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Presidents’ Week Shapes Up In East; Events, Deals

SnowshoeIt all begins Valentine’s Day, but consider spending your entire Presidents’ Week at ski resorts throughout the East. Better act right away as its one the busiest times of the year. Here’s a sampling of offers:

Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine has 10 days of fun planned with live music at Sliders, a fiesta as part of Kids Night Out, couples dinner at the Peak Lodge , a wild game dinner at the Jordan Hotel and comedy from Bob Marley. Deals start at $139 per person, per night including lodging, lift tickets and adult lessons. Call 800-543-2754.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia is packaging up the extended Presidents’ Weekend Feb. 12-15 starting at $186 per person, per night. Deal comes with a savings book good for more than $1,000 worth of discounts on dining, rentals, lessons, shopping and mountain adventures. Book online or call (877) 441-4FUN.

It’s known as Fire and Ice week at Vermont’s Stratton Mountain – a festival of games and family activities Feb. 16-24. Stratton’s iconic bear will serve up sweet treats, with gondi games and special activities planned each day.There’s a Full Moon Park Party, 24-hour scavenger hunt, trivia night, live music, and more.

Stowe ByPass allows skiers and riders to go directly to the lifts without waiting in a ticket office line with special rates during President’s Week Feb. 16-24. Just pass through your first gate of the day at any lift with your Evolution Stowe Card and you will be charged a special ByPass rate. Adults are $86; Kids, $67; Seniors, $75.

Sugarbush, Vt. has an All-Inclusive Ski, Dine and Stay package (http://www.sugarbush.com/vermont-resort-dining-lodging/ski-stay-packages) at Clay Brook starting at $226 per person, double occupancy. It includes lodging, lift tickets and rentals at discounted rates.

Vermont’s Smugglers’ Notch sparks up Presidents’ Week with the FamilyFun Magazine Winter Carnival Feb. 21. Vacation stays of six nights get the seventh night free from Feb. 15-21. Package rates start at $205 for adults, $175, youth during the holiday week and include lodging, lift tickets, use of indoor pool, activities and entertainment.

Photo: Snowshoe is ready for Presidents’ Week (Snowshoe Mt. Resort)

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