[R350R, Schweitzer Mountain Resort] is offering its Grandest Christmas Ever Package this December, along with opportunities to ski with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The Grandest Christmas Ever package is so named as it starts at a price under a grand. It includes four nights of slopeside lodging in the Selkirk Lodge, four days of lift tickets for the family, a hot breakfast buffet each morning, and two vouchers for complimentary ski clinics. Rooms come with a miniature Christmas tree and decorations, plus complimentary movies, board games, and wireless Internet are available.

The packages start at $975. Arrival dates must be on Dec. 21 or 22, and four nights of lodging are required. 

Those staying at Schweitzer before Christmas have opportunities to ski with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The jolly red pair plans to ski 1 - 3 p.m. Dec. 22 and 23 to hand out holiday treats. Christmas Eve brings a longer opportunity to catch up with the duo as they ski noon - 1 p.m. before meeting kids at the Clock Tower at 1:45 p.m. for a skiing balloon parade down Midway.

Santa will be available for photos after the parade and then in the Selkirk Lodge lobby at 3 p.m. for cookies, hot chocolate, and more photos. Kids can stick around for readings of Christmas stories around the Selkirk Lodge lobby fire.

More information. Or call 877-ITS-IN-ID.