Northeast ski resorts perfect for holidays

In this undated photo provided by the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council, a skier heads down...

In this undated photo provided by the Adirondack Regional Tourism Council, a skier heads down Whiteface Mountain near Lake Placid, N.Y. (Courtesy Adirondack Regional Tourism Council))

BOB BOUGHNER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:48 PM ET

Alpine ski resorts throughout the northeast are preparing for winter with special early-bird ski package deals perfect for a quick getaway and just in time for the holidays.

Ski resorts across the Adirondacks of northern New York are open and lodging properties are offering winter getaway deals so visitors can do more and save more.

Adirondack ski trips can be purchased online.

Most New York ski resorts, including Whiteface Mountain in Willmington and Gore Mountain in North Creek offer online purchasing options.

DEATH VALLEY TOURS

Las Vegas touring company TourGuy.com is offering special one-day Death Valley tours from Las Vegas featuring complimentary hotel pickup and return.

The tours features several famous Death Valley locations, including the infamous Ghost Town of Rhyolite and panoramic vistas known as Hell's Gate.

The tours run Mondays and Wednesdays only or by reservation for parties of four or more. The cost is $179 for adults and $154 for children 12 and under.

WINERY ESCAPE

Travelzoo is offering a $129 per night special for a Niagara 4-star Hilton and winery escape. The package is valued at $304.

With the exclusive $129 deal for two, Travelzoo subscribers will receive an overnight stay plus $155 in dining extras and winery tours all at 60% off regular pricing.

The CAA 4-Diamond Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls Fallsview features one of the tallest hotel towers in Canada.

The hotel is connected to the Fallsview Casino via an indoor walkway and boasts a wine bar, rooftop lounge and indoor pool with hot tub.

The deal is good through Feb. 7.

NIAGARA EXHIBITS

The Niagara Parks Commission and the Royal Botanical Gardens have joined together to create a special offer for the month of December.

Flower and garden enthusiasts young and old will enjoy the popular venues and the special exhibits which are being showcased during the holiday season.

The Link to Paradise pass provides admission and free parking to three horticultural exhibits for $20.

They are the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse and Royal Botanical Gardens.


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