With a new winter snow season officially underway, the top mountain resorts have unleashed a wave of packages to mix and match experiences for skiers, snowboarders and world travelers alike. From dog sledding to heli-skiing to good, old fashioned romantic weekends, select properties are offering distinctive deals appealing to a wide range of audiences.

Across North America, the hope is for a more consistent season of snow compared to last year, but it’s nice to know that even if conditions are not ideal, a free massage here or a backcountry hut excursion there can help offset lost downhill glory.

But let’s not go there just yet. Optimism is in the air for a winter full of fresh powder, so start planning an epic getaway with these baker’s dozen packages to whet the appetite.