Deals of the week
It’s hard to move quickly when the temperature is low and the driveway is buried in snow. But parents in particular have to kick it into high gear at this time of year if they want to take the brood on a March Break vacation. The same applies to romantics looking to book a getaway for Valentine’s Day (it's tomorrow. Eeek!). This week’s podium can help both these parties out — along with anyone seeking solid savings:
GOLD: This deal is so yesterday — but thankfully it continues today and tomorrow (until 5 p.m. Mountain Time). The “49 Hour Sale” from B.C.’s Panorama Mountain Village ski resort (picture below) has most of the pieces of a ski getaway priced at just $49. It includes any size of condo or town home for $49 a person per night; daily lift tickets; half-day ski or snowboard lessons; equipment rentals; daycare; and two entrees and two desserts at Wildfire Rustic Grill or Chopper’s Landing. To book, call 1-888-776-7730.
SILVER: It’s a small world after all — but this discount can add up to big savings. Air Canada Vacations is discounting hotel prices by 30 per cent at Florida’s Walt Disney World when travellers book airfare and accommodations together by March 31 for travel from Feb. 21 to June 14. (Direct flights depart from Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto to Orlando.) The 11 participating hotels include the Grand Floridian, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Resort & Spa (pictured below), and the All-Star Movies Resort.
BRONZE: If you’re a parent who wants to relive the cost of travelling without kids — while having the kids in tow — the “Ski & Stay” packages at B.C.’s Revelstoke Mountain Resort (pictured below) now include free lift tickets and equipment rentals for kids aged 12 and under as part of the "March White Sale." Ski & Stay rates start at a very reasonable $99 a person per night at the Sutton Place Hotel or the Sandman Hotel Revelstoke.
-- Adam Bisby