Be first on the slopes with early bird ski-season deals at hotels through the United States and Canada -- all for as much as 65% off.
Aspen, Colo.: The Westin Snowmass Resort ... $119 Nov. 21 - Dec. 20 (65% off)
The newly renovated resort, reopening this Friday, offers ski-in/ski-out privileges to Snowmass, the largest of the four Aspen/Snowmass mountains. This year, Snowmass earned the No. 2 spot on Transworld Snowboarding Magazine's Top Parks List of 2012 by adding boarder-friendly elements such as a new Superpipe.
Park City, Utah: Goldener Hirsch Inn ... $189 Dec. 7-20; +$20-$60 Jan. 2-16; March 31; April 1-13, two-night minimum (50% off)
This AAA 4-Diamond ski-in/ski-out property is at the Deer Valley Resort, named best overall ski resort in the country by Ski Magazine for five consecutive seasons and host events during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games. Stays at the chateau-style inn include a daily European buffet breakfast (regularly $50).
Mammoth, Calif.: The Westin Monarche Resort ... $176 Dec. 2-6 +$30 through November, incl. weekends (reg. $499)
The tallest ski resort in California, Mammoth receives more than 400 inches of snowfall per year. Rated as TripAdvisor's No. 1 hotel in Mammoth, this resort is steps from the express gondola and offers a heated pool, two hot tubs and an in-house ski and snowboard rental shop. All suites have a fireplace and kitchen.
Elkhart Lake, Wisc.: The Osthoff Resort ... $89 through January (reg. $210)
Wisconsin's landscape is ideal for both downhill and cross-country skiing as well as terrain parks, popular with snowboarders. Little Switzerland will re-open this year after extensive renovations including a state-of-the-art snow-making machine, updated chairlifts and new Swiss Chalet. The AAA 4-Diamond lakeside retreat was voted No. 1 Midwest Resort by Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards.
Galena, Ill.: Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa ... $99 Sunday-Thursday through March; +$20 Friday-Saturday (40% off) Update: Sold Out.
Voted one of the Best Midwest Small-Town Getaways by Midwest Living Magazine, Galena offers a charming backdrop for winter sports. Nearby Chestnut Mountain -- featuring half-mile runs, a 475-foot vertical drop and late-night skiing options -- is rated among the Top Ten Ski Resorts in the Midwest by Ski Magazine. On-site, the sprawling resort offers cross-country skiing on its 6,800 acres including complimentary equipment rentals.
Essex, Vt.: Essex Resort & Spa ... $399 2-night Sunday-Wednesday arrivals through January; +$100 Thursday-Saturday arrivals (45% off)
Head to Smugglers' Notch, voted No. 1 Ski Resort for Family Programs in North America by Ski Magazine 14 years in a row and home to Vermont's only triple black diamond, The Black Hole. On-site, find more outdoor fun for the whole family, including an ice skating pond and mountain bike rentals.
Shawnee, Pa.: Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort ... $179 two-night Sunday-Wednesday arrivals through Feb. 14; +$90 Thursday-Saturday arrivals (50% off)
In the Pocono Mountains, the budget-friendly resort is easily accessible from both Philadelphia and New York City and less than a 10-minute drive from Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. All of the Poconos ski areas offer skiing until at least 10 p.m.
Whistler, B.C.: Summit Lodge & Spa Whistler ... $199 2-night Sunday-Thursday arrivals through Dec. 15; +$40 Friday-Saturday arrivals; +$100 midweek arrivals Jan. 2 - March 21 (reg. $522)
Host of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler-Blackcomb has grown into the largest ski resort in North America with 200+ runs on two mountains. Located in Whistler Village, the 4-star hotel is within walking distance of outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding and sleigh rides.
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec: Hotel Quintessence ... $399 two-night Sunday-Thursday arrivals through January; Bonus Friday arrivals: Nov. 23; Jan. 11 (reg. $720)
Ninety-five runs criss-cross the mountain to make 49 miles of trail in the idyllic ski village, helping the resort earn Ski Magazine's award for No. 1 Resort in Eastern North America 15 years in a row. The hotel is within walking distance of Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort and offers a free shuttle. Guest enjoy unlimited spa facility access as well as $25 credit for treatments.
Banff, Alberta: The Juniper Hotel ... $175 two-night Sunday-Thursday arrivals through March 29; +$20 Thursday-Saturday arrivals (reg. $318)
Banff National Park, one of TripAdvisors' Top 10 Destinations in Canada for 2012, is home to three outstanding ski resorts. Located just minutes from the park's entrance, the hotel offers guests $30 credit to the on-site bistro, perfect for après ski cocktails overlooking the Rockies.
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