Deals at Top Ski Lodges This Winter
The Post Hotel & Spa in Lake Louise, Alberta, was rated the #1 ski hotel in North America by Conde Nast Traveler readers.
by Wendy Perrin
If I weren't bound for the Caribbean next month, I'd be phoning one of the ski-vacation specialists over at Ski.com--the largest seller of mountain travel in North America and my favorite source for ski deals--and hitting the slopes.
Since there's such a huge array of ski mountains and lodges to choose from, I thought it might help if I pointed you to the best deals available right now at the top ten ski hotels chosen by the discriminating snow hounds who read Conde Nast Traveler. (For the full results of our 2008 Ski Poll, including the top 20 ski resorts and top 50 ski hotels, plus a Q&A with former World Cup mogul pro Caleb Martin, click here). Note what a great deal Canadian lodges are right now:
1. Post Hotel & Spa, Lake Louise, Alberta Get a fourth night free for stays from February 16 through May 18. Rack rates start at $275, depending on date of stay. Book directly through the hotel by calling 800-661-1586.
2. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre, Whistler, B.C. If you book by January 31 through the hotel's site, you get the equivalent of your fifth night free: You get 10 percent off a three-night stay, 15 percent off a four-night stay, or 20 percent off a five-night stay, through April 25, subject to blackout dates.