With a beautiful view of the Mississippi River to the west, Chestnut Mountain, near Galena, Ill., has some great deals prior to and including the Christmas holidays that will have you packing your gear.
First, through Dec. 15, all lift tickets set you back just $20, saving you 60 percent off its $50 weekend tix and half-price weekdays. Through Dec. 19, Chestnut’s standard hotel rooms are just $109 per night, with a two-night minimum, compared with a $169 normal rate.
Heading here for the holidays? For Dec. 20-29, book the Holiday Ski Package. You’ll get two night’s lodging, two breakfasts or lunches, one dinner, three-day lift ticket and a group ski/board lesson. The first two pay $379 each and any additional guest over age 6 is $229, all taxes included. That's over a $610 value, saving you 38 percent off rack rates. Check out its other packages here.