BOSTON -- Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Canada properties unveiled a slew of winter packages designed to entice winter sports enthusiasts to the slopes. Restrictions apply, and rates are based on current exchange rates:

" A Ski and Breakfast package at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, situated at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, offers savings of up to $40 a day through March 26. The package includes accommodations, a lift pass for Whistler and Blackcomb mountains and daily buffet breakfast. Rates, which require a three-night stay, begin at $310 per room, per night.

" The Fairmont Banff SpringsSki the Canadian Rockies package includes lift tickets at Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Mount Norquay as well as shuttle service to and from the slopes, parking and daily breakfast. Available through April, the package is priced from $354 per room, per night, double.

" Fairmont Le Manoir RichelieusSki Package features one nights accommodations, buffet breakfast in Le Saint-Laurent restaurant, shuttle service, lift tickets for Mont Grand-Fonds or Le Massif and access to the resorts Multi-Sports Center and skating rinks. Rates begin at $251 per night through April 4.

" A Fairmont TremblantSki & Stay package includes ski-in, ski-out accommodations and two lift tickets. Available through April 15, the package is priced from $248 per night, double, with a two-night minimum stay.

" The Fairmont Chateau Lake LouiseSki the Canadian Rockies package features daily full breakfast, a Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine tri-area pass and ski shuttle, starting at $306 per person, double. The package is valid through May 1.

" The Fairmont Jasper Park LodgeThird Night Free, Third Day Ski Free package, good on consecutive Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays all season, includes a free Sunday-night stay and skiing all day Monday at Marmot Basin. The package is priced from $578 for three nights and is available until April 25.

" Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is offering a one-night Ski a la Carte package with buffet breakfast, one-day lift tickets for two at Mont Sainte-Anne, Stoneham or Le Massif ski areas and access to the hotels health club and indoor pool. Priced from $238, the package is available through April 17.

Call (800) 441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.

To contact reporter Felicity Long, send e-mail to [email protected].

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