The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on JetBlue, three nights' accommodations, and hotel taxes, from $365 per person — plus an estimated $21 in airfare taxes.
When: Daily departures through April 2, 2009.
Gateways: Long Beach; add $190 from Las Vegas, $210 from San Francisco, and $310 from New York City; additional gateways available.
The fine print: Does not include airport taxes of about $21 per person. Based on double occupancy; single supplement varies depending on travel dates. Also note that travel on weekends will cost more. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: No deadline; based on availability.
Contact: JetBlue Getaways, 800/538-2583, jetblue.com.
Why it's a deal: In a recent Kayak search, we found a $179 round-trip fare in mid-January (Delta). A three-night stay at the Park City Marriott will cost about $680, or $340 per person. Booking independently, you could expect to pay about $519 per person. With this package, you can expect to save about $133.
Lodging The lowest package rate is for the Park City Marriott, a 198-room hotel in the Wasatch Mountains, with a pool and a hot tub. The closest ski resort is the Park City Mountain Resort, about a mile away. Bored with skiing? There's a complimentary shuttle to Utah Olympic Park, the Tanger Outlets at Park City, or Old Town. One neat highlight: The hotel is the headquarters of the Sundance Film Festival.
More There are two upgrade options: For $54 more per person, you can stay at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center; for $60 more per person, the Homestead Resort will be your base. Note that when we tried booking this package on several different dates, the prices varied a great deal; sometimes the Hilton or the Homestead would even be cheaper than the Marriott.
Before you go: The closest airport is in Salt Lake City, 36 miles from the Marriott. A bus will cost about $35 each way; a taxi $67. One alternative is to rent a car; we found a $69 Chevy Aveo three-day rental in mid-January (Advantage).