For many resorts, January acts like another shoulder season, sitting between the busy times of Christmas and February vacation.

So Telluride Mountain Resort has accentuated the benefit of heading up to the southwestern Colorado mountain during the first month of 2012 with a number of deals.

First, everyone has family, and everyone has friends. At Telluride Mountain Resort, guests will be rewarded for both with the Bring Three, Ski Free package. If one person can round up three others to come along, he or she gets free lift tickets and free lodging. The stay must be for at least four nights and three days at specified lodging at the resort.

This offer runs from Jan. 8 to Feb. 3, and rates vary upon availability and dates. To find out more, call 800-778-8581.

Another January deal is a three-for-two package at the Hotel Madeline Telluride. If a guest books two nights at the ski-in ski-out, 106-bed hotel right at the base of the Telluride Mountain slopes, the third night is free. The typical rates range from $250 for a standard king room to $1,675 for a three-bedroom condo.

The offer also runs Jan. 8 to Feb. 3 and depends upon availability and booking dates. For information, call 800-778-8581.

For more information on Telluride deals, click here.