As March arrives in the high country of Utah, the sun gets brighter, the days longer and the lodging discounts deeper.
Now is the time that winter resorts in the Beehive State make their final push of the season to get skiers and snowboarders onto their slopes – and into their overnight accommodations. Most resorts couple a multi-night stay with deals on lift tickets. Prices typically vary according to date and availability, and bargains usually come only with a minimum nights’ stay.
Resorts sometimes extend savings on short notice, so a call to the resort or check on its Facebook page before booking may further help the bank account.
Here’s a summary of some of the warm spring deals out there:
Deer Valley. Spring skiing at the luxury resort just got a bit cheaper, with a night at the Lodges at Deer Valley starting at $165 with 25 percent off lift tickets. Other properties managed by the resort offer at least 25 percent off rack rates.
Snowbird. Through April 1, a stay of four nights starting at $125 a night brings the fifth night free. Kids 12 and under ski free for each day. Also, an early-week deal has a minimum two-night booking Sunday-Thursday that includes lift tickets.
Sundance. A stay at Sundance Resort private cottage comes with free skiing for two, with the per-night price starting at $199.
Snowbasin. A five-night reservation in a two-bedroom condo comes with four days of free skiing and riding for two adults and up to four youngsters under 18. A discount for the lodging is available if staying seven nights and skiing/snowboarding for five days.
Park City Mountain. A spring vacation at the resort is less expensive with a 30 percent savings on any five-night stay in selected accommodations. There’s a 20 percent saving if staying just four nights.
Alta. Alta Lodge will give free lodging to a pair of kids, 12 or under, from April 1 to April 20, if parents pay for a minimum of four nights. The deal includes a full breakfast and four-course dinner.
Solitude. An overnight stay at the Inn at Solitude or the Solitude Village Condominiums costs 10 percent of the regular rate, and includes a 15-percent cut on lift tickets and equipment rentals.
Photo: Lodging at Deer Valley offer spring deals (Deer Valley/Facebook)