[R11R, Alyeska Resort] is offering lift and lodging packages that appeal to locals who drive the 40 miles from Anchorage as well as those flying in from other locales. The packages all include lift tickets that come at rates below what you'll pay at the ticket window at the resort.

The resort's four-night package includes accommodations at The Hotel Alyeska and a three-day lift ticket for each adult. Breakfasts each day are part of the package, too, giving morning starts a boost. Packages start at $380 per person, based on double occupancy.

A one-night version of the package is available, too. It includes one night of lodging, one day of lift tickets, and breakfast for two people. Rates, which are based on double occupancy, start at $199 per person on weekends and $99 per person midweek.

The chateau-style Hotel Alyeska features rooms that come with heated towel racks, bathrobes, slippers, mini-refrigerators, televisions, and king or two double beds. The hotel also includes a pool, whirlpool, fitness center, and wireless Internet.

These two packages are available through April 23 with the exception of blackout dates Feb. 13-16, March 6-20, and April 23-26 when holiday rates apply. Reservations can be made online or by phone.

Even holiday skiers and riders can save money on lift tickets by purchasing lifts with lodging. The ski season at Alyeska runs through April 25, several weeks after the lifts quit turning in other areas.

More information. Or call 800-880-3880.