Seven Springs Mountain Resort, in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, has a deal for sporty families. The Winter Family Memories costs $596 for two adults and up to two children (age 11 and under) and includes two nights in the Main Lodge (normally from $475); unlimited skiing from 4 p.m. day of arrival until 7 p.m. day of check-out (value $54 for an adult, $44 per child per day); breakfast each morning; one dinner at the Slopeside; one family-size pizza per room; a snow tubing session ($20 adult, $17 child), a round of miniature golf, a game of bowling and a roller skating rental per person; a Bear Trap Fun Zone game card per child; and access to the indoor pool and fitness center. Taxes of 9 percent are additional. Valid Sunday-Wednesday, through March 28; some holiday blackout dates. Info: 866-437-1300, www.7springs.com.
Red Roof Inn is offering family and friends of returning military
15 percent off rates at participating properties in the United States. Valid through March 31. For example, at the Phoenix Bell Road, near Luke Air Force Air Base in Arizona, pay $44 a night (including taxes); for the property in New London, Conn., near the Coast Guard Academy, pay $38. Use code 608084 when booking. At check-in, supply the name of the branch and the soldier’s unit. Typical rates for Phoenix hotel is $59; for Connecticut, $51. Info: 800-733-7663, www.redroofinn.com.
With Amtrak’s winter sale, s
ave up to 20 percent on train travel from Washington’s Union Station to destinations around the country: Tampa, Atlanta, Chicago, Charleston, S.C., etc. For example, pay $38 for one-way travel to Pittsburgh; $50 to Fayetteville, N.C.; and $54 to Toledo. The auto train from Lorton to Sanford, Fla., is also on sale for $77 one way (vs. $98). All prices include taxes. Reserve by Jan. 23 at least three days in advance; travel Jan. 17-March 29, minus blackout dates of Feb. 17 and Feb. 20. By comparison, fare to Pittsburgh is usually from $47; to Toledo, from $67; to Fayetteville, $63. Info: 800-872-7245, www.amtrak.com.
TourCrafters has an e
arly-booking discount on its Spring Break Cruise in Europe package, with savings of $200 per person. Cost of $1,693 per person double (usually $1,893) includes round-trip air from Washington to Barcelona, airport and port transfers, three nights in a three-star Barcelona hotel, daily breakfast, and four-night Mediterranean cruise with visits to Corsica, Florence and the French Riviera. Add about $214 in fees and taxes. Book by Jan. 27; complete the land portion of the trip before or after the cruise, which departs Barcelona March 27. Info: 800-482-5995, www.tourcrafters.it (click Spain).