Winter Park touts itself as the perfect getaway and a place made for families, also claiming to be Colorado's Favorite!® The newest hot deal offered by Winter Park is a third night free, when you book two nights of lodging. You can book online or on the phone, but you must do it by Nov. 3. You can save up to 20 percent more when you add lift tickets, lessons, and rentals.

Lodging options include traditional ski lodges, bed and breakfasts, hotels, and condos. Packages which include air travel are also available. The deal is good all season, if you book it by the early November date. Some blackout dates may apply to certain properties. The price also varies, depending on which lodging option you choose.

Another fun option is the Amtrak Snowball Express. Packages are also available if you want to hop on board in Chicago, or jump on the train anywhere in between Chicago and Denver. The Amtrak train travels through Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska before hitting the Colorado Rockies.  It cruises under the Continental Divide, and comes right out next to the slopes.

"Traveling on the California Zephyr gives each passenger a quintessential mountain adventure unique to Winter Park with train ticket, lift ticket, and lodging package," according to the resort's Mistalynn Lee.

Packages including train fare are based on four nights of lodging and four days of lift tickets. Amtrak does have some blackout dates. You can see all of those dates on the Winter Park Web site under deals and packages, and winter lodging deals.

 More Information or call 800-657-7275.