Monday, January 13, 2014

January Deals

Peaks Grill at Glacier Mountaineer Lodge, Kicking Horse
It’s low season right now at ski hills so naturally there are deals to be had for everything from lodging to lessons to lift tickets. Beyond economics, it’s also one of the best months to ski in terms of getting more mileage for your money. I was lucky enough to ski Kicking Horse in Canada’s British Columbia last week, reveling in the lack of lift lines for three delirious downhill days!

Throughout January there are no parking problems, no line-ups, no slope congestion, no hungry hordes in the lodge and substantial snow coverage in most resorts, so you will probably ski more vertical per day than at most times during the season.

If you’re worried about the cold, why not pamper your paws with a pair of Seirus heated gloves and keep your core cozy with a Volt heated vest? You can also check out more tips for tackling the temperatures on this blog over the next few weeks.

Here are a few January deals and steals to show you the kind of bargains available and hopefully get you outdoors and skiing! Do check the small print on the various websites as there are a few black out dates involved with some of the discounts. However, if you plan your January skiing well, you should come out "quids in" as we say in England. 

By the way, if I’ve missed out your favourite resort, send me an email at:


Aspen Snowmass by Jeremy Swanson
Aspen Snowmass, CO: 
Perfect Storm package – free lift ticket/lodging on 4 day stay book by Jan 24 
-       Vail, CO:  Save up to 30% on bookings by Feb 13; off-peak lodging deals; ski free/stay free possibilities; stay 3, get 4th night free
-       Winter Park, CO: BOGO on ski/ride lessons, lesson/lift ticket or lesson/ticket/rental packages (with one night lodging). Buy Jan 14-Feb14 - use any time. Book 3 nights, get 4th free
-        Breckenridge,CO: Peak 6 Family Pack (check tomorrow) – 2 adult & 2 kid discounted tickets, 4 lunch vouchers, 2-night MLOS, 4 scarves (1st 125 only); also 25% off three night stays between now and Feb 13
-       Copper Mountain, CO: Super Bowl Weekend Special, 42 % off lodging Jan 31/Feb 1; Snow Day pass when more than 4 inches falls overnight; Last Chance Lodging – 33% savings
Beaver Creek, CO: Get 3rd night free during off-peak periods; book by Feb 11 for up to 30% off and stay/ski free packages
-       Keystone, CO: Kids 12 and under ski free all season 
-       Loveland, CO: Ski/stay packages at Georgetown and Summit County; Jan deals from $160 inc 1 night/2 ski days for 2 adults 
-       Durango, CO: Kids ski free package 
-       Steamboat,CO: SnowSeeker package – lodging (buy 1 night, 50% off 2nd) and lifts (2 day ticket for $129) - 1-800-922-2722
Sunlight, CO: Ski/Swim/Stay from $99, kids under 12 free
-       Arapahoe Basin, CO: free one run lessons; also Super Sunday Specials through Jan lesson/ticket/rental ski $99, ride $107 
-       Telluride, CO: Stay/Ski from $149 pp/pn book by Feb 3 ; Kids ski/stay/rent free
-       Crested Butte, CO: Jan $59 Beginner Specials; Fly/Ski/Stay deal – 25% discounts plus $100 airfare credit
Jackson Hole, WY: Manuary package at Teton Mtn Lodge & Spa now until Feb 22; Sleep with #1 deal at Hotel Terra
-        Mt Rose, Tahoe: 2 nights 2 adult lift tickets Sun-Thurs $98 during Jan plus deals of the day
-        Heavenly,Tahoe: 33% off new 5-star Landing Resort & Spa; learn to ski packages (4 nights for price of 3, 3 lessons price of 2) for Jan     
-        Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA: $49 lift tickets when San Francisco 49ers win (through Liftopia); $45 Learn to Ski& Ride special; Jan passholder discounts on gear; $62 College Week passes
-       Vermont: Learn to Ski Month - $29 beginner tuition/ticket/rentals
-       Smugglers’Notch, VT: SuperSaver pricing Jan 20-Feb 1 $89 youth, $119 adult for lodging/ticket/snowshoe/Nordic/pool/play centre/entertainment 
-       Killington, VT: Snowblind – book lodging blind for 30% off and 25% off lift tickets; MLK 3-day packages 25% off
-       Mt Snow, VT: College week ski/stay package starting $55 per night; Jan 19-24 kids learn/ski free week; midweek Rooms on US package – free night with lift ticket purchase 
-       Stowe, VT: Topnotch Resort package – $206 per person Jan rate for deluxe lodging/2 tickets per room/concierge service/shuttle/; also Midweek Sneak package at Stowe Mountain Lodge - 15% off 
-       Magic Mountain, VT: deals at Blue Gentian and Upper Pass Lodge plus free skiing Thursdays 
-       Mad River Valley, VT: Ski the Valley + Passport package
Stratton, VTStay for free deals  
-       Whitefish, MT: January White Sale 
-        ArizonaSnowbowl, AZ: 50% off lift tickets, reduced lodging at Ski Lift Lodge and Cabins 
-       Beech Mountain, NC: 2 weekday nights, one lift ticket $99; Skiing 101 – one weekday night/lift ticket/rental/lesson $101 
-       Ellicottville, NY: Kids 2-17 ski/stay free midweek packages at Holiday Valley 
-       Sundance, UT: Stay at Sundance Resort, ski free (except during Film Festival Week – Jan 16-24) 
-       Deer Valley, UT: Ski/Stay/Dine now to Feb 13, min 3 nights, 20% savings on lodging/tickets and $50 dining certificate; also spa add-on


