Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vt. has quite a deal. The SugarDirect Card costs $99, starts holders off with an All Mountain lift ticket worth $84, and saves 20 percent off weekend and holiday rates, 25 percent off midweek rates for Adult All Mountain lift tickets all season long.
The SugarDirect Card gives holders direct-to-lift access, allowing them to skip the lift ticket window.
The card gives holders 10 percent to 15 percent off lodging, rental equipment, tuning services, and dining.
It serves as a resort charge card as well.
Sugarbush programs a holder's credit card number into the SugarDirect Card, and that card becomes the only piece of plastic necessary all season long.
It gets better: Use the card 10 times and holders get another day of free skiing or riding.
Is there a catch? Not that we could find. Deadline for purchase is Dec. 19.
That's just before Christmas, by the way, probably no coincidence, since Sugarbush operators think the SugarDirect Card makes an excellent Christmas gift or stocking stuffer.
Caveats:Discounts are non-transferable and may not be combined with any other offer. SugarDirect Cards are valid through the end of the 2010/11 winter season. Holiday periods are Dec. 25 to Jan. 2; Jan. 15-17; and Feb. 19-27.
More information. Or call 800-537-8427.