"It appears as the snow totals rise in Utah, vacation prices fall," commented Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty. A skier vacationing from New York City in 2008 would have paid $450 for a round-trip flight to Salt Lake City International Airport the first weekend in March, according to fares quoted by online travel retailer Expedia.com. That same traveler could snag a round-trip non-stop fare as low as $260 in 2009. Many resorts are practically giving lodging, lift tickets, and other amenities away, in addition to discounted airfare from markets around the country.

ALTA SKI AREA

Alta Peruvian Lodge: $214 per person per night for four nights lodging, three meals a day, three days of Alta lift tickets, and ground transportation. Check in on Sunday; check out on Thursday.

Super 8 Midvalley: Stay in Salt Lake City and pay just $98pp per night for five nights' lodging, four days of Alta lift tickets, and airport shuttle. Valid all ski season. This property is 60 minutes away from the resort by ski bus. Call 800-220-7067.

THE CANYONS RESORT

3rd Night Free Deal: Book two nights of lodging before March 21 and get your third night free when you stay at the Sundial Lodge or Silverado Lodge at The Canyons Resort. Call 866-604-4171 for more information.

DEER VALLEY RESORT

Buy Nights - Get Nights Free: Stay and play in Deer Valley with Super Ski Packages like the Buy Four Nights and Get the Fifth Night Free at select Deer Valley properties. Package includes four days of skiing for each adult in your party. Offer is valid March 29-April 12, 2009. Call 800-424-DEER (3337) for more information.

Deer Valley Lodging announces the return of Maximum Value Lift and Lodging Packages from March 29, 2009 through closing day April 12, 2009. Packages offer 25 percent lodging discounts, a 25 percent discount on Deer Valley Resort adult lift tickets, plus a free night stay and a free day skiing, with a minimum purchase of three paid nights and two days skiing. Call 800-782-4813.

POWDER MOUNTAIN

Phenomenal spring rates for Powder Mountain ski-in/ski-out condos start this March. Prices start at $225/night for a two- bedroom with a three-night minimum. Additional discounts on weekly reservations but there's limited availability so book fast. The spring special includes a $15 gift certificate towards a massage or spa service from FreeSpirit Massage & Body Therapies in Eden-the perfect complement to a day on the mountain. Call 888-748-UTAH.

Receive a 20 percent discount on slopeside condos at Powder Mountain during March. Minimum three-night stay. Contact 801-745-1414.

SOLITUDE SKI AREA

Take advantage of waking up slopeside with free lift passes. Stay at least two nights in a village condo and receive two adult lift tickets per night. Valid March 23 to end of the winter season on new reservations only, subject to availability restrictions apply. Two-night minimum stay required.

Book three nights in Solitude Village condo and get the fourth night free. They'll even sweeten the deal with 15 percent off of a massage treatment at the Spa at Solitude, plus 20 percent off adult lift passes. Good for travel dates March 21 through April 12, 2009. All promotions subject to availability, some restrictions may apply. This promotion is only valid on new bookings.

WOLF CREEK UTAH

Stay in a luxurious Moose Hollow two-bedroom condominium and ski at Wolf Creek Utah Ski Resort for $80 per person per night. Offer includes a $100 dining certificate at The Club at Wolf Creek Utah, complimentary sunscreen and Chapstick, and a Wolf Creek Utah souvenir T-shirt. Based on a two-night rental.