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The Best Snow & Ski Travel Deals: Some Like It Cold

Locations in this article:  Seattle, WA

Snowboard jumpYes, it’s cold out, and it’s possible to escape the never-ending blizzards and find warm-weather travel deals. But, really smart travelers know that now is the best time to celebrate the snow and not run from it. Act now for winter-to-spring ski travel deals as well as deep discounts on off-season, cold-weather destinations.

Fresh Powder

Travel now and get something for free at The St. Regis Aspen. Guests staying a minimum of three nights are rewarded with two free adult lift tickets per day to Aspen Skiing Company. Rates start at $569 a night. To book,  call 970.429.9500 or go online.

StoweflakeIn Park City, Utah you can make your own three-day weekend. When you book a three-night weekday stay at the Washington School house, your third night is free. The offer is valid for travel between Sunday and Thursday, February through March 31, 2014. Rates start at $850 for three days during the Winter Season, ending March 22, and $650 for three days during the Late Winter season, March 23-April 13. Click here for more reservations and information or call 800-824-1672.

This week, Stowe, Vermont, received another 10 inches of snow. At the same time, Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa launched its 40 percent off deal. Along with skiing and snowboarding, the resort offers winter sports like dog sledding and snowshoeing. Plus, there is free trolley service up to Stowe Mountain and Stowe Village. Rates start at $189 a night. Rate is based on two-night, midweek stays from Sunday–Thursday. Click here to book.

Off-Season Ideas

Montreal en LumiereExpect surprises this year at Montréal en Lumière. Haitian culture is on display this year. You’ll find a festival package that includes two night accommodation, daily breakfasts, a ticket for the reading of Haiti by Danny Laferrière, a ticket for Boukman Eksperyans  or KANAVAL KANPE on February 22. Book now for a stay from February 20-22, 2014. Complete package rates start at $368. Visit or call 855-864-3737 for more information.

Martha’s Vineyard is full of surprises in winter. Stay at the Harbor View Hotel between February 16-20 for your third night free. Rates start at $105 a night. Click here for more info or call 508.627.7000.

Beatles suite2Now you can celebrate The Beatles 50th Anniversary just like the Fab Four did in 1964. Back then, The Beatles stayed at The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle, which had just been completed for the World’s Fair. The hotel’s prime waterfront location prompted the band to go fishing from the window of their suite, which was famously captured on camera. The Edgewater Hotel has launched a year-long celebration of The Beatles with the Fab Four’s World Tour package, starting at $799, available March 1 – Dec. 30, 2014. The package includes royal accommodations in the hotel’s Beatles Suite, a $20 iTunes gift card to purchase Beatles classics, in-room Bourbon and Coke and two tickets to the EMP Museum to go back in time and rock out with the best. For more information, visit The Edgewater Hotel.
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