Bend, Oregon, resorts are readying for the holiday season with lodging packages that include skiing at Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort and other winter activities. Check out two of Bend's resorts for holiday ski and stay packages.

Mt. Bachelor Village, which is located on the Deschutes River five minutes from downtown Bend and 18 miles from Mt. Bachelor, is the place to stay if you want access to in-town dining, shopping, movies, and nightlife. The resort offers hotel rooms, suites, one- and two-bedroom condos, and three-bedroom homes. Amenities include an athletic club, restaurant, and a free ski shuttle to Mt. Bachelor Thursdays through Sundays.

The resort's Holiday Family Ski Package bundles up a stay in a Ski House one-bedroom unit for three nights with three days of lift tickets. Lift tickets cover two adults, and children's lift tickets are free for kids under 18 years old. The package starts at $675 for lodging between Dec. 18 and Jan. 2. Additional ski and stay packages are available for other rates outside of those dates and can be customized.

Sunriver Resort, which sits 15 miles south of Bend and 18 miles from Mt. Bachelor, has a wide range of lodging options, such as hotel rooms, suites, cabins, and vacation homes. Amenities include outdoor pools and hot tubs, a spa, restaurants, shopping, a sledding hill, an ice skating rink, and a free daily shuttles to Mt. Bachelor.

The resort hosts its annual Traditions - a festival that includes more than 150 holiday events and activities between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. It launches with the Grand Illumination light display Nov. 26, features breakfast with Santa, holiday dining, and sleigh rides, and ends with a polar bear plunge Jan. 1.

The resort's Stay Free, Ski Free Package starts at $199 per person per night based on double occupancy in a standard guest room. Holiday lodging pricing for the package bumps up Dec. 18-Jan. 2. The package includes three nights lodging and three-day lift tickets at Mt. Bachelor. The third night and third day lift ticket are free. An adult three-day ticket comes with a free teen or youth three-day ticket for kids under 18 years old.

More information: Mt. Bachelor Village, 800-547-5204; Sunriver Resort, 800-801-8765.