The first big snowstorm of the season hit parts of the plains and the Midwest over the weekend, and it has us looking forward to ski season. Because we’re still many weeks away from winter, we have found some early ski season deals at resorts across the country as well as a few in Canada:
Steamboat Springs, Colo.: Ski season here historically kicks off around Thanksgiving, and this deal at the Sheraton Steamboat Springs cover the first 20 days in December at $159 per night. These discounted rooms, which are up to 55% off the cost of peak-season prices, overlook the nearby ski village.
Vail Valley, Colo.: With an exclusive $99-per-night deal at the 4-star Lodge & Spa at Cordillera near Beaver Creek, guests receive complimentary shuttle service to nearby Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts. This offer, which is available through December with rates varying by stay dates, visitors also get a $40 resort credit valid for food and beverage plus 20% off spa treatments, perfect for ski-sore muscles.
Aspen area, Colo.: One of area's newest hotels, the Westin Snowmass Resort is a 4-star resort near the base of Snowmass Mountain. Nightly rates Dec. 1-19, the start of ski season, have been discounted to $159 per night.
West Virginia: With a deal valid through Christmas, hit The Resort at Glade Springs, where rates are cut nearly in half for stays through Christmas. Guests are close to dozens of ski and snow-tubing slopes in the the Appalachian Mountains.
Salt Lake City area, Nevada: Plan an extended trip with a fourth-night free deal: these offers from Ski Salt Lake include two four-day adult ski passes valid at Alta, Brighton, Snowbird and Solitude resorts. Packages start at $663 per person and also include free transportation to/from the resorts on UTA ski buses and TRAX lightrail.
Jasper, Alberta: Located in the heart of the Jasper National Park townsite, guests at Whistler’s Inn can plan a ski trip with this half-off deal. The park's Marmot Basin is expected to open for the ski season in November. Rates start at $79 for stays through Christmas.
Looking for more ski deals? Check out our Ski Vacations section.