Okemo Mountain Resort's Bonnie MacPherson says, "The waning days of winter bring great deals and added value to skiers and riders visiting Okemo Mountain Resort. In addition to brighter sunshine and longer days, springtime offers special pricing on lift tickets and lodging packages."

MacPherson says some deals are available when skiers and riders purchase lift tickets at least 48 hours in advance online.

These include:

Okemo Online Thursdays. When skiers and riders pre-purchase their lift tickets online, for select Thursdays in March, they pay $39. This offer is available for skiing and riding March 10, 24, and 31. The price drops to $29, Thursday, April 7.

Okemo Ladies' Days Tuesdays. Tuesdays are ladies' days at Okemo. Mothers, sisters, grandmothers, and girlfriends can purchase a Tuesday lift ticket online for $39 when they purchase at least 48 hours in advance. In addition, all ladies can enjoy a special rate on private lessons for $49. This offer is valid for skiing and riding March 8, 22, and 29.  the price drops to $29 Tuesday April 5.

Kids Rock FREE ticket offer. When parents buy a regularly priced adult lift ticket, valid Monday through Friday March 21-31, they can get a free ticket for their 7-to-18 year-old child (valid the same day). Children 6 and under ski free every day with a child's lift ticket. Tickets must be purchased online, at least 48 hours in advance.

MacPherson says there are other deals where skiers and riders can just show up - no pre-purchase necessary:

Wonderful Wednesdays. Vermont and New Hampshire residents can ski and ride an entire day on select Wednesdays this spring for $39 (and half-day after 12:30 for $29). This offer is valid on March 16, 23, and 30. On April 6 and 13, the price drops to $29.  Proof of residency in the form of a valid VT/NH driver's license, hunting/fishing license, or voter registration card must be presented at the time of purchase.

April Fools Food Drive. Skiers and riders who donate at least three non-perishable food items Friday, April 1, will receive a coupon to purchase a $10 lift ticket valid that same day. All food items collected will be distributed to Black River Good Neighbors' Food Pantry and benefit needy families of the Okemo Valley.

 MacPherson says there also are Ski and Stay deals:

The Looooong Weekender. From Thursday, March 10 to Sunday, March 13, 2011, a three day, three-night weekend ski-and-stay package at Okemo starts at $125.25 per person per night, including lift tickets.

The "Regular" Weekender. A regular weekend (Friday and Saturday night) ski-and-stay package March 18-20 or March 25-27, starts at $137.75 per person, including lift tickets.

More information. Or call 866-706-5366.