Check out this marketing gambit from All Seasons Resort Lodging. It's totally legit and you may not want to pass it up.
Book a reservation for seven nights or longer this ski season and ASR will buy you new skis and poles. That is right. You get a brand spankin' new set of skis, bindings, and poles from Rossignol. Not a skier? They will buy you a new snowboard and bindings instead. The ski package has a retail value of $790. All you need to do is stop by Nordas in Park City, on your day of arrival. They will size you to your skis, set them to your boots, and wax them up. Don't believe us? Visit ASR's Park City page.
But if you're simply too attached to your skis, go for Solitude's promise: Book a condo in their base village by Nov. 15, 2008 and if less than four lifts are open, you can cancel within 48 hours for a full refund. The 100 percent snow guarantee is good through Dec. 19, 2008. Based on availability of course. Visit Solitude Mountain's Packages page for more details.
There are plenty of come-ons these days, thanks to perceptions of the economy, so watch for the best offers.