 percent with this package. Rates start at $198 per room for the required two-night stay.

When: Through the end of the ski season, which varies by ski resort.

Details: Valid for Sunday–Thursday bookings except on holidays. Based on double occupancy; solo guests pay $159 for a two-night stay. Taxes are an additional 8 percent.

Contact: 800-232-9109, coveredbridgehouse.com.

Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada, from $60 per person per night
The March in the Mountains package includes three nights' accommodations at Delta Lodge at Kananaskis — for the typical price of a two-night stay — plus a two-day lift ticket valid at Nakiska Ski Area, and one free group ski or snowboard lesson per reservation. You'll be staying in a Delta room with two queen beds, a television and other standard amenities. This package amounts to a savings of about 35 percent. Rates start at $179 per person for three nights (including a complimentary third night).

When: March 6-29, 2009.

Details: Valid for Friday-Sunday stays, new bookings only. The free night is reflected in the rate. Rate is $179 per person, based on single or double occupancy. Taxes are an additional 15 percent. Breakfast is not included.

Contact: 800-252-3782, skicanadianrockies.com.

Reno/Lake Tahoe, from $138 per room per night
Eighteen ski resorts in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area are offering customizable packages. The lowest rate of $138 per room per night is available at the Montego Bay Wing of the Peppermill Resort in Reno. It covers accommodations and two lift tickets (a $128 value) for the Mount Rose Ski Resort in Tahoe, about 25 minutes away. The hotel offers free shuttle service to the Reno airport and some of the ski resorts, but not to Mount Rose — transportation to that resort will cost $15 per person each way, but the hotel will arrange it for you.

Rates start at $138 per room per night.

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When: Ongoing.

Details: Does not include taxes of 12 percent. Based on single or double occupancy. Breakfast not included.

Contact: 866-926-4653, .

Farmington, Conn., from $149 per room per night
With the Warm Up to Winter package, you'll stay in a standard deluxe room at the Farmington Inn in Farmington, a historic town that's a 10-minute drive from Hartford. You'll receive fresh coffee, tea, and cookies at check-in, continental breakfast at Victoria's Cafe, two eight-hour lift tickets for the price of one at Ski Sundown, two-for-one trail fees at Winding Trails, as well as two rentals of downhill skis or snowboards for the price of one at the sporting goods retailer Ski Market. You'll also receive a coupon book filled with discounts and freebies to use at select local restaurants and shops. With the value-added coupons, your savings could add up to 30 percent. Rates start at $149 per night for a standard deluxe room with a feather-top four-poster king or a canopied queen bed; add $20 per night to upgrade to a suite.

When: Through March 31, 2009.

Details: Based on single or double occupancy. Taxes are an additional 12 percent.

Contact: 800-648-9804, farmingtoninn.com.

Jim Thorpe, Pa., from $149 per room per night
The Ski and Stay package at the Inn at Jim Thorpe includes accommodations, one lift ticket (a $43 value) and breakfast. You can choose a pass to either Blue Mountain or Jack Frost Big Boulder. Jim Thorpe, Pa., is in the Poconos Mountains, about an hour's drive from Allentown. Rates start at $149 per room per night or $298 for the required two-night stay.

When: Through March 31, 2009.

Details: Includes all taxes. Based on single or double occupancy. Kids 6 and under stay for free; kids 7 and up will be charged the adult rate.

Contact: 800-329-2599, innjtpackages.com.

Banff, Alberta, from $167 per room per night
A four-day ski vacation in the Rocky Mountains of Banff. The price includes three-day lift ticket (to Sunshine Village, Mount Norquay & Lake Louise), three nights lodging, luggage handling and airport round trip transfer.

When: Jan. 4-Feb. 10, 2009; rates will be slightly higher through April 28.

Details: Taxes are additional. Based double occupancy; single rates start at $210 per room per night.

Contact: Brewster Vacations, 877-791-5500, vacationscanada.travel.

Jackson, Wyo., from $175 per room per night
The Ski Free package at Spring Creek Ranch includes accommodations, two lift tickets to Grand Targhee Resort or Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (up to a $174 value), breakfast at the Granary restaurant and a complimentary shuttle to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (about four miles away) or to town. Rates start at $175 per room per night, a savings of 50 percent off the normal room rate.

When: Through April 1, 2009. Note that rates will be higher in February and March.

Details: Does not include taxes of 6 percent or a resort fee of $20 per night. Based on double occupancy; single occupancy rates start at $295 per room per night. Ask for the Ski Free package when booking.

Contact: 800-443-6139, springcreekranch.com.

Dixville Notch, N.H., from $178 per room per night
The Ski Free package at the Balsams Grand Resort covers accommodations, breakfast daily, lift tickets (a $66 value) and trail passes (a $30 value) for cross-country skiing. The resort is in New Hampshire's White Mountains, about four hours by car from Boston. Rates start at $178 per room per night.

