Aspen Skiing Co. will try to attract more skiers this winter by renewing and expanding some of the discount packages it offered for the first time last season, Skico announced this month. The Skico will renew the Kids Stay, Ski Free package with lodges in Aspen-Snowmass. It offered the deal in March last season. It will be offered in March and April in 2011.
The Perfect Storm, a package that offered a fifth lift ticket and a fifth night of lodging after purchases of four of each, will also be renewed. The Skico and its marketing partners responded to the demand with deeper discounts than the resort traditionally offered. The Skico believes the deals helped spur business that was sluggish because of the recession. It reported its skier visits were up 4.3 percent from the recession-damaged 2008-09 campaign.