Red Mountain Resort has targeted two pre- and post-holiday dates for lodging and lift ticket specials. The packages offer a way to stay on the mountain while getting a discount of 10 percent or 50 percent on lift tickets.

The season opener package is available Dec. 18-21, which puts you on the slope before the onslaught of holiday visitors arrives. The package includes lodging for a minimum of two nights and 10 percent off lift tickets.

A January package allows skiers and riders to extend their holiday vacations for a few days when crowds lessen. The package, which is available Jan. 4-6 for a minimum of two nights, includes lodging and 50 percent off lift tickets. Daily lift tickets for adults cost $64, so the lift ticket for this package comes at $32.

Rates for both packages are based on double occupancy with a minimum stay of two nights. The cost is $63 per person per night.

Accommodations are in a deluxe condo on the mountain. Most deluxe condos are ski-in/ski-out with private hot tubs. The packages may be booked online with Red Mountain Resort Lodging, or they may be booked by phone.

Those flying into Spokane, Castlegar, or Kelowna can catch the Red Express Shuttle to the resort. Reservations for the shuttle must be pre-booked at least seven days in advance of arrival.

More information. Or call 877-969-7669.