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Viceroy Snowmass, a luxury Colorado ski resort near Aspen, has two winter deals. Book seven nights in a studio or one-bedroom unit and receive two six-day lift passes (normally from $665 a person) or a $1,000 resort credit. The ski pass is good at Snowmass Ski Area, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk; the credit can be used at the resort spa and any dining venue at Viceroy Snowmass, including Eight K, Nest Lounge and Cafe, and room service. In mid-January, the ski pass deal, with a week's stay in studio, costs $5,246 double, with taxes; for the Beyond the Hill credit, the studio is $5,014. Book by Oct. 31; travel Jan. 5 through March 31. Info: 877-235-7577, viceroysnowmass.com.
Crystal Cruises has discounted its deluxe veranda staterooms by $600 a person on two South Pacific itineraries aboard the Crystal Symphony. The 13-night cruise from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti, departing Nov. 25, starts at $3,965 a person double, plus $325 port charges. The 11-night cruise from Papeete to Auckland, New Zealand, departing Dec. 8, starts at $4,070, plus $305 port charges. Book by Oct. 31. Info: 888-722-0021, crystalcruises.com.
Connections by Abercrombie & Kent, a newly launched branch of the luxury tour operator focusing on local interactions, is offering preview rates on several 2012 journeys. Save as much as 40 percent on five itineraries, including "India: Spiritual Splendor" and "Peru: Land of the Incas." Prices vary by trip. Info: 800-554-7094, ak-connections.com.
With Access Trips, save $900 on the nine-day "Thailand -- Flavors and Culture of Exotic Siam" departing Dec. 28. With the discount, the deal costs $2,590 a person, based on a minimum of three travelers, and includes airfare from Bangkok to Chiang Mai; eight nights' accommodations; three half-day cooking classes; some meals; guided tours of Bangkok and Chiang Mai; elephant trek; ground transportation and airport transfers; and taxes. International air is extra. Info: 650-492-4778, accesstrips.com.