Deals of the week: Ski Killington, cruises
At Killington ski resort in Vermont, visit during off-peak days and receive a free night's lodging and a lift ticket. Arrive Sunday, Monday or Tuesday for two nights of lodging and two days of skiing and receive the third night and day free. Or pay for three and receive four on Sunday or Monday arrivals. For example, in early December, pay $537, including taxes, for three nights at the Highline Lodge and three days of skiing, a savings of $222. Travel through April 9; blackout dates apply.
INFO 802-422-6200, killington.com
At Breckenridge ski resort in Colorado, stay and ski for two, three or five days and nights and receive a next-day lift ticket for a dollar. For example, from now until Dec. 21 and April 1 through the end of the season, pay for two nights of lodging and two days of skiing and receive a $1 ticket for the third day. To qualify for the Breck for a Buck deal, you must stay at a Breckenridge resort property, such as Cimarron or Mountain Majesty Manor.
INFO 800-789-7669, breckenridge.com
Three Utah resorts are offering free day-of-arrival lift tickets for skiers and snowboarders flying into Salt Lake City. To receive a free ticket for that day, preregister online at least 24 hours in advance and present an airline boarding pass at Deer Valley Resort, Canyons Resort or Park City Mountain Resort. (Resorts are about a 50-minute drive from the airport.) Savings vary by date and resort. For example, a one-day ski pass at Deer Valley during high season typically costs $102. Deal is good through Dec. 22, Jan. 6 through Feb. 15, and April 1 through end of season. You must present the same-day boarding pass at the ski ticket window, plus an out-of-state photo ID and the online registration voucher.
Book an ocean-view or balcony stateroom on a Costa Magica or Costa Pacifica cruise departing Civitavecchia, Italy, and receive two free post-cruise nights at the Starhotel Michelangelo or Hilton Garden Claridge in Rome. Deal applies to cruises of at least seven nights departing Dec. 20 through April 13. Rate starts at about $837 a person double, including port charges. Value of promo varies, based on dates and hotel. Deal also includes ship-to-hotel transfer. Book through a travel agent or call the cruise line at 800-462-6782.