It's a Boyne Mountain retreat for just you, ladies, and it promises to pamper you while working on making you better skiers and snowboarders. The specialized retreat, which takes place midweek, Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 3-5, includes a champagne welcome reception, equipment discussion, and personalized evaluation of your equipment, morning stretch and fitness sessions, daily on-snow workshops, video analysis, spa treatment and unlimited spa facility access, meals, fashion show, and a farewell reception.

The cost is $529 (based on double occupancy) and is all inclusive for all events, lift tickets, and lodging in the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa. If you don't need lodging, the price is $399, which includes everything but the lodging. To reserve your spot you can call the Mountain's Snowsports Academy Desk at 800-GOBOYNE.

A good deal for the rest of the season - male or female - is Boyne's $89 Frequent Skier/Rider Card. The card is accepted at both of Boyne's Michigan resorts, Big Sky in Montana, Loon Mountain in New Hampshire, and Sugarloaf and Sunday River in Maine. The card saves you $25 on midweek lift tickets, $15 on weekends, its valid on holidays, and you get a free week of skiing or riding March 22-27. It doesn't take long at all to recoup the cost of the card if you're a frequent skier or rider. How about a road trip East or West for that free ski/ride week?