Banff offers oodles of places to stay while skiing [R802R, Mt. Norquay], [R448R, Sunshine Village], and [R368R, Lake Louise Ski Area]. Loads of hotels cluster in the bustling downtown blocks with accompanying traffic congestion and noise. Hidden Ridge Resort offers a Banff ski getaway with less noise and scenic hot pools overlooking the town lights.

Hidden Ridge Resort sits up on the side of Tunnel Mountain within a five-minute shuttle ride to downtown Banff restaurants and shops. It features 107 condos with fully equipped kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces, DVD players, flat screen televisions, wireless Internet, and views of surrounding peaks. The resort's two giant hot pools claim the best soaking views in Banff with the lights from downtown sparkling below.

The resort is offering a skier and snowboarder package that starts at $299 CAN per person. It includes two nights of accommodations in a one-bedroom condo and two-day tri-area lift tickets good for Mt. Norquay, Sunshine Village, or Lake Louise. A gift bag and $40 apres ski credit are included, too.

The package, which is based on double occupancy, costs $598 CAN through Feb. 20. Rates increase to $658 CAN Feb. 21 through April 20, but drop back to $598 CAN April 21- May 23.

The après ski credit can be used at four Banff eateries. It is valid at The Meatball Restaurant, Chilis, and The Wildfire at both Keg locations. Complimentary Roam Bus passes for the Banff transit system are available to hop into downtown for dinner.

More information. Or call 800-563-8764.