Cyber Monday deals for travelers
Many travel providers are offering Cyber Monday deals bookable online Monday. Some offers began Black Friday, and some extend for a week or two beyond Cyber Monday. Check online for details at your favorite site. Here are a few examples:
>> Liftopia is giving away lift tickets and other credits for skiing. Enter your email address through midnight Monday at gnarbot.liftopia.com and spin the “Gnar-Bot 5000” virtual slot machine for a gift credit code that can then be redeemed on the Liftopia site.
>> Marriott is offering 25 percent off room rates on deals booked starting Black Friday through Cyber Monday at more than 2,000 participating hotels on stays between Dec. 11 and Jan. 17. Marriott Rewards members get another 5 percent off. Book at marriottextremecybersale.com.
>> Luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent is kicking off a holiday sale Cyber Monday through Friday offering savings up to 50 percent on 16 select trips with prices starting at $1,495 for a seven-day trip to Thailand (regular price $2,595).
>> Richard Petty Driving Experience is offering a three-lap ride-along experience in a NASCAR-style stock car starting at $59 through Jan. 3 at 13 tracks around the country; details at drivepetty.com.
More ski options at Montana resort
Big Sky Resort in Montana is opening three new terrain parks and three new ski runs this season.
The Cache is a natural-style park, the Peacemaker is an advanced park and the Maverick is an intermediate park.
The new glade runs are the intermediate-level White Magic, named for the classic Warren Miller film; Short Stack, also intermediate; and Playground, a beginner run.
Also at the resort this season: a new black diamond ski connection, Comet, providing easier access from Outer Limits ski run to the top of Six Shooter chair lift.
For more information, visit bigskyresort.com.
Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press