DENVER, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado kicked off ski season this week with the opening of its first ski areas and a winter storm that blanketed much of the state with its legendary powder. To celebrate the start of winter, many towns and resorts in Colorado are offering enticing early season lodging and activity packages with prices starting as low as $50 per person, per night.
- Southwest Airlines® Skis Fly Free™: Book your flight with Southwest Airlines and your skis or snowboard fly free to Colorado. www.southwest.com
- Crested Butte 50/50 Package: In celebration of 50 years of skiing and riding, Crested Butte Mountain Resort is offering 50 percent off lift tickets and $50 per person, per night for lodging. Valid November 23 through December 16, 2010. 800-600-2803; www.skicb.com
- Glenwood Early Bird Ski, Swim & Stay Package: Ski at Sunlight Mountain Resort, enjoy unlimited swimming at the World's Largest Hot Springs Pool and stay at the Hot Springs Lodge. Prices start at $100 per person. Valid December 4 through 16, 2010. 800-537-7946; www.hotspringspool.com
- Winter Park Ski Free: Book one night lodging (two night minimum stay) and receive a free adult lift ticket. Stay more nights, get more free tickets. Valid November 17 through December 25, 2010. 800-979-9874; www.playwinterpark.com
- Boulder Ski Escape: The Boulder Ski Escape Package, in conjunction with Eldora Mountain Resort, includes discounted Boulder hotel rooms and lift tickets. Prices start at $67.50 per person, per night. www.boulderskiescape.com
- YMCA of the Rockies Stay Two Nights, Get the Third Night Free: Stay two nights and get the third night free at Estes Park Center or Snow Mountain Ranch for the month of November. Applies to cabins, lodge rooms and yurts. Valid November 1 through 30, 2010. 800-777-9622
Colorado is a four-season destination offering unparalleled adventure and recreational pursuits, a thriving arts scene, a rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and 26 renowned ski areas and resorts. The state's breathtaking scenic landscape boasts natural hot springs, the headwaters of seven major rivers, many peaceful lakes and reservoirs, 12 national parks and monuments, and 54 mountain peaks that top 14,000 feet. For more information or a copy of the 2010 Colorado Official State Vacation Guide, visit www.COLORADO.com or call 1-800-COLORADO.
SOURCE Colorado Tourism Office