This week’s best travel bargains around the globe.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Snowmass ski resort in Colorado is selling lift ticket s for the same price as on opening day. To score the 1967 price of $6.50, book at least one night at a Stay Aspen Snowmass property. Prices vary. For example, a Viceroy Snowmass studio that sleeps two costs $559 per night, with taxes. Valid only on Dec. 15. Ski tickets normally start at $155. In addition, several bars and restaurants are offering $19.67 and $50 prix-fixe menus. Info: stayaspensnowmass.com/specials/celebrate-snowmass-50th-anniversary.
The Emerson Resort & Spa, in New York’s Catskills, has winter packages with a free third night, spa credit and discounted lift tickets. The Ski, Spa & Stay Midweek starts at $595 for three nights for two guests and includes a free third night, $100 spa credit, discounted Belleayre lift ticket vouchers for $32 each ($56 if purchased at ski resort), Hunter lift ticket vouchers for $50 each (normally $75) and taxes. Valid Sunday-Thursday as long as the ski mountains are open. The Ski, Spa & Stay Weekends deal starts at $540, a savings of 20 percent, and includes two nights’ lodging, $100 spa voucher, Belleayre lift ticket for $47 (vs. $68), Hunter lift ticket for $64 (vs. $85) and taxes. Stay Friday-Saturday through December. Blackout holiday dates apply. Info: 845-688-2828, emersonresort.com.
Ski resorts in 19 states are offering special deals in January to celebrate Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. For example, on every Tuesday, Jack Frost/Big Boulder in Blakeslee, Pa., is offering a Learn to Ski/Ride Package for participants ages 13 and older for $25. The package, which includes lesson, equipment rental and beginner lift ticket, usually is $80. Info: skiandsnowboardmonth.org/special-programs/special-offers.
Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering shipboard credits of up to $500 for select staterooms on its 2018 and 2019 South Pacific sailings. For example, a category C or D stateroom on a seven-night Tahiti & Society Islands cruise qualifies for a $250 credit; a category B or above stateroom on a 10-night Society Islands & Tuamotus voyage receives $500. Prices vary. For example, a balcony stateroom on the seven-night Tahiti & Society Islands cruise departing May 12 starts at $7,195 per person double (plus $139 port charges); price includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles. Book by Dec. 31. Info: 800-848-6172, pgcruises.com/BGE2017.
Aeromexico has sale fares from Washington Dulles to Mexico City starting at $406 round trip. Travel through March 15. Other airlines are matching. Seven-day minimum stay required. Book by Dec. 10 at aeromexico.com.
Alaska Airlines has a sale on flights from Washington to the West Coast. For example, round-trip air from Reagan National to Los Angeles starts at $276; air from Washington Dulles to Seattle starts at $316, including taxes. Book by Dec. 11 at alaskaair.com; 21-day advance purchase required. Travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from Jan. 9-Feb. 14. Other airlines are matching.
Monograms is discounting four March departures of a six-night trip to Italy by more than $400 per person. The package now starts at $1,699 per person double and includes round-trip air from Washington to Rome, with return from Venice; two nights at NH Collection Giustiniano in Rome; two nights at the Athenaeum Personal Hotel in Rome; two nights at Hotel Abbazia in Venice; high-speed train from Rome to Florence and from Florence to Venice; breakfasts; several tours; airport transfers; and taxes. Book by Dec. 31. Info: 866-270-9841, www.monograms.com/Booking/Monograms/Wanderlist.aspx.
Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs
Prices were verified at press time Thursday, but deals sell out and availability is not guaranteed. Some restrictions may apply.