DENVER -- The Ski Tour Operators Association, an organization of 24
companies, unveiled a roster of ski packages for the coming season.
A roundup follows:Mountain Vacations. The Denver-based firm is offering its first
charter ski package to Gunnison, Colo., serving the Crested Butte
Available Jan. 14 to April 4, the flights depart Chicago's
O'Hare Airport Wednesdays and Sundays. Three-, four- and
seven-night packages are available. January prices begin at $399
per person, double.
Flights from other U.S. gateways are available on United
Airlines and American Airlines.
Mountain VacationsSki the Rockies. This La Grange, Ill.-based firm features a
Romance in Whistler package that includes air fare from New York,
four nights' accommodations and a three-day lift ticket.
Phone: (800) 775-7995
The operator's packages are priced at $679 per person, double,
with additional nights and discounted air fare from additional
The company also features nonstop service via Air Canada from
Chicago to Calgary, Alberta, serving the Banff/Lake Louise ski
Packages begin at $589 per person, quad, for five nights in a
two-bedroom deluxe family unit, four days of skiing and air
Ski the RockiesAdventure Tours USA. This Dallas-based firm offers charter
flight programs from Dallas/Fort Worth to Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.
and to Durango Mountain Resort in Colorado.
Phone: (800) 291-2588
There are two weekly flights to Lake Tahoe on Fridays and
Mondays from Dec. 15 through March 16.
Participants can ski at Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe as
Prices begin at $299 per person, double, for three nights.
There will be four weekly flights to Durango Mountain Resort
One child age 12 or younger skis free with every three-plus-day
adult lift ticket.
A three-night package, including air fare and lodging, begins at
$349 per person, double.
Adventure ToursSportours. The Montrose, Calif.-based firm designed a
five-night package to Copper Mountain, Colo., including
accommodations in a two-bedroom condo, ground transfers and four
days of skiing.
Phone: (800) 999-9046
Rates are valid from Feb. 1 through March 5, and begin at $435
per person, for five people sharing.
An early season package to Silver Star, British Columbia, is
available Nov. 25 to Dec. 21 and includes five nights'
accommodations at the Victorian-style Silver Star Club Resort.
The package begins at $382 per person, double, including
transfers and four days of skiing.
Discounted air fares are available from other gateways.
SportoursDaman-Nelson Travel. From its San Diego base, Daman-Nelson
created a seven-night Steal of the Century plan to Elkhorn Resort
in Sun Valley, Idaho. The package features lodging and a five-day
lift ticket from $499 per person, double, from Jan. 6 through March
Phone: (800) 660-2754
A four-night Banff Humdingers package includes four nights'
accommodations at Banff Springs Hotel and three nights at the
Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta.
Also included are a five-day interchangeable lift pass for Lake
Louise, Sunshine Village and Mount Norquay as well as ground
transfers from Calgary Airport, daily shuttles to the slopes and
The package costs from $665 per person, double; air-inclusive
packages are available.
Daman-NelsonMoguls Ski & Snowboard Tours. This Boulder, Colo. firm has
a seven-night package to Cottonwood Canyons in Salt Lake City,
including an interchangeable lift ticket to Alta, Snowbird,
Brighton and Solitude.
Phone: (800) 34-DAMAN
Participants receive accommodations at the Marriott Cottonwood
Residence Inn, a five-day lift ticket and use of a car rental for a
Rates begin at $499 per person, quad, through Dec. 14.
A Canada package offers a seven-night stay at either the Banff
Springs Hotel, Chateau Lake Louise or the Jasper Springs Hotel, a
four-day lift ticket and use of a rental car.
Prices start at $719 per person, double; air add-ons are
Moguls Ski & SnowboardLynx Ski & Golf Vacations. Based in Denver, Lynx unveiled a
January special to Breckenridge, Colo., including roundtrip air
from Chicago to Denver. Also included are accommodations for five
nights, a four-day lift ticket and use of a full-size rental
Phone: (800) 666-4857
Rates start at $723 per person, quad; other departure gateways
Lynx Ski & Golf VacationsAny Mountain Tours. This Arlington, Va., firm is featuring a
package to Big White, British Columbia, from Jan. 3 through Feb.
Phone: (800) 422-5969
The seven-night plan covers lodging, a six-day lift ticket and
transfers. Prices begin at $569 per person, double.
The firm also has a seven-night plan to Big Mountain near
Kalispell, Mont., at the Grouse Mountain Lodge. The plan, including
a five-day lift ticket and transfers, starts at $515 per person,
double, with air add-ons available.
Any Mountain Tours
Phone: (800) 296-2000