The calendar may say spring, but it’s still winter at ski and snowboard resorts, which are offering savvy travelers the best deals and discounts of the season. Here are some great ski vacation bargains in Colorado ski country on lodging, equipment, lessons and lift tickets from now to the end of the season in mid-April:
Aspen/Snowmass — Rooms start as low as $37.50 per night in Aspen and $35 per night in Snowmass. Plus, you can ski seven days for the price of a two-day lift ticket by booking in advance, and the passes even are delivered directly to your hotel or condo. Save an additional 10% by booking lift tickets, equipment rentals and ski or snowboard lessons at the same time. Buttermilk and Aspen Highlands close on April 4th and Aspen Mountain and Snowmass close on April 11th.
Copper — The spring deal is called High Four, which gives you four days of skiing or riding for $219 to ride the Copper Mountain slopes.
Steamboat — Buy a 4-Pack Pass with four days of skiing or snowboarding for $99 any time between Friday, April 2 to closing day on Sunday, April 11. Plus, Friday afternoons are free. Lift and lodging packages are as low as $89 a day per person through Steamboat Central Reservations.
Winter Park started the 2009/2010 season with a Ski and Ride Free package, and is ending the same way. FromThursday, April 1 through closing day on April 18, you get one free lift ticket per day per person, with a minimum of two-night lodging.
Tour operator Ski the West has great deals all over the Rocky Mountains, including four nights of slopeside lodging at Telluride starting at $459 per person, including three days of lift tickets.
And if you are wondering where to find me next week, I’ll be skiing in Beaver Creek with my family, enjoying the spring sunshine and great spring ski conditions. I found an affordable deal on a two-bedroom slopeside condo and lift tickets through Vail Beaver Creek Resort Properties.