When: Jan. 1–March 31, 2009; excludes all holidays.

Details: Does not include taxes of 23 percent. Based on double occupancy; single occupancy rates start at $139 per room per night. Use promo code SKIFREE. Sunday through Thursday bookings only.

Contact: 877-225-7267, thebalsams.com.

Glenwood Springs, Colo., from $186 per room per night
Sunlight Mountain Resort has a Ski, Swim & Stay package that includes accommodations, two adult lift tickets (a $100 value), and two adult passes to the Hot Springs Pool (a $34 value). You'll save 10 percent when you book these all together. We identified the $186 rate at the Starlight Lodge, but there are a bunch of hotels participating; check the reservations tool for more options.

When: Dec. 5, 2008–April 5, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 11 percent. Based on double occupancy; single occupancy rates start at $131 per room per night. Kids under 18 stay free but will have to pay for lift tickets and pool passes. Some properties include breakfast, although the Starlight Lodge does not.

Contact: Glenwood Springs Chamber & Resort Association, 888-445-3696, glenwoodchamber.com.

Bondville, Vt., from $198 per room per night
Accommodations at the Inn at Stratton Mountain, lift tickets, equipment rental, and breakfast and lunch daily are included.

When: Dec. 1-16, 2008; March 22-April 12, 2009.

Details: Taxes are additional. Based on double occupancy.

Contact: 800/787-2886, stratton.com.

Hot Springs, Va., from $199 per room per night
The Family Ski Free package at the Homestead includes accommodations and a lift ticket for each guest (up to a $195 value for a family of four) for every night of the stay. You can add breakfast and dinner; the starting rate will go up to $375 per room per night, a savings of 20 percent. Hot Springs is about three hours from Richmond, Va., near the West Virginia border. Rates start at $199 per room per night.

When: Jan. 2-March 17, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 22 percent. Based on single or double occupancy.

Contact: 800-838-1766, thehomestead.com.

Lake Harmony, Pa., from $201 per room per night
Accommodations at the Split Rock Resort & Golf Club, breakfast and dinner, and two H20ooohh Indoor Waterpark tickets are included.

When: Through March 23, 2009.

Details: Taxes are additional. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings.

Contact: 800-255-7625, splitrockresort.com.

Boyne, Mich., from $212 per room per night
The Boyne's Great Escape package includes accommodations, lift tickets (a $251 value), three meals a day, and 1 two-hour group ski or snowboard lesson per day. You'll stay at either Boyne Mountain or the Boyne Highlands Resort. Boyne is about three hours from Grand Rapids. Rates start at $212 per room per night, or $1,058 for the required five-night stay — this represents a savings of more than 50 percent when compared to the cost of purchasing all the package components separately.

When: Jan. 4-March 20, 2009. Not available Feb. 15-19.

Details: Does not include taxes of 15 percent. Based on double occupancy; single occupancy rates start at $147 per room per night. Requires a five-night stay with a Sunday check-in.

Lessons are only for guests 13 and up. Kids 8 and under stay and ski for free; kids between 9 and 12 are an additional $41 per night. Use promo code SKWK.

Contact: 800-462-6963, boyne.com.

Smugglers' Notch, Vt., from $230 per room per night
The Club Smugglers' Advantage package provides accommodations in a mountainside condo with a kitchen, as well as daily lift tickets (a five-day lift ticket is normally $254 per person). You can take advantage of free activities at the resort, such as daily ski and snowboard camp, lessons for kids and adult beginners, and guided walks and hikes. Plus, the FunZone family entertainment center has ping-pong tables, slides, a pool, and a hot tub. You'll also receive free lift tickets valid for a future visit (through December 19, 2009). Smugglers' Notch is about an hour outside of Burlington, Vt. Rates start at $230 per room per night, or $1,150 for the required five-night stay. This exact package is also available for shorter stays (two to four nights), starting at $250 per room per night.

When: March 20–April 4, 2009. Other weekends are available at a higher rate.

Details: All taxes included. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings.

Contact: 800-419-4615, smuggs.com.

Mammoth Lakes, Calif., from $270 per room per night
The Mammoth Mountain Lift & Lodging package includes a three-day lift ticket (a $166 value) and accommodations. The resort is near Yosemite National Park, about a five-hour drive from San Francisco. The $270 rate reflects lodging at the Mammoth Mountain Inn, but there are upgrades available at Tamarack Lodge & Resort and Juniper Springs Resort (get all lodging information here.) The required three-night stay will be about $810.

When: Dec. 19, 2008–April 16, 2009.

Details: Does not include taxes of 13 percent or a $28 reservation fee per booking. Based on double occupancy; no single bookings. Requires a three-night stay. Kids 6 and under ski for free.

Contact: 800/626-6684, mammothmountain.com.

