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7 Budget-Friendly Ski Vacation Packages

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By Trent Jonas

7 Budget-Friendly Ski Vacation Packages
Photograph Courtesy of Jon Resnick

A ski vacation is a fantastic way for the whole family to enjoy winter while doing something active. But skiing is not always the most wallet-friendly activity—especially at a premier resort. The good news is that there are plenty of awesome packages out there that can make a ski trip a whole lot more affordable. Here are a few of our favorite budget-friendly ski vacation packages that you can buy right now. 

Alta Peruvian Lodge, UT

Alta is one of the top ski resorts in the West, and if you’re looking for a budget-friendly family package, the Peruvian Lodge is the place to stay. Although they offer occasional other packages, you can book a room that includes three meals a day, which is huge when you’re traveling with the entire family. With the Full Meal Package, you’ll have a true all-inclusive package and won’t have to worry about the extra costs of dining out on vacation—and nobody will have to cut back on the calories they’ll need for the slopes.

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Whitefish Mountain Resort, MT

You can always count on big snow and long Rocky Mountain runs at Whitefish Mountain Resort in northwest Montana’s “Glacier country.” The resort makes it easy to bring along the entire family with its “Shred & Bed” deals that start from $89 per night and include lodging, lift ticket, a hot breakfast and hot tub access. 

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Brundage Mountain Resort, ID

Brundage Mountain Resort is a gorgeous lakeview ski resort just minutes from the scenic western Idaho town of McCall. The resort offers discounted Ski & Stay packages with two different partners. The Hotel McCall package (starting at $124 for two people) includes lodging, lift tickets, continental breakfast, complimentary glass of beer or wine for adults, and milk and cookies at bedtime. The more basic Hartland Inn package (starting at $89 for two) includes lodging and lift tickets. 

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Northstar California Resort, CA

There's nothing quite like a family ski vacation at one of the Lake Tahoe resorts. If you stay at Vail’s Northstar California Resort, you’ll not only enjoy some of the most beautiful shredding around, you can save a bundle on lodging. The Lift and Lodging package gets you up to 10 percent off the best available lodging price if you book in advance. Stay five nights or more and save up to 20 percent. The resort also offers large three to six-bedroom mountain homes—perfectly-sized for the family. 

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Big Sky Resort, MT

Big Sky is one of the country’s premier ski destinations. As such, a Big Sky vacay can be pricy. Fortunately, the resort offers Ski and Stay packages through its Central Reservations department. The packages start with two nights of lodging at Huntley Lodge, Shoshone, Village Center, Snowcrest, Summit or the Whitewater Inn and include one day of lift tickets and daily breakfast. The longer you stay and the more you ski, the more you save. 

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Okemo Mountain Resort, VT

Okemo Mountain Resort, in eastern Vermont, is a great place for a winter family getaway in New England. The resort offers several lodging packages to ease the pain of paying for the whole family. The basic Lift Tickets + Lodging package gets you up to 15 percent off when you book your vacation at least seven days in advance. The Midweek & Mount Peaks package gets you 20 percent off of lodging, as well as other discounts and shorter lift lines, when you book a midweek vacation. You can also save 20 percent if you stay five nights or longer. 

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Spirit Mountain, MN

Located on the bluffs over the city of Duluth, Minnesota and overlooking Lake Superior, Spirit Mountain is an awesome, multisport ski resort where the whole family will find something fun to do—from snowboarding and skiing to tubing and fat biking. Book a Stay and Save package with one of their lodging partners, like Mountain Villas, located right on the mountain, and save big on lift tickets and equipment rentals. Midweek bookings get you as much as 50 percent off full-day tickets. 

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