Hook 'em while they're young with the Learn It and Love It package for beginner skiers or snowboarders ages 8 and younger. The deal includes three hours of private instruction, rental equipment and a beginner area lift ticket. The skier package costs $42, the snowboarder package, $55. 906-932-4838; bigpowderhorn.net.
The Just Four Beginners learn to ski or snowboard program (ages 13 and older) offers four progressive ski lessons for $199, which includes lift tickets and rentals. Upon completion of all four sessions, students receive a free unlimited season pass and free midweek rentals for the remainder of the 2002-03 season.
Rally the troops for Family Festival Weekend, Jan. 31-Feb. 2. For $339, you get two nights' lodging, one free youth lift ticket per paying adult, a two-day ski rental, a sleigh ride, a cookout and free Saturday night-skiing (with fireworks). The package is based on two adults and two children (12 and younger), quad occupancy. Each additional adult (13 and older) costs $86. Space is limited. 715-845-2846; skigranitepeak.com.
Value season is opening day through Dec. 25, and March 17 through closing. Just $50 per person buys one night's lodging and the choice of a ski Superticket—which allows you to ski both Summit Village and Schuss Village—or dinner. Up to four children (17 and younger) sleep and ski free when sharing accommodations with two parents. 800-678-4111; shantycreek.com.