Teton Valley, Idaho from $272 per room per night
Four nights at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa; a three-day ski-lift pass to either Grand Targhee Resort or Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, both in Wyoming; and breakfast daily. You can swap one day of the ski pass for a 60-minute massage. The price doesn't include airfare. Rates start at $272 per room per night, or $1,088 for the required four-night stay.

When: March 30–April 13; add $39 per night for Feb. 2–March 29.

Details: Single supplement is $320.

Contact: Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, 877-787-8757, tetonspringslodge.com.

Woodstock, Vt., from $317 per room per night
Geared toward families and beginners, the Popcorn and Powder package includes accommodations at the Woodstock Inn and Resort, breakfast in the main dining room, van shuttle service between the resort and the sports facilities, and two days of lift tickets for the whole family to Suicide Six, the first ski lift in North America. Other treats include free hot chocolate in the Suicide Six lodge and a complimentary family-friendly movie screening with popcorn and pizza every Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Inn. You'll be staying in a Select Room, which comes with two double beds, a small sitting area, and basic amenities. In addition, guests will have the resort's 41,000-square-foot Racket & Fitness Club facilities, featuring an indoor pool, sauna, and tennis, squash and racquetball courts, at their disposal. With all its perks and extras, this package yields a savings of about 20 percent. Rates start at $317 per night. The Woodstock Inn is also offering a similar package, which starts at $345 per room per night, based on a two-night stay, and includes two all-day ski passes to Killington Mountain.

When: Check in on Friday through March 15.

Details: A two-night stay on Friday and Saturday is required. Taxes are an additional 9 percent and there is a $3-per-night charge for housekeeping. Based on double occupancy; deduct $33 for solo guests. Limit four guests per room. Lessons and ski/boot rentals are not included.

Contact: 800-448-7900, woodstockinn.com.

Eden, Utah, from $320 per condo per night
One night in a two-bedroom condominium at Wolf Creek Utah's Moose Hollow Lodge, four ski passes to Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort, a horse-drawn sleigh ride for four, and a $100 dining certificate at The Club at Wolf Creek Utah. Other perks include complimentary sunscreen and lip balm, and a Wolf Creek Utah souvenir T-shirt. The resort community is located in the Upper Ogden Valley, a 25-minute drive from Ogden City, an hour's drive from Salt Lake City, and just a few minutes from Snowbasin Resort and Powder Mountain.

When: When you add up the room discount and the perks, you'll be saving about 25 percent. Rates start at $80 per person per night ($320 per condo per night). When Through April 12, 2009 (the end of the ski season).

Details: Breakfast not included. A minimum two-night stay is required. Based on quadruple occupancy only. A $25 processing fee and 11 percent in taxes are extra.

Contact: 800-771-7037, wolfcreekutah.com.

Whistler & Vancouver from $394 per room per night
Three nights in Whistler at the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa, two nights in Vancouver at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, some transfers, and all local transportation. The price includes a two-day Whistler Blackcomb lift pass with ski rental, dinner at Whistler's Bearfoot Bistro, a floatplane flight over Vancouver, and a city tour. Airfare isn't included.

When: Thursday departures April 2; add $42 March 5–April 23; $58 April 9; $111 Feb. 5–26.

Details: Single supplement from $374.

Contact: Fresh Tracks, 800-667-4744, freshtracks.ca.

Whistler, B.C., from $406 per room per night
Includes a stay at the Glacier Lodge & Suites, near the base of Blackcomb Mountain; a four-day Whistler-Blackcomb lift pass (which includes the new Peak 2 Peak Gondola, after Dec. 20); airport transfers; a two-and-a-half-hour snowmobile ride; and a fondue dinner at Bavaria Restaurant. Rates start at $406 per room per night, or about $2,030 for the required five-night stay.

When: Until Dec. 11, 2008; available through April 21, 2009, at slightly higher rates.

Book by: Dec. 15 and get five nights for the price of four.

Details: Based on double occupancy; single occupancy rates start at $261 per night.

Contact: Fresh Tracks, 800-667-4744, freshtracks.ca.

Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, air/hotel, from $1,409
Air Canada or United flights from L.A. to Whitehorse, in the Yukon Territory; transfers and local transportation; three nights at River View Hotel, on the Yukon River; and three nights of guided trips to take in the aurora borealis. Includes fuel surcharges.

When: Through April 15.

Gateways: Add $60 from Chicago, $250 from New York, $270 from Atlanta, $380 from Boston, $870 from Miami.

Details: Single supplement is $170.

Contact: Maxxim Vacations, 800-567-6666, maxximvacations.com.

Looking for something else? As usual, Orbitz does a nice job of rounding up hotel stays by interest — see its Ski Travel Deals (you can add lift tickets and ski rentals to your package). Zonder is a good resource for vacation rentals easily searchable by interest. For skiers, the Woods Manor condo in Breckenridge, Colo., would be a good choice. The condo has a kitchen and sleeps up to six people; rates start at $125 per reservation per night.

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