[R359R, Showdown], Montana may have come up with the perfect antidote for women who need a one-day break from the stress of their winter routines. The Ultimate Ladies Days can be a mom's day out or a girls' getaway. The driving is left to someone else; you just hop aboard the bus for a relaxing day-long all-inclusive mountain retreat.

You can sign up with your girlfriends or meet new ones en route. The day begins with a scenic motor coach ride to and from Great Falls. You just meet at the McLaughlin Center at the University of Great Falls by 9 a.m., and the bus will deliver you back by 7 p.m.

A full-day lift ticket and equipment rental (skis, snowboard, telemark, or snowshoes) is included in the package. So are either a guided mountain tour or a coaching session for beginners.

Meet other women over a sumptuous buffet lunch and celebrate after skiing or snowboarding with live music, appetizers, and drinks. You'll also get a souvenir ski cap.

The Ultimae Ladies Day costs just $85.

Deadlines for registration are two weeks prior to the date you want to go. Fees are non-refundable within 14 days prior to the trip. Sign up by calling (800) 433-0022.