Lake Louise by Henry Georgi
Lake Louise, AB: Ice Magic Weekend Special ($141 - 2 nights Great Divide Lodge, ski Lake Louise, day at festival, shuttles) – 1-888-682-2212; Great Divide Lodge Sun-Thurs ski/stay $69 pp/pn 
-       Sunshine Village, AB: 72 hour sale until 3pm Jan 16 (40cm new snow) - $99 pp deluxe room at Sunshine Mountain Lodge Sun-Thurs in Jan; ski/stay midweek special with free breakfast, kids ski free now to Jan 30 – 1877-542-2633
-       Marmot Basin, AB: Ski free on your birthday; Jasper in January lodging deals; and $62 lift tickets
-       Mt Norquay, AB: Toonie Days Feb 5 and Mar 5 – ski for $2 
-       Nakiska, AB: 3rd night of ski/stay 50% off in Jan 
-       Kicking Horse, BC: $99 Ski/Stay deal from now to Jan 31 
-        WhistlerBlackcomb, BC: Book ski/stay package by Jan 22 for up to 34 % savings; new deals; Ultimate Whistler Experience including heli-skiing deadline Jan 22
-       Fernie, BC: 20% off midweek lodging deal (min 2 nights) with 25% off ticket 
-       Kimberley, BC: 3rd night of ski/stay 50% off in Jan 
Courtesy Big White Ski Resort 
-       Big White, BC: Ski/Stay now to Feb 6 and get free accom with purchase of 2 same day adult lift tickets (min 2 night stay) plus 2 for 1 entrée coupon at new Blarney Stone Tavern; also January Lift & Lodging Special with ski/stay from $82 pp
-        Panorama, BC: 20 % off 2-night stay booked by Jan 17   
-        Sun Peaks, BC: Ski/Stay Free – 4 nights/days for price of 3 and Stay 3/Ski 2 for $339
-        Silver Star, BC: Ski/Stay from $99, 30% off midweek, 20% off weekends now to Feb
Whitewater, BCMid Week White Sale 3 nights/3 days $262 pp/dbl 
Revelstoke, BC: Powder Pass Ski & Stay - 2 nights from $195 pp
-        Apex Mountain,BC: Ski/Stay deal from $89 until 1st weekend Feb 
-        Mt Washington,BC: Jan accom packages with Comox Valley Festival inc 50% off lift tickets; also 3rd night free with Discover Mt Washington
-        Mont-Sainte-Anne,QC: Avalanche Package, 20-30% off nights/tickets/lessons/rentals 
-        Stoneham, QC: 50th Package – 1 night/2 tickets $149 


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